Welcome to Our Web Site!
The Metropolis of Boston Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians is pleased to welcome you to its home on the World Wide Web. This wonderful tool will be used to help expand our music ministry as we reach out to more church musicians and disseminate information in a timely manner. Look for information on upcoming concerts, events and music news from around the Metropolis of Boston and the Archdiocese of America.
The Metropolis of Boston Federation was established in 1946 as the first Church Music Federation in the United States (previously known as the New England Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs). It is now one of Eight Church Music Federations of the Archdiocese of America who are linked together through the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians, the official auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Opportunities are available to join the Metropolis of Boston Federation Executive Board!
Please contact president Heidi Mason at HeidiM50@aol.com or 617-710-1159 for a complete list of the open positions and to express interest.
Letter to the Federation from Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis
April 4, 2013
Dear Members of the Choir Federation,
I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for the invitation to be a presenter at the recent Church Musicians' Institute (CMI) held at the Metropolis Center in Brookline, It had been nearly 12 years since I last visited Boston and it was a blessing to return to my roots, so to speak, to visit our beloved Holy Cross Seminary, to see His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, and to offer my presentation in a building where I once worked. I hope that whatever I offered was edifying and beneficial to your important work. As I hope I articulated, the choir is vital to the success and future of the Orthodox Church in this country. Without a choir bringing energy and enthusiasm to worship, our beautiful liturgical tradition remains hidden. And without the choir leading the congregation in worship, and inspiring them to engage the Lord and one another in worship and praise of God, then this great tool of bringing people into the church, the Divine Liturgy, will not be celebrated as it should be, and we will not be successful in spreading the Gospel as our Lord commanded us. Indeed the work of the choir is essential to the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and more critically, to the projection and advancement of our Orthodox faith. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your holy work for a day last Saturday. If I can do anything further to help and assist you, please let me know and, even though I live in Tampa, FL, I will be most happy to help. If you are ever in the Tampa area, I invite you to worship with us and to sing in our choir at St. John in Tampa. As you know, our Metropolis of Atlanta choir conference is being held in Tampa this July and I wish to extend a warm welcome to any and all of you to join us.
I wish you a blessed remainder of the Great and Holy Lent and a Kali Anastasi!
With love in the Lord,
†Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis