Hundreds Attend Andover, MA Luncheon in Honor and Support of Fr. Nicholas Kastanas

Large crowds of former parishioners of St. Athanasius the Great in Arlington, MA await to enter the Andover (MA) Country Club for the luncheon honoring and supporting their former respected and beloved priest Fr. Nicholas Kastanas

ANDOVER, MA – Over 450 people from the Arlington, Lowell, and Greater Boston areas of Massachusetts attended a luncheon on November 4 at the Andover Country Club to honor and support Fr. Nicholas Kastanas, former priest of the St. Athanasius the Great parish in Arlington. Over a hundred more could not participate due to space limitation.

Fr. Kastanas was St. Athanasius’ presiding priest for 28 years but was dismissed in July, 2017 by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston. The dismissal created turmoil …

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  1. Look at that beautiful picture. This is the Church of Jesus Christ. Not Methodios walking around in his black dress and Byzantine jewels acting like a dictator. No wonder the GOA free fall continues.

    1. Michael – The photo above is truly beautiful. Orthodoxy is a miracle tradition. It is a mystical tradition. It is a healing tradition. It is an inspiration to see the former parishioners of St. Athanasius exercising their “royal Priesthood.” The Orthodox are charged with a special ministry to teach and be a mirror image of the Gospels.

      1. Michael you are absolutely right! I want my beautiful Church back! It has been stolen by greedy venal hierarchs like Methodios and Evangelos.

  2. Maybe if he exposed himself to other parishioners or molested underage children methodios would reward him !! Shame shame shame over money ! Disgusting !

  3. GREEK ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY NEEDS FATHER NICHOLAS KASTANAS!!! FOR 28 YEARS, SPIRITUAL LEADER AT SAINT ATHANASIUS THE GREAT GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS AND AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN BY PARISHIONERS AS FATHER NICK, HE SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD, FAITH, LOVE, PEACE AND HOPE.

    WITHOUT REASON, OUR BELOVED FATHER NICK IS ABSENT FROM THE GREEK ORTHODOX ALTAR.

  4. It’s good and healthy to see the love and support of all these people for their spiritual father. It’s also very important to bring a closure to this unhealthy situation that plagued the church.
    Where are the lawyers? What about the accusations that have been brought up against this priest? If they are true, sentimentality cannot overrule justice and ethics. Why the bishop has not convened a Spiritual court to resolve this case in an ecclesiastical manner for the good of the Church, the priest and the people of Arlington and those affected by this travesty?
    We must move on with compassion for the “sinner,” but denounce the sin. Unfortunately, the priest has not revealed or accepted responsibility for his actions and allegations against him, while his parishioners support the “ideal” person they know and are willing to forego his “alleged” mistakes.
    The bottom line is that the truth has to be revealed and it’s the only way out of this mess, in order to bring healing to all.

    1. Why has not this priest appealed his suspension instead of pulling on the heart strings of these poor parisiiners.
      He has stayed silent and allowed others to do his dirty work.
      Sounds more of a Machiavellian than priest.

      1. Joanna you are a black hearted witch. If there were allegations against him the misconduct policies require they be made public. They are letting him twist in the wind but the people will have none of it. Methodios is a vain self-centered nutjob who learned well from our vain Patriarch Black Bart

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