Congratulations for initiating an inter-Orthodox commemoration in Boston, but it is abominable that the Boston area didn't have a centrally planned, service with far, far greater participation. One of the very first matters the planned Episcopal Assembly for North & Central America should correct, through the GOAA Eparchial Synod and, if necessary the Ecumenical Patriarchate, is Metropolitan Methodios' "refrain" from GOAA concelebration with the OCA. It should be corrected privately, without purposeful public embarrassment to His Eminence, if possible, but it must be corrected. The Chalice is not something to play with in regard to administrative disputes. If his administrative logic were to be applied to other GOAA metropolis', the GOAA would have to move from New York, Pittsburgh, Detroit, (and Chicago possibly, not sure).
I regret being so assertive about a qualified and dedicated hierarch's actions, especially during Great Lent, but when I think of how inspired I was at our Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers in Greater Cleveland, and read that a much larger metropolitan area did not receive such a benefitting experience, I am too pained to remain silent; God forgive me.