More information needed on this. What's the housing market like in the area. (The GOAA has a record of selling property when the market prices are depressed, i.e. Archbishop Iakovos' residence, the "investment property" that was sold by the Executive Committee in the late '80's to the Archdiocesan Economic Development Director's private development firm.) Is this the planned President's residence? What did they pay for it at purchase?
The group is appealing to His All Holiness to intervene to prevent the sale on environmental principles (e.g. save the trees).
If I understand correctly (based on my recollection of maps of these entities), Hellenic College, Holy Cross Seminary and Metropolis of Boston headquarters are formerly on the Weld (as in the relatives of former MA Governor William Weld) estate that the Archdiocese acquired in the 1940's.
Correct but I know they got a few other acres recently, like about 10 years ago, if not more recently. they bought a property with a house adjacent to the original Weld property.
I think the Barletta property may be part of the sale. They wouldn't be in this mess if the Archdiocese didn't constantly fall behind on its support of the School and then tell the School that they won't attempt to catch-up - "write it off" is a common answer. The School depends on the Archdiocesan money for day-to-day operations; 1.2 million (which will be increasing to 1.8 million) is nothing to sneeze at. The big shame is that the check for the School is at the bottom of the Archdiocesan priorities list.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.