Visit by Consul of Greece in Vancouver – Friday, September 15th

His Excellency Athanasios Ioannou, Consul of Greece in Vancouver will visit our community on Friday, September 15th.

Everyone is invited to attend a reception at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church Hall from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.


Ο εξοχότατος Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας στο Βανκούβερ Αθανάσιος Ιωάννου θα επισκεφτεί την κοινότητά μας την Παρασκευή, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου.

Καλούμε  όλα τα μέλη της κοινότητας μας να παρευρεθείτε στη δεξίωση στην αίθουσα της Εκκλησίας από τις 7:30-9:00 μ.μ.

I’m Orthodox: What Does that Mean? 30 Questions and Answers – A Concise and Practical Guidebook

In order for us as Orthodox Christians to follow the words of Christ recorded by Matthew the Evangelist, we must be properly educated about the Truth of God and His Church, which is the Kingdom of Heaven realized on earth.

For this reason, together with the many other spiritual offerings of our Holy Metropolis, this small Question and Answer-formatted guidebook was developed to help inform the faithful — and those interested in learning about Orthodoxy — about our Christian faith, which alone leads man to salvation in Christ.

Read this guidebook; contemplate the information provided in it; apply the lessons on a daily basis; become an active Orthodox Christian who prays, fasts, is a cheerful giver, merciful, goes to confession and church services, and lives a sacramental life.


Click the following link to open the document in pdf:



29th Clergy Laity Assembly and Youth Assembly of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto

The National Youth Assembly and Clergy Laity Assembly was held in Belleville, Ontario from May 26 to June 1, 2017. Four member of GOYA Regina attended the Youth Assembly and enjoyed the activities and presentations tremendously. Two members of our Philoptochos attended along with 2 members of St. Paul’s Council together with Fr. Spiridon Vandoros. The conference began with a video message from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Greetings were also given by His Excellency Mr. Yiorgos Marcantonatos, Ambassador of Greece to Canada, His Excellency Pavlos Anastasiades, High Commissioner of Cyprus to Canada and His Worship Mayor Taso Christopher who is of Greek descent.

This year there were presentations on the following topics:

  • All of us are Children of God – How to be Saved
  • Raising Saints – Parents and Children
  • Strategies for Communities – Good Management
  • Reconnecting Families with the Church – Hardware and Software
  • Finances of the Communities and the Salvation of People – Tithing
  • Orthodox Faith & Greek Education – Connecting Salvation with Greek Education

Hi Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios also met privately with the presidents of the various communities in attendance.