Media Releases and Statements
2021

Archbishop’s Presentation to the Synaxis of Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne
Published, 2021/09/05

Fundraiser for the Catastrophes Resulting from the Wildfires in Greece
Published, 2021/08/12

Archdiocese Commemorates Invasion of Cyprus and Prays for the Ethno-Martyr Heroes of the War
Published, 2021/07/19

Archdiocese Hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic at its Cultural Centre in Toronto
Published, 2021/06/30

Archbishop Sotirios Meets with Premier Ford and Government Ministers Regarding the Opening of Churches
Published, 2021/06/04

THE RESULTS: Essay Challenge — Celebrating 200-Years of Greek Independence
Published, 2021/04/23

Archdiocese Honours Greek-Canadian Scientists and Health Care Workers Battling COVID-19 Pandemic | Η Αρχιεπισκοπή τιμά Ελληνοκαναδούς επιστήμονες και εργαζόμενουςστο χώρο της Υγείας στη μάχη εναντίον της πανδημίας του κορωνοϊού
Published, 2021/04/13

ΜΑΡΤΙΟΣ: Μήνας Ελληνικής Κληρονομιάς — H Ιερά Αρχιεπισκοπή Καναδά τιμά αξιομνημόνευτους Ελληνοκαναδούς | MARCH: Hellenic Heritage Month — The Archdiocese Honours Praiseworthy Greek-Canadians
Published, 2021/03/31

Μουσείο Ελληνοκαναδικής Κληρονομιάς στον Καναδά | Museum of Greek Canadian Heritage in Canada
Published, 2021/03/25

Painting Canada Blue to Mark the 200 Anniversary of the Greek Revolution | Καταγάλανος ο Καναδάς για τα 200 χρόνια της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης
Published, 2021/03/24

Fallen Asleep in The Lord | Εκοιμήθησαν εν Κυρίω
Published, 2021/03/05

Archdiocese of Canada Celebrates Hellenic Heritage Month
Published, 2021/03/01

Churches are not Sold! They are saved and preserved! When Greeks are United, They Achieve Great Accomplishments! | Οι εκκλησίες δεν πωλούνται. Σώζονται και διατηρούνται.Ο Ελληνισμός ενωμένος μεγαλουργεί.
Published, 2021/02/19

On the Absence of an Ecclesial Consciousness
Published, 2021/01/15

2020

Archdiocese Supports the Thomas C. Zachos Chair in Mitochondrial Research
Published, 2020/12/18

Archdiocese of Canada celebrates Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker Despite Pandemic Restrictions
Published, 2020/12/07

Η Αρχιεπισκοπή του Καναδά και οι Άρχοντες του Οικουµενικού Πατριαρχείου στον Καναδά, διοργανώνουν διαδικτυακή συνεδρίαση για τον εορτασµό της εορτής του πρώτου Οικουµενικού Θρόνου της Ορθοδοξίας | Archdiocese of Canada and Ecumenical Patriarchate Archons in Canada Organize Virtual Meeting to Celebrate Patronal Feast of the First Throne of Orthodoxy
Published, 2020/12/01

Kοίμηση εν Κυρίω του π. Ηλία Χουρζαμάνη
Published, 2020/11/11

A Reply on the Issue of Holy Communion
Published, 2020/08/11

Three Auxiliary Bishops for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2020/07/31

Coronavirus and Holy Communion: A Chronicle of Events
Published, 2020/07/15

Directives to Priests regarding Public Statements (Holy Communion)
Published, 2020/06/17

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada Mourns Loss of Life in Nova Scotia
Published, 2020/04/20

Fourth Encyclical of Archbishop Sotirios for the Coronavirus (Holy Week and Easter)
Published, 2020/04/06

Εκοιμήθη η πρεσβυτέρα Άρτεμις Τσαπραΐλη
Published, 2020/03/25

Appeal of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada: COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment
Published, 2020/03/24

Εκοιμήθη εν Κυρίω o π. Απόστολος Ανανιάδης
Published, 2020/03/22

Third Encyclical of Archbishop Sotirios (Coronavirus)
Published, 2020/03/20

Δεύτερη Εγκύκλιος του Αρχιεπισκόπου Σωτηρίου (για τον κορονοϊό)
Published, 2020/03/17

Προσωπικό Μήνυμα από τον Αρχιεπίσκοπο (Κορονοϊός)
Published, 2020/03/14

Encyclical of Archbishop Sotirios (Coronavirus)
Published, 2020/03/13

Communique from the Ecumenical Patriarchate (Coronavirus)
Published, 2020/03/11

ΠΑΝΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΜΟΝΤΡΕΑΛ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΝΑΔΑ | PAN-ORTHODOX VESPERS IN MONTREAL, CANADA
Published, 2020/03/09

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Visits Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2020/02/28

Αrchbishop Sotirios: Bishop Christoforos was a “Man of God” | Αρχιεπίσκοπος Σωτήριος: Ο επίσκοπος Χριστοφόρος ήταν «Άνθρωπος του Θεού»
Published, 2020/02/14

Election of Auxiliary Bishops for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2020/02/13

Feast of St. Photios Celebrated in the Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2020/02/07

Γιορτές Ελληνικών Γραμμάτων και Υπαπαντής στην Βρετανική Κολομβία
Published, 2020/02/05

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada Mourns All Loss of Life in PS752 Flight Tragedy
Published, 2020/01/10

Archbishop Sotirios with Minister Demetrios Nicolaides in Calgary
Published, 2020/01/03

2019

Χριστούγεννα 2019 με τον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Σωτήριο στη Βρεταννική Κολομβία
Published, 2019/12/31

Christmas celebrations at Metamorphosis Day School and Kalanda at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2019/12/20

The Government of Ontario Proclaims March as Hellenic Heritage Month
Published, 2019/12/19

Η Ιερά Αρχιεπισκοπή Καναδά θρηνεί την εν Κυρίω κοίμηση του π. Εφραίμ
Published, 2019/12/11

Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne Delivers Homily: A Patriarch of Saints
Published, 2019/11/25

Ο Υφυπουργός Εξωτερικών Αντώνης Διαματάρης στην Αρχιεπισκοπή Καναδά
Published, 2019/11/24

Πρώτη συνεδρίαση του νέου Αρχιεπισκοπικού Συμβουλίου Φιλοπτώχου Αδελφότητας Ι. Αρχιεπισκοπής Καναδά
Published, 2019/10/24

Commencement Ceremonies of the Patriarchal Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy
Published, 2019/10/22

Showing Appreciation to the Clergy, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Donors and Beneficiaries of the Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2019/10/17

Ontario Finance Minister Phillips visits Archdiocese
Published, 2019/10/15

New Archdiocesan Council Convenes for Fall Session
Published, 2019/10/09

Εκοιμήθη ο π. Σταύρος Μόσχος
Published, 2019/10/02

Επαφές Αρχιεπισκόπου Σωτηρίου στην Αθήνα
Published, 2019/09/09

The Monasteries of Patrokosmas and Parigoritissa in Canada
Published, 2019/08/28

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer visits Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada
Published, 2019/08/02

Annual Luncheon of the Catholic – Orthodox Bishops of Toronto
Published, 2019/07/30

Four New Clergymen in the Canadian Archdiocese
Published, 2019/07/24

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Councillor Jim Karygiannis Congratulate Archbishop Sotirios
Published, 2019/07/08

The Assemblies of the Archdiocese of Canada Took Place with Great Success
Published, 2019/07/05

Rev. Fr. Demetrios Tzaneteas Fell Asleep in the Lord
Published, 2019/06/29

Apostle Bartholomew and Patriarch Bartholomew: Riches through Poverty
Published, 2019/06/25

Ordinations to the Diaconate and the Priesthood in Canada
Published, 2019/05/23

Canada to Korea: Annual Dialogue Between St. Nicholas Sister Churches
Published, 2019/04/08

Prime Minister of Canada Participates in Greek Independence Parade
Published, 2019/03/24

Promotions of Priests
Published, 2019/03/06

$100,000 donation to the Theological Academy of Toronto
Published, 2019/02/26

The Feast of St. Philothei, Protectress of the Ladies Philoptochos of Canada
Published, 2019/02/22

Israeli Consul General Galit Baram Visits Metropolitan Sotirios
Published, 2019/02/22

Christmas Essay Challenge: The Results
Published, 2019/02/20

Letter of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Greek)
Published, 2019/01/09

2018

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Abbess of Chrysopigi, and the Love of the Church | Ὁ Οἰκουμενικός Πατριάρχης Βαρθολομαῖος, ἡ Ἡγουμένη τῆς Χρυσοπηγῆς καί ἡ διακονία ἀγάπης τῆς Ἐκκλησίας
Published, 2018/12/02

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer Honours Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Published, 2018/11/30

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Celebrates Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Published, 2018/11/30

ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΥΛΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΟΔΟΣ ΤΗΣ Ι. Μ. ΤΟΡΟΝΤΟ (ΚΑΝΑΔΑ)
Published, 2018/10/17

Annual Clergy Retreat in Kingston 2018
Published, 2018/10/04

2018 Metropolis Council Fall Meeting
Published, 2018/10/01

Blessing of the Waters Service Conducted at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Day School in Toronto
Published, 2018/09/05

Blessing of the Waters Service at the Patriarchal Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy
Published, 2018/09/04

Γράμμα προς ιερείς | Letter to Priests
Published, 2018/08/29

Thousands Attend the Feast Days of our Monasteries in Canada
Published, 2018/08/27

Greek-Canadian Members of Provincial Parliament Visit Metropolitan Sotirios
Published, 2018/08/03

Homily by Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios at the Funeral Service for Julianna Despina Kozis
Published, 2018/07/30

Letter of Metropolitan Sotirios (Greek Fires)
Published, 2018/07/25

Statement by Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios (Danforth Shooting in Toronto)
Published, 2018/07/23

Bartholomew in Canada: A Twenty Year Celebration
Published, 2018/05/31

2018 Theological Academy Graduation
Published, 2018/05/05

Statement by the Metropolitan (Van Attack in Toronto)
Published, 2018/04/24

Metropolis Files Statement of Defence and Counterclaim Against the Greek Community of Toronto
Published, 2018/03/29

Greek Independence 2018
Published, 2018/03/26

Great Lent Spiritual Initiatives in our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2018/03/23

International Almsgiving through the Metropolis Missions Department
Published, 2018/03/20

Letter to Mr. Peter Maniatakos (Odyssey Television Network)
Published, 2018/03/06

The Dean of St. Paul’s Seminary at the Patriarchal Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy
Published, 2018/02/21

Fundraising Dinner for Panagia Parigoritissa Monastery in Montreal
Published, 2018/02/14

One Week with Metropolitan Sotirios in British Columbia
Published, 2018/02/07

Spyridon Voutos Deacon and Presbyter of our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2018/01/30

Christmas Essay Challenge: The Results
Published, 2018/01/27

Homily by Metropolitan Sotirios (On Repentance)
Published, 2018/01/07

Χριστούγεννα στην Βρεττανική Κολομβία | Christmas in British Columbia
Published, 2018/01/01

2017

Personal Message from the Metropolitan | Προσωπικό Μήνυμα από τον Μητροπολίτη
Published, 2017/12/22

Altar Boy Retreat. Clergy Synaxis. Feast of St. Dionysios. Opening of Panagitsa Church in Montreal.
Published, 2017/12/19

Ενημέρωση Ιεράς Μητρόπολης Τορόντο για τις κατηγορίες της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Τορόντο και των Μέσων Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης
Published, 2017/12/17

Greek Orthodox Metropolis Responds to False and Misleading Media Reports and Allegations Made by the Greek Community of Toronto
Published, 2017/12/15

Thousands Celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas in Toronto
Published, 2017/12/06

Canadian Politicians Honour His All-Holiness
Published, 2017/12/01

Donation to the Regional Cancer Hospital “Saint Savvas” in Athens
Published, 2017/11/28

Dimitris Azemopoulos Returns as Ambassador to Canada
Published, 2017/11/27

Annual Altar Boy Retreat (Toronto)
Published, 2017/11/18

Announcement of the Falling Asleep in the Lord of Fr. Charalambos Elles
Published, 2017/10/24

New Wing at the Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox School
Published, 2017/10/20

Archons Investiture in Canada
Published, 2017/10/19

CAMP METAMORPHOSIS BC 2017: Prophets of the Galilean
Published, 2017/10/18

Annual Spiritual Clergy Retreat of our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2017/10/06

Twelve Families in Canada Keep Church Doors Open
Published, 2017/09/21

Mission Parishes in Alberta
Published, 2017/09/01

Metropolitan Sotirios Visits Alberta: Elevates Two Priests to Economos
Published, 2017/08/29

Our Monasteries in Canada, Patrokosmas and Parigoritissa, are Blooming
Published, 2017/08/25

Visit to the Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Published, 2017/08/19

Clergy Synaxis and Pan-Orthodox Celebration of the Transfiguration
Published, 2017/08/07

Rev. Fr. Constantine Kakavelakis Fell Asleep in the Lord
Published, 2017/07/31

Our Holy Metropolis Holds Six Summer Camps Across Canada
Published, 2017/07/06

Message from Metropolitan Sotirios (Canada 150)
Published, 2017/07/01

Address by Ambassador Marcantonatos (Clergy Laity)
Published, 2017/06/13

Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Our Century
Published, 2017/06/11

Petros Foustanellas Fell Asleep in the Lord
Published, 2017/05/28

29th Clergy Laity Assembly of our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2017/05/18

Enthronement of the Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Canada
Published, 2017/05/10

Graduation Ceremony of the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy
Published, 2017/05/09

Annual Synaxis of Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Clergy
Published, 2017/05/03

The Joy of the Communities of British Columbia
Published, 2017/04/26

Archieratical Divine Liturgy in Victoria and Nanaimo
Published, 2017/04/22

Εβδόμη και τελευταία πνευματική σύναξη Φιλοπτώχων Αδελφοτήτων Καναδά
Published, 2017/04/03

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, at the Doxology of Thanksgiving and the Parade Commemorating March 25th 1821 in Montreal, Canada
Published, 2017/03/27

Ομιλία Πρέσβεως κ. Γεωργίου Μαρκαντωνάτου (25ης Μαρτίου)
Published, 2017/03/25

Ο Υφυπεξ. Τ. Ν. Κουίκ στην Ι. Μ. Τορόντο και την Θεολογική Ακαδημία
Published, 2017/03/24

Canada – Korea Church Collaboration
Published, 2017/03/20

Μηνιαία σύναξη ιερέων στο Τορόντο και στο Μοντρεάλ
Published, 2017/03/08

The Hellenic Home is One of the Most Notable Greek Organizations in Canada
Published, 2017/03/02

Τα Ημερήσια και Απογευματινά-Σαββατιανά Ελληνορθόδοξα σχολεία στον Καναδά προχωρούν καλά
Published, 2017/03/01

Canada celebrates St. Philothei, Patron Saint of the Philoptochos
Published, 2017/02/19

Successful Monastery Fundraiser Despite the Snowstorm
Published, 2017/02/13

One Week with Metropolitan Sotirios
Published, 2017/02/03

Statement (Violence in Quebec)
Published, 2017/01/30

Press Release
Published, 2017/01/26

Federation of Laconian Greek Associations of Montreal-Laval Fundraiser
Published, 2017/01/13

Theophany: Cross Dive Celebrations in Vancouver
Published, 2017/01/11

2016

Altar Servers Retreat of Montreal
Published, 2016/12/31

Metropolitan Sotirios Celebrates the Nativity of Christ at St. Nicholas
Published, 2016/12/26

Christmas Carols at our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2016/12/19

Celebrating the Pre-Christmas Holidays in British Columbia
Published, 2016/12/13

Metropolitan Sotirios: “The Church with no youth suffers a slow death”
Published, 2016/12/08

Annual Archons Dinner
Published, 2016/10/20

Metropolitan Sotirios Visits Quebec Parishes
Published, 2016/10/06

Metropolitan Sotirios: Love Sacrifices and Never Blackmails
Published, 2016/09/30

The Priests Are the Soul of Our Community
Published, 2016/09/22

My Successors Should Continue the Tradition of Memorial
Published, 2016/09/20

Patriarch Irinej Enthrones Serbian Bishop Mitrofan; Metropolitan Sotirios Participates
Published, 2016/09/19

Metropolitan Sotirios Visits Saskatchewan Parishes
Published, 2016/09/12

Camp MET BC 2016
Published, 2016/09/09

Celebrating our Holy Monasteries
Published, 2016/08/29

Η γιορτή της Κοίμησης στο Μόντρεαλ και στην Οττάβα
Published, 2016/08/29

Paraklesis to the Theotokos at Patrokosmas
Published, 2016/08/11

The First Supplication Service to the Theotokos
Published, 2016/08/02

CAMP MET 2016 (Quebec)
Published, 2016/07/30

Pilgrimage to St. Efstratios in Three Rivers, Quebec
Published, 2016/07/27

CAMP MET 2016
Published, 2016/07/10

Metropolitan Sotirios at the Hellenic Home
Published, 2016/07/06

Metropolitan Sotirios Meets with Premier Wynne
Published, 2016/07/03

Ετήσιο Golf Tournament Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας
Published, 2016/06/27

Πτυχία στους αποφοίτους της Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας Τορόντο έδωσε ο Πατριάρχης
Published, 2016/06/13

Annual Clergy Retreat in Kingston 2016
Published, 2016/06/01

Greek-Canadian Games
Published, 2016/05/30

Μεγάλη Παρασκευή Μ.Μ.Ε. ασχημονεί: Η αλήθεια για το γράμμα
Published, 2016/05/18

Meeting of Orthodox and Pre-Chalcedonian Clergymen
Published, 2016/05/17

Monthly Synaxis of the Clergymen of Toronto and Vicinity
Published, 2016/04/20

Lenten Spiritual Homily By Archimandrite Maximos Constas
Published, 2016/04/11

President of Ukraine at the Phanar
Published, 2016/03/11

Annual Dinner at the Mother Church of Toronto
Published, 2016/02/29

Feast of St. Philothei – Investiture of Archons
Published, 2016/02/23

Metropolitan Sotirios’ 10-Day Visit to British Columbia
Published, 2016/02/11

Camp MET BC Family Reunion
Published, 2016/02/01

Ανανέωση συμφωνίας Ορθόδοξης Θεολογικής Ακαδημίας Τορόντο και Πανεπιστημίου Saint Paul
Published, 2016/01/15

CAMP MET BC Winter Camp 2015
Published, 2016/01/02

2015

Greek Orthodox Carols in Canada
Published, 2015/12/07

Ordination to the Priesthood
Published, 2015/11/30

Metropolitan Sotirios Participates in International Conference
Published, 2015/10/22

Annual Memorial Service
Published, 2015/09/21

Ecclesiastical New Year Guidelines to Priests (Greek)
Published, 2015/08/19

The Assemblies of our Holy Metropolis Exceed All Expectations
Published, 2015/07/10

Clergy-Laity Meetings of our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2015/07/06

Patriarch Irinej of Serbia Visits our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2015/06/22

Το Πνευματικό έργο της Ι.Μ. Τορόντο και οι συκοφάντες
Published, 2015/06/15

Showcasing Greek History in Canada: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great
Published, 2015/06/05

Αγιασμός στις νέες κατασκηνώσεις της Ι. Μητρόπολης Τορόντο
Published, 2015/06/03

Metropolitan Sotirios Welcomes Justin Trudeau to the Metropolis
Published, 2015/05/14

The Metropolis Congratulates the Hon. Leo Housakos
Published, 2015/05/11

Metropolis Press Release (ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ)
Published, 2015/05/04

2015 Theological Academy Graduation
Published, 2015/04/28

The Life of Saint Porphyrios Kafsokalyvitis
Published, 2015/03/10

Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Toronto
Published, 2015/03/02

Feast of St. Philothei the Righteous Martyr of Athens
Published, 2015/02/19

The Importance of Altar Boys
Published, 2015/01/29

Ambassador of Greece to Canada Visits Toronto and our Holy Metropolis
Published, 2015/01/12

CAMP MET BC Winter Camp 2014
Published, 2015/01/02

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