October 19th: A chat with Fr. Alex about “Raising Our Children in an Orthodox Home”

Father Alex invites all parents of our Community to a Parents Night Out on Thursday, October 19th with coffee and refreshments on “Raising Our Children in an Orthodox Home.”  It will be a casual  evening, to be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall. Please contact  Nancy at the Church Office at 613-225-8016 ext 222 or or Tassy Lyras-Vassilyadi at  to confirm your attendance.…

On Sundays: Teen Corner round-table discussions

NEW THIS YEAR: Teen Corner for the youth of our parish who are ages 14 and up is a round-table discussion group led by Kosta Stavrianeas who has many years of experience teaching catechism to this age group. Various challenging teen issues will be discussed from a refreshing Orthodox perspective with the goal of inspiring our youth through the deepening of their understanding and practice of our faith. Please spread the word…

September 17th: Hellenic Community’s “HIKE for CHEO SUNDAY”

Normally we would be getting ready now for our Community’s 26th annual HIKE for CHEO family walkathon.  This year due to the construction that will be happening on Prince of Wales Drive starting any day now, as well as the Army Run and the Terry Fox Run all scheduled for September 17th we will not have an actual HIKE.  Instead, we…

Registrations began on September 9th: Schools & Youth Groups

Welcome back from summer holidays!  All the HCO’s 2017-2018 Youth programs are about to begin! These programs offer our HCO youth wonderful opportunities to connect & grow up together with their Greek Orthodox friends.  Registration information is as follows:

Greek Language Courses

Hellenic School of Ottawa –  Elementary Program  (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8)

The Hellenic School of Ottawa accepts children from…

2017 Ottawa GreekFest Volunteers

We are once again looking for volunteers to help us out with Ottawa GreekFest!  Please fill out and return the attached form if you are interested.

This year, it runs from Aug 10th to 20th, 2017.  Hope to see you there!

2017 GreekFest Volunteer form…

Happy 25th Anniversary!

In May of 1992, Fr. Alex Michalopulos, Presvytera Maria and their family arrived at our Church-Community. We wish them a very Happy 25th Anniversary! We have been blessed to have them with us, and Fr. Alex as our Parish Priest and Spiritual Father. Congratulations and wishing many more years ahead, in good health, peace and love.…

June 13th – The Gold Plate Dinner

The Hellenic Community of Ottawa invites you to participate in a very special evening. Over the span of 31 eventful years, we’ve had the good fortune of becoming one of our city’s most successful fundraising events, raising well over $2 million for various highly deserving charities.  As hosts, we see this success as being a true reflection of the generosity…

Sunday, May 14th ~ Mother’s Day Brunch

Mark your calendars for a delicious meal out on Mother’s Day! The Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society are hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14th at our Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre, at 12:00 Noon (immediately following the Divine Liturgy).

They hope that everyone can attend and invite family and friends to celebrate our mothers and indeed all the…

The services of Holy Saturday and Great and Holy Pascha


*indicates that Communion is offered for Orthodox Christians who are prepared to receive.

Holy Saturday, April 15th   Very Strict Fasting Day

7:00-9:00 a.m.             *Holy Communion for parishioners who work

9:30-11:00 a.m.           *Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

11:00 p.m.                   The Great Canon

12:00 midnight            THE  GLORIOUS  RESURRECTION *Divine Liturgy will follow.

Holy Pascha “Easter Sunday” April 16th 

11:00 a.m.                   The Vespers of Love (no Communion)…

April 9th – Palm Sunday!

Sunday, April 9th is Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. At our parish, the Matins prayers (Όρθρος) will begin at 9:15 a.m., and the Divine Liturgy (Θεία Λειτουργία) will begin at 10:15 a.m.

After the Liturgy, the Daughters of Penelope are holding their annual Palm Sunday Luncheon at our Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre. Tickets will be sold at…