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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

ΚΑΛΗ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ!

*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…

April 8th! Lenten Day-Retreat for our Youth

All the youth of our parish in grades 7 to 12 are invited to gather for thoughtful discussion, delicious Lenten food, activities and fellowship on Saturday, April 8th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at our Church. The Retreat is free, and it promises to be a really great day!  We will also prepare sandwiches for the Shepherds of Good Hope and…

SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd @ Noon: TOWN HALL MEETING

The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa invites HCO members to come to a Town Hall Meeting in the Banquet Centre on Sunday, April 2nd following the Divine Liturgy. The purpose of this meeting is to give an update on what is happening in our Community, and how we can all help out.  We hope to see…

MARCH 24 & 25: Commemorating Hellenic Independence Day of “March 25th, 1821”

We look forward to commemorating Hellenic Independence Day and the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary with all HCO members:

Friday, March 24th  Eve of the Annunciation

6:30 p.m. Great Vespers for the Eve of the Annunciation at our Church

Saturday, March 25th   The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and Hellenic Independence Day

9:00 a.m. Matins at our Church
9:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by Doxology in commemoration…

2017-2018 HCO Board of Directors

To the Members of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa,

The Nominations & Elections Committee are pleased to announce the new members of the 2017-2018 HCO Board of Directors, sworn in on March 2nd, 2017:

President – Antonios Georgiou
1st Vice President – Tony Vanikiotis
2nd Vice President – Nick Florakas
Treasurer – Bill Mertikas
Secretary – Olga Loly
Directors:
Xenofon Christinidis
Matthew Coutsos
Richard Glanz
Constantine Gournakis
Kleanthis Hapitas
Bill Kontogiannis
Demetrios Reklitis
Danny Sartzetakis
John…

Great Lent and Holy Pascha

We are already more than halfway through Great Lent, which began on February 27th! There are regular weekday & evening Church services throughout Lent. Please check the calendar under the Our Church tab of the website for details.  Our Holy Pascha this year is on April 16th (the same date as Western Easter).…