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May 24 – HCO’s General Assembly

The Hellenic Community calls all its members to a General Assembly on  Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m., at the Banquet Centre. All members are encouraged to attend. We would like to remind you that according to our Community’s By-laws you must have paid the 2017 & 2018 membership dues in order to have the right to express an opinion and/or vote…

Male Zorba Dancers – Auditions

Male Zorba Dancers – Auditions

The Zorba Show is looking for male performers to be part of this year’s show.

Those interested must have a strong background in Greek dancing. Previous experience in the Hellenic Community of Dance School or other Greek performing dance group is beneficial.

Requirements:

Must be over 19 years of age;
Strong dancing ability;
Strong stage presence and outgoing personality (ability to interact with…

April 21: Adult Orthodox Christian Education & Potluck Meal

Our next Adult Orthodox Christian Education Session will be on Saturday, April 21, starting at 5:15 p.m. in the Church Hall.  It will be an opportunity for fellowship, sharing of a potluck meal and taking in the talk by Albert Elhajj on “Women in the Bible.” Children are welcomed to come since there will be a kids activity/movie.  Youth 13…

2018 Memberships

The Membership Committee would like to thank those that have already renewed their 2018 membership. For those that have not yet contributed to their membership, we encourage you to do so now, before the new fees come into effect in May.
This can easily be done by:

going to: the Hellenic community website: (http://www.helleniccommunity.com/member-login/become-member/)
filling out and sending in the membership form in English or Greek: 2018 Membership and Stewardship…

April 8th: Anastasi Meal ~ Πασχαλινό γεύμα

The Hellenic Community of Ottawa Board of Directors invites our parishioners to come together as one family immediately after the Resurrection Divine Liturgy in our Banquet Centre for a traditional Easter meal of Magiritsa (Greek Easter Soup) and lamb. This is a complimentary meal and a way for all of us to enjoy Holy Pascha together.
Πασχαλινό γεύμα  – Αμέσως μετά…

Program of Holy Week and Easter

Greek Orthodox Holy Week officially begins on Palm Sunday, April 1st.  Please click below for details of the Church services:

Program of Holy Week and Easter 2018…

March 23, 24 & 25: Events commemorating Hellenic Independence Day “March 25th, 1821”

This year the important and meaningful events commemorating Hellenic Independence Day will be held on March 23, 24 and 25.  Please refer to this schedule for complete details: Commemorating Hellenic Independence Day 2018 Schedule
If you would like to reserve your complimentary seat on a bus from the HCO to Ottawa City Hall for the Flag raising ceremony on March 24th, please email the Hellenic Community Office…

Great Lent & Holy Pascha (Easter)

All Orthodox Christians around the world are preparing for Holy Pascha (Easter) throughout Great Lent, which this year began on February 19th.  The first 5 Fridays of Great Lent are marked with a very beloved evening church service of the Orthodox faithful, the “Salutations”, dedicated to the Theotokos. The Salutations of the Theotokos, together with a supplicatory canon, are incorporated to…

MARCH 3rd: Fellowship, Lenten Potluck Supper and Talk

All our parishioners are welcome to participate at the upcoming Adult Orthodox Christian Education Session on Saturday, March 3rd at 5:15pm in the Church Hall.  It will be an opportunity for fellowship, Lenten potluck meal and talk.  Kindly bring a lenten dish to share.  You are encouraged to bring your children, as there will be a kids activity/movie session. Youth over 13 are encouraged to attend…

February 11: Apokries Winter Carnival and Youth celebration with Father Alex

Please join us for a continuation of Fr. Alex’s 25th anniversary gala event sponsored by the HCO.  On Sunday, February 11th at noon, our Community is offering complimentary juices, coffee and tea during “Coffee Hour” with Fr. Alex in our Banquet Centre, as the Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association (OHAA) in partnership with the Odyssey Dance Troupe and GOYA are proud to present…