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
Xenofon Christinidis
Matthew Coutsos
Richard Glanz
Constantine Gournakis
Kleanthis Hapitas
Bill Kontogiannis
Demetrios Reklitis
Danny Sartzetakis

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).…


The Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) will conduct the 2017 examinations for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek on May 16th, 17th & 18th both in Greece and abroad for children (8-12 yrs of age), teenagers & adults. (Exam location: 440 Albert Street, Ottawa). Registration: February 1st to March 19th, 2017.

For further information on the registration process and fees…

Sunday, January 22nd @ 5:00pm – Prayer for Christian Unity

Everyone is invited to join us as we host the Prayer for Christian Unity with clergy and laypeople from various Christian faiths here at our church this Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 

We will begin with a Prayer Service in the church, followed by a Potluck Reception at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre.  Our parishioners are asked to…

25th Annual HIKE for CHEO – September 25, 2016

Please book your calendars for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and join us to help kids at CHEO! Walk, run or bike the 5 km or 10 km route starting at our community centre and join us for the post-hike lunch and bake sale. It’s a fantastic day of family fun for a worthy cause! Go online at  to register…

Zorba Dancers – Auditions

The directors of GreekFest’s Zorba Show are seeking male and female 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.


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

Raffle Winners!!

The winning tickets for the 2015 GreekFest winners have been announced. See the attachment to check if you have a winning ticket.

2015 GREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL Raffle Winners…

Wanted: Website Contributors


The goals of our new website are to keep all our members updated on relevant news, upcoming events and up to date membership information.We are looking for volunteers to help us in this service to the HCO. This is a great opportunity to have a huge impact in our community!If you have any time or even some technical skills to…