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January 2014

Three Hierarchs Luncheon

January 26, 2014
September 2016

Schools and Youth Groups – 2016-2017 School Year

September 10, 2016 - September 12, 2016

Registration for all HCO Schools & Youth Groups on Saturday, September 10th from 9-10:30 a.m., at D. Roy Kennedy P.S. (919 Woodroffe Ave.)!  All the Hellenic Community of Ottawa's youth programs are beginning: Hellenic Language School on September 10th with Registration & Meet the Teachers; Sunday School on September 11th (Registration Sept 10th & 11th); Dance School on September 12th with Registration Sept 10th , 11th & 12th; Playgroup on September 13th and the other Youth Groups following!  These programs offer our HCO youth wonderful…

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February 2017

SATURDAY OF THE SOULS

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

This is the last Saturday of the Souls before Great Lent. Matins begins at 9:00 a.m., and Divine Liturgy begins at 9:45 a.m. Please bring your kollyva (boiled wheat) and the names to be read in the Service of the Proskomide, before 9:30 a.m. Note: Great Lent begins on February 27th, 2017

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March 2017

Service of the Akathist Hymn, Followed by Lenten Potluck

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The Church service of the Akathist Hymn will be held on Friday, March 31st at 6:00 p.m. In keeping with their annual tradition, the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society invites our parishioners to join them for a Lenten potluck in the Church Hall, following the service of the Akathist Hymn.  

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Children’s Candles for Easter

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - April 16 @ 11:30 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Decorated Children's "Λαμπάδες" are available for purchase for $15 each at the narthex of our church, during every church service throughout Great Lent.  All proceeds from these beautiful hand-decorated candles go towards the needs of our parish.

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April 2017

Hellenic Kaleidoscope Television Program

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

The next Hellenic Kaleidoscope program, televised on Rogers Cable channel 22 in Ottawa, will be aired on Saturday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m.  In this edition you will see highlights from  the Ottawa Senior Citizen's Association "Tsikopempti" event and from the March 21st event at Landsdowne "Canada Welcomes the World", sponsored by the City of Ottawa to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, together with the Embassy of Greece and the Hellenic Community of Ottawa.  

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Attention all Members! Board of Directors’ Town Hall Meeting

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa would like to invite 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, our financial situation and how we can all help out.  We hope to see you there.

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Help Us Help Others – Clothing Drive

April 3 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Please bring in new or gently used clothing in all sizes for children and adults in need.  This clothing will be shipped to Greece.  You may drop off your clothing from April 3rd to the 19th in the Church Hall.  If you would prefer to donate money to help cover the shipping costs please make your cheques payable to the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society.

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Greek Orthodox Youth – Lenten Day-Retreat

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

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 each person is asked to please bring a loaf of sliced bread, with enough deli meat and cheese slices to prepare…

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Palm Sunday Luncheon

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre, Ottawa, Canada

The Daughters of Penelope are holding their annual Palm Sunday Luncheon on  April 9th  at our Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Tickets will be sold at the door: $25 for Fish Plaki including Tarama Appetizer, Salad, Rice, Potatoes and Loukoumades and $15 for Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce including Tarama Appetizer, Salad and Loukoumades. Proceeds raised will go to the Scholarship Fund awarded to our young students and Ottawa community charities. In addition, Tsourekia (sweet Easter bread),…

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope Television Program

April 23 @ 9:30 am - April 29 @ 9:30 am

The next edition of the Hellenic Kaleidoscope program, televised on Rogers Cable channel 22 in Ottawa, will feature Highlights from this year's "25th of March, 1821" Hellenic Independence Day Celebrations at Ottawa City Hall, as well as an interesting interview, a dance performance by the HCO's School of Traditional Greek Dance and news of our Community.  This edition will be aired on April 23rd at 9:30 a.m., April 24th  at 5:30 p.m & April 29th at 9:30 a.m.

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G.O.Y.A. Trip to Montreal

April 29 - April 30

Calling all youth of our Church-Community 13-18 years of age!!  Please save April 29th-30th for our trip to Montreal.  We will be leaving after Greek School on Saturday, April 29th and returning Sunday, April 30th.  You may email goya or call the church office for more information.

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May 2017

A.H.E.P.A. Family 82nd Annual District Convention ~ May 19th-21st

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - May 21 @ 9:00 pm

The Ottawa A.H.E.P.A. Family is hosting the 82nd Annual District Convention to be held during the weekend of May 19-21, 2017 at the Ottawa Convention & Event Centre located at 200 Coventry Road. During the weekend the A.H.E.P.A. Family will be hosting different events that will be open to the Greek community: On Saturday, May 20th: A fun-filled Plaka Dinner Dance starting at 7:00 p.m. and all are welcome. Tickets are $75 for adults and $60 for M.O.A./S.O.P. and youth under 18. On Sunday, May 21st: The annual…

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Great Vespers of the Ascension in Brockville

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Great Vespers of the Ascension will be celebrated at the Greek Orthodox Church of Ascension (Analipsis) in Brockville on Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m.  The Senior Citizens Association and the Philoptochos Society of our Church-Community have chartered a bus for this occasion, leaving from our Church parking lot at 3:30 p.m., returning by 9:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 3:00 p.m.). Please reserve your seats ASAP! You can call Maria Diamantopoulos at 613-254-7044 or Voula Kotantoulas at 613-225-1168 today, to reserve your seat…

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope

May 28 @ 9:30 am - June 3 @ 9:30 am

Our TV Program, Hellenic Kaleidoscope will air on Channel 22, Rogers TV on May 28th at 9:30 am, May 29th at 5:30 pm and June 3rd, at 9:30 am. This edition will include: -An interesting interview about Greece with Dr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Ass. Prof of History and Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies at McGill University, filmed while he was here at our last Parnassos lecture on April 25 ​-News of our Community - A Tribute honouring George Kanellakos, Correspondent…

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Panevoikon Association – Annual Luncheon

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Panevoikon Association of Ottawa will honour the name day of their Patron Saint, St. John the Russian, with their annual luncheon immediately following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 28th at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre.  They invite everyone to experience the magical taste of “Evia” roast lamb.  Tickets are $30 for Adults and $12 for Children. For tickets, please contact Nick Pantieras (613-720-2200), Terry Pantieras (613-232-7959) or Popie Zagaria (613-843-9294).

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June 2017

Sunday School Graduation

June 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The students of our Sunday School will receive their graduation certificates in Church at the end of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 11th. Immediately afterwards, all parishioners are invited downstairs to the Church Hall for coffee and refreshments.

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Philoptochos Society Dinner Out – Φιλόπτωχος Αδελφότης – Δείπνο

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The ladies of Philoptochos invite all the ladies of the HCO to join them for their end of season dinner at the Bella Vista Restaurant (2645 Alta Vista Dr.) on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. Please email Penny Reklitis at ottawagreekladies@gmail.com to participate. Η Φιλόπτωχος Αδελφότης προσκαλεί όλες τις κυρίες της Κοινότητας σε δείπνο που θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Τετάρτη, 21η Ιουνίου, στις 6.30 μ.μ. στο εστιατόριο “Bella Vista” (2645 Alta Vista Dr.). Για συμμετοχή παρακαλείσθε να επικοινωνήσετε με την Πέννη Ρεκλείτη στο ottawagreekladies@gmail.com.

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July 2017

Camp Metamorphosis! Summer fun for our Youth!

July 9 - July 15

Our Metropolis is once again organizing the fun and friendship-building 2017 “Camp Metamorphosis” Orthodox Summer Camp Program for our youth between the ages of 10 to 18 years. This year’s camp will run from Sunday, July 9th through Saturday, July 15th at the Ignite Camp Site near Trenton, Ontario.  More information and application forms can be found at the website: www.campmetamorphosis.org or by emailing campmet@gmail.com. Registration is “first come, first served”!

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August 2017

Calling all Volunteers for Ottawa GreekFest 2017!

August 10 - August 20

Our summer festival will be held from August 10th to the 20th and we ask for the involvement of all our members again this year.  You are invited to volunteer... family, friends, co-workers and neighbours are also welcome! To volunteer at Ottawa GreekFest 2017, please complete the following form:  2017 GreekFest Volunteer form Copies are also available at our Church or the HCO's Community office, or from the websites: www.helleniccommunity.com and www.ottawagreekfest.com. For more information, please contact the Community Office at 613-225-8016 ext.226 or email adminassistant@helleniccommunity.com.  The success…

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September 2017

Sunday School: Registration Sept 9 & 10. First day of classes Sept 24th

September 9 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 10:00 am

The Sunday School accepts children from Junior Kindergarten (born in 2012 and up) to Grade 8. The registration for Sunday School will be held on Saturday, September 9th at D. Roy Kennedy Public School (919 Woodroffe Ave.) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (together with the Hellenic School Registration) and on Sunday, September 10th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Hall. Classes will commence on Sunday, September 24th at 10:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for HCO members; only $20 for supplies…

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Sunday School: Registration is underway! First day of classes Sept 24th

September 9 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Our parish's Sunday School accepts children from Junior Kindergarten (born in 2012 and up) to Grade 8. Registration for Sunday School will continue on Sundays, September 17 and 24 in the Church Hall. Classes will commence on Sunday, September 24th at 10:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for current HCO members; only $20 for supplies per family. Non-members are asked for $25 for books per child plus the $20 supplies fee per family.

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Join the Church Choir!

September 10 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 10:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The church choir welcomes our parishioners ‘young and young at heart' to join in at any of our regular practices to give it a try.   If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Maria Zoukis at 613-491-3698 or Margaret Zafiriou at 613-825-4287.  We hope to see you!

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Youth Groups: Registration Sept 9-24

September 17 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 11:00 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The registration for all our Youth Groups has begun, and will continue on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Hall along with Sunday School registration. H.O.P.E. Playgroup (newborn - 4 yrs of age) meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Church Hall. The first day will be Tuesday, September 12th.  Registration: a one-time fee for the year or a drop-in fee every time you participate:  $75 one-time or $3 drop-in per family for HCO members; $150 one-time or $5…

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Blessing of the Waters at the Hellenic School of Ottawa

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Blessing of the Waters for the Hellenic School will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 11:30 a.m. in the gym at D. Roy Kennedy P.S. (919 Woodroffe Ave.).  Families of the students are welcome to attend.

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October 2017

Arcadian Association of Ottawa – 196th Anniversary of the Liberation of Tripolis

October 1 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm

To commemorate this important event the Arcadian Association on Sunday October 1st will celebrate with an Artoclasia and Doxology which will take place in our church followed by a luncheon at our Banquet Centre with a traditional “Gournopoula” pork dish. Luncheon tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age.  Tickets can be purchased/reserved until September 28th from Jim Sioris (613-825-0222), Tom Pezoulas (613-728-9138), Georgia Patrinos (613-260-1078), Tony Vanikiotis (613-371-1631), Kleanthis Hapitas (613-292-0792), Gus Mitsis (613-794-3628) or from Barbara or Theodora Zaphiropoulos (613-823-4283).

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No Sunday School today

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is no Sunday School this week because of the long Thanksgiving weekend. Please come together with your family and participate in Divine Liturgy.

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Parents Night Out – Let’s Chat with Fr. Alex on “Raising Our Children in an Orthodox Home”

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

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 church@helleniccommunity.com or Tassy Lyras-Vassilyadi at tassy.lyras@gmail.com  to confirm your attendance.

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Commemorating “OHI Day” – “ΟΧΙ” – 28η Οκτωβρίου 1940

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

We will be commemorating “OHI Day of October 28th, 1940” at our church with the Doxology service at the end of the Liturgy this Sunday, October 29th.

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November 2017

Philoptochos’ Fall Social Tea and General Assembly

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society of Ottawa will be hosting a Fall Social Tea and General Assembly on Sunday, November 5th from 1:00-3:00pm in the Church Hall. All ladies of our Church-Community are welcome to join us! There will be a brief presentation on our programs and initiatives including an opportunity to learn about and/or join in on our special interest groups such as: Charities and Obligations,   Stitchery and Craft Circle, Cooking and Baking, among others. Please feel free to bring a friend. Tea,…

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Calling all Knitters!

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The Greek Ladies Philoptochos are knitting dish-cloths, scarves, toques and mittens.  Non knitters may wish to donate yarn. For more information come find out more at the "Philoptochos Autumn Tea" on November 5th from 1-3pm at the Church Hall.

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H.O.P.E. Play Group (newborn to 5 years of age) – November 7th & 18th

November 7 @ 9:30 am - November 18 @ 2:00 pm

This co-operative and welcoming group will be meeting twice a month. For November, we will meet on Tuesday, November 7th from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Church Hall.  On Saturday, November 18th we invite families to join us at Jack Pine Trail on Moodie Drive at 2:00 p.m. at the entrance of the trail.  We will supply the bird seed for the chickadees.  The trail is stroller friendly.  Please remember to bring your own snack.  In case of inclement weather, our alternate meeting place will be at…

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