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January 2014

Three Hierarchs Luncheon

January 26, 2014
February 2017

SATURDAY OF THE SOULS

February 18, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 16, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 19, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 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, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 29, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - April 30, 2017

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, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 9:30 am - June 3, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - July 15, 2017

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, 2017 - August 20, 2017

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, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 10, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Adult Christian Education Program: “The Lives and Writings of the Fathers of the Church”

October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Be inspired and edified through the extraordinary lives of three early Fathers of the Church and how they contributed and shaped our understanding of the reality of our Orthodox Christian faith.  Through their writings we will attempt to enter the “Mind of the Church” by discussing basic Orthodox theology and exploring various topics such as the purpose of creation, the Incarnation, The Holy Trinity, God’s Will for us, and much more.  Starting Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7:30pm-9:00pm.  There are 6 sessions, the…

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Annual Pajama Drive

October 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 5, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Please help the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society for the 4th year provide new cozy pajamas to children in need in Ottawa and the Greater Ottawa Valley. Through the Pajama Drive, you are contributing to a warmer, more loving bedtime.  The pajamas are to be new and unused, a complete set from newborn to 12 years old for boys and girls.  Please feel free to drop off pajamas on Sundays in the Church Hall; during the week in the Church Office;…

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

October 19, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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H.O.P.E. Play Group (newborn to 5 years of age) – November 7th & 18th

November 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - November 18, 2017 @ 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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Divine Liturgy: The Presentation of the Theotokos in the Temple

November 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The Liturgy to commemorate THE PRESENTATION OF THE THEOTOKOS IN THE TEMPLE will take place at church on Tuesday, November 21st, with Matins at 9:00 a.m., and the Divine Liturgy at 9:45 a.m.

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Divine Liturgy: Saint Catherine

November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The Liturgy to commemorate SAINT CATHERINE will take place at our church on Saturday, November 25th, with Matins at 9:00 a.m., and the Divine Liturgy at 9:45 a.m. There will also  be a Memorial Service for the late Archon of our Holy Patriarchate and Great Benefactor, Petros Foustanellas.  A reception will be offered by his family following the service, in the Church Hall.

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Laconian Association – Artoclasia and Doxology

November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

On Sunday morning, November 26th the Laconian Association will bring the 5 breads for an Artoclasia prayer in commemoration of their patron saint, St. Nikon the Repentant.  In addition, a Doxology service will be held in memory of the 118 men who were killed in Monothendri and for all the Laconians who have fought and died for our country.

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December 2017

Church Calendar for Christmas & New Year’s

December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Divine Liturgies at our parish over Christmas & New Years: Sunday, December 24th - Sunday before the Nativity             -Morning:  Matins 9:15 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10:15 α.m. (ends at approx 11:15 a.m.) -Evening:   Matins 9:15 p.m., Christmas Divine Liturgy 10:30 p.m. (ends at approx midnight) Dec 25th: Happy Name day to all the Christo's and Christina's! Sunday, December 31st - Sunday after the Nativity Matins 9:15 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10:15 α.m. Monday, January 1st - New Year - St. Basil the…

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope

December 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am

The next Hellenic Kaleidoscope program, televised on Rogers Cable channel 22 in  Ottawa, will be aired on Christmas Eve at 9:30 a.m., on Christmas Day at 5:30 p.m. and again on December 30th at 9:30 a.m. This edition of the program will feature highlights from the Celebration of Christmas (which took place at our church), a Christmas greeting from Fr. Alex Michalopulos, highlights from the Senior Citizens Association’s “Taverna Night” and news of our Hellenic Community.  

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January 2018

Annual Vasilopita Luncheon

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society’s annual Vasilopita Luncheon will be held at our Banquet Centre on Sunday, January 7th at 12:00 noon.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our first luncheon of the year as one Community family where Father Alex will Bless and cut the Vasilopita. Tickets are $30 for Adults, $15 for Children 7-12 years of age, and free for Children 6 years & under.  All those wishing to attend please call Argiro Lafkas at 613-739-8177 or…

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Upcoming on Hellenic Kaleidoscope

January 28 @ 9:30 am - February 3 @ 9:30 am

The next edition of Hellenic Kaleidoscope will air on Channel 22, Rogers TV on January 28th at 9:30 a.m., January 29th at 5:30 p.m. & February 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Featured in this edition:  - Highlights from the annual Vasilopita celebration hosted by the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society of Ottawa "Κόψιμο Βασιλόπιτας" - News of our Community with Prof. Dr. Soti Grafanaki  - Greek films provided by the Greek Tourist Organization - Information about the Silver Gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of Fr. Alex Michalopulos as our Parish Priest -an interview with Tassy Lyras-Vassilyadi…

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Godparents Sunday

January 28 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Our parish is honoring Godparents on Sunday, January 28th.  All the students of our Sunday School have invited their Godparents or Orthodox mentors to attend the Liturgy and receive Holy Communion with their Godchildren.

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The Three Hierarchs – Artoclasia and Luncheon

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

On Sunday, January 28th, the Hellenic School of Ottawa will honour the Three Hierarchs with Artoclasia and a Luncheon hosted by the Parents & Guardians Association (PGA) at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre. This is the main Annual fundraising event for the PGA and the Hellenic School.   Tickets are $25/adults and $12/children aged 6-12 years (all children under 6 are free).    Tickets will be sold in advance at the Hellenic School and also at the door. The PGA is also…

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February 2018

Philoptochos Society – General Assembly

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society of Ottawa will be holding a General Assembly on Sunday, February 4th following the Divine Liturgy in the Church Hall.  All ladies of our Church-Community who are interested in finding out more about Philoptochos are welcome to attend.  A light lunch will be served, courtesy of the Philoptochos Society.  Please call Argiro Lafkas at 613-739-8177 or email philoptochosottawa@gmail.com to  confirm your attendance.

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The Silver Gala

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT:  The Hellenic Community of Ottawa is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fr. Alex Michalopulos’s dedicated service to our Community with The Silver Gala to be held in his honour on Saturday, February 10th  at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre. Our beloved Fr. Alex was reluctant to accept this honour, however he has graciously agreed to this as a fundraiser for his cherished Church-Community. The organizing committee is dedicated to making this one-time special event…

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The next edition of Hellenic Kaleidoscope

February 25 @ 9:30 am - March 3 @ 9:30 am

The next edition of our Community's Hellenic Kaleidoscope  program will air on Channel 22, Rogers TV on February 25th at 9:30 a.m., February 26th at 5:30 p.m. and on March 3rd at 9:30 a.m.    During this edition: - News of our Community - A Greek film provided by The Greek Tourist Organization, and - Highlights from “The Silver Gala”  celebrating Fr. Alex Michalopulos' 25th anniversary as our Parish Priest. 

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March 2018

Adult Orthodox Christian Education – Fellowship, Lenten Potluck Supper and Talk

March 3 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

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 the talk. Schedule  5:15 arrival and prayer 5:30 Lenten potluck supper 6:15 Talk by Kosta Stavrianeas “Image and Likeness” 7:30 closing  Please confirm…

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Seniors Association Lenten Potluck

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Senior Citizens Association will be holding their Lenten Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, March 6th at 5:30 p.m., at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre.  Please call Olympia Agraniotis at 613-435-3307 or Maria Diamantopoulos at 613-853-6643 to sign up and to let them know what special plaste, dessert, or salad you will bring to share.  Thank you.  Καλή Σαρακοστή!

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$15

Lenten Retreat “Standing at the Cross”

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Everyone is invited to attend a Lenten Retreat hosted by Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral (15 Lebreton Ave.) on Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  In three talks, the Very Rev. Dr. John Behr will explore the mystery of the Cross of Christ in our lives and in the life of the Church, with time for questions and discussion. Cost is $15.00 per person which includes Lenten lunch and coffee.  To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/standing-at-the-cross-mid-lenten-retreat-with-fr-john-behr-tickets-43000353214

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Λαμπάδες – Children’s Candles for Easter

March 11 @ 10:00 am - April 8 @ 12:00 pm

Children’s Candles for Easter are now available, they are $15 each and you will see them at the narthex of our church.  All proceeds from these beautiful hand-decorated candles go towards the needs of our church.

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Confessions during Great Lent

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 28 @ 1:30 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Metropolitan Sotirios, Toronto, we are pleased to inform you that a Confessor is coming from Mount Athos. Hieromonk Fr. Palamas of Stavronikita Holy Monastery has accepted to undertake the service of hearing Holy Confession at our church on Wednesday, March 14th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and again from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Please call the Church Office for an appointment: 613-225-8016 ext, 222. If you are unable to come on March 14th, confessions for Great Lent will also be…

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Church Services of Holy Week and Easter

March 30 - April 8
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Please click below to view the program of Church Services during Holy Week: Program of Holy Week and Easter 2018

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April 2018

Palm Sunday Luncheon

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Daughters of Penelope are holding their annual Palm Sunday Luncheon on April 1st, 2018 at our Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre immediately following Divine Liturgy. Tickets are sold at the door: $25 for Fish Plaki including Tarama Appetizer, Salad, Rice, Potatoes and $15 for Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce including Tarama Appetizer, Salad and Dessert. Proceeds raised go to the Scholarship Fund awarded to our young students and to Ottawa community charities. Easter treats such as Tsourekia, Koulourakia etc. will be sold by the…

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Lenten Breakfast on Holy Saturday – Attention all Youth Groups!

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

All youth groups of our Church-Community will attend morning Divine Liturgy on Holy Saturday (April 7th) at 9:30 a.m. & will gather afterwards for refreshments and a Lenten breakfast in the Church Hall.  Οι Ομάδες Νεολαίας θα παρακολουθήσουν την Θεία Λειτουργία του Μεγάλου Σαββάτου (7 Απριλίου, 9.30 το πρωί).  Θα ακολουθήσει συγκέντρωση στο χωλ του Ιερού Ναού όπου θα προσφερθούν νηστίσιμα εδέσματα.

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Anastasi Meal – Following the Resurrection Divine Liturgy

April 8 @ 1:30 am - 3:00 am
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

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. Για να γιορτάσουμε όλοι μαζί το Άγιο Πάσχα, τo Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Κοινότητας σας προσκαλεί, μαζί με τις οικογένειές σας, στο Κοινοτικό Κέντρο, αμέσως μετά…

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Adult Orthodox Christian Education & Potluck Meal

April 21 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Our next Adult Orthodox Christian Education Session will be held 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 and over are encouraged to attend the talk.  Please bring a dish to share.  Please confirm your attendance by email…

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May 2018

Youth day trip to Panagia the Comforter Monastery

May 6 @ 7:50 am - 3:30 pm

The Sunday School & Youth Groups are planning a day trip to the Panagia the Comforter Monastery on Sunday, May 6th.  The bus will be leaving our community centre at 7:50 a.m. and returning by 3:30 p.m. The cost of the trip will be $10 per child, $15 per adult to cover some of the trip expenses for the coach bus and also to make a small donation to the Monastery as they will be providing lunch. This trip is open to the…

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$30

Panagia the Comforter Monastery Fundraising Dinner

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fundraising Dinner in support of Panagia the Comforter Monastery will be held on Saturday, May 19th at the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral Hall. Join us for this rewarding evening starting with vespers chanted in Greek by the sisters of the monastery at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children (age 12 and under). The monies raised will help with the ongoing construction project to finish building the monastery…

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$30

Panevoikon Association – Annual Luncheon. Ετήσιο Γεύμα – Πανευβοϊκός Σύλλογος

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

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 27th at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre.  They invite everyone to experience the magical taste of “Evia”.  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) or email eviotesottawa@gmail.com. Ο Πανευβοϊκός Σύλλογος Οττάβας  θα τιμήσει τη μνήμη…

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June 2018

Adult Orthodox Christian Education & Potluck Meal

June 1 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Our next Adult Orthodox Christian Education Session will be on Friday, June 1st starting at 5:15 p.m. in the Church Hall.  It will be an opportunity for fellowship, potluck meal and talk by Kosta Stavreaneas on “Explanation of the Ascension and Pentecost icons and discussion of the Holy Spirit.” Children are welcomed to come since there will be a kids activity/movie. Youth 13 and over are encouraged to attend the talk. Since it is a workday, food will be provided, please give a…

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Sunday School Graduation

June 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON 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 10th. Immediately after, all parishioners are invited downstairs to the Church Hall for coffee and refreshments.

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J.O.Y. & Jr. G.O.Y.A. – Picnic

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The families of the children in J.O.Y. and Jr. G.O.Y.A. will be going to Mooney’s Bay Park on Friday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m. for their annual picnic!  Please contact the advisors to confirm your attendance to this fun outing, or call the Church Office for more information.

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August 2018

AUGUST CALENDAR

August 9 - August 31

Please click here:  AUGUST 2018 ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΣ for  all the times of our Church services, GreekFest and Hellenic Kaleidoscope during the month of August.  

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GreekFest 2018!

August 9 - August 19

We hope everyone can bring their family and friends and join us at our Community's Annual Festival for another successful year, as we celebrate the Feast Day of our Church. For Festival times please visit:  www.ottawagreekfest.com. For times of Church services in August as well: AUGUST 2018 ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΣ

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Volunteer @ GreekFest 2018

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - August 19 @ 10:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

GreekFest 2018 is fast approaching! Our Community’s annual festival will be held from August 9th to 19th, and we look forward to another successful year.  If you can volunteer for just 4 hours (or more) please click here for the volunteer form: 2018 GreekFest Volunteer form and contact Nafsika at adminassistant@helleniccommunity.com or 613-225-8016 ext. 226.  High school students will earn volunteer hours!  Volunteer Forms are also available at the Church and Community offices. The success of the Festival depends on the commitment from our members. Thank…

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Great Vespers of the Dormition

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Great Vespers of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary will be held on Tuesday afternoon, August 14th at 5:00 p.m. Just a reminder that all Artoclasia prayers for Panagias will only be done at the Vespers Service. Therefore all items must be brought to the the church by 4:45 p.m. at the latest. Thank you.

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Κοίμησις της Θεοτόκου ~ The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Divine Liturgy on the Feast Day of Panagias (the Dormition of the Virgin Mary) will be held on Wednesday morning, August 15th, with Matins (Orthros) at 9:00 a.m. and Divine Liturgy beginning at 9:45 a.m.   Orthodox Christians prepared to receive Holy Communion may do so during this Liturgy.   His Eminence Archbishop Sotirios will preside. On this day of Panagias, our GreekFest will be open for lunch from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m., then will close at 2:00 p.m., re-opening for the evening at 4:30. Official Ceremonies…

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September 2018

Schools and Youth Groups – 2018-2019 School Year

September 8 - September 10

Registration for all HCO Schools & Youth Groups on Saturday, September 8th from 9-11:30 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 8th with Registration & Meet the Teachers; Sunday School on September 16th (Registration Sept 8th & 9th); Dance School on September 10th with Registration Sept 8th , 9th & 10th;  Youth Groups following!  These programs offer our HCO youth wonderful opportunities to connect & grow up together…

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November 2018

Philoptochos Metropolis Spiritual Retreat with Archbishop Sotirios

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society invites their members to join them for a special Spiritual Retreat on Saturday, November 3rd. The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at our Church from 9:00-10:00 a.m., by His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios. A light luncheon will be   provided, followed by the Spiritual Retreat in the Church Hall.  This event is offered free of charge. To reserve your seats please contact Argiro Lafkas  at (philoptochosottawa@gmail.com or 613-292-2582.)    

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope TV Program

November 25 @ 9:30 am - December 1 @ 9:30 am

The most recent edition of Hellenic Kaleidoscope is scheduled to air on Rogers TV Channel 22 on Sunday, November 25th at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 26th at 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday, December 1st at 9:30 a.m.   This edition will feature the news of our Hellenic Community and highlights from 2 recent events organised by the Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society: the “Rebetiko Glendi” from October 4 and the Presentation and Panel Discussion on “Greece’s Return to Capital Markets and Future…

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December 2018

Annual Christmas Tree Decorating & Pot Luck Dinner

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Our annual Church Youth Groups family Christmas Tree decorating event will be held at the Church on Saturday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Pot-Luck dinner in the Church Hall.  Please contact your Youth Advisor for more details.

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Philoptochos’ Christmas Dinner

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society is holding its Christmas dinner at Bella Vista Restaurant (2645 Alta Vista Dr.) on Monday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. and they welcome others to join them.  All those wishing to attend please call Argiro Lafkas at 613-292-2582 or email philoptochosottawa@gmail.com.  

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Free

Celebration of Christmas at our Church

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Everyone is invited to join our Church Choir & Sunday School to celebrate the upcoming  joyous birth of Jesus with beautiful hymns, songs and a play of the Nativity immediately following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 16th (at Noon).  A reception is being offered by the Community in the Church Hall after the  celebration.  

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