Annual Memorial Service at our Holy Metropolis
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, — the Feast of the Conception of Saint John the Baptist — His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. John the Theologian at our Holy Metropolis; he was assisted by Rev. Frs. Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos and Ignatios Delis. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Annual Memorial Service for the Fallen Asleep in the Lord of the Clergymen who served our Metropolis, of the Archons and the Benefactors of our Church in Canada was held. We express our gratitude to them and to their families, and we pray for the repose of their souls among the saints. May their memory be eternal! A breakfast was served to all parishioners and participants in the B. Ph. Papachristidis Hall of our Metropolis following the Memorial Service.
His Eminence Visits St. Catharines, Ontario
On September 10, 2017, Metropolitan Sotirios visited the Church of St. Katharine in St. Catharines, Ontario; he presided over the Divine Liturgy assisted by Parish Priest Fr. Demetrios Tzaneteas and Fr. Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos, Dean of our Theological Academy and Office Director of our Holy Metropolis. In his homily, His Eminence spoke about the upcoming Great Feast of the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross, as well as the Gospel Reading (John 3:13-17), focusing on the following passage: For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. After the Divine Liturgy, the Community organized a luncheon for all parishioners.
His Eminence Visits Saint John, New Brunswick
On Monday, September 4, 2017, Metropolitan Sotirios visited the Church of St. Nicholas in Saint John, New Brunswick, where he presided over the baptism of Michael Anastasios, the son of the Parish Priest, Fr. Andrew Allain. The Godfather is Fr. Panagiotis Maropoulos, who is the Parish Priest at the Church of St. George in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The church was overflowing with parishioners; congratulations to all and God bless! Να ζήσει ο Νεοφώτιστος!