June 28, 2014 | Great Vespers | Kitchener, Ontario
On June 28, 2014, His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios presided over Great Vespers for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at the celebrating community in Kitchener, Ontario. He was assisted by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Kostantinos Chatzis, as well as a number of other clergymen. Hundreds of parishioners from the Kitchener-Waterloo region, in addition to faithful from the Greater Toronto Area, came to venerate the first in prominence among the Apostles. Following Vespers, a Lenten dinner was served to all, with traditional Greek dancing performed by the community’s youth group. The following morning, Metropolitan Sotirios presided over the Divine Liturgy with great splendour.
Kontakion: O Lord, receive unto the enjoyment of Your good things and Your rest, the steadfast preachers of Godly words, the pinnacle of Your Disciples. Receive their pain and death above every sacrifice, for You alone know the hearts of men.