Welcome to the Saint George's Greek Orthodox Church

As the "mother church" of the Greek diaspora in Canada, Saint George's holds a special place in the hearts and souls of the Orthodox faithful. Founded in 1909 by Toronto’s early Greek immigrant pioneers, Saint George is the oldest Greek Orthodox community in Canada and, up until 1961, the only Greek Orthodox church in the city of Toronto.

A veritable jewel in the crown of Greek Orthodoxy, the church of Saint George stands as a dynamic affirmation of the spiritual and artistic achievement of the Byzantine religious tradition. Like many architectural landmarks in the city of Toronto, Saint George's church has seen several changes to its structure over the last century. Built in 1897 by the Canadian architect John Wilson Siddall the building functioned as a synagogue until 1937 when it was acquired by the parish of Saint George. The present state of the building reflects alterations undertaken during the period 1981-1987. With the exception of its Romanesque façade and few Moorish capitals the renovated edifice is now more thoroughly Byzantine in its layout and aesthetic decor. The church interior is unique in being the only one outside of Greece to have been painted in its entirety by the Pachomaioi monks, Theophilos and Chrysostomos, master iconographers from Mount Athos, Greece.

Services are offered both in Liturgical Greek and English, and chanted in the authentic Byzantine mode. We invite you to come and visit and pray with us as we glorify Christ our true God. Please browse through our website to review the many activities our church has to offer.


"In my life I never questioned my faith in God. True though that there were times when I questioned God’s plan... There’s a big difference. I know God is a good God. Nothing can ever shake this conviction of mine. I also know that God is a loving One... It takes time for us to realize that everything happens for a reason that He knows best!" Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos, Consul General of Greece. We are honoured to have Dimitri as a member of our Congregation.

The Hon. Dimitris Azemopoulos, Consul General of Greece in Toronto and Dean of the Consular Corps, chanting "We Praise Thee – Σε Υμνούμεν" on Christmas Day Divine Liturgy celebrated at Saint George’s Church (Toronto, December 25, 2013).

 
Announcements
Join us for our Annual Spiritual Dinner at the church hall on Sunday November 2nd at 5pm, featuring once again Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos as the keynote speaker. To reserve your ticket, please contact the office
His Eminence Ambrosios Metropolitan of Korea, visited our church on Monday, October 20, 2014 with Fr. Triantafillos Porfiris and Nick Xanthopoulos Member of the Board
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos' life at St. George's
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos on Trusting God, Sunday June 22nd
A few Sunday School members reciting poems in honour of Father's Day, on Sunday June 15th
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos on Take Heart, Have Faith, Be Strong, at his farewell dinner at St. George's Hall on Sunday June 8th
Great Vespers, April 22, at St. George's: Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos introduces Prof. George Gekas as Professor Gekas is honoured for his valuable help in obtaining parking passes from Ryerson University. Excerpt from Consul General's speech
Resurrection Service at St. George's: Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos reads St. John Chrysostom's prayers and writes about the significance of the Service
Good Friday, April 18, at St. George's: Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos speaks about the meaning and significance of the Day
On Sunday March 30 we celebrated Greek Independence Day with Doxologia and concert from Sunday School; photo1, photo2
On Sunday March 16 a special celebration took place at the end of regular Service to honour new members of our Community for their wedding or baptism of their children at our church. Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos gave the keynote speech
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos speaks about Orhodoxy on Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 9th, at St. George's. See photo from the Procession of the Icons that followed Service
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos speaks about the Holy Gospel of Sunday March 2nd at St. George's
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos speaks about Explosion of Faith at St. George's on the day of Epiphany
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos interviewed by NewsMail.gr
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos reading Elytis at St. George's on Sunday January 12
Vassilopita 2014 at St. George's on Sunday January 12
Theofilestatos Bishop Christophoros presided Service on Christmas Eve
Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos recently at St. George's: -12C this morning but my faith in God keeps me warm. Always!
His Eminence, Metropolitan of Toronto Sotirios presided Service on Sunday November 24th
Our Annual Spiritual Dinner on Sunday October 20th was a big success. Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos gave a momentous keynote speech. We honoured some of our life-long serving volunteers
Blessing of Irene Polydoulis medical office. Irene and her family have been strong supporters of our Parish
Blessing of Sunday School on October 6th. To register your children to the Sunday School please fill out this form and send it to the church office
Our new Community Council and Ladies' Philoptochos Directors for 2013-2015
From recent visit of Holy Trinity School at St. George's. A tour was given by Mrs. Aphrodite Katsigiorgis (shown on the left in the photo)
Please become a member of our parish or renew your membership for 2013. Please fill out this form and send it to the church office
To order a copy of the Commemorative Book for the 100 Years of our Community, please contact the church office
"The Church: In general" by V.Rev. Fr. Constantine Siarapis, in English and in Greek
To register your children to the Sunday School please fill out this form and send it to the church office
 
 
 
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