Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)

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The '''Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)''', headquartered in Toronto, is an [[eparchy]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]]. Its current [[primate]] is His Eminence [[Metropolitan Archbishop]] [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto]], [[Exarch]] of All Canada.
 
The '''Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)''', headquartered in Toronto, is an [[eparchy]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]]. Its current [[primate]] is His Eminence [[Metropolitan Archbishop]] [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto]], [[Exarch]] of All Canada.
==History==
 
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== Online Greek Orthodox Typikon ==
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==History and Organization==
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Αt the beginning of the 20th century there were approximately 300 Canadians of Greek descent. The first communities established were the Greek Community of the Annunciation in Montreal (1896), the Greek Community of St. George in Toronto (1909) and the Greek Community of Holy Trinity in Thunder Bay (1918). The first Bishop in Canada, Metropolitan Athenagoras of Elaia, was appointed by Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in 1960 and was followed by Bishop Timotheos of Rodostolou 1963-1967 and Bishop Theodosios of Ancona 1967-1973.
  
For ready to use and viewable Typikon services, http://www.e-typikon.com is a recognised online Greek Orthodox Typikon provider with ready to download Typikon services that are put together by an experienced and well educated team of Greek Orthodox Chanters. This fast and easy internet service provides Greek Orthodox Chanters and Church goers alike the opportunity to follow any Greek Orthodox service with an in depth and 100% accurate outline of the Typikon for that particular feast day.
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The present Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada), Sotirios, was elected Bishop of Constantia on December 18, 1973, and ordained on January 27, 1974. Since then, he has served the Church in Canada. He was promoted to Bishop of Toronto in 1979 and Metropolitan in 1996.
  
Our team of Greek Orthodox Chanters are highly skilled professionals who work together to produce uncanny results resulting from many years of experience.
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The Metropolis includes 76 [[parish]]es, two [[monastic]] communities established in 1993, [http://www.monastere.org Panagia Parigoritissa] and [http://www.saintkosmasaitolosgomonastery.org St. Kosmas Aitolos], six homes for the homeless, four senior citizens' homes and a nursing home.
  
As chanter's we know how invaluable this source of material is. Each Typikon has been carefully assembled to provide the Greek Orthodox Chanter a clear and precise outline of the days’ service from start to finish in a flawless and straightforward manner.
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==Theological Academy==
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The [[Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (Toronto, Ontario)]] is affiliated with St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Ontario, and offers a four-year course in Theological Studies. A Bachelor of Theology Degree is awarded from St. Paul’s University upon completion of course requirements. The V. Rev. Fr. Ignatios Delis is the Academy's current Dean.
  
• Minimise stress of finding chants at the last minute • Minimise space on the analogion • Minimise search time through the endless books a chanter has at his disposal
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==Programs==
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The [http://www.gometropolis.org/metropolis/department-of-religious-education/ '''Department of Religious Education'''] provides instruction, access to resources and networking to support the proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ throughout the Metropolis in Canada. This Ministry hopes to encourage a greater communion with God by nurturing a deeper faith through the Orthodox Christian Church.
  
To be able to have one single Typikon document outlining the days’ service in an easy to read and straightforward format better helps the Greek Orthodox Chanter prepare himself before each and every piece mentally and spiritually.
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The [http://www.gometropolis.org/metropolis/missions/ '''Metropolis Missions Board'''] exists to: promote the domestic and foreign mission programs of the Metropolis; encourage the establishment of mission committees in each parish, which would be responsible for promoting mission activities; communicate with other Orthodox jurisdictions and coordinate our mission programs; organize short-term mission teams; educate youth in the area of missions and evangelism; minister to inmates in Canadian prisons; and, perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox faith.
  
==Organization==
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'''''Orthodox Voice''''' is a half-hour weekly religious television program in Greek and English, produced by the Metropolis, which airs each Sunday, between 7:30 and 8:00 PM (EST), on the Odyssey Television Network. On the air since March 1990, it has attained an audience of up to 75,000; episodes can also be viewed on the [http://www.youtube.com/user/GOMetropolisToronto?feature=watch YouTube Channel] of the Metropolis. The ''Orthodox Voice'' is supported by the Greek Orthodox Order of Canada, established in 1975.
The Metropolis includes 76 [[parish]]es, two [[monastic]] communities (established in 1993), six homes for the homeless, four senior citizens' homes, and a nursing home. The School of Byzantine Music was established in 1991 to train [[chanter]]s for the churches of the Metropolis. In addition to the School in Toronto, schools have been established in Montreal and Winnipeg.  
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''Orthodox Voice'' is a half-hour weekly religious television program in Greek and English, produced by the Metropolitan Archbishop. It airs across Canada on Odyssey TV. It has attained an audience of up to 75,000, and has been on the air since March 1990.  This is additionally supported by the Greek Orthodox Order of Canada, established in 1975.  ''Orthodox Way'' is a monthly eight-page newspaper in Greek and English, in circulation since 1982. It contains substantial religious, catechetical, and news articles.  The Office of Greek Education coordinates the work of Greek education. Greek day schools are functioning in Québec, subsidized by the Government of Québec.
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'''''Orthodox Way''''' is a monthly eight-page newspaper in Greek and English, in circulation since 1982. It contains substantial religious, catechetical and news articles.
  
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) is a member of the Canadian Council of Churches. Through this means, the Metropolis expresses its opinion on crucial current social issues, and in general participates along with other churches in Canadian society.
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[http://metyouth.ca/ '''Met Youth'''] was founded in the 1990s. Its mandate is three fold: to connect Greek Orthodox youth in Canada; to communicate the Orthodox faith; and, to cultivate local youth groups and initiatives in cities across Canada.
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The '''School of Byzantine Music''' was established in 1991 to train [[chanter]]s for the churches of the Metropolis. In addition to the school in Toronto, schools have also been established in Montreal and in Winnipeg.
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The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) is a member of the Canadian Council of Churches. Through this means, the Metropolis expresses its opinion on important social issues, and in general participates along with other churches in Canadian society.
  
 
==The Episcopacy==
 
==The Episcopacy==
 
*Metropolitan Archbishop [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto]] (1974-present)
 
*Metropolitan Archbishop [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto]] (1974-present)
*Bishop [[Christoforos (Rakintzakis) of Andida]] (1998-present)
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*Bishop [[Christophoros (Rakintzakis) of Andida]] (1999-present)
 
*Bishop [[Theodosios (Sideris) of Ancona]] (1967-1973)
 
*Bishop [[Theodosios (Sideris) of Ancona]] (1967-1973)
 
*Bishop [[Timotheos of Rodostolou]] (1963-1967)
 
*Bishop [[Timotheos of Rodostolou]] (1963-1967)
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*Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Iakovos]] (1959-1996)
 
*Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Iakovos]] (1959-1996)
  
==External links==
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==External Links==
*[http://gocanada.org Official website of the Metropolis]
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*[http://gometropolis.org Official Metropolis Website]
*[http://www.iecclesia.com/ iEcclesia] Orthodox podcasts
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/GOMetropolisToronto?feature=watch YouTube Channel]
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*[https://twitter.com/GO_Metropolis Twitter]
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*[http://www.iecclesiacanada.com iEcclesia] Orthodox podcasts
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:47, December 3, 2012

Metropolis Headquarters
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)
Jurisdiction Constantinople
Diocese type Metropolis
Founded 1921
Current bishop Metr. Abp. Sotirios
See(s) Toronto
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Territory Canada
Liturgical language(s) Greek, English, French
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Population estimate ~350,000
Official website GOMetropolis.org

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada), headquartered in Toronto, is an eparchy of the Church of Constantinople. Its current primate is His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto, Exarch of All Canada.

Contents

History and Organization

Αt the beginning of the 20th century there were approximately 300 Canadians of Greek descent. The first communities established were the Greek Community of the Annunciation in Montreal (1896), the Greek Community of St. George in Toronto (1909) and the Greek Community of Holy Trinity in Thunder Bay (1918). The first Bishop in Canada, Metropolitan Athenagoras of Elaia, was appointed by Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in 1960 and was followed by Bishop Timotheos of Rodostolou 1963-1967 and Bishop Theodosios of Ancona 1967-1973.

The present Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada), Sotirios, was elected Bishop of Constantia on December 18, 1973, and ordained on January 27, 1974. Since then, he has served the Church in Canada. He was promoted to Bishop of Toronto in 1979 and Metropolitan in 1996.

The Metropolis includes 76 parishes, two monastic communities established in 1993, Panagia Parigoritissa and St. Kosmas Aitolos, six homes for the homeless, four senior citizens' homes and a nursing home.

Theological Academy

The Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (Toronto, Ontario) is affiliated with St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Ontario, and offers a four-year course in Theological Studies. A Bachelor of Theology Degree is awarded from St. Paul’s University upon completion of course requirements. The V. Rev. Fr. Ignatios Delis is the Academy's current Dean.

Programs

The Department of Religious Education provides instruction, access to resources and networking to support the proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ throughout the Metropolis in Canada. This Ministry hopes to encourage a greater communion with God by nurturing a deeper faith through the Orthodox Christian Church.

The Metropolis Missions Board exists to: promote the domestic and foreign mission programs of the Metropolis; encourage the establishment of mission committees in each parish, which would be responsible for promoting mission activities; communicate with other Orthodox jurisdictions and coordinate our mission programs; organize short-term mission teams; educate youth in the area of missions and evangelism; minister to inmates in Canadian prisons; and, perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox faith.

Orthodox Voice is a half-hour weekly religious television program in Greek and English, produced by the Metropolis, which airs each Sunday, between 7:30 and 8:00 PM (EST), on the Odyssey Television Network. On the air since March 1990, it has attained an audience of up to 75,000; episodes can also be viewed on the YouTube Channel of the Metropolis. The Orthodox Voice is supported by the Greek Orthodox Order of Canada, established in 1975.

Orthodox Way is a monthly eight-page newspaper in Greek and English, in circulation since 1982. It contains substantial religious, catechetical and news articles.

Met Youth was founded in the 1990s. Its mandate is three fold: to connect Greek Orthodox youth in Canada; to communicate the Orthodox faith; and, to cultivate local youth groups and initiatives in cities across Canada.

The School of Byzantine Music was established in 1991 to train chanters for the churches of the Metropolis. In addition to the school in Toronto, schools have also been established in Montreal and in Winnipeg.

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) is a member of the Canadian Council of Churches. Through this means, the Metropolis expresses its opinion on important social issues, and in general participates along with other churches in Canadian society.

The Episcopacy

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