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).

Join us on Palm Sunday, April 21, for the traditional seafood luncheon after Service
Join us on Sunday December 17 for The Sunday School Christmas Concert
Join us on Sunday December 3 after Service for the annual St. Andrew's luncheon at the hall of the church
Join us on July 11 at 7pm for Vespers & Paraklisis Service of St. Paisios
Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9, for the traditional seafood luncheon after Service
Join us on Sunday January 8th for the blessing of the Vassilopita and luncheon after Service
On behalf of Fr. Triantafillos, the Council and Philoptochos, health, happiness and prosperity for the New Year
Join us on Thursday December 15 at 6:30pm for the skate-for-toys toy drive event with the Ryerson Greek Student Association
Join us on Sunday December 4 after Service for St. Andrew's luncheon
Join us on Sunday November 20th at 5pm for our Sixth Annual Spiritual Dinner. Contact the office to purchase your tickets as space is limited
The elevator project at our church is starting. More details in Greek and English can be found here
Sunday school is starting on Sunday October 16th. To register your children please fill out this form and send it to the church office
Vespers and Paraklisis for St. Paisios on Monday evening, July 11
Christ is Risen! Photos from St. George's Vespers and St. George's Feast Day. Don't forget to join us on Facebook for photo albums from our events.
Palm Sunday 2016
The Easter candles are for sale by the Ladies Philoptochos. Here is a small sample
Photos from Sunday of Orthodoxy, and celebration of Greek Independence Day by the Sunday School.
On Sunday February 28th we held our Fifth Annual Spiritual Dinner, with keynote speaker Dr. Spiros Kotsovilis. We honoured Messrs. Chris Tzekas and Paul Chronis for their invaluable services to our parish. A big thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for making the event a success. Dr. Kostovilis' talk can be found here
Our new Community Council and Ladies' Philoptochos Directors for 2016-2018
Christmas toy drive with the Greek Student Associations from Ryerson, Toronto and York Universities, Monday December 21. Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Christmas concert from Sunday School, Sunday December 13. Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Sunday School commemorating October 28th (OXI) Day
On October 4th Sunday School started for 2015-2016 year at St. George's with holy water blessing by Fr. Triantafillos
On Sunday Sep 13th the the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the elevator project took place after Service. His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios and Mr. Nicholas Kapelos joined by Fr. Triantafillos cut the ribbon. We are grateful to Mr. Kapelos and his family for his efforts to raise funds for this project.
On June 18th Father Triantafillos and the Community Council hosted a thank-you dinner to our volunteers and supporters at St. George's
Palm Sunday at St. George's
Greek Independence Day Celebration on Sunday March 22nd. The Sunday School kids did an amazing job under the direction of Mrs. Vasiliki Mexis, the veteran school teacher at St. George’s, as well as the new generation of teachers, Mary Mexis, Froso Klisouras-Sirilas and Stella Vassiliou. Special thanks to Maria Chatzis for joining the choir. Bravo kids!
Interview of Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos, Fr. Triantafillos and Grigoris Karakoulas to Odyssey TV on Sunday November 2. We are grateful to Odyssey TV for their coverage
Hon. Konstantinos Christofides, the new Consul General of Cyprus in Toronto, joined us for Service our church on Sunday, November 9 2014. We welcome Hon. Christofides and wish him all the best at his new post
The Holy Cross in our everyday life - Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos' speech at St. George's fourth annual spiritual dinner on Sunday November 2. We are very grateful to Hon. Azemopoulos, who came from Greece just for this event, our donors, sponsors and guests that helped us raise necessary funds for the maintenance of our church
In God's Vineyard - Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos' sermon on Sunday November 2
The Yes & The No in our daily life - Hon. Dimitrios Azemopoulos' speech and Doxology for the OXI anniversary on Sunday November 2
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
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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