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Toronto’s Religious Metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Faith Serves Thousands


Numerous organizations, activities and operations are dependant upon the abilities of major ecclesiastical leaders in Toronto to provide service and guidance for the direction of auxiliary affairs. With a bustling and large youth group to maintain as well, the clergy members that are additionally responsible for the spiritual maintenance of their parishes are also united in an effort to make sure that all of the branches of the church and its societies are run in order, with compassion and exactness.

Additionally, the publication of a monthly newspaper requires added attention of the Metropolis. The digital extension of this publication exists in the form of a television show supported by funds of the Greek Orthodox Order of Canada.

Two monasteries require governance and organization as well as a series of six meta-homes which are halfway houses for the homeless seeking help in attaining a real and permanent home.

To also be considered are the major undertakings by the Greek Orthodox Women’s Philoptochos Society to sustain the poor and unite with each society in each congregation across Canada to bring to pass an almost innumerous amount of good works and support for the impoverished. A staffed office of social workers is provided by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis to respond to urgent matters of violence within families and such work also requires supervision of spiritual leaders in superior standing, particularly due to the delicate nature of such circumstances and the life-altering impact that the church-provided social workers can offer to families in distress.

The Greek Orthodox church also focuses keenly on the beginning of life, and not just the care and education of adults and the end of life comfort and situations for the elderly (several rest homes are also run and organized by the church organization). This is the premise upon which is founded the efforts for Greek education for children being brought up in families of either Greek descent or converts to the Greek Orthodox church. Functioning as day schools, the education provided there allows student unity to develop both between peers and between the student and the church (and their Heavenly Father, respectively). Other day schools are also staffed by effective church leadership to offer aid to families with children ranging from kindergarten age to junior high.

All of this exists without even mentioning the traditional services of a Sunday, and teachers and youth leaders are also required to provide the essential instruction relied upon in Sunday school. An entire department within the church is dedicated to the preparation of such Sabbath day leadership.