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Καλή Παναγιά !

Καλή Παναγιά ! Είναι η ευχή που ανταλλάζουμε οι Χριστιανοί μέσα στο Πάσχα του Καλοκαιριού ! .

Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal · The need for more “transparency” and “access to information”

More than 16 years have passed since Greek-Canadian lawyer Demetrios Smirnios proposed to then president of the Community John Theodosopoulos and then chairman of the by-laws committee Nicholas Pagonis a written amendment to the by-laws of HCGM for more “transparency” and greater “access to information” … Unfortunately, the written amendment was never adopted … and … Continue reading

Hellenic Scholarships Foundation presents awards at virtual ceremony

In light of the unprecedented worldwide pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus and the ensuing restrictions decreed on indoor gatherings, the Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held a virtual ceremony once again his year on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and awarded scholarships of $2,000 each to thirteen students who excelled in their university studies. · ΥΠΟΤΡΟΦΙΕΣ 2021-2022 … Continue reading

Σφοδρή απάντηση Επισκόπου Ιακόβου στον « πρώην » ορκωτό λογιστή Δημήτρη Μανίκη (Ομάδα Πράξις – Χρήστος Σύρρος)

« Είναι καιρός πλέον να λέμε τα πράγματα με το όνομά τους και να μην αφήνουμε να αιωρείται ένα θολό τοπίο. » Κυριακή του Θωμά, 1ην Μαίου 2022 Κύριε Μανίκη, εύχομαι να είστε καλά και Χριστός Ανέστη! Αυτό το οποίο αναφέρετε σχετικά με τις εκκλησίες είναι ανακριβές κοινώς δεν είναι αλήθεια. Δεν έχει καμία σχέση … Continue reading

Καλό Πάσχα !

Με την ευκαιρία των Αγίων Ημερών, σας ευχόμαστε το Φως της Ανάστασης να φωτίσει τις καρδιές μας και τη ζωή μας. Continue reading

Επίσκοπος Ιάκωβος: Να δουλέψουμε για τον Ελληνισμό, για αυτή τη μεγάλη Κοινότητα, όχι να γίνει κομμάτια η Κοινότητα, αλλά να είναι ένα σώμα η Κοινότητα

13 Φεβρουαρίου 2022 Κυριακή του Τελώνου και του Φαρισαίου  και Αρχή της Ευλογημένης Περιόδου του Τριωδίου Καθεδρικός Ιερός Ναός Αγίου Γεωργίου Μόντρεαλ Μήνυμα του Θεοφιλεστάτου Επισκόπου Ζηνουπόλεως κ. Ιακώβου στην τελετή ορκωμοσίας δύο επιλαχόντων της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μείζονος Μόντρεαλ . Θα ήθελα να καλέσω δύο νέα μέλη που θα ορκιστούν για την Ελληνική Κοινότητα τον … Continue reading

Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal: The Unfinished Business of Bill 231 adopted on June 18, 1980

On June 18, 1980, the Quebec National Assembly adopted controversial «Private Bill 231» which changed the name of the «ecclesiastical corporation» known as HELLENIC-CANADIAN COMMUNITY OF THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL to HELLENIC COMMUNITY OF MONTREAL and overhauled its original constitution also adopted by way of a private bill on March 24, 1926. Continue reading

Fall of Constantinople · May 29, 1453

Is-tan-bul = Εἰς τὴν πόλιν = In the great city After a relentless 53-day siege that began on April 6, 1453 and a heroic effort by Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos and his vastly outnumbered army (around 7,000 against 70,000 Turks), the Eastern Roman Empire’s capital was captured by the Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453. … Continue reading

Στέφανι Οζοκουέρε : Η στρατιωτικός που συγκίνησε την 25η Μαρτίου μπορεί να γίνει μέλος στων Ελλήνων τις Κοινότητες ;

Η Στέφανι Οζοκουέρε (Stephanie Ozokwere) και το μουσικό συγκρότημα του Αμερικανικού Στρατού «The Soldiers’ Chorus» ερμηνεύουν το ελληνικό δημοτικό τραγούδι «Ο χορός του Ζαλόγγου» στα πλαίσια του εορτασμού των 200 ετών μετά την Επανάσταση. Η Στέφανι Οζοκουέρε μιλάει άπταιστα ελληνικά, μεγάλωσε στην Ελλάδα και φοίτησε μαζί με τα δύο μικρότερα αδέλφια της στο Γυμνάσιο Κερατέας … Continue reading

Ο Γιάννης Αντετοκούνμπο μπορεί να γίνει μέλος στων Ελλήνων τις Κοινότητες ;

  Ο καλαθοσφαιριστής Γιάννης Αντετοκούνμπο γέννημα θρέμμα της Ελλάδας που έχει Ελληνική ιθαγένεια και είναι βαπτισμένος Ορθόδοξος Χριστιανός μπορεί να γίνει μέλος στων Ελλήνων τις Κοινότητες στο εξωτερικό ; Αγκαλιάζουμε όλους τους Ορθόδοξους ανεξάρτητα από τη φυλή ή το χρώμα του δέρματός τους ή μήπως έχουμε αφαιρέσει το δικαίωμα του εκλέγειν και εκλέγεσθαι σε μερικούς … Continue reading

Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal incorporated 95 years ago

Hellenic Scholarships awarded at virtual ceremony

In light of the unprecedented worldwide pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus and the ensuing restrictions decreed on indoor gatherings, the Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held a virtual ceremony this year on Saturday, March 13, 2021, and awarded scholarships of $2,000 each to thirteen students who excelled in their university studies.   ΥΠΟΤΡΟΦΙΕΣ 2020–2021BOURSES D’ÉTUDES • … Continue reading

Food for Thought : The Unfinished Business of the Hellenic Senior Citizens Residence

ONE SINGLE CLAUSE on the last page of a contract for the lease of office space signed back in 1985 between the Foyer Hellénique pour Personnes Agées (as landlord) and the Hellenic Community of Montreal (as tenant) appears, prima facie, to be the basis and foundation for one of the most important financial transactions to … Continue reading


We fact-checked the 5 assertions in the open letter written by five community organizations including the Hellenic Congress of Quebec (HCQ) and addressed in error to the «Hellenic Canadian Congress».  (The Hellenic Canadian Congress was renamed Canadian Hellenic Congress (CHC) more than 15 years ago on April 1, 2005 according to the public records).  We … Continue reading

Ασφαλτόστρωση Αγίου Γεωργίου με χιόνι και -13C

Όταν οι εμπειρογνώμονες υποστηρίζουν ότι η «ασφαλτόστρωση» πρέπει να γίνεται το καλοκαίρι ή όταν ο δείκτης θερμοκρασίας είναι πάνω από +10C, πως και γιατί έγινε η ασφαλτόστρωση του «parking» στον Καθεδρικό Ι.Ν. Αγίου Γεωργίου την Τρίτη 17 Νοεμβρίου 2020 με χιονόπτωση και την ολική θερμοκρασία να κατεβαίνει από -2C προς -13C τη νύχτα ;   Και πως … Continue reading

Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal:  Forty years after Private Bill 231

Featured image of the organization’s official seal in use between 1980 and 2004 which bore the year « 1926 » as the year of constitution but has since been repealed and replaced with a new official seal bearing the year « 1906 » in apparent commemoration of the earlier founding of the first Greek Orthodox … Continue reading

Thousands watch Orthodox Easter Resurrection services online

On Holy Saturday evening, a moveable holiday observed on April 18 this year, at least 2,865 people tuned in to watch the first part of the Easter Resurrection service at one or another church in the Metropolitan Montreal area which began about 11 pm and culminated around midnight with the joyous Easter chant “Christ Is Risen”. Continue reading

Με την ευκαιρία των Αγίων Ημερών, σας ευχόμαστε το Φως της Ανάστασης να φωτίσει τις καρδιές μας και τη ζωή μας. Continue reading

Ontario judge rules on application by Hellenic Congress of Quebec

“It is clear from the evidentiary record that the CHC [Canadian Hellenic Congress] had for years acted in a manner inconsistent with its constituting documents. It had no financial statements and elections and annual conventions were not being held. As record-keeping was inconsistent, it is difficult to see how the organization was operating or who was making the decisions.” Continue reading

Hellenic Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

  ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΙΔΡΥΜΑ ΥΠΟΤΡΟΦΙΩΝ FONDATION HELLÉNIQUE DE BOURSES D’ÉTUDES HELLENIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOUNDATION   Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients !   ΥΠΟΤΡΟΦΙΕΣ · BOURSES D’ÉTUDES · SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Leonidas AGIOTIS Department of Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal Vasilios Tsiolis Foundation Scholarship Anthi TSOBOU Department of Information Studies, McGill University In Memoriam of Aliki Michailidou and Bernard … Continue reading

Where can children learn Greek in Montreal ?

Platon-Aristotle Schools Saturday classes from 9h00 until 14h00 (Grades 1 to 6) and 8h45 until 14h15 (Grades 7 to 12) for 32 weeks.  $670 tuition + $50 membership fee + $20-$30 for textbooks Teaching of Greek as a second language.  Organized by the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal and a dedicated principal Kaiti Kiryakidis.  Program includes … Continue reading


Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal A controversial proposal by HCGM president Nicholas Pagonis and his board to sell the Holy Trinity property – acquired in 1925 – for $10 million in order to extinguish long term debt has sparked a renewed interest amongst local Greeks in the affairs of Canada’s largest Hellenic Community and a … Continue reading

Hellenic Scholarships Foundation

The Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Hellenic Community Centre on Wilderton Avenue where members received financial statements for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2018.  The Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary this past year. The 29th Annual Awards Ceremony was held earlier in the year at … Continue reading


ΑΓΓΕΛΤΗΡΙΟΝ Με βαθιά θλίψη σας ανακοινώνουμε τον θάνατο του κυρ. Νικόλαου Νικολάου που επισυνέβη τη Δευτέρα 3 Απριλίου 2017. Ο κύριος Νικολάου υπήρξε για πολλά χρόνια ιεροψάλτης στον Ιερό Ναό Αρχαγγέλων και δάσκαλος και διευθυντής στο Ελληνικό Σχολείο Αρχαγγέλων. Ήταν ιδιαίτερα σεβαστός άνθρωπος. Η γνώμη του ήταν πάντα δεκτή και σεβαστή. Ας είναι ελαφρύ το χώμα … Continue reading

Hellenic Scholarships Foundation Awards Twelve Scholarships

he Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held its Annual Awards Ceremony once again at the beautiful McGill Faculty Club in downtown Montreal on Friday, February 3, 2017 in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador of Greece to Canada Mr. George L. Marcantonatos who travelled from Ottawa for this occasion. Continue reading

Hellenic Foundation Awards Scholarships

Published February 5, 2016 | Updated January 11, 2017 The Hellenic Scholarships Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2015-2016 Hellenic Scholarships Awards are as follows: Sam and Mary Charalambakis Family Scholarship CATHERINE PAGIATAKIS Cretan Association of Montreal Scholarship AIKATERINI MOUSTERAKI Guy Ouellette – MNA Chomedey-Laval Scholarship MICHAEL DESTOUNIS Constantina N. Frangouli … Continue reading

Liberal Senator Calls For Recognition of Genocide of The Pontic Greeks

PARLIAMENT OF CANADA THE SENATE DEBATES OF THE SENATE 1st Session, 42nd Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 88 OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Wednesday, December 14, 2016 The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker . . Notice of Motion to Call Upon the Government to Recognize the Genocide of the Pontic Greeks and Designate May 19th as a Day of … Continue reading

Meilleurs Voeux · Season’s Greetings

Σας ευχόμεθα Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχές το Νέον Ετος ! Meilleurs Souhaits de Joyeux Noël et Bonne et Heureuse Nouvelle Année ! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !  

Hellenic Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Hellenic Scholarships Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2014-2015 Hellenic Scholarships Awards are as follows: PHIL VOURTZOUMIS Faculty of Medicine, McGill University Named Scholarship: Lazaros Kalipolidis Family PANAGIOTA TOLIOPOULOS Programme d’études supérieures en Musculo-squelettique, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal Named Scholarship: Hellenic Medical Association of Québec · In Memoriam Dr … Continue reading

Archangels Launch Food Drive

Archangels Michael and Gabriel Church officially launches its 6th Annual «Bread of Angels» Christmas Food Drive on this Sunday, December 7, 2014 with a reception after the divine liturgy in the church hall. Founded in 2009 by the parish priest Rev. Fr. Charalambos Tzintis and a group of dedicated volunteers, this year’s food drive committee … Continue reading

Η Νηστεία των Χριστουγέννων


Magic Mission Donates $254,755 to Greece

On Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014, the M.A.G.I.C. Mission held its annual luncheon and fundraiser at the Hellenic Community Centre in the presence of the Honourable Mr. Nicolas Sigalas, Consul General of Greece in Montreal and Mrs. Sigalas. M.A.G.I.C. Mission is an organization dedicated to ensuring that children in need have the basic supplies and … Continue reading

Christos Kolovos premier boursier de l’Université de Montréal à recevoir la Bourse de la Fondation Stavros Niarchos

Lundi dernier, le 20 octobre 2014, la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l’Université de Montréal a tenu sa cérémonie annuelle de «Bourses d’excellence et du Prix de la meilleure thèse» au Pavillon Roger-Gaudry au sommet du campus de la montagne. C’est au cours de cette cérémonie que la Faculté des études supérieures et … Continue reading

Holy Cross Church Celebrates Annual Feast Day

Χαιρετισμός του κ. Δημητρίου Νικ. Σμυρνιού Νομικός Σύμβουλος καί Μέλος του Μητροπολιτικού Συμβουλίου Επί του Γεύματος της Φιλοπτώχου Αδελφότητας Κυριών την Κυριακή 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014 Παγκόσμιος Ύψωσις του Τιμίου και Ζωοποιού Σταυρού Ελληνική Ορθόδοξη Eκκλησία του Τιμίου Σταυρού, Λαβάλ Θεοφιλέστατε, Κύριε Γενικέ, Κυρίες καί Κύριοι, Έχω την χαρά να είμαι μέλος του Μητροπολιτικού Συμβουλίου. Το … Continue reading


PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT September 2014 The Hellenic Scholarships Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the awards competition of up to twelve (12) scholarships consisting of eleven (11) scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of Hellenic descent, and one (1) scholarship to a student who studies full time, the Hellenic language, history or culture, … Continue reading


Constantin “Costa” Assimakis 1931 – 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Constantin “Costa” Assimakis on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the age of 83.  He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Ekaterini, his children John and Anna, his sister Helen Moraitis, as well as other relatives and … Continue reading


Passing of priest… The late Reverend Father George Saitanis, beloved priest and respected throughout the Greek community, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Montreal. Wake and funeral programme Thursday September 4, 2014 from 11am to 9pm Public viewing at Koimisis Tis Theotokou Church (founded by the late Revered Father in April 1968). Friday … Continue reading


OBITUARY It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden passing of Haralabos Boikos at the age of 54. Mr. Boikos was born in Salonika, Greece before immigrating to Canada.  He served as a dedicated teacher and principal for many years at the Saturday Greek School of the Greek Orthodox Community of the Archangels … Continue reading




May 27, 2014 Mr. Justice David R. Collier Superior Court of Québec Konstantakakos vs. Stamatakos, 2014 QCCS 2229 EXTRACT FROM COURT JUDGMENT: [2] The parties are locked in an ongoing dispute over the control of the Laconian Brotherhood of Canada, a non-profit association which looks after the interests of Canadians of Greek origin living in … Continue reading


Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held its Annual Awards Ceremony at the McGill Faculty Club on an unusually rainy  Friday, February 21, 2014 and the eleven 2013-2014 scholarship recipients are: Eftichia Andreadakis Scholarship: Cretan Association of Montreal Dimitra Argyropoulos Scholarship: Vasilios Tsiolis Foundation Angelos Georgiou Scholarship: Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal Niobe Haitas Scholarship: Constantina N. Frangouli Family Katerina … Continue reading


Once again this year, the Ladies “Philoptochos” Benevolent Society Chapter and the Young Adults Group of the Greek Orthodox Community of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel – domiciled in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough – engaged in parallel efforts during the Christmas season to distribute gift certificates and food baskets to less fortunate families across the Island of Montreal … Continue reading


His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios né Athanasoulas – Father Sotirios as he is affectionately known to so many faithful Greek Montrealers – was elected Bishop of Constantia « ᾿Επίσκοπος τῆς πάλαι ποτέ διαλαμψάσης ᾿Επισκοπῆς Κωνσταντίας » on December 18, 1973 – as a tribute to the long lost Βyzantine city of Constantia in Asia Minor … Continue reading


The Federation of Laconian Greek Associations of Montreal and its President Antonios Venetsanakos hosted a succesful gala dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 24, 2013 to benefit and support the various health and welfare institutions founded by the Metropolitan Diocese of Monemvasia and Sparta in the prefecture of Laconia, situated in the southern Peloponnese region and peninsula … Continue reading


OBITUARY  Andrew A. Athens · Εκοιμήθη εν Κυρίω · Statement by Metropolitan Sotirios Σε μεγάλη ηλικία εκοιμήθη εν Κυρίω ο Andrew Athens (Ανδρέας Αθανασούλας). Φίλος ειλικρινής. Άνθρωπος του Θεού άριστος. Πρόεδρος ΣΑΕ και πολλών άλλων οργανισμών με καταπληκτική δράση. Μέγας υποστηρικτής των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων και των εθνικών δικαίων Ελλάδας και Κύπρου. Καλός οικογενειάρχης. Είχε τον σεβασμό … Continue reading


Federation of Laconian Greek Associations of Montreal and its President are hosting a dinner fundraiser to benefit and support health and welfare institutions in Laconia Greece under the auspices of the Metropolitan Diocese of Monemvasia and Sparta on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m @ Palace Reception Hall, 1717 Le Corbusier Boulevard, Laval, Québec Τα μέλη του Διοικητικού … Continue reading


OBITUARY    Panayotis Peter Georgakakos who passed away from cancer at the age of 67 on February 25, 2013 was a generous, optimistic and kind hearted man.    Throughout his life, he was a leading figure of the Greek community in Montreal and an active member within the political arena.  During the final years of … Continue reading


Hellenic Scholarships Foundation held its Annual Awards Ceremony at the McGill Faculty Club on a very snowy wintery Friday, February 8, 2013 and the ten 2012-2013 scholarship recipients are: Violetta Nikolaidou Scholarship: Canadian Institute of Steel Construction CISC-ICCA Iason Gkountis Scholarship: Guy Ouellette-MNA Chomedey-Laval Stephanie Lambrianakos-Raymond Scholarship: Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal Markella Georgiadis Scholarship: Hellenic Board of … Continue reading