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SAINT NICHOLAS & DIMITRIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

The Lord said, "Teach all nations to observe all things I have commanded you;

and, lo, I will be with you always, even to end of the age. Amen."  (Matthew 28:20)

Our Patron Saints
Every church is dedicated to a feast of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, or a Saint. Our church has the honour of being dedicated to two Saints who showed their love to Christ and His Church with their sacrifice. May they intercede for us always!

SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER

Our Patron Saint

SAINT DIMITRIOS THE MYRRHSTREAMER

Our Patron Saint

OUR ORTHODOX FAITH

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OUR CLERGY

Meet and learn about our Parish Priest and former clergy

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OUR PARISH PRIEST

Father Timoleon (Tim) Prattas

Fr. Tim Prattas was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Theology from the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy in 2003 and a Masters in Divinity (with a specialization in Youth and Family Ministries) at Tyndale Seminary in May 2007.


Upon graduation, he was hired as the first full-time National Youth Director of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada). He also served as a Teaching Assistant for Byzantine Music at the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy, and a member of the Metropolis Council, National Youth Board, and Department of Religious Education.

Fr. Tim was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on May 13, 2014 by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios of Toronto (Canada) at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto. On August 25, 2014, Fr. Tim was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto. During this time, he was a Deacon and Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community of London and Vicinity.

Fr. Tim began serving as our Parish Priest on December 1, 2014.

Fr. Tim is married to Presbytera Sophia. Together, they have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading a good book.

You can contact Fr. Tim by visiting/calling the office or by email at frprattas@gmail.com.

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PAST PARISH PRIESTS

Emulating the example of Jesus Christ, who Is the Good Shepherd of the universe and the Great High Priest, Orthodox clergy are called to be shepherds to the flock entrusted to them by our Lord. Our Church has had the honour of being home to the following parish priests in the past:

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FR. EVANGELOS ARAVANTINOS

Years Served: 2005-2014
Nameday: March 25th

Born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1976 as the youngest of three siblings. In 1994, he received his diploma from his Electrical Program, after which he worked for six years.


In May 2003, Fr. Evangelos graduated and received his Bachelors of Theology from the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy.


On July 16th, 2005, Fr. Evangelos was ordained to the Holy Deaconate in his home parish of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Montreal, Quebec. He was then ordained to the Holy Priesthood on July 30th, 2005 at our Community.


For the nine years at our Community, Father Evangelos was instrumental in brining new families to the parish, creating various youth programs, supporting our Greek School, and contributing guidance to our G.O.D.S. Kids child care program.


On December 1st, 2014, Fr. Evangelos was assigned as the new Parish Priest of Ypapanti Greek Orthodox Community in Victoria, British Columbia.


Fr. Evangelos is married to Presbytera Ioanna.

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FR. PANAGIOTIS PAVLAKOS

Years Served: 1996-2004
Nameday: August 15th

Fr. Panagiotis was born in Montreal. He studied at Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology, graduating with a Masters in Divinity in 1992.


He was ordained to the Holy Deaconate on February 5, 1996 at Evangelismos Church in Montreal by Metropolitan Sotirios of Toronto (Canada). On March 16, 1996, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Metropolitan Sotirios at our Church.


During his ministry, the mortgage for the Church was paid off – accomplished with the kindness and generosity of our parishioners. He oversaw the completion of the iconography of the church dome and deisis icon in the narthex, together with the chandelier (polyeleos) of the Church. He was the Parish Priest at our Church's consecration (presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios of Toronto (Canada)) and for our Community's 25th anniversary celebrations.


In all, Fr. Panagiotis was our Parish Priest for eight years and three months.


After his tenure as our Parish Priest, he has served at Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Montreal (2004-2013) and St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Community in LaSalle, Quebec (2013-Present).


He is married to his “kindergarten sweetheart”, Presbytera Vasiliki. Together, they have one daughter.

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FR. DOROTHEOS TRYPHONOPOULOS

Years Served: 1978-1996
Nameday: June 5th

As the founding Parish Priest of our Community, Fr. Dorotheos has a special place in the history of our Community.


Born in Greece, Fr. Dorotheos was ordained to the Holy Deaconate on May 3rd, 1970 and to the Holy Priesthood on May 4th, 1970 by Bishop Dorotheos. Upon arriving to Canada, he first served at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Community in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.


On April 1st 1979, he was sent to minister to our community, liturgizing first at our temporary home, a Russian Orthodox church hall that was set up as a church. Under his leadership, our Church began to be built in 1980. He also supervised the first phase of iconography of our Church. He was honoured with the title of Protopresbyter on December 23rd, 1995.


From 1996, he began serving in various communities, such as Sts. Constantine and Helen Surrey, Holy Cross Laval and Ypapanti Victoria.


Although he is retired today, he still concelebrates the Divine Liturgy and other services both at our Church and other churches across Canada.


He is married to Presbytera Stavroula.

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GET IN TOUCH

Father's Office Hours
Mon - Thur, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Church Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

(closed from 1:30 - 2:00 pm)

4541 Boundary Rd,
Vancouver, BC V5R 2N5, Canada

tel: (604) 438-6432

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