Bishop Iakovos in Edmonton

On Sunday, 7th July, 2024, His Grace Iakovos, Bishop of Claudiopolis, presided over Matins and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. He was joined by the Very Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Nikodemos Anagnostopoulos, Priest-in-Charge, Rev. Oeconomos John Hookway, Rev. Oeconomos Nikolaos Kokkinos, Rev. Presbyter Evangelos Liassi, and Archdeacon George Tsourous.

Despite the bad weather, people still attended and celebrated the annual Festival of the Community indoors. Following the service, the community engaged in several joyful activities. The end-of-year School Celebration featured performances and dances by the children, and awards were presented to recognise their achievements throughout the school year.

A band performed traditional Greek music, inspiring some community members to join in with spontaneous dancing.

As the festivities drew to a close, everyone gathered for a communal buffet meal, highlighting the unity of the community. A raffle added an element of excitement, bringing the day to a delightful conclusion.