Panagia -  Dormition of the Theotokos

Greek Orthodox Community of Hamilton and  District


The community of Panagia in Hamilton, Ontario welcomes you to the family.  For over 36 years our mission has been to create a faith based community built upon the friendships we create here.  Our programs and events are focused on creating the Orthodox Christian atmosphere which is desired by so many. 

Christ is in our midst and He has blessed us with a stunning Church, physically and spiritually.  Please join us in our efforts to bring Christ to the faithful of this world, beginning first with our own community.  If there is anything we can do better, as we work towards professionalism, please let us know. 

We would like to encourage all of you to join us in our wonderful ministry and in our glorification of the Lord.  We know that you will find a place here that is comfortable and loving!  We look forward to seeing you!

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In giving birth, you preserved your virginity!
In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos!
You were translated to life, O Mother of Life,
And by your prayers you deliver our souls from death!

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Panagia - Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church

Greek-Canadian Community of Hamilton and District

233 East 15th St.

Hamilton, ON, L9A 4G1

REV. FR. PAUL DRAKOS, 416-839-1568

Tel: 905-385-9815                                  Fax: 905-385-3446

     Email: (General Inquiries) (Pastoral Issues)


CHRISTMAS. “The coming of the Lord”.

“ I have COME that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10)

It’s terribly important to understand that a believer is a normal person. Faith is the mark of normality. A persistently negative and cynical attitude is a mark of emotional illness.

Birds were designed to fly. The air under the wings of a bird is the natural habitat of the flying fowl.

Water is the natural habitat of the fish.

Faith is the native air to be breathed in and out by human beings.
It is normal to have faith. It is abnormal to be cynical. Therefore you welcome all stimuli that would encourage you to have faith. Reject all negative forces that would destroy faith and replace it with unbelief.

When you practice positive belief, you are more controlled by positive emotions – love, joy, courage, faith, enthousiasm.

These are the qualities of an emotionally healthy person. Persons who are not breathing the natural air of faith, but are breathing the polluted air of doubt and unbelief, are quickly susceptible to a lower morality. They are quickly consumed by negative emotions – all of which are measured and marked as symptoms of something less than true wholeness and health as a human being.

You were created to be a believer.
Faith is finding your native air.
That’s why you feel so great when you’re optimistic!
Thank You, my Lord Jesus Christ, for causing me to be a normal, healthy human being by

motivating me to walk the walk of faith. Amen.