Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada sounded the alarm about the decline of the Greek language due to globalization pressures in his encyclical on the occasion of the feast day of the Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs.
His Eminence, from Toronto, and Exarch of All Canada, noted that, “many scholars as well as the Greek media are corrupting the Greek language. We watch and hear them every day on television even here in Canada.”
Metropolitan Sotirios, through his encyclical, calls Greek-Canadians, “to keep and protect the Greek culture, for the victory of the Orthodox light which is the Ttruth personified.” He urged all Greek-Orthodox to remain faithful to their traditions and culture.”Be careful not to deviate. The victory is yours,” he said in his call for the survival of the Greek Orthodox identity of the Canadian Diaspora.