The importance of Greek Orthodox culture is as a lever to support Greece’s Orthodox identity in the multicultural reality of Canada, noted the metropolitan Sotirios of Canada on the occasion of the Greek Letters Day and the Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs. At the same time, his Eminence, metropolitan Sotirios asked from the Greek communities of Canada to establish more Greek day schools in the provinces of the country.
“Once again this year, we will celebrate the feast day of the Three Hierarchs and the week of Greek education. This will be done with celebrations, poems, recitations and dances. However, the best way to celebrate Greek Education would be to organize even one more Greek Orthodox Day School in 2014. While I fully support the Greek Orthodox afternoon and Saturday schools, the ideal solution would be the establishment of Greek Orthodox day schools across Canada. In these schools, students would be taught the basic curriculum of any other school, along with the essentials of our Greek Orthodox faith, the Greek language and our Greek culture and civilization,” said the Metropolitan Archbishop.
“I thank our communities who support our Greek Orthodox schools, be they day schools, afternoon or Saturday schools. I thank all the dedicated and mindful teachers. I thank all the parents and the volunteers who help at our Greek Orthodox schools. I thank God that I am not the only one who cries out in support for Greek Orthodox education. I hope that everyone comes to understand that Greek Orthodox education is the life-preserver of our communities and the Omogenia, and that they will help in this cause with all their hearts. For this, I urge each and every one of you to assist in this important cause with every means at your disposal, pouring your heart and soul into it as the saying goes, ‘Because I put my heart and soul into this cause, this is why it has succeeded,’” said Metropolitan Sotirios.