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Memory Eternal – Fr. Apostolos Ananiadis from Canada

March 31, 2020

TORONTO – Fr. Apostolos Ananiadis, a well- respected priest, father, and grandfather, fell asleep in the Lord.  His Presvytera, Kalliope – a nurse – took great care of him in their home. Fr. Apostolos’ family was an exemplary Christian family and he served in an excellent manner the Churches of St. George, Vancouver; Holy Trinity, London; St. Dimitrios, Toronto; and, Panagia, Toronto.

He also served as Vicar General of the Diocese of Toronto (Canada) from 1979 to 1989 and as a professor of Church Canon Law at the diocesan Academy. He leaves behind a notable and long lasting contribution.

The press release announcing the funeral of Fr. Apostolos Ananiadis was delayed because of the current COVID-19 problems. The Trisagion was held on the evening of Sunday, March 15 at the Church of St. John the Theologian and the funeral took place on Monday, March 16, in the Church of St. John the Theologian, following the Presanctified Liturgy. Because of COVID-19, only close family members were in attendance for the Trisagion, the funeral, and the Presanctified Liturgy. Archbishop Sotirios presided over the Trisagion and the Funeral, assisted by all the priests of the Greater Toronto Area.

All are asked to pray that God grant rest to his soul among the Saints and the Angels of Heaven.


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