Fr. Evangelos was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22nd, 1976 as the youngest of three siblings. Through the guidance of his spiritual father, Fr. Nicholaos Papageorgiou, he entered the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy, thus taking the first step toward answering his calling to the priesthood. In May of 2003, he received his Theological degree.
After graduating Fr. Evangelos accepted an invitation from His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios to become the Finance Director of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada). While working at the Metropolis, he also served as a cantor at the Academy’s chapel of St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church. During that time Fr. Evangelos met his wonderful wife Ioanna Gounakis from Windsor Ontario, and were married on June 4th, 2005. Prior to his wedding, Fr. Evangelos resigned as the Finance Director of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada).
On July 16th, 2005, Fr. Evangelos was ordained to the Holy Deaconate in his home parish of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary in Montreal, Quebec and subsequently to the Holy Priesthood on July 30th, 2005 at Sts. Nicholas and Dimitrios Church in Vancouver, British Columbia where he had served until November 30th, 2014. He then served Ypapanti Greek Orthodox Church, in Victoria British Columbia, from December 1st, 2014 to August 31st, 2017 and has been serving our community since September 1st, 2017.
Contact Fr. Evangelos Aravantinos directly at (519) 252-3435 or (519) 903-0641 or firstname.lastname@example.org