ΕΛΛΗΝΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ  ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΟΣ  ΑΓΙΩΝ 
ΠΑΝΤΕΛΕΗΜΟΝΟΣ,  ΑΝΝΗΣ  ΚΑΙ  ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗΣ

Saints Panteleimon, Anna and Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church
Markham - York Region

 
 

History


Late in the 1980's, Markham experienced a large influx o f Greek Orthodox Christians into the York Region, and the need was felt for a Church of our own.  With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios, the first Greek Orthodox Church was founded in Markham, at 27 Mintleaf Gate in 1989.  A portable building was converted into a fully functional Orthodox Church, with the warmth and charm of a Greek village church.  On December 8th, the Eve of the Conception of the Theotokos by St. Anna, the first services were held in the newly constructed Church.

The congregation soon outgrew the property and a new location was necessary.  In 1992, the Mintleaf property was sold and church services were held in the interim at the Markham Museum.

The church purchased the property of our present location on 11359 Warden Avenue in April of 1994, and the portable church was transferred there.  The modest facilities served the congregation well, both as a place of worship as well as a second portable that functions as a place of fellowship.  By the grace of God, the parish had again outgrown the portable facility and there was a great need to build and expand to a much larger and permanent home on our current 13.5 acre property.

By October of 2002, we were able to announce the Blessing and Ground Breaking Service for our new church building on our property at 11359 Warden Avenue in Markham, the service and celebration was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.

The Greek Orthodox Church of Sts. Panteleimon, Anna & Paraskevi, Markham, York Region celebrated the Opening Ceremony of the new church building on Friday, December 10, 2004.

The new Church has been constructed in the traditional Byzantine style with 800 person seating capacity and 24.000 sq. ft. The Church is the only Greek Orthodox Church in York Region servicing approximately 3000 families, including Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stouffville, King, as well as the GTA.  The church offers programs to our patrons including Sunday Church School, Greek School, Greek Dance Lessons, Youth Group, Philoptohos Committee, and Annual Greek Festival.


 
 
 
 
 
 

BUILDING THE FUTURE - HONOURING OUR PAST