Hello dear one,
This section of our Website is where I get to tell you a little about
Firstly, my name is Fr. Kostadinos Kaltsidis (Fr. Kosta for short) and I
am the Parish Priest here, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox
Church in Surrey, BC.
I am honored and grateful to serve the Lord’s Body, this Church, to serve
Having been born in Vancouver, BC, my parents, sister and I lived in
Greece for a number of years before ultimately returning to Canada for a
Moving here to Surrey in the early 1990’s introduced me to this Parish
(albeit at a different location) where I served as an Altar-boy. Little
did I know that decades later I would serve here as a Priest!
But before that could happen I had to do some growing up
I attended Seminary, straight out of High-School, and was part of the
Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy Graduating Class of 2002.
This was a life-altering experience, and I guess it should have been,
being a place where you receive the tools to dig into your heart and soul.
I met many great persons in that Academy, Clergy and Lay people, two of
whom would serve this Parish after their Ordination. This I mention so as
to underscore that my service to this Parish has been a labour of love,
built on a good foundation.
Being Ordained to the Priesthood in 2006, I served my first Parish in
Victoria BC until 2012.
That was even more life altering!
God blessed my wife and I with two amazing kids. We both learned a lot
about ourselves, serving people and following Christ.
There are many lessons and experiences I am grateful for during those six
-Educating Children and Young Adults about the Ancient Faith we live in
-Summer Camps, Games Nights and fun events with kids of our Parish.
-Fundraising, planning and building projects.
-Ministering to the poor and homeless; preaching not through words but
through actions and respect towards those who suffer (many times alone) in
-the myriad of Holy Sacraments that bless me with the chance to serve your
I can’t list all the big and little things that really forged the life
that my family and I live now.
Lo and behold tho, here we are. I am honored to now serve in the very
Parish were I got the chance to take my first steps in the Faith. Glory
The members at our parish here, old and new, have worked with some great
Clergy over the years. What a blessing to continue this work, with awe in
God’s Goodness; so as to create a place of Love, Faith and Worship to The
Lord Jesus Christ.
Father Kostandinos Kaltsidis
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