Very Rev. Nektarios Mostratos: 40th Anniversary of his Ordination
On Saturday, August 15th 2015, the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Cross Church, along with the President and the Members of the HCGM Regional Board of Laval and the Ecclesiastical Committee would like to invite you all to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Parish Priests’ Very Rev. Nektarios Mostratos’ Ordination.
Right after Divine Liturgy, cake and coffee will be served at the hall of the Holy Cross Church, 4865 du Souvenir, Laval, H7W 1E1
The Very Rev. Nektarios Mostratos (biological name Boniface) was born in Athens on November 1st 1954. His first encyclical studies were on the island of Paros, his high school studies were in Athens and his Ecclesiastical Education was at the Theological Academy of the island of Patmos. He also attended the Theological Academy at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica where he received his diploma.
Afterwards, already having been ordained Deacon on August 15th 1975 by the Late Metropolitan of Nea Ionia and Philadelphia, His Eminence Timotheos, he served as his personal Deacon and Archdeacon as well as the Secretary of the Holy Metropolis. On the 13th of March 1979, he was ordained a Priest as well as receiving the office of Archimandrite on the same day.
He served as a Very Reverend, preacher, teacher and Spiritual Father at the Holy Cathedral of St Constantine and Helen in Nea Ionia and afterwards at the Metropolitan Church of Sts Anagyri of Nea Ionia where he dedicated himself to an important role by serving the people and the youth.
In January of 1987, he was called by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Toronto, (what is now the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto) with the permission of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece and he was appointed Very Reverend at the church of Sts Constantine and Helen of the Greek Orthodox Community of the West Island by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios. He offered his time as a Preacher and Spiritual Father. He worked tirelessly for this newly founded community and church by gathering its inhabitants and by completing the iconography and work that was needed in the church.
He was a member on the Metropolitan Board of the Holy Metropolis, Secretary and a Member of the Spiritual Court in Montreal. He was also a Principal of the Community’s Greek Saturday school “Pythagoras”. On August 1st of 2004 he was then transferred to the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal were he assumed his duty as a Very Reverend at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church where he continues to serve his Ministry.