Rev. Fr. Constantinos Economos
Parish Priest – St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Honoris Causa), Vancouver, BC
Fr. Constantinos was born in Vancouver, BC and baptized at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Vancouver, BC. Fr. Constantinos grew up in the Hellenic Community of Vancouver and was continuously active in the community, serving as an Altar Boy at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral for many years. On PalmSunday of 2002 Fr. Constantinos was tonsured a Reader and a Sub-Deacon by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios. Fr. Constantinos was involved in the Youth and Dance Groups of the Community, served as President of GOYA and later served as the youngest Board Member elected to the Board of Trustees of the Hellenic Community of Vancouver. Our Orthodox Christian Faith and Hellenic Culture have always been a priority in Fr. Constantinos’ life.
After completing High School he continued his studies at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, BC and graduated in 2005 with a Diploma of Technology in Operations Management (Dipl.T. OPMT). Following the completion of his Diploma
Fr. Constantinos pursued his dream and continued his studies at the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (TOTA). Fr. Constantinos graduated as Valedictorian from TOTA in 2008 with Bachelors in Theology (BTh.). Upon graduating, he returned home to Vancouver and began serving the Church as a Chanter and Youth leader from 2008-2011. In the summer of 2010,
Fr. Constantinos founded Camp Metamorphosis BC and has been serving our Metropolis as the Director of Camp Metamorphosis BC since that time. Because of the great energy and enthusiasm brought about by Camp, Fr. Constantinos and the Camp Metamorphosis BC volunteer staff have organized Winter Camps, Day Camps as well as Regional and National Youth Assemblies for our young adults.
In May of 2011 Fr. Constantinos married his wife, Presbytera Kristina at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Vancouver, BC. It is important to note that Fr. Constantinos and Presbytera Kristina met while volunteering at the Greek Food Festival for Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Surrey, BC. In June of 2011, Fr. Constantinos was ordained to the Diaconate by His Grace Bishop Christoforos of Andida at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Vancouver, BC. In October of 2011 Fr. Constantinos was appointed as the Western Canadian Regional Youth Director. In January of 2012 Fr. Constantinos was ordained to the Priesthood at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Vancouver, BC. This was a great honor as Fr. Constantinos was the first and only person to be baptized, raised, married and ordained at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Vancouver, BC and all under the spiritual guidance of Rev. Fr. Demetrios Partsafas. Fr. Constantinos served as an Assistant Priest at Saint George until the summer of 2012.
On August 14th, 2012 Fr. Constantinos was appointed the Parish Priest of Ypapanti Greek Orthodox Church in Victoria, BC. Father and Presbytera served the Greek Orthodox Communities on Vancouver Island with love and enthusiasm and brought a special focus to the youth ministry.
On December 1st, 2014 Fr. Constantinos was appointed the Parish Priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Honoris Causa), Vancouver, BC. Since coming back to St. George, Father Constantinos has spearheaded the re-establishment of the St. George Vancouver – Youth, a 5 level youth group program: PLAY (ages 0 – 4), HOPE (ages 5 – 7), JOY (ages 8 – 12), GOYA (ages 13 – 17), & ENA (Ages 18 – 25). Additionally, under Fr Constantinos’ direction our ENOSIS Hellenic Dance Groups were re-established including: FILARAKIA (ages 5-12), H PAREA (Ages 13 – 17), and ENOSIS (ages 18 – 25). All of these programs are geared at engaging our Youth with their Greek Orthodox Culture and Faith, and creating a sense of family amongst our youngest community members.
Rev. Fr. Demetrios Partsafas, Retired Priest
Former Parish Priest of St. George
Fr. Demetrios servered as our Parish Priest from 1974 – 2014.