Rev. Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos

                                          Ba.Th., Ma.Th. D.Min. (ABD)

                                          Email 647.278.0058

Fr Theodore was born in Toronto and grew up in Ajax, and after high school attended the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (Under University of Sherbrooke) where he received his Bachelor degree in Theology. He then continued his education at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, in Crestwood, New York, where he received his Masters of Arts in Theology with a specialization in Liturgical Theology. His SVS thesis was, “Cabasilas and Communion: The Effect of Nicholas Cabasilas’ Liturgical Commentary On the Decline of Frequent Communion."

Fr Theodore is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary focusing on Adult Religious Education and Liturgy. In addition to being priest-in-charge of Sts. Constantine and Helen, Fr. Theodore currently serves in the following capacities:

  1. Professor of Pastoral Theology - Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy

  2. Lecturer - Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto

  3. Doctoral Student - Doctorate of Ministry Program, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

  4. Orthodox Representative - Commission on Faith and Witness, Canadian Council of Churches

  5. Co-Founder and Assistant Spiritual Director - Camp Metamorphosis Orthodox Summer Camps (19 years experience)

  6. Founder of the “Re-Catechism” Adult Religious Education Movement 

  7. Host of “iSermon” Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio

  8. Host of “Fr.TEDTalks” Video Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio 

Fr. Theodore has been married to his loving wife Joanna since 2006 and has three beautiful children George, Katherine and Angelo. Before coming to Sts. Constantine & Helen, Fr. Theodore served the communities of St. Nicholas in Scarborough (Jan. 07 - Sept. 07 as a Deacon), Prophet Elias in Mississauga (Oct. 07 - June 08 as a Deacon) and St. Demetrios in Winnipeg (Jul. 08 - Aug. 14 as Parish Priest). He enjoys reading, teaching and researching Greek dance, and cinema.