Metropolitan Sotirios visited the Hellenic Home and spoke with the residents and sang hymns and songs with them. The residents truly enjoyed it. Metropolitan Sotirios visits the Hellenic House twice each year and spends time with the elderly.
Following this time together, His Eminence celebrated Great Vespers for the Feast of Sts. Anargyroi (Holy Unmercenaries); the following morning, July 1st, the Metropolitan celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Hellenic Home, assisted by eight priests of the Toronto area.
Both the Vespers and the Divine Liturgy were not held inside the church but in the great hall of the Hellenic Home because of the numerous residents and faithful.
Participating in the holy services were: Mr. J. Fanaras, President of the Hellenic Home; Mr. M. Neroulas, Vice-President; and Mr. K. Kostouros, General Director. The Ladies Philoptochos treated everyone to desserts after the Vespers service and to a luncheon following the Divine Liturgy.
The Hellenic Home is in essence a retirement home. It has two branches, one in western Toronto and one in eastern Toronto. The location in the West has 225 apartments, where self-sufficient elderly over the age of 65-years reside. It also has 87 rooms which are occupied by elderly who require total care and are served by doctors, nurses and other health care staff. The Chapel of Sts. Anargyroi is found in the building at this location. Fr. Cristian Socosan is the parish priest.
The Hellenic Home in the East has 128 rooms in which 128 elderly people are cared for by doctors, nurses and other health care staff. This location is home to the Chapel of Sts. Cyril and Methodios, Missionaries to the Slavs, and Fr. Michael Michael is the parish priest.
The Hellenic Home is subsidized by the Government and the residents are almost all of Greek origin.