Father Ted: Theodore Paraskevopoulos

Throughout high school, and up to the present, Fr. Ted also participated in many religious and cultural programs such as: The Metropolis Youth Board of Canada, was the Canadian representative to the World Youth Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), board member of Klironomia Hellenic Folklore in Canada, founding member of Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox Summer Camps, Dance Instructor of St. Nicholas Greek Heritage School, and Co-Founder and Instructor of Paradosi Hellenic Dance Company.

After high school Fr. Ted attended the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy 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 is Liturgical Theology. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Fr. Ted currently serves in the following capacities:

1. National Youth Director - Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) 2. Professor of Pastoral Theology - Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy 3. Visiting Lecturer - Orthodox & Eastern Christian Studies, Faculty of Divinity, Trinity College, UofT 4. President - Clergy Syndesmos of Canada "St. Photios" Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada 5. Director - "Re-Catechism" Adult Religious Education Initiative 5. Orthodox Representative - Commission on Faith and Witness, Canadian Council of 6. Founder/Instructor - Paradosi Hellenic Dance Company 7. Doctoral Student - Doctorate of Ministry Program, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary www.svots.edu

Fr. Ted 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. Ted served the communities of St. Nicholas in Scarborough (Jan. 07 - Sept. 07), Prophet Elias in Mississauga (Oct. 07 - June 08) and St. Demetrios in Winnipeg (Jul. 08 - Aug. 14). He enjoys reading, teaching and researching Greek dance, and cinema.

YouTube Channel - Fr.TEDTalks: https://www.youtube.com/@fr.tedtalksorthodoxyworths9144

Podcast - The Fighting Priests:
GreekAFRadio: https://www.greekradio.app/fighting
Spotify: https://spotify.link/snlBqn5EbEb
Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-fighting-priests/id1506640251?i=1000631508475

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