Announcement of the falling asleep in the Lord of Fr. Charalambos Elles

25 October 2017

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) announces with deep sorrow that our beloved Protopresbyter Charalambos Elles fell asleep in the Lord today, October 24th.
Fr. Charalambos was born in Cyprus on August 23, 1936, and was ordained a presbyter on May 30, 1979 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto. He served our Metropolis in a number of communities in the most exemplary way. He also offered his valuable services as Administrative Assistant to the Metropolitan and as a professor of ecclesiastical music at our Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy from its foundation until today.

Our blessed father leaves behind his presbytera Kalliope, four children and eight grandchildren. We pray that our Lord will grant rest to his soul and rank him among His saints in heaven.

The viewing of the ever-memorable Fr. Charalambos will be on Thursday, October 26, at 2:00pm, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto. A Trisagion will also be held on this day at 7:00pm. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, October 27th at 8:30am followed by the funeral at 12:00pm.

May his memory be Eternal!