About us


 America and Canada's Georgian Orthodox Church parishes council was established with blessing of his Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and Holy Synod. 
Metropolitan of Batumi and Lazeti Eparchy, Archbishop of North America and Canada Dimitri Shiolashvili, was anointed as a had of the council. With blessing of his Eminence Archbishop Dimitri Shiolashvili, first
Georgian Orthodox Church 
was founded, which was named after widely known miracle baring Iveron Icon of Holy Mother of God

    First priest who started serving in Iveron Icon of Mother of God Georgian Orthodox Church in Toronto was Rev. Father Paul Zakaraia. With tireless effort he was gathering Georgian community around the Georgian Orthodox Church and establishing religion sense and understanding in Georgian emigrants. Building from scratch Georgian Church in this far from mother land required all power and complete devotion from Father Paul.

In July 22nd of 2014 
Archimandrite Saba was consecrated as Archbishop of North America by his Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and Holy Synod.

In August 19th 2013 Fr. Thomas was consecrated as a second priest in Church of Iveron Icon of Mother of God by Archbishop Saba.

In October of 2013, after long way building Georgian Orthodox Church parish in Toronto, Rev. Father Paul  decided to move back to his mother land Georgia to help to build another church in capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, leaving on his place Fr. Thomas.

Currently Father Thomas is spiritual leader and pastor of Iveron Icon of Mother of God of Georgian Orthodox Church who continues working with all his heart and peace in mind to strengthen farther existing Georgian Orthodox parish and new emigrants, promoting life in Jesus Christ, participation in community work, helping each other in establishing in Canada and bringing young people back from the streets to Church and building spiritual and healthy life.

You can find one of the oldest hymns and gospel-centered lyrics in the Orthodox Christian world in the small Anglican Church in Scarborough, which is rented with joint effort and where you can participate in sixteen centuries old Orthodox Christians services and liturgy.  

Emigrant's life never was easy and nor full of joy. Especially it's hard for Georgian community who is looking not only for survival after migrating to Canada, but also looking for spiritual values and events. Georgian community is one of the youngest community in North America and requires lot of supervision and help from Georgian Orthodox Church as well as from local government and authorities as to be able to integrate into Canadian society and understand Canadian values and culture with keeping in mind main values of Canada - multiculturalism and multi religions.