Consecrated in 1985, this new St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church was designed by the Halifax firm of Dumaresq and Byrne, based on the Roman basilica style in the shape of a cross. The interior of the dome over the centre of the cross bears an image of Christ Pantokrator, or “ruler of all.”
The church’s interior is rich with imagery referring to the end of days and Christ’s resurrection. The iconography on the walls and altar depict events in the life of Christ, important Greek saints and angels, and took two years to complete.
The first Greek Fest, held at the new church in 1986, attracted more than 10,000 people. The annual festival, featuring food, music, dance and other aspects of Greek culture, has continued to grow in popularity, with attendance soaring to over 20,000 in 2016.