Reverend Father Nikolaos Tambakis
Fr. Nikolaos was born on March 30, 1970 to Demetrios & Ekaterini Tambakis, who immigrated to Canada from the Prefecture of Argolida, Greece. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. Nikolaos is a proud Greek Canadian who has adopted both cultures in his heart.
In 1993 Fr. Nikolaos graduated from University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts, double-majoring in Administrative Studies and Psychology. Afterwards, he proceeded to enlist in the Hellenic Army and received an Honourable Discharge in 1995.
In 2000 Fr. Nikolaos married his wonderful wife, Presbytera Elizabeth. They have two great children, Dimitrios and Xenia.
2002 Fr. Nikolaos answered God's call and entered the Toronto
Orthodox Theological Academy. In July 2004 he was ordained to the
Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios in his home
parish in Winnipeg; in August of the same year he was ordained to
the Holy Priesthood by His Grace Bishop Christoforos at St. John the
Theologian Chapel in Toronto, Ontario. Father served St. John the
Theologian Chapel at the Holy Metropolis and Sts. Cyril and
Methodius Chapel at the Hellenic Home for the Aged during his final
year of studies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from the
Academy in 2005.