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09 Jun

The Harvest Ministry Spiritual Day 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018 members of the Harvest Ministry met for an enriching spiritual day at the Fruit of the Spirit Retreat Centre. They discussed and learned about how to live out their faith in a postmodern world. The group enjoyed fellowship and a quiet time meditation in nature. They also had time to…

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06 May

Ministry Fair 2018

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them” Romans 12:5-6 On May 6, 2018, SMSV held a Ministry following the Divine Liturgy to present the different ministries in the church. As…

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29 Apr

Visit of H.G. Bishop Suriel of Melbourne

Visit of H.G. Bishop Suriel 2018: The church welcomed our beloved father H.G. Bishop Suriel of Melbourne on Sunday, April 29, 2018 who celebrated the Divine Liturgy, ordained deacons and spoke at OnRoute Fellowship. His Grace shared his love and admiration to St. Habib Girgis who led the Coptic renaissance and the Sunday School movement…

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27 Apr

Visit of H. G. Bishop Youssef

Visit of H.G. Bishop Youssef 2018: We were very blessed to welcome our beloved father H.G. Bishop Youssef of SUS on April 27, 2018 to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. This marked the first visit of His Grace to our parish after the church building was completed. We thank His Grace for this joyful visit despite…

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22 Apr

Resurrection Sunday School Presentation 2018

Annual Easter Sunday School Presentation 2018: Children, teachers and parents gathered in the main sanctuary on April 22, 2018 to enjoy a beautiful Easter presentations prepared by our Sunday School children. Every class prepared either a live presentation or a video clip reflecting the significance of the Lord’s death and resurrection. We are very proud…

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22 Apr

Visit of H. E. Metropolitan Serapion

Visit of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion 2018: The entire congregation was joyful to welcome H.E. Met. Serapion of Los Angeles and Affiliated Regions during the weekend of April 21 & 22, 2018. His Eminence attended Bless Canada dinner, celebrated the Divine Liturgy, spoke at OnRoute Fellowship and led the Inter-Parish Graduate Fellowship at church. This marked…

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31 Mar

Baptism of Leow Family

  Congratulations to David, Nyla, and Kaiya for their blessed baptism on Saturday, March 31, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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31 Mar

Baptism of Alexander Azmi

Congratulations to Nada and Peter Azmi for the baptism of their son Alexander Azmi on Saturday, March 31, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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25 Mar

Marriage Prep Course 2018

Marriage Preparation Course 2018: Our annual Marriage Preparation Course took place from February 11 – March 25, 2018. This comprehensive course covers essential topics which couples need to discuss prior to their wedding such as Orthodox Understanding of Marriage, communication, conflict resolution, finances, intimacy, going through the ceremony, and more. This year we also include…

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25 Mar

Great Lent Small Groups 2018

During the Great Lent, the SMSV Small Groups Ministry explored  the theme of “Christian Community” in keeping with our church theme of “One Body in Christ.”  The small groups met for six weeks and discussed issues such as inclusion, service and conflict management.  The goal was to understand  how to live more intentionally in Christian…

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18 Feb

Baptism of Malakai Gutierrez

Congratulations to Sheri and Kristofer Gutierrez on the baptism of their son Malakai on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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13 Feb

Visit of H.G. Bishop Makar & GTA Clergy 2017

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, SMSV was delighted to welcome His Grace Bishop Makar, as he celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the presence of many of the GTA’s clergy. This was followed by a GTA wide clergy meeting. We thank His Grace for his love and fatherhood for the GTA and SMSV community and pray…

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11 Feb

Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration 2018: This year marks the Year of the Dog and the celebration was extra special. Following the Liturgy, the congregation enjoyed a small summary of the significance of this feast and its Christian connection. Also, the need to reach out to all Asian neighbours and friends during this time. Then, the…

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10 Feb

Baptism of Andreas Ghobrial

Congratulations to Christina and Joe Ghobrial for the baptism of their son Andreas on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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07 Feb

#RelationshipGoals 2018

On Wednesday February 7, 2018, we concluded our second successful relationship goals series. Aimed at single, courting or engaged couples, this series explored healthy relationships through guest speakers, personality tests and group discussions. Topics ranged from communication skills and verbalizing your needs, to physical boundaries, to personality testing. We praise God for mature young adults…

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