News

02 Dec

Servants Enrichment Day

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the children and youth group servants held a Servants Enrichment Day which gave the servants an opportunity for them to take a number of “Health Checks” on their spiritual lives and on their ministry. The topics covered were entitled Health Check #1: My Spiritual Life, Health Check #2: Am I…

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15 Oct

Good Shepherd Trays

On Sunday, October 15th, 2017, SMSV collected and delivered 90 casseroles to the Good Shepherd Centre.  The cars, vans, and trucks from several Coptic churches arrived at the same time at the Good Shepherd Homeless Centre.  The total number of casseroles delivered was about 650 Beef and Macaroni casseroles.  The small efforts by each family collectively sent a…

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15 Oct

Visit of H.G. Bishop Makar and Ordination of Deacon Maurice 2017

We were blessed by the visit of H.G. Bishop Makar to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on October 15, 2017. During the Liturgy, we rejoiced in the ordination of Deacon Maurice Barsoum (Emad Barsoum) as a consecrated Deacon to serve the congregation of SMSV. His Grace also ordained a Singer, a Reader and several Sub-deacons. We…

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09 Oct

10th Annual Thanksgiving Retreat 2017

Our congregation joined together in the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Retreat at White Oaks Conference Centre on October 8 & 9, 2017 with guest speaker Fr. Daniel Hanna. The theme this year was “Reclaiming” which focused on taking ownership of our spiritual lives, our church and helping others around us. This retreat was very special as…

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07 Oct

10th Annual Community Welcome Event 2017

Our 10th Annual Community Welcome Event was an extremely joyful event which took place on October 6 & 7, 2017. The theme this year was Faith & Science which combined testimonies of God’s amazing power along with scientific facts that strengthen our faith in God. Our guest Dr. Luke Janssen from McMaster University presented two…

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05 Oct

H.E. Metropolitan Tadros Celebrating the Feast of St. Maurice 2017

On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, the feast of St. Maurice, we were blessed to welcome H. E. Metropolitan Tadros amongst us once again, to pray the Divine Liturgy. Following the Liturgy, His Eminence explained to us the history of the longest occurring miracle of the oil from St. Mary’s icon in Port Said, in His…

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01 Oct

Baptism of Zachariah Noah Ayoub

    Congratulations to Miena and Widad Ayoub for the baptism of their Son Zachariah Noah Abram on Sunday, October 1, 2017. May God bless their family.      

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01 Oct

Baptism of Catherine Bekhit

    Congratulations to Maged and Renai Bekhit on the baptism of their daughter Catherine on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. May God bless their family.      

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30 Sep

Doors Open Markham

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, SMSV participated in Doors Open Markham for a second year.  This cultural event celebrates historical and cultural sites of Markham by inviting them to explore historical, architectural and cultural treasures across the city. SMSV opened her doors to 200 members of the greater Markham area for guided tours in English,…

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30 Sep

Reception of Fr. Thomas Hanna 2017

We thank our Lord for the safe arrival of our beloved Fr. Thomas Hanna and his family on September 30, 2017. The Rite of Receiving a New Priest was held at church with the presence of many clergy members from the GTA, Montreal and USA. The deacons and clergy went on a procession in the…

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23 Sep

Baptism of George Zaher

  Congratulations to Andre and Liana Zaher for the baptism of their son George on Saturday, September 23, 2017. May God bless their family.    

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23 Sep

Baptism of James Griess

  Congratulations to John and Amira Greiss for the baptism of their son James on Saturday, September 23, 2017. May God bless their family.  

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23 Sep

Couples Lunch (0-10 Years) 2017

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, we had a couples meeting and luncheon in our own All Nations banquet hall. The topic was “Redeeming the Time” by guest speaker: Dr. Nicole M. Roccas, Editor, Writer, Thinker. Dr. Nicole spoke about the importance of time and its impact on relationships and how couples need to develop the…

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19 Sep

Fr. Suriel Costandi Celebrating the Feast of the Cross 2017

On Tuesday September 19th, 2017, the SMSV community rejoiced at being led in the Divine Liturgy by an old friend and now beloved father, Fr. Suriel Costandi to celebrate the feast of the Cross. Fr. Suriel blessed us with a meditation on finding our satisfaction and peace in Christ alone. Following the Liturgy, the agape meal…

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17 Sep

1st Anniversary for our New Church Building 2017

On Sunday, September 17th, 2017, we came together to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, exactly one year from our inaugural Liturgy in our new building. We remembered all of God’s blessings in this last year, and prayed that He continue to use the building and us to bless our community and the world around us. Following…

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