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11 Jun

Good Shepherd Collection

On Sunday, June 11th, 2017, SMSV collected and delivered 60 casseroles to the Good Shepherd Centre.  Every single day of the year, the Good Shepherd serves more than 1,000 meals to feed the homeless and needy in downtown Toronto. We thank God that we were able to give Him back of His own and contribute…

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29 Apr

Couples Dinner (11-25 years) 2017

The “Holy Family” team had the pleasure of hosting the first get-together of couples married (11-25 yrs) in our church building on Saturday April 29th, 2017. The event was attended by over 25 couples who enjoyed a brief overview on the ROOTs Ministry and Gem activities by Andrew Saad, and the food as well.  Nadine…

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22 Apr

Men’s Ministry “Case for Christ” Movie

On Saturday April 22, 2017, the Men’s Ministry went and saw The Case for Christ in theatres. The movie is based on a true story and book written by Lee Strobel, an atheist investigative journalist who sets out to disprove the existence of God. He eventually ends up converting to Christianity with the support and…

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09 Apr

Small Groups Lent 2017

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  (Acts 2:46-47) Following the example of the early church, the SMSV community…

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05 Apr

New Testament 101

From January 11, 2017 to April 5, 2017, SMSV held a New Testament 101 course, taught by Fr. Pishoy. The course provided students with an overview of each of the New Testament books, their writers, their purpose in writing and other notable details. During this time, the students were also encouraged to read each New…

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25 Mar

Sunday School Trip to LegoLand 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the grade 3&4 class had quite an adventure at Legoland! It was a great day for bonding with friends and just having fun. The kids got straight into the thrills by riding a roller coaster fueled by pedaling power, and got as high over the playground as they could. Then…

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25 Mar

Indian Orthodox Liturgy 2017

SMSV was blessed to host our brothers and sisters from the Indian Orthodox community as they held a spiritual day for their youth and young adults on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The day began with a Divine Liturgy or Korbana, and continued with spiritual discussions. It was a wonderful opportunity for young adults from both…

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25 Mar

Young Couples Lunch (0-10 years)

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the young married and newlyweds couples had a lunch fellowship in our own All Nations Banquet Hall. The couples enjoyed the fellowship with each other and the discussion about “Parenting Children” that was facilitated by our guest speaker Fr. Botros Philopos.  There were also children’s activities, face painting and games in the…

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15 Mar

Visit of Bishop David 2017

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 we were blessed to welcome Bishop David to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Pope Shenouda III’s repose. We thank his grace for his continued love and care of our congregation and look forward to his next visit. May our Lord bless his service.

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11 Mar

L.I.F.T. Women’s Spiritual Day 2017

On Saturday March 11th, 2017, the Women’s Ministry held a spiritual event – the first of hopefully many more to come! The theme was “unshakeable”, and our beloved Kidane led the session with inspiration drawn from the book 2 Kings. The session was well attended by women of all ages who shared their diverse experiences.…

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10 Mar

Men’s Ministry Community Service

  “On Friday March 10, 2017 the Men’s Ministry served the men at Scott Mission in downtown Toronto. A small group of men arrived to help with meal service, clean up and outreach to those who are in the shelter. The men caught up with a few men there and shared in deep discussion of faith and the Gospel.…

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10 Mar

Youth March Break Retreat 2017

Over the March break, the youth grades 7 to 12 went to Evergreen Christian Ministries to enjoy a few days in fellowship. Together, they learned about Habakkuk 3:17-19 which talked about how to rejoice in the Lord even in the hard times and how to continue growing in the faith. It was 2 days filled…

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09 Mar

Feast of Pope Kyrillos VI 2017

“On Wednesday March 8, 2017 our beloved Fr. Daniel visited and blessed us with praying the Vespers for the Feast of Pope Kyrillos VI and enjoyed some fellowship downstairs in the fellowship hall afterwards. On Thursday March 9, he prayed the Divine Liturgy for the Feast followed by brunch in the fellowship hall. Everyone was…

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26 Feb

Marriage Preparation Course 2017

On February 26, 2017, SMSV started the annual Premarital Program. By the Grace of God, there was 25 couples attended this year. The program topics included Foundation of Christian Marriage, physical Intimacy, Emotional Intimacy, Intercultural Marriages, Communications between Couples, Conflict Resolution, Finance Management, Wedding Ceremony, Dealing with In-laws, Friends, Reception Banquet, Honeymoon, as well as open discussion with married…

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26 Feb

Good Shepherd Trays 2017

On Sunday, February 26th, 2017, SMSV collected and delivered 100 casseroles to the Good Shepherd Centre.  Every single day of the year, the Good Shepherd serves more than 1,000 meals to feed the homeless and needy in downtown Toronto. We thank God that we were able to give Him back of His own and contribute…

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