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08 Dec

Visit of H.G. Bishop Thomas 2017

On Friday December 8th, 2017, SMSV was blessed by a visit from H.G. Bishop Thomas, to celebrate with us the Divine Liturgy. His grace then spent some time in fellowship with us during the agape meal. We thank His Grace for his love and care for our SMSV family. We pray that God may bless…

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02 Dec

Servants Enrichment Day 2017

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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19 Nov

Youth Group Annual Retreat 2017

During the weekend of November 17th to 19th, 2017, the youth group went off to the city of Kawartha Lake for a chance to step away from the world and grow in Christ together. Throughout the weekend, the youth got a chance to reflect on Ephesians 2:10 and how they are Christ’s workmanship created in His image…

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12 Nov

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

  We were blessed this year to collect 323 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child 2017. Many individuals, families and groups gathered together to fill the shoe boxes with toys, gifts and encouraging messages to be sent to under privileged children in third world countries. We are very thankful to share in this ministry which brings much…

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31 Oct

All Saints Celebration 2017

On October 31, 2017, the church held its Annual All Saints Celebration for children of all ages. The children were divided into three groups according to their ages; pre-school to SK, Gr. 1 to 5 and Gr. 6 to 8. Each group had its own age appropriate activities which kept them entertained and enjoying the…

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29 Oct

Annual Bake Off Competition 2017

​   On Sunday October 30th, the Women’s ministry hosted the annual bake-off. It was the fifth anniversary of this tasty event! Participants went all out with beautiful and delicious sweet treats. Thanks to all who participated (in baking, and in tasting!)  

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15 Oct

Baptism of alexiah Attalla

Congratulations to Neveen and Ragy Attalla for the baptism of their daughter Alexiah Attalla on Sunday, October 15th, 2017. May God bless their family.    

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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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