News

22 Jul

Women’s Ministry BBQ

    The Women’s ministry organized a potluck on July 22nd. We shared personal stories, motivated and encouraged each other to move forward with Christ in the centre of our lives. The speaker, Jayne Bossert, discussed the importance of Resilience. It was truly an amazing day of prayer and fellowship!        

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09 Jul

Visit of Bishop Makar & Board elections

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, SMSV was overjoyed to welcome H.G. Bishop Makar as he celebrated with us the Divine Liturgy, praying for the Lord to choose for us a new church board. H.G. then officiated over the elections and vote tallying. It was a historic day, marking both the first ever SMSV board elections…

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08 Jul

Men’s Ministry Event

On Saturday July 8th, 2017, Men’s Ministry hosted an encouraging talk entitled, “Does My Presence Matter?” Our dear servant Raef Ghali shared with us how we are given the privilege of partaking in God’s divine authority and power and this is what makes us so important in God’s eyes. We will continue the discussion in…

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07 Jul

Deacon Paul’s 1st year ordination Anniversary

July 7, 2016: The SMSV community rejoiced to recieve Deacon Paul, ordained deacon by the hands of H.G. Bishop Makar. One year later, we thank God for Deacon Paul’s faithfulness, love and service! We pray that God would bless him and his family, and grant him many years of fruitful service. Happy 1st year anniversary, Dear…

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03 Jul

University Group trip to Chicago 2017

The University Group went to see the Windy City from June 30 – July 3rd, 2017! They had a great weekend in Chicago seeing the sights and enjoying a baseball game together. It was a great time for them to get to know each other, share a laugh and even caught some fireworks along the…

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01 Jul

Canada Day 150 & Feast of St. Moses 2017

Happy Canada 150th! This year SMSV was blessed to celebrate this special occasion with our beloved Father Bishoy El Antony. Fr. Bishoy prayed with us the Canada Day & Feast of St. Moses Divine liturgy, and reminded us that we are called to love, even/especially our enemies. The liturgy was followed by an agape meal…

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25 Jun

Mom-to-Mom Swap 2017

On Sunday June 25th, 2017, the Women’s Ministry organized another successful Mom-to-Mom Swap! This was the first time this annual event was held in our Church building, just outside the Fellowship hall. Our congregation was so enthusiastic giving away gently used baby and children’s clothing, toys, books and gear. And other moms were happily ‘shopping’…

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24 Jun

Parenting Teens Workshop 2017

On Saturday, June 24th, 2017, a workshop was conducted to help guide families with teen parenting.  Father Pishoy shared with parents how to relate to teens and love them unconditionally.  Ted, a Youth Counselor, gave parents an insight, provided by the youth, of how parents’ love might sometimes be overbearing and controlling.  Joe concluded the session with some teen parenting…

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20 Jun

Visit of H.G. Bishop Misael 2017

We were blessed by the visit of H.G. Bishop Misael of Birmingham to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on June 20, 2017. His Grace delivered a beautiful message of Love to God and to one another. Following the Liturgy, His Grace shared with the congregation in attendance many memories and miracles about his service with the…

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18 Jun

Father’s Day Celebration 2017

On Sunday June 18, 2017, Men’s Ministry hosted this year’s Father’s Day with a “Create Your Own Donut” shop (#DadsDonuts) as well as a photo shoot. The congregation loved creating their own delicious donuts using various sauces, toppings and so much more! They then showed their appreciation to all the loving fathers by taking family…

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17 Jun

Baptism of Matteo Barsoum

    Congratulations to Mark and Marianna Barsoum for the baptism of their son Matteo on Saturday, June 17, 2017. May our Lord bless their family.      

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17 Jun

Baptism of Sarah and Gloria Mikhail

  Congratulations to Haidy and Nabil Mikhail for the baptism of their daughters Sarah Faith and Gloria Hope on Saturday, June 17, 2017. May our Lord bless their family.    

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15 Jun

3rd Annual Coptic Clergy Evangelism Conference 2017

Thursday 15 June 2017 Under the Auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, His Grace Bishop David, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York & New England and the Holy Synod, delegate of the Evangelism Committee, hosted the 3rd Coptic Clergy Evangelism Conference for the Americas and Australia at Saint Mary’s Christian Center,…

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11 Jun

Orthodox School of Theology Faculty Meeting 2017

The Orthodox School of Theology Faculty held its Annual Meeting on June 11, 2017 at St. Maurice & St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church where administrative and academic topics were discussed. The Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College is part of the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto. The School offers Masters…

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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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