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03 Jun

Young Couples Lunch 2017 – picture

On June 3rd, 2017 the church hosted a luncheon for couples who have been married for 0-10 years and the topic was about the family altar . Father Pishoy talked about the importance of  family altar and the spiritual growth of the entire family. The discussion was very fruitful and many couples shared their stories…

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26 May

Youth Group Gala 2017

On Friday May 26th, 2017 the youth enjoyed a gala to celebrate the end of the school year. They got the chance to dress up and enjoy a dinner to the theme of a masquerade ball. The banquet hall was decorated to match the theme and the youth got to enjoy some great fellowship and take…

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22 May

Victoria Day Weekend Excursion 2017

  On Monday May 22, 2017, the SMSV community celebrated Victoria Day in Bruce Mills Park. We started the day with a Divine Liturgy, followed by an agape BBQ. Then the games began! We thank God for beautiful weather and joyful fellowship.  

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20 May

Baptism of Faith Verena Charbin

  Congratulations to Iriny and Mike Charbin for the baptism of their daughter Faith Verena on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. May God bless their family.    

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14 May

Visit of H.G. Bishop Youssef of Bolivia

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, SMSV was blessed to welcome H.G. Bishop Youssef of Bolivia, who celebrated the Divine Liturgy with us. Bishop Youssef reminded us that we are the light of the world, and that if we want to shine for God, we have to spend quality time with Him. We thank His Grace…

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14 May

Mother’s Day Family Photo Shoot 2017

  On Sunday May 14th, 2017, SMSV celebrated Mother’s Day by taking family photos at the Fellowship Hall, organized by our Women’s Ministry. This was the first year to have the annual photo shoot at our Church! Special thanks to Danielle Awad for being our photographer this year.      

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13 May

Village Voices Choir Concert 2017

On May 12 and 13, 2017, SMSV was happy to host the village voices choir, who presented two concerts celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Many members of the SMSV community and the greater Markham community came to enjoy the beautiful music and each other. We praise God for Canada’s welcoming spirit and the beauty of her…

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11 May

Baptism on Mikayla Elkhoury

      Congratulations to Lina and Mikel for the baptism of their daughter Mikayla Mary on Thursday, May 11, 2017. May our Lord bless their family.          

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09 May

Visit of H.G. Bishop Rafael 2017

  We were blessed by the visit of H.G. Bishop Rafael, Secretary of the Holy Synod, on May 9, 2017. His Grace took time to tour the entire church building and expressed his joy with it. We pray that His Grace is able to spend more time with us during his next visit.    

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06 May

Baptism of Leon Payne

  Congratulations to Leon Payne on his blessed baptism on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. May God bless his life.    

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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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16 Apr

Feast of Resurrection 2017

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! With glowing hearts we came together on the night of April 15, 2017 to celebrate the feast of the Resurrection. We joyfully attended the Resurrection play in our own Sanctuary and Altar for the first time, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy! We then continued our fellowship in our…

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14 Apr

Holy Week 2017

Remember me O Lord, when You come into Your Kingdom! What a week it’s been, as we walked with our Lord Christ hour by hour, day by day to the cross! This year, for the benefit of our beloved young children and their parents, the church added an early evening Pascha led by the children.…

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09 Apr

Palm Sunday 2017

Blessed is He who comes in the name of The Lord! With palms in hand, we came together to welcome our Lord Jesus into Jerusalem, and our lives, as King. The festivities started on Saturday night, with vespers, followed by palm weaving and fellowship. On Sunday, we rejoiced in the Divine Liturgy, and ensured that…

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