News

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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16 Sep

Baptism of Nora Bishay

  Congratulations to George and Liwam Bishay for the baptism of their daughter Nora. May God bless their family.      

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16 Sep

Visit of Bishop Boula of Tanta 2017

We were blessed by the visit of our dear father H.G. Bishop Paula of Tant on September 16, 2017 who celebrated the Divine Liturgy and baptized Norah Bishay. His Grace delivered a sermon asking parents and families to cling to the Lord in the midst of a generation that may tend to stray away from…

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14 Sep

Feast of St. Verena 2017

  On Thursday, September 14th, 2017, we gathered in the Divine Liturgy to celebrate the Feast of St. Verena. Father Pishoy shared a meditation on her life, and prayed that we too can each be a light to the community around us, witnessing to the love of God with our lives and actions. May the…

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10 Sep

Baptism of Melania Soliman

  Congratulations to Mina and Nadine Soliman for the baptism of their daughter Milania. May God bless their family.    

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10 Sep

Ecumenical Prayer for Peace 2017

The Coptic Orthodox Church alongside with the Catholic Church and several Protestant Churches held a joint Prayer Meeting at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Downtown Toronto on September 10, 2017 to pray for peace in the Middle East and for all persecuted Christians around the world. The meeting was presided by Cardinal Thomas Collins of the…

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07 Sep

Visit of H.G. Bishop Bernaba of Turino, Italy

The entire congregation was extremely joyful as they welcomed our beloved father H.G. Bishop Bernaba of Turino, Italy to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on September 7, 2017. His Grace spoke about the need to grow in our relationship with God through spiritual practices and refusing evil. Bishop Bernaba spent some time with the congregation following…

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03 Sep

Labour Day Congregation Cruise 2017

The church congregation came together on September 3, 2017 to celebrate Labour Day Long Weekend by participating in our Annual Cruise in Lake Ontario. Many individuals and families from all ages and ethnicities enjoyed a four-hour boat ride where everyone shared in an agape meal and fellowship. A meeting was held for children as well…

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02 Sep

Visit of H.G. Bishop Elia of Sudan 2017

.We were blessed by the visit of our beloved father H.G. Bishop Elia of Sudan on September 2, 2017. His grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy and brought us a beautiful message of love and hope. Following the Liturgy, Bishop Elia toured the church and was very happy with the facilities and activities that the church…

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31 Aug

New Church Board of Directors 2017

After a process which spanned several months in nominating our new Church Board, we received a decision from our beloved father H.H. Pope Tawadros II concerning the names of the new Board as of August 2017. The Board members will be as follows: Pishoy Salama Raef Ghali Ron Quan Sandra Benyamin Amani Mekael Ehab Nicola…

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