19 Sep

Baptism of Alexander Agaiby

Congratulations to Amir and Caroline Agaiby for the blessed baptism of their son Alexander Anthony on Saturday Septmeber 19, 2009

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14 Sep

North America Clergy Seminar in Boston, MA

Fr. Pishoy participated in the Clergy Seminar which was held at St. Mary’s Vineyard in Boston from September 14 – 16, 2009 and led by H. H. Pope Shenouda III. During the seminar, Fr. Pishoy had the blessing of meeting with His Holiness to update sayedna about the latest news of the church in preparation for…

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13 Sep

Project Update

We are thankful to the Lord for the work that was done in the last two weeks in preparation for waiving the conditions on September 25th, 2009. The following communications and meetings were done: + Communicating with Mr. Dan Horchik, councilor for Ward 6 to update him about the project and to set up a…

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07 Sep

Congregation Cruise in Lake Ontario 2009

The congregation embarked on a beautiful cruise in Lake Ontario on September 7, 2009 (Labour Day Monday). The day started with celebrating the Divine Liturgy and then the participants proceeded to Harbour Front where they boarded the boat. The cruise began by having lunch and watching the amazing acrobatic Canadian International Air Show which hovered…

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31 Aug

Our Honoured Bishops Blessing the New Land

We were blessed during the month of August with the visits of five of our beloved bishops who prayed in the new land and sprinkled holy water. Our guests were H.G. Bishop Antonios Markos, H.G. Bishop Youssef, H.G. Bishop Sarapamoun, H.G. Bishop David, and H.G. Bishop Angaelos. We are thankful to the Lord for this great…

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30 Aug

Annual University Coptic Clubs BBQ 2009

  The South Western University Coptic Clubs held their annual BBQ at G. Lord Ross Park in North York on Sunday, August 30, 2009. Many students from across South Western Ontario Universities met together to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. It was an opportunity to welcome new students into their prospective Universities,…

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16 Aug

Visit of H.G. Bishop David

We were blessed by the presence of H.G. Bishop David to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 16th at Brebeuf Secondary School. The visit of His Grace came to us at a special time of the year which is during the spiritual revival for the fast of our blessed mother St. Mary. We rejoiced on that…

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08 Aug

St. Takla Soccer Tournament

The church soccer team participated in the tournament organized by Archangel Michael and St. Takla Church in Brampton on Saturday, August 8 th. This was a great opportunity to meet many youth from sister parishes in the area and to share in fellowship and friendly competition. We thank Fr. Morcos Hanna and the organizers of…

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07 Aug

First Annual Evangelism Conference

“Do the Work of an Evangelist” The first annual Evangelism Conference was held from August 7 – 9 with the presence and blessing of H.G. Bishop Antonios Markos, Bishop of African Affairs and Fr. John Ramzy who served as a missionary in West Africa. The lectures and discussions revolved around the theme of being called to witness to our…

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24 Jul

Conclusion of Children's Summer Camp 2009

This year, the summer camp was extended to two weeks from July 13 – 24, 2009. It was held at Holy Redeemer School and the theme was “Mega Sports” where our children enjoyed participating in many fun filled sports and activities. The days were also filled with Bible studies, memorization, singing, crafts, and character building.…

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23 Jul

Nite Lite Live

Fr. Pishoy was a guest at Nite Lite Live with host and producer Paul Willoughby on Thursday, July 23rd. Nite Lite is a two and a half hour live program which is aired nationally from the CTS studios in Burlington, Ontario. A major part of the discussion revolved around the ministry at SMSV, the Orthodox faith, and…

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19 Jul

Spiritual Day at the Valley of the Mother of God

It was a time of spiritual growth, building community, meditation, and fun filled activities. The discussions were inspired from the Book of Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”. On this beautiful…

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18 Jul

Marriage of George and Lara Nassar

The Church would like to congratulate George and Lara Nassar for their blessed Holy Matrimony which was held at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Ottawa on Saturday, July 18, 2009. George and Lara are faithful members of the church and have completed the Marriage Preparation course held during the Holy Lent. We pray for the Lord’s…

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12 Jul

Graduation & Good News Sharing Day 2009

It was a joyful day indeed where many of the church members celebrated their graduation from Junior High School, High School, College, University, Graduate studies, admission into graduate schools, new births, passing the licensing examinations,, and high achievement in competitions. This event strengthened the ties between the church members, helped us to rejoice with one another, and…

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12 Jul

Marriage of Mena and Justina Costandi

The church would like to congratulate our beloved children Mena Costandi, a faithful servant at the Church of Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius in Mississauga and Justina Costandi, the daughter of Fr. Maximous Rizkalla for their blessed Matrimony on July 12, 2009. The entire clergy members in Southwestern Ontario rejoiced with them on this memorable day…

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