11 Jul

The blessed ordination of Fr. Daniel Bessada

The church would like to congratulate our beloved Fr. Moses Matar and the congregation of St. Mary & St. Abraam Church in Ajax for the blessed ordination of Fr. Daniel Bessada and his safe return to his church after spending forty days in the monastery. We pray that the Lord would richly bless his ministry and support him for…

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07 Jul

Visiting H.H. Pope Shenouda III in Cleveland

A delegation of the church Board of Deacons and members of the church project committee accompanied Fr. Pishoy to visit His Holiness in Cleveland, OH on Monday, July 6, 2009. The delegation briefed His Holiness concerning the recent land conditional offer and the meetings which took place so far with the city officials, the architect,…

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19 Jun

Signing the Conditional Offer 2009

“This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24) Through God’s grace, the conditional offer for the church property in Markham was signed on Friday, June 19, 2009. The church family visited the land on Sunday, June 21st to pray the prayer of Thanksgiving. We are…

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09 Jun

Celebrating with Our Expecting Moms 2009

The Mothers fellowship held a celebration lunch at Frankie Tomatto’s Restaurant on Tuesday, June 9th to share in the joy with our expecting moms. Many mothers along with their children participated in this gathering and shared with their own experiences. The church is very thankful for the enthusiasm of our parents who are determined to…

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07 Jun

Celebrating the Feast of Pentecost & Back to Church

It was a blessed day indeed filled with the joy of praise, worship and true fellowship. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and the welcoming of many guests who shared in the Feast of Pentecost. Following the Liturgy, all parishioners shared together in a welcoming cake in honour of all our…

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30 May

Marriage of Hany Danial & Jane Walker

 The family of SMSV extends a heartfelt and warm congratulations to our beloved Hany Danial & Jane Walker on the occasion of their blessed Holy Matrimony on Saturday, May 30th, 2009. May our Lord bless their lives as they embark on this life journey together united in love and care for one another.  

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16 May

Victoria Day Long Weekend Retreat 2009

“Jesus Christ, the One and Only” Jackson’s Point It was a fun filled retreat blessed with the presence of our beloved father H.G. Bishop Angaelos and our beloved guest Dr. Yousry Armanios. The main theme of the retreat was “Jesus Christ, the One and Only”. The session focused on Our Lord Jesus being our only Healer,…

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08 May

Small Groups Celebration Dinner 2009

“The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy” (Ps 126:3). This verse reflects the sentiment at the Small Groups Celebration dinner held on May 8th. Twenty-seven dedicated servants completed a nine week course where they learned how to lead a small group. The topics in the training ranged from…

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17 Apr

Holy Pascha Week and the Feast of Resurrection

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” (John 11:25) The Church enjoyed a time of spiritual revival throughout the Holy Great Lent which reached its climax during the Holy Pascha Week and the celebration of the Feast of Resurrection. The deep spiritual hymns…

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08 Apr

Baptism of Shawn Job Da Silveira

Congratulations to Shawn Job Da Silveira for his blessed baptism on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Shawn, who is from a Brazilian background, was introduced to the Coptic Church by a group of his friends and has been a faithful member of SMSV for the past year. He has shown enthusiasm and love for God and…

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05 Apr

Marriage Preparation Class

The marriage preparation sessions concluded on Sunday, April 5th with a celebration and an agape meal. Throughout the course, the couples enjoyed discussions on relevant topics pertaining to the events leading up to the wedding and beyond. In the last session, our couples received a graduation certificate, an icon of St. Maurice & St. Verena,…

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28 Mar

Children's breakfast Club

  A delegation of the church congregation helped out the Yonge St. Mission on March 28, 2009 in the Children’s Breakfast Club program that serves children in the Regent Park community. The volunteers helped prepare a hearthy breakfast of chocolate and blueberry pancakes, sausages, cereal and fruit salad. After serving the children breakfast, the delegation…

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10 Mar

Visit of H.G. Bishop Youssef

We were blessed by the presence of H.G. Bishop Youssef to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, March 10 at the Church of St. Luke. During the Liturgy, His Grace ordained Dr. Bassem Iskander to the rank of Epsaltos (Singer). We were also blessed by the presence of our beloved Rev. Fr. Abraam Kamal from St. Mary & St.…

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07 Mar

Servants Spiritual Day

  The Church organized a Spiritual Day for servants and leaders at St. John’s Convent on Cummer Rd. The day began with prayer and worship followed by some community building activities. The main theme of the day was Orthodox Leadership: It’s Characteristics and Challenges. The servants shared together in group discussion where many valuable suggestions…

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01 Mar

Marriage Preparation Class

The Marriage preparation class started on March 1st and will continue until April 5th, God willing. This is an essential ministry of our Church which is to prepare, care, and welcome the next generation of Coptic families. In this enriched program, the church invites many professional speakers in various areas which contribute to the overall…

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