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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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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