News

20 Dec

Baptism of Matthew Alexander

Congratulations to Sabry & Michele Samuel for the baptism of their son Matthew Alexander on Saturday, December 20th at St. Mary & St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill. Also appeared in the picture are their two daughters Daniela & Christina. We pray that the Lord would protect the whole family in his love…

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20 Dec

Yonge St. Mission’s Annual Christmas Market

SMSV continues to serve the community and make manifest the Word through service with the Yonge St. Mission during this Holy Month of Kiahk. The delegation attending one of the Mission’s busiest days arrived in two shifts, first at 9am and the second at 12noon. The volunteer delegation comprised of representatives from the congregation and…

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14 Dec

First Anniversary Celebration Dinner

The church hosted a celebration dinner on December 14th marking our first anniversary since the inaugural Divine Liturgy held on December 15, 2007. We were blessed by the presence of H.G. Bishop David, Heg. Fr. Marcos Marcos, Heg. Fr. Angelos Saad, Heg. Fr. John Ramzy, Heg. Fr. Rueiss Awad, Fr. Metias Ibrahim, Fr. Maximus Rizkalla,…

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06 Dec

Christmas Hampers at West Hill Community Centre Initiative

Representatives from St Maurice & St Verena were actively involved in assisting the West Hill Community Centre, on Lawrence Road just West of Kingston Rd in Scarborough. SMSV was represented by various Ministries (including the Youth Group, CREW, Sunday School and Small Groups), congregation members and friends who generously gave their time, effort, skills and…

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27 Nov

Community Service at Yonge Street Mission

SMSV’s first Community service delegation at the Yonge Street Mission was a touching sensation. The representatives helped serve dinner to just over 80 patrons from the Mission’s community during their weekly Hope Fellowship Banquet. Following dinner and a quick clean up, the delegation joined a group of approximately 25 community members and a Yonge St.…

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23 Nov

Sunday School Outing

Our Sunday School children, along with their servants, participated in an outing to “World Bowl” on Sunday November 23rd. After having lots of fun bowling, the children assembled together in the party room where they ate pizza, celebrated birthdays, and had Bible Trivia. We thank the Lord for the spirit of fellowship among our children…

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26 Oct

"A church without youth is a church without a future"

This is a famous saying by our beloved father H.H. Pope Shenouda III. The youth and their counselors got together on October 26 to evaluate and discuss the vision of the youth ministry. They also agreed to organized several activities to serve the community and overnight trips to grow spiritually together.

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26 Oct

Congregation Group Picture

This photo was taken following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday October 26, 2008. We thank our Lord for giving us the spirit of fellowship and Christian unity as we celebrate the Liturgy in a rented school gymnasium.  

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15 Oct

Fr. Pishoy in Cleveland with H. H. Pope Shenouda III

Fr. Pishoy travelled to Cleveland on October 15th to take the blessing of H. H. Pope Shenouda III prior to his safe travel back to Egypt on October 19th. Fr. Pishoy presented to His Holiness a photo album containing some pictures which were taken during our previous congregation trip to Cleveland as well as other…

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13 Oct

Thanksgiving Spiritual Day

The church organized a Spiritual Day on Thanksgiving at St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth Coptic Church in Barrie. The day started with celebrating the Divine Liturgy followed by an agape meal. Deacon Amir Hanna led two discussions from 1 Corinthians on effective means for Problem Solving. The participants then took some quiet time…

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04 Oct

Visit of H.G. Bishop David

We were blessed by the presence of H.G. Bishop David to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Saturday October 4th. During the liturgy, His grace delivered a sermon entitled “Your Names are written in Heaven” and also ordained ten deacons. To the rank of Psaltos (singer): Jonathan Philopateer Matta, Youssef Joseph Akladios, John Mekael, David Morcos, Andre George Habib, Damian Stephanos Salama.To…

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04 Oct

Dinner Celebrating the Feast of St. Maurice

The church organized a celebration dinner to commemorate the martyrdom feast of St. Maurice on October 4th. The dinner was attended by H.G. Bishop David who delivered a spiritual message entitled “You are salt and light”.  During the dinner, the congregation watched the video clip by H.H. Pope Shenouda III in which His Holiness sent a personal greeting to our church as…

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27 Sep

Congregation Trip to visit H. H. Pope Shenouda III 2009

Our congregation was blessed to meet with H.H. Pope Shenouda III in Cleveland on Saturday, September 27th. After greeting all the participants individually, His Holiness listened to a song which was presented by our children and received many requests for prayers and questions. Then, His Holiness retrieved back to his residence where he was joined by Fr.…

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08 Jul

ElKereza Magazine: "St. Maurice & St. Verena Church in Toronto (translated):

Translation: On Saturday May 31st, at the Valley of the Mother of God in Monotown, His Holiness received Fr. Pishoy Salama and approximately one hundred members from St. Maurice & St. Verena Church in Toronto which serves many different cultures. The meeting was attended by approximately ten different nationalities (including Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Holland, China,…

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07 Jul

SMSV Bible & Sports Camp 2008

The SMSV Bible and Sports Camp was held at Holy Redeemer Public School from July 7-11.  The campers started bright and early at 9:00 am by singing and doing the animations for their theme song “The Great Kingdom Caper” as well as memorizing the introduction to the Orthodox Creed.  The days were filled with great fun such as playing Doctor Dodge Ball, Soccer,…

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