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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28 Feb

CREW volunteered at the Young Street Mission

Members from the CREW volunteered at the Young Street Mission on Saturday, February 28th, 2009 as part of an ongoing relationship with the mission. The participants setup, served and participated in a Breakfast Club for Chrildren in the YSM community. After breakfast, the Young Adults helped lead and provide mentorship roles for the children in…

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21 Feb

Habitat For Humanity 2009

SMSV congregation members attended Habitat for Humanity’s Peddicord build site on Feb 21st, 2009. The delegation assisted the project put up walls, apply exterior weather proofing, and clean an area filled with a mound of dirt. Volunteers were very helpful and enthusiastic to return for another Build day. More Photos

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15 Feb

Family Day Long Weekend Retreat 2009

THIRSTY FOR GOD Niagara Falls, Ontario The theme of the retreat was very appropriate for the Church season that we are about to begin. The Great Lent is a time to seek God with all our hearts, minds and souls. We had three sessions focusing on how we can be thirsty for God in this…

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13 Feb

Meeting H.H. Pope Shenouda III

Cedar Grove, NJ Fr. Pishoy met with H.H. Pope Shenouda III at the papal residence in Cedar Grove, NJ on Friday, February 13, 2009. His Holiness had arrived earlier that evening from Cleveland and greeted thousands of people individually then proceeded to the Egyptian Consulate in Manhattan. Upon his return around midnight, His Holiness received Fr. Pishoy…

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07 Feb

Breakfast with St. Luke Lutheran Men's Fellowship

A delegation of SMSV men joined Pastor Derek and St. Luke Men’s fellowship for breakfast at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Saturday, February 7th. Our group was invited to share about the Coptic Orthodox Church, the ministry of SMSV, and to have fellowship with members of St. Luke’s congregation. We thank Pastor Derek and the…

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31 Jan

SOCYAL (Southwestern Ontario Coptic Young Adult League) Spiritual Day

It was a fun filled day from beginning till end where young adults from all over Southwestern Ontario churches gathered with us at St. Luke’s for spiritual growth and fellowship. The day started by celebrating the Divine Liturgy, followed by an agape meal, and then a series of lectures, discussions, quiet time, worship, and games.…

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23 Jan

Yonge Street Mission

Youth Drop-In Dinner 6:30pm- 9pm Delegates from SMSV took part in the Yonge St. Mission’s Friday Youth Drop-In Dinner, preparing and serving food for Teens and Young Adults in the YSM community. Representatives from the Youth Group and the Small Groups Ministry helped create a warm atmosphere of fellowship and leadership for the dining guests. The…

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10 Jan

Habitat for Humanity 2009

January 10, 2009 Church volunteers participated in the first of two build days scheduled with the Habitat for Humanity Peddicord Build Site located just west of Victoria Park Avenue, on Danforth Road. The Peddicord project began on July 22nd, 2008 and requires volunteers to help build 8 units in total (6 townhouse units and 2 semi-detached…

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