Touring SMSV 2019

We were blessed to welcome many groups who toured the church and learned about Coptic history and heritage. As SMSV received its official designation as a tourist attraction in the Province of Ontario, several schools showed interest to learn more about the church and its significance in global Christianity. High School students with bright and […]

Designation of SMSV Church & Cultural Centre as a Tourist Attraction 2019

We praise our Lord that SMSV Church and Cultural Centre has been designated as a Tourist Attraction in Ontario on April 27, 2019. Hon. Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced in his speech: “This beautiful, award-winning landmark, is a unique cultural centre for Markham and a testament to the strength and vitality of Ontario’s […]

1st Anniversary for our New Church Building 2017

On Sunday, September 17th, 2017, we came together to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, exactly one year from our inaugural Liturgy in our new building. We remembered all of God’s blessings in this last year, and prayed that He continue to use the building and us to bless our community and the world around us. Following […]

Visit of H.G. Bishop David and H.G. Bishop Angaelos 2017

Every year, during the fast of our beloved mother St Mary, we are joyful to welcome our fathers H.G. Bishop David and H.G. Bishop Angaelos. H.G. Bishop David celebrated the Divine Liturgy on August 11th where we were blessed by the ordination of many deacons to serve the altar of St. Maurice & St. Verena. […]

Installation of Mosiac 2017

We praise God that on Sunday August 12, 2017, we were able to celebrate the completion of our beautiful external mosaic mural. Depicting our Lord Jesus Christ with His arms wide open to welcome all, may it stand for years as a landmark revealing our God’s love to our community. We pray that through it […]

Installation of Iconostasis 2017

By the grace of God, on Sunday August 6, 2017, we celebrated the Divine Liturgy surrounded by a cloud of witnesses shining from our permanent original icons. Depicting saints from both genders, all ages and life stages, they remind us that every person is precious in the sight of the Lord, and a valuable member […]

New Church Building Inauguration 2016

It was a glorious week Indeed! The church held a spiritual revival from September 13-17, 2016 to celebrate the Inauguration of the New Church Building. We were blessed with the presence of H.G. Bishop Karas to celebrate the Feast of St. Verena and lead a GTA Clergy meeting. Also, Fr. Anthony Messeh held two spiritual […]

Baptism of Samuel Hanna

  Congratulations to Mature and Minerva Hanna for the baptism of their son Samuel on September 11, 2016.  Samuel is the first baby to be baptized in the new church building. May our Lord bless his life.    

Visit of H.G. Bishop Angaelos 2016

We were blessed by the visit of our beloved father H.G. Bishop Angaelos for an entire weekend from August 12-14, 2016. His Grace held several meetings in the church and celebrated our first Sunday Divine Liturgy in the new church. On Friday evening, the youth gathered to hear a meditation on Maintaining our Peace in a Challenging […]

Celebrating the First Sunday Liturgy in the New Church Building 2016

By the grace of God, the church received partial occupancy of the new building and we were able to celebrate our first Sunday Divine Liturgy on August 14, 2016. Members from all age groups came together on August 13 to clean and prepare the building for our first Liturgy. The Liturgy was led by our dear father […]