06 Oct

Signing the Construction Contract

A Historical day of Biblical Proportions! We praise our Lord that a contract was signed on Sunday, October 6th with Bondfield Construction Company to build our Church and Community Centre. H.G. Bishop David presided over the Divine Liturgy in preparation for the ceremony. At the end of the Liturgy, all of our consultants,banker, and Mr. Ralph Aquino, CEO of Bondfield,…

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21 Feb

Meeting with H.H Pope Tawadros II

Fr. Daniel and Fr. Pishoy met with our beloved father H.H. Pope Tawadros II at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo on Thursday, February 21st. The meeting which lasted over one hour, included a full report about the church’s ministry and building project. His Holiness reviewed all the details of the project and signed the booklet containing the architectural drawings…

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11 Jan

Paying the Balance of the Land Loan

“You shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you” (Deuteronomy 8:10) From the depth of our hearts, we thank our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ for the great gift that he has given us this week. On Friday, January 11th, the Lord helped us to completely pay the land…

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24 Jun

Receiving the Church Building Permit

We give thanks and glory to our Lord for this milestone in the progress of our building project. The church received the final building permit from the Town of Markham on Thursday, June 14th after almost three years of communications, preparations, and submissions. This process included meetings with staff, presentation of a schematic design, meetings with…

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20 Dec

Submission of Building Permit Application

The church engineering team has successfully completed and submitted the building permit application to the Town of Markham on Tuesday, December 20th. In order to fulfill the requirements for submitting this application, the team had to coordinate between the church architect, consultants, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as several other disciplines to complete…

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24 Sep

Blessing of the Foundation Stone and Breaking Ground Ceremony

“Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid—consider it … from this day I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:18-19) This was a historical day indeed which will be remembered in our church for generations. God sent us a…

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28 Jun

Town of Markham Endorsement to Site Plan Application

We praise the Lord for His amazing work in our midst and the progress of our steps towards starting our building project. In a miraculous move which took place on June 28, 2011, the Council of the Town of Markham took a unanimous decision to endorse our site plan application only five weeks following our…

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25 May

Site Plan Application Submission

“Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.” (Psalm 85:9) Praise be to God, the church has successfully submitted the Site Plan Application for the building project to the Town of Markham on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. This is considered a major step in the church’s efforts to begin…

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14 Jan

H. H. Pope Shenouda III Approves Church Design

On Friday, January 14th, Fr. Daniel and Fr. Pishoy travelled to Cleveland to present to His Holiness the updated architectural design of the church. His Holiness carefully reviewed the design and was extremely impressed with the progress of the plans. Sayedna was alsoexceptionally happy with the development made regarding the rezoning andthe eminent presentation of the…

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28 Oct

Confirmation of the New Zoning By-Law

““Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.” (2 Chronicles 14:7) Praise God for all…

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13 Oct

Meeting with Mr. John McCallum, MP

The church engineering committee met with Mr. John McCallum, the Federal Member of Parliament for Markham-Unionville, where the church land is located. The purpose of the meeting was intended to introduce ourselves as a community and to present the church project which will be built, God willing, in his jurisdiction. The committee also extended an…

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21 Sep

Passing of Church Land New Zoning Bylaw

 “Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” (2 Chronicles 7:15, 16) Through God’s grace, the new zoning bylaw was unanimously…

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30 Aug

Visit of H.G. Bishop Rueiss to the Church Land

We were blessed by the visit of H.G. Bishop Rueiss to the Church land on Monday, August 30th. His Grace prayed the Thanksgiving Prayer and sprinkled holy water in the land. Sayedna prayed for a speedy construction process and promised to bless us by his presence in the opening Divine Liturgy, God willing.  We thank His Grace…

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15 Jun

A Successful Public Meeting

“The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build” (Nehemiah 2:20) It was a historical day indeed which is to be remembered for generations. Congregation members gathered at the Town of Markham to participate in supporting the rezoning application presented by the church to allow for a Place…

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03 Mar

Notice of Completed Rezoning Application

We are very thankful to our Lord that we have received a confirmation from Markham Town notifying us that our application for rezoning is now complete. In order to reach this step, the church had to present a conceptual design of the project, go through several meetings with the consultants and city staff, conduct a…

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