With the arrival of a sizable number of Orthodox Syrian Christians to Canada from India and via the Middle East in the 1960s, Toronto became the focal point for the formation of the first Orthodox Syrian Christian Parish in Canada.
The first Holy Qurbana was conducted on Christmas Day in 1969 by Rev. Fr. Dr. N.K. Thomas.
In 1970, after the official recognition as the first Parish in North America, Rev. Fr. K.C. George [later very Rev. K.C. Geevarghese Ramban] was appointed as our vicar. On October 3, 1970, at a meeting of the parish members, it was decided that the parish would be dedicated to Parumala Thirumeni, our Patron Saint It was also decided to conduct Holy Qurbana at least once every two months at the Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto.
08:00 AM : Morning Prayer
09:00 AM : Holy Qurbana
4th Sunday : English Service
All other Sundays : Malayalam
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Sunday, June 13, 2021
06:00-07:30PM : MMVS Monthly Meeting
Virtual meeting through webex
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The ‘Fifteen Days Lent’ of the Apostles called ‘Sleehanompu’ will begin on Wednesday 16.
Apostles are the most powerful intercessors. May we all observe this lent in fasting and prayer. Our primary prayer could be for the healing of the whole world. Holy Liturgy shall be conducted on Tuesday, June 29th evening with Evening Prayer starting at 06:30pm followed by Holy Qurbana. Please remember to send names for intercession at the earliest. May the prayers of the Holy Apostles heal, empower and protect all of us and the rest of the world.
As we switch to summer, we move to summer timing for Holy Liturgy too. From this Sunday of June 13th onwards, Morning Prayer will begin at 08:00 am followed by the Holy Liturgy.
We will continue this timing until the church gets open. Please be aware of the time change and join the service on time.
Khadija Kathy Ali, Coordinator Engagement and Volunteers at Earnestine’s Women Shelter will be talking about ‘Women care and their Projects’.
We request all our women members to join the meeting. The link shall be made accessible to our members.
Our parish OCYM conducted a webinar on ‘Art of Parenting’ on Friday, June 11th.
Mr Prasad Nair, MSW RSW, Director at Children’s Aid Society of Toronto led the session. We believe that this seminar was informative and of great help to our parents. Thank you all for your participation.
Please find below the upcoming MMVS Diocesan programs. Note the dates in your calendar and assure your participation.
June 26 Saturday 9 -1 PM Speaker: Fr Thomas P John, Vicar St Gregorios Orthodox Church of Toronto, Canada.
Please find the flyer and registration link attached. Please register at the earliest and keep the meeting in prayer.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/W9BMMRm4Y1oPn1jY8
Saturday, October 02
A Bible study series has been scheduled on every Thursday from 8.30 to 9.30 pm, started from Thursday June 10, 2021 based on Amos – Malachi. Rev Fr VM Shibu (Vicar, St Gregorios Orthodox Church Bensalem) will be leading the sessions. All these meetings will be held virtually.
Diocesan MMVS is collecting charity donation from everyone for helping Covid-19 affected patients those who can’t afford ventilator fee or hospital bills. Please do support from each parishes for this noble cause. Our prayerful presence and wholehearted support for our MMVS ministry is expected.
We regret to inform you the passing away of Mrs Aleyamma George (Ponnamma), sister of Mariamma Varghese (Kunjumol, Mrs Aleyamma George (86 years) passed away in Thalavadi, Kerala on June 12, 2021.
The funeral will be held on Monday.
Our sincere condolence to John Varghese, Mariamma Varghese and family. May the Lord comfort the departed soul and give strength and hope to family members at loss.
With profound sadness, may we announce the passing away of Sunny Zachariah, aged 74, beloved brother of Babu Zachariah & Renjini this morning (Friday June 11th) in Dallas, Texas.
His death ensued after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife Leelamma, son Shaun and his wife Babita, their children Neyda and Zane, his daughter Nisha and her husband Chris. May the Lord comfort the departed soul and give strength and hope to family members at loss. The funeral timing shall be updated soon. Please keep the departed and his family members in our daily prayer.
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