Bible Verse

   May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6 RSV)******************

His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III

Catholicos of the East in Malankara

His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos

Diocesan Metropolitan

Fr Thomas P John

Parish Vicar

Parish History

St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Of TorontoWith 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.

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Upcoming Events

08:30 AM : Morning Prayer

09:30 AM : Holy Qurbana

4th Sunday : English Service

All other Sundays : Malayalam

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Regular Classes:
Every Sunday
Time: After Holy Qurbana

Final Exams (Centralized and Non-centralized):
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sunday School BBQ Day:
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024
Time: After Holy Qurbana

Sunday, May 26,  2024
After Holy Qurbana : MGOCSM monthly meeting
Venue: Church

Saturday, June 01,  2024
8.45 AM to 3.30 PM : MMVS 9th Regional Conference
Venue: St Thomas Orthodox Church  
Address: 23 Brownlea Avenue   Toronto , ON , M9P 2R5

Saturday, October 19,  2024
MMVS 2nd Regional Meet
Venue: Church

Sunday, November 17,  2024
After Holy Qurbana: Art Exhibition
Venue: Church

 

Saturday, June 15,  2024
05:30 PM : Choir Nite
Venue: Church

Saturday, July 6,  2024
Details will be posted soon

News Update

There will be Holy Qurbana (Liturgy) in English on every Second Saturdays starting from June 08, 2024
For those who find it not convenient to attend worship on Sundays or on other days, MGOCSM will be organising the Holy Liturgy in English. This will be open for all; however, we expect this to be a reconnecting space for our young generation to attend the service with minimum spending of time and to engage in a creative fellowship on weekends. This will not replace the English liturgy on fourth Sunday. The service will begin at 08:30 am to finish by 09:45 am. Please make use of this opportunity.

Our church picnic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 06th at Mississauga Valley Park. Details will be announced in the following weeks. Please mark it in your calendar and adjust your schedule accordingly.

Seniors Forum Administrative Members 2024
President: Rev. Fr. Thomas P. John
Vice President: Ben Varghese Nellithara
Secretary: George M. George
Treasurer: James Vaidhyan

Sunday School Exams:
Centralized Exams for grades 10 and 12 and Final exams for all other grades will be conducted on June 30 Sunday. Teachers will confirm if there are any changes in this date on the respective WhatsApp class groups.

Sunday School BBQ Day:
Sunday School BBQ will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024 after Holy Qurbana.

MMVS 9th Regional Conference:
Date: Saturday, June 01, 2024
Venue: St Thomas Orthodox Church  
Address: 23 Brownlea Avenue   Toronto , ON , M9P 2R5
Time: 8.45 AM to 3.30 PM 
Keynote Speaker: H G Gee Varghese Mar Yulios Metropolitan (Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kunnamkulam)   
Theme:  Power of Resurrection
Color Code for Ladies: Sky blue

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MMVS 9th Regional Conference Flyer

MMVS 2nd Annual Regional meet:
Scheduled for Oct 19th – 2024. There will be a Talent show in addition to Bible Study. It will be hosted by our parish. 

Art Exhibition:
Scheduled tentatively for Nov 17th, 2024. All interested in displaying their art   skill are requested to start preparing for the same.

Urava-Volume 6, Release Date: Jun 30, 2024 / Theme- Pillars of the Church
Based on the Apostles’ lives, the next volume of Urava is scheduled for release on Sunday, June 30, 2024. OCYM invites all to take part in this edition as in previous volumes of the journal. We anticipate two articles per organization. Requesting the secretaries to communicate the below sub-themes to their respective groups. Please post the subthemes associated with your organization only. Sub-themes chosen for each organization are:

  • Sunday School – Apostle Etymology
  • MGOCSM – My favourite apostle (100 words)
  • OCYM – Significance of #12
  • MMVS – Women and apostolic ministry
  • Seniors Forum – Ministry in the current age
  • Choir – Apostles by nature or nurture
  • Acolytes – Sacraments and Ministry

The articles are expected to reflect the theme “Apostles”. Last date of submission will be May 20, 2024. The articles are to be emailed to ocymtoronto@yahoo.com with the subject line ‘URAVA Vol 6 article – Organization name’. There will be a contest for Choir members to design the cover page. OCYM invites drawings for the inner pages which is open to all members.
For any questions or clarifications, kindly contact OCYM Secretary, Liju: ocymtoronto@yahoo.com or (647-227-4667).

OCYM Thattukada on Sunday, June 30, 2024
OCYM Thattukada will be held at our church on Sunday, June 30, 2024 after Holy Qurbana.

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