Bible Verse

   Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4 RSV)******************

His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II

Catholicos & Malankara Metropolitan

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

09:00 AM : Morning Prayer

10:00 AM : Holy Qurbana

4th Sunday : English Service

All other Sundays : Malayalam

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Saturday, October 17,  2020 :

07:00 – 08:30 PM : Weekly Prayer Meeting

Virtual Prayer Meeting Through Webex – link will be sent by e-mail

Sunday, October 18,  2020 :

05:30 – 06:30 PM : Common Session
06:30 – 07:30 PM : Teachers Session

Virtual Prayer Meeting Through Webex – link will be sent by e-mail

Saturday, October 24,  2020 :

07:00 – 08:30 PM : Weekly Prayer Meeting

Virtual Prayer Meeting Through Webex – link will be sent by e-mail

News Update

The North American Diocese annual MMVS conference was held virtually on October 10th.

Congratulations to the SGOCT MMVS quiz team on securing the first place (shared with St. Gregorios Orthodox Church Jackson Heights, NY) in the quiz competition held at the diocesan level. The quiz was held virtually on October 3rd and the results were announced in the annual conference on October 10th. There were 30 teams in the quiz competition. Jessie Vaidhyan, Siju Varghese, Beena Mathew, Santy Thomas & Jaya Mary Soney were the participants from our parish.

The Canada Region MMVS presented a recorded skit in the North American Diocese annual MMVS conference. The skit was based on the life of Deborah. It was recorded in our church basement and was well appreciated. Our MMVS team participated in the skit along with other MMVS teams from sister orthodox churches in the Greater Toronto area. Congratulations to the proud winners of our parish MMVS members for getting first prize in the North East American Diocese Quiz Competition.

As the cases are rising at a high pace worldwide, we too need to take precautions.

We have been practicing social distancing and other protocol in the church, it would be our responsibility to take all safety measures possible to rule out any further spread. Pease keep the covid away.

The main work on the new Parish Directory is almost finished.

For those who willing to support this project, please make use of the complementary option.

Tariff:
Full page for non-commercial $300
Half page for non-commercial $200
Full page for commercial $400.

Please make use of this opportunity and support our parish.

As planned, the names of contributors towards the Church Renovation Project shall be exhibited on plaques in the church, in the basement area. 

We have different categories based on the total amount given, starting with $5000 contribution. Those who wish to upgrade, they could make rest of payment corresponding to the category they wish to be in. For those who haven’t made a contribution yet, there is still time to contribute and have their names inscribed on the plaque. 2020 November 30 will be the deadline for finishing the payment. It will be a great support to our parish especially at this prolonged Pandemic period. Each dollar will be carefully used for the best of purposes. Please make use of this opportunity to declare our love, dedication and solidarity towards our Parish.

May it be reminded that you could, if not yet, contribute towards ‘Thanksgiving’ and support our parish at this time of need and constraints.

Our Lord has given us a beautiful life here on earth. Let it be for His glory and the benefit of the needy. 

Our church requires a few articles for its use.

Our church need a Baptismal Font, Silver Paten and Chalice (Church doesn’t encourage using plated grail and paten for health reasons), Candle Stands, Candle Wick Holder, Crystal Containers for keeping Holy oils – Holy Myron, Saith and Olive Oil, Wooden Box for keeping the crystal jars, Taksa Stand, Reliqueries -‘Arulikka’ with space for keeping icons or relics which we carry during Perunnal Processions, Candle table with offertory box, etc.

There will be options available. Prices can vary depending on our selection. Those who wish to donate, please call to choose which way you could contribute. Please text or call on (416) 570 5610.

Request our Altar Servers to please inform of your availability.

Please call or text Santhosh Varghese on (416) 258 2062 or post it in the group.

With deep sorrow and grief, may it be announced that Mr Varghese Cherian, 63 years, Manalethu Puthenveedu, Aala, Chengannur, beloved father of Renin and father-in-law of Reena Philip has passed away in India yesterday. He was unwell for the last few months. He is survived by his beloved wife Ginny Varghese, two sons and families Renin, Reena, Hezekiel, Renjin, Chriz & Adi.

The funeral service has been conducted yesterday at St Mary’s Orthodox Valiyapally, Aala, Chengannur.

Please keep the departed soul and family members in prayer.

All Saturdays, SGOCT Prayer Meeting, 07:00-08:30pm
First Sunday, SGOCT Choir Meeting, 07:00-08:30pm
Second Sunday, SGOCT MMVS, 06:00-07:30pm
Third Sunday, SGOCT Sunday School Teachers Meeting, 07:30-09:00pm
Fourth Sunday, SGOCT MGOCSM, 07:30-09:00pm
First Monday, SGOCT Acolytes Meeting, 07:30-09:00pm
Fourth Thursday, Gregorian Seniors Forum, 07:00-08:30pm
First and Third Fridays, SGOCT Sunday School Liturgical Session for Seniors, 06:00- 07:30pm
Second Friday, SGOCT OCYM, 07:30-09:00
Fourth Friday, SGOCT Divyabodhanam, 07:00-09:00pm
Please keep these days in our diary for respective meetings. It would be highly appreciable if we could follow the monthly schedule to avoid confusion, clash, overlapping or overbooking. All the Secretaries of organisations are requested to make sure that all the meetings shall be entered in the Google Sheet and also inform the Parish Secretary and update the meetings.

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