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.
09:00 AM : Morning Prayer
10:00 AM : Holy Qurbana
4th Sunday : English Service
All other Sundays : Malayalam
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Friday, September 25, 2020 :
07:30 PM : Divyabodhanam class
Virtual class through Webex – link sent to participants by e-mail
Saturday, September 26, 2020 :
07:00 – 08:30 PM : Weekly Prayer Meeting
Virtual Prayer Meeting Through Webex – link will be sent by e-mail
We have stopped the RSVP for confirming participation in the Holy Qurbana until further notice.
We have stopped the RSVP for confirming participation in the Holy Qurbana . Our members can come straight without sending RSVP. Please fill in the data sheet kept in front at the left entrance with the name of only one family member and mention the number of total attendees including small kids from that family. Live-streaming will continue.
It would be helpful if you could complete the self-declaration form before coming to church (https://mcusercontent.com/4b0245a10b23c3826466d9a97/files/9548548e-2661-4d54-95e7-1266834331b1/Self_Declaration_Form.02.pdf).
Worship will continue to livestream for people unable to attend in person, through the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDT7tcyQw1yZ1_yCG9AWStA
It is with deep grief, may it be informed that V S JOSHUA, aged 80 yrs, beloved father of Binu Joshua and father-in-law of Ansu (Dir Ref: B 07, Address in India: Vilayil House, Thengumkave, Mallassery, Pathanamthitta Dist.) has passed away in India on Tuesday September 22, 00:30 am IST.
Funeral: On September 22nd Tuesday 2:00 PM at St.Mary’s Orthodox Church, Mallassery.
Live Stream: https://youtu.be/kq0P1aZaV50 available 7:00 AM (IST) onwards.
There will be a memorial service conducted at our parish church on Tuesday September 22 at 06:30 pm
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Sunday School has reopened for the New Academic Year 2020
Our parish Sunday School has reopened for the new academic year. If there are any more kids yet to join or yet to register, please find this as the right opportunity to start. Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Vaidhyan on (647) 984 3258 for admission proceedings.
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The Catholicate Day collection has to be sent by Sept 30 to the MOSC church office.
If anyone wishes to contribute, please do so ASAP (note: subscription includes Catholicate Day share).
SGOCT OCYM is organising the Annual charity drive for the year 2020.
The Annual Charity drive organised by our parish OCYM is coming to a close by September 30th. Our members those who are willing but yet to contribute, please make it before the closing date.
Our parish Choir is looking for singers, male and female, including previous members and high school students to be part of the church choir.
We look for members who would dedicate their time for participating training sessions and church services including Sunday liturgy. Please contact Anand Joseph on (416) 276 5021.
Northeast American Diocese MMVS has scheduled virtual retreats on Fridays between 12:00 and 01:00pm.
It will be a good platform for us to meet other MMVS members spread out all over the US and Canada. Those who are working could also conveniently join because the meetings happen at lunch-break.
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