Bible Verse

   The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who begets a wise son will be glad in him. (Proverbs 23:24 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 Graduation Day:
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2024
Time: After Holy Qurbana

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

Sunday, June 16,  2024
After Holy Qurbana : OCYM monthly meeting
Venue: Church

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

Sunday, June 16,  2024
After Lunch : Cake Cutting for Fathers Day

Saturday, June 29,  2024
Visit to Activate, Brampton
Details will be posted in the MGOCSM chat.

 

Sunday, June 30,  2024
After Holy Qurbana: OCYM Thattukada
Venue: Church

 

Sunday, June 30,  2024
After Holy Qurbana: Urava Volume 6 Release
Venue: Church

 

Tuesday, July 2,  2024
06:30 PM: Evening prayer and Holy Qurbana

Saturday, July 6,  2024
Venue: Mississauga Valley Park
Details will be posted soon

Saturday, July 13,  2024
08:30 AM : Holy Liturgy in English
Venue: Church

Saturday, July 20,  2024
Virtual Event

Thursday, August 22, 2024 – Saturday, August 24, 2024
Details will be posted soon

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

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

 

News Update

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.

There will be Holy Qurbana (Liturgy) in English on every Second Saturdays
For those who find it difficult to attend worship on Sundays, MGOCSM has proposed organizing a Holy Liturgy in English. This service will take place on the second Saturday of every month, starting at 8:30 AM and concluding by 9:45 AM. The next service will be on Saturday, July 13th.This service is open to everyone. We hope this to be a reconnecting space for our younger generation to attend the service with minimum amount of time and to engage in a creative fellowship on weekends. Please take advantage of this opportunity. Also, please note that we still have English liturgy on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Starting Sunday, July 6th, there will be no public live streaming of services.
This change is to encourage everyone to attend services in person at the church. If anyone is truly ill and unable to attend, please contact the office. We will arrange private live streaming for those individuals.

Choir Nite :
There will be Choir Nite on Saturday, June 15 Saturday at 05:30 PM at the parish hall in our church basement. This gathering would be for the parish choir members and their families to join for presenting songs and for enjoying fellowship.

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 Graduation Day:
Sunday School Graduation ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 07, 2024 after Holy Qurbana.

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

Cake Cutting and Serving on Fathers Day:
Our parish St Joseph’s Seniors Forum would be arranging cake for all our members to celebrate Fathers Day and to observe it as Parents’ Day. We pray for all the fathers. Their hard work and sacrifices are to be acknowledged and appreciated. Along with Moms, our dads are making our life beautiful, secure, hopeful and meaningful. May the Lord bless our parents. When we pray, “Our Father”, we realise the role of parents in our life, and we find God as our Heavenly Parent providing us for our daily needs through our parents. We take a moment to think how we express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father and to our earthly parents.

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. We thank all who have sent the articles and drawings.

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

Visit to Activate, Brampton:
MGOCSM is planning to visit to Activate, Brampton on Saturday, June 29th. Details are available in the MGOCSM group chat.

Kanesh 2024:
This year’s annual Kanesh 2024 will take place from August 22nd to August 25th. MGOCSM Toronto is thrilled to welcome all members to The Valley of the Mother of God retreat center. The keynote speaker for this year is His Grace Abraham Mar Stephanos. For more information, please follow their social media pages.

We are glad to congratulate Richard Abraham and Anthea Abraham (Directory Ref: R12) on the arrival of their first-born baby girl Vienna on Sunday, June 9, 2024.
We also congratulate the blessed grand-parents Abraham Mathew and Teena Abraham (Directory Ref. A02). We welcome Vienna and pray for all graces and blessings be showered upon her and family.

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