Bible Verse

   For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.(Isaiah 55:8-9 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

Choir Monthly Meeting:
Date: Sunday, March 03, 2024
Time: After Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

MGOCSM Food Drive:
Date: February 25 – March 24, 2024

Date: March 13 -17, 2024
Wednesday – Sunday
Time: 09:00 am to 03:00 pm

Great Lent Schedule

Mid-lent Service:
Installation of the Cross on Golgutha
Tuesday, March 05,  2024
06:30 pm : Evening Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

40th Friday of Great Lent:
Thursday, March 21,  2024
06:30 pm : Evening Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Lazarus Saturday:
Saturday, March 23,  2024
08:30 am : Morning Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Parish Lenten Retreat:
Saturday, March 23,  2024
11:00 am : Parish Lenten Retreat
Venue: Church

Palm Sunday:
Sunday, March 24,  2024
08:30 am : Morning Prayer, Holy Qurbana and Palm Sunday Service
Venue: Church

Pesaha:
Wednesday, March 27,  2024
06:30 pm : Evening Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Good Friday:
Friday, March 29,  2024
08:30 am : Good Friday Service
06:00 pm: Evening Prayer
07:30 pm: Vigil
Venue: Church

Gospel Saturday:
Saturday, March 30,  2024
08:30 am : Morning Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Easter:
Sunday, March 31,  2024
06:00 am : Holy Qurbana and Easter Service
Venue: Church

Evening Prayer & Lenten Devotional Talks:
From February 11, 2024
07:00 pm : Evening Prayer and Devotional Talks  (Sunday-Friday)
07:00 pm : Evening Prayer (Saturday)
Venue: Church
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDT7tcyQw1yZ1_yCG9AWStA

Noon Prayer:
Monday, February 12, 2024 (Monday-Friday)
12:00 – 12:30 pm : Noon Prayer
Venue: Webex
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https://stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my.webex.com/stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my/j.php?MTID=mc0566be84d7c8aae6768f006a7367305Meeting number: 2634 530 8350Password: 86xMam2c2Q2 (86962622 from phones and video systems)Join by phone+1-416-216-5643 Canada Toll (Toronto)Access code: 263 453 08350
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News Update

Great Lent Schedule

Pethurtha Sunday:
Sunday, February 11, 2024: Shubkono service after the Holy Liturgy

Great Lent begins:
Monday, February 12, 2024

Mid-lent Service:
Installation of the Cross on Golgutha
Tuesday, March 05,  2024
06:30 pm : Evening Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

40th Friday of Great Lent:
Thursday, March 21,  2024
06:30 pm : Evening Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Lazarus Saturday:
Saturday, March 23,  2024
08:30 am : Morning Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Parish Lenten Retreat:
Saturday, March 23,  2024
11:00 am : Parish Lenten Retreat
Venue: Church

Palm Sunday:
Sunday, March 24,  2024
08:30 am : Morning Prayer, Holy Qurbana and Palm Sunday Service
Venue: Church

Pesaha:
Wednesday, March 27,  2024
06:30 pm : Evening Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Good Friday:
Friday, March 29,  2024
08:30 am : Good Friday Service
06:00 pm: Evening Prayer
07:30 pm: Vigil
Venue: Church

Gospel Saturday:
Saturday, March 30,  2024
08:30 am : Morning Prayer and Holy Qurbana
Venue: Church

Easter:
Sunday, March 31,  2024
06:00 am : Holy Qurbana and Easter Service
Venue: Church

Evening Prayer & Lenten Devotional Talks:
From February 11, 2024
07:00 pm : Evening Prayer and Devotional Talks  (Sunday-Friday)
07:00 pm : Evening Prayer (Saturday)
Venue: Church
Click below for live Streaming:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDT7tcyQw1yZ1_yCG9AWStA

Noon Prayer:
Monday, February 12, 2024 (Monday-Friday)
12:00 – 12:30 pm : Noon Prayer
Venue: Webex
Click below to join:
https://stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my.webex.com/stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my/j.php?MTID=mc0566be84d7c8aae6768f006a7367305Meeting number: 2634 530 8350Password: 86xMam2c2Q2 (86962622 from phones and video systems)Join by phone+1-416-216-5643 Canada Toll (Toronto)Access code: 263 453 08350
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General Body Meeting on Sunday March 10,2024The parish General Body Meeting is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm at our church.Preliminary eligibility list was posted on the notice board. Final list will be posted If there is any concern, please contact the parish office. If any of our members turn 18 years old, please contact office before to consider their inclusion in the eligibility list, provided other criteria are met. 

OVBS for the year 2024 will be held in our parish creating a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth, learning, and fun.. 
Date: Wednesday, March 13 to Sunday, March 17, 2024
Time: 09:00 am to 03:00 pm daily
Please complete the registration and be ready to join.

MGOCSM is organizing a Food Drive for donating to St. Mary’s Food Bank at 5715 Coopers Ave, Mississauga.
The food drive will run from February 25th to March 24th. The goal is to fill two boxes of canned goods and other non-perishable food items. MGOCSM request our church members to support this event.

There will be no individual absolution prayer for communicants to prepare for Holy Communion. Instead, there will be a common absolution prayer for all communicants to prepare for Holy Communion. A hand waving machine is placed at the entrance for taking count of the communicants. Whoever wishes to take Holy Communion, on entering the temple, please wave your hand once at the machine.

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