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.
08:30 AM : Morning Prayer
09:30 AM : Holy Qurbana
4th Sunday : English Service
All other Sundays : Malayalam
2nd Sunday : Intercession to Mother Mary
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Regular classes in church after Holy Qurbana
Saturday, June 04, 2022
Competitions in church
August 10, 11 and 12, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
05:00 – 07:00 pm: Choir / Acolytes joint practice
Through webex. Link will be sent to participants
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Bake Sale in church after Holy Qurbana
We sincerely thank all our members who have participated in the BBQ organised by our parish Sunday school.
Sincere thanks to the Sunday School Teachers, Students and parents for their volunteering and hard work. Thanks to all who volunteered. Sincere gratitude to our members who supported the event by contributing towards this. The food was rich and tasty. We have collected $ 2108.00. Thanks again.
There will be a presentation on the proposed plan and diagram of Altar & Shrine renovation on Sunday, 22nd May, 2022 after the Holy Liturgy.
Sunday school will be conducting competitions such as Solo Singing, Story Telling, Elocution, and Bible Quiz on June 04 Saturday.
The details on the competitions with the registration link shall be sent by next week. OVBS 2022 is planned for August 10, 11, and 12th.
Requesting the participation of all students.
MMVS Bake Sale – Sunday June 12MMVS Bake sale will be on Sunday June 12. We request participation of all members. Shall announce details soon.
We may have members, adults or kids, willing to join the Altar Assistance Service.
Whoever wishes to join the Acolytes, please feel free to reach out to the Vicar on (416) 570 5610. We will conduct the training sessions and fix a date for ordination.
Our parish OCYM has planned to launch a Parish Library & Book Club project with the support of other organisations and our members.
We expect books or contributions from voluntary supporters.
Communicants Counting Machine, Wave your hand ‘ONCE’ pleasePlease wave your hand once between the sensor poles of the counting machine if you are to take Holy Communion. Please do not wave if you are not taking Holy Communion. Thanks to everyone for your cooperation.
How to come for Holy CommunionFor receiving Holy Communion, please come in an orderly manner (bench by bench) to avoid crowding and to keep physical distance. If you need to leave church early, please come to the front through the side aisles (not middle aisle) to receive Holy Communion.
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