Bible Verse

   For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-28 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, January 16,  2020

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

Virtual prayer meeting through webex

Sunday, January 17,  2020 :

03:00 PM : Sunday School Common Session

Virtual session through webex

Thursday, January 21,  2020 :

07:30-09:00PM : Talk by Dr. Silvy Mathew

To join, click on the link: 

https://stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my.webex.com/stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my/j.php?MTID=m2c8c3163b78df563ddc71987a94418fb

Meeting Number: 132 172 7931
Passcode: 7364677

Saturday, January 23,  2020

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

Virtual prayer meeting through webex

News Update

The government has announced Provincial emergency effecting from 14th Jan.

Community and Worship centres can go ahead with 10 member participation. We hope that the current restrictions would help in bringing down the spread of infection to zero. Many of our members who are working with the Dept of Health have received vaccine which gives us some relief. Let us keep on praying for the whole world. God shall protect all his children everywhere.

It is high time for all our members to support our parish by making monthly paying of $100 ($50 towards subscription + $50 towards offertory).

All beloved members are requested to set up direct debit with the bank to parish account. We require a good credit score for our bank account too. We had collected about 60,000/- from offertory in 2019 whereas we could collect only below $25,000/- in 2020. See the difference. How could we cover it without any other income provision? Please think about it seriously and respond at the earliest.

The Three Days Lent (Nineveh Lent, ‘Moonnu Nompu’) will be observed on January 25-28.

There will be evening prayers live-streamed. The Lenten retreat will be on Tuesday January 26th starting with evening prayer at 06:00 pm. The message will be delivered by Fr Abraham Thomas, Professor of New Testament at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam. He is a well known speaker and a dedicated scholar who can switch to both English and Malayalam. Please make sure that our children and youth will be there. Holy Qurbana will be celebrated on Wednesday January 27th starting with evening prayer at 06:00 pm. Please be keen on observing the Lent.

Gregorian Seniors Forum will be conducting a COVID-19 informative Seminar lead by Dr. Silvy Mathew on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Any related questions regarding the COVID-19 shall be sent to the email address: Seniorsforum60@yahoo.com on or before January 17, 2021. It will be beneficial for all our members. Please assure your participation.

 

To join the Gregorian Seniors Forum Meeting using computer / laptop / smartphone
Click on the link: 

https://stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my.webex.com/stgregoriosorthodoxchurchoftoronto.my/j.php?MTID=m2c8c3163b78df563ddc71987a94418fb

Meeting Number: 132 172 7931
Passcode: 7364677

Enter your name and email address to join the meeting.
 
After joining through computer mute the audio. Unmute the audio before speaking and mute when you finish speaking. This will reduce background noise.
 
If you are joining through computer for the first time, join a few minutes early to download the Webex application into your computer.

To join the meeting using phone

  1. Dial: 416-216-5643 (Toronto – long distance charges may apply depending on your phone plan)
  2. Press 1# to continue in English
  3. Enter Access Code (or meeting number): 132 172 7931#
  4. Enter meeting password: 7364677#

After joining through phone, announce your name and mute the audio. Please unmute the audio before speaking and mute when you finish speaking. This will reduce background noise. You can mute or unmute by pressing MUTE button or *6 on your phone.

If any of our members willing to become new area prayer group coordinators for the year 2021, it will be of great help and highly appreciable.

All our organisations have done their election process for new office bearers and their names have already been announced. Can we come up with suggestions and recommendations regarding area coordinators in the coming parish prayer meeting on Saturday? Request members from all areas to please join the prayer meeting.

MGOCSM is bringing branded face masks as part of charity.

The reusable/washable mask is black with the MGOCSM logo printed in three different colours: white, yellow and red. Each cost $10/-. Please support this charity drive.

We have started receiving Emails from members with details of their beloved departed.

We have also started adding them to the list. Please respond. We would like to keep the list for remembrance on respective Sundays as we do for Birthdays and Wedding Anniversary Days.

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