Bible Verse

   But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. (Psalm 103:17-18 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
After Holy Qurbana: Sunday School Regular Classes

Sunday, May 28, 2023:
08:30 AM: Morning Prayer and Holy Liturgy
Venue: Church

Sunday, May 28, 2023
After Holy Qurbana : MGOCSM monthly meeting
Venue: Church

Saturday, June 03, 2023:
09:00 AM – 04:30 PM: MMVS Canada Region- 8th Conference
Venue: St Mary and St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, Ajax
Address: 360 Westney Rd S, Ajax, ON, L1S 6M7

August 20-22, 2023:
MGOCSM Kanesh 2023
Venue: The Valley of the Mother of God, Orangeville
Address: 953376 7 Line E, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z2

News Update

Feast of Pentecost: Sunday, May 28, Holy Liturgy with prayer at 08:30am.
The days of waiting (Kaathiruppu) concluded on 27 May. We shall gather in unity for the Holy Liturgy to celebrate the feast, to invoke and receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Please come prepared to enjoy His presence. The morning prayer may start a few minutes earlier.

New Parish Directory – Please send updates We are starting the process for new parish directory with latest member updates. We have a few new families enrolled and many families have moved into new homes. We request our members to visit the Directory counter at the basement to update the details. Also arrange to send a recent family photo to the church email: The new directory will be released on Sunday July 02, 2023.We look for sponsors. Our members who are willing to sponsor, please contact the parish office.

MGOCSM Toronto Region Kanesh will be held at the Valley of the Mother of God, Orangeville from August 20th to 22nd.
Our youngsters above the age 13 are expected to join. Please mark the dates in your diary for ensuring our participation.

Sunergoi: MMVS Canada Region- 8th Conference on Saturday June 03, 2023, 09:00 am – 04:30 pmThe 8th Conference of MMVS Canada Region will be held on Saturday June 03, 2023, at St Mary and St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, Ajax, 360 Westney Rd, S, Ajax, ON, L1s 6M7.  The theme will be ‘For we are fellow workers. HG Dr Thomas Mar Ivanios Metropolitan of South – West America has agreed to be the chief Speaker. Don’t miss to register for the event.
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Volume 4 of the Journal ‘Urava’ will be released on the Feast of Pentecost.
We thank all the literary contributors for sending articles and drawings based on the theme and subthemes. The winner of the cover design contest shall be announced.Theme: 50th DayCover Design Contest: The cover design is being done by MGOCSM members.Subthemes for Organizations:A. Sunday School: a. Fruit of the Holy Spirit b. Gifts of the Holy SpiritB. MGOCSM: a. Empowered by Holy Spirit b. Seven-fold Easter.C. OCYM: a. Nicene Creed Affirmation b. Second BabelD. MMVS: a. To the Ends of the World b. Spirit of Renewal and RevivalE. Gregorian Seniors Forum: a. Healer, Comforter, and Perfector b. Holy MyronF. Choir: a. Harp of the Holy Spirit b. Epiclesis: invocation of the Holy SpiritG. Acolytes: a. Holy Spirit in the Old Testament b. The Spirit and The Bride say, “Come”!

With profound sadness, we share the grief and loss of the passing away of Annamma Mathew, 93 years, beloved mother of Mathew Planthara, mother-in-law of Gracy Mathew and grandmother of Leslin Mathew, on Monday May 22, 2023                                                                                                                              The funeral service shall be conducted at St Thomas Orthodox Church, Pavukkara, Mannar. The date and timing shall be updated soon. Mathew, Gracy and Leslin have managed to travel to India. Our parish community sends deepest condolence to Mathew and family as we pray for the departed soul. May the Lord comfort and strengthen everyone. We remain in the hope of resurrection and in the new life to come.

Bibin Varghese and Tintu Jacob have been blessed with their third child, baby boy Eihan on Sunday May 21, 2023.
Both the mother and infant are doing fine. Evon chettan and Eviah chechy are excited to receive a younger brother to love ad play with. Praises to God for this gracious gift. Hearty congrats to blessed parents and siblings.

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