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.
His Grace Mathews Mar Athanasios, Metropolitan of the then Diocese of Outside Kerala (later Catholicose H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews 1) officially recognized this Parish on November 7, 1970. At the first annual General Body Meeting, held on November 7, 1971 at the Trinity College Chapel, it was decided to conduct services on the first Sunday of every month.
By 1972, the parish was thriving with more members and better financial resources. Today, we are a parish of about 130 subscribing families and about 25 associate-member families. We can proudly say that many of the sister parishes functioning in the Greater Toronto Area today are mainly from the original congregation of this parish.
In September 1974, Rev. Fr. K.C. George returned to India and with the blessings of the Catholicose, Rev. Fr. Thomas Mundukuzhy was appointed as vicar and he continued to conduct Holy Qurbana at Trinity College Chapel till 1989.
In 1975, His Grace Thomas Mar Makarios was consecrated as Metropolitan. Later, H.G. was also appointed as the Metropolitan of the newly created North American Diocese and was enthroned by His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews I in New York on July 1979. On August 4, 1979, His Holiness visited Toronto on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the St.Gregorios Orthodox Church Toronto.
His Holiness was received as a dignitary of the Province of Ontario, and all protocol reserved for a state dignitary was accorded to His Holiness. It also put the Orthodox Christians of Kerala on the map in Canada. With this milestone, the parish entered a new phase of its growth and development.
In July 1981, Rev. Fr. Mundukuzhy was elevated to the rank of Cor Episcopa, the highest ecclesiastical position accorded to a married priest of the Malankara Orthodox Church. Due to the diligence and hard work of Mundukuzhy Achen and the enthusiasm of the parishioners, the long cherished desire to have a church property of our own was fulfilled by the grace of the Almighty and the intercession of our Patron Saint Parumala Thirumeni in early 1990. A church located at Ballantrae in York Region, Ontario was purchased. The first Holy Qurbana was celebrated at the newly purchased church on June 3 by Mundukuzhy Achen. However, a section of the parishioners found the location of the new church too far from their respective residences and they formed a new Parish with the blessings of the Metropolitan under the name of St George Orthodox Church with Rev, Fr. Dr. M.E. Idiculla as vicar. They continued as an independent parish till 1995.