***ONLY for the Church of the Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius***
Attending Vespers in the church will be ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
We kindly ask that those wishing to come TO VESPERS, print and fill out the form below and bring it with you to the church. There will be someone to collect them.
PLEASE COME A FEW MINUTES BEFORE VESPERS AS THERE WILL BE AN USHER SCREENING AND CHECKING THE TEMPERATURE OF THOSE ENTERING THE CHURCH. WE ASK THAT YOU ALL LISTEN TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE USHER.
We kindly ask that those planning to attend READ CAREFULLY THE GUILDELINES AND PRECAUTIONS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE WHEN ATTENDING THE DIVINE LITURGY. THIS COULD BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE.
As mentioned throughout the recent liturgies, we are announcing that the new booking system to attend Divine Liturgies is up and running!
please click the link below to register to attend Divine Liturgy at one of the following churches:
Church of the Virgin Mary
Church of St. Athanasius
Canadian Coptic Orthodox Church of the Nativity
Church of St. Philopateer and St. Anthony
Canadian Coptic Orthodox Church of the Resurrection
We kindly also ask that you and your family READ CAREFULLY THE GUILDELINES AND PRECAUTIONS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE WHEN ATTENDING THE DIVINE LITURGY. THIS COULD BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE.
UPDATE: We would like to inform you that the liturgy booking system will be opened EVERY THURSDAY at 9:00PM for a period of ONE WEEK reservation.
To give every household an opportunity to attend liturgies, we kindly ask you to choose one of the following two options:
If you are able to attend weekday liturgies please register for WEEKDAY LITURGY AND NO WEEKEND LITURGIES TO GIVE A CHANCE TO THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND DURING THE WEEKDAYS.
If you wish to attend a weekend liturgy please register for ONLY ONE WEEKEND LITURGY EVERY TWO WEEKS.
SATURDAY LITURGIES: Please try to keep Saturday liturgies for our BELOVED SENIOR CITIZENS.
Again this is in order to ensure that every household has an opportunity to attend the liturgy. We thank you for your cooperation and God bless you.
Guidelines for Attendance during COVID-19
As Government of Ontario transitioned into Stage 2 of its plan to reopening Ontario it has allowed for the church to allow limited the attendance of members to
30% OF BUILDING CAPACITY WHILE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING.
BELOW IS A LETTER FROM A NUMBER OF CHURCHES IN MISSISSAUGA, INCLUDING THE CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND ST. ATHANASIUS, OUTLINING THE PROCESS AND GUIDELINES IN PLACE IN ORDER COMPLY TO THE GOVERNMENTS DIRECTION.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
Below is the letter from the churches in:
Dear our beloved congregation, Grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ who is able to grant you peace, keep you safe and bestow his grace on you.
We recently received inquiries regarding donation options while the church building is closed. We thank you for your love and your support. The following options are available:
Cheque: Make a cheque and mail it to: Church of the Virgin Mary and St Athanasius, 1245 Eglinton Ave. West, Mississauga, Ontario. L5V-2M4
Online: Click on “Donate” button found below. If you are able, please consider setting up a monthly contribution.
E-transfer: Login to your online banking, choose Interac e-transfer and use the following:
Recipient name: VMSA Church
Recipient email address:
Do not enter a security question as the account is provisioned for auto-deposit but...
Enter your full name and address in the comments section for donation receipt
Pick-up: We are glad to have a volunteer come pickup your donation. Kindly contact the Church at 647-782-7286 or 416-897-4416 to arrange.
God bless you,
شعبنا المحب للمسيح
نعمة وسلام من الرب يسوع القادر ان يحفظكم متمتعين بكل صحه روحيه وجسديه. وصل إلينا سؤال من بعض أعضاء شعب الكنيسة: كيف نقدم عطايانا في الوقت التي الكنيسة مغلقة فيه. يمكنكم التواصل معنا بالوسائل الآتية
١) إرسال الشيكات بالبريد على عنوان الكنيسة
٢) بواسطة الباي بال الذي يقبل الفيزا والماستر كارد
٣) يمكنكم الاتصال على 7286-782-647 او 4416-897-416 حتى يمكن ارسال احد الخدام لاستلام تبرعاتكم
الرب يعوضكم ويبارك حياتكم
If you wish to schedule a confession appointment with Father Angelos Saad please contact the Front Desk.
Front Desk راغبي الاعتراف مع القمص انجيلوس سعد الحجز علي
Family Trip - Sunday, September 27, 2020
تنبيه خاص بأجتماع درس الكتاب العربى
سيتم النقل المباشر من كنيسة سانت اثناسيوس لدرس الكتاب هذا الاسبوع يوم الاربعاء ٨ ابريل وسيكون لمدة ساعة واحدة فقط وسيبدأ
من الساعة٧ م الى الساعة ٨ م .
If you would like to purchase books from St. Mary Bookstore you can do so online through the website linked below. Due to COVID-19 we will have free in-person contactless shipping to the Mississauga.
يمكنك شراء كتب من مكتبة كنيسة سانت ميري و أنبا اثناسيوس عبر الإنترنت من خلال موقع مكتبة بيع الكتب المرتبط أدناه. و
نظرًا للظروف الحالية سنقوم بشحن الكتب مجانا بدون تلامس
خدمة جمعية الأنبا إبرام و الطبيب الشافي
وَكُلُّ مَا فَعَلْتُمْ، فَٱعْمَلُوا مِنَ ٱلْقَلْبِ ، كَمَا لِلرَّبِّ لَيْسَ لِلنَّاسِ ، عَالِمِينَ أَنَّكُمْ مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ سَتَأْخُذُونَ جَزَاءَ ٱلْمِيرَاثِ ، لِأَنَّكُمْ تَخْدِمُونَ ٱلرَّبَّ ٱلْمَسِيحَ .
خدمة الطبيب الشافي... لخدمة المرضى وكبار السن تعلن عن خدمة توصيل الاحتياجات للمنازل لغير القادرين على الخروج نظرا للظروف الحالية وحالتهم الصحية...
يمكننا شراء طعام.. احتياجات منزلية.. ادوية.. بالنيابة عن كبار السن او المرضي غير القادرين على الخروج من المنزل وتوصيلها لهم...
اذا كنت في احتياج لهذة الخدمة او تعرف من له احتياج يمكنكم الاتصال على هذه الارقام:
416 529 9278
يوميا من ١٠ صباحا حتى ه مساءا
647 570 4444
يوميا من ٥ مساءا حتى ١٠ مساءا
سوف يتم اخد البيانات وتخصيص احد الخدام لاتمام الخدمة المطلوبة...
صلوا من اجل الخدمة.. وسلام الكنيسة..
NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The church of The Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius started in April 1974 when four Coptic families organized a weekly prayer meeting for Coptic families and youth. The group met every Friday evening at one of their homes. The first meeting, in May 1974, was led by Father Marcos of St. Mark's Church in Toronto. The meeting was named " St. Athanasius " after our Coptic father the defender of the Christian faith. Bible studies.
VALLEY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Christian Retreat Centre, serving church groups, Christian schools, Christian retreats/conference, families and individuals. The Valley is a place dedicated to offering Christian teaching, spiritual renewal, physical refreshment and mental relaxation. In a Biblical Christian spirit,
The Valley of the Mother of God is located on 308 acres, part of the Niagara Escarpment, situated on top of one of the highest hills of the beautiful Hockley Valley.
PATRON SAINTS ST. MARY
St. Joachim a righteous man and his wife St. Anna (Hannah) were stricken in years and had no children for Anna was barren. The children of Israel used to insult them because they had not begotten a son. Because of this, these two saints were sad, and prayed continually, and entreated God by day and by night. They vowed that the child they would beget would be made a steward for the temple.
He was born to pagan parents about the year 295 - 298 A.D. It happened that when he was in school, he saw some Christian children acting the Christian rituals some as priests, some as deacons and one of them as a bishop. He asked their permission to participate with them, but they refused saying: "You are pagan, and you are not allowed to mix with us." He answered them: "I am from now on a Christian." They rejoiced with him, they made him a patriarch over them in the play, they enthroned him on a high place, and they offered him honor and respect. At that time pope Alexandros passed by, when he saw them, he said to those who were with him about Athanasius: "This child would be in a great position one day."
“He is not served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything” (Acts 17:25).
“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).