We thank you for your love and your support. The following options are available:
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God bless you,
If you wish to schedule a confession appointment with Father Angelos Saad please contact ------- Margo at (905) 699-2347
Updates regarding Liturgy bookings
Dear beloved Congregation,
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Heb. 10:23)
Grace and Peace to all of you.
We are pleased to inform you that the church has now adopted the “Unity App” booking system.
The Unity App is now available and open for registration.
The following churches will be accessible for booking on the system:
The Church of the Virgin Mary & St. Athanasius (including the Valley)
The Church of the Nativity
The Church of St. Philopateer & St. Anthony
The Church of St. Mina & Pope Kyrillos
Booking & Cancellation Policy:
Thank God for His grace and love for reopening our churches and allowing us to have the blessings of attending the liturgy service once again. We would like to inform you that starting Monday, September 6 we will discontinue the use of the Unity App reservation system for regular weekday and weekend liturgies. Attendance for all liturgies will require manual registration at the door (one name and one phone number per family).
There will be no restrictions for attendance during the week however during the weekend, attendance inside the church will be based on your time of arrival for the service. First come, first served. Once the church becomes full, anyone arriving after that will be asked to attend the Trinity Hall or Cafeteria.
Please note that contact tracing and a 2-meter distance between households are still mandatory requirements by the Ontario government.
Please pray to our Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Mary and all the saints to keep the gates of the church open to the faithful forever.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Guidelines for Attendance during COVID-19 Pandemic
As the Government of Ontario transitioned into Stage 3 of its plan to reopening Ontario it has allowed for the church to allow limited the attendance of members to
USE MASKS 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 WITH THE GOVERNMENTS DIRECTION.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
Church's Audio Library المكتبة الصوتيه بالكنيسة
The Library is open according to the following schedule
Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sundays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
CDs are also available for purchase using
The dispensing machine (close to the front desk) at any time
St. M a r y B o o k s t o r e
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 ماري و أنبا اثناسيوس عبر الإنترنت من خلال موقع مكتبة بيع الكتب المرتبط أدناه.
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..
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).