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- I'm New | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto
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- Explore on your own | SMSK
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- Looking to grow your faith | SMSK
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- want to connect with God? | SMSK
TIME WITH GOD Establishing a Habit of Connecting with God Do you wish you could hear from God? In our relationships with other people, we grow by being present and listening to each other. The same is true for our relationship with God. God desires a close relationship with each one of us. But we must choose to make time for him and to quiet the world around us to hear from him. We want to help you create a habit of spending consistent time with God. We’ve provided a short video with tips on connecting with God. We’ve also provided a way to access reading plans to get you started. Explore Plans The Bible for Grown-Ups 5-Day Reading Plan Many of us know some Bible stories, but very few of us know the story of the Bible. Do you know how the Bible came to be? Knowing the story of the Bible is as important as knowing what’s in the Bible because if you don’t know it, it’s easy to discount or dismiss the stories in the Bible. In this 5-day reading plan, Andy explores the story of how we got the Bible and how it sheds light and gives us insight into the stories in the Bible. Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith 6-Day Reading Plan Your faith in God matters to God. And he’s committed to growing it. Big. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In this reading plan, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith. Better 4-Day Reading Plan Whether you are starting a new year, or you just want to make a change, these principles will help you have a better year than the last. Learn how to let go of what is hindering you and allow God to lead you to a better life. When, God? 7-Day Reading Plan Have you ever felt like God was inattentive, uncooperative, or late? In this 7-day reading plan, Andy Stanley shares stories from the New Testament about three different men who felt that God was not responding in their time of need. These stories teach us that we can walk through difficult times and know that God is still with us—he isn’t inattentive, he isn’t uncooperative, and he is never, ever late.
- Watch | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto
Can't attend in person? No problem. Divine Liturgy Sunday 9am - 11am & Thursday 6am - 8am Vespers & Midnights Praises : Saturday 7pm Seeing Red Series: Sunday 11am Meet with us online through our live stream. WATCH NOW Watch Recent Talks by Fr. John Listen - How to Hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit Fr. John Boutros Join Fr. John @StMosesStKatherine Church as he walks us through how we can avoid missing the point by looking at the heart. WATCH Jesus, King of Our Hearts Peter Fanous Sir, we wish to see Jesus! Tune in as Peter Fanous shares with us how he sees Jesus in light of the Pascha readings of Palm Sunday! WATCH Arise, O Sleeper Fr. John Boutros Fr John breaks down how he always prays the Liturgy spiritually, even from when before he was a priest. WATCH
- Download Apps | St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church | Toronto
DOWNLOAD OUR APPS Stay up to date with what's happening at North Point Community Church. Thank you for your interest in supporting North Point Community Church financially. We’re convinced everyone should have a plan for how they plan to support their local church financially. Download our apps on these devices. iPhone Featuring current and past messages, upcoming events, and more, you can download the app for your mobile device or search the App Store on any Apple device. Google Play Apple TV Roku Featuring current and past messages, upcoming events, and more, you can download the app for your mobile device or search the Google Play store. Featuring current and past messages, you can download our Apple TV app from the App Store. Featuring current and past messages, you can find our Roku channel by searching on your Roku-enabled device. Subscribe to our Youtube channel Follow us on Spotify
- Student | SMSK
Student Services @ SMSK A ministry of love, integration, and outreach. Welcome to Student Services at St. Moses & St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church! Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, with an ever-growing student population, SMSK is here to serve you during your studies, and beyond. Orthodox Christian Students' Association (OCSA) The Orthodox Christian Students' Association (OCSA) services activities for students, by students, on or near campus. OCSA services the University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, OCAD University, and George Brown College. OCSA services include: socials, sandwich runs, Study Hall, on campus liturgies, Bible Study, prayer groups, and Life Groups. For more information, please. contact email@example.com SMSK University/College Ministry In addition to OCSA, SMSK also has its own university and college ministry, which meets on a weekly basis. This ministry is ideal for students who live downtown, students who consider SMSK their home church, and anyone else who would like to attend. In addition to weekly meetings, SMSK's university & college ministry also plans regular student socials, overnight trips, retreats, day trips, and much more! For more information, please contact Mark Eskandar, or Mary Arsanious. SHIP (On-Campus Evangelism Ministry) Ever felt an urge to share the gospel with your fellow student? Do you yearn to provide your classmates with the answers to life's burning questions, for which they so desperately search? SHIP might be the right ministry for you. SHIP is SMSK's on-campus evangelism and community building ministry. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Serve our community | SMSK
SERVE OUR COMMUNITY SMSK has a host of community-based ministries that need your service "For even 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 Our serving experience starts here! Engaging in service is a great way of putting our faith into action, and being the hands and feet of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We've compiled a list below of services offered at SMSK, and services with which SMSK is affiliated. If you already know the service in which you would like to participate, please click here to get started, and let us know in your message. St. Peter's Mission “Love your neighbour, as I have loved you, in action.” The vision of St. Peter’s Mission (SPM) is to serve the marginalized and underserved communities in general, and the South East Scarborough community in particular. SPM provides lunches on Saturdays to 320 residents of Lawrence Ave. East and Morningside Housing buildings, as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations. It also provides for their needs in the capacity of furniture, mattresses, clothing, kitchen items, cleaning supplies, and other items. SPM has gained the trust of the communities in Scarborough, and now provides spiritual guidance as well as love, compassion, and friendship. During COVID, SPM distributed door to door lunches as well as groceries to alleviate the lack of Food Banks’ donations to this community. SPM has also provided books, puzzles, games, and more to help reduce their feelings of loneliness during a worldwide pandemic. SPM serves also Mornelle community by providing weekly dinners (restarting soon due to COVID) , a Christmas toy drive (150 toys in ’21), a Christmas party for kids , and helps organize March break and summer camps . St Peter’s Mission is always in need of new servants to help Scarborough South East community, Come join SPM! Contact Hanan at 416-518-3666 for details. Community Meals @ SMSK 4:30 - 6:30 PM on Saturdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays Christmas Food & Clothing Drive Seasonal
- Life Transitions | SMSK
CARE AND COUNSELING In times of transition, we can all use a guide to navigate life. FIND HELP THROUGH LIFE'S TRANSITIONS. EXPLORE MENTOR OPTIONS Join a team. Serving is a great way to get connected with others and make a difference. It's also a great way to make a big church feel like your church. Financial Mentoring Charting a path to a financial freedom Premarital Mentoring Preparing for a lifetime, not just a day Life Mentoring Helping navigate life challenges Marriage Enrichment Conversations to help every marriage Divorce Recovery Helping those separated or divorced Parent Connect A community for parents of LGBTQ+ children FOOD AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Resources for those experiencing hardship LEARN MORE Emotional Support Resources to manage anxiety and stress Counseling Referrals Trusted professional counselors Recovery Support on the journey to recovery Career Assistance Help in the midst of career transition HOW CAN WE HELP? Would you like to speak to someone about one of our options, a funeral, a wedding officiant, or a specific prayer request? Become a mentor Allow God to use your experiences to help another person to move forward in life.
- Join us on Sunday | SMSK
Sundays at SMSK Learn more about the Divine Liturgy and why Sunday is the heart of the church experience. Coming together as one Body to join with God. Sunday is the most significant day in the week of a life of a Christian. Why? As the first day of the week, it's set aside for worship and rest to reflect God's example in the Creation story found in the Book of Genesis. But more importantly — it's the day when Jesus resurrected, making it the most sacred day of the Christian Faith. As a Church, we congregate on Sundays to seek true communion with God. Below, learn more about how we, the faithful, commune with God. This Sunday YOUR GENEROSITY HELPS US DREAM RESPONSIBLY. What is the Divine Liturgy? The Divine Liturgy is the place and time (referred to as kairos , "the appointed time in the purpose of God") where heaven and earth meet. At the climax, bread and wine, symbolic of earthly life, are offered up to Heaven to become the Living Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the God-Man. Those who are baptized and chrismated in the Coptic Orthodox Church partake of this Holy Communion to be joined in a mystical life with Christ. So through the Liturgy, the Life of Christ is extended to the every-day lives of His children. “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.'” (Luke 22:19-20) What's the Sunday Series all about? Sunday at SMSK isn't only intended for worship — it's also a time for edification, food, and fellowship. Every week after Liturgy, Father John shares a short homily over an agape ("highest form of love") meal, dubbed the Sunday Series . These homilies cover a wide variety of themes, from everyday spiritual practices to timely and relevant hot topics. It's also a chance to connect with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy a coffee with brunch. Don't miss out on this weekly opportunity to nourish your spirit, nourish your soul, and nourish your body, all part of the Sunday experience. What will I encounter throughout the liturgy? The Divine Liturgy is prayed in four sections: The Prayer of Thanksgiving The Prayer of Consecration The Prayer of Fraction The Prayer of Communion Unlike our private prayer life, the Liturgy consists of common or corporate prayer. During the Liturgy of St. Basil, the Priest asks the congregation to: "Lift up your hearts" and the faithful respond, "We lift them to the Lord." Therefore, common prayer fosters a spirit of togetherness and directs our thoughts, senses, and reverence to the Holy Trinity. SMSK Kids Are you a parent of a child in pre-school or elementary school? SMSK Kids is our modern take on traditional Sunday School, where we use active learning to enrich their understanding of the Bible and keep them actively engaged in the learning process. Have peace of mind that your children are being entertained, learning social skills, and having fun while you enjoy the Sunday Series.
- Plan a visit | SMSK
Plan a visit We're looking forward to meeting you! Let us know how many, and when, and we will have seats reserved for you. If this is your first time, plan your visit by telling us a little about you. First Name Last Name Email Phone Is this your first time visiting SMSK?* Yes No What Sunday will you attend? To ensure the best experience, please submit this form no later than 7:00 a.m. on the Sunday you plan to visit. How many seats do we need to save at church? Are there any special needs our team should be aware of? Are you visiting from out of town?* Yes No Are you bringing kids? If you are checking in children, plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before the service. Yes No SUBMIT FORM Thanks for submitting!
- Outside Toronto | SMSK
WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE Let us help you get access to online resources available 24/7. Explore your local Coptic church Find a Coptic church near you, using this extensive directory Connect with us Reach out to us to stay connected. Explore our content online Watch new videos added weekly Join us Sunday Watch online at 9:00am and 11:00am Want to connect with God? We'll direct you to the right resources. Got questions? We'd love to help. Contact us. First Name Last Name Email Phone Question / Comment SUBMIT FORM Thanks for submitting!