St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Mississauga Ontario, CANADA

ABOUT Our Church

The St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church provides opportunities for people to worship God.
When we come into the presence of our merciful Lord, we become aware of our sinfulness and ask forgiveness from Him. Our worship consists of praise, thanksgiving, confession, petition, reading of the Scriptures, and dedication. The Holy Eucharist is offered every Sunday, and all the faithful are encouraged to take part in it. The Church also provides its members opportunities for fellowship, study, and service. Prayer meetings are held regularly in the homes of our members. The Church emphasizes the importance of including Orthodox Christian values in its members. Caring for the poor and the disadvantaged has always been the concern of our Church. If you are looking for a church that is orthodox in doctrine, orthodox in worship, orthodox in values, come to The St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church in Mississuaga.
You are always welcome here.

OUR HISTORY

St ThomasThe Malankara Orthodox Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, who came to the south most part of India in A.D. 52. St. Thomas preached the word of God and converted many people to Christianity. Over the centuries, the empire builders who came to India from the West created divisions among the Christians in Malankara and several churches of different denominations were formed. Our church traces its origins to the church founded by St. Thomas and we follow the Eastern Orthodox form of worship. For more info: Click Here

Patron Saint Of Malankara

H.H. Mor Gregorios GeevargheseIt has been more than a century since the great Saint of Malankara, Geevargese Mar Gregorios (Parumala Thirumeni) departed to his heavenly abode. But the memories of holy father are still afresh in the minds of Malankara faithful, passed through generations.

For more info: Parumala Thirumeni

Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan

H.H. Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose IIOur church belongs to the Malankara Orthodox Church of India. The Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Church is the Catholicose of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, H.H. Moran Mar Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, based in Kottayam, Kerala, India. The church has several dioceses and parishes throughout India, the U.S., U.K., Europe, S.E. Asia, the Persian Gulf, Australia and New Zealand.

For more info: H.H. Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II

Metropolitan of The North East American Diocese

H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar NicholovosOn February 26th 2011, His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II appointed Metropolitan Mar Nicholovos as the Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese

For more info: H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Nicholovos

Former Diocesans

Late Lamented Mathews Mar Barnabas2009 - 2011

For more info: Late Lamented Mathews Mar Barnabas

Late Lamented Dr. Thomas Mar MakariosThe St. Gregorios Orthodox Church in Canada has been in existence from the late 60s. It was under the diocese of Canada, U.K. and Europe. During that time, the diocesan bishop was Late Lamented Dr.Thomas Mar Makarios.

For more info: Late Lamented Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios

Former Vicar of St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Mississauga Ontario

Former Vicar of StgocV Rev Ramban Lazarus OIC Cor-Episcopa gave pastoral guidance to our praish for over a decade. Rambachen is the younger brother of the Late Lamented Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios.