On July 20, 2003, St. Peter’s Syriac Orthodox Church of Canada celebrated her first ever Holy Qurbana with the blessings and guidance of His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Prince Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. The Holy Qurbana was celebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Jos Thomas Corepiscopa, Vicar of the new church.
A Godly aspiration of meeting the challenges of living a Christian life in this age; carrying forward the holy and inspired traditions of the Syriac Orthodox Church; and continuing a close fellowship in worshipping our Lord were the driving forces behind the inception of the church. This need was recognized by His Grace Mor Yulius Kuriakose, First Secretary to the Patriarch and Patriarchal Assistant for Malankara, who facilitated communication with His Holiness with regards to starting this new church.
St. Peter’s is a member of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America under His Eminence Mor Tithus Yeldho. Our Patriarch, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, reigns as the 122nd successor to St. Peter the Apostle.
We continue to pray for this fledgling church to grow spiritually and bear manifold fruits – both in our personal lives and in the society at large. All glory be to God.
Vicar & President – Very Rev. Fr. Jos Thomas Corepiscopa
Vice President – Mathew Alavathil
Secretary – Shibu Chemmanam
Treasurer – Joseph Punnasseril