The Valley of the Mother of God is a Christian retreat center located on 308 acres, part of the Niagara Escarpment, situated on top of one of the highest hills of the beautiful Hockley Valley.
During your visit to the valley, you may enjoy many fun activities, discover your inner peace, share in spiritual activities and appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings. You may spend just a few hours or even a few days away at the valley enjoying its vast amenities.
A section of the Bruce Trail and a number of ponds run through the Valley as well as a long stretch of walking trails. The 308 acres land is full of beautiful forestry and scenery which you could explore during your visit.
The Valley of the Mother of God is owned and operated by The Church of Virgin Mary and St Athanasius in Mississauga since 2007. It was operated by the Eastern Catholic Church prior for many years serving the Ukrainian Church community.
The church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius serves one of the largest congregations of Coptic Orthodox Christians outside of Egypt where its mother church is located. The church serves over 2500 families in Mississauga and the surrounding area.
The church was founded in 1978 by H.H. Pope Shenouda III and has grown its services since then.
The church now falls under the guidance of H.G. Bishop Mina, the Diocesan Bishop of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada. His Grace Bishop Mina was enthroned in Mississauga, ON on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 and in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, April 13th, 2013.
The church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius has been served by Father Angelos Saad since September 1989. The Canadian Coptic Centre and new church and facilities were completed in 1998.
For more information about the church, please visit the official church website at cccnet.ca
For more information about our diocese, please visit the official diocese website at mvwcopts.ca
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