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“God loves us more than a father, mother, friend, or any else could love, and even more than we are able to love ourselves.”

— St. John Chrysostom

As a Melkite parish, we preserve and worship in the traditional Greek Byzantine way, keeping the history and tradition tied to our faith. Simply put, just as the Lord’s word and scripture stays constant, we too are committed to passing on the tradition of the generations of ancient Christianity that has been passed on to us till this day.

About us

Saint Simeon Stylites Melkite Catholic Church is a parish community located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada led by Father Gerard Abi Saab who played a key role in the founding of the church in 2014. Currently, the parish consists of many families of all backgrounds and cultures. Divine Liturgy is served in English, Arabic, and a hybrid of the two languages, serving the local community as well as the traditional Levantine community. We follow the traditional Byzantine Greek Catholic traditions, preserving the faith as it was brought to us from generations ago.

All are welcome to our parish, from all cultures, from all communities, no matter the differences. We welcome you to attend our Saturday and Sunday Divine Liturgies.

You can find our Divine Liturgy schedule for more information. Please contact the parish secretary for any requests (e.g. blessing of home, baptism, wedding preparation, etc.).

“I will not offer to the Lord my God sacrifices
that have cost me nothing.”

— 2 Samuel 24:24

An Explanation of the Divine Liturgy

Message from . July 24, 2021. Category: Worship

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St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي16 hours ago
I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”

It is with deepened heart we inform you of the passing of our brother-in-Christ, Hanna Sarweh , who entered eternal rest on May 26, 2024 surrounded by family.
Our sincerest condolences are extended to his wife and his family.

Visitation will be held on
-Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 from 6pm - 9pm at Saint Simeon Stylites Melkite Catholic Church (8700 Jerome St. Windsor).
-Visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 at the Church from 10am 11am
-Funeral service, Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 at 11am.
-Burial to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Blessed be the memory of our brother -in-Christ, Hanna Sarweh, worthy of blessedness and eternal memory.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي7 days ago
بمناسبة عيد خميس الجسد تدعوكم كنيسة مار سمعان العمودي للمشاركة بالزياح والقداس الالهي وذلك يوم الخميس 30 آيار الساعة السادسة والنصف الزياح و الساعة السابعة القداس الإلهي.
For the feast of Corpus Christi on May 30, 2024 we are going to have a big celebration starting by Street procession at 6:30 pm. Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي1 week ago
On Pentecost we decorate the church in green, It symbolizes the soul, which blossoms and turns green after its winter sleep because the grace of God has touched it.
On this feast of Pentecost according to custom, churches and homes of the faithful relating to the characteristics of this feast are also decorated with trees, grass and flowers. This is how the Old Testament Church celebrated Pentecost, offering on this day a beginning of the harvest (Lev.23:10-22; Num. 28:26). In accordance with these customs of the Old Testament Church, probably, the room on Zion in which the Apostles received the Holy Spirit on this feast was also decorated. From here this custom was also spread throughout all the Church.

The thought of the appearance of God as three strangers to Abraham at the Oaks of Mamre, where the tent of the patriarch stood, could also have influenced this custom. Celebrating the Holy Trinity, before Whom Abraham once bowed down in the Oaks of Mamre, ancient Christians on the day of the Holy Trinity spread tree branches and flowers in the temples to see that in this way the decorated temple of God more obviously represents the Oaks of Mamre and the tent of Abraham where once the Triune God had the good will to appear.

Now branches and flowers are offered to God as the beginning of the renewing Spring. But at the same time they serve together as a symbol of the Church of Christ, which with the appearance of the grace of the Holy Spirit flourished in it, according to the expression in the church hymns, like a white lily. It also points out the renewal of the people by the power of the descent of the Holy Spirit, (serving as a symbol of His very grace which we ask for on this day and which, being recognized by true believing souls, smells sweet to them through a great variety of spiritual gifts and pious deeds), and for the future resurrection of our dead brethren for which we especially pray on this day.
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي
St. Simeon Melkite Catholic Church Windsor كنيسة القديس سمعان العمودي1 week ago
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