Founding of the Church & Parish CommunitySaint Simeon Stylites Melkite Catholic Church was established in March 25, 2015, with the ordination of Father Gerard Abi Saab. After Father Gerard’s ordination, the Melkite community was given the opportunity to join hands together to build a parish that will serve for generations and generations to come. With the help of many including Father Gerard, the local Melkite community, the Melkite Eparchy of Canada and Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, we were able to establish our parish. Most importantly, with the great generosity of Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, we were able to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 601 Lake Trail Drive, up until the purchase of our own church building at 8700 Jerome Street in October 2018.
Our New Church Building
In mid-2018, we were finally able to secure enough funds, from the generosity of many local donors, to purchase a church building dedicated for the Saint Simeon Stylites Melkite Catholic parish community in Windsor. Through the hard-work and dedication of our parish families, we were able to successfully renovate, fully, the church building and hall.
The Miracle of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos at our Church
In mid-2019, around the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, our church icon of the Mother of God, the “Inexhaustible Chalice”, suddenly started to drip oil.
Below is a short documentary about the miracle that occurred in our church, presented by Father Gerard: