1972 – The first Holy Qurbana of the St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox church, Edmonton was conducted by Rev. Fr. A. K. Cherian from New York. His visit prompted the members of the Orthodox Church to form a prayer group. It was also decided that Holy Week Services will be held every year.
1974 – onwards – We are indebted to the following priests who graciously accepted our invitations to come and conduct the holy week services, until a resident priest arrived in 1986. Fr. K.C. George (1974), Fr. T. C. Mathai (1975 & 1976), Fr. T.M. Zachariah (1977), Fr. P.T. Abraham (1978), Fr. Lazarus OIC (1979), Fr. K.K. Kuriakose (1980), Fr. Geevarughese OIC (1981), Fr. T.P. Mathew (1982), Fr. K.C. Mathews (1983 & 1984), Fr. Daniel George (1985). We are thankful to the following churches for their generosity in providing the space for conducting our church services. They are, St. Barbaras Russian Orthodox Church, St. Mark Anglican Church, St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Our Lady of Fatima Portugese Catholic Church and All Saints Orthodox Church.
1975 – H.G. Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios of Blessed Memory, then Vice President of the World Council of Christian Churches, visited Edmonton and celebrated Holy Qurbana. It was the first time a Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Church visiting Edmonton. The Malankara Orthodox members with the full support and cooperation of the Edmonton Malayalee community and the Malayalees from other places in Alberta including Calgary, arranged a Grand Reception for Thirumeni, which was attended by the Bishops from other churches, Ministers of the Provincial Government, the Mayor of the City of Edmonton, MPs, MLAs, Aldermen, and leaders of other communities.
1976 – St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Congregation was formed. H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios, then Diocesan Metropolitan of the American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church, officially approved the congregation.
1977 – H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios, the Metropolitan of the American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox church, visited Edmonton and conducted services including Holy Qurbana. The religious reporter from the Edmonton Journal, arranged a press meet with Thirumeni and published a full page report on his visit and the details and history of the Malankara Orthodox Church in the Sunday Journal.