Church Activities

 


Wednesday February 10, 2016
The Departure of the Great Saint Anba Paul - The First Hermit.
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Thursday February 11, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM Youth Meeting with Father John Botros
3839 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver.
Friday February 12, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 PM Teen Social Night - Age 13 - 19.
Saturday February 13, 2016
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ St. Mark Church Vancouver - Father Armia & Father John Botros
At the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.
12:00 - 6:00 PM Servants Preparation Spiritual Day after the Liturgy
at Saint Mark Church, Vancouver
6:00 PM Vesper Prayers
6:30 PM Sunday School
6:30 PM Bible Study
8:30 - 9:30 PM Servants Meeting 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month.
Sunday February 14, 2016
For the month of February, English Liturgies will be at the Church, Arabic Liturgies will be at the Gym.
8:30 - 9:00 AM Raising the morning incense
9:00 - 11:30 AM Divine Liturgy at Church - Fr. Armia
12:00 noon Weekly Youth Meeting
12:15 - 1:00 PM Alhan Class
1:00 - 1:30 PM Arabic Language Class

 

 

Pope Tawadros visits Vancouver

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Sea of St. Mark


Thursday September 18, 2014





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New Comers

 

 If you want to be added to the Church weekly email
 Please send us your email address to:
news@stgeorge.ca
 
Are you new to the city? Do you plan on moving to Vancouver
 in the near future?

If you need help please email us directly, and let us help you
make the transition.

newcomers@stgeorge.ca

Visit our newcomers page for more information. 

دليل الوافدين الجدد باللغة العربية

Newcomers Guide English

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Thought of the week

February 10, 2016

Amshir 2, 1732


The Departure of the Great Saint Anba Paul, the First Hermit
   




   On this day of the year 341 A.D., the great saint Anba Paul, the first hermit, departed. This Saint was from the city of Alexandria, and had a brother whose name was Peter. After the departure of their father, they divided the inheritance between them. When his brother took the greater share, Paul's feelings were hurt, by his brother's action. He said to his brother, "Why don't you give me my rightful share of the inheritance of my father?" Peter responded, "You are a young man, and I am afraid that you might squander it. As for me, I will keep it for you."

    When they did not agree with each other, they went to the governor to judge between them. On their way, they saw a funeral procession. Paul asked one of the mourners about the deceased man. Paul was told that he was one of the noble and rich people of the city, and that he left his riches and his wealth behind, and that they were taking him to bury him with only his garment.

    St. Paul sighed in his heart and said to himself, "What do I have to do then with all the money of this temporal world which I shall leave naked?" He looked to his brother and said to him, "My brother, let us return, for I shall not ask you for anything, not even for what is mine."

    On their way back, Paul left his brother and went on his way until he came out of the city. Paul found a grave where he stayed for three days praying to the Lord Christ to guide him to what pleases Him. As for his brother, he searched for Paul diligently and when he did not find him, he was very sorry for what he had done.

    God sent St. Paul an angel who took him out of this place, and walked with him until they reached the eastern inner wilderness. He stayed there for 70 years, during which he saw no one. He put on a tunic made of palm tree fiber. The Lord sent him a raven every day with a half loaf of bread.

    When the Lord wanted to reveal the holiness of St. Paul and his righteousness, He sent His angel to St. Antony (Antonius) the Great, who thought that he was the first to dwell in the wilderness. The angel told St. Antony, "There is a man who lives in the inner wilderness; the world is not worthy of his footsteps. By his prayers, the Lord brings rain and dew to fall on the earth, and bring the flood of the Nile in its due season."

    When St. Antony heard this, he rose right away and went to the inner wilderness, a distance of one day's walk. God guided him to the cave of St. Paul. He entered, and they bowed to each other, and sat down talking about the greatness of the Lord.

    In the evening, the raven came bringing a whole loaf of bread. St. Paul said to St. Antony, "Now, I know that you are one of the children of God. For 70 years, the Lord has been sending to me everyday, half a loaf of bread, but today, the Lord is sending your food also. Now, go and bring me back in a hurry the tunic that Emperor Constantine had given to Pope Athanasius."

    St. Antony went to St. Athanasius, and brought the tunic from him and returned to St. Paul. On his way back, he saw the soul of St. Paul carried by the angels up to heaven. When he arrived to the cave, he found that St. Paul had departed from this world. He kissed him, weeping, and clothed him in the tunic that he asked for, and he took his fiber tunic.

    When St. Antony wanted to bury St. Paul, he wondered how could he dig the grave? Two lions entered the cave, bowed their heads before the body of St. Paul, and shook their heads as if they were asking St. Anthony what to do. St. Antony knew that they were sent from God. He marked the length and width of the body on the ground, and they dug the grave with their claws, according to St. Antony's directions. St. Anthony then buried the holy body, and went back to Pope Athanasius and told him what had happened. St. Athanasius sent men to bring St. Paul's body to him. They spent several days searching in the mountains, but they could not find the place of his grave. St. Paul appeared to the Pope in a vision and told him that the Lord would not allow the revelation of the location of his body. He asked the Pope not to trouble the men, but to have them brought back.

    Pope Athanasius used to put the palm fiber tunic on three times a year during the Divine Liturgy. One time, he wanted to let the people know about the holiness of the owner of that tunic. He put it over a dead man, and the dead man rose up instantly. The news of this miracle spread all around the land of Egypt.

His prayers be with us all. Amen.

    
Church Services

Liturgies 

  • Sundays at 8:30 am - 11:30 am (English Liturgies and Arabic Liturgies alternate every month between the Church and Gym).
  • Wednesdays at 8:30 am
  • Saturdays
  • Arabic Liturgy at 9:00 am every second week.
  • Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am at UBC - Vancouver, every second week.
Bible Study
  • Vespers prayers and Bible study Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Sunday School Meetings

  • Sunday School on Saturdays at 6:45 pm
  • Alhan Classes on Sundays at 12:15 pm.

Youth Meetings

  • Youth meeting on Saturdays at 7:15 pm
  • Youth meeting on Sundays at 1:00 pm.

Other Meetings

  • Youth $ servants preparation meeting: Fridays at 7:30 pm.
  • Seniors Meeting: Every Third Tuesday of the Month (Father Armia & Mr. Magdy Zakhary)
  • Alhan Classes: Sundays at 12:15 pm

Convention
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, Spring Convention, Squamish, BC, May 21-23, 2016
Donations

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Lectures given by Father Poulos Baky

View five Lectures given by Father Poulos Baky at the Gibsons Retreat, August 1-3, 2015.


View three Arabic lectures by Bishop Raphael at the Family & Youth Convention in Whistler May 17-19, 2014.


View the Enthronement  ceremonies of His Grace Bishop Mina held at the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Vancouver, Canada on April 13 and 14, 2013.


Watch the entire collection of lectures by Bishop Youssef at the Family & Youth Convention held in Whistler, BC May18-20, 2013.

English Lectures      Arabic Lectures




H. G. Anba Mina can be reached any time at:


Phone: 1-647-772-2233
              1-289-724-3300

Email:  anbamina762009@gmail.com





Craft Lessons







On the First and Third Sunday of every month.

Grade 1 - 9


The Children and Youth are going to do craft and sell it as fundraising 

for Sunday School


It will be fun.






Teen Social Night Every Friday 


Age 13 - 19
 
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Lots of fun for Everybody

 



New





New Liturgy in Vancouver - UBC


As mentioned by His Grace Bishop Mina, there is  a Liturgy every week on Saturdays. 

 
These liturgies are prayed at the Holy Trinity Ukranian Cathedral located at

154 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1Z4


May the Lord bless this service.



Church Information

 

Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church in Vancouver

13905 108 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 2L1
(604) 588-8020

 Father Bisenty Abdel-Messih Gerges


Father Bisenty Gerges

E-mail:
peniot@hotmail.com


Father Armia Aziz Gerges
 


E-mail: fr.armia@stgeorge.ca

Youth Soccer Team
Coptic Calendar

Coptic Calendar 2015

The Holy Nativity Fast November 25 – January 6
The Holy Nativity Feast January 7
The Circumcision Feast January 14
The Holy Epiphany January 19
Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee January 21
Jonah's (Nineveh) Fast February 2 - 4
Jonah's (Nineveh) Feast February 5
Presentation of the Lord into the Temple February 15
The Holy Great Fast February 16 - April 3
The Feast of the Cross March 19
Lazarus Saturday April 4
Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday) April 5
Holy Pascha April 6-8
Annunciation Feast (Not celebrated this year) April 7
Convenant Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Glorious Feast of the Resurrection April 12
Thomas Sunday April 19
Saint George Feast May 1
Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist May 8
The Holy Feast of Ascension May 21
The Holy Pentecost Feast May 31
Entry of the Lord into Egypt June 1
The Apostle's Fast June 1 - July 11
The Apostle's Feast (Martyrdom of St. Peter & St. Paul) July 12
St. Mary's Fast August 7 - August 21
Transfiguration Feast August 19
Assumption of St. Mary's Body August 22
The Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year) September 12
The Feast of the Cross (Three days) September 28 - 30
The Holy Nativity Fast November 26 - January 6


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