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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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Are you new to the city? Do you plan on moving to Vancouver
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make the transition.

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Visit our newcomers page for more information. 

دليل الوافدين الجدد باللغة العربية

Newcomers Guide English

Mosaic BC - Settlement Services

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The Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa, ON is regularly sending information to the church’s e-mail address to serve our congregation.

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October 5, 2014
Toot 25, 1731

The Departure of Jonah, the Great Prophet








   On this day, the great prophet Jonah, the son of Amittai, departed. It was said that he was the son of the widow of Zar-e-phath whom Elijah the Prophet had raised from the dead. Jonah followed Elijah, served him and received the grace of prophesying. God inspired him to go to the city of Nineveh to admonish its people and to warn them that after three days the city shall be overthrown. Jonah pondered in his heart saying, "If God wished to destroy them He would not forewarn them. I fear that if I go to them and convey to them this warning, they might repent and God would not destroy them. I would be a liar and no one will listen to me and probably may be get killed because I conveyed to them a false message from God. So I will arise and flee."

    What did this prophet think of? How could anyone flee from the face of God? By escaping, he wanted to get away from the city of Nineveh. He did not want to admonish them knowing that God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and repentant of the evil. He thought that by staying away from Nineveh the Lord would send another prophet to preach to this city.

    The escape of Jonah the Prophet, and his having been cast into the sea are to make manifest the miracle of his remaining in the belly of the whale for three days and then coming out safely. This was a symbol of, and evidence for, the resurrection of our Savior from the sepulcher, unchanged, after three days.

    Jonah rose up to flee from the presence of the Lord and went down to Joppa; he found a ship going to Tarshish and sailed on it. The Lord sent out a great wind and there was a mighty tempest in the sea and the ship was about to break. The people were all afraid, and cried every man to his god. They said everyone to his fellow, "Come and let us cast lots, that we may know because of whom this evil has befallen us." And when they had cast lots, it fell upon Jonah. They said to him, "What have you done that brought such an affliction on us?" He replied, "Cast me in the sea and you shall be saved." They begged the Lord's pardon, then they cast him into the sea, and a great whale swallowed him. He remained in its belly for three days and three nights and then he was cast out on the seashore.

    He rose up straightaway and came into Nineveh. He preached to its people and they all repented: The King, the nobles, and the poor, the old and the young. They all cried to God with fasting and everyone turned from his way and the Lord accepted their repentance and had mercy upon them. Jonah returned to the land of Israel and died there. He was more than 900 years before the advent of the Lord Christ. He prophesied in the days of Amos and his son Hosea. He lived nearly 100 years, out of which he prophesied more than 70 years.

His prayers be with us, and Glory be to our God, forever. Amen.

 

    
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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

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New Liturgy in Vancouver - UBC


As mentioned by His Grace Bishop Mina, there will be a Liturgy on the 

2nd & 4th Saturday of each month.

Exact dates will be announced on our weekly announcement.

These liturgies will be prayed at the Holy Trinity Ukranian Cathedral located at

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

The first Liturgy will be on September 13 at 9 AM.

May the Lord bless this service.

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The General Meeting

Thursday October 2, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 PM

The Subject: Christian Success


  
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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

    
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Church Activities

Tuesday September 30, 2014
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Followed by Seniors Day
Wednesday October 1, 2014
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Thursday October 2, 2014
7:30 - 9:00 AM General Meeting
Christian Success - النجاح المسيحى
Saturday October 4, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy
6:30 PM Vesper Prayers
7:15 PM Bible Study
7:15 PM Sunday School
Sunday October 5, 2014
8:30 - 9:00 AM Raising the Morning Incense
9:00 - 11:00 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy - The Gym - Father Armia
9:00 - 11:00 AM English Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Bisenty
12:00 - 1:00 PM Alhan Class - Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7 with Philip Awad and Michael Mishreky
12:30 PM Tongues of Fire Youth Choir for Grades 7 & up.


    
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Liturgies 

  • Sundays at 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Sundays at 9:30 am - 11:00 am: Children's Liturgy at the hall
  • Wednesdays at 8:30 am
  • Saturdays English Liturgies at 8:30 am, Arabic Liturgies at 9:00 am
    • First Saturdays of the month: Arabic Liturgy
    • Second Saturdays of the month: English Liturgy
    • Third Saturdays of the month:  Arabic Liturgy
    • Fourth Saturdays of the month: English Liturgy
  • Special occasion's liturgies will be announced accordingly.
Bible Study
  • Vespers prayers and Bible study Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Sunday School Meetings

  • Sunday School on Saturdays at 7:15 pm
  • Hymns classes for Grade 2 to Grade 9 on Saturdays at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Youth Meetings

  • Youth meeting on Saturdays at 7:15 pm
  • Youth meeting on Wednesdays at Simon Fraser University 7:00 pm

Other Meetings

  • Youth $ servants preparation meeting: Fridays at 7:30 pm.
  • Prayer meeting and Arabic Bible Study Fridays at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Mr. Magdy Zakhary, Biweekly)
  • Seniors Meeting: Every Third Tuesday of the Month (Father Armia & Mr. Magdy Zakhary)
  • Alhan Classes: Saturdays at 7:15 pm