Church Activities


Tuesday September 27, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Fr. Bisenty
Followed by Seniors Day
Wednesday September 28, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Fr. Bisenty
Friday, September 30, 2016
6:00 - 7:15 PM Advanced Hymns Class Grade 8 to University
7:00 - 10:00 PM Friday Youth Night - Age 13-19.
7:00 - 8:00 PM Prayer Meeting
Saturday October 1, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - St. Mark Church - Fr. Bisenty
6:15 PM Vesper Prayers
6:45 PM Bible Study
6:45 PM Sunday School
7:00 PM New Hymns Class
From Grade 1 - Grade 11
Sunday October 2, 2016
8:30 - 11:30 AM Divine Liturgy
12:00 PM Weekly Youth Meeting
12:15 - 1:00 PM Deacon Response Class
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Bible Study for Sunday School Ages 8 - 12


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:
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.

Visit our newcomers page for more information. 

دليل الوافدين الجدد باللغة العربية

Newcomers Guide English

Mosaic BC - Settlement Services

Thought of the week

September 26, 2016

Tout 16
, 1733

   Today we celebrate the consecration of the sanctuaries of the church of Resurrection in Jerusalem in the year 326 A.D. In the twentieth year of the reign of Emperor Constantine and after the meeting of the Holy Council at Nicea, the saint Queen Helena told her son Constantine that she had vowed to go to Jerusalem to receive the blessings of the holy places and to search for the wood of the life-giving Cross. He rejoiced at this, gave her much money, and sent her in the company of a large number of soldiers.

    When she arrived there and received the blessings of the holy places, she searched for the wood of the Cross and found it after much toil. She praised it with great veneration and paid to it much reverence and honor. She commanded the building of the sanctuaries of the Resurrection, the Golgotha, Bethlehem and the manger, the upper room of Zion, Gethsemane and other sanctuaries, and that they be inlaid with pearl and covered with gold and silver.

    There was in Jerusalem a saintly bishop who advised her not to do that, saying, "After a while foreign people will come and seize this place and destroy it and take the precious stones and the silver and the gold. But it is preferable to construct the buildings well and give the remainder of the money to the poor and the needy." She accepted his advice, gave him the money and set him in charge of the work.

    When she returned to her son and told him what she had done, he rejoiced, and sent large sums of money and commanded to pay the workers their wages in full so they would not complain. When the building of the holy places was finished in the thirtieth year of the reign of Emperor Constantine, he sent vessels and precious vestments for the altars. He sent word to the Archbishop of Constantinople and to St. Athanasius, Pope of Alexandria, to take their bishops and to go to Jerusalem where they would meet the Archbishop of Antioch and the Bishop of Jerusalem, to consecrate these sanctuaries.

    They tarried there until the sixteenth of the month of Tute, when they consecrated all the altars that had been built. On the seventeenth day they marched with the Honorable Cross around all the holy places where they worshipped God, offered the offerings, and venerated the Cross and honored it. Then they returned to their chairs.

Their prayers be with us to the last breath. Amen.

Church Services


  • 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 week.
Bible Study
  • Vespers prayers and Bible study Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Sunday School Meetings

  • Sunday School on Saturdays at 6:30 pm
  • New Alhan Classes on Saturdays at 7:00 pm for Grade 1 - Grade 11.
  • Alhan Classes on Sundays at 12:15 pm.

Youth Meetings

  • Youth meeting on Saturdays at 7:15 pm
  • Deacons meeting on Sundays at 12:00 pm.

Other Meetings

  • Servants preparation meeting: On the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. 
  • Seniors Meeting: Every Third Tuesday of the Month (Father Bisenty, Father Armia & Mr. Magdy Zakhary).
Bishop Mina

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

Phone: 1-647-772-2233


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


Father Armia Aziz Gerges


Video & Audio
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


Craft Lessons

On the Third Sunday of every month

from 11:35 - 12:15 PM

Grade 1 - 9

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

for Sunday School

It will be fun.


Hymns Class

New Alhan Classes

for Sunday School Children

All Grades from Grade 1 - Grade 11

Starting Saturday February 27 @ 7 pm.


Teen Social Night Every Friday 

Age 13 - 19
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Lots of fun for Everybody



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.

Youth Soccer Team