Church Activities

Wednesday October 7, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Followed by Senior Day.
Friday October 9, 2015
7:00 - 10:00 PM Friday Youth Meeting - NEW -
Saturday October 10, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Vancouver - UBC - Father Bisenty
6:00 PM Vesper Prayers
6:30 PM Sunday School
6:30 PM Bible Study
Sunday October 11, 2015
8:30 - 11:30 AM Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Bisenty
12:00 - 1:00 PM Sunday School Classes
12:15 - 1:00 PM Alhan Classes
12:00 noon Weekly Youth Meeting
1:00 - 1:30 PM New - Arabic Language Lessons

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

October 7, 2015

Toot 26, 1732

The Angels' Annunciation of John the Baptist to Zacharias

    On this day it was announced to Zacharias, the priest, the birth of John the Baptist. Zacharias was well advanced in years and his wife, Elizabeth, was barren and her time for begetting children had passed.

    Zacharias was praying and beseeching God persistently to give him a child because the children of Israel reviled anyone without a son and treated him with ignominy. They would say about him that he was without the blessing that God had told Adam in these words: "Be fruitful and multiply." The Lord had compassion on him and He hearkened to his petition. He sent him Gabriel the Angel to announce to him the birth of John. The angel came to him while he was in the sanctuary, as it is mentioned in the Holy Gospel (Luke 1:11), and announced to him the birth of the great prophet John, and that he should precede the Christ as it was said by the prophets, "He shall go before Him." He asked the angel, "Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well advanced in years." The angel told him that he was sent from God to announce that to him and it is not seemly for him to doubt. He then told him that he shall be dumb till the birth of the child. On the day of John's circumcision, they asked him about the child's name. He asked for a tablet and wrote on it John and straightaway his mouth opened. Then he spoke and praised God and prophesied concerning his son John and the Lord Christ. He prophesied about his son that he would be a prophet and he should go before the face of the Lord.

The prayers of this priest be with us, and Glory be to our God, forever. 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 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


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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



We are happy to announce that

Father Paul Guirguis

From the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius Church in Mississauga
will be visiting our Church this weekend.

Father Paul will be in Vancouver on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 - 10 and 11 October, 2015.

He will be meeting with different Youth Groups during his visit.

Also Father Paul will be praying the Liturgy with Father Bisenty on Sunday October 11.



New Liturgy in Vancouver - UBC

As mentioned by His Grace Bishop Mina, there is Liturgy on the 

2nd & 4th Saturday of each month.

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


Father Armia Aziz Gerges


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