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


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February 23, 2015

Amshir 16, 1731


The Departure of St. Elizabeth, Mother of St. John the Baptist







     
   
    On this day the upright and righteous St. Elizabeth, mother of St. John the Baptist, departed. This holy woman was born in Jerusalem to a righteous father called Matthan from the tribe of Levi and from the house of Aaron the priest. Her mother's name was Sofia.

    Matthan had three daughters. The first was called Mary, the mother of Salome, the midwife who cared for the Virgin St. Mary during her virginal birth. The name of the second daughter was Sofia, the mother of St. Elizabeth, the mother of St. John the Baptist. The youngest daughter was St. Hannah, the mother of the Virgin St. Mary, the mother of the Savior. Therefore, Salome, Elizabeth and the Virgin St. Mary were cousins.

    When St. Zacharias the priest married St. Elizabeth, they lived in righteousness and holiness before God, as the evangelist said, "They were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless." (Luke 1:6)

    This upright woman was barren. She and her husband continually supplicated God who gave them St. John the Baptist. God was slow in answering their prayers until the time when the Virgin Mary conceived with the Word of God. When they were stricken in age, God sent His angel Gabriel to Zacharias to announce to him, "Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John," (Luke 1:13) and the angel told him what would become of St. John.

    The Virgin St. Mary visited St. Elizabeth to congratulate her on her pregnancy. "And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit." (Luke 1:41) When she gave birth to St. John, the shame of her barrenness was lifted up from her and her people. When she completed her days in purity, righteousness and chastity, she departed in peace.

Her intercession 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.

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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 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.



  
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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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Monday February 23, 2015
The Departure of St. Elizabeth, Mother of St. John the Baptist
10:00 - 12:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Tuesday February 24, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Wednesday February 25, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Followed by Senior Day
Thursday February 26, 2015
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Friday February 27, 2015
10:00 - 12:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Saturday February 28, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy in Vancouver/UBC - Father Bisenty
6:00 PM Vesper Prayers
6:30 PM Sunday School
6:30 PM Bible Study
Sunday February 29, 2015
The Second Sunday of The Great Holy Fast
Temptation Sunday
8:30 - 9:00 AM Raising the Morning Incense
9:00 - 11:00 AM English Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Armia
9:00 - 11:00 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy - The Gym - Father Bisenty
12:15 - 12:30 PM Alhan Class - Grade 1 & 2
12:30 - 1:00 PM Alhan Class from grade 3 & up
12:00 - 12:30 PM Sunday School Class, Grade 4 - 5 & 6
12:00 - 12:30 PM Sunday School Class, Grade 7 - 8 - 9 & 10
12:30 - 1:00 PM Sunday School Class, Grade 1 - 2 & 3
12:30 PM Tongues of Fire Youth Choir for grades 7 & up
12:30 PM St. George App Development Course
1:00 PM Weekly Youth Meeting (NEW)
    
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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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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