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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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March 26, 2015

Baramhat 17, 1731

The Departure of Lazarus, the beloved of the Lord.






   
On this day the righteous Lazarus, the beloved of the Lord Christ, departed. He was the brother of Martha and Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair. When Lazarus fell sick the sisters sent to the Lord Christ saying: "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick." When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it." Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was" to magnify the miracle.

    Then after this He said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." The disciples told Him, "Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. "But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." These things He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up." Then His disciples said, "Lord, if he sleeps he will get well." However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him."

    When the Lord came to Bethany which is nearby Jerusalem He stood before the tomb and said: "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?" Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and prayed then he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go." (John 11:1-45)

    That was to manifest the reality of his death, so no one would think that this was deception with previous arrangement, for that the miracle was magnified and many believed.

The prayers of this righteous be with us. Amen.



The Departure of St. Basilius, Bishop of Jerusalem.


On this day also of the year 1615 A.M. (March 26th., 1899 A.D.) the great father Anba Basilius, Metropolitan of Jerusalem, departed. This father was born in the village of El-Dabah, Farshout county, the province of Quena, for righteous parents. They nursed him with the milk of righteousness since his young age, as they taught him reading and writing, so he grew on loving perfection and moral excellence.

    When he was twenty-five years old he went to the monastery of St. Antonios and put on the monastic garb in the year 1559 A.M. He persevered in worshipping and ascetism and because he was adorned with righteousness and piety they ordained him priest in the year 1565 A.M. and archpriest (Hegumen) in the year 1568 A.M., then they appointed him an Abott for the monastery. He managed the monastery well with gentleness, wisdom and meekness that made the blessed Anba Kyrellos IV to ordain him Metropolitan for Jerusalem and the parishes that were attached to him: El-Kaliobia, El-Sharkia, El-Dakahlia, El-Gharbia, Suez, Domiat, and Port-Said.

    He had shown prudence in managing the affairs of these parishes that made him the center of admiration and pride to the Copts. All his efforts were dedicated for the building of churches all over his parish, buying and renovating properties in Jaffa and Jerusalem. He was loved by all the people of Syria and Palestine, regardless of their religion or political persuasion, especially the rulers of Jerusalem, for his wise policy and straight morals.

    During his days a dispute aroused from the Ethiopians where they claimed their ownership for the monastery of El-Sultan in Jerusalem. Because of this father and his vigilance they could not establish an ownership for the monastery. He attended the enthronement of Pope Demetrius II, the hundred eleventh, and Pope Kyrellos V, the hundred twelfth. He spent his days in continuous effort for what was good for his people and departed in peace.

May his prayers be with us. 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 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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Sunday March 29, 2015

For the Sunday school projects
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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 March 23, 2015
10:00 - 12:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Tuesday March 24, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Wednesday March 25, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Followed by Seniors Day - ىوم الحكماء
Thursday March 26, 2015
The Departure of Lazarus, the beloved of the Lord
3:30 - 6:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Friday March 27, 2015
10:00 - 12:00 PM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Saturday March 28, 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 March 29, 2015
The Sixth Sunday of The Great Holy Fast
The Man born blind - احد المولود اعمى
7:00 - 9:00 AM First Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Bisenty
9:00 - 11:30 AM Second Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Armia
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)



H.G. Anba Mina Visit Schedule


Wednesday April 1, 2015
8:00 PM Meeting with the board of Deacons - اجتماع سىدنا مع اعضاء لجنة الكنىسه
Friday April 3, 2015
Last Friday of the Lent
8:30 - 10:00 AM Baker & Agbeya
10:00 - 11:30 AM Kandil
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Divine Liturgy
7:00 - 8:00 PM H.G. meeting with the youth
8:00 - 9:00 PM H.G. meeting with the servants
Saturday April 4, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 PM H.G. meeting with the Deacons
6:30 - 8:30 PM Palm Sunday Eve Vesper Prayers
Sunday April 5, 2015
Palm Sunday
قداس احد الشعانىن
8:00 AM Raising of Incense & The Procession
باكر و دورة السعف
9:20 AM - 12:00 PM Divine Liturgy - القداس الالهى
12:00 - 12:30 PM Public Funeral Prayer - الجناز العام
    
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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