Church Activities

Tuesday June 28, 2016
Commemoration of the first Church for the Virgin Mary in the city of Philippi.
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Wednesday June 29, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Friday July 1, 2016
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Followed by Servants Spiritual Day at Harrison Hot Springs
7:00 - 10:00 PM Teen Social Night - Age 13-19
Saturday July 2, 2016
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Saint George Church - Father Armia
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Saint Mark Church - Father Bisenty
6:15 PM Vesper Prayers
6:45 PM Bible Study
6:45 PM Sunday School
7:00 PM New Hymns Class - Grade 1 to Grade 11
Sunday July 3, 2016
For the Month of July, Arabic Liturgies will be at Church
English Liturgies will be at the Gym
8:30 - 9:00 AM Raising the morning incense
9:00 - 11:30 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Bisenty
9:00 - 11:30 AM English Divine Liturgy - The Gym - Father Armia
12:00 PM Weekly Youth Meeting
12:15 - 1:00 PM Deacon Response Class
1:00 - 1:30 PM Biblle Study for Sunday School Children age 8 to 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

June 27, 2016

Paona, 20, 1732

The Departure of Elisha, the Prophet


On this day, of the year 3195 of the world, the holy prophet Elisha, departed. This prophet was born in one of the villages of Israel called Alamut. His father's name was Shaphat. Elisha was a servant to the holy prophet Elijah. When the Lord would take up Elijah the prophet into heaven, he went with him to the river Jordan. Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, before I be taken away from you." Elisha asked, "I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me," and it was as he asked. (2 Kings 2:1-18)

    Elisha divided the river and passed through it. Then he went to Jericho and went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!" So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. (2 Kings 2:23-24)

    A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead, and the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves." So Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil." Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors; empty vessels; do not gather just a few." With his prayers the Lord blessed the oil and all the vessels became full. The woman sold the oil and paid off her debt. (2 Kings 4:1-7) He also raised the son of the Shunammite woman from the dead.

    When Naaman the Syrian came to him, he healed him from his leprosy. Naaman offered him much money and costly clothes, but he refused them. Nevertheless, when his servant Gehazi took them for himself, the prophet knew that by the spirit. Elisha became angry and told him, "Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever."

    Elisha had performed many signs and miracles. He prophesied for about fifty years. When Elisha died, they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year. So it was, as they were burying a man, a plundering band was seen, and they cast the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, stood on his feet, and went back to his people. (2 Kings 13:20-21)

May his prayers be with us and Glory be to 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 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).

We have three rooms left in another hotel. Please call Mrs. Mary Elmasry  at 604-942-0702 to register.

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