Church Activities

Tuesday June 30, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Followed by Senior Day
Wednesday July 1, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Bisenty
Thursday July 2, 2015
7:00 - 9:30 PM First Day of the Sunday School Summer Activities "Nady"
7:00 - 8:30 PM Family Meeting
Saturday July 4, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
6:00 PM Vespers Prayers
6:30 PM Sunday School
6:30 PM Bible Study
Sunday July 5, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Raising the morning incense
9:00 - 11:00 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Armia
9:00 - 11:00 AM English Divine Liturgy - The Gym - Father Bisenty
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Alhan classes
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sunday School Classes
1:00 PM Weekly Youth Meeting

Upcoming Events




Registration is extended to June 15, 2015.

Click above image to register on the Church website and call the hotel to reserve your room.


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Summer Activities

"Nady"


Start Date: Thursday July 2, 2015

End Date: August 27, 2015

Every Tuesday & Thursday

From 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Activities will include:

Spiritual Activities

Spiritual Competitions

Arts & Crafts for all ages




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:
news@stgeorge.ca
 
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.

newcomers@stgeorge.ca

Visit our newcomers page for more information. 

دليل الوافدين الجدد باللغة العربية

Newcomers Guide English

Mosaic BC - Settlement Services

Thought of the week

July 1, 2015

Paona 24, 1731


 The Martyrdom of the Great Saint Anba Moses the Black




    

On this day, St. Moses the Black, whose life story is remarkable, was martyred. This saint took the Kingdom of Heaven by force, exactly as our Lord Jesus Christ said: "The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matthew 11:12). In his early life, St. Moses was a slave to people who worshiped the sun. He was a mighty man who loved to eat and drink excessively. He killed, robbed and committed all evil. No one could stand up before him, or challenge him.

    On many occasions, he lifted up his eyes to look to the sun and to talk to it saying, "O Sun!! if you are God, let me know it." Then he said, "And you O God whom I do not know, let me know you."

    One day, he heard someone saying to him, "The monks of Wadi El-Natroun know the real God. Go to them and they will tell you." Instantly, he rose up, girded his sword and went to the wilderness of Shiheat. He met St. Esidorous (Isidore) the priest, who was frightened when he saw him, because of his appearance. St. Moses comforted him by saying that he came to the monks so that they might let him know the real God. St. Esidorous took him to St. Macarius the Great, who preached to him, taught him the faith and baptized him. He accepted St. Moses as a monk and taught him to live in the wilderness. St. Moses dashed in many worships, and fought a spiritual fight which was greater than that fought by many saints.

    However, the devil fought him intensively with his old habits of excessive eating, drinking, and fornication. He informed St. Esidorous about everything which came upon him in his fight with the Enemy. He comforted him and taught him how to overcome the snares of the devil. It was told about him, that when the elders of the Monastery slept, he used to go round to their cells and take their water pots and fill them with water which he brought from a well at a far distance from the monastery. After many years in spiritual struggle, the devil envied him, and struck him with a sore on his foot which made him sick and bed-ridden. When he knew that this was from the devil, he increased in his asceticism and worship, until his body became as a burnt wood. God looked to his patience, healed his illness, and removed all his pains. The blessing of the Lord came upon him.

    After a while, he became the Father and the spiritual guide of 500 brothers, who elected him to be ordained a priest. When he came before the Patriarch to be ordained, the patriarch wanted to test him by asking the elders, "Who brought this black here? Cast him out." He obeyed, and left saying to himself, "It is good what they have done to you, O black colored one." The Patriarch, however, called him back and ordained him a priest, and said to him, "Moses, all of you now has become white."

    One day, he went with some elders to St. Macarius the Great, who said to them, "I see among you one to whom belong the crown of martyrdom." St. Moses answered him, "Probably it is me, for it is written: 'For all they that take with the sword, shall perish with the sword.'" (Matt. 26:25) After they returned to the monastery, it did not take long until the Barbarians attacked the monastery. He told the brethren, "Whoever wants to escape, let him escape." They asked him, "And you O father, why do you not also escape?" He replied that he had waited for this day for long time. The Barbarians entered the monastery and killed him with seven other brothers. One of the brethren was hiding, and saw the angel of the Lord, with a crown in his hand standing by and waiting for him. He went out from his hiding place to the Barbarians and he was also martyred. Beloved Ones, contemplate in the power of repentance, and what it did. It transformed an infidel slave who was a murderer, adulterer and robber into a great Father, teacher, comforter, and priest who wrote rules for the monks, and saint whose name is mentioned on the altar in our prayers. His Body is located now in the Monastery of El-Baramouse.

May his prayers be with us and Glory be to God for ever. Amen.

Church Services

Liturgies 

  • 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

Donations

Thank you for your donation!!!


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




New





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

E-mail:
peniot@hotmail.com


Father Armia Aziz Gerges
 


E-mail: fr.armia@stgeorge.ca

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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


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