Church Activities


Tuesday August 25, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Followed by Seniors Day
7:00 - 10:00 PM Sunday School Summer Activities "Nady"
Wednesday August 26, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Father Armia
Thursday August 27, 2015
7:00 - 10:00 PM Sunday School Summer Activities "Nady"
7:00 - 8:30 PM Family Meeting
Saturday August 29, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Vancouver - UBC - Father Bisenty
6:00 PM Vesper Prayers
6:30 PM Bible Study
6:30 PM Sunday School
Sunday August 30, 2015
The Departure of Saint Takla Haymanot the Ethiopian
8:30 - 9:00 AM Raising the Morning Incense
9:00 - 11:00 AM English Divine Liturgy - The Church - Father Bisenty
9:00 - 11:00 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy - The Gym - Father Armia
12:00 - 1:00 PM Sunday School Classes
12:15 - 1:00 PM Alhan Classes
1:00 PM Weekly Youth Meeting
1:00 - 1:30 PM New - Arabic Language Lessons

Upcoming Events






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

August 30, 2015

Mesra 24, 1731


The Departure of St. Takla Haymanot, the Ethiopian





 On this day, the great hermit and the blessed St. Takla Haymanot, the Ethiopian, departed. He was born in a village nearby Jerusalem which was the share of Zadok and Abia-thar the priests during the reign of King Soliman, son of King David.

    Zadok begot Azariah, Azariah begot Zadok, who was named after his grandfather, and Zadok begot Levi, and so forth till the father of this saint was born. His name was Tsega Ze-Ab (which means the Grace of the Father) and he married a woman whose name was Sarah. They were righteous, God fearing and very rich. They always celebrated the commemoration of the honorable Archangel Michael on the twelfth day of each Coptic month, and gave alms to the poor and the needy.

    Sarah, the mother of this saint, was very beautiful, meek and adorned with many virtues, hence they called her "Egezi-Hareya" (i.e. God has chosen her). However, She and her husband were bitter and sad because they did not have any children. She went daily to the church imploring God to give her a child that would delight her heart. Her husband also went to the church at the time of the offering of the incense and taught the congregation the fundamentals of faith. Every time he went to the church he took from his own money an offering to the house of God. They both agreed to disperse their money to the poor, the needy, the monasteries and the churches.

    Meanwhile the king died, and another king reigned who worshipped the idols. The new king demolished the churches and built pagan temples. He was unjust and he plundered and captured women, among them "Egezi-Hareya", the mother of St. Takla. Later she returned safely to her husband and both glorified God and praised His Holy Name.

    Afterwards, the angel of the Lord appeared to them in a vision at night, and announced to them the birth of this saint. When the saint was about one and half years old, a famine befell Ethiopia. When the twelfth day of the blessed month of Baramhat, the commemoration of the honorable head of the Heavenly hosts, drew near, Sarah, the mother of the child, was crying because she was not able to celebrate this occasion. The child wiped away her tears with his little hands and yet he was still unable. to talk. He pointed to her to carry him to where there was a plate with a little flour in it. She took him to the plate where he dipped his hand in the flour. The flour increased until it was pouring onto the floor. She brought baskets and every time she emptied the plate, it became full again, until she had filled twelve baskets. His mother then knew that God was with the child. Then she brought to him the empty container of oil. He placed his hand over it and it was filled with the power of God. In the same fashion, other containers in the house were filled. When Tsega Ze-Ab, the father of the child, returned from the church and knew what happened, he glorified God. They celebrated the commemoration of the archangel Michael, fed the poor and all the neighbors.

    God honored this saint with many miracles that he performed during his life and also after his departure. When St. Takla Haymanot completed his good strife, he departed in peace.

May his prayers be with us. 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!!!


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
              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

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


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