Church Activities


Monday February 13, 2017
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Family & Servants Day
At Westminister Abbey in Mission, starts with Divine Liturgy at the Abbey, 8:30 - 10:30 am,
Followed by breakfast for all, activities for children, lectures for all families about "Raising up our children in Grace and Truth"
Special lecture for the servants "The Word Servant" plus many competitions for the families.
Wednesday February 15, 2017
The Feast of Presenting the Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Fr. Armia @ St. George Church
Thursday February 16, 2017
Jonah's Feast
7:30 - 10:30 PM Adult Badminton & Ping Pong Night
9:00 - 11:00 PM Tesbeha
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Friday February 17, 2017
7:00 - 10:00 PM Friday Youth Night - Age 13-19
Saturday February 18, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy - Fr. Armia@ St. Mark Church
5:00 - 6:00 PM Advanced Hymns Class - Grade 8 to University
6:00 - 6:30 PM Vesper Prayers
6:30 - 7:30 PM Bible Study
6:30 PM Sunday School
6:30 PM New Hymns Class - Grade 1 to Grade 11
Sunday February 19, 2017
8:30 - 9:00 AM Raising the morning Incense
9:00 - 11:30 AM English Divine Liturgy - The Church - Fr. Armia
9:00 - 11:30 AM Arabic Divine Liturgy - The Gym - Fr. Bisenty
12:00 PM Weekly Youth Meeting
12:15 - 1:00 PM Deacon Response Class
1:00 - 1:30 PM Bible Study for Ages 8-12.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM St. George 2nd Gala Dinner at Newlands Golf & Country Club in Langley
Tickets are going fast. Please contact Shady Moussa or Caroline Fayez to purchase your tickets
February 20, 2017
Start of the Great Lent
February 26, 2017
Procedures and Election of the New Board of the Church

 

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

February 15, 2017

Amshir 8, 
1733


The Feast of Presenting the Lord Christ in the Temple



 


       On this day we celebrate the feast of presenting the Lord Christ to the temple after 40 days of His blessed birth. St. Joseph the righteous and His mother, the Virgin Mary, presented Him in the temple, to fulfill the Mosaic Law.

    St. Luke the Evangelist says that when His parents brought Him according to the custom of the law, the just and devout Simeon the elder took Him in his arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your Word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all people, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the Glory of Your people Israel." (Luke 2:29-32)

    Simeon was one of the 70 elders who translated the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek. This was in the time of Ptolemy Soter in the year 296 B.C., who was sent by the will of God to Jerusalem. He brought 70 men from among the learned Jewish teachers and scholars and commanded them to translate the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek.

    He put every two of them in an isolated place so they would not agree on one translation, and to ensure a correct text after comparing all of the translations. Simeon the elder was one of them. When Simeon was translating the verse from Isaiah 7:14, "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel," he was afraid to translate that a virgin would conceive, because the King would mock him. He wanted to translate the virgin as a "young lady." He was disturbed because of this inaccurate translation, and God revealed to him in a vision that he would not die before he would see Christ the Lord born of a virgin.

    This was fulfilled and he lived about three hundred years. When Christ was born; he was very well advanced in age and his sight dimmed.

    When he carried the child Jesus in his hands, his sight came back to him, and the Holy Spirit told him, "This is the child that you have been waiting for." He blessed God and said, "You are letting Your servant depart in peace according to Your Word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles and the Glory of Your people Israel." (Luke 2:28-32)

The prayers of this righteous man be with us, and Glory be to our God forever. 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 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).
Bishop Mina




H. G. Anba Mina can be reached any time at:

Phone: 1-647-772-2233
              1-289-724-3300

Email:  anbamina762009@gmail.com


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

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


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Craft Lessons







On the Last Sunday of every month

from 11:30 - 12:15 PM

Kindergarden - Grade 8

The Children and Youth are going to do craft and sell it as fundraising 

for Sunday School

It will be fun.

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Hymns Class



New Alhan Classes

for Sunday School Children

All Grades from Grade 1 - Grade 11

Starting Saturday February 27 @ 7 pm.


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Teen Social Night Every Friday 


Age 13 - 19
 
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Lots of fun for Everybody

 



New





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.



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