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دليل الوافدين الجدد باللغة العربية
Newcomers Guide English
Mosaic BC - Settlement Services
On this day it has been the tradition of the Orthodox Church, following the teachings of the holy fathers of the church, to fast until dusk, eating only what is permitted to be eaten during the holy forty days (Lent). If Christmas day or Epiphany falls on Wednesday or Friday, the saintly apostles ordained that the believers eat all the food that one is permitted to eat during the Pentecostal days (the post-resurrection fifty days). They are feasts to the Lord. The Paramouni days are fasted to compensate for the feast days, so that we may have the blessings of both the fast and the feast. In the custom of our Coptic Orthodox church, if the Paramouni day falls on Saturday or Sunday, it is the tradition to fast on the Friday that precedes them also. Then they pray on water before midnight and they wash and bless everyone who wants to be blessed. The reason to complete this before midnight is because of the fear that the little children may break their fasting by drinking water.
We ask Christ to purify us, cleanse us from all our abominations, forgive our sins, and make us worthy to receive the revelation of the glory of His divine nature in our hearts and in our deeds, as He revealed His glory in the Jordan River.
To Him be the Glory with His Good Father and His Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the end of ages. Amen.
Sunday School Meetings
Please reserve your room soon because number of rooms are limited. You must first pay $30 per room by clicking on the picture above, then call the hotel to reserve a room and provide your information.
H. G. Anba Mina can be reached any time at:
Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church in Vancouver
13905 108 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 2L1
Father Bisenty Abdel-Messih Gerges
Father Armia Aziz Gerges
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.
The Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa, ON is regularly sending information to the church’s e-mail address to serve our congregation.
We will continuously updating this section and adding all the information as they come