Church Activities

Wednesday May 24, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy - Fr. Bissenty
Thursday May 25, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
Divine Liturgy - Fr. Bissenty
Saturday May 27, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Church - Fr. Armia
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 May 8, 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 Sunday School Ages 8-12.
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:
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

May 25, 2017
Bashons 17, 1733

 Feast of the Ascension




 The Church celebrates the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, the fortieth day in the Holy Fifty Days. It is considered one of the Seven Major Feasts of the Lord. On this day, the Lord ascended by His divine power to Heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father. Following His resurrection, the Lord prepared His disciples for the service of preaching and did so for a period of thirty-nine days. He also taught them about the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. By his resurrection, He gave humanity the most precious spiritual gift - living once more with God. He gave our human nature a spiritual garment to prepare us for the eternal life, free from pains, suffering, and sins of the body. After He revealed the nature of this new body through His frequent appearances, and had guided the disciples in the way of service, He ascended to Heaven, declaring to them their readiness in serving Him. The disciples thereafter prayed and praised God as they waited to receive the Holy Spirit. Consequently, they set out to preach in the Name of Jesus Christ in all the corners of the world.

The ascension of Christ Himself was part of His plan for our ascension as well. He ascended to prepare a place for us in His Kingdom. He ascended with our human body to give us the ability to ascend as well. He ascended so He may seat us and glorify us with Him. He “raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:6). The Lord spoke three promises regarding His Ascension. The first was, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you” (Jn. 16:7). The second promise was, “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you” (Jn. 14:18). His third promise was, “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself” (Jn. 12:32). For this reason we rejoice on this day on which the Lord Jesus Christ raised our eyes from the dust of the earth, so that we may direct our thoughts to spiritual matters concerning the eternal life above. The disciples themselves “were gazing up toward heaven” (Acts 1:10). Our thoughts have been directed to Heaven, and our goal is to live with Christ in His Kingdom.

In His ascension to the heavens, Christ sat at the right hand of the Father with power and glory. Daniel the prophet prophesized of this in a vision, as he “watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient one and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed” (Dan. 7:13-14). By sitting at the right hand of the Father is to say that the equality between Him and the Father is everlasting. Since Christ was with God before all ages, it was all Christ’s as well for they are both one. He took from what is the Father’s in glory and power, all of which was Christ’s before emptying Himself to take the form of a servant. Therefore, the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ and His sitting at the right hand of the Father is a declaration of His eternal reign, and a means of power for us to overcome sin.

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).
Convention





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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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