Weekly Schedule
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

 

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 Please send us your email address to:
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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 20, 2018 

Amshir 13, 1734 

The Martyrdom of St. Sergius of Atripe, His Father, Mother, Sister, and Many Others with Them.


On this day, St. Sergius, his father, his mother, his sister and many others with them, were martyred. This saint was born in the city of Atripe to a righteous father whose name was Theodore, and a faithful mother whose name was Mary.

    When he was 20 years old, St. Sergius desired to die for the Name of the Lord Christ. He presented himself to Cyprianus (Cyprian), the governor, and confessed his faith in the Lord Christ. The governor commanded him to be tortured with different kinds of tortures and to cast him in prison. At night he saw in a vision as if he was in heaven, and he saw the mansions of the saints. His soul was greatly comforted, and the Lord Christ healed him from his afflictions.

    A priest by the name of Mansoon heard about the labors of St. Sergius. Fr. Mansoon came with two deacons to Atripe and confessed the Name of the Lord Christ before the governor. The governor beat them with great cruelty. A multitude of people watched the tortures, and moved with compassion toward the priest, who could not do anything but to look at them, preach and command them to be steadfast in their faith in the Lord Christ. He prayed and blessed them and they all confessed the Orthodox faith. After they had been tortured, they were all beheaded, and received the crown of life. However, the Governor tortured the priest with fire, but the Lord saved him. The Governor sent him to Alexandria where he received his crown of martyrdom. As for St. Sergius, Governor Cyprianus brought him and tortured him with excruciating tortures but the Lord healed, strengthened and comforted him. They brought an idol and ordered him to worship it. He kicked the idol with his foot and it fell and broke. Cyprianus believed instantly and said, "The god that cannot save itself, cannot save others." The captain of the soldiers "Ohios" continued to torture St. Sergius, and ordered to skin him and to rub his wounds with salt and vinegar, but the Lord gave him strength and grace.

    His mother and his sister came to visit him and saw him in this condition, they wept bitterly, until his sister died from her extreme grief, but God raised her up by the prayers of the saint. St. Julius of Agfahs came, wrote the biography of St. Sergius, and promised him that he would take care of his body and his burial. The captain "Ohios" ordered that St. Sergius be tortured by pressing his body through the pressing wheel (Hinbazeen), that his nails be pulled out, that he be placed over an iron bed, with a fire under it, and that torches of fire be placed in his ears. The Lord strengthened him through all of this and healed him. When "Ohios" the captain was tired of torturing him, he decided to behead him.

    St. Sergius called his mother and sister to bid them farewell. They came with the rest of his family and when they saw him tied up with the bridle of a horse that was dragging him to the place of his martyrdom, they protested to the Governor for his extreme cruelty. He ordered to behead them all and they all received the crown of life and the eternal bliss.

    There was a young boy among the crowd whose eyes were opened by the Lord and he saw the souls of the saints who were martyred carried by the angels, ascending to heaven. He cried with a loud voice saying, "O My Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me." His parents were afraid that the governor would hear him and destroy them because of him. When they could not calm him down, they put their hands upon his mouth to prevent him from screaming, asking the help of the Lord Christ, until he gave up his pure soul at the hand of the Lord.

Their prayers be with us all. 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).
Convention
Spring Convention 2018

Please reserve your room soon as 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. 



Kamloops Family and Youth Convention

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Premarital Course 

Fr. Botrous Philopos

@ St. George Church

March 2 - 4, 2018

Cost: US $35 per couple

For registration, please contact Fr. Armia.

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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