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Below are the events that the Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church in Halifax are hosting.

HS Convention 2018

posted Jun 2, 2018, 12:13 PM by stmena service   [ updated Jun 2, 2018, 12:20 PM ]



Theme
: Broken Reflection

Verse
: I will praise you for I am fearful and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:14)

Target GroupHigh School

Cost
: $TDB ($TBD flight + $125 registration fees). 
Please note, the rest of the flight/other costs are supported by both the church and fundraised for. May covering the cost be an issue, please contact Father Daniel Rizg. If you wish, you may also contribute more towards the cost of the trip in helping the church and the fundraising activity.

Dates
: Saturday, August 4th to Monday, August 6th, 2018

Location
: Bishop's University
                 2600 College St, 
                 Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7

To book your spot, please:
  1. Click here to view the registration form.
  2. Print the registration form
  3. Complete it with one of your parents/guardians
  4. Hand the form to one of the High School servants along with the retreat cost

Please note, the form includes (1) list of rules and regulations and (2) a list of items to bring. Please review both sections carefully.

St. Mary and St. Moses Monastery Retreat - 2018

posted Apr 22, 2018, 8:44 PM by stmena service   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 8:27 AM ]



Date: August 22-29th, 2018 (+/- 1 days based on flights availability)

Location: St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey, 101 South Vista Drive, Sandia, TX 78383

Registration fees:
  • Students: $250
  • Adults: Full flight cost from YHZ to STA. Flight cost -> TBD (Please connect with Irene S. and/or Sara A.)

  • Registration fees need to be paid by deadline to guarantee a seat
  • Registration fees to be paid by cheque to: St. Mena Church or Cash. 
  • Please give cheques or cash to either Irene S. or Sara A.

Deadline for registration: May 13, 2018

Monastery Website: http://abbey.suscopts.org/


What to expect: Please click here to view a power-point presentation

What to bring: Please click here


Consent form -mandatory for travelers under 18 without their parents: Please click herePlease complete and hand it to your class servant

Baggage: $25 for 1st check-in and $35 for 2nd check-in. We truly encourage that you only bring a carry-on bag. You are also allowed one personal item. A person item can be as big as a gym bag. Between the carry on a personal item, you should be okay to cover all your travel needs during the stay.

Please keep this trip in your prayers.




Dedicated servant

posted Jan 17, 2018, 6:46 AM by stmena service   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 6:53 AM ]


“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the
harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37,38).
In the occasion of the Fast of the Apostles, the fast of service, let us all pray fervently
that the Lord may send us a faithful servant to help me in the His service of our
beloved congregation.

Let us all pray that the Lord may guide us to the right person of His choice according
to His blessed will.

If you know of a dedicated servant, please be in touch with me.

Fr. Daniel Rizg,
(902) 830-6019

St. Mary and St. Moses Monastery Retreat - 2017

posted May 1, 2017, 2:22 PM by stmena service   [ updated May 31, 2017, 9:05 PM ]


Registration is closed!

Date: August 22-28th, 2017

Location: St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey, 101 South Vista Drive, Sandia, TX 78383

Monastery Website: http://abbey.suscopts.org/


What to expect: Please click here to view a power-point presentation

What to bring: Please click here


Consent form -mandatory for travelers under 18 without their parents: Please click here. Please complete and hand it to your class servant

Baggage: $25 for 1st check in and $35 for 2nd check in. We truly encourage that you only bring a carry-on bag. You are also allowed one person item. A person item can be as big as a gym bag. Between the carry on a person item, you should be okay to cover all your travel needs during the stay.

Please keep this trip in your prayers.

Dr. Joseph Moris Faltas's visit

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:08 PM by stmena service   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 7:08 PM ]

We have been truly blessed this Holy Lent with many special guest.  After Amir Azer’s visit last weekend, we were doubly blessed with His Grace, Anba Karas’ visit this past weekend.  Next weekend, God willing, we will be also blessed by a special visiting speaker, Dr. Joseph Moris Faltas. 

Dr. Faltas is a professor and scholar of Patristic Studies (teachings of the Church Fathers) at the Orthodox Patristic Center in Cairo.  He also teaches in many Coptic seminaries around the world, including Egypt, Europe and the United States.  He is renowned for his translation of some of St. Athanasius’ and St. Cyril’s essential works, from Greek to Arabic. 

Dr. Faltas Schedule will be as follows:

Friday 17/3/2017
7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. University Youth and Graduates.

Saturday 18/3/2017
1:00 p.m. -  2:30 p.m. Introduction to Patristics:  Launch of the Patristics Special Interest Group (for all interested – Come and invite others)

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Vespers and general meeting for the     congregation

Sunday 19/3/2017
1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Servants’ Meeting.

May God use these blessed days for our spiritual growth.  May we become more rooted in Him and in His Holy Church.  

FAMILY MINISTRY RETREAT

posted Jun 21, 2016, 12:12 PM by stmena service   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 12:12 PM ]

Visit of Abouna Anthony Mourad

posted Jun 2, 2016, 8:21 PM by stmena service   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 4:20 AM ]

Below is the schedule for the upcoming visit of Abouna Anthony Mourad, Priest at St. George's Coptic Orthodox Church in Ottawa.  Father Anthony will be with us from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  

The program provides an opportunity for everyone to benefit.  Please make every effort to attend.

We pray that this blessed visit will be an opportunity for all of to grow spiritually and draw nearer to God.

Friday, June 3rd 

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Junior High meeting (grade 7-9):

Who am I?: Understanding my uniqueness in the eyes of God. 

7:30 - 8:30 PM

University & Graduates meeting

Understanding the Absence of God

8:30  -9:30 PM

Free time with Abouna Anthony

 

 

 

Saturday, June 4th 

 

8:30 - 11:00 AM

English Liturgy

Sermon/Homily: Insight on the Liturgy

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Aghapy

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

High School Meeting 

Relationships and Dating

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Church Picnic (Weather Permitting)

Flemming Park: Come, one and all.

7:00 - 7:30 PM

Vespers and Raising of Incense

 

7:30 - 8:30 PM

General Meeting

The Liturgy – Divine Mystery

 

Sunday, June 5th

 

9:00 - 11:30 AM

Holy Liturgy

Sermon/Homily: On the Gospel

(John 14:1-11)

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Aghapy

 

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Youth Meeting

Q & A with Abouna Anthony

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Sunday School

 

1:45 - 2:45 PM

Servants Meeting With Abouna

Honesty in my Brokenness

 

JH/HS Convention 2016

posted May 29, 2016, 8:05 PM by stmena service   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 7:35 PM ]


Theme: The Perfect Selfie

Verse: "At that day you will know I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you" John 20:14

Target Group: Grades 7 to 11 (in the school year 2015-2016)

Cost: $225 (Full cost: $565)

Please note, the rest of the flight/other costs are supported by both the church and fund raised for. May covering the cost be an issue, please contract Father Daniel Rizg. If you wish, you may also contribute more towards the cost of the trip in helping the church and the fundraising activity (full cost for this trip is $525 = $125 registration fees + $400 flight ticket).

Dates: Saturday, July 30th to Monday, August 1st, 2016

Location: Queen’s University 
                194 Stuart Street 
                Kingston (Ontario) K7L 3N8

Deadline for registration: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Grades 7 - 11 registration form: Please click here to download.  Please complete and hand it to your class servant along with the convention cost and the consent form

Consent form: Please click herePlease complete and hand it to your class servant along with the convention cost and the registration form

Convention rulesPlease click here to download.

SchedulePlease click here to download.

What to bringPlease click here to download.

Servants registration form: Please click here to download

Please note, registration has closed. Flight information will be communicated to those who registered when made available.

Please pray for this retreat.

St. Mary and St. Moses Monastery Retreat - 2016

posted May 29, 2016, 7:35 PM by stmena service   [ updated Jun 25, 2016, 6:24 PM ]



Date: August 22-27th, 2016

Registration closed since June 12, 2016

Price
-
including food, transportation and stay:
  • Students: $200
  • Working professionals: $750 (Full price $825)
Please note, the rest of the flight/other costs are supported by both the church and fund raised for. May covering the cost be an issue, please contract Father Daniel Rizg. If you wish, you may also contribute more towards the cost of the trip in helping the church and the fundraising activity.
Location
: St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey, 101 South Vista Drive, Sandia, TX 78383


Monastery Website
:
http://abbey.suscopts.org/

What to expect
: Please click here to view a power-point presentation

What to bring
: Please click here

Consent form -mandatory for travelers under 18 without their parents: Please click herePlease complete and hand it to your class servant

Baggage: $25 for 1st check in and $35 for 2nd check in. We truly encourage that you only bring a carry on bag. You are also allowed one person item. A person item can be as big as a gym bag. Between the carry on a person item, you should be okay to cover all your travel needs during the stay.

Going
 Day, Date      Flight  Departure City and Time  Arrival City and Time
 Mon, 22AUG16  WS659  HALIFAX NS 8:50am  TORONTO ON (YYZ) 10:09am
 Mon, 22AUG16  WS6845  TORONTO ON (YYZ) 12:00 PM  DETROIT METRO, MI 1:11pm
 Mon, 22AUG16  WS6822  DETROIT METRO, MI 3:34 PM  SAN ANTONIO, TX 5:45pm
 

Return
 Day, Date      Flight  Departure City and Time  Arrival City and Time
 Sat, 27AUG16  UA625  SAN ANTONIO, TX (SAT) 1:55 PM  CHICAGO, IL (ORD - O'HARE) 4:44 PM
 Sat, 27AUG16  UA843  CHICAGO, IL (ORD) 5:30 PM  TORONTO, ON (YYZ) 8:17 PM
 Sat, 27AUG16  UA8270  TORONTO, ON (YYZ) 10:55 PM  HALIFAX, NS 2:01 AM (28AUG)

Please pray for this retreat.

The 2nd St. Mary and St. Moses Monastery Retreat

posted May 21, 2015, 6:25 AM by stmena service   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 12:47 PM ]



Date: August 24-29th, 2015

Price
-
including food, transportation and stay:
  • Students: $200
  • Working professionals: $710
Please note, the rest of the flight/other costs are supported by both the church and fun raised for. May covering the cost be an issue, please contract Father Daniel Rizg. If you wish, you may also contribute more towards the cost of the trip in helping the church and the fund raising activity.
Location
: St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey, 101 South Vista Drive, Sandia, TX 78383


Website
:
http://abbey.suscopts.org/

What to expect
: Please click here to view a power-point presentation

What to bring
: Please click here

Consent form -mandatory for travelers under 18 without their parents: Please click here. Please complete and hand it to your class servant

Flight information: Please click here.

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