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

Dedicated servant

posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:59 PM by Fady Nashat   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 7:00 PM ]



“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.

1st Diocese Trip to Egypt

posted Feb 8, 2016, 7:01 AM by stmena service   [ updated Feb 8, 2016, 7:03 AM ]


Coptic orthodox communities in eastern Canada welcome his grace bishop Eklemandos

posted Jul 22, 2015, 6:00 PM by stmena service   [ updated Jul 22, 2015, 6:01 PM ]

Coptic Orthodox Church Spokesperson

COPTIC ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN CANADA WELCOME HIS
GRACE BISHOP EKLEMANDOS

The General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church will oversee-congregations in all of
Eastern Canada.

The Coptic Orthodox communities in Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, and Halifax
celebrated the arrival of His Grace Bishop Eklemandos, General Bishop over Ottawa,
Montreal, and Eastern Canada on Thursday in Ottawa.

Members of the Coptic Orthodox community received the newly ordained Bishop at
Ottawa International Airport on Wednesday, July 15. Also in attendance were Dr.
Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, and Mr. Motaz Mounir
Zahran, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Canada.

His Grace Bishop Eklemandos was ordained by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II (118th
Pope) in Cairo in May 2015, and is the second Coptic Orthodox bishop assigned to
Canada since 2012. He will be overseeing the newly established Diocese of Eastern
Canada, which stretches from Kingston, ON to Halifax, NS.

H. G. Bishop Eklemandos will be visiting the various cities of his newly established
diocese in the coming weeks, and will be accompanied by various senior bishops of the
Coptic Orthodox Church

ترأس الأنبا أكليمندس، أسقف عام شرق كندا، أول
صلاة قداس مع مجمع كهنة لإبروشية شرق كندا،
بحضور الأنبا رافائيل أسقف عام كنائس وسط
القاهرة وسكرتير المجمع المقدس، والأنبا كيرلس اڤا
مينا، والأنبا مينا أسقف غرب كندا، والأنبا يوليوس
أسقف عام مصر القديمة وأسقفية الخدمات
العامة.يذكر أن نيافة الأنبا أكليمندس يقوم رعاية
مناطق الشرق الكندي وهي أوتاوا ومونتريال وشرق
كندا كأسقف عام لهذه الإيبارشية الجديدة



كلمة نيافة الانبا رافائيل فى حفل استقبال الانبا اكليمندس بشرق كندا


Ordination of Bishop Eklemandos General Bishop for Eastern Canada

posted Jun 7, 2015, 6:31 AM by stmena service   [ updated Jun 7, 2015, 8:53 PM ]

We thank the Lord and we thank our beloved father HH Pope Tawadrous II for the ordination of HG Bishop Eklemandos as a General Bishop over Eastern Canada Region. Today Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. To watch a summary of his ordination, please click here https://youtu.be/qRGZi80L4Kg  

 May the Lord bless the service everywhere.


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