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

Church Election

posted Oct 29, 2020, 6:40 AM by stmena service

Peace and grace,

As you may be aware, the existing Board of Deacons has thankfully agreed to extend the period of their service until an election can be held.
There should have been an election earlier in the year however this had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Now that we have adjusted to our “new normal" His Grace Bishop Boulos decided that we can now safely elect the new Board of Deacons.

This process started by His Grace’s appointment of an Election Committee. Please find H.G. letter attached. They are an independent board responsible for conducting the elections.

The process and all the detailed information related to the elections, will be available on:

1. The official website for the electionhttp://www.stmenaelections.com
2. The election's Facebook page: Saint Mina Coptic Orthodox Church  https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Mina-Coptic-Orthodox-Church-463678197502568/
3. The designated email for all questions and inquiries: electionstmena@gmail.com

All of these platforms will be live starting, Saturday 24th of October, 2020.

There will be weekly announcements about the next steps in the election process.

We would appreciate your help and cooperation and God bless you all.

Best regards,
Sent on behalf of the elections committee.


Canada Game Center Activities

posted May 27, 2019, 5:12 AM by stmena service

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St. Mary and St. Moses Monastery Retreat - 2019

posted Apr 22, 2019, 4:05 PM by stmena service   [ updated May 16, 2019, 6:22 PM ]



Date: August 22-28th, 2019

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

Registration fees:
  • Students: $250
  • Adults: $700

  • Downpayment $250 needs to be paid by deadline to guarantee a seat. Rest by June 30, 2019
  • Registration fees to be paid by cheque to: St. Mena Church or Cash. 
  • Please give cheques or cash to either Irene S. or Sally I.

RegistrationClosed (Deadline May 13, 2019)

Monastery Websitehttp://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.

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 22, 2019, 4:06 PM ]




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.

Registration is closed. 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

 

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