The Coptic Heritage Week

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2021 Papal Message for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity

The Papal Encyclical of the Glorious Feast of the Nativity - 2021 In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God, Amen. I congratulate you, beloved, for the New Year and the glorious Feast of Nativity. I congratulate all the fathers, the...

2021 Pastoral Letter for the Glorious Feast of Nativity

January 7, 2021 Dear Beloved Fathers and Beloved Congregation in Christ across the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada, I wish you all a Happy New Year and joyful Feast of Nativity. I miss all of you. During this pandemic, many of us experienced...

Church Services During COVID-19 Second Wave Restriction

Date: November 22, 2020Subject: Church Services During COVID-19 Second Wave Restriction Dear Beloved in Christ, “I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2) We are always thankful for our Lord’s countless...

Diocese News

Ordination of Fr. Theodore Rizkalla

Ordination of Fr. Theodore Rizkalla

On November 15, 2020 H.G. Bishop Mina performed the “laying on the hands” and ordained Fr. Theodore Rizkalla to the order of priesthood on the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary and St. Maurice in Kitchener, Ontario. The ordination was attended by the parish priests,...

Press Release

Updates about Abuse Prevention Policies

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen. Date: October 20th, 2020Subject: Updates about abuse prevention policies Dear beloved, Peace and Grace to you from our Lord. I write today to update you on the progress we have made thus far in...

Statement on Sexual Misconduct

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen. As the Body of Christ, we always celebrate and mourn together. Today is a day where we mourn and chant with David the Psalmist and say “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice....

Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Date: June 8th, 2020 Beloved children of the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada, Peace and grace to you. We are sure that you have all noticed the current and hostile climate in the United States stem- ming from the murder of George Floyd. This...

Pastoral and Festive Messages

Papal Festive Messages