St. George and St. Paul the Anchorite Monastery in Red Deer County, Alberta


Apr 15, 2019

“Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the City, The watchman stays awake in vain.
(Psalms 127: 1)

Through the grace and tender-mercies of our Lord and the prayers and blessings of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St.Mark, and our beloved father His Grace Bishop Mina, Bishop of the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada, we are pleased to announce the initiation of Saint George and Saint Paul the Anchorite Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Alberta, Canada.

St.George and St.Paul Coptic Orthodox Monastery will be located on Range Road 263, south of Highway 11 in Red Deer County, Alberta. The land on which the monastery will be built is approximately 144.65 acres. The total price of the land is $1.08 million and a down payment of $580,000 is required in order to finalize the deal.

To support the building of the monastery, donations can be made online or through e-transfer:

  • Online Donation can be done through the monastery’s website:
  • For Interac e-transfer, please send your donations to

For more information on the monastery please visit

May the Lord, through the intercessions of St.Anthony, the father of the monks, St.George and St. Paul the Anchorite, and the continued prayers of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and our beloved father His Grace Bishop Mina, bless the project to be a harbour of salvation and establish the monastic seed in Canada.

We ask you keep the monastery in your prayers.

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