This week’s services:

  • Feast Liturgy - Presentation of the Lord in the Temple  -  Fri, Feb 15 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am

  • Bible Study  -  Fri, Feb 15 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Arabic Bible Study  -  Fri, Feb 15 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Vespers  -  Sat, Feb 16 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Liturgy  -  Sun, Feb 17 - 7:45 am - 11:15 am

  • Liturgy  -  Mon, Feb 18 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am

  • Family Day Program  -  Mon, Feb 18 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Liturgy  -  Tue, Feb 19 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Liturgy  -  Wed, Feb 20 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Late Liturgy  -  Wed, Feb 20 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Liturgy  -  Thu, Feb 21 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am

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St. Paul’s Feast (2/8/2019)

Friday, Feb 8th: Vesper at 7pm for kids and congregation

Saturday, Feb 9th: Liturgy at 8:30 (to 10am) for kids followed by activities and Rose et Blue (see post below).

Sea-Food Take-out Fund Raising Event (2/7/2019)

St. Mary church is holding this new fundraising idea to raise fund for the church projects. Hanna Botros and his team are preparing a Take-out dinner on Sunday Feb. 24. Please place your order with Samuel Abdalla (, or 613 606-5258) ahead of time.

Please include:

How many
Specify grilled, or fried fish, and if any children orders
Contact number

Please share with others.

Ladies Meeting (February 2nd) (2/1/2019)

Hello ladies,

We would like to remind you of our next monthly meeting, this Saturday, February 2nd, from 5-7PM.
Dr. Mary Messiha will speak with us about “Self Assertiveness” – “توكيد الذات”
Hope you can make it.

Fr. Marcos

Nativity Program (1/4/2019)

Merry Christmas to our beloved Orthodox congregation!

“And the Word became flesh!…in order to make us earthly beings into heavenly ones, in order to make sinners into saints; in order to raise us up from corruption into incorruption, from earth to heaven; from enslavement to sin and the devil – into the glorious freedom of children of God; from death – into immortality, in order to make us sons of God and to seat us together with Him upon the Throne as His royal children. O, boundless compassion of God! O, inexpressible wisdom of God! O, great wonder, astounding not only the human mind, but the angelic [mind] as well!”

Kiahk Schedule (12/6/2018)
Praise is the work of angels who are always standing before the Throne of Grace praising God without tire or boredom, because it is their utmost pleasure, fullness and joy to praise their Creator.
Praise in the church is the highest level of prayers and talking to God. It is actual participation with the Heavenly hosts in praising God the Creator.
St. Gregory the Theologian says in his wonderful Liturgy: “Who gave those on earth the praise of the Seraphim, accept our voices with the unseen, count us with the heavenly hosts…We would like to inform you that we will have God will two vigils in Kiahk (2nd & 4th) followed by Liturgy from 2:30 am to 4:30 am

St Mary Coptic Church Ottawa Schedule in month of Kiahk:
Sat 8th Dec :
Kiahk praises from 8:30 pm to 12 am
Liturgy from 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Sat 15th Dec.:

Kiahk praises 8:30 pm to 2:30  am
1rst Liturgy from 2:30 am to 4:30 am
2nd Liturgy from 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Sat 22nd Dec.:

Kiahk praises 8:30 pm to 12 am
Liturgy from 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Sat 29th Dec.:  

Kiahk praises 8:30 pm to 2:30  am
1rst Liturgy from 2:30 am to 4:30 am
2nd Liturgy from 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Waiting for you all to praise together!

Back to school prayer (9/4/2018)

“You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.”
Psalm 65:11

“Dear God, here are your kids, ready for their first day at school. They have been counting the days. They are so thrilled. Be with them today when they go into unfamiliar rooms, when they see new faces (make them kind faces!), when they stand in the lunch line, when they are on the playground. Keep them close to You as they learn and grow and make friends. Protect them from harm. Watch over them on the way to and from school. And as they become part of a larger world, help me to let them go and gain experience that they will need to become a responsible part of Your creations. Amen.”

God bless all our sons and daughters.

Fr. Marcos
St Mary Coptic Church, Ottawa

Pope Kyrillos VI (3/10/2018)

“Prayer can do all things, for it moves the Hand that manages the whole universe.”

“I prayed for a pure heart, it took me a long time and a hard struggle to discover that prayer itself is the only road to a pure heart.”

“Prayer is the storage of grace and backbone of blessings, it controls anger and conquers the spirit.”

“A heart that has no guard, no watcher, no preparation and no armour becomes a target for strange thoughts.”

Pope Kyrillos VI

Axios Axios Axios to the man of prayer
Pray for us before God