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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)

St. George & St. Paul The Anchorite Monastery

Through the grace of God and the blessings of both the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, H.H. Pope Tawadros II, and the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada, H.G. Bishop Mina, our blessed province of Alberta has been chosen as the location of the first Coptic Monastery in Western Canada.  

The Monastery of St.George & St. Paul The Anchorite will bring the authentic monastic life that was established by St. Anthony The Great in Egypt (270 AD) to Western Canada. The monastery will provide a variety of spiritual and social services to the Coptic and Christian communities of Western Canada.


With the grace of God, the future land of the Monastery has been chosen. It's a short 10 minute drive from the heart of Red Deer, Alberta.

Your support, prayers, and donations are needed to raise the funds required to start the construction process.


We accept donations through the following channels


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The Monastery is part of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alberta, under the guidance of H.G. Bishop Mina.


To motivate and create a zealous generation that will lead the Coptic Church into the future through the blessings of monasticism, according to biblical concepts.


The monastery will provide a variety of spiritual, religious, community, and educational services.

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