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God's People

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

WHO WE ARE

The Monastery of St. George & St. Paul The Anchorite will find its home on Range Road 263, to the south of Highway 11, nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Red Deer County, Alberta. It will stand as a vital component of the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. In a historic move in 2013, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II established the very first Coptic Orthodox Diocese in Canada, appointing His Grace Bishop Mina to preside over it.

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada encompasses a vast geographical expanse, including the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, as well as the western cities and towns in Ontario, notably Mississauga.

VISION

To be a beacon of solid Coptic orthodox faith, spiritual enlightenment, and compassionate service, nurturing the soul and illuminating the path to God's love and to shine the light of Christ's love into the hearts of all who cross our threshold.

 

MISSION

Our mission statements guide our activities and endeavors towards spiritual growth, service, and the betterment of the community.

 

At the Coptic Orthodox Monastery, our mission is to:

 

  • Cultivate Spiritual Growth: We strive to create an environment where individuals can deepen their relationship with God through prayer, meditation, and the study of Holy Scriptures.
     

  • Preserve Sacred Traditions: We are dedicated to preserving and passing on the rich heritage of the Coptic Orthodox faith, including its liturgical practices, rituals, and theological teachings.
     

  • Foster Unity and Inclusivity: We aim to build bridges within our congregation and with others in the spirit of unity, love, and understanding, irrespective of denominational or cultural differences.
     

  • Serve the Community: We are committed to serving our local and global communities through acts of charity, kindness, and outreach programs that address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those we touch.
     

  • Educate and Empower: We provide educational opportunities for all ages, empowering individuals to grow in faith, knowledge, and virtue, thereby equipping them to lead purposeful and righteous lives.
     

  • Offer Sanctuary and Solace: Our doors are open to those seeking refuge, solace, and guidance. We provide a peaceful and welcoming sanctuary for all who enter.
     

  • Strive for Excellence: We constantly seek to improve our monastery's offerings, ensuring that we meet the evolving needs of our community and adhere to the highest standards of service, spirituality, and stewardship.
     

  • Spread the Message of Christ: We actively share the message of Christ's love, salvation, and hope with the world, striving to be a living testament to His grace and compassion.

Board Members

Meet Our Devoted Board Members

Get to know the extraordinary individuals who form the backbone of our monastery—the passionate souls who guide us with their wisdom and embody the essence of our culture and work philosophy. Each member of our board brings a unique blend of personality and character, fostering a connection that transcends the digital realm.

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Board Chair

Fr. Youhanna Farag

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Treasurer

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