Welcome! Our church's website exists to meet the needs of her members at different ages, and to help those members in times of hardship. We worship together as a community of Christian Coptic Orthodox believers. We support one another’s values and common beliefs through love and respect. We nurture the faith of our members in a variety of ways including divine liturgies, sunday schools programs, spiritual meetings, and social activities.
إنه لا يذكر استحقاقاتنا الرديئة إنما لا يزال يتحنن علينا ويحثنا على التوبة
القديس إكليمندس السكندري
What, then, of the Lord? He remembers not our ill
desert; He still pities, He still urges us to repentance
(St. Clement of Alexandria)
- TUE June 18: Divine Liturgy starts @09:00 AM, followed by Aghapy and Seniors' Meeting. Prayer's Meeting @07:30 PM.
- WED June 19: English Bible Study from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM.
- THU June 20: No Divine Liturgy.
- FRI June 21: No Divine Liturgy. Hymns Class for all ages start @07:30 PM. G7 & G8 Meeting starts @08:00 PM. Y for C Meeting @08:00 PM too.
- SAT June 22: Coptic Lesson from 07:00 PM to 07:30 PM. Vesper Prayers start @07:30 PM, followed by Bible Study and Kids' SAT activities.
- SUN June 23: Feast of Penticost. Divine Liturgy starts @09:00 AM, followed by SUN Schools. Feast of Penticost Prayers (El-Sagda Prayers) starts from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM.
- MON June 24: Beginning of the Apostles Fast. Relocation of the Relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist and Apostle.
- TUE June 25: Inauguration of New St Mark Cathedral in Anba Rowais.
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o Pray for stability to rebuild during this period
o Pray for wisdom for Egypt’s future leaders
o Pray for justice and provision for the poor and destitute, the ones who always suffer the most
o Pray for a spirit of peace to build common ground
o Pray for the protection of our Churches, Pope, Bishops, Priests, all Christians, and the safety of our monasteries
Our beloved Fr. Daniel Bessada has had the blessing of H.H. Pope Tawadros II right after H.H. Enthronement's Ceremony on Nov 18, 2012. H.H. blessed and is satisfied with the project and the new church.
Message of Love (eNewsletter) May' 2013/Issue #20/Year 3:
Contents of this Issue:
What have we gained from Christ's Resurrection (Fr. Daniel Bessada)
Resurrection Power in You (Youth's Corner)
Teaching Children the Power of Prayers (Parents' Corner)
قصة العمود المشقوق
من طقس كنيستنا
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What a Potential?! (By Father Daniel Bessada):
At the beginning of my talk I would like to mention that Christians are given the potential of attaining to a state even higher than Adam’s state before the fall. Through Christ’s incarnation, death and Resurrection, man can not only be restored to what Adam lost; now he can attain to what Adam was meant to attain. Man can be filled with God’s Energy to such an extent as to be deified by Grace.
The Body of the resurrected Christ was incomparably more spiritual than the incorrupt body of Adam before the fall. Christ’s resurrected, spiritual Body was like the spiritual body that Adam was supposed to attain by ascending to God in Paradise. Likewise, the New Heaven and the New Earth will be incomparably more spiritual than the incorrupt creation before the fall. Through Christ the New Adam, the renewed
Our SMSJB Church Latest Update:
Under the patronage and prayers of H.H. Pope Tawadros II and the pond Apostles, we are now preparing the new church’s drawings and developing the two existing buildings by the grace of the Lord and the prayers of our beloved Church’s patrons the Virgin St. Mary and St. John the Beloved to include new Sunday Schools’ classes, equipped conference rooms, banquet hall, modern kitchen, Gymnasium, book store and library.
We thank the Lord from our hearts as He maximized His deed with us seeking His Holy Grace to complete His Church for the salvation of everyone. May His glory last forever - Amen.
Please make O’Lord from this House a position of comfort to Your Beloved Character.
تحت رعاية و بصلوات قداسة البابا المعظم الانبا تواضروس الثانى
وبركة الرسل الاطهار
يتم حاليا تجهيز رسومات الكنيسة الجديدة وتطوير المبنيين القائميين عليها بنعمة الرب وصلوات شفيعي كنيستنا العذراء القديسة مريم والقديس ماريوحنا الحبيب لتشمل فصول جديدة لمدارس الأحد و قاعات إجتماعات مجهزة و صالة طعام و مطبخ حديث و جمنازيوم و مكتبة
نشكر الله من أعماق قلوبنا لانه عظم الصنيع معنا ولنسأله أن يتمم مشيئته المقدسة في كنيسته لخلاص نفوسنا له المجد الدائم إلي الأبد امين
إجعل يارب من هذا البيت موضع راحه لشخصك الحبيب
Prayers' Request for Egypt
The angels proclaimed the news of Christ's resurrection to the women saying, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but He is risen" (Luke 24: 5-6) The news of the risen Christ brought tremendous joy to the disciples, but terrified the Jewish leaders.
As much as the day of the crucifixion was painful emotionally, it was a day of salvation. However, people did not see Christ opening the doors of paradise, they only saw the suffering, insults and nails. As much as the disciples were disturbed and sad on Friday, they were very joyful on Sunday. The promise of the Lord to them was fulfilled when He said, "But I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you" (John 16:22).
Through His resurrection, they rejoiced that the resurrection is possible and realistic. He was the evidence. That is why St. John describes Him, "whom we have seen with our eyes and touched with our hands" (1Jn 1: 1). St. Peter also bears witness that "we have eaten and drank with Him after His resurrection from the dead." (Acts 10: 41). Through the resurrection, the fear of the disciples was turned into courage and indifference to all the powers that were fighting them. All their enemies could do is threaten to kill them, but what can the threat of death do to one who believes in the resurrection and has seen it!
In the resurrection, the disciples felt that they were under the wings of a powerful God. To read the remaining of the article, click HERE
The Joy of the Resurrection (By H.H. Pope Shenouda III):
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creation will be what it would have been if the first Adam had raised it to God.
"You should know likewise what are to be the glory and the brightly shining state of the creation in the future age.
SMSJB Youth Gym Grand Opening - May 25, 2013:
On SAT May 25th, 2013, our beloved SMSJB Church was delighted by the opening of the Youth Gym at St. John the Beloved's building by the presence of:
+ Mayor Mr. Dave Ryan, Mayor city of Pickering
+ MPP Mr. Corneliu, Member of Parliament, Pickering - Scarborough East
+ MPP Mme Tracy McCharles, Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering - Scarborough East
+ Scotiabank Managers and Representatives: Charlene Lee and Gabrielle Bird
Fr. Daniel Bessada, SMSJB Board of Deacons, Servants, Youth, and the entire Congregation welcomed our Guests, kicked off the first game and had lots of fun.
Fr. Daniel emphasized on the importance of building Youth rather than building walls and the Gym is a tool to build our Youth. All Guests were impressed on how the Gym is built in a professional way to serve our Yourth and our community.
Thank You Lord for Your Blessings and God bless everyone for his/her support and prayers.
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Gym Prep Works and Final Touches - May 24, 2013:
Our beloved Youth, Kids, Servants and many members of our beloved Congregation worked hard in the week before the Grand Opening to deliver this project as scheduled on May 25th, 2013.
All prep works and final touches were coordinated properly and professionally to get ready for this great event.
We thank our Dear Lord for His Blessings and on-time interference to overcome some obstacles and deliver this important service to our beloved congregation. Without SMSJB members' prayers and support, this project wouldn't be able to be delivered in few months.
God bless and reward everyone many folds for comittment, support and on top of these the love they showed to the House of God.
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You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last
May God sustain you
Fr. Daniel Bessada
in serving the Sacraments, in proclaiming the Gospeland in consecrating your life to Godfor the good of the people entrusted to your care
June 07, 2009
June 07, 2013
Happy & Blessed 4th Priesthood Anniversary
SMSJB Church’s Congregation
and Board of Deacons
The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ
عيد الصعود - June 13
وأخرجهم خارجاً إلى بيت عينيا ورفع يديه وباركهم وفيما هو يباركهم أنفرد عنهم وأصعد إلى السماء" لو51:24
قال القديس يعقوب السروجى لقد جمع السيد المسيح تلاميذه على جبل الزيتون،ومن الزيتون يخرج زيت المسحة،ومن هناك أعطاهم سر المسحة ، لقد جمعهم إلى ذلك الجبل ليزودهم بالزيت ليرشم كل الأرض أعطى المسحة من جبل الزيتون ولتكون لخلاص العالم كله
وعندما نتأمل فى جبل الزيتون نجد أن هذا الجبل هو الذى ذهب إليه السيد المسيح فى طريقه إلى الموت موت الصليب، هو هو نفس الجبل الذى صعد من عليه إلى السماء
لكى يعطينا درساً إنه لايمكن أن ندخل نعبر إلى السماء إلا من خلال جبل التجارب والضيقات [إنه بضيقات كثيرة ينبغى أن ندخل ملكوت الله] اع22:14
كلمات البابا شنودة عن الصعود
ولم تكن الجلجثة نهاية محزنة لحياته، إنما كانت بداية لكل أمجاده
وهكذا كل من يتألم معه، لا بد سيتمجد معه
كانت آخر صورة رآها له الإثنا عشرهى هذا الصعود الذى رفع كل أنظارهم إلى فوق حيث المسيح جالس، والتى قال عنها الرسول
رفع فى المجد - 1تى 3: 16
ولم يعد ألم المسيحية منفصلاً عن أمجاده