HG Bishop Mina

HG Bishop Mina

St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is guided under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Mina of the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. Bishop Mina lived for numerous years in Edmonton, before being ordained a monk.  In March 1984 he was ordained a monk by the name of Fr. Paphnotius Avva Mina at the monastery of Saint Mina in Mariout, Egypt.  In 2003 he was ordained a priest. He was the last bishop to be ordained by the His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on June 6, 2009.  On March 10, 2013 he was delegated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II as the Diocesan Bishop of Mississauga, Vancouver and all the surrounding cities, towns and villages. His Grace Bishop Mina was enthroned in Mississauga, ON on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 and in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, April 13th, 2013.

 

Hegumen Fr. Rewis Rofaiel

 Fr. Rewis Rofaiel

The church is shepherded by the loving fatherhood of Fr. Rewis. He was ordained a priest on St. George Church, Zagazig on March 19, 1999, the Feast of the Cross, by His Grace Bishop Yacoubos, the late bishop of Zagazig. Fr. Rewis was ordained to the rank of hegumen on October 15, 2017 by HG Bishop Mina. Fr. Rewis has served St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Edmonton since November 2000. May the Lord keep him for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

Fr. Youhanna Farag

Fr. Youhanna FaragFr. Youhanna was ordained a priest to the altar of St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Edmonton on August 9, 2015. He was the first priest ordained by the laying of hands of His Grace Bishop Mina in the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. May the Lord bless his service and grant him many years of priesthood to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Mark Shenouda

Father Mina ShenoudaFr. Mark was ordained a priest to the altar of St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Edmonton on January 13, 2024. He was ordained by the laying of hands of His Grace Bishop Mina in the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. May the Lord bless his service and grant him many years of priesthood to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deacon Youhanna (Hanna) Rizk

Deacon Youhanna Rizk

Deacon Youhanna was ordained a deacon at the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina on March 25, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deacon Stavros (Basil) Elyas

Deacon Stavros ElyasDeacon Stavros was ordained a deacon at the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina on October 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Maria Mikhail

Sister Maria Mikhail

Tasony Maria was a appointed a deaconess for the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina in December 2013.  She serves as the Canadian Coptic Community Centre manager and is responsible for church communication.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deacon Mina (Ayman) Eskander

Ayman Eskander

Deacon Mina was ordained a deacon at the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina on April 30, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deacon Youssef (Nabil) Saieed

Nabil Saieed

Deacon Youssef was ordained a deacon at the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina on April 30, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Deacons

The church elected board of deacons as of January 2020:

Secretary: Fady Farag
Treasurer: Emad Mikhaiel
Members: Basil Elyas, Basma Farage, Emil Shaker, Peter Tawfik

School of Coptic Studies

 

English Service

High School Service

University Campus Service