Kids Summer Activities
"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land." (Song of Songs 2:12)

God willing the church will start summer activities program for 2019. The program is 6 weeks in length 3 days a week.
Summer activities start date is Tuesday July 9th,2019. The program will be every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM to 10:00 PM.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the church and Thursday is outing day.
During summer activities Mahragan ElKerraza’s curriculum will be learned for all ages.
Summer activities cost is $25/week for first child in the family, $20/week for the second child in the family and $15 for the third child in the family.
The cost will cover snacks and outing fees.
Plus, one time only $10 for outing T-shirt fee.
The cost will be $50/week for kids who will pass the registration dead line.
Please pay by cheque or cash at the church, attach a copy of registration form with the payment before dead line.
Please note that you don’t have to pay for all 6 weeks. You can choose the weeks which will fit your calendar.

The forms and payments will be collected by Hossam Attalla.

To register please click here.

Registration deadline is Saturday June 15th, 2019.

Have a blessed summer.

St. Philopateer Mercurius (Abu Sefein)
  • Philopateer was born in 225 A.D. of pagan parents in the city of Eskentos in Cappadocia in Eastern Asia Minor (a region of the ancient world that corresponds to modern day Turkey).
  • The name Philopateer is a greek word that means lover of the father. (Pateer = father, Philo = love).
The conversion of his family to Christianity
  • His family used to live on hunting wild animals. One day his father Yares, along with his grandfather, were hunting in the forest when they were attacked by a wild beast. The animal jumped on the grandfather, and that scared Yares so much that he fainted.
  • While he was unconscious, he had a vision: he saw a brilliant light and heard a voice saying, “Yares, I am your God who loves you. I know that you have a good heart and that you hate the pagan idols. I want to inform you that your son Philopateer will become like a tree bearing good fruits, and because of him, I will bless you and your wife. Philopateer will be my witness and will defy all prejudice in my name.”
  • Shortly after, Yares, his wife and his son were baptized and they were given new names. Yares became Noah, his wife became Saphina and Philopateer became Mercurius. The news of their baptism spread quickly in the city and the prince ordered them to be arrested and thrown to the wild animals. But the Lord, who shut the mouths of the lions at the time of Daniel, tamed the wild animals and they did not harm them. The prince and his soldiers were astonished and decided to release Yares and his family.

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St. Demiana
A man named Marcos lived in Egypt toward the end of the third century. Marcos was the ruler of several districts in Egypt and Marcos had only one daughter, who he called Demiana. Saint Demiana was very beautiful both from within and without. Saint Demianas beauty and good character were legendary. Marcos loved his daughter deeply, and he did his best to raise her in a true Christian manner.

Saint Demiana loved God, loved to pray, and loved to read the Holy Books in the seclusion of her room. In fact, Saint Demiana often cried while praying because she felt the love of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ filling her heart.

When Saint Demiana was old enough, her father wanted her to get married to one of his noble friends. However, Saint Demiana refused because she gave herself up as a bride to the Lord Jesus Christ, and she intended to live without marriage all her life. Saint Demiana did not want to marry because she wanted to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Saint Demiana asked her father to build a house for her on the outskirts of the city so that she could live in it as a nun. Saint Demiana wanted a house far away from the city so that she could live away from the world and its temptations.

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Daily Verse

Proverbs 22:4

The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

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