Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
"Man must live in the thought and spirit of childhood. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea a little infant...every time we celebrate the Nativity, we celebrate childhood. We can say that childhood is the key...our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us: 'Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.'"
- His Holiness Pope Tawadros II (2018)

Two 3-Part Series with Marc Dawoud starting this week
This weekend, we will be blessed to host Marc Dawoud to kick-off two 3-part series:
Fridays @ 7:30pm: 3-part series on Prayer
Saturdays @ 12:15pm: 3-part series on The Orthodox Creed

See below for more details on this weeks topics.

Upcoming Services
Fri. Jan. 12th @ 7:30pm - Prayer Series with Marc Dawoud
This Week's Topic: The Prayer of the Heart

Sat. Jan. 13th @ 9am - Divine Liturgy & Fellowship
 9:00am Matins & Divine Liturgy with Fr. Luke - Sermon by Marc Dawoud
11:30am Breakfast
12:15pm What do you believe? by Marc Dawoud

Thu. Jan. 18th @ 5:30pm: Theophany Feast Liturgy with Fr. Luke
5:30pm Raising of Incense 
6:15pm Blessing of the Water
7:30pm Theophany Divine Liturgy

Abstinence from food observed by 12:30pm to prepare for Communion

2018 Papal Christmas Message for the Nativity Feast
Video Message with English subtitles: Click here
English Letter: Click here

Tax Receipts Available
2017 tax receipts will be available for pickup as of this Saturday; if you have any questions or concerns, please see Mike Fanous.

Cheques payable to: SMSM Coptic Orthodox Church
Mailing address: 555 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y1H9.

For your convenience, click the following links for one-time or monthly donations.
Thank you for your continued support!

Mike Fanous (Church Treasurer)
cell: 613-864-7566

How to Get to Church?
555 Parkdale Avenue
Directions to Parking Lot:
From Parkdale, turn east on Sherwood and make a left turn at the first street onto Warwick.  The main parking lot is to your left on the north side of the church.
The following bus routes serve the church: #6 and #14 run on Parkdale; #2 on Wellington and #85 and #101 on Carling.
There is wheel chair accessible ramp into the church. There is a stair lift up to the sanctuary and down to the church hall. Users must be able to transfer from a wheelchair to the stair lift.  Handicapped parking is available at the west end of the church.