His Grace Bishop Boulos
On June 9, 2019, the Coptic community in Ottawa rejoices in the ordination of His Grace Bishop Boulos to oversee the newly-formed Diocese of Ottawa, Montreal, and Eastern Canada (you can visit the Diocese site at eccopts.ca). His Grace was enthroned on August 20, 2019. May the Lord bless the service of His Grace for many years and peaceful times.
Father (Hegomen) Shenouda Doss Boutros
Fr. Shenouda has been serving as priest of St. Mary’s Church in Ottawa, since December 1992. His reverence was ordained priest on July 1st, 1973, and served at St. Shenouda’s Church in Quabbari, Alexandria, Egypt. His Holiness, the late Pope Shenouda III delegated Fr. Shenouda to serve in the Diaspora, first in London, England (1977-1979); then in Frankfurt, Germany (1980-1987). Fr. Shenouda is renowned for Church Hymnology (Alhan and Tasbeha), besides his spiritual and in-depth Biblical studies.
Father Marcos Abdel-Messih Morcos
Fr. Marcos was ordained by H.H. Pope Tawadros II as priest of St. Mary’s Church in Ottawa, on September 28, 2014, during the historic visit of His Holiness to Ottawa. His reverence completed his spiritual revival in the monastery, and started to service on November 14, 2014. Fr. Marcos is renowned for his service with the Youth.
The Coptic Community in Ottawa has been blessed with the service of many faithful shepherds. The beloved Hegomen (Archpriest), the late, Father Mankarious Awadalla Mankarious of blessed memory, served faithfully as the first resident priest of our beloved Church. The church is deeply indebted to the loving service of Father Mankarious and his family. Beloved Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty has served our Church and continues to bless us with visits from time to time. Beloved Father Ammonius Gurguis, who serves at Saint Mark’s in Toronto, has blessed our Church with his service. The beloved Father Bisenty Abdel-Messih Gerges has served our Church for years past, and now serves the blessed community of Saint George’s Church in Vancouver. Beloved Father Barsoom Kamel served in our Church from December 2008 to January 2014 and is now serving in Cairo.
We are blessed with the service of our resident priests, Father Shenouda Boutros and Father Marcos Morcos. In the Ottawa area, we are also blessed with the service of Father Mikhail Fam, Father George Mikhail, Father Anthony Mourad, Father Joseph Dawoud, Father David Azer Kamel, Father Cyril Guirguis and Father Matthew Messiha.
Praying alongside with Saint Mary’s Church, we are blessed to have sister churches in the Ottawa area: the Church of Saint George & Saint Anthony, the Church of Saint Mark & Saint Mary of Egypt, the Church of Saint Joseph, the Church of Saint Mina, Pope Cyril VI & Saint Karas.
May the Lord bless His flock, through the intercession of the Mother of God, Saint Mary and the choir of Angels and Saints, and through the prayers and blessed service of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, His Grace Bishop Boulos, and all of the blessed fathers, faithful servants and congregation.