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NWCYC 2017

UBC Okanagan

Friday August 11 to Monday August 14, 2017!

Click here for the registration details (registration form to re-open by July 27 with limited spots)

Our Speakers

His Grace Bishop Mina
Diocese of Mississauga

Early Life:

  • Born Labib Wassili Fahmy on September 30th, 1952.
  • Graduated with distinction from the faculty of Agriculture at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with Honors 1974.
  • Immigrated to Canada in 1977 and became a Canadian Citizen.
  • Accounting and law courses at the University of Alberta 1978 – 1979.
  • Worked for two and half years at a Chartered Accounting office in Edmonton.

Monastic Life:
  • Became a monk by the name of Father Paphnotious in St. Mina’s Monastery in March 22nd, 1984.
  • Was responsible for supervising the monastery’s guest house and providing tours of St. Mina’s monuments.
  • Despite all of his responsibilities and his busy schedule, fr. Paphnotius continued his prayers, tasbeha and monastic rituals.
  • He loved his spiritual father the late bishop Mina and looked up to him as mentor.
  • Ordained priest by H.H. Pope Shenouda on January 3rd, 2003.
  • Served the Coptic Community in Ireland from January 2004 to June 2009.
  • Ordained as a General Bishop by H.H. Pope Shenouda III on June 7th, 2009
  • Served as Bishop of Old Cairo, Manyal, & Fom El-khaleeg from 2010 to 2013.
  • H. G. Bishop Mina was enthroned by H.H. Pope Tawadros over the diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver and all affiliated Western Cities and towns of Canada.

His Grace Bishop Angaelos

Bishop Angaelos was born in Egypt and emigrated to Australia in his early childhood with his family. After obtaining his degree in Political science, Philosophy and Sociology, he continued on to postgraduate studies in law while working in the same field. In 1990 he returned to Egypt to the monastery of St Bishoy in Wadi-El-Natroun where he was consecrated a monk by the late Pope Shenouda III and served as his private secretary until 1995 when he was delegated to serve in the United Kingdom. His Grace Bishop Angaelos is General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom. Bishop Angaelos specialises in youth ministry and travels extensively around the world to speak at youth conferences and conventions. Having commenced his pastoral ministry in the United Kingdom in 1995 as a parish priest, His Grace Bishop Angaelos was consecrated a General Bishop in 1999 by His Holiness, the late Pope Shenouda III, with whom he served as private secretary. Since then he has specialised in initiatives relating to advocacy, human rights, international religious freedom and development work, and is a member of, and chairs, numerous local, national and international bodies dealing with these matters. As director of the Media and Communications Office in the United Kingdom and Europe, Bishop Angaelos frequently issues statements and comments relating to current religious and minority issues, with his particular focus on dialogue, conflict-resolution, and reconciliation. His comments and views are frequently sought on matters of human rights, civil liberties and international religious freedom, particularly in relation to the situation in Egypt, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Fr. Antony Paul
St. Paul Brotherhood, California

Fr. Antony Paul is a celibate priest ordained into the St. Paul Brotherhood. The St. Paul Brotherhood is a communal life modeled after the life of St. Paul the Apostle in which clergy and laymen profess four vows (poverty, chastity, obedience and service). It is a life that combines the communal life of the desert fathers, the service of the parish church, and the evangelism of Orthodox missionaries.

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