Happy Theophany Feast! Christ is Baptized!
'Why then is this day called Theophany? Because Christ made Himself known to all—not then when He was born, but when He was baptized. Until this time He was not known to the people.’
- St. John Chrysostom (4th Century A.D.)

Series with Marc Dawoud
This weekend, Marc Dawoud will continue two 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
Thu. Jan. 18th @ 5:30pm: Water Blessing & Theophany Liturgy with Fr. Luke
5:30pm Raising of Incense 
6:15pm Blessing of the Water
7:30pm Theophany Divine Liturgy - Sermon by Marc Dawoud

Abstinence from food observed by 12:30pm to prepare for Communion
For Theophany Readings, click HERE

Fri. Jan. 19th @ 7:30pm - Prayer Series with Marc Dawoud
Topic #2: Liturgical Prayer

Sat. Jan. 20th @ 9am - Liturgy with Fr. Luke & Fellowship with Marc Dawoud
 9:00am Matins & Divine Liturgy -  Sermon by Marc Dawoud
11:30am Breakfast
12:15pm What do you believe? - Part II: 'God the Son' by Marc Dawoud

Mon. Jan. 22nd @ 7:30pm - Gospel of Matthew Ch.10 with Fr. Anthony
Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. -v.16
Theme of the Book:
St. Matthew’s signature phrase “the kingdom of heaven” occurs 32 times in this book (and nowhere else in all of Scripture). He demonstrates that Christ is the fulfillment of the prophecies and offers evidence after evidence to establish Christ as King and Messiah.

Holy Water From Theophany
A blessed and joyful Theophany Feast to all! Holy water will be available on Thursday and Saturday after Liturgy.

Sun. Jan. 28th - Outreach Dinner
Please save the date for our 30th outreach dinner. We will be preparing lunches-to-go at church @ 2pm and preparing to serve dinner @ 4pm for the Carlington community. Please feel free to come at whatever time suits you. Please text Mike: 613-864-7566 if you can participate in this blessing.

Tax Receipts Available
2017 tax receipts will be available for pickup this week; 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.
Pre-authorized debit forms are available in the church.
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.