HG Bishop Mina
St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is guided under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Mina of the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. Bishop Mina lived for numerous years in Edmonton, before being ordained a monk. In March 1984 he was ordained a monk by the name of Fr. Paphnotius Avva Mina at the monastery of Saint Mina in Mariout, Egypt. In 2003 he was ordained a priest. He was the last bishop to be ordained by the His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on June 6, 2009. On March 10, 2013 he was delegated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II as the Diocesan Bishop of Mississauga, Vancouver and all the surrounding cities, towns and villages. His Grace Bishop Mina was enthroned in Mississauga, ON on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 and in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, April 13th, 2013.