ABOUT THE COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

ORIGINATION

The Coptic Church was established in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by St. Mark the Evangelist in the city of Alexandria around 43 A.D. The church adheres to the Nicene Creed. St. Athanasius (296-373 A.D.), the twentieth Pope of the Coptic Church effectively defended the Doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ's Divinity at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. His affirmation of the doctrine earned him the title; "Father of Orthodoxy" and....

OUR FAITH

  • The Foundaion

  • The Heroes of Faith

  • The Coptic Church & The Council of Chalcedon

  • The Meaning of Carrying the Cross

  • The Coptic Monastic Life

  • The Development of Monastic Forms

  • The Coptic Church Today

SAINT VERENA

Saint Verena of the Theban Legion departed on the 4th day of Thoout (September 14). She was brought up in the Theban region (modern day Luxor in Upper Egypt) in a noble Christian family,..

OUR DIOCESE

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III is the 116th Successor of St. Mark the Evangelist. His Holiness' era is marked by a remarkable growth in the number of Coptic churches abroad. To address the needs of these churches, His Holiness felt the urgency to establish dioceses abroad. Thus the first Coptic Orthodox Diocese to be established in the United States is the Diocese of the Southern United States in 1993. H.H. Pope Shenouda III appointed His Grace Bishop Youssef to oversee this Diocese

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