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Condolences for Departure of Kamal Istaphanous' Mother
Written by Website Admin   
Saturday, 11 March 2023

Fr. Angilos, the Board of Deacons, and members of the congregation, would like to send their prayers and condolences to Kamal Istaphanous for the forty day commemoration of the departure of his beloved mother. The forty day commemoration of her departure will be held during the Liturgy on Sunday March 12th, 2023. May the Lord repose her soul in the paradise of joy and may the Holy Spirit provide comfort for her family.

Upcoming Service Schedule
Written by Website Admin   
Saturday, 11 March 2023

Service schedule for the next 6 weeks has been posted to calendar.

Women’s Health Seminar
Written by Website Admin   
Saturday, 04 February 2023

On Sunday, January 29th, 2023 we had the privilege of having Dr. Catrine Sous lead our first women’s health seminar. Dr. Sous is a clinical instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati. The seminar discussed the topic of women health screening and gave a chance to attendees to ask individual questions concerning their health.

Papal Message for the Feast of Nativity, January 2023
Written by H.H. Pope Tawadros II   
Friday, 06 January 2023


Below are links to the papal message in English and Arabic:

Below is a video of the papal message:

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 January 2023 )
Upcoming Service Schedule
Written by Website Admin   
Tuesday, 03 January 2023

The following is upcoming service schedule:

Friday January 6, 2023 (Christmas Liturgy): 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday January 8, 2023 (Liturgy): 9:00 am -11:00 am
January 18, 2023 (Lakan & Liturgy for Epiphany Eve): 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are so delighted to announce that His Grace Bishop Saraphim will be visiting our church during the days of January 20th through January 25th after Liturgy. His Grace will be praying with us the liturgy on the following days:

Sunday January 22, 2023: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Wednesday January 25, 2023: 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 January 2023 )
Coptic Orthodox Church History
Written by Fr. Marcos A. Marcos   
Thursday, 16 August 2007

Name And Origin:

The Copts are the original Egyptians, and the word "Copt" itself is derived from the Greek word "Aegyptus" which means Egypt. The Copts are the descendants of the ancient Egyptians. They are considered one of the most anthropologically pure races in the world.

The Coptic Era:

When people think of Egypt, they usually think of ancient Egypt with its pyramids. Then they jump over to the Islamic period represented by the forest of minarets which a person sees in Cairo today. However, in between these two extremes, there is a modest bridge. This bridge does not pass over a valley of darkness where the Copts resided in complete isolation. On the contrary, this era is considered one of the luminous periods in the national and ecclesiastical history of Egypt.

Strictly speaking, the purely Coptic Christian period extends for about six centuries at the dawn of the Christian era. In Egyptian history, this is a tiny fraction but not at all insignificant. From the cultural standpoint, that short span was epoch-making in the development of Egyptian ideas and ideals. Indeed it stands for what is rightly called "Coptic Civilization".

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 )