Coptic Orthodox Church

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Saints of the Coptic Orthodox Church

The Synaxarion, the collection of the “lives of Saints,” consists of autobiographies of the lives of church saints and martyrs. The Saints are listed in order of the day they passed away rather than their birthdays to commemorate the day they started their lives in heaven. The Synaxarion includes the details of the lives of martyrs […]

The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments of the Church, as eloquently put by His Grace Bishop Mettaous of El-Syrian Monastery, are “the channels by which we receive the graces and blessings of the Holy Spirit,” and were instituted by Jesus Christ. The sacraments, also known as “spiritual medicines,” include Baptism, Chrismation, Eucharist, Repentance and Confession, Priesthood, Matrimony, and […]

Our Faith: The Orthodox (Nicene) Creed​

We believe in one God, God the Father the Pantocrator who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only-Begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not created, of one essence with […]

Overview of the Coptic Orthodox Church

The Copts are the Christian natives of Egypt and are direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians. The term “Copt” is derived from an ancient Egyptian name for Egypt, E-Ka-Ptah. Greek influence modified E-Ka-Ptah to the word Aigyptes, later transformed to “Copt”. The Coptic Orthodox Church emerged from the evangelism of St. Mark (writer of the second Gospel) in Alexandria, […]

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