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About

Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

The Coptic Church was established in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by St. Mark the Evangelist in the city of Alexandria around 61 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…

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, God the Father, the Pantocrator, Creator of heaven and earth, and of 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 the Father; by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for…

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

St. Mark is a member church in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III was the 116 Successor of St. Mark the Evangelist, and his era is marked by a remarkable growth in the number of Coptic churches abroad. To address the needs of these churches,…

Coptic Language

The Coptic Language is the fourth and last step of evolution of the Ancient Egyptian language, after Hieroglyphs, Heratic and Demotic. All four are identical and differ only in their system of writing. Coptic, just as Ancient Egyptian, is a Hamito-semitic language, similar to many North African languages and with few similarities to semitic languages, such as Hebrew and…

St. Mark, the Apostle

St. Mark was a native of the North Africa county of Libya. He was born in the city of Cyrene in Pentapolis, The western part of Libya, west of the border of Egypt. St. Mark was born of Jewish parents three years after the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His original name was John and his surname was Mark : “And when he {peter} came to himself …..,…