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Diocese News

  March 3, 2018

2018 GYP Lenten Retreat – Register This Weekend!

Father Maximus Abba Moses grew up in Montréal, Canada. After hearing the call to monasticism, he left the world to join St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA. He became a disciple of His Grace Bishop Youssef, the bishop of the diocese…
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  February 18, 2018


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  February 18, 2018

REGISTER TODAY! GYP Lenten Retreat 2018

Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee cordially invites you to the 9th Annual Lenten Retreat on March 23–25, 2018. This year we are blessed to have Very Rev. Fr. Maximus Abba Moses, the Vicar for the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the…
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Coptic Orthodox Christianity

Orthodoxy is what Christ taught, the Apostles preached, and the Fathers kept…

What is the Coptic Orthodox Church?


    The term “Copt” comes from the Greek word for “Egyptian.” The Coptic Orthodox Church, then, is the Church that was established in Egypt by the Holy Apostle Mark.


    Orthodox Christianity is the authentic and original Christian Faith founded by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the most pure form of Christianity with nothing added.


The One, Only, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church is the Body of Christ existing in the world. He is the sole Head and His people constitute His Body in the Church. Orthodox Christians believe that the Church is undivided, holy, catholic (universal), and sanctified for the work of preaching the Holy Gospel throughout the world and baptizing the nations.

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