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Diocese News

  May 17, 2017

Congratulations to the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017!

Monday, May 15 marked the Commencement Ceremony of the first graduating class of St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School. In the Blessed presence of His Imminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Rafael and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, along with … The post Congratulations to the First Graduating Class, Class…
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  May 12, 2017

Metropolitan Serapion Meditates on Christian Unity (audio)

In this meditation, His Eminence speaks about Christian unity in light of recent ecumenical events (Arabic). https://www.dropbox.com/s/sl26it5q0qtjmoy/towards%20Chritian%20Unity.m4a?dl=0

  May 8, 2017

His Grace Bishop Raphael on Liturgical Theology

Liturgical Theology with His Grace Bishop Raphael (In Arabic Only). These series of lectures will examine theological thought inspired by engagement with the Coptic Orthodox liturgical tradition. After an in-depth examination into the theological understanding of Orthodox worship and the … The post His Grace Bishop Raphael on Liturgical Theology…
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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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