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Diocese News

  October 24, 2018

Statements on the Recent Events at Deir El-Sultan Monastery in Jerusalem

In the aftermath of the recent events affecting the Coptic Orthodox Monastery known as Deir El-Sultan in Jerusalem, His Eminence Metropolitan Antonious of the Holy See of Jerusalem has issued a statement outlining a history of the recent events and injustice at this site: A Statement Regarding Deir El-SultanDownload The…
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  October 24, 2018

Statement Regarding the Attack on Al Sultan Monestary

Please review the attached documents for the statements from the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of the Holy See of Jerusalem and the Near East & Coptic Orthodox Bishops of North America. Statement regarding that attack on Al Sultan Monastery A Statement … The post Statement Regarding the Attack on Al Sultan…
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  October 24, 2018

A Step Towards the Future: The Inaugural FOCE Fundraising Dinner

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Copts gathered from across the United States to look towards the future of Coptic education at the first-ever fundraising dinner with Friends of Coptic Education. Here, His Grace Bishop Kyrillos shared his own vision for … The post A Step Towards the Future: The Inaugural…
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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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