Our mission is to “present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Col 1:28) by bearing Christ in the world through our Orthodox Christian faith.

Diocese News

  January 5, 2018

Festal Message of H.E. Metropolitan Serapion 
for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2018

“The People Sitting in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light” My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Today, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, we are rejoicing with the angels and the heavenly hosts, as the angel proclaimed to the shepherds,…
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  December 30, 2017

A Prayer for the Victims of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in Egypt

+ We pray for the souls of the innocent martyrs who were killed by terrorists on Friday, December 29, 2017 in an attack on the Church of St. Mena in Helwan, as well as the attack on a store owned by a Coptic Christian man in the same area. May…
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  December 23, 2017

On the Recent Attack on a Coptic Church in Atfih (South Cairo)

Official statement of Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Atfih Today, the church of El Amir Tadros (St. Theodore), which is located in the Kafer Al-Wasleen village, city of Atfih, has been attacked by hundreds of people who gathered in front of the building after Friday’s services, yelling offensive words and demanding…
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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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