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

  September 3, 2018

Prison Ministry Continues to Expand

In 2011, Fr. Angelos Sarkis, the priest at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Kirkland, Washington  started faithfully visiting and serving one inmate at Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC). Upon discovering other Orthodox inmates at the prison, this prison ministry expanded … The post Prison Ministry Continues to Expand appeared first…
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  August 30, 2018

ACTS Launches Three New Courses

ACTS is introducing three new courses with the new semester: the Early Christian Studies Certificate, the Orthodox Scripture Certificate and the new Master of Theology (Th.M.) program! Both 1-year Certificate programs are available to anyone who would like to further … The post ACTS Launches Three New Courses appeared first…
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  August 27, 2018

Join Us at the Inaugural Fundraising Dinner

Come join us, on October 14th, at the Inaugural Fundraising Dinner, hosted by Friends of Coptic Education! A group of like-minded individuals endeavoring to realize the vision of the Department of Christian Education under His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, Friends of … The post Join Us at the Inaugural Fundraising Dinner appeared first on St….
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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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