St. Mary & St. Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church of Greater Philadelphia

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

One of the most ancient Churches in the world, having been founded by Saint Mark the Apostle, the writer of the second gospel, in the first Century. The word ‘Coptic’ comes from the ancient Egyptian word ‘Hekaptah’ meaning ‘Egypt’, and thus ‘Coptic’ merely means ‘Egyptian.’ As a conservative Church, the Coptic Church has carefully preserved the Orthodox Christian Faith in its earliest and purest form, handing it down from generation to generation, unaltered and true to the Apostolic doctrines and patterns of worship.


To learn more about the Coptic Orthodox faith and church, please visit the group of pages within this website underneath 'Coptic Orthodox Faith'


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Diocese of Pennsylvania And Affiliated Regions

The Diocese was established by the enthronement of H.G. Bishop Karas by the hands of H.H. Pope Tawadros II on November 11th, 2017.







His Grace Bishop Karas is the Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania And Affiliated Regions to currently include the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia.

St. Mary and St. Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church was founded on Jan 6th, 2010 and moved permanently to the current location on Jun 26th, 2016.