The Coptic Church

Our Origins

Egypt is a land rich in history, blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  In His infancy, the Lord visited Egypt with His mother Saint Mary, and Saint Joseph during their flight from Israel at the instruction of the angel, and thus Egypt became their second home and a place of refuge (Matthew 2:13-14). The word ‘Copt’ is derived from the Pharaonic word ‘gypt’ and the subsequent Greek word ‘Aigyptus’ meaning ‘Egypt’. Copts are the Christian and indigenous people of Egypt, direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians, a people with perhaps the longest recorded history.When Saint Mark travelled to Egypt on two separate mission trips, he preached the Christian message to many in the land. During his first journey, he met with Ananias, who expressed knowledge of the concept of the ‘one god’, and when this was further explained by Saint Mark within a Christian context, he accepted the faith and was baptised along with his household. Soon afterwards, many others believed and Ananias’ house became a meeting place for the faithful. After witnessing for seven years, Saint Mark was martyred in AD 68 when followers of Serapis (the Serapion-Abbis Greek Egyptian god) attacked the church in which he was praying and dragged him through the streets of Alexandria for two consecutive days.

Let us introduce ourselves!

Our Red Deer Coptic Community consists of more than 30 Egyptian families in addition to families  from Syria,Sudan and Eritrea.

In 2009 our Church was registered as a charity organization and services started on a regular basis.

We got the blessing of receiving  part of the Relics of St George our Church’s Patron in 2014.

Now our church offers the following services regularly:

Holy Liturgies.

Sunday school.

Hymns classes.

Spiritual meetings.

Midnight praises.

Summer camps.

Family retreat.

Kids and youth retreat.

Fun activities and more.

Come, join us and meet our big family and let’s all praise our Lord Jesus Christ.