SAINT MARY COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

“God is light; In him there is no darkness...”  
[1 John 1:5]

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ABOUT COPTIC CHURCH

The Coptic Church was established in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by St. Mark the Evangelist in the city of Alexandria around 43 A.D. The church adheres to the Nicene Creed. St. Athanasius (296-373 A.D.), the twentieth Pope of the Coptic Church effectively defended the Doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ's Divinity at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. His affirmation of the doctrine earned him the title; "Father of Orthodoxy" and St. Athanasius "the Apostolic".

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PRIEST

Fr. Philemon Hanna is the priest for St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church located in Peoria, AZ. On June 26, 2005, H.G. Bishop Youssef, with the presence of H.G. Bishop Surial and H.G. Bishop David, ordained him priest. He began his service in St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Then in 2010, H.G. Bishop Youssef asked him to serve in St. Mary Coptic Orthodox. Fr. Philemon has been serving within the Diocese of the Southern United States since June 26, 2005. We pray that the Lord will continue blessing his service.

If you would like to reach Fr. Philemon Hanna, he may be contacted by telephone at 480-600-0287, or by fax at 480-361-4636 or by email at frphilemon@gmail.com

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