History of the Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. The Coptic Orthodox Church, for instance, was founded by St Mark (one of Christ’s disciples and the Gospel writer) in 43 AD.

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".

For over twenty centuries the Church has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ.

It is our belief that the Ancient Christian Faith remains pertinent in our modern world. We welcome you to visit our Church and begin to learn about the depth of Orthodox Christianity.

For more information on the Coptic Orthodox Church see On the Coptic Church page.