Our church glorifies God and makes disciples by preaching the bible’s teaching and ancient faith, in love and stewardship. We are under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Peter, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
The congregation at Archangel Michael wishes our beloved Bishop, His Grace Bishop Peter, a happy and blessed anniversary. May the Lord grant him many peace years!
Apostles’ fast | May 28 – July 11, 2018
The Fast of the Apostles is one of the oldest fasts in the church, and was previously known as the “Fast of Pentecost” or the “Fast of the Disciples.”
The Apostles Fast is a fast which begins after the Feast of Pentecost and continues until the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This fast commemorates the preparation of the Apostles for preaching God’s word to the whole world.
We, the bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of North America, in our semi-annual meeting in Mississauga, April 23-26, 2018, with His Grace Bishop Suriel of Melbourne and His Grace Bishop Angaelos of London, have observed and studied the phenomenon of the spread of many incorrect doctrines regarding the understanding of the Holy Bible and its interpretation, the concepts of salvation and redemption, the Holy Trinity, the importance of adhering to the doctrines of the Church, and Christian unity and love.