To build the body of Christ in a welcoming, loving, and accepting environment in which no one stands alone.


  • To build a faithful community of Orthodox believers who are eager and enthusiastic to grow in their personal relationships with God, and to bring Christ’s love to their surroundings through community service and humanitarian work
  • To build a multicultural church that ministers to diverse members of the body of Christ
  • To educate and integrate new believers to the richness of the Coptic Orthodox faith


"With God, nothing will be impossible" - Luke 1:37

By the grace of God, through the intercessions of St. Mark & St. Mary of Egypt, and the prayers & support of our sister churches and all the congregation, we congratulate the city of Ottawa and the entire Coptic community for the establishment of a permanent home for this third Coptic Orthodox parish of Ottawa. It was God's will that this building continue to be a house of God.

November 6th, 2017 is a historic milestone whereby St. Mark & St. Mary of Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church successfully purchased the former St. Matthias church from the Anglican diocese for $1.7M. By your generous support, we raised the funds required for the downpayment of $425,000, as well as securing a mortgage of $1.275M on a 25 year amortization.

Please join us this Saturday Nov. 11th to celebrate this special occasion with Divine Liturgy followed by breakfast to share together in God's work.

This milestone somewhat parallels the miracle of the 5 loaves and 2 fish (John 6:1-14) as Christ reveals that when we offer whatever we have to Him and give thanks to God the Father in heaven, we see the abundance of His great love manifested before us for all to be filled and enjoy.

Let us continue to unite as one body in Christ to help sustain this beautiful place of worship for years to come.

Thank you all and Glory be to God!

Mike Fanous (Church Treasurer)
cell: 613-864-7566

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Nativity Fast continues until January 6th
'(Our God) both honours the work and praises the intention.'

-St. John Chrysostom (4th Century A.D.)

Upcoming Services

Fri. Dec. 15th @ 7pm-8:15pm - Special 'Koiahk' Prayer & Praise
Special prayer & praise to accompany the Nativity Fast leading up to Christmas. Schedule is Compline Prayer followed by 'Koiahk' Praise & Open Prayers.
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. -Mt.18:20

Sat. Dec. 16th @ 9am - Liturgy & Fellowship with Fr. Victor
 9:00am Matins & Divine Liturgy
11:30am Breakfast
12:15pm Why does the Church ask intercession of the Saints? by Fr. Victor (St. Mark Montreal)

Mon. Dec. 18th @ 7:30pm - Gospel of Matthew Ch.9
He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.” -v.9
Theme of the Book:
St. Matthew’s signature phrase “the kingdom of heaven” occurs 32 times in this book (and nowhere else in all of Scripture). He demonstrates that Christ is the fulfillment of the prophecies and offers evidence after evidence to establish Christ as King and Messiah.

Year-End Contributions for 2017
Kindly note that cheques must be dated no later than December 31st to be counted for 2017 tax receipts

Click the following links for one-time or monthly donations.
heques payable to SMSM Coptic Orthodox Church can be mailed to 555 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y1H9.
Thank you for your continued support!

Mike Fanous (Church Treasurer)
cell: 613-864-7566

How to Get to Church?
555 Parkdale Avenue
Directions to Parking Lot:
From Parkdale, turn east on Sherwood and make a left turn at the first street onto Warwick.  The main parking lot is to your left on the north side of the church.
The following bus routes serve the church: #6 and #14 run on Parkdale; #2 on Wellington and #85 and #101 on Carling.
There is wheel chair accessible ramp into the church. There is a stair lift up to the sanctuary and down to the church hall. Users must be able to transfer from a wheelchair to the stair lift.  Handicapped parking is available at the west end of the church.



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