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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"Let no one mourn their transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave."
-St. John Chrysostom (4th Century A.D.)

Upcoming Services

Fri. Nov. 17th @ 8-9pm - Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting
All are welcome for a special night of prayer & midnight praise dedicated to thanking God for His great gift to us of the church building. Schedule is Compline Prayer followed by Midnight Praise & Open Prayers.

Sat. Nov. 18th @ 9am - Divine Liturgy & Guest Speaker
 9:00am: Matins & Divine Liturgy with Fr. Shenouda
11:30am: Breakfast
12:15pm: 'Faith & Life' with Guest Speaker Dr. Joseph Faltas

This week, we will be blessed by Dr. Joseph Faltas, a theologian, scholar of patristic studies and seminary professor from around the globe. Don't miss it!  All are welcome!

Mon. Nov. 20th @ 7:30pm - Gospel of Matthew Ch.6 with Fr. Marcos
"Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly." - v.3-4
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.

Last Chance for Operation Christmas Child This Saturday
Please return all your packed or unused boxes this Sat. Nov. 18th to the back table or see Matthew for more details.

Pajama Drive starts This Saturday
The Junior Sunday school classes are collecting PJs for underprivileged children aged 0-12 yrs in the Ottawa region. Please help by donating a pair of new PJs and bringing them to church starting this Saturday November 18th. A bin will be made available at church for drop off. Please see Amira or Christine for more details.

Sun. Nov. 27th - Outreach Dinner
Please save the date for our 29th outreach dinner. We will be preparing lunches-to-go at church @ 2pm and preparing to serve dinner @ 4pm for the Carlington community. Please feel free to come at whatever time suits you. Please text Mike: 613-864-7566 if you can participate in this blessing.

Egyptian Festival @ St. Mary's This Weekend
See posters below for Egyptian Festival & Children's Program to support our sister church this weekend.

Owners of the Church Building
By God's grace, and by the blessings of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, and the support of our sister churches, we are now the owners of a beautiful church building, God's house. Glory be to Him!

You may continue to make lump sum or monthly donations or cheques can be payable to SMSM Coptic Orthodox Church.

Please note our mailing address has changed 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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