Coptic immigrants resided in the Kansas City area since the 1960's and as in many other
communities in the USA, they brought with them the millennial ancestral faith and church rites.
The Coptic Church was established by St. Mark the Evangelist in the First Century AD and
lives ever since. It has significant contribution to Christendom. The writings of Origen, Clemet
and many other scholars of the old theological school in Alexandria, Monasticism; established by
St Anthony, and the defense of the faith by St. Athanasius the Apostolic; author of the Christian
Creed, are contributions of the Coptic Church. Copts count about 12 Million as their members
and constitute a vibrant and patriotic element of the modern Egyptian society.
Copts in Kansas City established their church in the 1970’s. Over the years, St. Mark has been
served by several clergy members from larger Coptic churches in the United States. St. Mark has
also had the privilege of several visits from Coptic Bishops stationed in the USA as well as from
various Bishops from Egypt. In 1993, St. Mark congregation purchased the building they reside
in today at 10024 West 49th Street in Merriam, Kansas (a suburb of the Kansas City
Metropolitan area). St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Kansas City is home to
approximately 30 families. Services are conducted weekly and include Vespers, Holy Mass,
Bible Study, Youth Meeting, and Sunday School.
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