THE COPTIC COMMUNITY

The Copts of Egypt and the Middle East form one of the most ancient Christian communities in the world. Today, in the aftermath of the ill-named ‘Arab Spring’, they face an uncertain future.

The Order of St.George works closely with the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre in the UK to provide funds for their vital work in Egypt.

Speaking about the importance and meaning of our links with the Coptic Church, Grand Herald Steve Nimmons said: “it has been a moving experience and pleasure to visit the Coptic Church Centre and to share in the ancient traditions of the Coptic Faith. The openness, welcome and great sense of hospitality was truly wonderful, the visit to St. George’s Cathedral and the very generous time given over to questions, provided the visitors with a greater depth of understanding of Coptic traditions and the persecution it sadly suffers in less tolerant regions of the world. The Cathedral is exceedingly impressive, as is the self-determination and self-assurance of the community, and the warmth and generosity of our welcome and acceptance.”

 

Bishop Angaelos, OBE

Bishop Angaelos, OBE

Congratulation to His Grace Bishop Angaelos, GCStG, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom and a Patron of the Order of St. George, who has received an OBE from HM The Queen. The honour is for services to international religious freedom - the first time an OBE has been awarded in this category. “I am humbled by this award because I see it as my role and duty to...

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Nayrouz 2015

Nayrouz 2015

The Coptic Orthodox Church community in the United Kingdom will commemorating the Coptic Feast of Nayrouz, marking the new Coptic Year, at their annual Vespers Service in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey on Thursday 22 October, 2015 at 7.00pm. The service will give thanks for the past year and commemorate the martyrs of the past two millennia. It will at the same time remember...

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Crisis in Mosul

Crisis in Mosul

His Grace Bishop Angaelos, GCStG, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom and a Patron of the Order of St. George comments on the worsening crisis in Mosul, Iraq: “As the widespread violence and aggression facing Christians and minority groups in Mosul, Iraq, intensifies, it is increasingly evident that the fundamental right and freedom to practice one’s Faith and...

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£2500 for Egypt’s Copts

£2500 for Egypt’s Copts

The United Kingdom Grand Priory of the Order of St. George presented a cheque for £2,500 to support the humanitarian work of Egypt’s Coptic community during a special visit to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. George in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The Order was received by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, who is pictured above with members of the Order and representatives of the Coptic community. His...

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