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The immigration of the Copts to Canada might have started as early as the late 1950s. Starting in the 1970s, Canada has been receiving a greater number of these immigrants, and the number of Coptic immigrants into Canada has been growing ever since. According to the census, there were over 10,000 Orthodox Copts in Canada by the year 2001 — an increase from only 5,000 in 1991. With that calculated growth rate, this figure could now be as high as 25,000 <ref>[http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/standard/themes/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?Temporal=2001&PID=55822&APATH=3&GID=431515&METH=1&PTYPE=55440&THEME=56&FOCUS=0&AID=0&PLACENAME=0&PROVINCE=0&SEARCH=0&GC=99&GK=NA&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=&FL=0&RL=0&FREE=0 Census 1991 — 2001/Growth rates]</ref> <ref>http://www.religioustolerance.org/can_rel1.htm</ref>.
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The '''Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada''' is under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church]], with its patriarchal Archdiocese of North America.
  
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==History==
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The immigration of the Copts to Canada might have started as early as the late 1950s. Starting in the 1970s, Canada has been receiving a greater number of these immigrants, and the number of Coptic immigrants into Canada has been growing ever since. According to the census, there were over 10,000 Orthodox Copts in Canada by the year 2001&mdash;an increase from only 5,000 in 1991. With that calculated growth rate, this figure could now be as high as 25,000.<ref>[http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/standard/themes/RetrieveProductTable.cfm?Temporal=2001&PID=55822&APATH=3&GID=431515&METH=1&PTYPE=55440&THEME=56&FOCUS=0&AID=0&PLACENAME=0&PROVINCE=0&SEARCH=0&GC=99&GK=NA&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=&FL=0&RL=0&FREE=0 Census 1991 — 2001/Growth rates]</ref><ref>[http://www.religioustolerance.org/can_rel1.htm Canadian Data About Christianity: Growths and Losses from 1991 to 2001]</ref>
  
The story of the first Coptic Orthodox Church established in North America, [http://www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/default.asp St. Mark's in Toronto], Canada, can be found [http://www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/copts.asp here]. Now, there are over 30 Coptic Orthodox Churches in Canada — and counting.
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The first Coptic Orthodox Church established in North America was St. Mark's in Toronto, Canada.<ref>[http://www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/copts.asp The Copts of Canada: A Shining Star in a Galaxy of Diversified Celestial Bodies; or, The Founding of the Coptic Orthodox Church in North America]</ref> Currently, there are over 30 Coptic Orthodox churches in Canada&mdash;and counting.
 
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The [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church]] has Churches and congregations in the following regions: <ref>Coptic Orthodox Church directory for Canada on http://coptic.us/church_showsub.asp?cat_id=2&cat=Canada</ref> <ref> Coptic Orthodox Churcch directory on http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/directory/churches_all.php</ref>
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[[Image:St Mark's CopticChurch--TO.jpg|250x165px|thumb|St Mark's Coptic Church, Toronto, the first Coptic Orthodox Church in North America.]]
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==Ontario==
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*Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Toronto
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**41 Glendinning Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3E2
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**Website: http://www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/
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**Four [[Priest|Priests]]: Fr. Ammonius Guirguis, Fr. Misael Ataaya, Fr. Bishoy Salama, and Fr. Marcos Marcos.
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*Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church, Mississauga
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**1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario L5V 2M4
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**A.K.A. Coptic Canadian Centre — Website: http://www.cccnet.ca/
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**Six [[Priest|Priests]]: Hegomen (Archpriest) Fr. Angelos Saad, Fr. Maximos Rizkalla,  Fr. Domadios Saleh, Fr. Botrous Phillopos, Fr. Bishoy Wasfy, and Fr. Makari Youssef.[[Image:Canadian Coptic Center.jpg|250x188px|thumb|right|The Canadian Coptic Center in Mississauga, built in Coptic Style]]
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*St Anthony and St Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church, Mississauga
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**6460 Milcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5V 2M4
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**Website: http://www.cccnet.ca/
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**The same [[Priest|Priests]] from Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius Church also serve this one.
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*Saint Mina and Saint Kyrollos (Cyril) Coptic Orthodox Church, Mississauga
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**E. Dundas Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5V 2M4
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**Website: http://www.cccnet.ca/
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**The same [[Priest|Priests]] from Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius Church also serve this one.
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*Saint George and Saint Rueiss Coptic Orthodox Church, North York
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**141 Bond Avenue, North York, Ontario M3B 1M1
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**Website: http://www.stgeorgeandstrueiss.com/
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**Four [[Priest|Priests]]: Fr. Rueiss Awad, Fr. Gawargious Michael, Fr. Makary Silwanis, and Fr. Mikhael Armanios.
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==Parishes==
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The [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church]] has churches and congregations in the following regions:<ref>[http://coptic.us/church_showsub.asp?cat_id=2&cat=Canada Coptic Orthodox Church Directory: Canada]</ref><ref>[http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/directory/churches_all.php Coptic Churches in the United States and Canada]</ref>
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===Ontario===
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*[http://www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/ St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church], Toronto (Scarborough)
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*[http://www.cccnet.ca/ Coptic Canadian Centre]
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**Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church, Mississauga
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**St. Philopateer and St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, Mississauga
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**St. Mina and Pope St. Kyrollos (Cyril) Coptic Orthodox Church, Mississauga
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**St. George and St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church, Milton
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**The Valley of the Mother of God, Mono (near Orangeville)
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*[http://www.stgeorgeandstrueiss.com/ St. George and St. Rueiss Coptic Orthodox Church], North York
 
[[Image:Fr_Philopater_Wahba.jpg|thumb|A Coptic Orthodox Priest]]
 
[[Image:Fr_Philopater_Wahba.jpg|thumb|A Coptic Orthodox Priest]]
*Ti Agia Maria and St Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church, Etobicoke
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*[http://www.stdemiana.ca/ Ti Agia Maria and St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church], Etobicoke
**87 Elmhurst Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 2J8
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*[http://www.geocities.com/johnbaptist_canada/ St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth Coptic Orthodox Church], Barrie (Oro Station)
**Website: http://www.stdemiana.ca/
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*[http://www.stmaryottawa.org/ St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church], Ottawa
**Two [[Priest|Priests]]: Fr. Mankarious Mankarious and Fr. Abraam Kamal.
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*[http://www.windsorcopts.com/ St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church], Windsor
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*[http://www.stmaryandstjoseph.org/ St. Mary and St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church], Richmond Hill
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*St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church [http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/directory/church.php?show=201], Thornhill
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*[http://www.stgeorge-stmercurius.com/ St. George and St. Mercurius Abu Sefein Coptic Orthodox Church], St. Catherines
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*[http://www.geocities.com/stpaulchurchcanada/ St. Paul the Anchorite Coptic Orthodox Church], London
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*[http://www.stmaryscopticorthodox.ca/ St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church], Kitchener
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*[http://stmina.hamilton.on.coptorthodox.ca/ St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church], Hamilton
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*[http://www.orthodoxy.ca/ St. George and St. Antony Coptic Orthodox Church], Ottawa
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*[http://www.michaelandsttekla.org/ Archangel Michael and St. Tekla Coptic Orthodox Church], Brampton
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*[http://www.stmarystabraam.ca/ St. Mary and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church], Ajax
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*[http://www.smsv.ca St. Maurice and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church], Willowdale
  
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===Québec===
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*[http://www.stgeorgestjoseph.ca/ St. George and St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church], Pierrefonds
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*[http://www.stmarkmontreal.ca/ St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church], Montreal
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*[http://www.virginmarymtl.org/ Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church], St-Hubert
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*[http://home.ca.inter.net/~mikhail/ArchangelMichael.html Archangel Michael and Philopatyr Marcorios], Laval
  
*St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth Coptic Orthodox Church, Barrie
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===Alberta===
**697 Seventh Line South, Oro-Medonte Township, Ontario
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*[http://www.stmina.ab.ca/ St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church], Calgary
**Website: http://www.geocities.com/johnbaptist_canada/
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*[http://www.stmarystmark.ca/ St. Mary and St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church], Edmonton
**Two [[Priest|Priests]]: Fr. Youhanna Ghaly Youssef and Fr. Rueiss Awad.
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===British Columbia===
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*[http://www.saintmarycopticorthodoxchurch.com/ St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church], Vancouver
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*[http://www.stgeorge.ca/ St. George Coptic Orthodox Church], Surrey
  
*Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Ottawa
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===Manitoba===
**1 Canfield Dr. & Greenbank Rd., Nepean, Ontario K2H 5S7
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*St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church [http://www.coptic.us/church_info.asp?id=85&sub_name=], Winnipeg
**Website: http://www.stmaryottawa.org/
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**One [[Priest]]: Hegomen (Archpriest) Fr. Shenouda Boutros.
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===New Brunswick===
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*Holy Virgin Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church [http://www.coptic.us/church_info.asp?id=253&sub_name=], St. John
  
*Saint Mary and Saint Moses the Black Coptic Orthodox Church, Windsor
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===Newfoundland===
**1334 Benjamin Street, Windsor, Ontario
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*[http://www.stmaurice.net/ St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church], St. John's and Gander
**Website: http://www.windsorcopts.com/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Youhanna Elzahaby.
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===Nova Scotia===
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*[http://www.stmena-halifax.org/ St. Mena Coptic Orthodox Church], Halifax
  
*Saint Mary and Saint Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church, Richmond Hill
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===Saskatchewan===
**11308 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario
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*[http://www.stmarkreg.com/ St. Mark and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church], Regina
**Website: http://www.stmaryandstjoseph.org/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Abraam Kamal.
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*Saint Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church, Thornhill
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**1 Lyndhurst Drive, Thornhill, Ontario L4A 5Z4
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**Website: http://www.stbishoy.copticorthodox.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr Tadros E. Tadros.
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*Saint George and  Saint Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church, St. Catherines
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**118 Glenridge Avenue, St Catherines, Ontario L2S 4X7
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**Website: http://www.stgeorge-stmercurius.com/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Antonius Zekry Samaan.
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*Saint Mary and Saint Paul the Anchorite Coptic Orthodox Church, London, Ontario
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**101 Wistow Street, London, Ontario N5Y 1E2
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**Website: http://www.geocities.com/stpaulchurchcanada/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Yoannis Awadalla.
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*Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Kitchener
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**388 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 3P4
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**Website: http://www.stmaryscopticorthodox.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Hegomen (Archpriest) Fr. Athanasius Iskander.
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*Saint Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Hamilton
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**480 Melvin Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 2L7
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**Website: http://stmina.hamilton.on.coptorthodox.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Metias Ibrahim.
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*Saint George and St Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church, Gloucester
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**1081 Cadboro Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1J 7T8
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**Website: http://www.orthodoxy.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Mikhael Fam.
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*Archangel Michael and Saint Tekla Coptic Orthodox Church, Brampton
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**12061 Hurontario Street, Brampton, Ontario L6Z 4P8
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**Website: http://www.michaelandsttekla.org/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Marcos Fathy Hanna.
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*Saint Mary and St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, Ajax
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**415 McKenzie Ave, Ajax, Ontario L1S 2G2
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**Website: http://www.stmarystabraam.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Moses Matar.
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*Saint Mary and Saint Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church, Barrie
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**Barrie, Ontario
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**No website.
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==Quebec==
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*Saint George and Saint Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church, Pierrefonds
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**17400 Pierrefonds Boulevard, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9J 3E4
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**Website: http://www.stgeorgestjoseph.ca/
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**Three [[Priest|Priests]]: Hegomen (Archpriest) Fr. Arsanius Serry, Fr. Joseph Sedra, and Fr. Raphael Bishara.
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*Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Montreal
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**7395 Garnier Street, Montreal, Quebec H2E 2A1
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**Website: http://www.stmarkmontreal.ca/
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**Two [[Priest|Priests]]: Fr. Bishoy Saad and Fr. Mikhail Aziz.
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*Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, St. Hubert
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**6100 Grande Allee, St. Hubert, Quebec J3Y 1B4
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**Website: http://www.virginmarymtl.org/
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**Two [[Priest|Priests]]: Fr. Seraphim Youssef and Fr. Tadros El-Masry.
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*Archangel Michael and Saint Abu Sufain, Laval
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**Temporary location, Laval, Quebec H7X 3M2
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**Website: http://home.ca.inter.net/~mikhail/ArchangelMichael.html
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**Temporary [[Priest]].
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==Alberta==
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*Saint Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Calgary
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**4208 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 0C7
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**Website: http://www.stmina.ab.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Aghathon Shayb.
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*Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Edmonton
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**5803 11A Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T6L 6A8
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**Website: http://www.stmarycopticchurch.ab.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Reweiss Rofail.
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==British Columbia==
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*Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Surrey
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**12996 60 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia V3X 2L5
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**Website: http://www.saintmarycopticorthodoxchurch.com/
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**Temporary [[Priest]]: Fr. Anthony Hanna.
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*Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church, Surrey
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**13905 108 Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia V3T 2L1
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**Website: http://www.stgeorge.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Bisenty Girgus.
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==Manitoba==
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*Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Winnipeg
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**1400 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2C1
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**Website: http://www.stmark.ca/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Reweiss Khalil.
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==New Brunswick==
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*Holy Virgin Mary and St George Coptic Orthodox Church, St. John
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**St Hubert, New Brunswick
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**No website
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Seraphim Youssef.
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==Newfoundland==
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*Saint Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church, St. John's
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**34 Jersey Ave, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland
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**Website: http://www.stmaurice.net/
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**Temporary [[Priest]].
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==Nova Scotia==
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*Saint Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Halifax
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**167 Willet St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3L6
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**Website: http://www.stmena-halifax.org/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Daniel Rizg.
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==Saskatchewan==
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*St Mark and St George Coptic Orthodox Church, Regina
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**2075 McDonald St, Regina, Saskatchewan
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**Website: http://www.stmarkreg.com/
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**One [[Priest]]: Fr. Misael.
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==See also==
 
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==References==
 
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==External Links==
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==Source==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_Orthodox_Church_in_Canada Wikipedia:Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Coptic_Orthodox_Church_in_Canada&oldid=148857399 ''Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada'' at Wikipedia]
  
*Coptic Orthodox Church Directory
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==External links==
http://www.coptic.us
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*[http://www.coptic.us Coptic Orthodox Church Directory]
*Another Directory
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*[http://www.cccnet.ca Coptic Centre in Canada]
http://www.copticdirectlist.com
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*[http://www.nacopts.org Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Archdiocese of North America]
*Coptic Centre in Canada
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http://www.cccnet.ca
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*Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
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http://www.nacopts.org
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Latest revision as of 19:32, March 9, 2012

The Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada is under the jurisdiction of the Coptic Orthodox Church, with its patriarchal Archdiocese of North America.

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History

The immigration of the Copts to Canada might have started as early as the late 1950s. Starting in the 1970s, Canada has been receiving a greater number of these immigrants, and the number of Coptic immigrants into Canada has been growing ever since. According to the census, there were over 10,000 Orthodox Copts in Canada by the year 2001—an increase from only 5,000 in 1991. With that calculated growth rate, this figure could now be as high as 25,000.[1][2]

The first Coptic Orthodox Church established in North America was St. Mark's in Toronto, Canada.[3] Currently, there are over 30 Coptic Orthodox churches in Canada—and counting.

Parishes

The Coptic Orthodox Church has churches and congregations in the following regions:[4][5]

Ontario

A Coptic Orthodox Priest

Québec

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

  • St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church [2], Winnipeg

New Brunswick

  • Holy Virgin Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church [3], St. John

Newfoundland

Nova Scotia

Saskatchewan

See also

References

  1. Census 1991 — 2001/Growth rates
  2. Canadian Data About Christianity: Growths and Losses from 1991 to 2001
  3. The Copts of Canada: A Shining Star in a Galaxy of Diversified Celestial Bodies; or, The Founding of the Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
  4. Coptic Orthodox Church Directory: Canada
  5. Coptic Churches in the United States and Canada

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