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The [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]] has many churches and [[congregation]]s in [[Europe]] and on [[2 June]] [[1974]] His Holiness [[Pope Shenouda III]] has received in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria a native Orthodox Church in France known as the French Orthodox Eparchy, along with their Primate, who in turn was accepted after consecration into the Episcopate, in the Holy Synod of the Church of Alexandria and hence was appointed their Primate His Grace Marcos (Mark), as the first [[Bishop]] and His Grace Athanasius as [[Chorbishop]] of The French Orthodox Eparchy<ref name="therole">The French Coptic  Orthodox Church website http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm</ref>.
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The [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]] has many churches and congregations in Europe and on [[June 2]], 1974, His Holiness [[Pope]] [[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria|Shenouda III]] received in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria a native Orthodox Church in France known as the French Orthodox [[Eparch]]y, along with their [[Primate]], who in turn was accepted after [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] into the episcopate, in the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Alexandria and hence was appointed their Primate His Grace Marcos (Mark), as the first [[Bishop]] and His Grace Athanasius as [[chorepiscopos|Chorbishop]] of The French Orthodox Eparchy.<ref name="therole">[http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm The French Coptic  Orthodox Church website]</ref>
 
   
 
   
Currently there are many Metropolitans and Bishops serving in Europe.
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Currently there are many metropolitans and bishops serving in Europe.
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==Austria==
 
==Austria==
His Grace Gabriel, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of [[Vienna]] and all [[Austria]].
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His Grace Gabriel, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Vienna and all Austria.
  
 
==Denmark==
 
==Denmark==
Church of Skt Maria & Skt Markus served by Fr Angelos Girges <ref>http://koptisk.dk/ Coptic Orthodox Church in Denmark</ref>.
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Church of Skt Maria & Skt Markus served by Fr Angelos Girges.<ref>[http://koptisk.dk/ Coptic Orthodox Church in Denmark]</ref>
  
 
==France==
 
==France==
Further information see [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]]
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:''See also [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]].''
  
On 18 June 1994 His Holiness [[Pope Shenouda III]] raised the French Orthodox Eparchy to the full status of [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]]
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On [[June 18]], 1994 His Holiness Pope Shenouda III raised the French Orthodox Eparchy to [[autonomy]].
  
On 19 June 1994 in presence of 62 Metropolitans and Bishops of The [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]] His Holiness [[Pope Shenouda III]] elevated His Grace Marcos (Mark) as the first [[Metropolitan]] of the Holy Metropolis of [[Toulon]] & All [[France]] and [[Primate]] of [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]] and His Grace Athanasius as [[Bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] Assistant to H.E Marcos
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On [[June 19]], 1994, in the presence of 62 metropolitans and bishops of the [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]], His Holiness Pope Shenouda III elevated His Grace Marcos (Mark) as the first Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and All France and Primate of the French Coptic Orthodox Church and His Grace Athanasius as [[Auxiliary bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] Assistant to His Eeminence Marcos.
  
The French Coptic Orthodox Church has a Metropolitan and an Auxiliary Bishop and about 11-12 Priests and 2-3 Deacons in about 12-15 parishes and missions across France.
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The French Coptic Orthodox Church has a metropolitan and an auxiliary bishop and about 11-12 priests and 2-3 deacons in about 12-15 parishes and missions across France.
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His Eminence Marcus (Mark), Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of [[Toulon]] & All [[France]], and Primate of [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]].
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His Grace Athanasius, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of [[Toulon]] & All [[France]], Assistant to H.E Marcos, [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]].
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His Eminence Marcus (Mark), Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and All France, and Primate of the French Coptic Orthodox Church.
  
The Church is integrated within the Church of Alexandria, but is considered autonomous in matter of governance<ref name="therole">The French Coptic Orthodox Church website http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm</ref>.
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His Grace Athanasius, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and All France, Assistant to His Eminence Marcos.
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The Church is integrated within the Church of Alexandria, but is considered autonomous in matter of governance<ref name="therole">[http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm The French Coptic Orthodox Church website]</ref>.
  
 
==Germany==  
 
==Germany==  
His Grace Damian, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of [[Höxter]]-Brenkenhausen, Kroeffelbach & All [[Germany]] & Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great in Kroeffelbach, [[Germany]].
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His Grace Anba Damian, General Bishop in Germany and Abbot of the monastery of St. Virgin Mary in Höxter-Brenkhausen.
  
 
==Italy==
 
==Italy==
His Grace Barnaba, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of [[Torino]] and [[Southern Italy]].
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His Grace Anba Barnaba, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Torino and Southern Italy.
  
His Grace Kyrillos (Cyril), Bishop of the Holy Diocese of [[Milano]] and [[Northern Italy]] & Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite in [[Milano]].
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His Grace Anba Kyrillos (Cyril), Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Milano and Northern Italy and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite in Milan.
  
 
==The Netherlands==
 
==The Netherlands==
There is a large Coptic community in the Netherlands mainly in the major cities, they have Churches in [[Amsterdam]] ,[[Utrecht]]and [[Eindhoven]] ,Den haag and Assen
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There is a large Coptic community in the Netherlands mainly in the major cities; they have [[church]]es in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven, Den haag and Assen.
  
 
==Switzerland==
 
==Switzerland==
One church in [[Geneva]] and one church in [[Zurich]]
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One church in Geneva and one church in Zürich.
  
 
==The United Kingdom and Ireland==
 
==The United Kingdom and Ireland==
{{further|[[Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom]]}}
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:''See also [[Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom]].''
British Orthodox; His Eminence [[Metropolitan Seraphim of Glastonbury|Seraphim]], Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Glastonbury, and Primate of the [[British Orthodox Church]].
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British Orthodox: His Eminence [[Seraphim of Glastonbury|Seraphim]], Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Glastonbury, and Primate of the [[British Orthodox Church (Coptic)|British Orthodox Church]].
  
His Grace Bishop Anthony, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of [[Ireland]], [[Scotland]] & [[North East England]], United Kingdom.
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His Grace Bishop Anthony, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Ireland, Scotland and North East England, United Kingdom.
  
His Grace Bishop Missael, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of the Midlands & Affiliated Regions, United Kingdom. - [http://www.copticmidlanddiocese.co.uk]
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Bishop Missael, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of the Midlands & Affiliated Areas, United Kingdom. - [http://www.ukmidcopts.org]
  
His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop & Patriarchal Exarch for the Youth Ministry at the Patriarchal Center and the Coptic Orthodox Theological College at [[Stevenage]], United Kingdom.
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His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop and Patriarchal Exarch for the Youth Ministry at the Patriarchal Center and the Coptic Orthodox Theological College at Stevenage, United Kingdom.
  
Eritrean church; His Grace Bishop Markos (Mark), Bishop of the Eritrean Church in the United Kingdom. Member of the [[Eritrea|Eritrean]] Holy Synod.
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Eritrean church: His Grace Bishop Markos (Mark), Bishop of the Eritrean Church in the United Kingdom. Member of the Eritrean Holy Synod.
  
 
==Reference==
 
==Reference==
 
 
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<references/>
  
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*[[List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria]]  
 
*[[List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria]]  
 
*[[Patriarch of Alexandria]]
 
*[[Patriarch of Alexandria]]
*[[Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria]]
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*[[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria|Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria]]
 
*[[The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria]]
 
*[[The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria]]
 
*[[Coptic Orthodox Church in South America]]
 
*[[Coptic Orthodox Church in South America]]
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*[[Oriental Orthodoxy]]
 
*[[Oriental Orthodoxy]]
 
*[[British Orthodox Church]]
 
*[[British Orthodox Church]]
*[[Christianity in Africa]]
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*[[Orthodoxy in Africa]]
*[[St Mary’s and St Abu Saifain’s Coptic Orthodox Church]] Risca , South Wales.
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*[[St Mary's and St Abu Saifain's Coptic Orthodox Church (Risca, South Wales)|St Mary's and St Abu Saifain's Coptic Orthodox Church]], Risca, South Wales
*[[Saint Mary and Saint Abasikhiron Coptic Orthodox Church]] Llandudno, North Wales.
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*[[Saint Mary and Saint Abasikhiron Coptic Orthodox Church (Llandudno, North Wales)|Saint Mary and Saint Abasikhiron Coptic Orthodox Church]], Llandudno, North Wales
*[[Egypt]]
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*[[The French Coptic  Orthodox Church]]
 
*[[The French Coptic  Orthodox Church]]
 
*[[Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom]]
 
*[[Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom]]
  
==External link==
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==Source==
*http://www.coptic.org/
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*[[w:Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe|''Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe'' at Wikipedia]]
  
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==External links==
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*[http://www.coptic.org/ www.coptic.org]
 
*[http://koptisk.dk/ Coptic Orthodox Church in Denmark]
 
*[http://koptisk.dk/ Coptic Orthodox Church in Denmark]
 
*[http://www.koptischekerkeindhoven.nl Coptic Church in Eindhoven]
 
*[http://www.koptischekerkeindhoven.nl Coptic Church in Eindhoven]
*[http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm The French Coptic Orthodox Church website]
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*[http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm The French Coptic Orthodox Church website]
*[http://copticmidlanddiocese.co.uk/ Coptic Othodox Diocese of the Midlands & its Affiliated regions UK]
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*[http://ukmidcopts.org/ Coptic Othodox Diocese of the Midlands & its Affiliated Areas U.K.]
 
*[http://www.britishorthodox.org/ British Coptic Orthodox Church website]
 
*[http://www.britishorthodox.org/ British Coptic Orthodox Church website]
 
*[http://www.copticcentre.com/ Coptic Orthodox Centre Stevenage]
 
*[http://www.copticcentre.com/ Coptic Orthodox Centre Stevenage]
  
 
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[[Category:Oriental Orthodox]]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
[[Category:Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe]]
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The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has many churches and congregations in Europe and on June 2, 1974, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III received in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria a native Orthodox Church in France known as the French Orthodox Eparchy, along with their Primate, who in turn was accepted after consecration into the episcopate, in the Holy Synod of the Church of Alexandria and hence was appointed their Primate His Grace Marcos (Mark), as the first Bishop and His Grace Athanasius as Chorbishop of The French Orthodox Eparchy.[1]

Currently there are many metropolitans and bishops serving in Europe.

Contents

Austria

His Grace Gabriel, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Vienna and all Austria.

Denmark

Church of Skt Maria & Skt Markus served by Fr Angelos Girges.[2]

France

See also The French Coptic Orthodox Church.

On June 18, 1994 His Holiness Pope Shenouda III raised the French Orthodox Eparchy to autonomy.

On June 19, 1994, in the presence of 62 metropolitans and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III elevated His Grace Marcos (Mark) as the first Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and All France and Primate of the French Coptic Orthodox Church and His Grace Athanasius as Auxiliary Bishop Assistant to His Eeminence Marcos.

The French Coptic Orthodox Church has a metropolitan and an auxiliary bishop and about 11-12 priests and 2-3 deacons in about 12-15 parishes and missions across France.

His Eminence Marcus (Mark), Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and All France, and Primate of the French Coptic Orthodox Church.

His Grace Athanasius, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and All France, Assistant to His Eminence Marcos.

The Church is integrated within the Church of Alexandria, but is considered autonomous in matter of governance[1].

Germany

His Grace Anba Damian, General Bishop in Germany and Abbot of the monastery of St. Virgin Mary in Höxter-Brenkhausen.

Italy

His Grace Anba Barnaba, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Torino and Southern Italy.

His Grace Anba Kyrillos (Cyril), Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Milano and Northern Italy and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite in Milan.

The Netherlands

There is a large Coptic community in the Netherlands mainly in the major cities; they have churches in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven, Den haag and Assen.

Switzerland

One church in Geneva and one church in Zürich.

The United Kingdom and Ireland

See also Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.

British Orthodox: His Eminence Seraphim, Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Glastonbury, and Primate of the British Orthodox Church.

His Grace Bishop Anthony, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Ireland, Scotland and North East England, United Kingdom.

Bishop Missael, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of the Midlands & Affiliated Areas, United Kingdom. - [1]

His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop and Patriarchal Exarch for the Youth Ministry at the Patriarchal Center and the Coptic Orthodox Theological College at Stevenage, United Kingdom.

Eritrean church: His Grace Bishop Markos (Mark), Bishop of the Eritrean Church in the United Kingdom. Member of the Eritrean Holy Synod.

Reference

  1. 1.0 1.1 The French Coptic Orthodox Church website
  2. Coptic Orthodox Church in Denmark

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