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 (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 [[Chorbishop]] of The French Orthodox Eparchy.<ref name="therole">[http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm The French Coptic  Orthodox Church website]</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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==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 and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite in Milan.
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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==

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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.

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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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