Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe

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The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has many churches and congregations 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[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

Further information see 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

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 Auxiliary Bishop Assistant to H.E 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 & All France, and Primate of The French Coptic Orthodox Church.

His Grace Athanasius, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon & All France, Assistant to H.E Marcos, The French Coptic Orthodox Church.

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

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.

Italy

His Grace 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.

The Netherlands

There is a large Coptic community in the Netherlands mainly in the major cities, they have Churches in Amsterdam ,Utrechtand Eindhoven ,Den haag and Assen

Switzerland

One church in Geneva and one church in Zurich

The United Kingdom and Ireland

Template:Further 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 & North East England, United Kingdom.

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

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.

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 http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm
  2. http://koptisk.dk/ Coptic Orthodox Church in Denmark

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