Welcome to Our Church
Loving God & Loving Others
Believing in God’s Word and Spirit
The Coptic Orthodox Church was established in Egypt by Saint Mark the Apostle and Evangelist in 42 AD. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, which has been a distinct Christian body since the schism following the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD.
The Coptic Church has many contributions to Christianity, which include the oldest Catechetical School in the world (est 190AD), where leading scholars such as Clement and Origen contributed heavily to the development of theology. The Church is also the Cradle of Monasticism from which all Christian monastic life stems, either directly or indirectly.
Truly, We believe in one God, God the Father the Pantocrator who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only-Begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not created, of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy spirit and the Virgin Mary and became Man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried. And on the third day He rose from the dead, according to the scriptures, ascended to the heavens; He sits at the right hand of his Father, and He is coming again in His glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end. Yes, we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Life-Giver, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And in one holy, catholic and apostolic church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming age. Amen.
What we Believe
At SPSPO our mission is that of expressing the Orthodox faith in a Canadian cultural context. Our church is committed to providing its congregation with a place of worship as expressed through Orthodox tradition, and establishing relationships with the greater community at large. We desire the inclusion of all, those born into the orthodox faith and the newly converted