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Written by Website Admin   
Monday, 29 November 2021

We wish you all a blessed Holiday.

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May God be with you all.

H.G. Bishop Saraphim Visit
Written by Website Admin   
Monday, 29 November 2021

Dear Congregation,

We are so delighted to announce that His Grace Bishop Saraphim will be visiting our church during the days of December 8th through December 12th. During His Grace's visit we will have our youth sleepover activities on Saturday December 11th. His Grace will be praying with us the liturgy & Kiahk Praises on the following days:

Saturday Vesper & Kiahk praises December 11th from 6pm - 9pm
Sunday Liturgy December 12th
Kiahk Praise schedule during the month of December:

December 11th from 6pm - 9pm
December 19th from 6pm - 9pm
December 25th from 6pm - 9pm

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 November 2021 )
Elevation of Fr. Angilos Antoun
Written by Website Admin   
Thursday, 16 September 2021


Congratulations to our dear Father Angilos Antoun for elevation to rank of Hegumen by H.G. Bishop Saraphim on September 11, 2021 (Feast of Nayrouz). May God bless his service.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 September 2021 )
COVID-19 Update
Written by Website Admin   
Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Due to COVID-19 situation, church attendance will be limited to safely social distance. A registration form will be posted here on the website each week for the upcoming Sunday/Wednesday liturgies. The rules that need to be followed are outlined in the registration form. Once the spots are taken for a day, that day will no longer be available for registration.

Church Safety Guidelines

Please click here to review travel advisory put in place by governor of Ohio. People who are coming from states highlighted in yellow or have a positive testing rate of 15% or higher must quarantine for 14 days before coming to church. This includes countries overseas as well. We must do this out of respect for the Governor and the safety of the congregation. Please respect the rules and there will be no excuses for Sunday or Wednesday.

In order to protect yourself and others, you must wear your own protective mask at all times excluding while taking communion, use hand sanitizer. If anyone in your family has a temperature of 99.5 (degrees F) or higher your family must stay home.

ST. MINA & ST. ABANOUB cannot guarantee that all occupants entering its premise are free from Coronavirus (Covid-19). As such, anyone choosing to enter the church premise does so knowing all the risks. St. Mina & St. Abanoub will not be liable to anyone who chooses to enter its premise and later alleges to have contracted the Coronavirus through the church. If anyone knows they have the virus, has been in contact with anyone with the virus, or is not feeling well in any capacity, St. Mina & St. Abanoub is instructing you NOT to come to church. If anyone contracts the virus and has been to St. Mina & St. Abanoub within 14 days of attending the Liturgy, it is MANDATORY that you immediately contact the Priest so the appropriate steps can be taken to safeguard the congregation.

May God protect us all.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2020 )
Coptic Orthodox Church History
Written by Fr. Marcos A. Marcos   
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Name And Origin:

The Copts are the original Egyptians, and the word "Copt" itself is derived from the Greek word "Aegyptus" which means Egypt. The Copts are the descendants of the ancient Egyptians. They are considered one of the most anthropologically pure races in the world.

The Coptic Era:

When people think of Egypt, they usually think of ancient Egypt with its pyramids. Then they jump over to the Islamic period represented by the forest of minarets which a person sees in Cairo today. However, in between these two extremes, there is a modest bridge. This bridge does not pass over a valley of darkness where the Copts resided in complete isolation. On the contrary, this era is considered one of the luminous periods in the national and ecclesiastical history of Egypt.

Strictly speaking, the purely Coptic Christian period extends for about six centuries at the dawn of the Christian era. In Egyptian history, this is a tiny fraction but not at all insignificant. From the cultural standpoint, that short span was epoch-making in the development of Egyptian ideas and ideals. Indeed it stands for what is rightly called "Coptic Civilization".

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 )
About St. Mina and St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church
Written by Website Admin   
Sunday, 19 August 2007
Coptic families in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, since their immigration to the United States and settlement in Southern Ohio, were inspired to organize and establish a Coptic church in the region. For over 20 years, they have invited Coptic priests from other cities of the United States to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on a regular basis to fulfill their spiritual needs. The Liturgy was conducted in local churches once a month.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 July 2010 )