Our mission is to preserve the ancient faith by continuing the church traditions passed down by our Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Apostles. We welcome all to lift up their hearts and engage in experiencing the peace and love of Christ.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
ST. MARY COPTIC CHURCH
Father Shenuda Morkos
The church is overseen and served by Father Shenuda Morkos. He was ordained priest in 2001 by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Coptic Orthodox patriarch. Prior to serving at St. Mary, Fr. Shenouda served at St. Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt for three years. He was appointed priest of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Greenville in 2005. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless his service.
Father Moussa Masoud
The church is also shepherded and served by Father Moussa Masoud. He was ordained priest of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Greenville in 2021 by His Grace Bishop Peter. Prior to his ordination at St. Mary's, he served as a Full Deacon at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach, SC, and is continuing his education at St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College of Melbourne, Australia. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless his service.
His Grace Bishop Peter
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Greenville is also preserved under the see of His Grace Bishop Peter as part of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Carolinas and Kentucky. He was appointed bishop of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky in 2016 by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the 118th Coptic Orthodox patriarch, and successor of St. Mark. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless his service and keep him on this throne for many years.