Coptic Orthodox Church
We believe that the church, the Body of Christ, is for all. Come and immerse yourself in the authentic faith of the early Apostolic, Orthodox Church of God.
We are purposefully on a mission to grow in the
Authentic faith, by communicating it in
Relevant teaching, witnessing to it by a
Caring and Contagious community, during our
Our vision is to to become a place of worship, healing, revival, and growth.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Fr. Mikhail E. Mikhail of St. Mark’s of Cleveland and the rapid growth in numbers and needs, in July 2015 Pope Tawadros II directed Fr. Marcos Ghali to start regular services in the west side of Cleveland. In August of 2015 Fr. Marcos started his search for a church to rent for a couple of hours every week but God had bigger plans. During the search for a rental space, the beautiful Westlake Christian Church was just in the market for sale. In just one week, the offer was made and accepted, and Sts. Peter and George Church moved in on September 22, 2015. From a modest expectation of renting a church for two hours a week, to owning a beautiful 6 acre property that will allow us to have different programs for different ages and needs, we totally believe that God has not only plans for us as a church, but He also has bigger plans for the west side and we want you to join us!
The Sts. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church logo was designed with many symbolic characteristics in mind and is representative of our beliefs and Mission Statement. The logo is made up of four main elements and our name which are described as follows
Represents St. George, who is the hero of faith and prince of martyrs. This is to remind us that we, like St. George, need to be witnesses to Christ and witnesses to our living and authentic faith. We are reminded that similarly, we too, can be heroes of faith in today's modern age.
Red Cape of St. George
Flying in the background because the church is a dynamic being and not a static organization; the church community is forever moving and growing in a caring and contagious manner.
Flying from left (representing the unrighteous) to the right (representing the righteous who inherit the kingdom), symbolizing how as a church we are consistently moving towards our heaven-bound journey (as described in Matthew 25).
Rock on which the Church is built
Represents our faith in the Living Christ. Matthew 16:16, Peter told Jesus; “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”. In verse 18, Jesus says, “…and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Radiating from the rock represent what is described in Malachi 4:2 - But to you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings!
Let’s take a look back to the first century when our Lord Jesus Christ commanded His disciples to- “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19. The Apostle Mark heeded these words and went to Egypt to bring the good news of Christ to the people there. That is how the Coptic Church was founded (historically known as the Church of Alexandria). 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. We are also 1st, 2nd, & 3rd generation Egyptian Americans who are so proud of our rich heritage and strive to live out our faith in the 21st century. We can’t wait to tell you all about it!