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St. Mary & St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

1843 Ross Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63146 USA
(Driving Directions From Lambert Airport)

        St. Mary & St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church was established in 1976 to serve the spiritual and social needs of the Copts (Egyptian Christians) who moved to St. Louis and surrounding region from Egypt. Our Services started as bi-monthly in rented buildings in the Cities of St. Louis, Olivette, and Creve Coeur. The service was in Arabic and Coptic (Ancient Egyptian Written In Greek Letters) exactly as it is practiced in Egypt.

        We moved to our present location at 1843 Ross Ave. in Creve Coeur by purchasing a house at that location in 1979. The garage was converted to a small chapel which was used for the service from 1980-1994.

        In 1994, through the help of God and the intercessions of the saints and many prayers of friends of St. Mary & Anba Abraam we completed the construction of a beautiful Coptic Style Church building on adjacent property at 1843 Ross Ave. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, 117th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Consecrated the new building on OCT 1, 1994 in a beautiful and memorable celebration.

         After 30 years, we have a new generation of Egyptian Americans born in the USA and new members not of Egyptian origin. Today, the service is mostly in the English Language with Arabic and Coptic continuing to maintain the Coptic Tradition and the ties to the mother Church in Egypt and around the world. We are planning to build a Service Center for the youth. Your donations would help make this dream a reality.

The Intercession of the Virgin St. Mary and the Prayers of St. Abraam be with you and yours always.

Our Regular Services are as follows:





Hymnals & Coptic Lessons


 6:00 PM -    7:00 PM


Vespers (Raising of Incense)


 7:00 PM -   8:30 PM




 8:30 PM -

By Arrangement*



 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

9:00 AM Readings

  Wed  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM :00 10:00 AM Readings
  Fri  06:00 AM - 07:30 AM  06:30 AM Readings

Sunday School


11:30AM -   1:00 PM


Family Bible Study


 07:30 PM -  9:00  PM 


Youth Weekly Meeting


 07:30 PM -  9:00  PM


Evening Feasts Celebrations


 7:00 PM - Midnight

Please Call*

Morning Feasts Celebrations


 06:00 AM - 07:30 AM 

Please Call*

Paschal Week, Other Celebrations


 09:00 - 11:30 AM; 06:30- 9:00 PM

Please Call*















* Dates and Times subject to change, call 314-878-2072 for exact times and dates.



Fr. Hedra Bisada

St. Mary & St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

1843 Ross Ave

St. Louis, MO 63146 (USA)



FAX:    314-878-2072

E-mail: f.hedra4christ@yahoo.com

 OR   waziz@aol.com

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Today's Synexarion or Synxarium (Church History/Stories of Martyrs and Saints)

Lats Modified: Aug 28, 2009

Modified: Nov 14, 2008; Celebrating the 37th Anniversary of Pope Shenouda III ascension to the throne of St. Mark the Evangelist
Modified: October 17, 2008; Jimmy's Birthday Added Jesus Christ, The Desire of All Nations, a Free EBook Everyone Should Read
Modified: October 2, 2008; Celebrating Julius the "Ekhafsy" writer of the Stories of the Martyrs
Modified November 22, 2007; Thanksgiving 2007 USA
The Commemoration of the Arch-angel Michael ('Mikail Raees al-malaekah')
Modified: 14 Jan 2007
The Feast of the Circumcission of our Lord [Lord's Minor Feast (one of 7)]
July 30, 2005:
The Martyrdom of St. Marina
July 14, 2005:
The Departure of St. Shenouda, the Archmendrite (Head of Solitude)
Oct 4, 2004
May 17, 2004: The Departure of St. Helena the Empress, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great
March 14, 2004 AD. Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent
January 7, 2004 AD. Christmas According to the Coptic Calendar. Merry Christmas
Oct 31, 2003:
The Commemoration of Joel the Prophet, The Departure of St. Freig (Abba Tegi, Anba Roweiss)
Oct 12, 2003:St. Abanoub (Child Martyr) Apparition in His Church in Sydney, Australia
September 3, 2003: Commemoration of the Patrirachs (Fathers) Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel)
September 1, 2003: Martyrdom of St. Moses (Moisees) and his Sister Sarah
August 30, 2003: The Martyrdom of Thirty-Thousand Christians in Alexandria
August 28, 2003:The Departure of the Prophet Micah
August 23, 2003: The Martyrdom of St. James the Soldier ('Yacoub Al-gondy')
August 03, 2003: The Celebration of the 80th Birthday of our Holy Father Pope Shenoud III; Pope of Alexandria and Patriach of the See of St. Mark; the Second St. Athanassius
July 04, 2003: The Remembrance of the Prophet Jushua son of Nun
July 1, 2003: The Remembrance of St. Moses the Black
June 26, 2003: The Remembrance of the Dedication of the New St. Mark Cathedral and the Return of His Remians from Venice Italy to Cairo; Egypt on June 26, 1986 during the Patriarchate of Pope Kyrillos VI of Alexandria and Pope Paul VI of Rome.
June 10, 2003: The Remembrance of St. Abraam; the Departed Bishopy of Fayoum; the Friend of the Poor.
February 17, 2003: The First Day of Nineveh (Jonah's) Fast. Signals 2 Weeks to the beginning of Lent
November 11, 2002: The Departure of Pope Petros (Peter), 27th Pope of Alexandria
November 03, 2002: The Departure of St. Hilarion the Hermit
October 27, 2002: The Departure of Pope Discorus II, 31st Pope of Alexandria.

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