Thanks to our Loving Lord, the intercessions of His saints, the prayers of our beloved Father Bishop David, and thanks to your prayers and support, we recently moved to our new church building. It is now our blessing to welcome you all to our new home at 106 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212
St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church
The Diocese of New York and New England.
Our roots date back to St. Mark the Evangelist who consecrated the first Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria in 58 AC. More than 2000 years later, we are honored to be part of the Syracuse community
Our Mission is to bring all closer to Christ
Our Goal is to share with everybody the joyful news of our Holy Gospel
Our Objective is to welcome any and everyone who seeks to know the true loving God
Our ministry is through love and our preaching is always by example
St. Mary was born in Nazareth from Joachim and Anna. At the age of 3, she entered into the Temple. At 12 years of age, she was given to the care of Joseph by Divine providence. Archangel Gabriel announced to her the Incarnation of the Lord through her and she accepted.
St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Syracuse Area always strives to engage her members in activities aimed at getting us all closer to our Lord Jesus Christ and to one another. To learn more about the church upcoming events and activities, please
St. Mina, the Martyr and Wonder-Worker is one of the most well-known Coptic saints in the East and West due to the many miracles attributed to his prayers for us. He was born of Christian parents who brought him up to be a devout Christian. He received the crown of martyrdom in 309 A.D. Read more
Adel Sadek was born on June 2, 1969 in Alexandria, Egypt. He is the son of Dr. Wadid Sadek and Mrs. Naglaa Sadek and he has an older sister Dr. Randa Antonius. In 2000, Dr. Adel and Marianne were married at St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Seattle, WA. In 2006, they were blessed with the birth of their daughter Maria Raphaella.
The First Coptic family that we know of arrived in Syracuse in 1968. More Coptic families then arrived in the late 1970s and early 1980s. God put in the hearts of those church-loving families the idea of starting a new church in Central New York. In 1997, there was a meeting of the church members, with Mr. Michael Said presiding, where it was decided to incorporate the church under the name of St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church.Attending that meeting were Michael and Mona Said, Mootaz and Nahed Sorial, Adel and Sheiry Soliman, Zaher and Samia Bahouth, Roushdy Nakhla, Bahia El-Bayadi, and Ayman and Nahed Iskander. Read more
Coptic means Egyptian.
The name of our land in our Egyptian Language is “KEMIT “meaning the “black soil” since this is the color of the Nile’s sediment that constitutes the fertile delta and valley of the river Nile.