St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church of Syracuse is part of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York & New England, headed by His Grace Bishop David.  The Diocese is an Eparchy of the Coptic Orthodox Church under the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, His Holiness Pope Tawadros the Second.



The Diocese was officially established in 2013 by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II. The foundation of the Diocese was planted in the mid-1970s when numerous Coptic families emigrated to the United States from Egypt under the leadership and guidance of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the time came in 2013 for the official establishment of a Diocese under the auspices of His Grace Bishop David.

His Grace Bishop David was consecrated in formal ceremonies taking place in Cairo, Egypt on November 16-17, 2013. Bishop David was formally enthroned on December 7, 2013 at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Abraam in Woodbury, Long Island in a ceremony that brought together thousands of the Coptic faithful, clergy, and dignitaries.

To learn more about the Diocese  visit the official website