Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church
Welcome to www.stgeorgedaytonabeach.org
What could be a more important meeting than that with God Himself? A gentle reminder regarding appropriate church attire that is pleasing to the house of the Lord. Please dress modestly and conservatory that is respectable to the sacred house of the God.
Men and boys must wear pants and short-sleeved shirts to services; NO shorts. No hats inside the church.
Women/Girls may wear pants or skirts of appropriate knee-lengths. No sleeveless shirts or dresses for females of any age. Must wear a head-covering during church prayers to model our Holy Mother St. Mary. Please refrain from excessive makeup and jewelry that is disrespectful to the House of the Lord.
CHURCH News & Announcements: last update 10/22/2016
The closing ceremony for St. Mark's Festival will be rescheduled for November 5. Previous invitations and seat numbers are still valid.
High school youth starting from 10th grade are eligible to serve in Sunday School after attending pre-servants meeting every Saturday at 7:30 pm. Please see Misho Ghattas if you or your child is interested in serving.
The 2016 Southern US Coptic Soccer Competition will be November 12 and 13 in Auburndale, Florida. Come out and cheer on our church team.
DIOCESE News & Announcements: last update 9/27/2016
Family Thanksgiving Retreat
Who: all families.
When: Nov. 23-26
Where: St. Stephen Retreat Center, Titusville, FL
Cost: $269 Early Bird Price until October 16. $319 as full price after October 16.
History of St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, in Daytona Beach, FL
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Daytona Beach, FL was in 1985 by Fr. Ghobrial Abdelsayed among a group of 5 families. These families were served by 3 different priests until His Holiness Pope Shenouda’s visit in October 14, 1989 and his promise to his sheep for ordaining a priest to them. In 1990, Father Isaac Bassily was ordained by H.H.Pope Shenouda III as a priest of the immigrant land, and the Daytona Beach community. The church was consecrated by His Holiness on March 2, 1991. This was the second visit by His Holiness to our church, and we were later blessed with a third visit in 1997 to consecrate the baptismal and icons of the church.
The church was also blessed with Bishop Youssef as a general bishop in October 1993 who carried out the first priest meeting for a group of 10 priests at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church.
The construction of the church was split into five phases ...
Phase I: change of the layout of the church from Seventh Day Adventist to a Coptic layout
Phase II: creation of altar, deacon seating area, iconastasis, icons, and windows
Phase III: construction of St. Abanoub’s chapel and baptismal
Phase IV: first expansion of the fellowship hall, purchase of several homes adjoining the church, church roof, and new internal dome, purchase of Theotokos Land
Phase V: second expansion of fellowship hall, construction of Sunday school rooms, conference rooms, and house demolition and creating a paved parking lot