Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States
St. George Coptic Orthodox Church
Welcome to www.stgeorgedaytonabeach.org
CHURCH News & Announcements: last update 9/16/2016
Our construction phase of the parking lot is coming close to completion. The Lord has provided $86,000 of the total cost of $151,000 of this project. IF you wish to take a blessing of this project, please make checks payable to St. George C.O.C with a memo written for church construction. You may also make donation by credit card through secured paypal on our homepage. God loves a cheerful giver.
Our Church performing arts team will be presenting a play in arabic on Saturday, September 24 @ 5 pm @ church. The play is a competition between 7 churches. A judging panel will be present at our church on September 24 to determine our placement. The final two churches remaining will be able to present their play to HG Bishop Yousseff to determine the 1st and 2nd place winners.
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.
DIOCESE News & Announcements: last update 8/14/2016
#1Thingisneeded Abouna Daoud Lamaie
Who: all families.
When: Sept 16-18
Where: Omni Resort, Championsgate, Orlando, FL.
Cost: $280 for 2 night stay in hotel + $35 registration fee per person. Walk in tickets are $45 per adults and $15 per child up to age 12.
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