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( Copts in Canada) might have started as early as the late 1950s. Due to an increasing amount of discrimination towards Copts in Egypt in the 1970s and low income in Egypt. Canada has been receiving a greater number of these immigrants, and the number of Coptic immigrants into Canada has been growing ever since.


Membership

Statistics Canada has reported a rise in the numbers of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Canada. Statistics Canada's National Household Survey reported: *In the 1991 Census: 5,020 *In the Canada 2001 Census, 2001 Census: 10,280 *In the Canada 2011 Census, 2011 Census: 16,255


History

In 1964, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church was established in Toronto; this was the first Coptic parish established in the Coptic diaspora. In 2002, a survey showed 22 Coptic Orthodox parishes in Canada, indicating growth. In 2011, there were five Coptic Orthodox churches in Montreal.


Dioceses

* Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver & Western Canada under Bishop Mina: British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario (west of Mississauga) * Diocese of Ottawa, Montréal & Eastern Canada under Bishop Boules: Ontario (east of Kingston); Québec; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; Newfoundland and Labrador


Church Activities

Apart from the Divine Liturgy, many of the Coptic churches in Canada offer other services to their congregation, such as Choir, Sunday School, Youth Group, Bible Study, Coptic Language Classes, Hymnology classes, etc. These services help to keep the youth as active members of the Church, and serve to maintain an involved Church community. Church websites usually have a list of the services they offer, and on which days they take place.


See also

*List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Canada *Coptic (disambiguation), Coptic * Copts in Canada *Religion in Canada *Coptic diaspora *Coptic Orthodox Church in North America **Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States ***List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in the United States **Coptic Orthodox Church in Mexico *Oriental Orthodoxy in North America


References

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External links


Coptic Orthodox Church Directory (Canada & US)Coptic Church ListingsCoptic Centre in CanadaThe Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North AmericaDirectory & Statistics on Coptic Orthodox Churches in North AmericaA similar article on OrthodoxWiki
Coptic Orthodox Church in North America Oriental Orthodoxy in Canada Coptic Canadian