We are one of the most ancient Churches in the world, having been founded by Saint Mark the Apostle, the writer of the second gospel, in the first Century. The word Coptic comes from the ancient Egyptian word hekaptah meaning Egypt, and thus Coptic merely means Egyptian.
The Church was founded by Saint Mark the Apostle and Evangelist who preached to the Egyptians around 60-70 A.D.
The point of reference for our Church is the Holy Scripture (Bible).
There are seven primary Mysteries: Baptism, Chrismation, Confession, the Eucharist (Communion), Marriage, Priesthood, and the Anointing of the Sick.
Please join us for liturgy – all are welcome!
We are located at:
Christ the Good Shepherd
American Coptic Orthodox Church
1535 Gundry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
We hold liturgical service on Sunday at 9 AM followed by light refreshments with fellowship meetings.