Visitors: Start Here

We welcome all visitors and invite you to join us for worship. We understand that you may be curious about what to expect during your visit, so keep reading below for some frequently asked questions.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Our primary weekly service is the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, but we have other prayers and events throughout the week. We invite you to take a look at our calendar and join us for worship whenever you are available.

On Sundays, Divine Liturgy lasts about 2.5 hours. The Divine Liturgy is split into several parts, which you can read about on our Divine Liturgy page.

There is no rigid dress code for attending church services. You will find that Orthodox parishioners tend to dress more formally for services, but any modest clothing ranging from “Casual Friday” attire to formal wear is acceptable.

Seating is open – you are welcome to sit anywhere that will make you feel comfortable.

Note that we display our liturgical prayers and hymns on two TVs mounted at the front of the church, so we recommend that you sit wherever you will be able to comfortably read what is being displayed.

Because the Orthodox Church celebrates the Holy Eucharist as the Divine Mystery of Christ’s real, physical presence, it is reserved only for baptized members of the Orthodox Church who have prepared themselves to receive the Body & Blood of the Lord. Non-Orthodox visitors are still invited to participate in the worship of the church and are welcome to attend all parts of the service, and you may remain in your pew during the distribution of the Holy Eucharist.

Informational articles about the Coptic Orthodox Church are available on our website. If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact us.