Welcome to the virtual home for St. Mark the Apostle Coptic Orthodox Church of
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our church belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate
in Egypt under the spiritual leadership of His Holiness
Pope Tawadros II Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
I would like to invite you to participate in our 2nd annual car raffle. Last year, the car raffle was a huge success. We raised $100,000 which allowed us to start building our new church. This year the proceeds will go to the completion of the interior (Pews, Icons, etc). The grand prize is a 2015 Honda Civic EX. Second prize is SMART TV, and the third is iPad. The ticket costs $100. You can purchase the tickets online using our online secure site. Please put your address and the number of tickets you would like to purchase, and we will send the tickets by mail to your address. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to St. Mark Coptic Church, and send it to P.O. Box 51444, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt with your donation at the end of the year. The drawing will be held on Sunday, April 12. If you have any question please send us email: email@example.com.
St. Mark Church of Myrtle Beach, SC
On Sunday, March 16, and on the second annual commemoration of the departure of the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III, the congregation of St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church led by Father Antony Zaki arrived at the location of the new church in Carolina Forest. All of the deacons, young and old, proceeded to the future location of the altar, joyfully praising and singing hymns. Facing East, the members of the church gathered behind the deacons and was led in prayer by Fr. Antony. Father Antony placed the Holy Bible, a cross, a paper on the history of the church, and a list of the congregation's signatures into a leather box. After a passionate prayer, two shovels were used to dig the dirt directly beneath the future altar. The box was placed inside of the hole and every present member of St. Mark's Church took part in piling the dirt onto it. This box will be a time capsule for future generations, and through the Grace of God, marked the beginning of construction. For more photos and videos please visit https://copticmyrtlephotos.shutterfly.com/