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Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) collection
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Accession 2018-049

Accession consists of records pertaining to the history and activities of St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto, including photographs documenting the role of Father Marcos A. Marcos and an article written by Father Marcos entitled "The Copts of Canada". Other records in this collection include event programs, pamphlets, booklets, photographs of special visits, and issues of church newsletters "Hosanna", "The Way", "The Word of Life", "The Building", and "Cathedral". Also included is a copy of a site plan of St. Mark's.

Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2016

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada.

Hosanna

Item is an activity book made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Also includes interview with a priest.

Hosanna

File consists of two newsletters made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. There is an article that discusses Coptic art. Included is an interview with Fr. Amonios Guirguis.

Hosanna

Item is an activity book made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. It also includes a written piece from Pope Shenouda III.

Prospect Park United Church, 1970s

File consists of a wedding photo taken at Prospect Park United Church, which was the first wedding officiated by Fr. Marcos at this church. The church was rented to the Coptic parish from 1971 to 1977. Also includes a pamphlet that discusses the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

The Building

Item is a newsletter containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. This newsletter celebrates the silver jubilee and contains photos from a banquet as well as letters addressed to Father Marcos Marcos from The Honorable Gerry Phillips, The Honorable David Peterson, and Joyce Trimmer, former Mayor of Scarborough.

The Building

File consists of six monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. February issue includes 1994 financial report. July/August issue includes 1995 financial report. November/December issue includes photos from September 1995 Papal visit to Toronto.

The Building

File consists of four monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. Includes Silver Jubilee issue. Also includes Toronto Star article "Now I feel a little Closer to God." As well as Stouffville Tribune article "A new beginning."

The Building

File consists of four monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. July/September issue includes letter from former Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Fr. Marcos Marcos.

The Building

File consists of five monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. August/November issue includes message from former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The Building

File consists of two monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. The April issue includes an Easter message from Pope Shenouda III as well as a summary of Salwa Bassily's Masters' thesis "The Church of St. Mercurius at Fustat, Old Cairo from the Historical, Artistic and Antiquarian Aspects."

The Building

File consists of two monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. Both newsletters highlight the silver jubilee which celebrates the establishment of the Coptic church in North America.

The Building

File consists of eight monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. February issue contains messages from the Egyptian ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Hasan Fargal and former president Mohammed Hosni Mubarak.

The Building

File consists of four monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. September/October issue includes photos from papal visit to Toronto in September 1997.

The Building & Hosanna

File consists of eight monthly newsletters containing church announcements, articles that clarify church teachings and a weekly schedule that highlights church activities. February issue contains 1993 Christmas message from Pope Shenouda III. March issue includes a letter from Nicholas Ignatieff. May issue includes Easter message from Pope Shenouda III.

The Way

File consists of six magazines made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Contains biography of Pope Kyrillos the Sixth.

The Way

File consists of eight magazines made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Included is a piece that explains the holy sacrament of communion.

The Way

File consists of eight magazines made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Nayrouz issue includes article "The story of Nayrouz."

The Way

File consists of 10 magazines made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Includes photo and biography of Pope Kyrillos the Sixth. Also contains a list and map of all the areas in Egypt that were visited by the holy family (St. Mary, St. Joseph & Jesus).

The Way

File consists of nine magazines made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Easter issue includes piece called "The characteristics of a spiritual person."

The Way

File consists of 10 magazines made for children. Inside there are crossword puzzles and short pieces that explain characteristics of the church to children. Lent issue includes piece that explains why the church fasts and prays during lent. Easter issue includes article "The tomb is empty and Christ is alive in us."