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ABOUT US

St. George Coptic Orthodox Church

in Daytona Beach, FL was founded in 1985 by Fr. Ghobrial Abdelsayed among a group of 5 families.  These families were served by 3 different priests until His Holiness Pope Shenouda’s visit on October 14, 1989 and his promise to his sheep for ordaining a priest to them.  In 1990, Father Isaac Bassily was ordained by H.H.Pope Shenouda III as a priest of the immigrant land, and the Daytona Beach community.  The church was consecrated by His Holiness on March 2, 1991.  This was the second visit by His Holiness to our church, and we were later blessed with a third visit in 1997 to consecrate the baptismal and icons of the church.

 

The church was also blessed with Bishop Youssef as a general bishop in October 1993 who carried out the first priest meeting for a group of 10 priests at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church.  

 

The construction of the church was split into five phases ...

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Father Isaac Edwar Bassily was ordained by H.H. Pope Shenouda III on June 3, 1990 as a priest of the immigrant land and set to serve the communities of Daytona Beach, FL, Atlanta, Ga, and Tennessee.  He spent time traveling each week to serve Atlanta and Tennessee on Friday and Saturday and return to Daytona for Service on Sunday. 

118-Theodore II (Sobhi Baki Soleiman) of Alexandria:

 118th Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark since he took office on November 18, 2012, a fortnight after being selected.

Pope Theodore was born Wagih Sobhi Baki Soleiman on November 4, 1952 in the region of Mansoura, Egypt.  

St. George

St. George, the great among the martyrs, was born in Cappadocia;
his father's name was Anastasius, and his mother's name was Theobaste. When he was twenty years old, his father died, and he went to Emperor Diocletian to take over his father's position. 

H.G. Bishop Yousseff

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Biography of HGBY:

Listening to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace Bishop Youssef entered the monastic life in 1986 at the El-Souryan Monastery. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1988. Then in 1989, he came to the United States under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of the Holy See of St. Mark. He was appointed resident priest to serve the Coptic congregation of St. Mary Church in Dallas/Fort Worth.

           In 1992, His Grace was ordained as General Bishop and in 1993, His Grace was appointed to oversee the Southern Coptic Diocese. In 1995, His Grace was enthroned as the first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States.

You may reach the Office of H.G. Bishop Youssef by telephone at 817-494-6215, by fax at 817-704-2389, or by e-mail at office@suscopts.org.

To view H.G. Bishop Youssef's schedule, click http://www.suscopts.org/diocese/bishop/schedule/

Father Isaac Bassily

Biography of Hegomen Fr. Isaac Bassily:

Father Isaac Edwar Bassily was ordained by H.H. Pope Shenouda III on June 3, 1990 as a priest of the immigrant land and set to serve the communities of Daytona Beach, FL, Atlanta, Ga, and Tennessee.  He spent time traveling each week to serve Atlanta and Tennessee on Friday and Saturday and return to Daytona for Service on Sunday. 

He helped guide the families located in Daytona Beach to establishing a church.  He spent several years initiating services for his new flock, both young and old.  He was ordained as a Hegomen on January 2, 2005 by H.G. Bishop Youssef for St. George Coptic Orthodox Church.  His hobbies include serving God, working with children and adolescents, and promoting soccer and physical activities for the youth in the church.  We pray that the Lord will continue to guide him and bless his service. 


If you would like to reach Fr. Isaac, he may be contacted by telephone at 386-257-1122 or 386-383-8844, by fax at 386-257-1122 or by e-mail at frisaacb@aol.com.