“I have come that they may have life” (John 10:10). This was and is the mission of Jesus. He came to bring the fullness of life to all people and the Church is the catalyst of this mission.
What made Christianity so irresistible in the 1st century is that the Church was serving everyone and anyone. St. John Chrysostom, who was a 4th century bishop, described the Church as a "hospital.”
Here and now, in the 21st century, the Church remains a hospital, where all people are invited in to hear about Jesus and seek life from Him.
At St. Mark American Coptic Orthodox Church, our doors are open to anyone who is curious about Jesus and ancient Christianity. St. Mark Church is rooted in Orthodox theology and our passion is to share the depth and beauty of our ancient faith with Atlantans of all backgrounds.
We are proud to have baptized several adults who walked into our Hospital having never been exposed to Orthodoxy in their childhood and we know this is just the beginning for our city.