“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.”

– Malachi 3:10


Dear-Brothers and Sister

The purpose of this letter is two folds: 1) to introduce St. Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church of Vienna, Virginia, and 2) to solicit your assistance in advancing the work of God.

St. Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Christian Church Located in Vienna, VA began in year 2000 as modest efforts of the newly arrived families from Egypt.  The church had no fixed address and has been renting a space from other churches.

With the blessings of God, and given the instability in Egypt and continuing harassment of the Copts of upper Egypt, the church has experienced an overwhelming growth of services including the assistance of needy members.  Our constant prayers to God and His blessings resulted in acquiring a place that we can call our church, and modest means to support the needy. The church currently serves approximately 50 Families most of them are new comers and financially challenged and they need monthly financial support.

The rapid growth the St. Philopateer Church prompted us to seek your kind assistance in the following:

1-    Raise funds necessary to convert venue (a warehouse) into a church to resemble a Church.  The technical drawings were completed and we are In the process of getting the permits required to start construction; and

2-    Increase or monthly income to support Clergy/ services  and provide to the needy families. The expected construction cost is approximately $250,000.

Needless to say, all donations will be tax deductible since St. Philopateer church is designated as a non for profit organization.  The Church will provide tax exempted letters to donors at the end of the year.

May the Lord bless your offerings and reward you with His heavenly rewards, through the prayers and intersessions of St. Philopateer (Abu Sefein).

Also donations can be made directly to the church

1-    website:

2-    Checks Mailed to :  6116 Emmett Guards CT  Fairfax Station, VA 22039



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