What is St. Mark’s Festival

  • Spiritual Competition among the Coptic Churches: Study Spiritual subjects and get tested on them; as well as competitions in sports, computer, research, etc.
  • Organized by the Bishopric of Youth: Always had competitions, then started St. Mark’s Festival to include churches all over Egypt
  • Started in Egypt first
  • Coptic Churches in other countries started participating later
  • The churches in the USA and Canada started participating in 2009

Purpose of the Festival

  • Unity of all the members of the Church: all the members of the Coptic Church are doing the same activity all over the world.
  • Spiritual Benefits: Bible Study, Church History, Dogma, Rituals and lives of Saints; as well as learning the Coptic language and church hymns

Categories of the Competition

  • Art
  • Choir
  • Coptic Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Research Paper
  • Sports (Basketball, Ping Pong, Soccer & Volleyball)
  • Spiritual


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