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St John the Beloved
Coptic Orthodox Church

“Him we preach,
warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus”
(Colossians 1:28)

Our Shepherds

His Holiness

Pope Tawadros II

His Holiness was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Pope of the See of St. Mark on November 18, 2012, at the Cathedral of St. Rueiss in Abbassiya, Cairo.


The enthronement was presided by H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomious of Beheira, other metropolitans, and bishops of the Coptic church and was attended by many delegates of Christian Churches.

We pray that the Lord will bless our beloved shepherd, H.H. Pope Tawadros II, protect him, and preserve his life and services for his children all over the world.


Angelos Faltas

Fr. Angelos Faltas was ordained a priest by

His Grace Bishop Thomas, Bishop of El-Qussia and Mair Diocese in Upper Egypt, on October 19, 2010.

Fr. Angelos served as the priest in Egypt until December 5, 2017, when H.G. Bishop Youssef asked him to serve within the Southern United States Diocese.


On August 16th, 2022

Our Beloved Father H.E. Metropolitan Youssef initiated the service for St. John the Beloved C.O.C in Smyrna.

H.E. Metropolitan


Listening to the call of the Lord Jesus Christ,

His Eminence Metropolitan Youssef entered monastic life in 1986 at the El-Souryan Monastery.

In 1995, His Eminence was enthroned as the first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States.

In 2022, His Eminence was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. 


May the Lord keep him for us for many years and peaceful times.



Philoxenos Abba Moses

Our Beloved H.E. Metropolitan Youssef chose

Fr. Philoxenos Abba Moses to be the vicar of the central region of the diocese.

We pray that the Lord will continue

blessing his service.


Learn more about our church, services, and how to reach us.

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Our "Services" page is where you can discover the various types of church gatherings we offer. Whether you prefer traditional Sunday services, smaller weekday meetings, or unique events, this page provides all the information you need. You'll find details about when and where these services happen.


The Coptic Orthodox Church worships the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the oneness of nature. We believe in One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three equal

co-essential and co-indwelling hypostases (persons). The Blessed and Holy Trinity is our One God.

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Come join us in this blog, for a mix of articles to shine a light on your path to a better understanding of faith and life.


Our goal is to inspire you, help you get closer to God, and connect with our church community. 

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"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." (Romans 15:7)

Father Angelos Falts, our reverend, warmly welcomes you and your family to Saint John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Church located in Smyrna, TN.


Our church is a part of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States under the guidance of H.E. Metropolitan Youssef.


Through our website, we are delighted to introduce you to the same worship and fellowship that is expressed in the life of our church. Whether you are already a member of our church or considering joining our community, these web pages will provide you with a glimpse of what our church has to offer.


We hope you will enjoy learning more about the Orthodox Church and our community as we continue to grow in faith together. We cordially invite you to join us in worship as we embark on this spiritual journey.

“But when you give to the needy,
Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.
Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret,
will reward you.”
                                                        (Matthew 6:3-4)

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