A. S.

A. S.

“Entering SMSV, you will see, we are a ‘colourful’ church. Immediately you will feel you belong, regardless of where you are coming from. Everyone is welcomed by smiling greeters and you are in the middle of a very diverse congregation, in the middle of many different ‘colours’ and ethnicities. Even if you are not familiar with the Coptic liturgy, because you didn’t grow up in a Coptic church, you are encouraged to participate and ask questions, which patiently and often in a humorous way will be answered by our Fathers Pishoy or Daniel. We celebrate all the Christian feasts and we also celebrate Black History Month and Chinese New Year. No one and nothing is foreign and as long as you love Jesus or are curious to know about Jesus, you will find an open ear and open heart in SMSV, in our members and especially in our beloved Fathers.

As a German married to an Egyptian, with no knowledge of the Arabic or Coptic language, I am greatful for Father Pishoy and Daniel for giving our family the opportunity to raise our kids within a Coptic multicultural church, that is open minded and modernized but inherits all the traditional Christian values that are essential and important to us.

We feel a very strong bond to our church of SMSV and are proud to be part of its big and growing family.”

God bless you!