By the grace of God, the church has begun a remodeling project. The sanctuary of our church has served our congregation since our doors opened in 1976. Since that time, through God’s blessings, our congregation has grown and flourished under the care of our beloved fathers. The goal of this project is to increase the capacity of our sanctuary to sustain our services for years to come. This project started in May and is anticipated to finish in September of this year. Those wishing to receive the blessing of donating to this project can do so by clicking here.
Saint Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church was established in Hayward, California in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976 and it was the first established coptic church serving northern California
The Establishment of the Parish
In July 1970, H.G. Bishop Antonius and H.G. Bishop Samuel visited the San Francisco Bay Area and met with the members of several Coptic families. By the end of 1970 and throughout 1971, the late Fr. Bishoy Kamel started a liturgical service in the area on the first Saturday of every month. Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty continued the Saturday services in 1972 and 1973. The area was blessed between 1973-1975 to receive the services of Fr. Arsanius Aziz, Fr. Rofail Sobhy Mikhail, Fr. Antonius Henein, Fr. Ibrahim Aziz Gindi, and Fr. Felimon Mahrous Mikhail.
St. Antonius Church History