“Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.”

(Y)our church

"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them."

Services for the youth

The youth want a church that is their home. With the church building we will be able to have more divine liturgies in both English and Arabic. There will also be dedicated areas for sport activities as well as specific Youth Meeting rooms for Sunday School


The cost of building a church today has gone up exponentially. Submitting the permits to the city costs thousands of dollars and that is besides the actual cost of building the church.

Other Services

With the building of the church, we will be able to offer many more services. More Sunday School classrooms for each grade level. A crying room and various activity rooms. Dedicated Media rooms as well as a health clinic

Building the Church

St. Thomas The Hermit Coptic Orthodox Church

Established in 2007 by His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, St. Thomas The Hermit Coptic Orthodox Church in Temecula, CA is the first church under this name outside of Egypt.

  • Church designs

    Renderings and architectural designs of the proposed church

  • Submitting building Permits

    to the city in order to begin building

  • Purchasing the church land

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