St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church is a member church of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States and a daughter church of St. Antony the Great Coptic Orthodox Church in San Antonio. His Grace Bishop Youssef established St. Demiana’s as a Coptic Community in October 2017 to serve the San Antonio region. The inaugural liturgy for the community was prayed by Fr. Maximums Abba Moses (currently, His Grace Bishop Gregory) on May 12, 2018. As a community, St. Demiana’s was primarily served by Fr. Maximus Abba Moses and Fr. Theophilus Mikhail. Services were held in a variety of rented locations including hotel meeting rooms and other local churches. HG Bishop Youssef ordained Fr. Simon Dawood as the parish priest of St. Demiana’s on June 30, 2019. Shortly after God blessed the congregation with their first location for their exclusive use, a small rental unit in a shopping center on the north side of the 410 Loop. In December 2019, God again blessed the congregation through the purchase of their first church building, the existing church at 707 McCarty Road. His Grace Bishop Gregory prayed the first liturgy at this location on June 21, 2020. His Grace Bishop Youssef, along with His Grace Bishop Basil and His Grace Bishop Gregory consecrated the altar of the church on August 2, 2020.
St. Demaina’s welcomes anyone who is sincerely seeking to cultivate an intimate relationship with the Lord through the Coptic Orthodox Church, and those who are curious to learn more about this ancient Christian faith. As a community, we pay particular attention to serving families, children, and young people. According to the custom in the Diocese, Sunday services are held primarily in English along with traditional Coptic chanting. Weekday services are often held in mixed languages (English, Arabic, and Coptic).
St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church
707 McCarty Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78216