An Apostolic Church
The Coptic Orthodox Church was founded by St Mark the Apostle and Evangelist who was martyred in the Egyptian city of Alexandria . The church celebrates his feast of martyrdom on the 30th of Baramouda / 8th of May . The Coptic Orthodox Church is an extension of the first church as it follows the traditions set by the Holy Apostles. Following the Holy 50 Days , the Fast of the Apostles begins which ends with the Feast of the Apostles celebrated on the 5th of Abib / 12th July that marks the martyrdom of the great apostles St Peter and St Paul.