For a number of years, RE/MAX Realtor and professional real estate investor, Mark Abdel, has been an active and contributing member of St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area in Minnesota.  The church belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Egypt under the spiritual leadership of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

Mark Abdel and his family attend and contribute to St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church as a cornerstone of faith, something that has transformed Mark into a more well rounded, ethical and moral individual.  With services throughout the week as well as studies and events, the Church is a very important part of Mark’s life.

St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church holds many outside activities, celebrations of faith and philanthropic events, something that is important to Mark. For example each year the church holds their Coptic Festival celebration at the end of each summer. This celebration acknowledges and celebrates 2,000 years of Christianity in Egypt.  Complete with cultural programs, music, exhibits, books, artifacts, Egyptian food and baked goods, this festival held in Minnesota brings the entire congregation together in a very positive and spiritual way.