St. Stephen Coptic Orthodox Church
And Retreat Center
And Retreat Center
St. Stephen Coptic Orthodox Church and Retreat Center is an affiliate of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Youssef.
Our retreat center is located on a beautiful, spacious, and serene intercostal waterfront with views of the Kennedy Space Center. We are just minutes away from the U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. Port Canaveral cruise ship and cargo port, the Daytona International Speedway, and the Orlando International Airport are a short distance from the retreat center. We are located near many world-famous beaches and popular theme parks, including Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Walt Disney World—featuring the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.
Visitors to the area can participate in a variety of leisure activities, including boating, bowling, biking, canoeing, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, and tennis.
Amenities at our retreat center include a large sparkling outdoor pool, fitness center, basketball court, volleyball, ping-pong tables, and children’s playground.
All guest rooms are exquisitely designed and equipped with coffee makers, spacious work areas, hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards. In addition, select rooms have refrigerators and microwaves.
Whatever your individual or group needs may be, St. Stephen Coptic Orthodox Church & Retreat Center in Titusville, Florida, is the perfect place for you.
Come stay with us soon!
St. Stephen’s Christian Retreat & Conference Center
St. Stephen’s Christian Retreat & Conference Center is a unique non-profit organization. Our goal is to provide a warm and welcoming place for Christian retreats and conferences. Our facility can accommodate 233 persons for one day or multiple day retreats and conferences.
The Coptic Orthodox Church
The Coptic Church was established in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by St. Mark the Evangelist in the city of Alexandria around 43 A.D. Our belief is grounded on the faith that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Holy Trinity—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, are equal, in one essence, and in one unity.
The Coptic Orthodox Church adheres to the Nicene Creed and has preserved the spiritual, ritual, and doctrinal aspects of early Christianity and maintained the succession of the patriarchs and the orders of the orders of the Church from its inception.
The term “Coptic” is derived from the Greek “Aigyptos” meaning “Egyptian”. When the Arabs arrived in Egypt in the seventh century, they called the Egyptians, “qibt”. Thus, the Arabic word, “qibt”, came to mean “Christian Egyptian”.
The term “Orthodox” refers to the preservation of the “Original Faith”. Throughout the ages, the Copts defended Christianity against numerous heresies, and helped evangelize and spread the Christian faith throughout the world.