St. Mina and St. Pope Kyrillos VI COC
312 W Elm St, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (872) 222-8611
St. Mina and St. Pope Kyrillos VI, centered in Champaign-Urbana area, serves a wide area spread over 100 miles radius. Majority of the families and the university youth students live in Champaign-Urbana area which is a home for one of the largest and reputable universities. St. Mina and St. Pope Kyrillos established in 2006 with three families and few university students served by Fr. Samuel Thabet and Fr. Isaac Tanious. In 2007, under the auspices of HGB Makarios and HGB David, the church rented a building and held a monthly liturgy led by Fr. Samuel Azmy and later by Fr. Hedra Bisada. In March 2016, HGB Karas appointed Fr. Youhana Nasseef, Fr. Pavlos Fahmy and Fr. Samuel Azmy the task of leading the Church and held a weekly liturgy. From that date until the ordination of Father Mina Beshara on August 20, 2017, the church was served by the area fathers. The church rents St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Urbana, IL for its service.