Fr. Bishoy Andrawes has been serving the congregation at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Washington, D.C. since 1997. He was born and raised in Egypt and graduated from University of Alexandria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was ordained priest by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on November 14th, 1995 and served at Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Mississauga, Canada for less than 2 years before coming to St. Mark’s. Before moving to Canada, he lived in Alexandria and served as a deacon at St. Mary & St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Church in Janakleese, Alexandria.
Fr. Bishoy is married to Irinie and is the proud father of Meshach and Daniel. Young Meshach has already taken after Fr. Bishoy by scheduling his feeding and play times in his palm pilot!