“Turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” (Joel 2:12)
St. Mary & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
Reaching out to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties in NJ


As of June 5, 2015 the church moved from Manville to 211 US Hwy. 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Church Purchase

"Pray unceasingly" (1 Thess 5:17)
Thank God, Closing Complete. Congratulation to us all !!
May God continue to support and bless us.

Note of Thanks:
The priests, the parish council, and the parish of St. Mary & St. Athanasius offer their gratitude to everyone going above and beyond their time and tithing to support the purchase and relocation of the church. May the Lord richly bless you, both eternally in heaven, and in this age too.


Three-Day Servant’s Fast

It has been a standing tradition in St. Mary & St. Athanasius Church to hold an annual 3-Day Service Fast where all the servants of the church fast and attend liturgies these three days. It is held the last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before the end of the Coptic Year of the Martyrs. The purpose […]

Continued Education

SMSA Servants’ Education Program (August 31st Deadline) St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church Servants Education Program is committed to prepare its servants to lead their entrusted services with love, humility and knowledge. It is our goal for each individual servant to grow in faith and advance their understanding of the Orthodox Christian faith, […]

Attending Liturgy Early

Please be attentive to the Church’s teaching on attending Liturgy early and partaking of the Holy Eucharist.

Agape’ Meal

Please join us for an Agape’ meal downstairs in the hall, for a time of fellowship and bonding.

Parking Lot

Please be mindful of all the posted signs Please note that when leaving out of the driveway, we must make a right turn only on US Hwy. 206. Within the driveway, it’s one way only when going around the church.

2015 Calendar – The Diptych

We would like to get your feedback about the calendar. If you would like to give a testimonial, make suggestions, notify us of mistakes or observations, please let us know here.

Swing Set Outside

The swing set that is outside of the church is not ours, please be watchful of your children to make sure that they don’t use it.

Clothing/Attire of Ladies, Gentlemen & Children

Please be mindful of the Church’s teaching on proper clothing to be worn in a church, especially on the day of the Lord, Sunday. • General Rule: More Fabric=More Respect; Less Fabric=Less Respect • Children are to follow SAME dress code as the adults as a process of learning & training • Gentlemen – No […]

Living Word Tours: The Holy Land

Please note – the church is relaying this information as a service to anyone who may be interested but there is no affiliation between the planners of this trip and our church of St. Mary and St. Athanasius in Somerset County, NJ. Also, please note that this package does NOT include airfare. Any questions should be […]

Text Messaging System

We have a text messaging system for the church in order to relay emergency notification or changes that may occur on short notice. Please register for this system below as soon as possible. Twitter will continue to be a source of notification for the church as well.

Weekly Meetings

Aside from the Youth Group meetings and Religion Classes (Sunday School), please be aware that the church provides weekly meetings for specific groups, which bring benefit by focusing on their particular needs. • Family Ministry (English): Discusses issues of the FAMILY such as: husband and wife matters, raising children, family life, awareness of social issues […]

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Why Give Online?

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• It’s a step of faith…deciding in advance to give faithfully.
• It helps simplify life.
• It allows you to give consistently…even when you’re not at church.
• It allows you to focus on the service when you’re at church.

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