“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” (1 John 3:16)
Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate – The Church of Alexandria

St. Mary & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
Reaching out to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties in NJ

Posts by Nader Iskander

The Nativity Fast & Kiahk

We are thankful to God that He has brought us to another Advent season to prepare and remind us of the birth of Christ. Within the 43 days of the Advent fast, is the Coptic month of Kiahk (Christmas is celebrated Kiahk 29th which coincides with Jan. 7th, except in a leap year). Centuries ago, the Church dedicated this month to focusing…

SMSA Servants’ Education Program

Overview – 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, the Coptic Church tradition and early fathers’ teachings. Our ultimate objective in…

Hillsborough – NYC Commuter Bus Service (Starting Mon, Oct 17, 2016)

Attn Prospective Hillsborough – NYC Commuters: Suburban Transit is starting a new non-stop express commuter bus service from Hillsborough to NYC beginning Monday, Oct 17, 2016. Please click here to view the schedule, fares and other related information. Tickets can be purchased at the park & ride location (cash or credit card) during morning commute hour starting Oct 17. We will be…

Text Messaging System

The church has a text messaging system in order to relay emergency notification or changes that may occur on short notice. During the winter months with inclement weather, the church will rely heavily on this system for up-to-the-minute communication. Twitter will also continue to be a source of notification for the church as well.