“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

Icon of Christ

The Iconographer will be arriving to the US to write (draw) the Icon of Christ Enthroned inside the Pantocrator.

You can participate in this very unique way. The process calls for egg whites to be the base for the color pigments. If you would like to be connected to, and blessed by this project, please bring in half a dozen or a dozen organic brown eggs by this Sunday. We guarantee that eggs will be used from every family’s donation if there are more eggs than needed.

The drawing of Christ in the Pantocrator, which is the curved wall of the Altar, symbolizing “The Bosom of the Father” is one of the requirements to consecrate a church.

If you wish to make a financial donation outside of your tithing, please use this link or send a check. Please notate “Pantocrator” in the special instructions field on PayPal, or on the check.

May all be done for the Glory of God!