“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

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Deacon Instructions

“For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing” (1 Timothy 3:13) General Instructions for Deacons and Church Attendance Discipline That he prays the Lord’s Prayer upon awakening. That he prays the following psalms on the way to church: Psalm 122 in its entirety: “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the…

The Order of Deacons

The Order of Deacons His Grace Bishop Matteos Deacon, is a Syrian word meaning servant. The responsibility of the deacon is to help the priest or bishop perform the religious ministry. The first church appointed seven deacons who were full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom to help in service, The twelve summoned the multitude of disciples and said: Seek out from…

The Lamp of the Body

“No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.  The lamp of the body is the eye.  Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light.  But when your eye is bad, your body is…