“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

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…

The Annual Feast of the Resurrection

When the Sunday for the Feast of the Resurrection is determined, the Sunday before that is declared Hosanna Sunday. Then, the Church sets aside the seven weeks prior and the seven weeks after. The week in the middle is the Paschal Week of our Savior. The seven weeks prior are a part of the Great Fast. The seven weeks after are the…

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. If anyone has registered for the church text message system, but has not been receiving messages, please text SMSANJ to the number 313131…