“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

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 shorts, blue jeans, or short sleeves. No tight-fitting clothing and the front of shirts should have no more than 2 open buttons from the neck. (Preferably suit & tie)
• Ladies – Sleeves should be no less than “short sleeves”. No tight-fitting clothing, fabric should be high on top and low on the bottom, and head covering throughout the entire service.