“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

Email to the Servants List – March 13, 2020

Good Morning Beloved, His Grace Bishop David is holding a conference call noontime today with all the NJ clergy. It is anticipated that similar measures we’ve read other religious groups are practicing will be implemented to do our part to thwart any potential spreading of the corona virus. Of those measures, cancellation of all meeting such as the adult ministries, youth meeting and religion school.  YOU WILL BE KEPT POSTED ABOUT THIS AFTER THE CLERGY TELE-MEETING. Until then, please consider what means your group can continue through technology.
Divine Liturgies will continue to be celebrated per the church schedule. The youth have helped in cleaning and sanitizing the church and hope to have a regular schedule. Other hygiene practices will be announced shortly.
I sincerely trust that all of you are fasting faithfully and adhering to the Stop Drop & Pray tradition Thursday night.
May the Lord help His Church to not be distracted by this pestilence, from offering a Holy Fast to the Lord and true repentance.
Blessings and Peace be with you all.
Agape, AT