“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

Message to Congregation – June 15, 2020

We will now start cycling everyone, while maintaining the 50 people maximum capacity. We will do this by celebrating two back-to-back Divine Liturgies on Saturday and two on Sunday, based on a first reply/first accommodate basis. The whole family is to be registered for one liturgy only. We will continue to do private services for those with special circumstances.

For clarification, all church services must keep a registration of attendees for contact tracing and isolation notification purposes if, God forbid, someone who was at a service, soon after, tests positive for COVID. If that be the case, we are required to notify everyone that was at that service.

When you go to the link below, you will be given a choice of four liturgies: 1st or 2nd on Saturday and 1st or 2nd on Sunday. Since it would be tedious to survey the congregation every week, your response will be counted for the next three weeks.

As responses come in, people will be assigned to their first choice Liturgy, until maximum capacity has been met, then second choice and so on. We look forward to being with you around the Sacrifice.