“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

Library Books
There are many treasured books that our parents and grandparents had that are of great value. Please note that these books are largely in the ARABIC language. The Library Team will assess each book to ensure that maximum benefit is derived from it. Please take the time to inquire of such books that may be here or with family in Egypt. These books can be preserved in their present form and electronically for the whole Church to benefit from. Please give this matter an intensive effort for the sake of the benefit of the generations after us.

A Generous Donation of Library Books for the SMSA Library
The church is greatly appreciative to Fr. Athanasius Farag, the congregation and servants of St. Antonious and St. Mina Church and its Resource Center in East Rutherford, NJ, and the Pope Shenouda III Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary, for the generous contribution of books to the library and computer center being established at our church of St. Mary and St. Athanasius in Hillsborough. This great act is a statement of the importance of this type of resource in our churches. May the Lord send His blessings upon their parish and service!