“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

Resources on Great Fast

Great Fast Instructions

What is Fasting, in reference to food?Fasting is abstaining from all food and drink till a specified time/hour.Fasting is vegan foods only.Fasting is minimizing portions. Yet, periods of “fasting” as set by the Church, are not just times in which our dietchanges… Fasting, prayer, and almsgiving is a triune act: an offering to God. Our goals during theGreat Fast should reflect this…