“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 Weekly Gospel Contemplations

Koiahk Weekly Contemplations

Weekly Koiahk ReadingsKoiahk Writing Week 4: St. Mary’s Life of Faith Without Grumbling Throughout Koiahk, we have contemplated different characteristics seen throughout the life of the Theotokos St. Mary including humility, obedience, and endurance. As we conclude the month of Koiahk, we are going to focus on the steadfast faith of St. Mary. Despite her many difficulties, her adamant faith allowed her…

Weekly Gospel Contemplations

Weekly Gospel ReadingsThe 2nd Sunday of KoiahkAnnunciation to Mary This Sunday (12/18/2022), the 2nd Sunday of the blessed month of Koiahk, the Church Gospel reading is from Luke 1: 26-38. In this passage, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth of Galilee, to go to a virgin named Mary. When the angel came in, the angel said to her “Greetings,…