“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

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The Praise and Thanksgiving of the Pure Virgin St. Mary

The Praise and Thanksgiving of the Pure Virgin St. Mary “All nations henceforth will call me blessed,” Mary said, by the light of her soul on account of her fruit. She beheld to which high rank she had ascended, that the world with great wonder would call her blessed. She foresaw the future and said of it, that the peoples of the…

St. Athanasius the Apostolic

The Father of Orthodoxy Saint Athanasius was one of the great leaders of the early Church. During the fourth century there were many great men and women of faith, but none of them did more to further the cause of Christ than this diminutive bishop from Egypt. Trying times require the best of men and the best from men, and that is…

Deacon Instructions

“For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing” (1 Timothy 3:13) General Instructions for Deacons and Church Attendance Discipline That he prays the Lord’s Prayer upon awakening. That he prays the following psalms on the way to church: Psalm 122 in its entirety: “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the…

The Order of Deacons

The Order of Deacons His Grace Bishop Matteos Deacon, is a Syrian word meaning servant. The responsibility of the deacon is to help the priest or bishop perform the religious ministry. The first church appointed seven deacons who were full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom to help in service, The twelve summoned the multitude of disciples and said: Seek out from…

The Lamp of the Body

“No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.  The lamp of the body is the eye.  Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light.  But when your eye is bad, your body is…