“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

St. Mary’s FAST

St. Mary’s FAST began on Wednesday, August 7th and will continue until her Feast day on August 22nd. Fish is permissible during this fast, however Wednesdays & Fridays still follow the strict fast guidelines of no fish. If you plan on making a vow (Nadr), please consult your spiritual advisor. No vows should be made without the approval and blessing of your spiritual advisor.

St. Mary’s Revival (Nahda): The Revival services this year will be every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings throughout the fast.
Each revival service will begin with Vespers service, a spiritual word, then followed by a procession venerating St. Mary.
Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 5pm-8pm.

The Revival (Nahda) for the Eve of the Feast of St. Mary will be Wednesday evening, August 21st, from 6pm to 9pm. On Thursday morning, August 22nd, we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Body of St. Mary with the Divine Liturgy from 6AM to 8AM.

We thank our Lord Jesus Christ for taking human flesh from St. Mary in order to save us.