Ordination of Deacon Engr. Amgad Fahmy

On November 3rd, 2018, H.G. Bishop Karas ordained Engr. Amgad Fahmy as a priest for St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Lancaster, PA, and named him Father Moussa.

We congratulate Father Moussa on his ordination. He will always be remembered in our hearts as he leaves to begin his ministry. He stood to us as a beloved deacon, one who was strong in his service to Christ in St. Mary Coptic Church of Delaware.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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Feast of the Cross – Midweek Liturgy on Thursday 9/27

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

May the peace and love of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ be with you all.

This coming Thursday, 9/27, the church celebrates the feast of the holy cross. The liturgy will be early in the morning 7-9:15 A.M. The tune will be like Palm Sunday (Shaaneeny). Many returns to you and your families.

Please note that this liturgy replaces the usual Wednesday mass.

May God richly bless you.

Sincerely yours,
Fr. Mina

Photos of Clergy Meeting with H.H. Pope Tawadros II

Here are some photos from the Clergy meeting with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, with His very reverend, Hegumen Father Mina Mina, and other representatives of various congregations from the Northeast of the USA. The meeting took place in South Jersey, NJ on Monday, September 24th, 2018.

If you would like to see more, check in Photos.

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The Historic First Visit of H.H. Pope Tawadros II to the Northeast

His Holiness Anba Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and the land of immigration, set off to the United States for five weeks beginning on Thursday, September 13th, to visit various churches and Eparchies in the northeastern US states.

Read more about the early life and history of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II here.

Capture.PNGH.H. Pope Tawadros II offering the Prayer of Thanksgiving

Upon his arrival at the airport from Cairo, H.H. Pope Tawadros was greeted by eleven bishops who accompanied him on his way to the Archdiocese in Cedar Grove, NJ for the first time.

Many Bishops, priests (including our beloved priest, His very reverend, Hegumen Father Mina Mina) and representatives of various congregations from the Northeast of the USA received H.H. Pope Tawadros II at his papal residency Thursday, September 13th, at 6 P.M.

Capture3.PNGMany Bishops and Priests, including Hegumen Fr. Mina, gather in prayer with His Holiness
Capture1.2.pngPictured is Hegumen Father Mina Mina greeting H.H. Pope Tawadros II

The Pope’s first official visit to the U.S. took place in 2015, where he met with the Coptic community, local leaders and U.S. government and religious leaders in Los Angeles and US Southern dioceses. This is H.H.’s second visit to the USA and the first to the Northeast of the USA.

We are happy and deeply thankful to God for the safe arrival of His Holiness as he approaches us with great magnitude of blessings. May the Lord keep his life many peaceful years, amen.

Egyptian Festival

Please come join us for our semiannual Egyptian Festival at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Delaware on the weekend of September 29 and September 30 as we serve authentic Middle Eastern foods and desserts while sharing our ancient Egyptian culture with all our visitors.

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While you taste our Egyptian delicacies and learn about the history of the Coptic Church, your children can enjoy the new assortment of carnival style games and win tons of prizes.

From church tours to traditional Egyptian dance shows; there’s something exciting to do for the whole family! But above all, we’re still offering your Egyptian-styled favorite:

Falafel, gyros, kabobs, baklava, basboosa, stuffed grape leaves, and more!

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In addition, you’ll be able to check out papyrus paintings, scarabs, jewelry and other traditional Egyptian items as you enjoy our Coptic music. Please join us!

Visit our Location page for directions, or simply find us at this address:

1644 Otts Chapel Road
Newark, DE 19702