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:


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.


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 IIĀ 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.

Liturgy of the Feast of Nirouz (New Coptic Year)

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Happy New Coptic Year to you and your family.

God willing, tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 11th., 7:00-9:15 A.M., our church will celebrate the liturgy of the beginning of a new Coptic year. It is time to offer repentance and start a fresh page leaving sins and increasing in virtues. It is also time to remember the martyrs and focus on eternal life. Hope you all could come and take the blessings. May God richly bless you with many returns in intimate relationship with Him. This will replace the usual Wednesday liturgy.

Sincerely yours,
Fr. Mina