ABOUT US

We welcome everyone to our church.  We were established with our children in mind, as the first English Coptic Orthodox Church in NJ

If Church = Hospital; then

SASM = Teaching Hospital

ADDRESS

Services: 

561 Springfield Ave.

Summit, NJ 07901

 

Mailing address:

PO Box 4546
Warren, NJ 07059

info@sasmcoc.com

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ABOUT US

The word “Copt” is derived from the Greek word “Aegyptus”, meaning Egypt. The Copts are the direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians. St. Mark, a disciple of African origin and the writer of the earliest Gospel, came to Egypt preaching salvation in the dawn of the Christian faith. He arrived in Alexandria around the year 48 A.D. and was martyred in 68 A.D. During that period, St. Mark witnessed the faith and founded the Church in Egypt. As a result, Christianity spread rapidly throughout Egypt. This was accelerated by the fact that the Egyptians had already been religious minded people, having certain tenets and beliefs, which helped them identify with the teachings of the Christian religion.

Throughout history, the Coptic Church played a significant role in shaping and defining Christian doctrines. The contribution of the Coptic Church to the world of Christianity can be briefly summarized in the following five epochs: Theological Scholarship; Ecumenism; Martyrdom; Monasticism; and Missions.

OUR VISION

Our focus is to deliver the Coptic Orthodox Faith in English, as well as cultural adaptation in a manner that does not compromise the faith, but enhances the relevance of the faith in our daily lives. 

OUR SAINTS

Our church is named after St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica 

OUR CREED

We believe in one God; God the Father the Pantocrator, Who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ...

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OUR VISION

Our focus is to deliver the Coptic Orthodox Faith in English, as well as cultural adaptation in a manner that does not compromise the faith, but enhances the relevance of the faith in our daily lives. 

OUR SAINTS

Our church is named after St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica 

OUR CREED

We believe in one God; God the Father the Pantocrator, Who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ...

Read more >>

OUR VISION

Our focus is to deliver the Coptic Orthodox Faith in English, as well as cultural adaptation in a manner that does not compromise the faith, but enhances the relevance of the faith in our daily lives. 

OUR COPTIC HYMNS

Our church has been entrusted with this great heritage of music, which was preserved by Dr. Ragheb Moftah in the U.S. Library of Congress.

OUR SAINTS

Our church is named after St. Augustine and his mother St. Monica 

OUR FEASTS & FASTS

Fasting is a particular practice that was modeled for us by God Himself​.  Jesus fasted for forty days (Matthew 4:1-11 & Luke 4:1-13), to draw near to God the Father.

OUR CREED

We believe in one God; God the Father the Pantocrator, Who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ...

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OUR CLERGY

God has blessed us with The Reverend Fr. Peter Dimyan, to shepherd our flock.

"And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding" Jeremiah 3:15 NKJV