Who are We?

 

We are a congregation of about 150 families. We have completed the construction of our new church building (Phase I) on Hartford Road, next to Lenape High School in Medford, NJ.

ST. Anthony Church is one of many other Coptic Churches in NJ. Currently, there are hundreds of Coptic churches throughout the world, including over 130 in the US alone.


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نياحة قداسة البابا شنودة الثالث

بابا الإسكندرية وبطريرك الكرازة المرقسية الـ 117

قديس عصرنا وراعي رعاتنا ورئيس أساقفتنا الذي انتقل على رجاء القيامة وانضم
إلى كنيسة الأبكار وصفوف القديسين
الساعة الخامسة والربع مساء السبت 17 مارس 2012
.نصلي من أجل نياحة روحه الطاهرة، وعزائنا جميعاً


On Saturday, March 17, 2012, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the faithful and mighty shepherd of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over four decades, was taken up to heaven to be joined with the saints.

His Holiness leaves behind a flock of millions of Coptic Orthodox Christians spread over six continents who grieve for his departure, but rejoice in the knowledge that he has gained the reward for which he struggled, and is now united with our Heavenly Father.

In all things, His Holiness was a devoted father and teacher. Despite his innumerable competing responsibilities and obligations, he never desisted from his weekly lectures, continuing to prepare and offer them even while in the throes of his illness. His millions of children throughout the globe learned not only from these weekly lectures, or his countless books and publications, but by the example he set as a model of discipline, courage and compassion.

His Holiness’ papacy saw an unprecedented expansion in the Coptic Church throughout the world. It also marked revivals in Sunday School education and monasticism that will impact generations of Coptic Orthodox Christians to come. Yet, we remember him especially for the genuine love with which he cared for his children for over forty years and the true joy he displayed in Christ.

May God repose the soul of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III and give heavenly comfort to his children.


H.H. POPE SHENOUDA III


(Born Nazeer Gayed on 3 August 1923, in Asyut, Egypt), is the 117th Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. He is the head of The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. A graduate of Cairo University and the Coptic Orthodox Seminary, Nazeer Gayed became a monk under the name Fr. Antonios the Syrian after joining the Syrian Monastery of the Ever-Virgin Mary the Theotokos, where he was later elevated to the Priesthood. Pope Cyril VI summoned Fr. Antonios to the patriarchate where he consecrated him General Bishop for Christian Education and as Dean of the Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary, whereupon he assumed the name Shenouda, which was the name of a Coptic Saint and two previous Popes: Shenouda I (859-880) and Shenouda II (1047–1077). He has served as Pope of Alexandria since 14 November 1971, presiding over a worldwide expansion of the Coptic Orthodox Church. During his papacy, Pope Shenouda III has appointed the first-ever bishops to preside over North Americandioceses that now contain over two hundred parishes (200 in the United States, 23 in Canada and one in Mexico), up from four in 1971, as well as the first bishops in Australia and the first Coptic Churches and bishops in South America. He is known for his commitment to ecumenism (Christian unity) and has, since the 1970s, advocated inter-denominational Christian dialogue. He devotes his writings, teachings and actions to spread and propagate for the rules of understanding, peace, dialogue and forgiveness.

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