Peace and grace from Our Lord, hoping that God may bless your lives and sanctify them and may every work that you do be successful. Thank you for visiting the official web page of Saint Mary and Saint Demiana's Coptic Orthodox Church of North White Plains, New York. Please visit frequently for the most up-to-date info and scheduling on upcoming church events and activities. We loved having you! Come back soon!

Our Church

"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." (Matt 18:20) - Our small, yet humble, flock welcomes all families and parishioners in joining our congregation. Please view the the panel at the right for our regular weekly schedule. We'd love for you to join us anytime!

Truly He is Risen!

We thank God Who granted us to complete this Holy Pascha in peace and has brought us to the joys of His Resurrection. Our joy is a spiritual joy, as the apostle said, "Rejoice in the Lord always!" (Phil 4:4) He gives us the feeling that He is with us all the days and to the end of the age. (Matt 28:20) Therefore, be a source of joy to God, His angels and to heaven. Be also a source of joy for us when we hear about your righteous life, your growth in grace, ministry and in every good work. -HH Pope Shenouda III

Saint Mary: An Icon of Simplicity

We venerate you, O mother of the true Light, and we glorify you, O Saint Virgin Mother of God, because you gave birth for us to the Saviour of the world, who has come and delivered our souls. The Virgin is not a stranger to Egypt because she is profoundly assimilated with the feelings of Coptic Christians. How great an honor it is for our country and our Church, to be continuously visited by the Holy Theotokos! Since the Lord is the Life, then she is the gate of the Life.

A Prayer to our Lord by St. Isaac

O Master Lord Jesus Christ, who wept for Your friend Lazarus and shed tears of sorrow and compassion upon him, accept the tears of my bitterness. Grant me, O Good One, Your grace; let your Father, who, before all ages and eternally, has begotten You from His bosom, renew in me the form of Your image. I have forsaken You; but do not forsake me; I have come out away from You, so come out in search for me and lead me into Your pasture, numbering me among the sheep of Your excellent flock.

We've moved!

Over the years, we thank you for putting up with the blog format of our church website. Recently, we have converted to a newer, more user-friendly format and are currently testing it out. Going forward, all church news and information will be posted on our new website.

Please follow this link to explore the new format and let us know how you like it!


Pascha Schedule for 2015

SATURDAY, April 4th
Lazarus Saturday Liturgy 8:30am - 11:00am 
Eve of Palm Sunday Vespers 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: Fr. Tadros Bishara

SUNDAY, April 5th
Palm Sunday Liturgy & Public Funeral 7:00am - 1:00pm
Eve of Monday Pascha 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Guest speaker: Mr. Michael Awad

MONDAY, April 6th
Matins Pascha 6:00am - 7:00am
Morning Pascha 11:00am - 1:00pm
Evening Pascha 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Guest speaker: Mr. Abraam Mikhail
Night Pascha 8:30pm - 10:00pm

TUESDAY, April 7th
Matins Pascha 6:00am - 7:00am
Morning Pascha 11:00am - 1:00pm
Evening Pascha 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Guest speaker: 
Night Pascha 8:30pm - 10:00pm

WEDNESDAY, April 8th
Matins Pascha 6:00am - 8:00am
Morning Pascha 11:00am - 1:00pm
Evening Pascha 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Guest speaker:
Night Pascha 8:30pm - 10:00pm

THURSDAY, April 9th
Great Thursday Matins 7:00am - 9:00am
Great Thursday Pascha 9:00am - 11:00am
Great Thursday Lakkan & Liturgy 11:00am - 2:00pm
Eve of Good Friday Pascha 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Guest speaker: 
Night Pascha 8:30pm - 10:00pm

FRIDAY, April 10th
Good Friday Pascha 7:00am - 5:00pm
Guest speaker: His Grace Bishop David
Apocalypse Night Prayers & Joyous Saturday Liturgy 11:00pm - 5:00am

SATURDAY, April 11th
Easter Divine Liturgy 6:30pm - 12:30am

SUNDAY, April 12th
Easter Gathering 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Feast of the Virgin Saint Mary 2013

Peace be with all.

Our church revival for the Feast of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary will begin on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm until 9:00 pm.

There is a wonderful lineup of speakers scheduled who will bless us. Please do try to make every effort to join us, as the fast is one of the most precious times to get closer to our Lord.

The revival will end on Thursday, August 22nd with divine liturgy.

We hope to see everyone and pray for the intercession of the Virgin Saint Mary to be with us and bless our lives and protect the innocent Christians and civilians of our beloved country Egypt.

Please keep Egypt, the Orthodox church, and the service in your prayers.