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!
"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.