Our Lord Jesus Christ established the Church through His lifegiving ministry — His Incarnation, Passion, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension — and entrusted Her with the task of helping us attain salvation through Her sacramental life and ministry. St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church exists to fulfill this awesome responsibility towards all her parishioners in the following ways.Support our Ministry
The Divine Liturgy is at the heart of our worship as Orthodox Christians. It is one of the Holy Mysteries (or Sacraments) of the Church in which believers gather together as a community to worship God and to have communion with Him through the partaking of His Body and Blood. Every ministry in the Church is influenced by, and derives its power from, the Divine Liturgy.
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.|
|Sunday||8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.|
We are the Boy Scouts of St Marina, it is our official name. As such, we are not just a part of a 100 year old, Christian based, American Institution - the National Boy Scouts. But we are also an essential part of a 2000 year old, Christian based, ever-growing family. Therefore you can not be one and not the other with Troop 659.
Everything we do, as a Boy Scout Charter, is deeply rooted in the values and tenets of the Coptic Orthodox Faith. In fact, we strongly feel this very statement was the very foundation of the Boy Scouts 100 years ago. The Boy Scouts Law reflects the very teaching of orthodoxy: “A scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.” This law contains the same elements of what we teach our youth as deacons, as servants of the church and as members of the Coptic Orthodox faith.
What is a Boy Scout?
Boy Scouts of America is a mission driven organization to prepare young boys to be morally straight young men. Through a variety of activities that include camping, hiking and many other outdoor activities young boys are taught to “be prepared” for the unexpected. Often times, these young men learn skills they had never been exposed to before they joined.
In addition, boys are taught leadership skills that can be applied in every aspect of their ever-growing life. St Marina is proud to offer this opportunity to its growing young men. Boys who are 12 years of age or in sixth grade are welcome to join. St Marina has open enrollment in September for the coming year.
St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church houses two bookstores on site, one for Arabic and the other for English-speakers. Both offer a wealth of books, media, icons, and other devotional items. The English bookstore is especially welcoming for non-Orthodox who wish to learn more about the Church.
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.|