We welcome you to the new web site for St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church in Annville, Pennsylvania. Below are our church announcements of interest and importance.
We welcome suggestions for change, addition, and general improvement of our web site. Please feel free to e-mail your comments and suggestions to our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.We will seriously review and consider those constructive ideas that you choose to provide.
We thank the Lord for this new opportunity to serve and pray for continued success, and for all of you.
May our Lord bless you and keep you always.
St. Anthony's Still Needs Donations --
Please note that even with the limiting of attendance at liturigal services because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, St. Anthony's still has expenses and donations are still needed. During this time, congregation members, or anyone, may send donations by mail to one of the following addresses:
| St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church
||Mr. George Gerges
| 118 W. Main Street
||224 Bomberger Road
| Annville, PA 17003
||Akron, PA 17501
May God bless your generosity in these very trying times.
Church Occasions and Special Services: April / May 2021 --
The Church Occasions and Special Services for St. Anthony's are now available for April through May 2021 including the schedule of services for the Holy Fast (Lent), Palm Sunday, the Pascha, and the Resurrection Feast.
However, in light of the guidance from the Diocese and the Commonwealth in regard to holding church services during the Covid-19 pandemic, attendance by our congregation will be limited according to registration. See the registration instructions below. Due to the significant increase in Coronavirus cases and such that more families are able to attend, we currently ask that individual families register for liturgies only every other week (please do not register to attend liturgies on consecutive Sundays) and that you register only those individuals whom you know will be attending that liturgy.This schedule is subject to change on short notice. Please visit the Church Occasions and Special Services page regularly (see the link below) in order to be apprised of these changes. Thank you for your patience.
Registration General Instructions Online Registration Form Instructions Here is the active link to the Online Registration Form.
Please go to the Church Occasions and Special Services page for details.
St. Anthony's Receives Friends of Old Annville 2019 Historic Building Award --
On November 9, 2019, as part of the Annual meeting of the Friends of Old Annville, St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church was awarded the 2019 Historic Building Award for a major restoration or rehabilitation of a historic building within the Annville Historic District. We thank the Friends of Old Annville and president Michael Schroeder (pictured here with John Borland, who accepted the award on behalf of St. Anthony's) for bestowing this gracious award on our humble church.
For more information please follow this link to the Friends of Old Annville website and select Preservation from the topline menu.
Good Tidings: September / October 2019 --
The new Good Tidings newsletter is now available for September / October 2019. Good Tidings is now being published as a PDF file that can be read on-screen or printed.
Please go to the Good Tidings page for details.
Diocese of Pennsylvania and its Affiliated Regions Issues Letter Concerning Attack on Church in Egypt --
HG Bishop Karas has issued a letter in regard to the December 29, 2017 terrorist attack on the St. Mina & Pope Kyrillos Church of the Helwan District in Cairo, Egypt.
Please follow these links to read the letter in English and in Arabic .
St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church is now of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and its Affiliated Regions --
We congratulate HG Bishop Karas regarding his appointment by HH Pope Tawadros II as bishop of the newly formed Coptic Orthodox diocese of Pennsylvania and it's Affiliated Regions (including Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia).
Please follow this link to St. George Coptic Orthodox Church of Greater Philadelphia for more details.
See Our Pictures in the Photo Gallery --
Our photo gallery now includes pictures from the youth retreat to St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Convent in Warren, Ohio from June 12 through June 16.
Please go to the Photo Gallery page to see our new pictures.
Hey Kids: The Answers to the Quiz are Available in the Youth Corner --
If you need them, the answers to our quiz concerning the early Christian Church are now available in the Youth Corner.
Please go to the Youth Corner page to find the answers to the quiz.