Egyptian Festival Held at Virgin Mary and St. Pachomious Coptic Orthodox Church

An approximate drawing of what a new St. Pachomious Church will look like and the inside of the current, temporary church
An approximate drawing of what a new St. Pachomious Church will look like and the inside of the current, temporary church

photoSt. Pachomious Coptic Orthodox Church at 3 Swim Club Rd., Stony Point this weekend will experience Round II of its annual Egyptian Festival.

The stars of Round I of the festival were the goulash and the Egyptian artistic gifts. The food at the Egyptian Festival was delicious and not something the average Rocklander will find on the menu any given day of the week.

Round II of the Egyptian Festival comes to St. Pachomious on Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Live music, fun and games for the kids.

The Copts have been going through a difficult time in recent weeks, as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have taken their wrath out on Copts in Egypt, burning dozens of their churches. In mid-August thousands of Copts marched on Washington D.C. asking the United States to help end the church burnings and to stop its sympathetic policy toward the Muslim Brotherhood.

St. Pachomious moved from Spring Valley to Stony Point several years ago and is the only Coptic Church in Rockland County.