St. Marks Coptic Orthodox Church
427 West Side Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07304
We are in need of studying the thoughts of the School of Alexandria, especially during the period of the first five centuries. It helps us to attain the divine grace of the Holy Trinity and practice the unity with the Father and the Son through the work of the Holy Spirit. It reveals how the early Church understands the Holy Scriptures, christianizes the Hellenic culture, and faces heresies.
The texts that the Alexandrian Fathers used in this study depend on: Ante-Nicene Fathers, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ancient Writings of the Church, the Fathers of the Church, Source Christian, etc.
The help of the following persons for revising, editing and typing this text have been valuable and deeply appreciated: Dr. Maged S. Mikhail, M.D., Mary Rose Halim, Hala Morcos, Silvia George, Monica Bastawros, Nadia Doss, Peter Fam, and Peter Adel.
We hope that this simple work will fill us with the grace of the Holy Spirit.
Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty
Jersey City: June 1994