Thursday, April 11, 2013

Resurrection Coptic Catholic Church, Park Slope

Resurrection Coptic Catholic Church is located on the south side of 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.  In the adjacent garden is a statue of Mary, with the Latin inscription, Ave Maria, Ora pro nobis, "Hail, Mary, pray for us."  The address is 328 14th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215.
I am uncertain how to express the canonical and juridical relationship of this parish to the diocese of Brooklyn.  It is clearly part of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, Egypt, Eastern Catholics who in January, 2013, elected a new patriarch.  Other internet descriptions of Coptic Catholics relate that this parish is one of three in the United States.  It was established in the former St. Stanislaus Martyr church about 1985.
The church has a cornerstone of 1891.  Apparently a Scandinavian national parish, in 1979 St. Stanislaus Martyr was merged into nearby Holy Family parish, which itself became part of St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Ninth Street.  Sunset Park and Bay Ridge used to have a more Swedish and Norwegian population than at present. Please distinguish between two different saints named Stanislaus: St. Stanislaus Martyr, killed in Krakow in 1079 (the patron of this parish when dedicated) and St. Stanislaus Kostka, a Jesuit novice who died in Rome in 1568. The parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka is in Greenpoint. 
The diocese of Brooklyn has a fair number of repeated names of parishes. In the borough of Queens, there is also a parish of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr in Ozone Park and another parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Maspeth. Likewise, there is another Resurrection parish in Gerritsen Beach.


  1. Joe, To respond to your uncertainty as to the canonical and juridical relationship of the parish to the Brooklyn Diocese ... Since Coptic Catholics presently have no hierarchical jurisdiction in the US, any Coptic parish is canonically subject to the Latin Ordinary within whose jurisdiction it is situated, except as to matters liturgical, in which it is subject to the Patriarch of Alexandria of the Catholic Copts.

  2. i am a half orthodox half catholic coptic
    my catholic family is EL ETR first family to convert to catholic church in Egypt

    my grandpa as well has a certificate from the pope as a 1 of a best 10 vocals in the catholic word

    i am gonna visit this week .... :)

  3. Hi. I taught at St. Leo Coptic Catholic Seminary in Maadi, a suburb of Cairo. Is a former student Ashraf Fayez, now Fr. Francis, serving at Resurrection Church? If so, would you ask him to email me at Thanks. Anne Dammarell.