Extended Service Areas. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has Churches and congregations in the following regions. Archdiocese of North America. Before the establishment of any dioceses in the US and Canada, all churches were part of the Archdiocese of North America under the direct care of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, led by the Pope of Alexandria, with the headquarters at Cedar ...
According to its tradition, the Coptic Church was established by Saint Mark, an apostle and evangelist, during the middle of the 1st century (c. AD 42). Due to disputes concerning the nature of Christ, it split from the rest of Christendom after the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451, resulting in a rivalry with the Byzantine Orthodox Church.
On Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017, twin suicide bombings at St. George’s Church in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta on the Nile delta, and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the principal church in Alexandria, seat of the Coptic papacy.
Every year, on the 30th day of the month of Paopi, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the commemoration of the consecration of the church of St. Mark, and the appearance of the head of the saint in the city of Alexandria. This takes place inside St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, where the saint's head is preserved.
The Coptic Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic particular church in full communion with the Catholic Church. The Coptic Catholic Church uses the Alexandrian Rite. Uniquely among Eastern Catholic Churches, it uses the Coptic language (derived from Ancient Egyptian, hence the name) in its liturgy, whereas the Ethiopian Catholic Church and Eritrean Catholic Church use the Alexandrian Rite in ...
The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church is an offshoot of the Rastafari movement that flourished in the 1970s in Jamaica and was incorporated in Florida in 1975. Members of the movement say it is based on the teachings of Marcus Garvey and that they use cannabis as the Rastafari sacrament.
The Coptic calendar, also called the Alexandrian calendar, is a liturgical calendar used by the Coptic Orthodox Church and also used by the farming populace in Egypt. This calendar is based on the ancient Egyptian calendar.
Feb 13, 2017 · February 28, 2017 Posted by Dr. Hope | Dogma, Rites | Comments Off on Fasting and abstinence of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria – Wikipedia February 14th – Saint Valentine ? No Saint Valentine is not in the Coptic Synaxarium, but Saint Valentine war martyred for Christianity in the 3rd C.
Jan 09, 2017 · On Wednesday Jan 18th, 2017 in the evening every Coptic church celebrates the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist with prayers and liturgy. The prayers starts earlier with the extra prayers of the WATERS (aka Basin aka Laqqan (which means basin in Arabic language)).
Feb 28, 2017 · 1 post published by Dr. Hope on February 28, 2017. Discussion of the topics or questions, not necessarily answers yet, about what a newly baptized need to learn about the coptic orthodox church.