The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Coptic: Ϯⲉⲕ̀ⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ̀ⲛⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ⲛⲟⲣⲑⲟⲇⲟⲝⲟⲥ, romanized: ti.eklyseya en.remenkimi en.orthodoxos, lit. 'The Egyptian Orthodox Church') is an Oriental Orthodox Christian church based in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East.
Today, Coptic is the native language of only about 300 Copts around the world. It is also the liturgical language of the native Egyptian Churches (the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Coptic Catholic Church). It is taught worldwide in many prestigious institutions, but its teaching within Egypt remains limited. Dialects of the Coptic language:
- 5–20 million (estimates vary)
- c. 500,000
- 5–20 million
Coptic art is the Christian art of the Byzantine-Greco-Roman Egypt and of Coptic Christian Churches.Coptic art is best known for its wall-paintings, textiles, illuminated manuscripts, and metalwork, much of which survives in monasteries and churches.
Coptic priest holding a hand-held blessing cross (Cairo 2010). The form used in the Coptic Church and defined as the Coptic cross is made up of two bold lines of equal length that intersect at the middle at right angles.
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The last three Coptic Popes were selected in this manner: Cyril VI in 1959, Shenouda III in 1971, and Tawadros II in 2012. Pontifical duties. The duties of the Coptic Orthodox pope, apart from his diocesan duties, are: To guide the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria in accordance to the orthodox faith.
The following is a list of all of the Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria who have led the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and have succeeded the Apostle Mark the Evangelist in the office of Bishop of Alexandria, who founded the Church in the 1st century, and marked the beginning of Christianity in Africa.
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There have been many Coptic versions of the Bible, including some of the earliest translations into any language.Several different versions were made in the ancient world, with different editions of the Old and New Testament in five of the dialects of Coptic: Bohairic (northern), Fayyumic, Sahidic (southern), Akhmimic and Mesokemic (middle).
The Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon, United States, has in its possession a Coptic Agpiya (Prayer Book) manuscript/book from the 15th century or after. It is in Coptic and Arabic script and studded with colourful Coptic decorations and paintings of three warrior saints, St. George, St, Theodore the Eastern, and St. Mercurius.
Nov 02, 2018 · Today, Coptic is the primary language of only about 300 Copts around the world. It is also the ceremonial language of the native Egyptian Churches (the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Coptic Catholic Church). It is taught worldwide in many prestigious institutions, but its teaching within Egypt is still limited. Dialects of the Coptic language: