Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and of All Africa

Coptic Orthodox Cross

Reads: Jesus Christ, the Son of God

Founder

The Apostle and Evangelist Mark

Independence

Apostolic Era

Recognition

Orthodox

Primate

H.H. Pope and Patriarch Shenouda III

Headquarters

Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt

Territory

Egypt, Nubia, Sudan, Western Pentapolis, Libya and All Africa

Possessions

Middle East, Canada, Great Britain, Western Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean Islands

Language

Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, English, French, German, Swahili, Afrikaans, and several other African languages

Adherents

~15.4 million total (~11,000,000 in Egypt + 350,000 – 400,000 in East, Central and South Africa (Native Africans) + ~4,000,000 Abroad (Diaspora)

Website

Official Website of HH Pope Shenouda III

Coptic Orthodox Church Network

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Culture

Architecture · Art · Calendar

Coptology · Cross · Fasting

Flag · History · Literature

Music · Monasticism · Persecution

Regions

Egypt · United States · Canada ·

Africa · Asia · Australia ·

Europe · South America

Religions

Coptic Orthodox Church ·

Coptic Catholic Church ·

Coptic Evangelical Church ·

Other Protestants

Language

Egyptian language · Coptic language

Writing Systems

Hieroglyphs · Hieratic ·

Demotic · Coptic

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The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Coptic: Ϯⲉⲕ’ⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ‘ⲛⲣⲉⲙ’ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ‘ⲛⲟⲣⲑⲟⲇⲟⲝⲟⲥ ti.eklyseya en.remenkimi en.orthodoxos, literally: the Egyptian Orthodox Church) is the official name for the largest Christian church in Egypt. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, which has been a distinct church body since the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451, when it took a different position over Christological theology from that of the Eastern Orthodox and Western churches, then still in union. The precise differences in theology that caused the split are still disputed, highly technical and mainly concerned with the nature of Christ. The foundational roots of the Church are based in Egypt but it has a worldwide following.

From: Wikipedia



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