Coptic Church

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Coptic Church the ancient Christian church of Egypt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coptic Church The native church of Egypt or church of Alexandria, which in general organization and doctrines resembles the Roman Catholic Church, except that it holds to the Monophysitic doctrine which was condemned (a. d. 451) by the council of Chalcedon, and allows its priests to marry. The “pope and patriarch” has jurisdiction over the Abyssinian Church. Since the 7th century the Coptic Church has been so isolated from modifying influences that in many respects it is the most ancient monument of primitive Christian rites and ceremonies. But centuries of subjection to Moslem rule have weakened and degraded it.
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Usage

In literature:

And just beyond those walls, upon the hill, there is a Coptic church.
"The Spell of Egypt" by Robert Hichens
Bishop Severus attended his court, and Coptic churches were rebuilt.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
In the quarter are five Coptic churches, a Greek convent and two churches, and a synagogue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Among other interesting places they visited was a Coptic church.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
We visited old Cairo and the Coptic churches, six of which are situated in the precincts of the ancient castle of Babylon.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Of these the Coptic Orthodox church had some 667,000 adherents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
You enter the Coptic church of the Virgin Mary; partitions in woodwork separate three naves.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
In Abyssinia is the old Coptic Church which is without much real Christian life.
"The Call of the World" by W. E. Doughty
The most interesting of the Coptic churches are at Old Cairo, a mother suburb, where the first city was founded by the conquering Arabian army.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
In the Syriac and Coptic Churches it is given to bishops.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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In news:

Egypt's Coptic Christian church votes on successor to charismatic longtime pope.
Egypt's Coptic Christian Church narrows candidates to succeed charismatic longtime pope.
Coptic Church Chooses Pope Who Rejects Political Role.
Egypt's Coptic church chooses new pope.
Egypt's Coptic church prepares to choose pope.
Egypt's Coptic Christian church chooses new pope for uncertain times as Islamists gain power.
Egypt's Coptic Christian church chooses new pope.
Egypt's Coptic church chooses bishop as new pope in elaborate ceremony.
Mary and St Verena Coptic Orthodox Church in Anaheim give church tours to neighbors and visitors during their weekend festival.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, has died.
Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, has died.
Egyptian Christians perform prayers at Coptic Patriarchate headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, for Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Saturday, March 17, 2012.
CAIRO – The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church has been enthroned.
Pope Tawadros II, the new leader of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, looks on Sunday during his enthronement ceremony at St Mark Cathedral in Cairo.
The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church has been enthroned.
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