Coptic Orthodox and Egypt

The vast majority of Egyptians are now Muslims, forcibly converted over the centures from Coptic Christianity but some have held on with varying degrees of political and economic power over the centuries because of  their once  dominant position.  Many converted though as the Moslems started to win and gain more territory through jihad &  so … Continue reading Coptic Orthodox and Egypt

Coptic Egyptian texts found in Oz

Archaeology Today is reporting that a 20 page codex  ( an unbound manuscript of ancient classical texts) has been found written in Coptic Egyptian, in a museum in Australia.  If nothing else this is  more proof that that Coptic and not Arabic is the natural language of Egypt.The  1300 year old codex mixes Orthodox Christian … Continue reading Coptic Egyptian texts found in Oz

The Egyptian Copts

Where do Copts fit in Egyptian society?Share on TwitterThe vast majority of Egyptians are Muslims, but Coptic Christians have held varying degrees of political and economic power over the centuries as previously they were the dominant religion until Islam swept through the region, and made the Christian Copts servants who had to pay "dhimmi" or … Continue reading The Egyptian Copts

Sisi and the Copts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, right, offers his condolences to EgyptCoptic Orthodox Church leaders have pledged support for Egypt’s constitution in the referendum last year that followed the ousting of democratically elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian army, during the much ballyhooed Egyptian Spring, led at the time by Mr. Sisi. It was … Continue reading Sisi and the Copts

Why are the Copts being massacred by ISIL?

Why are the Copts an Islamic State targetAn extremist shown in the Islamic State video released  a fortnight, Sunday,  says the Copts were targeted because of their faith. The video says the beheadings were also retaliation for Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. special forces in Pakistan in 2011. Another motive was violence … Continue reading Why are the Copts being massacred by ISIL?

Who are the Copts?

Share on TwitterThe Copts are an early Christian denomination that began in Alexandria and survived the rise of Islam in Egypt starting in the 7th century. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, also called Coptic Orthodox Church, is an Oriental Orthodox church and the principal Christian church in predominantly Muslim Egypt.In the 4th and 5th … Continue reading Who are the Copts?