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Loving God & Loving Others

History

Believing in God’s Word and Spirit

The Coptic Orthodox Church was established in Egypt by Saint Mark the Apostle and Evangelist in 42 AD. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, which has been a distinct Christian body since the schism following the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD.
The Coptic Church has many contributions to Christianity, which include the oldest Catechetical School in the world (est 190AD), where leading scholars such as Clement and Origen contributed heavily to the development of theology. The Church is also the Cradle of Monasticism from which all Christian monastic life stems, either directly or indirectly.