04 December 2020 04:28 AM

Egyptian church through ages

Thursday، 23 January 2020 - 11:55 AM

The Coptic Church was built on teachings of St. Mark, who preached Christianity in Egypt, during the reign of the Roman ruler Neron in the first century, about twenty years after Christ’s ascension.

St. Mark is one of the evangelists who wrote the first Gospel.

The Coptic Church, now more than nineteen centuries old, was the emplacement of many prophecies in the Old Testament.

Isaiah the prophet said in chapter 19 verse 19: "In that day there will prove to be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Jehovah beside its boundary".

The Coptic Church regards itself as a strong defender of the Christian faith, and that the Council of Nicea’s law, approved by the Churches in whole world, was written by one of the great Coptic Church sons: Pope Athanasius, Pope of Alexandria, who had been in rule for 46 years from 327 to 373.

Egypt's statue is well-preserved in this regard, as it was the place where the Holy Family fled to escape from Herod.

The Coptic Church has a lot of contributions in Christianity, it played mail role in Christian theology, specially to protect it from Gnostic heresies.

The church protected thousands of texts, theological and biblical studies, which are important sources of archeology.

The Bible was translated into the Coptic language in the second century, hundreds of writers used to copy many copies of Scriptural, ritual and theological books.

Now, libraries, museums and universities around the world Collected hundreds of thousands of Coptic manuscripts.

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