Dec 23, 2012

Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria


The Church and Theology School in Alexandria was established by the Apostle Mark in 60AD. Most of the early converts were common Egyptians who spoke Coptic. Although Christians became the majority before the Arab invasion in 636, by the 12th century they were the minority. The concept of monasteries in Christianity was started by the Coptics in the deserts of Egypt. Currently, the Coptics are threatened by transitions in Egypt, let us pray for their safety.

photograph of St. Marks Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt.

reprinted from January 2011

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

All religions need to be able to coexist with each other, none forcing their beliefs on others.

There has been more than enough blood shed in the name of ________.

Frank

Anonymous said...

What's the fun of religion Frank if I can't feel that my way is, not just superior , but the only way?
Jeezzzz!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Actually, things are worse now than they were when you first published this piece, Michael. With its new Constitution," if it can be called that, religious discrimination will be lawful.

Anonymous said...

@5:21

What's the fun of religion...

Simply loving them anyway! Even if I feel they do not deserve it.

Hard as hell to do, but, worth trying anyway. After all I have not walked in their shoes so why should I expect them to have walked in mine.

Frank

michael molovinsky said...

@5:21 and frank, glad to host your observation to any post, but this blog does not encourage questions and chats between those who comment.