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