Coptic Christians, 5 things to know – Aleteia

With the news of the terrible bombing during Divine Liturgy in a Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo, December 11, 2016, attention is being drawn again to the sufferings of Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Who are these Coptic Christians? What do we share with them?

Source: Coptic Christians, 5 things to know – Aleteia

As I have commented here and elsewhere, not only are Coptic Christians a beleaguered and persecuted minority faith, but Copts themselves are a beleaguered and persecuted ethnic minority – the last of the true (ancient) Egyptians: most of those called “Egyptians” today, Copts excluded, are actually Arabic immigrants who entered Egypt in the years (decades, centuries…) following the Islamic invasion and subjugation of the Christian civilization that had grown and flourished there. Copts are the remnants, not only of the early Egyptian Christians, but of the people of the Pharoahs, the last survivors of an ancient and iconic civilization.

For more information on this ancient people, see the linked article.

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Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which out techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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