What Does Coptic Means?


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Coptic is referred to for the Coptic Church; the chief or major Christian community in Egypt. The community strength lies between 6-7 million. The name Coptic is a Greek word derived from the Greek word signaling Egyptians.

Coptic represents the national character of this very old church, which goes way back to the origin of Christianity. This was while the Christian church was worn out by the controversies in the 5th century on the identity of the Christ. At this time most of the Egyptians with the Monophysite party which apprehended that Christ has one nature. This was the time when the name Coptic emerged.

Coptic is at times used inappropriately to refer to the Ethiopian church. The Coptic Church is headed by the patriarch and the pope of Alexandria, Pentapolis and Ethiopia.

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