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« on: August 29, 2010, 08:19:30 PM »

Hi all -

I've been reading several posts on Orthodox conversion...I'm extremely happy and excited that I stumbled upon this site.

I'm considering the Coptic church to centre my faith around as I find several aspects of it appealing and a sort of calling, if you will....does anyone have any suggestions or guidance they can offer?
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 08:34:02 PM »

Perhaps more could be said if you explain why you are interested in the Coptic church?
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 08:51:52 PM »

Hi all -

I've been reading several posts on Orthodox conversion...I'm extremely happy and excited that I stumbled upon this site.

I'm considering the Coptic church to centre my faith around as I find several aspects of it appealing and a sort of calling, if you will....does anyone have any suggestions or guidance they can offer?

Give the priest of the Church a call, or visit the church and see if you can get in contact with anyone there and let them know you're interested.

Are you in the US?  Because you can find out the contact information of the Church by typing your Zip Code at the bottom of this website:

http://www.copticchurch.net
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 02:11:54 AM »

Welcome to the forum, LauraRuth!

As Mina said, you should contact a priest or just go and visit a church.  One thing that is great about Coptic parishes is that they tend to have really great bookstores, so if you want to do some reading about the Coptic Church, you'll be able to find some materials there. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 09:17:54 AM »

Laura Ruth ,

For Coptic specific questions, May I recommend that you go directly to our Oriental Orthodox Discussion Forum that is moderated by Salpy . You will get many more responses there from members of the Oriental Orthodox churches. I have found it to be the place to go to learn more and get direct answers about the Coptic and other Oriental Orthodox Church beliefs. Salpy, Mina, and others who post there provide excellent resources , as well as, correct citations from leading Oriental Orthodox theologians and leaders.

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 03:41:26 AM »

As the Coptic Church finds itself separated from the Orthodox Church as at the time of the 4th Ecumenical Council, I would recommend you take a serious study of the facts revolving the Coptic Church's separation from Orthodoxy before you make a final decision in converting to the Coptic Church. A good place for you to start is the series of articles on Coptic Christianity published on pravmir.ru by a young Egyptian man who belonged to the Coptic Church in Egypt, yet converted to Orthodoxy. His perspective is especially interesting in that, as I mentioned, he grew up as a Copt in Egypt and has an insiders take on the matter.

http://www.pravmir.com/article_946.html

Hope this helps,
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