Marduk,I don't know where the "proselytism" comment came from. The OP clearly stated he wanted to join the Oriental Orthodox communion, and I was only concerned that he should not deprive himself of the Body and Blood of Christ. Your legalism is strange to behold.
I really hope you are not trying to proselytize here. You are an apostate from the Coptic Orthodox Church and really no longer represent that Church or its people. You really can only speak here as a Catholic. I'd appreciate it if you refrain from suggesting to our posters that they go to a Catholic Church. Thanks.[/color]
And you don't know what you are talking about. I am not an apostate. An apostate is one who has renounced his belief in Christ. I am well aware of your antagonism towards me ever since I once stated that the IC was a theologoumenon in the Armenian Church because you were ignorant of what the term "theologoumenon" meant. And I can represent my Coptic Tradition well enough, thank you, without your judgmental antagonism, at the very least in those things which we share with the Catholic Church, which is a lot.
The Armenians share far more. Like a rejection of the IC as an acceptable "theologoumenon," a term neither Copts, nor Armenians use.
I'm not sure you represent the tradition of the Copts in submission to the Vatican, with you byzantinisms (like theologoumen) and latnizations (like the IC), all that well, let alone the Orthodox Coptic Tradition, which the OP was/is seeking.
An apostate is anyone who forsakes his religion. You were baptized in the Coptic Orthodox Church-so you tell us-and you have forsaken it-you call it "translation," but you lost a lot in the translation.
The Orthodox, OO and EO, do not share the Vatican's kumbaya eucharist theology, so from the OO point of view, certainly the EO point of view, he wouldn't be deprived of anything, since he isn't yet a member of Chrit's Body His Church.
And the Orthodox Church is the Catholic
Church. One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church.