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« on: August 25, 2004, 09:59:48 AM »

I was just thinking the other day about this.  What kind of gifts are given between Copts for Nativity?  I suppose it's much different than Western EO Christmas, since we've been heavily influenced by culture and not just religion, and Coptic Christianity is much older than western tradition.  I'm just curious if there are any culturally unique aspects to Nativity, because I have quite a few Coptic professors, and it'd be nice to give them something next January.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 05:11:08 PM »

 I suppose it's much different than Western EO Christmas...  I'm just curious if there are any culturally unique aspects to Nativity

This is interesting. Maybe things are closer than you might think and the gifts would be the same?

The article claims that the Chalcedonian Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem begins Nativity celebrations in Jerusalem's Coptic churches. Does this sound right?

Following the procession Wednesday, Theophilos began Christmas ceremonies for Greek, Syrian and Coptic churches, leading prayers at the ancient Church of the Nativity.
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