How does the EOC's view of the Nestorian church compare with Coptic? Catholic?
The reason I ask is because I have read that the EOC claims 4 of the original 5 patriarchates (antioch, constantinople, alexandria and jerusalem). It seems you replaced the coptic and syrian patriarchs, but refuse to replace the Roman. Its as if you see the Catholic Church as being more valid than the Coptic. Or as if you group, Coptic, Nestorian and Arian together.
Also, I was reading the history of chalcedon and it says that the church excomunicated Dioscorus. It didnt say that he excommunicated all of the Coptic bishops. How then is the Coptic church separated from the EOC? Shouldnt they still be united. Do the anathemas apply to successive genereations?
I will especially appreciate any answer from a clergyman.