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Coptic Church opens in Michigan
« on: January 26, 2014, 04:46:41 PM »
http://www.freep.com/article/20140125/NEWS05/301250015/Egyptian-Coptic-church-detroit

A new Coptic Orthodox parish in Detroit, Michigan, will hold its first liturgy today.

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The Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church will be on the second floor of a building at the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies in Detroit near I-96 and Telegraph Road. It’s intended to attract Egyptian Orthodox Christians from western Wayne County and the Ann Arbor area.

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Re: Coptic Church opens in Michigan
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 04:49:28 PM »
http://www.freep.com/article/20140125/NEWS05/301250015/Egyptian-Coptic-church-detroit

A new Coptic Orthodox parish in Detroit, Michigan, will hold its first liturgy today.

From the article:
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The Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church will be on the second floor of a building at the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies in Detroit near I-96 and Telegraph Road. It’s intended to attract Egyptian Orthodox Christians from western Wayne County and the Ann Arbor area.

Nkice article, but a typical Gannett corporate newspaper. Apparently, they didn't get the news that Archbishop Nathaniel was no longer the OCA's acting head. It's only been what - six months or so? We have a Gannett paper here, it is awful.

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Re: Coptic Church opens in Michigan
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 05:28:00 PM »
http://www.freep.com/article/20140125/NEWS05/301250015/Egyptian-Coptic-church-detroit

A new Coptic Orthodox parish in Detroit, Michigan, will hold its first liturgy today.

From the article:
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The Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church will be on the second floor of a building at the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies in Detroit near I-96 and Telegraph Road. It’s intended to attract Egyptian Orthodox Christians from western Wayne County and the Ann Arbor area.

Nkice article, but a typical Gannett corporate newspaper. Apparently, they didn't get the news that Archbishop Nathaniel was no longer the OCA's acting head. It's only been what - six months or so? We have a Gannett paper here, it is awful.

Gannett papers tend to have a few heavy hitters and burn through lower level reporters pretty quickly (though in fairness, that's most newsrooms these days). I am willing to bet that the reporter in question was told by the Copts that Nathaniel was the head of the OCA and just repeated it. Not saying it's acceptable, but when you're writing with a "digital first" deadline mentality, you might cut a few corners.
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Re: Coptic Church opens in Michigan
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 06:20:20 PM »
http://www.freep.com/article/20140125/NEWS05/301250015/Egyptian-Coptic-church-detroit

A new Coptic Orthodox parish in Detroit, Michigan, will hold its first liturgy today.

From the article:
Quote
The Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church will be on the second floor of a building at the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies in Detroit near I-96 and Telegraph Road. It’s intended to attract Egyptian Orthodox Christians from western Wayne County and the Ann Arbor area.


Nkice article, but a typical Gannett corporate newspaper. Apparently, they didn't get the news that Archbishop Nathaniel was no longer the OCA's acting head. It's only been what - six months or so? We have a Gannett paper here, it is awful.

Gannett papers tend to have a few heavy hitters and burn through lower level reporters pretty quickly (though in fairness, that's most newsrooms these days). I am willing to bet that the reporter in question was told by the Copts that Nathaniel was the head of the OCA and just repeated it. Not saying it's acceptable, but when you're writing with a "digital first" deadline mentality, you might cut a few corners.

What's said is that in mid sized markets which used to have community owned papers which sold out to Gannett, there used to be a collective community memory within the paper. Nowadays, no such memory exists so that no one reports on the passing of a long time community figure, no one remembers the prior political dispute over the same issue twenty years ago, crime reporting is simplistic and so on. Ours still has two good education writers, but that is it.

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Re: Coptic Church opens in Michigan
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 10:25:40 PM »
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Re: Coptic Church opens in Michigan
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 08:26:19 PM »
http://www.freep.com/article/20140125/NEWS05/301250015/Egyptian-Coptic-church-detroit

A new Coptic Orthodox parish in Detroit, Michigan, will hold its first liturgy today.

From the article:
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The Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church will be on the second floor of a building at the St. Andrew House Center for Orthodox Christian Studies in Detroit near I-96 and Telegraph Road. It’s intended to attract Egyptian Orthodox Christians from western Wayne County and the Ann Arbor area.

Man, such an inaccurate article :-). Glad to hear of another Coptic Orthodox church in metro Detroit! And a relatively new Ethiopian Orthodox parish in Lansing too. Thank God :-).
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