Introduction to the Coptic Church
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the Christian church that was founded in Egypt. The Copts as the successors of the ancient Egyptians are defined as the modern sons of the Pharaohs. They played an essential role in the whole Christian world, especially during the first five centuries. Their religious background helped them to accept Christianity with eagerness and to enjoy its depth through their ascetic life, meditation and studying of the Holy Scripture.
The Copts are proud of the apostolicity of their church, whose founder is St. Mark, one of the seventy Apostles (Mark 10:10), and one of the four Evangelists. He is regarded by the Coptic hierarchy as the first of their unbroken 118 patriarchs, and also the first of a stream of Egyptian martyrs.
Introduction to the Coptic Orthodox ChurchBy Fr. Tadrous Malaty, Egypt, 1993. View selected chapters online:
- The Coptic Church as an Apostolic Church.
- The Coptic Church and Worship ( Part 1, Part 2 )
- The Coptic Church and Dogmas ( Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 )
Sacramental Rites in the Coptic Orthodox ChurchBy H.G. Bishop Mettaous
- Sacrament of Baptism
- Sacrament of Confirmation
- Sacrament of Repentance & Confession
- Sacrament of Holy Eucharist
- Sacrament of Unction of the Sick
- Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
- Sacrament of Priesthood
The Spirituality of the Rites of the Holy Liturgy in the Coptic Orthodox ChurchBy H.G. Bishop Mettaous
The Arab Conquest of Egypt And the Last Thirty Years of the Roman DominionBy Alrfed J. Butler
Dictionary of Church TermsBy Fr. Tadros Malaty
Books by H.H. Pope Shenouda IIIView Books
On the Revival of the Deacon RankDeacon Dr. Medhat R. Wassef