I know we have been discussing lately the rise of protestantism in our Church, but there is also the fact that Copts go to Protestant Churches which needs to be addressed.
I came across this article that may shed some light as to why this is happening:http://continentalnews.net/christian-news/egypt-christian-news/learning-to-trust-a-young-egyptian-shares-her-faith-in-christ-6390.html
The Coptic Orthodox Christian in this report explains why she goes to the protestant Churches.
She feels that our Church is just "rules" and too "rigid" that take us from the relationship we need with Christ.
What do you all feel about that? Is this true? Does what she is saying hold any truth?
I can agree that we may not allow personal prayer time in our liturgy. Its all Priest-Congregation-Priest-Congregation-Deacon responses - one after the other. I don't even think we have enough time to actually worship the Body of Christ IN the Liturgy. Although we can bow and worship the Holy Body and Blood, I think this most intimate part just goes very fast indeed.
I can relate to her need for personal growth or relationship with Christ, but I am hesitant and very cautious of the way she intends to achieve it.