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I have spent 6 months with evangelical missionaries in Senegal and I know a little of the local culture, and how music and dance are part of the pagan religious culture, and therefore must surely be considered very cautiously when introducing Orthodoxy. On the other hand I must ask if Unworthy1 has attended Ethiopian liturgies and has seen how they are conducted, and has then witnessed the use of clapping and liturgical dance in extra-liturgical worship? In the Ethiopian tradition there is no clapping in the liturgy.
My main point is not the more minor issues of culture. It is the issue of who should be doing mission if the Coptic tradition is threatened by mission?If it is the BOC/FOC/etc then where is the support we need? And if it is the Coptic congregations then where is the inculturation that local enquirers and converts need?