I am a Catholic but am beginning to explore the more traditional Christian communities and am especially interested in the Coptic Orthodox Church.
So, I want to attend a Coptic mass but I figure I should ask here first if there is anything I need to know now so I don't embarrass myself there (I've had non-Catholic friends come to Catholic mass w/ me and get very confused by ... everything).
From what I've gathered, men and women sit separately (men on the left?) and mass is 3 hours. Is it normally in Arabic? Coptic? English?
How does one dress for Coptic mass? Suits and ties? Do people normally bring anything?
Thanks so much - I'll let y'all know how it goes.