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4. catholics who join orthodox churches are chrismated, not rebaptised, so the sacrements are considered valid. we just disagree with a few teachings (immaculate conception of mary, purgatory (although we do pray for the dead) and papal infallibility being the main ones).so we don't allow orthodox people to take holy communion in a catholic church except in special occasions (catholic/orthodox marriages, for example).
Posted by: Father Peter« on: June 23, 2012, 11:48:55 AM » Insert QuoteIt is not possible to convert to the Coptic Orthodox Church, it is only possible to convert to the Orthodox Church of Christ.There are not many churches, there is only one Orthodox Church. It is important to always insist on this.
Re: question of an outsider of orthodoxy« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012, 02:45:03 PM »QuoteQuote from: irishpilgrim on June 23, 2012, 11:18:04 AMI don't know if there is still confusion in the Coptic Church over rebaptism of Catholics. Before I was rebaptized in 1996, there was some local confusion in Southern U.S. (and probably in other localities). I was told by my bishop that this was necessary because of the erratic nature of Catholic baptisms, rites and beliefs.Thanks for your time, but, about this topic, one of my questions was: What´s the official point of view about catholic sacraments of coptic church? (His Holiness Pope Shenouda III was the president of the ecumenical council of churches)
"Striving to increase the degree of my fasting is beneficial in every way. I didn't think that I could live out the day without bacon and eggs for breakfast. Fasting made me learn that I'm better off in every way if I never eat another bacon or egg, etc, etc. Foul and injera, is the staff of life, and fasting."Well, I dont need any rule of fasting for not having breakfast and not eating bacon and eggs, but the aim of fasting is not striving of lacking of a king of food, but the purpose of the increasing of spirituality, at least that i understood reading the book "the spirituality of fasting" of His Holiness Shenouda III
If a catholic, or a anglican, converts to orthodoxy, what branch of orthodoxy should he choose? myaphysite, chalcedonian, or any of both? In a focused branch, what specific patriarchade?
What´s the canon of the coptic church?
What´s the official point of view about catholic sacraments of coptic church (His Holiness Pope Shenouda III was the president of the ecumenical council of churches)
Do no the hardcore coptic rules of fasting worth only to segregate "chosen" people of heathens, or also to increase the faith and love for God´s rules?
Coptic priests have the duty to be married?
What is the mood in coptic services? is it inspirating, or maybe sometimes boring? (as many times in roman catholic eucharist?