Could someone tell me why women cannot be priests/bishops in the Coptic Church?
I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but I could not find the historical links on this site for this subject.
I understand that we are an apostolic orthodox church, and we follow still the laws given to Moses and the priesthood. That makes sense. No doubt, us as a Church, we have many reasons that prevent this (I am assuming the reasons I've mentioned are linked to the answer. If its incorrect, please let me know).
However, why would the Anglican Church , for example, decide to forbid women priests - they are not following any orthodox/spiritual practices whatsoever for this to be a blocking point for them