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  • So are we saying that the proper ecclesiology of monastaries is for them to be annexed to the diocese and the diocesan bishop is the abbot?  If yes, then why doesn't this apply to ancient monasteries like St Antony, Scetis, St Mina, St Shenoute, etc…
  • Ex cathedra has multiple prerequisite conditions. Even if a RC pope says something in ex cathedra and it violates these conditions, it is not officially recognized as infallible. These conditions include1. He has to be RC pope (no one else)2. He has…
  • Let's take this opportunity to discuss ecclesiology.  Being from Boston, I can tell it is a great place to have a monastery.... However.... Monasteries in general seem to be an oddity in ecclesiology. They start out independent. Then sometimes they …
  • Bashandy, We cannot definitively say Sarkis made a grammatical mistake. It is just as likely that Sarkis, who was a unique multilinguist, intended to use common phrases known in the 14th century Middle Eastern world.  If you want to strictly follow …
  • Yes. They also have very strange grammar.
  • Upon reviewing the first sentence, the Coptic is not standard and a bit confusing. The presence of the initial alpha with the copula `nje in the same sentence is odd. It should either be A Petjyk `ebol `mpi`cmou tou Logou Pefiwt `i  or  Af`i `nje Pe…
  • I love it Mina. Your answers are getting shorter and sharper. Remember the 90's Nike commercial...."I wanna be like Mina."
  • First let me say, I really appreciate AN coming here and discussing this when he expressed he doesn't like this format. Thank you for not just bailing out simply because of that.  Second RO and AN in the same thread after all these years!!! I feel l…
  • In other words Daniel, the translation is wrong. The subject of the sentence is Petjek `ebol tou logou Pefiwt, which is a bilingual mix of Sahidic Coptic and Greek. Petjek ebol is Sahidic for the Perfect One. Tou is the Greek genitive or possessive …
  • Don't waste your time with this. The author of this page from Classical christianity is trying to claim we are not Orthodox and that St Cyril had a dyophysis theology when he used the term miaphysis. It is completely ridiculous.  Fr John McGunkin is…
  • AN and Haymonte Abew, if you're going to continue this conversation elsewhere, please let it be public and not private since I am learning from it also. Or if you do want to take it into private messaging through email, please report back with detai…
  • CopticApostate, 1. This is not about me and you. It is about a community that wants to grow in Coptic Orthodoxy. It's about God. If we are not learning, as Joshuaa said, we are wasting time. Since you have (1) abandoned the Coptic Orthodox community…
  • All of your comments above basically say "The Coptic Church is wrong and I would never do what the Coptic Church says or believes." I can go through each and everyone of your comments to show you how this is essentially what your posts say. You're n…
  • CopticApostate,"Coincidentally, I don't care about your lack of care either. Everyone is entitled to their opinion until they enforce it on others.  I don't care about changing the church's teachings and scriptures, that would imply that I am still …
  • You said "But we do know our prayers can be effective even for those in Hades", so I would like to ask how do we know that? Scriptures directly state it. The fathers spoke about it. All other churches believe there is some unfinished business in the…
  • Ophadece,"Yes those fathers are wrong. I can't show evidence for anything.. It is an issue of faith. Those fathers and St John of Damascus are wrong if they said what you and/or @minasoliman claim, but I cannot show how they are. "It's pretty presum…
  • Ophadece, I don't know how you concluded all this from what I wrote.   If you truly believe that the Church does not allow for postmortem salvation, then you have to prove the Church fathers mentioned in Mina's paper are wrong. You also have to prov…
  • Do you guys believe in post mortem salvation? Like St. John of Damascus? I don't know what St John of Damascus writes on postmortem salvation. You'll have to provide more information and references so we can answer your question properly. Whether o…
  • @ophadece,There needs to be clarification here. All salvation can only be through God the Trinity. No other false god can save believers or non believers. I cannot say a non-Christian God can save non-Christians. Let's make sure this is out of the w…
  • This is definitely another bot. Minatasgeel, please address it.
  • The bots are designed to mimic bad grammar so you don't think it's a bot. We get bots all the time trying to make accounts on this site. Bots are known to search the internet for email addresses and send out emails in normal language (or subpar lang…
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by Remnkemi July 2017
  • Someone who starts multiple accounts is either mentally unstable, a professional trouble maker or a bot. Seeing it moved to CopticApostate's subreddit's forum, it is most likely a bot. They pickup hyperlinks to other forums (especially if the url is…
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by Remnkemi July 2017
  • The official answer in the Orthodox Church is that we know where the Church is, we don't know where the Church isn't. We know Orthodoxy is the way of salvation. We cannot know if the non-Christian can or cannot be saved. The evidence from scripture …
  • Luckyluke, You need to speak to a Coptic bishop. Either Bishop Antonios Markos of South Africa or Bishop Boula of Western Africa or any of the US/Canada bishops (whoever is closest to you when you come to the US) I think once you explain your situat…
  • Studyandlearn, Let's continue discussing. You wrote:"My concern is not about the priests preforming the baptism, but with the church that allows the ordination of priests who clearly goes against the scriptures, its not a small issue since they are …
  • Part 2 "You already stated no one can have moral authority over anyone else's free will" You don't have moral authority, you can't force anyone to adhere to your moral standards by force (unless of course you're a parent or a politician, etc). If y…
  • Part 1   It never ceases to amaze me how you can take my words out of context then blow it out of proportion. You took a reasonable advice and went on implying I have no morals because I'm a non-believer. Very well then, I'll respond:   I didn't sa…
  • @CopticApostate"Exactly what I told you before. Prevention is better than cure. Don't make it more desirable by just saying "it's forbidden coz god says so". Stop it at the roots by showing WHY it is a bad choice. "Oh I definitely want to hear this.…
  • This might come out wrong, but if you have a problem with baptism done by a homosexual priest, you have bigger problems. It's a 4th century heresy called donatism. If the validity of a sacrament rested on the sanctity and sinlessness of the priest, …
  • You have to be careful by what "recognize each other's baptisms" means. Some will take it to imply a priest from one church an perform the baptism of the other rite. Some will take it to imply that we are baptized in the same faith but that faith is…