I am thinking of the areas where such an influence can be seen and has had a negative impact.
I am thinking so far of:
1. Music and worship
5. Order and Discipline
Another question is when and where pews and seats have been introduced into Coptic Orthodox churches. In the ancient West it was traditional for people to stand through the services and there were benches along the walls for the weak and infirm. I assumed this was the case in Egypt as well. But most of the images I have seen of Coptic Churches and those I know in the West all seem to have pews and seats. When and why did this take place?