How is the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch elected?

Can you guys explain to me the process, requirements,etc.


  • I'm not sure about the requirements but I can give you the short answer for the process.
    For two days before the selection day, a liturgy will be held asking for the Holy Spirit to bless the future pope and help the church. On the selection day (day 3) a liturgy will be held with a glass bowl with the 3 final candidates on the altar. At the conclusion of the liturgy, a young child is blindfolded and brought to the bowl. The child draws a name and that is the name of the new Patriarch.
    The ordination rites are in the Coptic Reader app made by the South US Diocese under "Special>Consecrations>Ordinations>Patriarch"
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