I've got a problem. One of my close friends is Greek Orthodox. Unfortunately, he dosen't attend church as one parent refuses the idea of church totally and he only goes on New Year's and Christmas. he wanted to come to the Coptic orthodox church to see it and to revive his spiritual life. I invited him to an excursion at the church, he asked his mum and she refused. Her reason is that he is Greek Orthodox and i'm coptic orthoodx, she is afraid that he will drift from his home church. I wrote to her saying, that the Coptic Pope and the Greek Pope in Egypt have signed an agreement of the ONE faith and have allowed inter-marriages, which proves that we are essentialy the same. She was convinced, but at the last minute she changed her mind. This friend is eager to come to the church, but his mother won't allow him.
Is there any evidence that i can prove to her that we are the same, but diffrent families?
Is there evidence that we are of the same faith, and we are very similiar?
What can i do to bring him to church?
I ask that if Orthodx11 can help me, and any other Greek orthodox person can help me, It will be appreciated.
Thank you for your help,
pray for my weakness,