Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

I happened upon this goldmine during one afternoon of scouring the internet for some suitable sunday school resources. I've mentioned it to a couple people who wanted the link, so here it is. It's a treasure. So incredibly thorough. I spoke with Fr. about using it, and he assured me that at this level, we are in agreeance with the Copts. They don't hold with any of the Ecumenical councils past the 4th, but other than that, it's fine. Phil actually told me a fascinating story as to why the Copts have become so proficient in educating themselves in regards to their faith; in a condensed version: the Presbyterian missionaries to Egypt forced them to give an answer for what they believed. Much to our benefit, the Coptic church in the US have put all of their resources on their website, free for download and personal or church use.

1 comment:

cathedral dweller said...

i've gone to one of the Coptic Churches here in Ottawa a number of times and I have always been asbsolutely amazed at the way in which they have equipped themselves to address a world that fights against them. they are absolutely amazing at educating the faithful.

we could stand to take some notes from them.