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  Coptic Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coptic Catholic Church is an Alexandrian Rite church sui juris particular Church in full communion with the Pope of Rome.
Historically, Coptic Catholics represent a schism from the Coptic Orthodox Church, leaving that church to come under the jurisdiction of the Vatican.
The current Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria is Archbishop Antonios Naguib.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coptic_Catholic_Church   (98 words)

 Copt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coptic itself is derived from the Greek word Αἰγύπτιος, aiguptios: "Egyptian", from Αἰγύπτος, aiguptos: "Egypt".
Coptic has become a contemporary reference pertaining to Egyptian Christianity (particularly the Orthodox branch), its culture, and its followers, who previously included Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians before the separation of their churches.
It also refers to the last phase of the Egyptian language and its written alphabet which are still employed by the Coptic Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Copts   (901 words)

 Church of Alexandria (Coptic) - OrthodoxWiki
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the portion of the Church of Alexandria which broke from the Byzantine churches in the wake of the Fourth Ecumenical Council in Chalcedon in 451.
The church is one of the Oriental Orthodox churches.
The Coptic Church regarded that the ousting of Pope Dioscorus of Alexandria in the council of Chalcedon was in part due to the rivalry between the Bishops of Alexandria and Rome.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Church_of_Alexandria_(Coptic)   (2510 words)

 Chronology of Catholic Dioceses: The Coptic Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses: The Coptic Catholic Church
A formal union between the Catholic and the Coptic Orthodox Churches took place with the signing of the document «Cantate Domino» by a Coptic delegation at the Council of Florence on 4 February 1442.
In 1741 a Coptic bishop in Jerusalem, Amba Athanasius, became a Catholic.
www.katolsk.no /utenriks/kronologi/orient_coptic.htm   (519 words)

 Crisis Magazine
According to the Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, the Catholic Church is understood to be “a corporate body of Churches,” united with the bishop of Rome, who serves as the guardian of unity.
In 1895, Pope Leo XIII of Rome reestablished the patriarchate of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church.
In response, Constantinople excommunicated the Catholic patriarch and appointed a Greek as the Orthodox patriarch of Antioch.
www.crisismagazine.com /julaug2005/feature1.htm   (5123 words)

 CUF.org :: Catholics United for the Faith
In 506, the Armenian bishops formally rejected the Christological definitions of the Council of Chalcedon (451), and thus the Armenian Apostolic Church was born.
Catholic missionary activity began in 1856, and Pope Saint Pius X appointed a bishop for the Church in 1911.
The archbishop of the Pittsburgh metropolitan is Archbishop Basil Myron Schott, O.F.M. (born 1939, appointed 2002).
www.cuf.org /Faithfacts/details_view.asp?ffID=177   (3388 words)

 Coptic Catholic Church
Semi-autonomous Christian church in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, through the affiliation with the Eastern Rite.
Historically, several centuries before a branch of the Coptic church joined the Catholic church, there were Roman Catholics in Egypt.
These had importance for the eventual conversion of the Coptic Catholic group, as they were a bridge to many groups and individuals in the Coptic community as a whole.
i-cias.com /e.o/coptic_cath.htm   (341 words)

 Coptic Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These had importance for the eventual conversion of the church, as they were a bridge to many groups and individuals in the Coptic church.
There are no monasteries in the Coptic Catholic Church, in stark contrast to the Coptic Orthodox Church, as well as the Roman Catholic Church.
1893: 10 churches are given to the Coptic Catholics by the Franciscans in Egypt.
www.lanceasanctum.com /coptic.htm   (292 words)

 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - "one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church"
The distinctions of Rites in the Church are unnecessary.
The Catholic Church is a communion of 24 Churches.
The Catholic church is composed of many flavors, but all have unity in faith (if they didn't they would be heretics) and unity in communion (schismatics).
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?t=3201   (1139 words)

 Catholic World News : Pope Supports Dialogue with Egyptian Copts
The Coptic Catholic Church, an Eastern-rite communion, traces her roots to St. Mark the apostle.
This Church is distinct from the Coptic [Orthodox] Church, which is not currently in communion with Rome; the latter counts 3.9 million faithful.
In his message to the Coptic Catholic bishops, the Pope called upon all Christians to work with Muslims toward the establishment of a peaceful and unified society.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=5319   (285 words)

 + The National Catholic Apostoli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The only tie between these independent Churches was their participation in Church Councils, which were regional or international meetings of bishops to discuss matters of faith and morals, the most important of which have become known as the Great or Ecumenical Councils.
The NCAC is a true and valid Catholic and Apostolic Church that holds to the faith and tenets of Catholicism, and strives to bring Christ's message of salvation and healing to all humanity.
Our Church is a return to the apostolic Catholicism of the early centuries of the Church when more concern was given for the salvation of its members and not political intrigue.
www.catholicshaveachoice.com   (1245 words)

 Relations Between the Catholic Church and Ancient Churches of the East
On the road to arriving at her full visibility, the unity of the Church is being constructed at three levels: faith, the sacraments and the institutions.
Despite certain differences in terminology that had caused misunderstandings and even deep-seated doctrinal disagreements, the qualified Authorities of the Catholic Church and the Churches known as Pre-Chalcedonian were able to declare their full communion in faith in Jesus Christ, who is perfect in his divinity and in his humanity.
By keeping in mind the importance of the ecclesiology of communion, which is the basis of the rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the Ancient Churches of the East, the decision was made to give priority to the study of and dialogue on such an issue.
www.ewtn.com /library/CURIA/PCCUCHES.HTM   (1370 words)

 Catholic World News : New Coptic Catholic Patriarch chosen
Meeting in Cairo, the Coptic Synod of Bishops chose Bishop Antonios Naguib as the new Patriarch of Alexandria.
Patriarch Antonios Naguib was born in Egypt in 1935 and ordained to the Coptic Catholic priesthood in 1960.
The election of the new Coptic Patriarch was announced by the Vatican press office on April 3.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=43344   (200 words)

 The Liberal Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Liberal Catholic Church is a ceremonial church; adhering to a ritual that is believed to be the closest as is humanly possible to the original form as Jesus had wanted it to be.
The Liberal Catholic Church is one of thirty or more Catholic Churches in the world, which are independent of Rome, such as the Greek Orthodox, Coptic, Old Catholic, etc. She teaches the Christianity of the Christ and administers the seven Sacraments, which are regarded as channels of His blessing.
She is a church wherein there is intellectual and religious freedom and a natural balance between ceremonial worship, devotional aspiration, scientific and mystic thought.
www.lcc.cc /tlc/thelcc.htm   (505 words)

 John Paul II Held Unique Place in Mideast
The pope's death "is a big loss for the Catholic Church and the Islamic world," said Sheik Sayed Tantawi, the head of Egypt's Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious center of learning.
While Maronite Catholics in Lebanon and Egypt's Coptic Catholic Church follow the pope, most in the region -- like the Eastern Orthodox, non-Catholic Armenians and the main Egyptian Coptic Orthodox church -- have their own hierarchy and do not recognize the pope's supremacy.
The Greek Catholic archbishop in Damascus, Isidore Battikha, said the pope was familiar with eastern churches because they were represented in Poland, John Paul's homeland.
www.aina.org /news/20050405104405.htm   (734 words)

 Eastern Catholic Churches
With the exception of the Maronite Church, the Eastern Catholic Churches were formed when Christians who had been members of Eastern churches which had cut ties with the Holy See, once again sought reunion with Rome.
The largest Eastern Christian Church which is not in union with the Bishop of Rome is commonly called the Eastern Orthodox Church.
For example, there is a Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a Ukrainian Catholic Church; the former is not in union with Rome while the latter is. Sharing the same heritage, one group is Orthodox, the other is Catholic.
www.nativityukr.org /who_we_are/easterncc.html   (259 words)

 Catholic Answers Forums - Orthodox Converts?
Likewise, as a Latin Catholic I am to attend Eastern Catholic Liturgies where possible, if my only other option is a schismatic Latin service (which has been the case for me, and is the reason I attended the Maronite Liturgy for some time).
After all, there is absolutely nothing prohibiting you (from the Catholic side, anyway) from participating in an Orthodox Liturgy assuming that you maintain Sacramental Communion with the Catholic Church.
I my present circumstances, when there is no local Coptic Catholic Church, I go to a the nearest Latin Catholic mission (preferably a reverent and beautiful Latin Mass) to receive the Body and Blood; then I would go to the local Coptic Orthodox church to satisfy my longing for Divine Liturgy (without communicating).
forums.catholic.com /showthread.php?t=90941   (2827 words)

 Egyptian government openly discriminates the Christians of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The same day he prayed in his new church, a policeman's car was seen pushing the priest's car into the (Ibrahimayah lake around noon time) when the priest was on his way home after the prayer.
Just like that he was killed and the Patriarch did not speak a word of dissatisfaction even though the local bishop and priests knew of his argument with the local policemen and the death threats he received since the argument.
The Catholic school also did not have a single Muslim student and since it is a private school, it should have the rights to make up its own schedule including its days off.
www.copts.net /detail.asp?id=167   (706 words)

 News - Vatian - Catholic World Report - March 2001
Ignace Moussa I Daoud is the prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches.
Varkey Vithayathil of Ernakulam-Angamalay, India, is the ranking prelate of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church in Ireland is an all-island body which ignores the artificially created border between the Republic of Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland.
www.catholic.net /rcc/Periodicals/Igpress/2001-03/vatican.html   (1390 words)

 et - Full Story
However, Ermia insists that the Church’s stance, made official by the Holy Senate meeting, is not binding on the Coptic faithful.
The Orthodox Church’s endorsement of Mubarak coincided with the suspension of a Coptic priest serving at St. Mary’s Church for his vehement criticism of the government.
Aziz insists that he is not opposing the Coptic religious establishment, but the “sectarian” government which must have pressured the Church to punish him.
www.egypttoday.com /article.aspx?ArticleID=5673   (2446 words)

The Eastern Catholic Churches refer to those Churches that developed in the eastern half of the Roman Empire, including those communities that derived from them, and are in communion with Rome.
The Coptic Catholic Church in Ethiopia and Eritrea
The Ethiopian (and Eritrean) Catholic Church follows the ancient Coptic rite of Alexandria and is under the jurisdiction of the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria.
maryourmother.net /Eastern.html   (4636 words)

 Parishes, Dioceses, Archdioceses, Patriarchates
Maronite Patriarchate of Antioch (the Maronite Catholic Church)
Patriarchate of Sis, or Cilicia (the Armenian Catholic Church)
The chief church of a diocese, or "the Bishop's church," is called a "cathedral," from the word "cathedra," meaning "throne," because it is there where the Bishop has his seat and it is nearby where he resides.
www.fisheaters.com /geography.html   (522 words)

 Who are the Eastern Christians?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first millennium of Western Christian history, however, was greatly occupied with the Latin Church's relations with the ancient Churches of the East, especially the Imperial Patriarchate of Constantinople, the New Rome.
The Armenian Apostolic Church, the Coptic, Ethiopian and Syrian Orthodox Churches and the ancient Orthodox of South India are all members of this group, and generally in communion with each other.
Eastern Catholics accept the full dogma of the Roman Catholic Church as expounded by the twenty-one Councils it recognizes as Ecumenical and in certain Papal pronouncements.
www.arimathea.co.uk /whoare.htm   (772 words)

 Links and Resources
The Belarussian Byzantine Catholic Church is cautiously emerging from the shadows of suppression in a difficult political environment.
Catholic Church and the Byzantine Catholic Church in the Former Yugoslavia:
If you are unfamiliar with the Eastern Catholic Churches in general and are unaware of their geographic breadth, a short virtual trip around the globe may be in order.
rumkatkilise.org /links.htm   (3254 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Praising the Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Egypt's 400,000 Catholics are divided among descendants of Levantine Maronite families who settled in Egypt in the 18th and 19th centuries, and adherents of the Coptic Catholic Church which is headed by the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Stephanos II Ghattas.
The Coptic Catholic Church, which numbers 250,000 members, was founded in the 17th century by Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries, and was first allowed to build churches in Egypt by the Ottoman authorities in 1829.
Memorial services have already been planned in Roman Catholic churches across the country, including Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in central Cairo, the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Maadi and the Sacred Heart Convent and School in Alexandria.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2005/737/eg4.htm   (499 words)

 Eastern Rite Catholic - OrthodoxWiki
The Eastern Rite Catholic Churches are churches that follow the ancient liturgical traditions of the East, while being in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and placing themselves under the ultimate authority of the Bishop of Rome.
The history of each Eastern Rite Catholic church is unique, some having sided with Rome at the time of the Great Schism and some being joined to Rome after that time.
Eastern Catholic Churches with Counterparts in Non-Catholic Churches
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Eastern_Rite_Catholic   (305 words)

 The Other Catholics: A Short Guide to the Eastern Catholic Churches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern Catholic Churches in the U.S. Mar Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch and Pope JPII
There are in fact many Catholics whose spiritual, liturgical, historical, even disciplinary Traditions are closer to the Eastern Traditions of the Church and to the Eastern origins of Christianity.
Salim has explored how this Eastern Church, which has never separated from communion with the Sea of Rome, is attempting to renew itself in light of its proper sources and after the Second Vatican Council.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-religion/1438500/posts   (6835 words)

As was said before, We of The Byzantine Catholic Church, Inc.(Independent Jurisdiction) are NOT Roman Catholic,and we are Not ANTI-Roman Catholic either.
The Byzantine Catholic Church, Inc.(Independent Jurisdiction) was Incorporated in 1964 as a non-profit jurisdiction and reformed in 1965.
Was Consecrated Bishop for The Byzantine Catholic Church, Inc (Independent Jurisdiction) on Oct.22,2002 by His Holiness, Mar +Markus I, Patriarch.
netministries.org /see/churches/ch02254   (1160 words)

 Angeles Ca Catholic Church Los   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Catholic parish of St. Augustine has served the West Los Angeles area for over 75 years, with a parish community that includes more than 3,000 families.
A Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...
Mary's Church established in 1982 is located in Whittier in Los Angeles county, California, and is a parish in the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America and Canada.
www.hermosabeachcoc.com /HBCOCTEWEB/1/church46.html   (602 words)

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