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Actually they don't; it is derived from Egyptian culture, not necessarily Christian Coptic. The Coptic Church does infant baptism as a sign of the covenant, and you should know that the Coptic Church holds to the view that the Church is the New Israel.


The Orthodox Churches excommunicated the Roman Catholic Church (and vice versa) in 1054. The reasons are in [this])) question. There are "Uniate" Orthodox churches that follow Orthodoxic liturgies but report to the Pope.


From Clergy | oca.org (Orthodox Church in America), the rector is appointed by the Diocesan Bishop and cannot leave his parish without the permission of the Bishop. Below is the entire section: At the head of the parish is its Rector. According to the teachings of the Church, he is the spiritual father and teacher of his flock and the celebrant of ...


The following answer is from: Encyclical Letter of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America on Marriage - The Orthodox Church in America. The Orthodox Church teaching on marriage is: The perfect marriage can only be one, single and unique. The prototype of marriage, the unity between Christ and His Church, excludes multiple ...


We know with certitude by faith, because all matters of certitude in the Christian life must exist in that realm. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Yes this idea is found in Western Protestantism. You can find a (fictitious) example described in C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, where the senior devil is advising the junior tempter that "every time your subject shows real humility, show him that fact, and do your best to make him proud of having achieved it".


The EWTN (catholic) expert Q&A contains this post on the subject: The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines these three sins against the faith in this way: 2089 Incredulity is the neglect of revealed truth or the willful refusal to assent to it. "Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with ...

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