The Coptic Orthodox Church is an Apostolic Church because it is a living extension of the apostolic church without deviation. The Coptic Church is sometimes accused of exaggerated conservatism and refusal of concessions; however, the church is not stagnant or stolid but faithful and conservative, preserving the apostolic life, and desiring to offer the gift of faith in all its aspects throughout the ages.
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Coptic Church, Part I
Coptic Church, Part II: Birth of the Church
Coptic Church, Part III: The Birth of the Church
Coptic Church, Part IV: St Mark, the Apostle and Beholder of God
Coptic Church V: Successor's of St Mark the Apostle
Coptic Church VI: St. Demetrius, the Vinedresser