About our church

The word Copt is derived from the Greek word Aigyptos, which was, in turn, derived from "Hikaptah", one of the names for Memphis, the first capital of Ancient Egypt. The modern use of the term "Coptic" describes Egyptian Christians, as well as the last stage of the ancient Egyptian language script. Also, it describes the distinctive art and architecture that developed as an early expression of the new faith.

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http://www.coptic.net/EncyclopediaCoptica/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria