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Perhaps the most amazing, strong, and devout followers of Christ on the earth.Just as the Waldensians are the most persecuted of all protestant denominations, the Coptic Christians of Egypt are the most persecuted of ALL Christian denominations, period.
They were persecuted by the Western Church (early Roman Catholicism), abandoned by the Eastern Church, and eventually persecuted by the Muslims with heavy taxation, beatings, and martyrdom.The term “Pope” which was derived from the Greek word “Papa” or “Pappas” was not used until the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries to denote the premier Bishop or “Father” over all Bishops.The idea of an emerging, strong, and centrally governed church was taken even further by Augustine, a Bishop of Hippo.The Church was unified and each congregation was generally denoted by its geographic location. Today, there are active ecumenical efforts to arrive at a peaceful, harmonious co-relationship within the Body of Christ.Writings of Ignatius and Iraneus (Against Heresies) would begin to extol the Apostle Peter as the first Bishop of Rome and the preeminence of the Roman See over all other regions.John Hus, and others would be labeled “heretics” and would be martyred for their boldness.
To further assert authority over the masses the doctrine of Papal Infallibility would be added to this list of errors.
1794 Sent missionaries to Alaska, established first Orthodox Church in N America * 125 million Russian Orthodox today D.
Armenian Orthodox – Armenia adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD 1.
However, despite the prevalance of atheism and humanism in the UK, many may be surprised to know that having no faith can be a life or death matter around the world.
In thirteen countries, you can be sentenced to death for not having a faith: 1.
They come under heavy persecution and have had survive almost 1500 years of constant attack.