“We should stop using Coptic in the Coptic Church,” is what I’ve been hearing these days by many. How did we get to this point? Should we stop using the Coptic language in the Coptic Church in the diaspora? Recently His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and previously the late Pope Shenouda III seemed to express support for adapting to new cultures to include allowing no use of the Coptic language (see videos below). I’m curious to get your thoughts.
After decades in this country, Egyptians living in America have become accustomed to pronouncing many words and names within the Coptic Church in a manner that is foreign to most English speakers. Previously I provided a list of 8 Words in English We Copts Mispronounce. Here are 10 more: Continue reading →