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October 20, 2017


The Palette of King Narmer, from Hierakonpolis, Egypt, Predynastic, c. 3000-2920 BC and a Coptic icon of St. Mark by Fadi Hany

The Copts should be careful not to start their history with St. Mark, for their history is longer than that and goes back in time several thousand years before the arrival of St. Mark in Alexandria in AD 48. There is no doubt that with the Christianisation of Egypt, a new great epoch for the Copts started, an epoch in which the nation flourished religious and culturally; awoke to a new and richer self-identity and self-consciousness; and reappeared on the world theater, after a thousand years of dormancy, as an active actor in enriching world’s culture and civilisation. But our history goes back to the times of the Pharaohs, and of these, too, we are proud. While the history of the Coptic Church starts with St. Mark, the history of the nation starts with the first appearance of civilisation in the Nile Valley.

Copts must study their history in its totality, and with the same zeal.For a Copt to understand himself, and to learn lessons from his past, he must back to the beginning of his history, several thousand years before Christ.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Emad permalink
    October 23, 2017 2:25 am

    i totally agree with you that learning the history of the church doesn’t represent the nation

  2. Emad permalink
    October 23, 2017 2:40 am

    when you start you history with the first century AD then you will give the opportunity to history Counterfeiters to claim that you are not the real descender of those pharaohs and the copts were brought to Egypt in that period because you don’t know about your past that extends to 5000 years before Christ and Christianity and on the other hand you will let some deceivers to come and claim that they are the ones who are the real defenders of the ancient Egyptian nation just because they know better about the history of Egypt while you the real land and culture owner know nothing about your past and only linking your self in the history through Christianity bridge

  3. Pshek permalink
    July 28, 2018 1:17 am

    Great post. Follow the example of Assyrians, another nation conquered by Arabs who are proud of Ashurbanipal and their ancient history!

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