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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.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.
D., this church flourished under the authority of the Eastern Church (later to become the Eastern Orthodox church in 1054).
The Orthodox Church is not a Protestant Church at all.
It began as simple a geo-political region of the existing worldwide church (latin term "catholic" not to be confused with "Roman Catholic"). Non-Chalcedonians – Egypt, Syria, Armenia, Mesopotamia a.
The Orthodox Church became its own distinctentity as a result of the following events which occurred over the course of about 700 years: A. Christ unified in His nature and subsequent person. Pope Leo IX – Pope of Catholic Church – fought against Normans in 1052 taken captive 1. Sent legate Cardinal Humbert to give evidence from Constantine’s “donatio” that Rome held primal papacy. Cardinal Humbert laid Papal Bull of Excommunication on altar of Hagia Sophia B.
Michael Cerularius – Archbishop of Constantinople 1. Refused Popes envoy demanding his recognition of the supremacy of Rome 3.