Eutyches and the Oriental Orthodox tradition

By Fr. Peter Farrington – St. George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK. The Oriental Orthodox communion has been regularly and routinely accused of following the teaching of Eutyches, the controversial archimandrite of Constantinople. Historical sources, such as the Catholic Encyclopaedia, conflate the teaching of Eutyches with monophysitism, and then insist that all those... Continue Reading →

No! We are not Monophysites!

By Fr. Peter Farrington – St. George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK. I have been a member of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over 24 years, and I was seeking to learn about and become Orthodox for some years before that. I was active on the internet before it was the world... Continue Reading →

Two Orthodox Families

For over fifteen hundred years the Eastern (Byzantine) Orthodox churches and the Oriental Orthodox churches have remained separated. Only thirty years ago they came together for the first of four unofficial theological consultations : Aarhus (1964), Bristol (1967), Geneva (1970) and Addis Ababa (1971). These were followed by the establishment of a Joint Commission of the... Continue Reading →

Christology of the Oriental Orthodox Church

By Fr. Peter Farrington – St. George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK. The Humanity of Christ (What Oriental Orthodox Believe) This is an explanation of the Oriental Orthodox understanding of the humanity of Christ, and rebuttals to common misconceptions and arguments. The Oriental Orthodox Churches have often been criticised for professing a... Continue Reading →

Monophysitism: Reconsidered

By Fr. Matthias F. Wahba – Parish Priest from St. Antonius Coptic Orthodox, California, USA. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, in which I am a priest, is one of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. These churches are the Coptic, Armenian, Syrian, Ethiopian, and the Malankara Indian Churches. The common element among them is their non-acceptance... Continue Reading →

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