· BIBLE – Terms – Orthodox
orthodox comes from Greek words ὀρθός,
orthos "straight" + δόξα, doxa "belief"
- In the
early days of Christianity, Christians who believed only in Gospels of New
Testament considered themselves
orthodox Christians, correct believers.
Christians in North Africa were known as Coptic Christians named after the main
language of the area.
- By the
time of the arrival of Islam, the Coptic Orthodox Church had lost most of the
Orthodox Church is headed by a Patriarch (similar to the Pope in the Roman
Church) who lives in Alexandria.