·  BIBLE – Terms – Orthodox

 

- Info:

  - Word orthodox comes from Greek words ρθός, orthos "straight" + δόξα, doxa "belief" meaning StraightBelief.

  - In the early days of Christianity, Christians who believed only in Gospels of New Testament considered themselves 

    as orthodox Christians, correct believers.

 

- Coptic Orthodox Church

  - Orthodox 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 Gnostic influence.

  - Coptic Orthodox Church is headed by a Patriarch (similar to the Pope in the Roman Church) who lives in Alexandria.