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Just as a note: St. [[Cyril of Alexandria]] is certainly venerated by the Coptic church, and he may well have been of Egyptian origin, but at least in terms of Church history, he's just as much a "Byzantine" patriarch as he is "Coptic," being a saint of both churches. &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]] <font face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">('''[[User:ASDamick/Wiki-philosophy|THINK!]]''')</font></small> 23:36, January 4, 2009 (UTC)
:Thanks for the note. It helped me to learn that the House of Christianity began to divide against itself in 451 at the Council of Chalcedon. With Cyril of Alexandria dying only 7 years before (444), he may be the last sainted holy man of the [[One]], holy, Universal, and Apostolic church. It could be argued that the Coptic Orthodox Church, with its emphasis on submission, simplicity, and humility which grew out of the traditions of the Dessert Fathers in Egypt is the One, holy, Universal, and Apostolic church. I am not going to argue that and only included that sentence to pull the 'Byzantine' string that you keep showing me. On the contrary, I think that the Eastern and Coptic Christian Churches and other denominations are doing the right thing by joining together to look for the common Bond of Christianity. (I hope that this is a true endeavor and not just for the sake of perceptions.)--[[User:DUCKMARX|DUCKMARX]] 07:44, January 6, 2009 (UTC)
:: There really never has been anything such thing as "Christianity," so to describe it as a divided "house" really doesn't do justice to its traditional self-understanding. Rather, there is simply the Church, and there are those who have divided themselves ''from'' (not within) the Church. None of the communions we are discussing understand themselves as "denominations."

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