With access to vast amounts of information and teachings of other Christian denominations and opinions, it can be challenging to identify the teachings of the Coptic Orthodox faith. Eph. 2:20 “having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the cornerstone”
Therefore, this curriculum was created as a tool to help maintain our Orthodox faith. 2 Tim 3:10 “but you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering love, perseverance, persecutions, . . . ”
Several pertinent topics have been included in this curriculum. One subject under development is Apologetic Christianity / Theology.
The key reference for all the subjects is the Coptic Orthodox curriculum taught in the Coptic seminary in Egypt which I have had to study thoroughly. There are also Coptic orthodox links that I have had to review thoroughly before recommending them. A recent book of 75 contemporary issues is also included in this curriculum. Four books by the late HH Pope Shenouda III with frequently asked questions and their answers are also included.
Please do not hesitate to give your feedback on this curriculum for the sake of improvement.
Remember, the most important aspect is that the curriculum is not merely a collection of information, but rather, each lesson emphasizes the need for continuous spiritual growth for the individual.
Fr. Rueiss Awad