It’s an opportunity to learn our church’s language. There are 32 letters in the Coptic alphabet. The first 25 are derived from the Greek letters that have their origin in the Egyptian Hieroglyphic script, the last 7 letters are directly derived from the Egyptian Demotic Script.
It was the language that our Lord Jesus Christ – as a baby visiting Egypt with St. Mary and St. Joseph – heard and spoke. Remember Egypt was the only country our Lord Jesus Christ visited outside his home country. Click on the videos below (7 parts) to learn the Coptic language:
the Lord Jesus Christ said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven”