Coptic Orthodox Church tightens control of monastic life

admin | 02 June 2015
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has issued regulations that tighten bishops’ authority over male and female monasteries.
Coptic Orthodox Church tightens control of monastic life

Monasteries will be required submit names of prospective monks and nuns to the patriarch for his approval, according to L’Osservatore Romano. Before new monasteries are established, permission must first be secured from the patriarch or local bishop.

The synod, an administrative body that governs the church, also encouraged engaged couples to take classes in “spiritual preparation” before marriage.

Система Orphus Do you see a mistake in the text? Highlight it and click: Ctrl + Enter
Did you enjoy this article? Consider helping us!
Pravmir depends on your donations:
the more you give, the more we can do.
Other amount
20 $
50 $
100 $
Dear Friends,

Our website exists owing to your generous assistance, thanks to the funds donated by our beloved readers.

Please assist us in the continuation of our work.