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The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, a faith with ancient Christian roots in Egypt. The current holder of this position is Pope Tawadros II, who was selected as the 118th pope on November 18, 2012. Following the traditions of the church, the pope is chairman and head of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria as a first among equals.
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This is the Liturgy of the Believers, a large part of which is Gregorian.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the portion of the Church of Alexandria which broke from the Byzantine churches in the wake of the Fourth Ecumenical Council in Chalcedon in 451. Sharing a common heritage before with the Chalcedonian Church of Alexandria, it traces its origins to the Apostle Mark. The church is one of the Oriental Orthodox churches.
The Coptic Church is based on the teachings of Saint Mark who brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century, a dozen of years after the Lord's ascension. He was one of the four evangelists and the one who wrote the oldest canonical gospel. Easter is usually on the second Sunday after the first full moon in Spring. Saint Mark, Saint Mina, Saint George, Saint Barbara) from Coptic History. The Pope of the Coptic Church, although highly regarded by all Copts, does not enjoy any state of supremacy or infallibility.
Also, some Coptic monks from Egypt came to live in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho, and some came to the Holy Land on their way to Syria and Iraq. Saint Hilarion (a Coptic monk) for example, came from Egypt and lived in Gaza. Copts occupied some parts of the original large Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is known now as the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate. The Copts have the right to pray twice in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem: the Christmas Mass and the Mass on the day before (Paramoun Mass), on the Altar of the 3 wise kings. They have the right to pray in their tent on the Mount of Olives on the day of the Feast of the Ascension. They also have the right to pray in the Church of St Mary in Gethsemane weekly - every Wednesday and Friday, on Lazarus Saturday (the day before Palm Sunday), and on all the fasting day and feast days of Saint Mary in August (7th-22nd August).