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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Church's Shape

 

1- In the shape of a ship, reminding us of Noah's ark.

2- Circular in shape as eternity is, having no beginning nor end.

3- In the shape of a cross.

* On top of it are semi-circular domes that reminds us of heaven.

* The big middle dome stands on four pillars, on each pillar is drawn the icon of one of the evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).

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