Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
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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