As we believe that the Coptic Orthodox Church is the Holy
and Sacred Body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we also
believe that there is a direct and strong connection between
our Coptic Church's Fathers, our holy Apostles, and the Lord
Jesus Christ Himself.
Therefore, the Faith, which was submitted by our Lord Jesus
Christ to His holy Apostles, was the same faith submitted
to their holy successors who preserved it and submitted it
unchanged to their children throughout all the generations
of Coptic Christianity. Without the Apostolic Fathers and
those holy Fathers who followed in their footsteps we would
not have the blessings of "the authentic and unchanged
faith" in which we have today.
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in Patrology I: Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers
in Patrology II: Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers
in Patrology III
in Patrology IV: Apostolic Fathers
in Patrology V: Letter of St Clement
in Patrology VI: St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
in Patrology VII: St. Ignatius of Antioch (The Theophorus)
in Patrology VIII: The Shepherd of Hermas