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 Incarnation

Define Incarnation

When was the idea of Incarnation started?

1 Timothy 3:16

John 1:14 

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The Dogma of the Holy Trinity 

 

What does the word Dogma mean?

What do we need to understand the Holy Trinity?

What do we know about God?

List 5 points explaining the Dogma of the Holy Trinity

1 Timothy 6:15

1 John 5:7

Matthew 28:19

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 Resurrection

What is resurrection as we defined it in the lecture?

Why did the Lord Jesus Christ eat after his resurrection?

Phil 3:10
1 Cor.15:42

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Holy Tradition

What does the word Paradosis mean?

[True/False] Jesus Christ gave his disciples a book that contains the Holy Tradition

[True/False] The Church came before the Bible

What St. Irenaeus of Lyon said about the tradition?

What is the benefit of the tradition as explained by Pope Shenouda?

2 Thessalonians 2:15

1 Corinthians 15:3 

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 The Creed

 

Why do we have the Creed?

What are the 7 main points of our Creed?

When the fist and second points of the Creed got instituted?

John 15:26

John 1:2

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Salvation in the Coptic Orthodox view 

 

What is the definition of Salvation and where in the Holy Bible we find this definition?

What are the sacraments needed for salvation and are they enough? What also needed?

What is my ultimate goal as a Coptic Orthodox Christian?

[True/False] Jesus Christ sacrificed himself to save all human beings

[True/False] We all are saved because of God’s mercy regardless of our works

John 3:16

John 20:22-23 

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 The Virginity of Saint Mary

 

Why the icon of St. Mary has 3 starts on it? on on each shoulder and one on her head

 Give two of the Helvetius objections regarding the Theotokos St. Mary

How did St. Jerome answered the above two objections?

Explain the vow of virginity of St. Mary from her birth till her death, and the role of St. Joseph in this vow

Ezekiel 44:2

Genesis 3:15 

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 Introduction of the Sacraments

 

What is the meaning of the word sacrament? And what is the definition of a sacrament?

List the visible rite/sign and invisible grace for the 7 sacraments

What are the two types of sacraments? And list them

What are the benefits of the sacraments?

Romans 1:7-10

John 6:51; 57-58 

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Comparative Theology (Coptic Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant)

Comparison Chart

 

 Who is the founder of Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism? And in what year?

[True/False] The first split of the church happened in the council of Chalcedon in year 431AD

List 5 beliefs of the Catholic church that we as Coptic Orthodox don’t agree with, and give brief explanation of each

List 4 beliefs of the Protestant church that we as Coptic Orthodox don’t agree with

Matthew 16:19

John 3:5

John 6:53

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 Introduction of the Sacraments

Part 2

 

 John 3:5

Matthew 28:19

Mark 16:16

John 7:37-39

Matthew 18:18

1 John 1:9

John 6:53-56

Matthew 26:26-28

1 Corinthians 11:29

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 Introduction of the Old Testament

Part 1

 

Give the definition of Bible and Testament

How many books of the old testament do we have in our orthodox holy bible? 

[True/False] The original language of the old testament was Arabic language

[True/False] The accurate translation of the old testament is the Septuagint Greek translation

[True/False] The Penta books are those written by Moses and Isaiah the prophet

Give at least 3 different reasons explains why do we keep the Old testament books in our orthodox holy bible?

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Introduction of the Old Testament

Part 2

 

[True/False] We have 5 poetical books in our o.t in the holy bible includes:job, the song of songs, psalms, Esther and proverbs

[True/False] The book of psalms is the most used book in the holy liturgical services

[True/False] If you need any answer to any issue of life, refer to the book of proverbs

[True/False] In the book of Ezra we learn about the restoration of the temple and the Israelite's history during the exile

Mention a bible verse and reference that talks about the snow from the book of proverb and book of psalms

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Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament   

What are the Major Prophets books in the Old Testament and why we call them Major?

What is the meaning of the following names? Daniel, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Zechariah

What was the focus of the following books? Isaiah, Hosea, Amos

What is the shortest book in the Old Testament?

In the OT, who did God liken himself to?

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The Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament

Part 1

 

Name 3 of the Deuterocanonical Books?

Why Orthodox and Catholics accept the 7 books while the Protestant reject them?

What are some shared themes of the books?

Why are these books called apocrypha? Second cannon? 

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The Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament

Part 2

 

 List the 7 Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament

16

The Travels of St Paul

 

Where was St Paul born?

How many missionary trips did St Paul do?

In what book we get most details about the life and works of St Paul?

Who did St Paul target first? and who after?

How did St Paul address the people of Athens to preach the word to them in his second missionary trip?  

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Introduction to the New Testament

Part 1

 

Who are the 8 writers of the New Testament?

Why we have four Gospels?

Give one External Evidence and one Internal Evidence that we have only 4 Gospels

 For each Gospel of the 4 mention the writer, year of writing, to whom it was written, and the Living Creature symbol

2 Timothy 3:15-17

2 Peter 1:20-21

John 14:26

18  Introduction to the New Testament

Part 2

 

Who is the writer of the Book of Acts?

How many Pauline Epistles and how many Catholic?

Who are the writers of the 21 Epistles?

Who is the writer of the Book of Revelation?

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

2 Corinthians 12:9

Galatians 5:22-23

Ephesians 6:10-17

Philippians 4:13

James 2:26 
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The Ecumenical Councils

The councils in detail

  Who was the first Roman emperor who made Christianity the official religion of the empire? 

How many bishops attended the council of Nicea?

Who were the defender of the faith?

What was the heresy of Arius?

What is the formula we use to calculate the date of the feast of the resurrection?

How many times can you be baptized?

How many bishops in the council if Constantinople?

What was the heresy of Macedonius?

Can a bishop transfer from their original see?

[True/False] According to the Nestorian concept Christ was two separate persons one divine and other human

[True/False] Emperor Marcianus called for the Council of Chalecedon to discuss the heresy of Monophysitism

Col. 2:9

Rom. 9:5

John 1:1-5,9

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The Apostolic Fathers

Part 1

 

What are the main 5 pillars of our orthodox faith?

What are the main 4 qualifications for any Patristic Father?

[True/False] Anthony is considered a confessor Father

[True/False] St Clement of Rome is an apostolic Father

[True/False] The Antei-Nicean Fathers are the Fathers after the Nicean council

[True/False] St Ignatius of Antioch met with St. Clement of Smyrna and gave him letters to Smyrna and Philadelphia's churches

[True/False] St Ignatius wrote 2 letters

[True/False] St Ignatius is the child that been mentioned in Matthew 1.8:2-4

[True/False] St Polycarp of Smyrna is been mentioned in the book of Revelation

[True/False] St Polycarp was the disciple of St.John th??e Baptist

Give at least 4 different reasons why do we study Patrology?

What was the main point that St Clement of Rome mentioned in his First epistle to Corinthians? in details

Hebrews 13:7

2 Peter 1:20-21 
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The Apostolic Fathers

Part 2

 

What is the definition of Patrology?

What are the qualifications of a Patristic Father?

Why study the lives of the Patristic Fathers?

Who is St. Athanasius? Give a brief description of his life and key contributions

What did St. Athanasius write and in what was it defending?

 Mention two of St. Athanasius writings

 Who is St. Cyril of Alexandria? Give a brief description of his life and key contributions

[True/False] St. Cyril defended the title of Theotokos (God – Bearer) for the Virgin St. Mary

Who is St. Jerome of Alexandria? Give a brief description of his life and key contributions

What is one of the most famous writing of St. Jerome?

Who is St. Augustine of Alexandria? Give a brief description of his life and key contributions


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