Dear Brother in Christ,
My name is Peter Cvek and I am contacting you from the state of Victoria in Australia.. I am a seeker for a spiritual home within the ancient orthodox, ante-nicene, tradition.. Could you please inform me of the current views regarding the union of Christ's two natures as taught by the Coptic Orthodox Church.. I have heard from Copts that the Monophysite heresy attributed to them was a political rather than a theological reality and manouver... I believe that Christ was truly God and truly man, but fully concur with Bishop Hippolytus of Porto in also qualifying this union as a " COMINGLING" yet without " CONFUSING" of the two natures; much like the warp and woof of His seamless garment ( Hippolytus, " On Christ and Antichrist")... Is the teaching of Hippolytus closer to the actual Coptic Orthodox position, as opposed to the original accusation of a solely Monophysite/ single nature position by the western churches? If the teachings of the Coptic Orthodox Church are, however, purely Monophysite, is there hope of the doctrine being formally tempered and qualified by the teachings of Bishop Hippolytus, who is held in veneration by all the eastern/ oriental churches?.. I believe these teachings as handed down by Bishop Hippolytus and others of the ancient Fathers from the Apostles themselves, may be a bridge between the extremes of Monophysite and Duophysite camps.. Please enlighten me as to the truth of this vital matter... Kind Regards from Australia from Peter Cvek.....