Fr Simon Wrote:Yes, I agree we are to bring everything to God but I also agree with Kirk that an established Church whether Byzantine or Tzarist binds the Church to the world and I do not find this compatible with the Gospel. I believe that a politically esatablished Church renders the Church of this world as well as in this world.
The Coptic Orthodox Church too has been fortunate to have not been a state religion.
I have absolutely no problem with Christians taking part in politics as in every other sphere of life and bringing their Christian influence to bear.
on a side bite father did you ever get my email? You asked me to email you a while back and I never heard back