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The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is the world’s largest Oriental Orthodox church. – wikipedia One of the few Christian denominations in Sub-Saharan Africa that predates European colonization, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has a membership of more than 36 million people, the majority of whom reside in Ethiopia. It has been a member of the World Council of Churches since its inception. In connection with other Oriental Orthodox churches, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church). It was until 1959, when the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church was awarded its own patriarch by Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria of Alexandria, that the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church was officially recognized as a separate entity from the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. The term “tewahedo” means “oneness” in Japanese. In contrast to the “two natures of Christ” belief held by the Latin and Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, as well as by the Anglican, Lutheran, and most other Protestant denominations, this term refers to the Oriental Orthodox belief in Christ’s one perfect unity, i.e. that the complete union of the divine and human natures into one nature is self-evident for mankind’s divine salvation. Cyril of Alexandria, a key figure in the Christological discussions of the 4th and 5th centuries, pushed for “one (mia) nature of God incarnate” and a hypostatic union for the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The incarnate Christ has only one nature, but that nature is made up of both the divine and human natures and keeps all of its traits after the union, which differs from the other viewpoints mentioned earlier in this article. As a Miaphysitist, I believe Jesus Christ has both divine and human natures entwined in a single nature without any separation, change, or mixing whatsoever. Chalcedonian dyophysitism (two natures) theology was rejected by around 500 patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem, causing the Roman Empire’s state church to divide for a second time.

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