The Coptic Orthodox Church
Antonius, who founded the Coptic monastic movement, was alone in the desert and Satan tried to tempt him. Satan attempted to remove his hat, which had been given to him by God as a symbol of his adherence to Christianity, and the hat tore during the struggle. Antonius repaired the hat and since then Coptic monks have worn this distinctive hat with a prominent seam that divides the hat in two, as a constant reminder of the dangers of temptation and being distracted from God.
Coptic Orthodox Parishes in Jerusalem
The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem has had a presence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Church of the Resurrection) and in Jerusalem since the time Queen Helena founded the church in the 4th century.
There are around one thousand Copts in the Holy Land, and they could have been more had it not been for the self-restriction imposed by Pope Shenouda III (1971 – 2012) on Coptic Christians to visit Jerusalem in consequence of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the fear of the Copts being targeted by Arabists and Islamists for visiting Israel.
Though in Israel, the Coptic community retained strong connection with the Coptic Church in Egypt, it feels the suffering of the Copts in Egypt.