Alexandrian Rite Christianity
The Alexandrian Rite is the rite describing the acts of Jesus and his disciples according to Mark the Evangelist. The geographical location of this rite traditionally being practiced is in northern Africa and the near east, mainly Egypt; the Coptic Rite. There is however a second rite that is practiced in Ethiopia and Somalia called the Ethiopian rite. This rite runs much the same way as the Coptic Rite, however it is of the Roman Orthodox and uses the Ge’ez language for their liturgies. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the official name for the largest Christianity church in Egypt. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodoxy family of churches.
The Alexandrian Rite of Christianity begins much as a catholic mass would, with a greeting to the priest and a prayer. The Enarxis continues with a song afterwards, the priest prays secretly to the people, the ruler, and the patriarch. The Coptic Church liturgy involves much secrecy as opposed to the Roman Orthodox, which is all proclaimed in a loud voice.
Alexandrian Rite Christianity contains elements from the liturgy of Saint Basil, which is of the Greek Orthodox. Alexandria was a Greek colony back when the Coptic Church was formed back in A.D 200. The Coptic Church Speaks in Egyptian (a.k.a Coptic) during the mass because it is the native language of the people, and it is the founding language of their holy book.
The reason the masses are said in Coptic is because of the founding of the gospel of mark in that specific language. This is very similar to the Latin readings of the Church before it was decided that church should be run in the common language for the betterment of the people. Recently the Coptic church has adopted Arabic during preaching due to the large upswing in Arabic speaking people in Egypt.
According to Christian tradition, the Coptic Church will only ordain men and if they want to be married then they must have done it...