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I REALLY disagree with this by the way. We should have taught them our spirituality, not diluted our Orthodox spirituality with African culture.
It is right to point to the Ethiopians and Eritreans as examples of perfectly Orthodox, thoroughly African cultures, but it is also important to remember that the Habesh have been Orthodox Christians for a long time -- Axum was the second oldest Christian kingdom in the world (just behind the Armenians, but don't tell the Ethiopians that!). This was in the 300s, roughly 1200-1300 years before there was any such thing as Protestantism, 700-800 years before Rome went off the rails...even before Chalcedon split the Church. So it doesn't seem really fair to point to Ethiopia and say "they have dancing and clapping, so the Kenyans should be allowed to have dancing and clapping". The Ethiopians have Orthodoxy first and foremost -- is this true of Kenyan Orthodoxy? I really don't know. Has anyone here been there and can comment from first-hand knowledge?
I have NEVER discussed this issue with user STAVRO - EVER. I've never discussed with him Bishop Boulous. NEVER.I don't think this user even knows me.
I think the psalmody would be a great replacement.... I mean if you don't want to learn it in coptic it is translated into english and arabic! there is no excuse for "jesus is my frand"