Anyone here visit this museum? I went yesterday, while visiting Coptic Cairo, and let me tell you the things I saw were unreal (i encourage everyone to go visit if you get the chance). Ancient tonyas (the stitching was cool), cymbals (its strange to know how far back they go), carved images of angels and the Holy Family, but what really captivated me the most were the colorful icons painted on stone which were apparently excavated from the cells of monks from ancient monasteries i never heard of in upper egypt. i just stood there thinking to myself this is what solitary monks prayed to everyday in isolation (the museum was virtually empty).
i really wish i could attend a liturgy in the coptic period just to see the differences (and im sure it would be enthralling), even though that desire usually diminishes whenever i attend mass early in the morning and stand while the ringing bells echos off the dome as Abouna picks the bread and the deacons chant Kyrie Eleyson. i just love our Coptic church...yeah, just something I wanted to share. yeah... "yeah" is such a convenient word to use when self consciousness arises during internet communication.
Pray for me?