I have another question regarding Coptic Orthodox practice during Lent.
Do you all recite "St. Ephraim's Prayer" during weekday services inside of Great Lent?
In case you don't know how it works, something like this happens during any one of the weekday services during Lent (Matins, Liturgy, Vespers, Compline, 3rd and 6th Hour):
The celebrating Priest will stand at the royal doors, facing the high place of the sanctuary and say: "Oh Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk", and then make one prostration. Then he will rise and say, facing the same way as before, "But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to thy servant," making another prostration. He then gets up and finishes with, "Yea, oh Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art thou unto the ages of ages, Amen," and then make one final prostration.
As an addition to one's personal prayer at home, it is sometimes prescribed to do the above, followed immediately by making the sign of the cross and praying, "Oh God, cleanse me a sinner" and bowing to touch the ground, 12 times. Then after those 12 bows are done, to recite St. Ephraim's Prayer all the way through with just one final prostration at the end.
Do any of you do this who are in the Coptic Orthodox Church?