First of all nofri romba emwari. Secondly last night in our church I found out that abouna printed off a new set of readings for the 23rd of Kiahk. Like some other people I got confused and another deacon explained to me that the synod made a recent decision to change the readings so that the Gospel does not address the people with Jesus's words of woes..
I have no idea what is happening to the Coptic church except that we are going crazy because it's the end of days.. how can I find any words to describe that? Why change the readings on a prophet's departure day? For the sake of the new year? It's not even the Coptic new year! More importantly why prioritize and demote rituals already there for hundreds of years or thousands? Because God is harsh on the people? No seriously? Because His word in this particular reading is too tough for the occasion? No way.. they must be joking.. really not only that that is a joke it is a stark act of demeaning the church and her rituals.. in fact I hope you understand my point because I cannot even put words together to describe this nonsense..
I may probably ask the synod to reconsider the nativity Gospel as it refers to the Herod's killing of the children of Bethlehem.. oh gorid and gruesome for a major Lordly feast.. or Gabriel's announcement to Zechariah.. the angel could not threaten somebody to be silent.. he's an angel, you know what that means? In the angelic month of Mary during Kiahk! No no just cut that part out.. and reconsider all the epistles talking about the consequences of not being on the right faith.. and surely that political part of Peter and Paul fighting.. how does it contribute to the edification of the congregation by any means?
oujai khan ebshois