So in our church, our priest wants less Coptic to be chanted during the mass or any other liturgical service like the Tasbeha. His reason, because it's an old language and no one understands it, so we must say it in English.
I don't mind saying hymns in English but if really think about it, the Liturgy of the Faithful is long and all of it is done in English with not one word of Coptic (upsetting but, oh well!) I believe we should have a balance between both languages, I don't want to abandon the language of my fathers.
Most churches have an Arabic Church and they do have a balance in between Arabic and Coptic. But my priest believes that most people who are in Egypt or came from Egypt to the US, do Coptic so can differentiate themselves from the Islamic people in Egypt or something like that (which I find it as a very funny and stupid excuse).
As well, at our church, I believe he priotises Soccer lessons on Fridays for the kids over Hymns Lessons. We are not passing the heritage of our church to our future generation. There is hardly any lessons anymore for the kids to learn the hymns in COPTIC!
What I wanted to ask is, what should I tell him? I don't want to lose the Coptic Language, I'm so sick of just trying to tell him how important it is to our church. I feel he doesn't understand it's importance.