Christ is Risen!
Given that the European Orthodox Churches had a common history with The Coptic Orthodox church as some of our prayers testify, I am interested to know know something about our differences in preparation for receiving the Holy Mysteries.
In the Russian and Greek churches one reads several verses on the night before and several long prayers on the actual day. I have noticed that the Agpeya gives a short preparatory prayer.
Am I mistaken or is this the way things are ?