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sorry but i have to disagree with you. I am not saying that i am for changing any hymns. they should stay the way they are. but we are not only egyptains. In the church in washington Dc correct me if i am wrong, it has a diverse amount of people, not everyone is egyptain. people who have converted and those who have not. Not everyone is egyptain. and we are changing so that they can adapt to our religion just by adding english. the english language is an adaptation because we have non arabic speaking members, just like in germany the german language is an adaptation, and they are still COPTIC orthodox, not german orthodox, which brings me to my second point.
french orthodox and british orthodox are not OO churches, so we do not have the same belief UNLESS you mean COPTIC orthodox IN france and Britain. In wich case it is another ecample of adaptation to pray the liturgy in french. What is suggested here is that the hymns were changed for aiding people to adapt to the culture, listen to all the tracks, some of them you can change like our God is an awesome God, it is not a hymns, and epouro isnt a major change,
i think what is bothering everyone is the acoustic guitar lol.which i dont see a huge problem with, i just wouldnt like it if it was used during a service but just for recording is fine. i think it is a good way to relax and praise God at the same time and as well its great for when you go on retreats and u have bonfires, its nice to sing those hymns to really get u into the mood and it feels good.