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  • Just because she's not religious does not mean she's possessed. Your mother is religious, but simply misunderstanding the situation. Even people who have premonitions can make mistakes. You are NEVER to leave your wife. You are now married to h…
  • That's fine, but it is not out of pride that I was concerned for how you interpreted the verse. God bless you and I hope what you do helps.
  • Brother, what are you saying?  You are confusing me. The mystery of the Holy Trinity encompasses two linguistic expressions.  There is an expression where the one God refers to the Father.  The other linguistic expressions includes the Son and the H…
  • I am going to guess der needed a quick answer. If he wants to know why it's wrong, he can ask. But I don't think that article his helpful for his specific situation. Sometimes you need to blunt and say "yes, it's a sin".
  • Have there been any news regarding the 40/80 churching rule?
  • 1.  "My god, my god. why have you forsaken me".  God partakes of our agony, and talks to the Father as a human to God, that He may bless and deify our agony, and bring us into the dignity of being a son to God just as He is the divine Son of God.  H…
  • Dear Bishoy, There is so much to unwind in your question.  St. Basil had one interpretation, but there can be another.  Pope Shenouda took St. Cyril's interpretation on this one.  But in order to understand proper Christology, a few things to ease y…
  • Usually the nickname I give is "Beesh".  I hope that doesn't mean anything bad either.  
  • Also James and Jacob is the same name as well.
    in Jesus? Comment by minasoliman June 22
  • You're absolutely correct. It's not a weird question at all. Joshua = Jesus. We use the word "Jesus" as a corollary to the Greco-Roman word of "Isoos", which is their translation from "Joshua". Therefore, the English "Jesus" is a translation of a…
    in Jesus? Comment by minasoliman June 22
  • To offer a quick answer, I honestly don't think so. Yes the culture was strongly patriarchal, but the Church has also surpassed those as well in certain areas. Has the Church eventually given less roles to women over time. Yes, and that could be …
  • There are many ways to answer that question. Could there be sexism among Copts? Yes, Copts are humans with flaws like anyone else. Could there be some Coptic Church practices that favor men more unfairly? I think so, especially in the area of cha…
  • Well, thank God we have history available for us as well as writings from the Church fathers. If you have specific questions, we can go through them to prove how the ancient Church believed. For the most part, a person, if he does his homework, ca…
  • And by the way, the Coptic Orthodox Church is part of the Oriental Orthodox Church, which includes Syriac, Armenian, Ethiopian, Indian, Eritrean. So "Coptic" is a cultural identity (for the main part) identified with the Orthodox Church, which incl…
  • I don't think she asked a question about the Trinity, and I'm afraid you might have confused her than helped her question. LJP, The question you ask can be asked in a different way. Is it more important to be merely Christian or is there a correc…
  • We are the same faith, the same church. The differences are in culture and the way we chant the liturgy. Call a nearby Coptic parish and ask to visit and pray in the liturgy one day. Discover the differences, which show a variety of beauty in our…
  • There hasn't been a coptichymns.net for years now
  • I think you ask very good questions, and it's understandable from your vantage point in how these are perceived. One of the things you might need to realize is that the Coptic Church just came out of "survival mode", so there are a few things we do…
  • We probably might not know the answer to this question unless we have access to ancient manuscripts and the evolution of this part of the liturgy. Studies are underway now to understand this, but in the meantime, this is probably one of those areas…
  • The original question is why can't women be "deacons"?  Actually, women can be deacons, but the role is still questioned.  Two schools of thought exist: 1.  A female deacon is a tonsure, not an ordination in the sense of "laying of hands".  Only a m…
  • I'm not saying this to support projectors. They do have a lot of negatives. But they also have their benefits. Alao, Good Friday melisma only happens once a year. Should we do those weekly as well? ;)
  • I know of a hegumen's funeral, and his daughter was one of those who spoke a eulogy for her father in the Coptic Church. I know of a widow who spoke about her husband (and her husband's sister spoke too). So that particular issue seems more like a …
  • My issue is this. People's minds wander when they don't know the hymns, especially the children. It may be one tenth the battle, but it will bring us ten times more nuisance in the liturgy, because wandering minds of children lead to goofing off. …
  • Thank you for this mabsoota. You make me mabsoot reading your post :) The key thing is that as Christians we "submit to one another". (Ephesians 5:21) This is simply an act of humility. In the household, out of all the humble and submissive good…
  • I must say that it is with great gratitude that you took the time to translate these. Thank you! I think the Holy Synod should undergo a project in which these decrees be translated at all times for the Coptic Churches abroad, in the same way as t…
  • That's why I stressed teaching children
  • St. Paul did not say that the woman is "not" made in the image of God.  In a liturgical setting, her role is to reflect the glory of her husband, just as Christ reflects the glory of His Father (go back and read verse 3).  That does not mean that Ch…
  • Dear Rem, Your whole post I agree with, but there is one minor point of clarification I think need to be addressed.  You write for instance "If the general population does not want to join in the offering, it doesn't make the offering (or the way of…
  • Dear ljp (can I can you call that?), What does it mean to love anyone, like your own parents? What do you do to show them you love them? What do they do that shows they love you? Then think about how you can relate this experience with your Heav…