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  • Dear @DLangley, May I ask which region are you planning on attending the church in? As a rule of thumb, you could familiarise yourself with two books in our church, the kholagy (euchologion) and psalmody. The former contains the rituals and prayers …
  • I should have said except in a few cases when eksi or ebsi are the first letter of some specific words, especially "made up" ones! Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrillos, I used to question those very recordings but I searched for an answer and found out that both styles are grammatically correct.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrillos, Staying away from the argument of authentic Bohairic and Greco-Bohairic, your explanation is quite right. It should be /nietchosi/ as there is no jinkim.. Fair enough.. Yes unfortunately many cantors pronounce both based on t…
  • Dear @Remnkemi, Why would it be such a misunderstandable approach if we have the kandelion service side by side with the celebration of annunciation? Surely the meaning would not be lost or confused, would it? At the end of the day we have laqqan s…
  • I agree with @drewhalim. We should have canons and not opinions. I also agree about the feast's importance and why it should be celebrated. @minatasgeel, it's interesting to point to the description "non-recurring Lordly events"! Why the division i…
  • I actually think it should be celebrated Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @StMinaTheMartyr, Cymbals are not used during Jonah's fast Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Ken1, As @minasoliman pointed out it's an Arabic title, not a Coptic name. Sudanese people and other Arabic dialects pronounce the letter qaf as ghain.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Thank you very much dear @AndrewRezk.. I also wondered about the same thing. Is that related to using Google Chrome? Oujai khan ebshois
  • Keep praying regardless of how much you struggle or how many times you rise and fall.. Pray pray pray.. God be with you Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @minasoliman and @Remnkemi, Taio is a Coptic word for gift and it's used in some Sunday schools in Egypt and I also see it used in Newcastle. The Greek counterpart is doron. Dorea is the Greek counterpart of 'hmot which means literally grace b…
  • Dear @minasoliman and @Remnkemi, To convert a feminine word into Arabic you simply add taa marboota (closed form of taa), so it'd be alajba, not alajbeya.. Other examples are: aljaketta from the jacket, alkeisa from the case, almanga from the mango…
    in Agpeya Comment by ophadece November 2016
  • Dear @Remnkemi, No, 'mmani 'mmani doesn't convey emphasis through repetition.. It is just an expression meaning day by day, daily or always.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Bisho82, You mean khan oumatmai afdonf, not anesty! Diowro emmai I guess refers to the Virgin in figure of speech, as she is the mother of the King of kings.. And 'nalitenai refers to her being a true queen as she has attained such a title th…
  • Dear @minatasgeel, And therefore it follows that shiwaini is an Adam tune and the sources are mistaken. See what I mean? Oujai khan ebshois
  • @minatasgeel, I think that is a mistake. One simple way is to fit the tune on either a long Adam hymn or watos and see what should fit. This is an Adam exposition.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear all,Who titled shiwoini as watos? To me it is Adam (i.e. the format of the sentence, and the number of syllables)?Oujai khan ebshois
  • Time constraints of this generation? Why? Ah, because people entering the church don't really feel the presence of God and the heavenly but can't forget the earthly desires and commitments Oujai khan ebshois
  • @minatasgeel, I thought that was uncannonical.. I thought abakran or the like is only allowed but not even akseya or any glorification hymns! Right? Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Remnkemi, Are they to be said during the liturgy of the word? And if so when? Oujai khan ebshois
  • @minatasgeel, There is no such a thing as watos AND/OR Adam tune. It's either this or that. Atba bai is borrowed from a Bekhrestos bannoudi for resurrection an Adam tune.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • @minatasgeel, You don't believe in that but it is the whole point of differentiation. Also it borrows verses from Adam hymns too.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • @minatasgeel, Counting the syllables it is more of an Adam tune than a watos one.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • @minatasgeel, I never heard of such a book. To me it sounds Adam not watos.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @minatasgeel, Who said shiwaini was a watos tune? Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrillos, In in Coptic is khan and before is embamto. Nja means that is. You had better say aribamawi khan ebshois Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrillos, I am interested in knowing what your Coptic signature means.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Nope.. Besho could be "the sand", "the thousand", but not low. I believe he may have been joking.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Ekhrestos anesty I have already mentioned Good Friday hymns above. Oujai khan ebshois