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  • I do however agree regarding the fact that we have over ritualized some things. A great example like you mentioned is not being able to pick up the Body of the Lord in case it drops on the floor. Its funny how people think it to be inappropriate to …
  • When I said it is subjective, I was referring to the connection an individual experiences with the Liturgy. Yes we can say objectively that the angels and saints are joining with us and the Body of the Lord is there but it is up to us how we want to…
  • Kata, I think the first thing we need to have is knowledge regarding the Liturgy. Of course it will be boring if you do not understand the rituals or prayers; but when you do, you see it in a whole new light. It is subjective to the congregant how h…
  • Can anyone post the words for the Liturgy of St. Serapion? Is it not lost?
  • kdand, I think its a good idea that you take the relationship slow...very slow, and I am not only referring to the physical aspect. Also, ask yourself this: would I feel more devastated if this relationship falls apart with this guy or would I be mo…
  • This is a very interesting topic and I hope to hear some insight from the fathers as well! My guess is that, for some reason, we tend to stop all the spiritual activities we carried on during these holy times of fasting. For some reason, whenever we…
  • This belief in Christ as the true celebrant of all the sacraments is particularly clear in the Divine Liturgy. Before the initial blessing the deacon says to the priest, ‘It is time for the Lord to act’ ( êáéñïò ôïõ ðïéçóáé ôù Êõñéù : a quotation fr…
  • You can reverse the question and say: "how do I love my parents?" You love them because they take care of you (even when you are not aware of it), because they cloth you, feed you, house you, comfort you, and are generally interested in your well be…
  • Hey Sasi, As I mentioned to you before, refer to the hymns library section link I posted previously and you will find all the answer to these simple questions! Common mate!  Nevertheless, I will break it down for you. 1. http://tasbeha.org/hymn_libr…
  • Hey Zoxsasi, a) Yes we say Apenchoice before Agiosb) yes it is o ekpartheno three timesc) Since this is a major lordly feast, there are a lot of things that can be said. For matins, you say the joyful morning doxology tune followed by the verses spe…
  • God be with you. I am also very much in need of prayers.
  • Here is a reference: "But if they went astray and became vile, throwing away their birthright of beauty, then they would come under the natural law of death and live no longer in paradise, but, dying outside of it, continue in death and in corrupti…
  • Coptic deacon, I have issue with your point number 4. This seems more like your interpretation rather than what the fathers teach. We say in the Holy Liturgy that man was created immortal. This very word implies that there was no Death (Thanatos …
  • A friend and I have made some videso that could help them understand the terminology and the tunes (this is an introductory video) (this is a continuation) These videos that we made were for those who do not know Coptic but wish to understand a…
    in 7&4? Comment by Amoussa01 December 2014
  • I completely agree with qawe! You should also take the time to explain to them that the holy psalmody is a spiritual journey to heaven. You must explain the relevance of each section of the praise in their life and they will begin to see the beaut…
    in 7&4? Comment by Amoussa01 December 2014
  • Here are some more words that are mispronounced in the Liturgy: 1. this, that, the 2. ears 3. disciples 4. apostles 5. peace, paradise...pretty much anything with a 'p' sound 6. world 7. Formed, mix-ed…formed, mixed and the like 8. death...pretty m…
  • look at the rites here: http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/cat/235 (for wedding)
  • The text is very similar to the spiritual song "in the shadow of your protection"! As for as hymns go, I do not recall any correlation...
  • I recommend you watch this video. In it, is guest speaker His grace bishop Youssef of the Coptic Orthodox church visiting a university in America. He will be able to answer your questions...
  • Rem, you said: I don't think anybody has insisted they learn Coptic to benefit from responses. there are many, including in this forum, that advocate that foreigners learn the coptic language in order to benefit from services.  You also said: We str…
  • Ophadece, Were you keeping track of all church complaints for the past few decades? Do you have an archive that we are unaware of? This is such a blanket statement that has no real foundation to it.  You said: As far as I am aware living in a wester…
  • Ophadece, I don't think that someone who chooses to use a book and turn a page is less lazy than someone who looks at a screen. I think it is our duty to make the service as accommodating as possible in terms of allowing the congregation to partici…
  • Lol it's not a joke. The majority of the hymn is just on the first letter...
  • Coptic Strength couldn't have said it any better! I just wanted to add that it is by involving God in our life more that we are able to overcome our sins. It is not enough to just stop it on your own as mentioned before (because we are too weak on …
  • St. Pachom, you are right in that there are 3 ways....kinda. The one for vespers and matins are the same tune but the Alleluia ending is different. The one during Liturgy is completely unique. 
  • JC, Your last post is the funniest thing I have ever heard! I can't believe that this is actually being taught in churches!
  • It will depend on your effort in changing your life and deepening your relationship with Christ through things like prayer, quiet time, Bible reading, fasting, etc. With that said, He will offer you the grace as He sees fit for you and your struggle…
  • As I said before...im interested in the history of the Liturgy and how it evolved in the diaspora through other cultures 
  • Yes but only in the Midnight praises. By the way, the Antiphonarium (along with the Synaxarium) are not to be chanted (read) during the Holy Fifty days. 
    in Nim ghar? Comment by Amoussa01 May 2014