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  • coptic. was always in the main stream coptic church (3 years intermittently, then 6 years as a member).won't say where publicly, but you can send p.m.i will not be on line for Holy Week.not coz i'm holy, but i have no internet! 'see' you after the R…
  • no, i don't listen to any non orthodox Christian music!i don't even know the song you mean.for 2 years before i was orthodox i was going to anglican and catholic churches so i was already not listening to that music.i had experienced orthodox music …
  • ma'alish, dear brother, it is ok now!pray for us:)
  • sorry, i disagree the churches are 'very protestantised' in uk.this is not a big problem in the more than 8 churches i have visited / been a member of over the last 6 years. maybe it was a problem in one or two churches several years ago, but really…
  • words here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_troparion video here: this should not be difficult for kids, omit the extra languages and the harmony and they should learn it quickly.at about 1min 45sec it is sung a bit faster and quite easily. le…
  • hmm, it's usually difficult to 'let go' completely.if you have a big problem with a certain person, and you have prayed and attended liturgy and honestly opened your heart to God and you still have resentment or pain in your heart, then you need to …
    in How to love Comment by mabsoota April 2
  • many of the eastern orthodox churches have good translations of this hymn, and the EO in usa (i that is where you are) is very advanced at translating things into english.so i'd suggest EO videos as the first place to look. may God bless yr service
  • fine, thanks to God. sad the fast is coming to an end soon! maybe you were asleep in 2013, so did not notice we had the resurrection feast in may quite recently? or maybe you are the head of egypt's astronomers, and you are planning a new calendar t…
  • you want to check out when you can get discounted chocolate, right?;)
  • nothing came up.looks like we need to sign up or log in.any chance you could send a p.m. with the article?(if it is not copyright to that website)
  • not everything you read on the internet is true.
  • when i right click, i get 'copy', 'select all', 'search g..' and 'view selection source'.i opened firefox to check it.i am using a (6 yr old) mac.any more ideas?thanks for your suggestion.may God bless yr fast
    in Download Comment by mabsoota March 8
  • yes, a great book.i found it in the library in the coptic centre in central england, and i see someone has taken the time to scan the second part of it into a computer.abouna kindly let me borrow it, so it is nice to see the exact same book again (e…
  • may God guide you.remember that the cultural rules are not the same as God's rules.as far as the spiritual rules of the orthodox church, IF you get married, you need to marry another orthodox Christian.this can be greek / russian orthodox, indian / …
  • women can certainly chant. we stand in the congregation and chant happily :)
  • yes, the same happens to me!my internet connection is bad, and i would like to learn the hymns of the great fast without needing a good connection.please help!
    in Download Comment by mabsoota March 1
  • May God guide you and give you peace.Keep eating and sleeping, don't just read!;-)
  • well, my friend got married (civil ceremony only) shortly before she became a Christian (orthodox).the marriage did not work out, and her love of the church was one of the differences between her and her husband.she tried really hard to work at it, …
  • ah i see. i was wondering how many years you had been orthodox and how you could have learnt so many hymns already! (i am far behind!)
  • if your marriage was not in an orthodox church, then it is not the same as getting married in the church, so you will not need a church 'divorce' to get remarried. i'm not sure about catholic marriages, but if you had a protestant or non Christian m…
  • hey, qawe, didn't realise you were not born coptic!your posts didn't give that away!how long have you been in the church? (you can answer by pm if you prefer).i have been orthodox 6 years. as for marriage, i agree, each case is different.may God gui…
  • wow.just wow.i thank God for this faith.
  • hi, dear ophadece, may God bless your fast.i think we should let the monk stay hidden, though. i imagine that if i was that close to God, i would not want anyone to know as it would be scary.of course i have a very wild imagination and i never need …
  • i agree with all the above, and please also see a doctor, as i think you need professional help.
  • yes, we must keep shining God's love so that many more will see it and come and join us.may God guide us. i am encouraged to hear that they were praying as they died. i don't know if i would be that brave.may God bring comfort to their families and …
  • so true.
  • good post.and i loved the one by mnc_hnn, especially this bit:The thing is I was having a one way conversation with the one who loves me the most. Not giving him a chance to say anything to me, then getting angry because "he isn't listening". God wa…
  • may God guide you.we all sin and God forgives us all when we confess.maybe you could make this fast a time of Bible study and prayer so that you learn more of God's forgiveness.
  • good messages. going to different churches as a married couple is very difficult. may God guide you.
  •  our priests say '3 days'.they are not very worried about the differences.