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  • thanks for your prayers, yohangeorge, we appreciate them :)
    in Praise Team Comment by mabsoota 8:02PM
  • i agree with songsforascents.i am sorry you had a bad experience with an orthodox boyfriend / girlfriend.may God give you peace and joy in your life.
  • do you speak his language?unless you are really bad at languages, you should speak his first language. this is useful for your friendship, and very important if you are considering marriage.remember, you may not end up living in an english speaking …
  • may God guide you. all families are difficult, but some more than others. we don't know your situation well enough to get advice, but you should probably take advice from both your priest and his. any marriage involves hard work, and although you do…
  • try here:http://www.evangelismcopticorthodox.org/ i think they are still going.but you need to do the course in conjunction with your church, so a leader from your church would have to be in touch with the group leaders (i think). i suppose they wou…
  • or poverty.if we are poor, we don't think about image too much and we have a fun, cheap wedding at a young age.:)
  • this is fairly accurate:https://orthodoxwiki.org/Church_of_Alexandria_(Coptic) Copts believe that the Lord is perfect in his divinity, and he is perfect in his humanity, but his divinity and His humanity were united in one nature called "the nature…
  • here are some:the website is from a wonderful church i know well:)http://stjohncopticchurch.com/the-coptic-orthodox-church/pope-of-alexandria/thrice-blessed-pope-shenouda-iii-of-blessed-memory/books-by-pope-shenouda-iii/
  • are your faiths different?do you believe God has a plan for your lives?as for attending church, anyone from any religion or from atheism is welcome to attend the coptic orthodox church. 
  • maybe try orthodoxChristianity.net i used to post there but left when i had no internet at home for half a year. i saved my few internet minutes for email or occasionally going here! someone there may know
  • welcome! if you want to discuss in romanian, please send a personal message (although i do not log in every week).you could just print something from the internet onto nice paper and use that.in the coptic orthodox tradition, having expensive icons …
    in Coptic Icon Comment by mabsoota August 7
  • nope, that link is all in coptic.this lovely reader / subdeacon has posted lots of translation along with his coptic singing, maybe he has some links to singing in english, or maybe youtube will link you to some after watching his page.
  • hi, i hope u don't mind, but i am copying and pasting something i wrote about marriage.preparing for marriage and preparing for monasticism is very similar!so if you don't end up being a monk, you have not wasted any time!it starts by learning how t…
  • in the uk, we have something called 'separation' which is when married people separate their bank accounts (etc.) and live apart while they decide whether to divorce or reconcile. in some cases it is a good idea.but we really can't tell your friend …
  • salaam. if u wd like 2 visit other churches, this is fine. go 2 any oriental orthodox church and make friends with them. if u want 2 understand Christian theology then read what the church fathers wrote. i especially recommend saint athanasius an…
  • does this not have any?i have not listened to it, so maybe it is only in arabic.http://tasbeha.org/mp3/Praises/Vespers_and_Weekday_Praises.html
  • hi, i see we are on line at the same time!i hope your mother found another time to give the eulogy about her father, may God comfort all of you when you miss him.i think the orthodox church has good reasons for having the services as they are, and f…
  • you can only understand the concept of submission in marriage if you understand the concept of Christians submitting to one another generally. the person is who is really humble, and always wants to help and never complains about doing the really bo…
  • no. but some churches have choirs which women can join.others have women who discretely lead the singing from the congregation if the readers and chanters are late arriving... ;)
  • a full deacon does.the guys wearing tonias and singing at the front of church are not actually deacons.they are chanters, readers or subdeacons.people call them 'deacons' for short, but they are not actually ordained like full deacons are. a full de…
  • welcome to the forum:)the person who wants to be a monk should pray at every opportunity, read the Bible at every opportunity, confess and take Holy Communion a lot, and should be famous for being very kind and forgiving with everyone.he should (or …
    in Coptic Monks Comment by mabsoota June 11
  • if someone is having this degree of physical and emotional distress, but still does not talk to her father of confession, then something has gone wrong somewhere.the confession father should have been involved from the beginning of the troubles, hel…
  • i think many of them would agree to that.maybe try emailing a church close to you to ask them.
    in Contact Comment by mabsoota June 11
  • please send him a personal message so he can share this with us :-)i love anba tomas! more information here: http://anchorites.tripod.com/copticanchorites/id10.html :-) 
  • may God comfort you and give you peace.His love for you never fails.
  • the septuagint calls it a 'huge sea creature' (see the orthodox study Bible, jonah 2:1). i don't think jonah went back and dissected it in order to check that it was correctly classified, so we'll just have to accept we'll never be sure until we can…
  • this is a good idea, may God help you both:-)
  • may God give you peace and courage:-)
  • dear 'anba antonious',i love your screen name :)  i rarely post these days as i got busy in real life, but i want to reassure u that not all churches outside egypt are like your description.please make friends with uncles / aunties or people outside…