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…
To remarry , in the Coptic Orthodox Church, your partner would have had to leave you over adultery. (this is the only reason the Church allows for divorce) - (I think!).
Every situation is different.
I'm so sorry, its best I say I'm not sure. If you…
From my side, I know many people in your situation who have remarried.. some with kids from previous marriages outside the church, some don't have kids.. They are all Coptic Orthodox.
When you 1st married, it was in a Church, or was it only Civi…
If God accepts you, the Coptic Christians should accept you too.
But why/what made you chose the orthodox faith, and the Coptic church on top of that? What was your rational?
That's important to know.
My friend (an American Egyptian Copt) was serving in the alter with an Egyptian priest.
During the liturgy, the priest looks to my friend and gives him the middle finger.
My friend looks at abouna and says "Im really sorry", thinking that perh…
I had the blessing of seeing him in January whilst visiting the monastery of St Paul and his hands were not covered (they say he typically wears socks on them). They were not glowing.
Was it safe to go there? any problems with Islamic fanatics tryin…
Well, I think it ought to be added that 1.5 million Armenians were executed, crucified, raped, humiliated simply for being Christian.
Mina - if you are not sure what makes these Armenians saints, or a martyrs, you should look at this video:
My sincere apologies if I myself mis-represted H.H pope shenouda even.
I'll leave this issue in the capable hands of yourself, Iqbal and Fr. Farrington. If you all agree with them, that is fine for me. Sorry for any confusion.
Send them my …
May I encourage you to read Fr. Peter Farrington's response to my question:
I really wish Iqbal was here right now.He educated us on all these issues. He didn't have a problem at all with the position the Pope held concerning eating "Divinity".He was far more educated in Theology than myself.
Now, I love Minasoliman and Ra…
Has anyone seen the Video of Abouna Anthony Messiha talking about the Knowledge of God? Its a video where he starts by going through all the books in the Bible, repeating them in the correct order. Everyone claps for him. At the end he says: "GOD DO…
4. There is no difference with the Knowledge of God and Knowing God. (You are SO wrong here)
Where do I begin?. The knowledge of God is having knowledge about Him. I met this homosexual atheist in a party once; he knew theology so well. He knew all …
Oh dear! Where do I begin?? I love you very much, but I disagree with you on many aspects here; and I feel they are quite grave:
1. So if I understand correctly, you disagree with H.H Pope Shenouda on Theosis? That's OK with me, I don't mind, …
I'm not sure if you are aware, but there was a huge debate in our Church over this issue. H.H Pope Shenouda III (May The Lord repose his soul) rebuked Coptic Orthodox Christians who believed that they were partaking of the Divine body. Che…
I'd like to point something out here:
Here is an extract from Bishop Youssef's response:
"Marriage is one of the Church's mysteries through which a man and a women unite becoming no longer two, but one. To be one in everything, they need …
1. I am aware that certain elements in the Coptic Church think that there is no salvation outside the Coptic Church. I wholeheartedly disagree with this point of view.
2. If I understood you correctly, which I think I have, you are sayi…
I said clearly that your comment reflects the Church and probably a few priest's opinion too. You are probably just echoing the general view of the Synod - not that I agree entirely with it.
Correct me if i'm mistaken here, but you said in…
Although Minatasgeel probably describes the attitude a Coptic priest would take concerning this issue, it doesn't necessarily mean that ANY of this is correct!!!
He says that 2 people (catholic and coptic) could get married yet these differences may…
Unfortunately, what Minatasgeel mentioned is true.
However, I go to a Coptic Orthodox Church where the priest allows catholics to have the Holy Communion. Its the French Orthodox Church that is under the Patriarchate of Alexandria and H.H Pope Tawa…
OK.. let's go to the specifics:
1./ What additions are to be sang in Hiten?
2./ After the sermon, do we still say Tenti Nempi? or Tenechisi emmo?
3,/ When is Pigenmisi sung?
4,/ When do we sing Shere Maria?
5/ I need help? can anyone here come over…
Thank you matey!
Excellent post! That's exactly what I was interested in.
Dude, these people are angels, I love them. They are my congregation, but trust me, they don't know much.
I'll skip pigenmisi.
What is meant by Matins? That's vesper (before…
All I want to know is this:
a) How did God Create us?b) Did He create us from dust? or did we evolve from apes, and hence we are simply glorified apes?c) Why did Christ die for? If supposedly we were not created by God, yet we evolved, it mea…
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