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  • That's not really correct. The only "rank" that would not reconcile at that time is priests (presbyters, hegumens, bishops) and that is only so because they should of done so before the prayer when they say, "I have sinned forgive me." This is very …
  • baraka=eulogia...refers to the leftover orban presented for the Lamb to be chosen of. Like Daniel said, they are blessed by one signing, but they don't exactly have to be. While some churches break it up and distribute it to the congregation after l…
  • I feel like I spoke about this before somewhere...But, Megalou is a hymn that is set for Great Lent. It's originally Greek of three parts (http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/view/2552):Megalou Ar,y`ereuc ic touc `e`wnac a,ranton. `Agioc `o :eoc.Kata ty…
  • You keep forgetting the Church I am talking about is lead by the same Spirit that inspired the writing for the true books. The Church was established BEFORE the books, not the other way around. So the former knows better which is true.  The analogy …
  • @RaafatAbualazm. In the OT, God didn't establish Judaism by the Torah...he established it by connecting to His creation after many many years of separation. Abraham, the father of faith, followed that voice in his head without hesitance or proof eit…
  • I was never taught the Coptic for the first one. 
  • 1 - Gayyed wa kareem = good and honored  2- Shere Pistavros ente Penchois Esous Pikhrestos
  • You should trust it because they all testified at the end that this is the New Testament Canon. We are not ignoring the fact that some didn't accept some books. The important thing is at the end, they all agreed on those books. The Church Fathers we…
  • @RaadatAbualazm. Thanks for that...I didn't really hear about them before. It looks like they began with being part of the Antiochian Church (the Greek Church, so on the Eastern side). But I am not sure of their affiliation now. If wikipedia is rite…
  • There isn't an "Evangelical" Orthodox Church...only Oriental and Easter. The Coptic church is one of the Oriental. 
  • Well, to me and most of the members here, that Church is the Orthodox Church. Do your research....learn of the history of most of the churches out there just to confirm which is the one what Christ established and still is the same in faith and doct…
  • The Holy Spirit who inspires the author, is the same Holy Spirit that illuminates the reader to understand. That's why the true word of God, the Bible, can only be found and interpreted through the Church because that's where that Holy Spirit is. St…
  • - That was a reference to what i wrote in the first comment in this discussion. - As for the 'holy ghost'...that is the Holy Spirit (ghost is just an older english word that was used....but spirit is accepted now by almost all. In arabic its "الروح…
  • @RaafatAbualazm...details about what? the gnostic gospels?
  • The gnostic books were not accepted mainly, and without considering the text, because:- They were not declared or used in the Church, in this case, the Church of Alexandria, the Coptic Church- They were written only in Coptic - They were not written…
  • @RaafatAbualazm To answer your comments: - The Church didn't canonize any books simply because she didn't need to. The Scripture were known through the Church and the faith was taught through the Church. Only during the Nicean council where the Chur…
  • Hi, It's nice to actually here from you again.  Before I start listing details, it's important to know that the Gospel (the New Testament) was used in the Church and all it's See established by Christ's Apostles long before what was declared to be c…
  • @monfret...you're making stuff as you go (like translating things and interpreting them as you see fit to agree with you're arguments). The Church and Christianity in general has always been against "sexual immoralities" which includes all sexual ac…
  • @Mina_K Let’s first deal with this thing about the Church persecuting individuals. First, all the persecutions you are probably referencing were in the "west"--that is the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestants and their reformation. I won't get …
  • Not many will discuss this since the Church will not change anything about it. We are not a 'dead' Church. We have enough professionals of all scientific fields in all ranks of the Church to know that this is the Church's faith and it will not be ch…
  • Hi again. 1- Your link doesn't work. There was a study done a couple of years ago on twin brothers. only 50% of those that identified being homosexuals, their twin brother also said they identify as gay. Now i can't find this study and its prob outd…
  • Hi, There still hasn't been any evidence of homosexual genetic markers. If you know of any, please provide your source. 
  • @baempi..."For example, when patriarch Benjamin tried to make a political move, he favored Mohammed in order to rid Egypt of the Romans. How did that turn out? Since the 7th century because of this political decision Egypt went from 80-90% Christian…
  • There isn't as easy way to answer that because the middle eastern way of thinking is that you cannot separate religion (any of them) from daily lives and therefore, the government and politics. So our western mindset of separation between church and…
  • @baempi..."When we really need the USA why would they answer our call next time after we shun them."who are "WE" exactly that you are talking about?! many many times His Holiness and bishops have said that the Church doesn't want anything from anyon…
  • Download this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible/id282935706?mt=8 and download the arabic version AVD or AVDDV
  • Kiahk Vespers Praise. The Vespers raising of incense is said in the hymns of the day, with the right of the next day...rite of sunday is the first sunday of kiahk, so vespers and its praise is to follow.
  • There has been MANY developments in Psalmody through the years...and we can see that from manuscripts of psalmodies. it was mainly the 4 hooses and there lobshes, without Aripsalin or tenen or tenoweh ensok. Those were kind of reserved to "overnight…
  • @Biboboy...that is not a rank in the Coptic Orthodox Church. The closest to it is Khouri Episcopos, which many of the older bishops we have now were. For some reason, that rank died down. Even the last Khouri Episcopos, Anba Isaak who serves with An…
  • He should be coming next Sunday with Anba Karas.