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  • It good to know how things are done in other churches, specially if they are sister churches. But you have to consider that every local church may have it's own circumstances and view of things. In the Armenian church, they "ordain" (atleast that's …
  • 1- these are canons that may be changes by the Synod2- this is a local council to, I think, Church of Antioch. So the Church of Alexandria were probably not bound to it
  • - Evol hiten is only part of the sunday midnight tasbeha.- Alli elasr is any vespers praise- aretenthoni is unique to saturday vespers praise- ti-galili a is unique to wednesday vespers praise and the feasts of entering egypt and the temple- the 8th…
  • the names of those mentioned after the Commemoration are the departed, not the living. As for all other prayers for the living, you're allowed to pray for anyone. 
  • @Remnkemi...how about putting together a quick document for a proper translation for the 3 main parts of the hymn? The latter verses are just "The blessing of...."
  • Fr. Peter recently wrote an article about this:http://www.stgeorgeministry.com/?p=1312
  • Those are hymns that are not part of the difnar and they are unique to each saint. The difnar is also unique to each saint. But the hymns and the difnar are totally separate. 
  • The Difnar is translate and available on Coptic Reader and in print from St Moses Abbey. Currently, it's similar to a senixar...each day have difnar selection from difnar saints. each selection is similar to a psali, but each has a tune based on the…
  • Very good question. We'll ask the mallem soon :-)
  • --My question is this: believing in as much as I do, can I convert? To answer your question, No! Orthodox Christianity doesn't declare all what you believe as faith. 
  • I can't say that is the case since what I wrote is all speculation. 
  • I am not really sure. We tend to say both, but only say the sha3anini one at the end with O the angel...
  • While Remnkemi will probably response to all this "fun" stuff you wrote, here is my two-cents worth Do you allow debates and free discussion on this forum? If you say no, then you'd get what you want. I'd leave without a trace and you won't hear fro…
  • Good question. So, this specific aripresvevin, and similar verses that are said for saints (those are also mostly the same as the last part of their doxologies), in the context of a tamgeed, they are to be said in the Sha'anini tune. This will also …
  • Hello venadoazul, Good luck in dealing with this situation. Just pray enough about it. I do have some comments about the subject though and concerning what you said: "our Church is too complicated"  I kind of disagree...not just with you, but a lot …
  • Aha. I forgot about those. So, Albair has a book called "Al-moufeed fi taqs al-tamgeed" ("The beneficial [things] in the rite of the glorification"). I think, after doing the hymns of St. Mina's feast, being a mina, I ended up adding a lot more hymn…
  • So how about we clarify some things...we keep talking about divorce, but in essence that is not the problem. The Church DOES NOT grant divorces. The Church only unites. The mystery is in the act of the unification and not in 'undoing' it. That being…
  • Can you share the link?
  • While I have my own thought about all this, it is the Church's view that, if someone died in sin, they will not pray on them. The most known case of that is suicide. Almost everyone thinks that we don't pray on suicide cases because "they have given…
  • Hello Alex, Welcome to the forum and it's great to see your interest in the COC. You will to be in direct contact with a priest if you are truly willing to become a believer. So, for the church you mentioned in Portland, is it St. Antonious? If so, …
  • @monfret. I can never encourage someone who is just converting for the sake of marriage. Consider your salvation and eternity first, and then everything else.
  • @monfret. The rule is as minasoliman said: "a canonical Oriental Orthodox priest" is needed. All other exceptions must come from a bishop. 
  • I donno what do you mean by oikonomia. But you must have a priest to have an altar, a "consecrated" one, to call upon the Holy Spirit to fulfill the sacrament and the union between the two people. There is a reason it's called a 'mystery' and not ju…
  • Lets see what we can answer:1.) I heard a recording of Ibrahim Ayad teaching the 'Kiahk tune' for the Sunday Theotokia, sounds similar to Pascha concluding hymn (Efnoti Nai Nan). Does anyone know anything about this tune? The recording was cut short…
  • Before we get into this, I think you are referring to the 'spirit' not the 'soul'. St Athanasius differentiates between those two terms. The soul is the actual 'life' that a human has as well as animals. The spirit is the god-given breath in us and …
  • The current source of the liturgy text is mainly Fr. Abdelmaseih Salib El-mas'oudi El-baramousi book, which many just call the Muharaq Book. He used a lot of manuscript in putting together his liturgy book for the 3 saints. They don't include mentio…
  • @Remnkemi....i don't think that's the case. From look at babros account, i think he's a real person :-)
  • Yeeey...he's back.....and gone....
  • "Dear Mr MinasolimanI resent you comment "Forgive me for being blunt brother, as I think it is dangerous to enter into inter-religious relationships given the violent atmosphere surrounding it"stick to the question. Not ALL Muslims are terrorist.Tha…