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  • I fixed the extra hymns added into the annual and fasts categories. anyone with an account can "add" a hymn so these were prob added by mistake. as for the feast of the cross matins procession, the link is not broken. It's just that the category is …
  • @Daniel_Kyrillos...So there are some problems with whatever you said in the first section:1-Deaconesses in the church are NOT the equivalent of deacons since their duties are totally different. You can't just say that a deacon or a deaconess is any …
  • @minasoliman...to some certain extent i agree...but i didn't want to get any arguments by saying so :-)
  • The style looks like George Edwards in the Southern Diocese. He did many churches there including the main church in the texas monastery:https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://copticliterature.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/t15.png&imgref…
  • Rites change through the years. The senixar was not really said during the liturgy of the word but it was a later addition. You also have to consider that the senixar as a book--a collection of commemorations of saints daily--was not a book that eve…
  • @ophadece, after the senixar
  • Egypt. Mahabba bookstore kholagy. 
  • That's a very interesting questions that i haven't heard before. I think the answer is that monasticism is just a vow and none of its orders/levels are not of the liturgical ranks. deaconship and its ranks are higher than monks in ranks. This is sim…
  • The best are the ones published by Raleigh NC church:http://www.stmosesbookstore.org/index.php/books/search?keyword=Katamerous+&limitstart=0&option=com_virtuemart&view=category Sanawi means you need atleast the Sundays katamerous and th…
  • This is the only coptic I found for the commentary:{iouwini [iouwini@ `w pitwou `nte nijwit@ `vma `n;wou] `nnizwon@ etses`c;oinoufi.Ef,y qen toumy]@ `nje pihalyt@ `eta pi`c;oi `nneftenh@ mah ni,wra tyrou.{iouwini [iouwini@ `w ni`apoctoloc e;ouab@ je…
  • haha...OB of GB syllables?! because there are 8  on the first stanza....not that i believe that the number of syllables is THAT crucial to the process of chanting in.
  • @ophadece. I think it just sounds unique. Many do the mistake of saying it like khen oshout, but it's not. 
  • They have the grace to bless people and pray and give absolutions. It's not exactly them that is doing this, but the grace of the Spirit in them. It's best then to do that with the cross to testify to that fact. And since this is all they're suppose…
  • @ophadece...The Psalies & Commentaries book say that this tarh is Watos. Most other books don't say it's watos or adam. There is one more book in church i want to check--The Rite of Holy Week by Fr Attalla Arsanius El-Maharaqi. It may have some …
  • 1-Its basically the Senixar in Tasbeha. It has the stories of saints (not all--mostly a saint or 2 a reading) but in a poetic form rather then just a reading. Sadly it has been abandoned a while back and therefore many of it's text has many myths an…
  • Welcome Daniel
  • I guess we have the same friends on facebook :-) I liked Fr. Moses article to some certain extent. It was a good response to article/blog that was posted by an anonymous female who i guess is very angry at the church for many problems (i would rathe…
  • We do have a problem in deaconship where ranks are given in a young age thinking that it will help the child grow into the rank and does its duties....but that rarely happens. Recently through, bishops have been more aware of this problem and give r…
  • --I'll be honest, I don't believe that it was due to "less need". Culture, maybe, since Egypt is still a pretty patriarchal country. But if the early church had women serving as deacons then what changed that we no longer have this? I can't disagree…
  • There are actually  lot of more errors on this page so i am going to edit it. 
  • @Khepra...i don't think it's really the priests fault on wearing those, but it is those that make the bornos that way. very few bornoses you see today don't have either.  @minasoliman...i don't think that was discussed but i'll try to remember and a…
  • I guess i was specifically responding to mnc_hnn comment where it was said "a wedding ceremony I guess is to declare your unity with your partner in front of society" because that is not the reason. That may be part of the process, but it's not why …
  • There is a saying about getting ordained a priest: you don't ask for it but you should not say no to it.  The thing is, people place priests in a higher status. Many looks at that and lust for that power and authority. That's a sin. 
  • @mnc_hnn and @Joshuaa....I am not sure what are you too are implying by your comments. It's not about where the decision is being made that matter nor those who are is in attendance for the ceremony. You just need the couple, a priest, a deacon, and…
  • In the Coptic orthodox Church, a crowning ceremony must be in a consecrated coptic church. I am not really sure about our sister churches restrictions. 
  • I think it's ok to spell or pronounce names different to differentiate. Like:- Zecharias (nkjv for John the Baptist father) and Zechariah (nkjv old testament prophet). - Judas, Jude, Judah
    in Jesus? Comment by minatasgeel June 22
  • --In the Copic Church where I grew up all men (deacons or not) were given Holy Communion in the main Alter, the young pre-pubescent girls were also given Holy Communion in the main Alter. Post-pubescent girls and women were not. This was to emulate …
  • --The church needs to abandon the old testament (as in pre-new covenant) traditions regarding women approaching the Bosom of the Father, the Holy of Holies.I am sorry, but the priesthood that we have now is not "made up" from the old testament but i…
  • --The pews are next to each other, yes. But on the other hand, men are allowed near a consecrated alter... women are not. No. That's an incorrect statement. NO ONE is to enter the altar other then those who may serve in the altar. That's not all men…
  • @minasoliman...I think all of this is in the works. The accomplishment actually is the fact that it's out there in arabic. No one used to get these written decisions anywhere but recently the church has been using facebook to make announcements and …