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  • 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 …
  • Ok. I really didn't wanna reply to this post but maybe it's time to do so.  So one issue that i see in the way we are looking at this is because we are just comparing women and men and their roles in church. But this is not the case when you are tal…
  • Translation: The Holy Synod Decisions June 2016 The final and general session of the Holy Synod, held this morning (Thursday, June 6th, 2016) and headed by his holiness the Pope resulted in a bundle of decisions and recommendations and what follows …
  • ثانياً: توصيات لجان المجمع المقدس 1- توصيات لجنة الأسرة :- مراجعة جميع مراكز المشورة على مستوى الكرازة لتوحيد منهج معتمد وتحديد مراكز معتمدة كنسياً لاستخراج شهادات الدورات اللازمة لإتمام الزواج ويعمل بهذه الشهادات إجبارياً من أول يوليو 2017 2- توصيا…
  • That's probably true. But please consider that these liturgies are very old. What we have now is a combination of many old manuscripts.  I would like to ask: what are you trying to accomplish exactly?
  • We didn't pick and choose. Those saint that wrote the liturgy did. You can see the difference in the commemoration of the 3 liturgies. As for the commemoration in tasbeha, it was probably at set at some point of time by monasteries in which tasbeha …
  • In the Commemoration of saints, mostly the leads or "princes" of a specific rank is said. Also, each liturgy's commemoration is unique to the father that wrote it (St. Basil, St. Gregory's or St. Cyril's). The Synod though allowed that at the end, e…
  • In the coptic church:- A person should have a relationship with a specific monastery to even be considered for the vow of monasticism. It's not as simple as just leaving the world simply because some may take it as the easy way out, considering how …
  • @quinas...i have heard of similar cases before. This may be called a "separation" i guess for the lack of a better word. yes, it may not look like she has not done a sin, but we cannot justify this by our own judgement. I recommend, and I do hope yo…
  • @Bmoaanes2...it's not as simple as that. Every marriage case is unique and has a very specific way of dealing with it, so there will always be different results as to what happened to both parties in relation to participating in the church sacrament…
  • I was listening to Anba Rafael sermon at SI church yesterday and he said the following about our hymnology in churches (around min 1:17:30):
  • I think this all depends on their relationship with their father of confession. Confession/Repentance is also a mystery that is as important as Communion.
  • I agree with you on that point. Can you provide some examples though?
  • @ophadece...i don't think Remnkemi meant that OB is based on an opinion. He is saying that what Erian Moftah did was based on an opinion. Nonetheless, it is also an opinion that we must undo what Erian moftah did. Because here is the issue with most…
  • Despite how correct or incorrect my opinion is:I think he is just being a great musician when he is speaking about our coptic hymnology. When he says that "the hymns changed"....i think that he is assuming that our alhan were once musically tuned. T…
  • And it's already on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bright-Saturday-Rite/dp/1511533617/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460489010&sr=1-4&keywords=bright+saturday