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  • Hi @georgemelek The answer to the first question is yes, but I wonder if the original rite was for a litany before each Gospel! However the current practice is to sing the first psalm in a festive tune and the second one before the fourth Gospel in …
  • Dear @georgemelek, The whole controversy about the Coptic Church's Greco-Bohairic pronunciation vs the more authentic one that very few hymns were recorded with. The problem with cantor Ibrahim and the cathedral chorus is that they keep inventing an…
  • Dear @theophilos, Thank you very much for your reply.. I e-mailed the servants on the website my response, and I look forward to hearing their opinions.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • [ I did say that I will delete any future responses that have nothing to do with the original post. I am also closing this discussion ]
  • Dear @CopticApostate, Thank you very much for your reply, it shows that after all you do have patience and genuine interest in dialogue, which is great. Please remember that part of my questioning about your motives and upbringing is indeed challeng…
  • Thanks @ItalianCoptic and sorry for sounding rather negative and sorry too to @CopticApostate - I didn't mean to offend Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Dear @CopticApostate,So you say your "atheism may be laughable to many", yet like @ItalianCoptic said before you keep coming onto this forum predominantly visited by Coptic Orthodox people. I suggest that you really look deep down; I do believe your…
  • 58? I need to check.. The number sticking to my mind is 14, but I will do some research on this.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Thanks dear @tenooshtIn answer to your question @Jojo_Hanna, I would not be able to answer all aspects, but at least I could say that the practice is quite old (not very recent). - Why should it not be said, is exactly like what @mnhanna9 said befor…
  • Hi @Jojo_Hanna, I guess you are asking me why, but in my fear of sounding ignorant, you may be agreeing! Please tell me what you mean by "wdym"? Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Strictly speaking, baklaos ghar should not be said in either St Basil or St Cyril liturgies, but people do not actually know (or care) about what @mnhanna9 just explained.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Hi all, Below is the corrected version of the Arabic critical appraisal of Fr Youhanna Nassif's thesis - I had to make some changes, additions and corrections, and also embellish the text.. Looking forward to your opinions.. https://www.dropbox.co…
  • Hi @mabsoota, Thank you very much for your comment. Please remember that the paragraph you are referring to is purely hypothetical because the calculations for the feast of resurrection and consequently the apostles fast and feast will all move too.…
  • Dear @copticmercy, I am not going to repeat anything @ItalianCoptic had said as I fully agree with him. I also know of other priests who will be of the opinion of your FoC. My FoC is actually the same. That opens up another question for me which @It…
  • Dear @CopticApostate As I said before you resent the authority of the church, so unfortunately you will never like her position. Christianity is life and she was given permission, as the bride of the Lord, to advise people in their every move, just …
  • Dear @CopticApostate, Thank you very much for replying to me, and yes I am so glad that you came here for opposing views and arguments.. That is a sign of maturity.. My original question was really driving at the potential of you not wanting to be h…
  • Dear @CopticApostate, Why the aggressive attitude, and especially towards the word of God? If you have your own beliefs and other ideas you should not come to a Christian website, unless you are craving a past relationship with God/church and want t…
  • Dear @ItalianCoptic, I am so sorry for the late reply. You know I can't agree more with your statement that God's miracles are unseen and probably unfelt too. I am similar in a way that I was away from the church for a long long time and was only pu…
  • @ItalianCoptic, I can't tell you how happy I am to hear we are in agreement, and more importantly your views for the future of the church under your leadership.. May God bless your service always and give you the wisdom and the strength to tolerate …
  • Dear @SaintJaneDoe, I very much appreciate and commend your stance in defending the minorities and the indigenous people.. God bless you and bless your service. Please do not forget to mention me and my wife in your prayers always.. Dear @ItalianCo…
  • Dear @SaintJaneDoe,First of all I am sorry for what you have gone through.. Secondly, let me address some points that you and @ItalianCoptic have said, admitting that you may not like what I am going to say very much. You see I have lived in Egypt u…
  • Hi @George27 This hymn bears no relation to swtais amen. This hymn is called Alleluja oblations and is said during the selection of the lamb. It is usually skipped altogether because people mistakenly say Kyrialayson which is essentially the end of …
  • Do you mean three different languages? Haha.. (the quote button didn't work, I meant to reply to your comment "two different languages").. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ
  • Of course @AndrewRezk.. The first anba is ⲁⲃⲃⲁ which refers to the higher clergy people, i.e. bishops (including monastery heads), metropolitans and patriarchs, so you will find it frequently in the congregation of saints in the liturgy from whom we…
  • Hi @AndrewRezk I think they are saying "ebkhebs" which is right rather than "et". Be or eb mean "the" because lamp is a noun, not an adjective. Alle altre parole be o eb significano "il/la" perché lamp è un nome, non è un aggettivo. The mistake in …
  • Hi @AndrewRezk 1) through the prayers of our fathers the patriarchs, anba Athanasius the apostolic, and anba Kyrollos the pillar of the faith, and Dioscoros (bikhebs not "etkhebs") the lamp of Orthodoxy, anba Kyrollos the sixth, o Lord... 2) throug…
  • Hi @Jojo_Hanna, What I am going to say now is so arbitrary, but if other churches have a better practice with Coptic hymns, I would be grateful if they share. Obviously the length could be modified based on the duration of Communion. Adam annual da…
  • OK, ⲡⲓϫⲓⲛⲉⲣⲟⲩⲱ = the response (the verb ⲉⲣⲟⲩⲱ is to answer as in the hymn ⲅⲟⲗⲅⲟⲑⲁ : ⲁϥⲉⲣⲟⲩⲱ ⲛⲁϥ ⲛ̀ϫⲉ Ⲡϭⲥ) Ⲡⲓⲟⲩⲱϩⲉⲙ = the repetition, the verb means to repeat. Ⲛ̀ⲧⲉ = of Ⲡⲓⲯⲁⲗⲙⲟⲥ = the psalm Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • OK, ⲡⲓϫⲓⲛⲉⲣⲟⲩⲱ = the response (the verb ⲉⲣⲟⲩⲱ is to answer as in the hymn ⲅⲟⲗⲅⲟⲑⲁ : ⲁϥⲉⲣⲟⲩⲱ ⲛⲁϥ ⲛ̀ϫⲉ Ⲡϭⲥ) Ⲡⲓⲟⲩⲱϩⲉⲙ = the repetition, the verb means to repeat. Ⲛ̀ⲧⲉ = of Ⲡⲓⲯⲁⲗⲙⲟⲥ = the psalm Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Hi @Jojo_Hanna Please explain what you mean! I am being quite thick these days! Do you mean the literal translation? Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ