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  • Dear @ItalianCoptic, You said "It's much like Habib Guirguis organization the church into its modern form. The wording was also far more detailed and more graphic." Would you mind expanding on those two statements please? Thanks a lot in advance..…
  • Hi @jwallace401146, Are you Coptic Orthodox? If you are, I believe you are not going to be fond of what I would say.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • So now I infer from what @ItalianCoptic wrote that this old-fashioned language serves as a reflection of our adherence to the writings of old, the rituals passed down to us and more generally being Orthodox.. How I wish so many other people even in …
  • No @ItalianCoptic I am afraid that is a very mistaken teaching. Midnight praises are not done only in monasteries. Strictly speaking midnight praises as well as vespers praises are part of the liturgical service and should be prayed by any ecclesias…
  • Dear @ItalianCoptic I am not sure why you say midnight praises are for monasteries only. It is not. If any one has the time they can chant the midnight praises after finishing the ajbeya.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Thanks @CopticBoy101 I really don't think this thread is the right one to do that and more importantly it is probably better that everyone finds out for themselves what is authentic and what is not in order to avoid arguing, debating, quarrelling an…
  • Thanks @RamezM, I believe that we are both in agreement on the phonological aspect mentioned which as you rightly assert is the case in other language systems. My point is especially relating to the rigid fixed rules of Greco-Bohairic without trying…
  • Dear @RamezM, Sorry it seems that I am sending at the same time you are sending too. I noticed your previous message and it makes sense to me. I take your point about Greek texts in the church but the point I had made earlier with regards Greek peop…
  • Dear @RamezM, Thank you very much for this fantastic passage.. It makes sense to me now. I guess that's a proof of the authenticity of old Bohairic ό φθόγγος to ⲫⲑⲟⲛⲓⲕⲟⲛ as the ⲕ used to be swapped with ⲅ and the insertion of the iota sound is prett…
  • Dear @minasafwat, Please note that we do not speak Greek. Greek loan words in the Coptic language do not necessarily mean the same as in Greek, get pronounced the same, or even follow the same grammar as I am sure you know. In fact even modern Greek…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Dear @Jojo_Hanna, Please don't be upset with the way @Ricci was talking.. I am sure he didn't mean to cause any offence but more importantly I think he was referring to @mabsoota.. He sounds like a man who is not completely aware of …
    in Napkins Comment by ophadece June 5
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Dear @Jojo_Hanna, I have not read the reference you are referring to but that is what I have been taught in Sunday school. Whether the interpretation is correct or not is only in the knowledge of God.. May He have mercy on all His pe…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Dear @ItalianCoptic I am not fluent in French unfortunately but I am OK in Coptic beyond the liturgical syntax. I would like to help out so let me know what I can do and I will check if I can.. Thanks in advance.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Dear @Constantance, In my church education I came to learn that the faithful will go astray in the end of times before Israel is brought to the belief in Christ as the true God as supported by many interpreters. Now I don't know if t…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ There you go, under the subheading "months" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_calendar Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Hi @Theodosia, The Coptic year consists of 365 days and 366 days every four years, so it is congruent with the Julian calendar year as you rightly said, and deviates from the Gregorian calendar 3 times every 400 years. Next deviation…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ No offence taken at all and I am sorry that I sounded that way. I cannot agree more about the status of God's word and I never alluded to any traditions. Orthodox writing and teaching is not a tradition and this is where I see us in d…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ OK guys this is turning into an election like campaign but I am sorry to disappoint you, I am not prepared to run for the office taking the seat of Trump, Trudeau or Boris Johnson just yet.. I have no knowledge of theology but thank …
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Hi @Ricci, I do believe that as mentioned in another post you are not a Coptic Orthodox. I for one do not dispute at all the Bible verses you have kindly provided but I think we should agree to disagree on our views. In the Coptic Or…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ I can't agree more with all your statements @mabsoota.. It's been quite busy at work as you rightly say.. @Jojo_Hanna has been a great blessing in my life, I am honoured to have known someone like him.. I am lucky he can do a much bet…
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Yes @Jojo_Hanna I think I heard the same comment probably it's in one of the books on ajbeya by Fr Tadros Yakoob but I can't remember exactly. He said that Copts, in their great awe of the Holy Trinity used ⲇⲟⲝⲁⲥⲓ ⲟ Ⲑⲉⲟⲥ ⲏⲙⲱⲛ as the i…
    in Psalm melody Comment by ophadece May 14
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Very well said @Jojo_Hanna.. Thanks a million.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Thanks @minatasgeel, I didn't know that before.. I agree with you that perhaps not a particular tune for each psalm as such but I have a feeling that they were more than a couple.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
    in Psalm melody Comment by ophadece May 13
  • Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ Some people argue that the arabicisation of the services and the prayers lost us the special tunes of psalms, which leads me to think that each psalm had its own tune one day.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
    in Psalm melody Comment by ophadece May 13
  • Hi all Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ The church is the Bride of Christ and who misses Christ misses the church as everyone here had said already. Please beware there is no salvation outside the church.. Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Ⲁ̅ : ϯⲙⲉⲓ ⲙ̀ⲙⲟⲕ ⲃ̅ : ⲡⲁⲙⲉⲛⲣⲓⲧ ⲅ̅ : ⲡⲉϯⲙⲉⲓ ⲙ̀ⲙⲟϥ (came in the psalmody with this translation "my beloved" although literally it translates into "who I love" (for a male)) Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • Dear @ShareTheLord, Thank you very much for your words and your respectful thoughts for me. Please pray for me that God give me faith - I am a vain bigot who doesn't have any faith but likes to blag.. Dear @pharoh123, Fair enough.. Thanks for your …
    in No Easter?! Comment by ophadece April 4
  • Dear @ShareTheLord, Of course God was susceptible to illness, He was fully human. However He did not promise to protect us from disease or illness, but He promised us to be protected in His presence, inside His house. Dear @pharoh123, You may be sur…
    in No Easter?! Comment by ophadece April 3
  • Dear @ShareTheLord,I am sorry as I was not clear in my thoughts, or arguments (as always), but the bottom line is if I go to church with corona virus and all the people in the church have faith that God protects them, and they won't get it, then the…
    in No Easter?! Comment by ophadece April 3
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrillos I never wished to have read these words from you but I am more than certain that your spiritual "stature" is far away above all of us and you are only doing that as a ruse to trick the evil one - at least so I hope.Without ment…
    in No Easter?! Comment by ophadece April 3