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  • If for the sake of convenience we are looking for a tool to erase sins we could create a bot and pray for it in each liturgy so that God accepts its powers! However what we learnt in church is that they are not called fathers of confession for no re…
    in Confession Comment by ophadece July 3
  • I don't think that is a good idea.. To have a father of confession is to form a personal relationship with a senior member of the clergy.. Oujai khan ebshois
    in Confession Comment by ophadece July 3
  • Hi mabsoota,There you go, oujai qen P[c
  • Ekhrestos anesty Hi @danny, All those hymns are said after the Coptic Pauline but since it is not prayed in Coptic all associated hymns like the virtues, tou makariou, behmot ghar and so on are deceptively prayed before the interpretation to whiche…
  • Ekhrestos anesty Hi @Daniel_Kyrillos, what do you mean by baralex? I know different ways exist but generally most sources fit it onto the long glorification verse "arebresbawin". I hope this helps.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Ekhrestos anesty Hi @Daniel_Kyrillos, in answer to your question plural in Coptic is plural, pretty much like English, i.e. no masculine plural distinctly different to feminine plural as is the case in other languages. Since no other member chipped…
  • Ekhrestos anesty Hi @Daniel_Kyrillos, I can answer some questions: 2- the forefathers likened the virtues to the precious stones of the holy city and therefore applied the same tune. 5- the number refers to the word "virtue" which is feminine rath…
  • Dear @minasoliman,Let me answer your queries in an uninformed way, much less learned than you are I know, but I am sure you will understand and find more evidence than what I can say. First of all you said: "I may have reacted rashly and compared th…
  • Dear all,Sorry I had some busy days at work, and wasn't able to reply sooner. I have replied to a similar argument before on this very website when Fr. Peter Farrington was active. I will try to relist those points, although I can't remember all the…
  • Dear @minatasgeel, Why do you have that kind of opinion? Dear @minasoliman, I disagree with you and with the synod on the point of the Nicene Creed.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Not a bad effort in terms of Coptic. Certainly better than other versions I saw online, albeit still fraught with mistakes.. May God bless all efforts for the glory of His Holy Name..Oujai qen P[c
  • Very well said @minasoliman.. I can't agree more Oujai khan ebshois
  • Thank you very much @minasoliman. Perhaps the teaching then goes that the altar deacons represent the angels with the trumpets??? I agree that the liturgy means we are already in the Kingdom, but I do not think this means we are counted as "saved" a…
  • The practice of old, which I believe is actually correct, is that altar deacons do not greet one another. The reason I think is that they represent angelic hosts who have already made peace and overcome the corporeal problems (yes they were spirits …
  • I don't know perhaps a literal translation would be: "nanef (kalwc) nem ettaiout (pe)"!!!!oujai qen P[c
  • Dear @Daniel_Kyrollos,As @minatasgeel says, we have never been taught the Coptic for such a response. However, @ItalianCoptic makes a very good point. "axion ke dikeon" seems to be plausible, although it is more like "worthy and holy" in more litera…
  • Dear @dflynn, Spelling on the basis of phonetics ought not to be official or general if you will. Do whatever you want with the name you would like to spell, but remember it will only be familiar to yourself only. We discussed the name and answered …
  • Thanks very much @Daniel_Kyrillos
  • Dear @dflynn,No - Yeshua in the Old Testament is either /Iycouc/ or /Iycou/. You will mutilate the name, and insignify the meaning if you use an arbitrary spelling than what we already have. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Hi @Daniel_Kyrillos Why was she decanonised by the Catholic Church? Do you know? Oujai khan ebshois
  • Phewwwwww.. Grazie a Dio. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Burning bush in the feast of the Nativity? That is a strange practice Oujai khan ebshois
  • pe or te does not refer to the subject, but to the object. oujai qen P[c
  • Hi @mnhanna9 I am not exactly sure what statement you are referring to. Brother Antonios made a mistake in using ba rather than te. The reason being that the following word (dihriri) is feminine. Is that what you are asking? Oujai khan ebshois
  • No @Daniel_Kyrillos.. Not absolutely right.. Go back to your kholagy and psalmody.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @mnhanna9 Te is right in both Bohairic and Sa'idic, therefore brother Antonios is mistaken.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @mnhanna9, (te) is right in both Bohairic and Sa'idic. The following word is feminine which is dihriri, unlike "'nto ba bishshin 'nda 'bwnkh" you are the tree of life - tree is masculine as you can see.. Oujai khan ebshois
  • Dear @epshiri, There are some groups on Facebook that have helpful snapshot grammar and vocabulary images if you type the word Coptic in the Facebook search. God be with you and come back here, many members can help you too if you have any questions…
  • Oh @minasoliman,You are taking the fasting to a whole new level, according to St. Paul's saying, to enslave the body and corporeal desires (God help those who follow your advice.. hehe). May I just add one point, that one very important aspect of fa…
  • Hi @Daniel_Kyrillos,I don't agree that tenen could be said at any time during the year. But people like it, and they want to sing it regardless of the meaning - oh yes, and I do like the sha'anini tune, and ontwc, and long ]soury (I even avoided cal…