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  • thanks for your reply and message.if anyone wants further reading on how suffering in life fits with blessing from God, i VERY strongly recommend  'the communion of love' by abouna matta el miskeen (matthew the poor). mentioned here:https://tasbeha.…
  • thanks for clarification, only a few days left till kiakh!:)
  • welcome, brother.there is always a way to come back to God.remeber there is no eating or marriage in paradise, we enter alone, although we value the prayers of the saints in our journey.if you sincerely desire fellowship with God, He Himself will he…
  • thanks, ophadece for the explanation, that makes sense.i also understand minatasgeel's points, as it should be understood, however ophadece says the coptic makes sense and it is above my paygrade to dispute that (i opted out of further coptic studie…
  • coptic novice here, so excuse me if this should have been obvious -what is the difference between the coptic and arabic versions of pimici ebol?i hope we do keep singing it, i have been looking forward to it!and it is also easier in the final hymn (…
  • (sorry about the big space above!)Then another joyful event happened when the star led the wise men to worship the Child. But then fear and danger followed when Herod wanted to kill the Child, who then needed to flee and hide like any mortal person.…
  • Saint John Chrysostom; Matthew 2:12-16Paraphrased in modern English (from http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/200108.htm 2020).Bible quotes from The Orthodox Study Bible, Thomas Nelson, 2008.Then being divinely warned in a dream that they should not re…
  • hi tigran, you said it better than i could, thanks.dioscorus, sorry i didn't get in to a big debate, i have been busy in real life!could tigran and aba please tell us who is in their pictures?mine is saint matthias, the 12th apostle :)
  • for some reason, your last phrase came in grey:alef maddah on windows, it should be shift +n.thanks for your helpful hint (merci beaucoup!)may God give you peace and grace in your service. ophadece, maybe it could be modernisation, sometimes these t…
  • and here is a good link to help us understand it:http://www.rememberarabic.com/articles/tanween
  • i know i am chatting with myself here (i am not working today - yay!)but i have found the correct place for the mark (tanween fatha) on p144 of my 'teach yourself arabic' book (which i bought in 2005 and haven't quite finished yet).it is definitely …
  • hi aba, i like your icon, is it saint athanasius? this is a really big topic, there is an interesting discussion on it here:http://tasbeha.org/community/discussion/comment/180961 obviously i agree with my viewpoint (!) but it is good to see it from…
  • also, i don't want to start a revolution, but there are errors in coptic reader...
  • hope some native arabic speakers can help here, but i think it has to be on the alef, as it is changing the sound 'a' into 'aan'are you a native speaker, yoan, or are you a foreigner like me?
  • on my lenovo, i get a hamza with shift + Hwhen i do shift + B, i get a lam-alef with alef maddah, so now i can do shift + B, then go back one space and delete the lam and now i get what i want!thanks to you and we thank God!نشكر آلله ;)
  • the first one is 'Lord have mercy', which is not in your list, so all 3 (the first one and the 2 you asked for) are here:(techinically there should be a little sqiggle on the letter alef of 'allah', but i didn't find it yet on my keyboard, if anyone…
  • hhm i think you just make it up as we do in the churches i go to!sing the line for the 1st bishop, then a tiny breath and then the line for the next bishop in the same tune.the person who can sing it fastest with the least breathing gets the prize!(…
  • did you try all these?i think some of them have more than 1 bishop in the hymn.http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/cat/233
  • o, i haven't come across that thought that Christianity does not involve transformation.certainly it does, i agree with you there.maybe you are disagreeing with ideas that i haven't been exposed to, so i didn't understand your point very well.we cer…
  • thanks for the reply, canadian copt, this is a nice discussion to have publically.also thanks for recommending the new book to your friends, that is great!:) i'll quote the relevant part of homily 1 and then comment on it (probably the font will cha…
  • yes, definitely an 'ask abouna' situation. either of them.
  • hi canadian copt,thanks for quoting that really lovely passage from the wonderful saint macarius. in case anyone didn't realise, he is talking about the situation of Christians AFTER they enter heaven. it is clear from the context of the sermon, whi…
  • welcome back!:) if you sell the iphone and buy a cheap second hand non-smart telephone, you will not only have left over money for a laptop, but you will save money on the monthly subscription (you will need no data allowance) and you will be able t…
  • hi, i am sending you a personal message:)(am not in usa, sorry)
  • no, i think i am an expert after i learn 1 small thing, i have a lot to learn!for example i got the geography wrong there! my friend apologises, she was busy serving and did not see the email straight away.you are welcome to visit the church any tim…
  • noooooooooooooooooooooooo!come down south, we can help you! you don't have to come all the way, probably you will find the church in stockport open (http://manchestercopts.org/our-church/)the priests there are very lovely (i have only been once, but…
  • well done for doing this in time for the new year!happy 1739 everyone!i hope you can all make it to church for the new year's eve prayers, this is one of the most lovely services of the year:-) 
  • is this a good sermon?can you send us a link? i like orthodox sermons :)
  • glad ophadece added that, i only did a few coptic classes, but i thought that Ϫⲱⲙ was 'book' alsobut maybe some people in some corner of egypt used to spell it differently, there seems to be quite a lot of spelling differences in different places an…
  • it is like in arabic - the word for power (qowa قوة ) is feminine, so we say 'great (masculine adjective ending) are you, God and great (feminine ending) is your power.in coptic, the parts of the word that show that it is masculine or feminine go at…