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  • probably in the old days ppl didn't wash a lot and would come home covered in desert dust.so it made sense not to get black greasy marks on the books.i normally pray without washing, but if my hands are sticky from eating dinner then i wash my hands…
  • as we say in our church, that is an 'ask abouna' question!maybe you could arrange to meet a priest or (full) deacon in the coptic church you go to to ask his advice.i think the situation is not just a theological one, it needs wisdom and divine guid…
  • the original poster did not sign in for a while, i hope he found what he needed.welcome to the forum, and well done for having less reactionism! today i frined of mine (who recently turned 50) was trying to understand a social media post copied by a…
  • hi sis / bro (sorry i don't know if it is male or female name).i am not sure i understand the question, but definitely our Lord Jesus Christ prays for us.orthodox Christians do not believe in a special conception of the virgin saint mary like the ca…
  • i am really sorry to hear of this, i suppose you know someone this has happened to.it is deinitely not allowed and i know of several couples who had big issues and abouna talked to both of them and it got sorted out.i even know someone who was hit b…
  • very consise, a good introduction:)
  • 1 day i will buy a book for the prayers for raising of incense, there are lots of responses i don't know. sorry i can't help you.well done for planning in advance!:-)
  • thanks, this sounds like a good idea for long journeys or those days when you are with the kids and the adult's meeting is running on egyptian time ;)
  • certainly, they have a fully developed and ancient, traditional spiritual life.the psalms in the agpeya are the same as in the coptic church as they have a long history together.they fast and bow down a bit more than us (yes, we are not the most har…
  • after the holy resurrection feast.bright saturday (in less than 2 weeks :) !) is the only weekend day that we are allowed to fast by abstaining from food.so you can take Holy Communion early in the morning, have a small drink of water and then conti…
  • it is also a useful website for daily Bible readingshttp://suscopts.org i think the page that emoshe23 is referring to is this onehttps://suscopts.org/messages/lectures/eccleslecture4.pdf :)
  • there is a poster on here called 'italianCoptic', you could send him a personal message - he is good at this.if i come across anything i'll post it, i may have something in my files (that i keep on my laptop) on this.but don't hold you breath, hopef…
  • peace and grace, dann100.i have one from uk, which is in lovely modern english (produced recently, in the time of our kind patriarch tawadros 2nd).if you send me a personal message with your email address, i will send it to you.it should be small en…
  • your title suggests you want to ask about the different oriental orthodox churches, is that right?there are no theological differences, just cultural ones. generally, the ethiopians do the most fasting and the coptic orthodox church tries to catch u…
  • thanks minatasgeel,also that is an abouna question - each person needs to discuss how much to fast at confession.if your priest is too busy to confess soon, then start small and then increase it a little and check it out with your priest as soon as …
  • wow they made myron?i must have been too busy 'in real life'!do you have any information? i only saw an article about making it in 2021. as for the chanting question - sorry it is way above my pay grade!
  • hi, i don't know if this is what you are looking for (i know nothing about computers and my level of coptic is only slightly less than nothing).a poster called nadermansi (hi to you if you are still around), posted something here:https://tasbeha.org…
  • pls delete the bot post (the blue words are a hyperlink that lead to a web page where the bot wants you to spend money)
  • wow, thanks for that, i have seen both saint movies and they are awesome, may their prayers be with us :)
  • people are generally nicer in real life than on forums.avoid forums!(this one is not too bad though ;) )please come and visit the lovely orthodox church, and if (and i hope and pray you don't) you have a negative experience, please try again in a di…
  • middled aged lady here - can you translate what you mean by 'discord'?in simple english it means a lack of harmony; i assume there is a new computer meaning for it. when i was growing up, 'wicked' meant 'really awesome' - it is amusing how words cha…
  • welcome, kransaalwyn :)i am in uk, so can't comment about african americans.most people in the coptic church are (obviously) african, but there are a few who think that skin colour is relevant somehow and that paler africans are superior to darker a…
  • i have no experience of the verse above, i will leave it for my friends above, who are more knowlegeable than me, to comment. is abouna bishoy kamel an official saint now?that is nice, he was a shining example of humility and service.:)
  • the ones i know are very discreet about it, so online posts on the topic are not very common.but the main reasons are the same as for all people joining the church - logic (look at the stars - did they really all get there without a big dose of ener…
  • this is great.i also want to add that many monks and nuns do not have university degrees.for those people who go to work after school or who do voluntary work, the idea is that the person learns useful skills in life and doesn't just go to the monas…
  • no worries, you have some in english here:https://www.youtube.com/@FrDaoudLameiEnglish ophadece has some good ideas :)or (if you rather read than watch):http://frdaoudlamei.blog/ also read the sermons of saint macarius or saint john chrysostom - yo…
  • ps - that author was a french catholic priest:https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Arthur_Adolphe_Vaschalde https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Vaschalde-Arthur-Adolphe-CSB and taught at 'The Catholic University of America (CUA) where he received a Ph.D…
  • i have looked at your link and realise now that he is the one we know in the coptic orthodox church as saint philoxenus of mabbug.he is listed as a saint in 'A Panoramic View of Patristics in the First Six Centuries – Fr. Tadros Y Malaty' and he wro…
  • do you have any information about this saint philoxenus? i haven't heard of his lifestory.thanks;)
  • i will keep u posted if i get round to buying it:-)