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  • so who has been to church?was it weird the first time back?did you cry a lot (i will)?i am trying to figure out how it will be so i am prepared (other than taking plenty of tissues).i did go to church in my dreams last night, that was lovely, less s…
  • sorry, that should say 'live' in syria!too much cycling makes my fingers type strangely!
  • this is an 'ask your spiritual father' question.when i was traveling and wanted to take Holy Communion with EO, I spoke to one of the priests (who lived with the bishop) to see when I could ask the bishop to request permission.he said i did not need…
  • i think someone is sending him a kolonsowa, as he likes to look at church items.not the neighbourhood or the brotherhood...;-)
    in Napkins Comment by mabsoota June 1
  • i heard that some churches in usa will open soon, i hope that is right.:)
  • briefly, the roman emperor wanted more control, so used to church to get it.the churches in west asia came under his control, but the egyptian church did not.the theology was used as an excuse to split the churches. on reflection over the 1 1/2 thou…
  • he means that the demons attack us more when we move towards God.do not give up, help is coming.
    in i have sinned Comment by mabsoota May 23
  • may God give you peace and guidance. don't give up until you find His eternal love, He is waiting for you with open arms.
  • from greek (or any eastern orthodox) church, only chrismation is needed (holy oil), not baptism.i was a church when a greek lady was chrismated who later married a Coptic orthodox man. she said she really liked how we explain everything well and 'ta…
  • dear friend, please speak to your confession father or another priest.they can advise you best on how to avoid sin. one of the monks used to carry bags of sand around until he felt tired when he was tempted to sin, but that is not the right treatmen…
    in i have sinned Comment by mabsoota May 22
  • don't worry jojohanna, i also sent a personal message to ophadece once i realised he was too busy at work.i met him once in person!:-O(uk is a small country...)
  • happy feast of saint arsanius!:)
    in katamares Comment by mabsoota May 21
  • i just read on the news that people in italy and greece can go to church! i am very happy for them, thank God :)
  • i spoke to my confession father today for the first time in 2 months! i am ok now, he is someone who loves God very, very much, so just hearing his voice makes me feel better:-)
  • nice discussion, thanks, and sorry for upsetting minatasgeel and italiancoptic by telling them to exercise in freezing weather!(yes, i live in uk, and once cycled 5 miles on ice and snow, so i thought everyone would enjoy the thrill of risking falli…
  • ophadece, where were you when this thread first appeared?!probably very busy at work these days and no time for internet i suppose.good thing you have jojohanna doing your job for you...;-)
  • dear minatasgeel, thanks for answering. don't take this the wrong way, but people driving for 5 mins is why we have so much pollution!if it is so close, it will only be 30-45 mins walking / cycling / pushing your wheelchair (delete as appropriate) s…
  • so i had to travel to take part in some medical research today (as a 'healthy subject'), and it is a bit too far to cycle all the way so i adjusted my journey so i had just a short trip on public transport and then cycled the rest of the way.the jou…
  • thanks for explaining, ricci!italiancoptic,i don't mind, but i wish we could be have liturgy in our houses in small groups, although i am fairly sure we don't have enough priests to make that possible, they are busy enough as it is.i do think that t…
    in Napkins Comment by mabsoota May 11
  • don't worry jojohanna, i get confused also.i thought maybe ricci has a big house if he is collecting so many things.i was wrong, sorry! italiancoptic, you SEE your priest? i haven't seen a priest for more than 7 weeks!you must be in a part of a coun…
    in Napkins Comment by mabsoota May 10
  • guess u have a big house...;)
    in Napkins Comment by mabsoota May 9
  • the arabic translates as 'early at the break of dawn, on sunday morning'and does not mention the state of consciousness of the guards. (https://st-takla.org/Lyrics-Spiritual-Songs/06-Coptic-Taraneem-Kalemat_Ein-Ghein-Feh/3end-Shak-Al-Fagr-Baker.html…
  • ok, i think (maybe) jojohanna was suggesting that you (ricci) intended to use the monk's hood instead of the communion cloth.but i don't think you meant that.if italiancoptic doesn't mind, i think the best word to use in english for the cloth people…
    in Napkins Comment by mabsoota May 9
  • that was great, just as if we sang it together!great to 'see' PK281 also :) in heaven, we will all see each other, and saint mark! :-O
  • ok that time before baptism was probably from God, that sounds like He would do that.but the best person to ask, if you can, is your confession father.don't take my thoughts too seriously, it is just a general list of what it could be. i realise tha…
    in Cymbals Comment by mabsoota May 4
  • there are 3 options (please stay calm while reading this, maybe sit down!)1. auditory hallucination - this is very common, it is easy to imagine you hear someone who has recently died, or if someone is driving along a road 50 metres away with loud m…
    in Cymbals Comment by mabsoota May 4
  • yes, the Bible (new testament books) was complied by the church. not the other way around.
    in creeds Comment by mabsoota May 3
  • Christus ist erstanden!i have been here once:http://kopten.de/gemeinden/stuttgart/(sadly arriving late as the people i stayed with 100 miles away did not feel like getting up at 7am so i could go to an orthodox church!) they are very friendly. my ge…
  • i think he wants to know when apollos got the baptism of Jesus (as compared to the baptism of john).the Bible does not tells us exactly.if aquila was ordained a (full) deacon or priest, then aquila could have done it (philip who baptised the ethiopi…
    in creeds Comment by mabsoota May 2
  • hehe, u r supposed to wake up early!;)of course, if you are working 12 noon to 9pm shifts, you won't wake early, so then you can move all the hours forward.but generally if you sleep around 9 or 10pm and wake early, you acheive much more.if you slee…