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  • Dear Mina, I know I said i would give you the final word but to say I faulted the church is a misrepresentation. What i said is that I don’t think the we should be behaving in a political manner and choosing sides. It is in fact you who faulted th…
  • Why did you suddenly turn this into Palestine vs Israel discussion. If you read the above posts the point of each statement i made was as to whether the church should engage in politics or not and the example at hand is indicated above. Should the c…
  • Thank you for the very thoughtful comments. I have a few observations. You don’t agree with the Jerusalem ban, which is political too, so it’s a wrong decision, but you agree with the Pence ban which is also a political decision but you call it so…
  • Oh i see what you are saying. So you say it is ok for the church to be a political body too in addition to the bride of Christ. I guess I just think of it as how does this decision or statement guide is to heaven? For example, we know Rome had …
  • I don’t dispute that but you ignored the rest of the statement. So you think the church should be involved in world politics?
  • The church leaders routinely meet with the Egyptian leaders and other Arabic leaders who routinely do “exactly the opposite” of what the church believes teaches and does. So your explanation doesn’t sit well with me. It just seems Unnecessary for t…
  • Now we, the Coptic Church, has cancelled and are refusing to have a delegation meet VP Mike Pence.
  • Doesn’t seem like a good reason for the church to get involved in politics. “Because the world says so”.
  • I do not know that man, nor have I ever met him, but have only studied his book but I don't think his religion should impact anything. To my knowledge he has dedicated years if not decades of his life as a coptologist, and is in fact one of the only…
  • Dear remnkimi and ophadece please refer to page 126 and 127 of Arial shisha halevys book to see his explanation of its use with the preterite. A.....af construct.
  • Ok in my 5 minute search I found dozens of examples in leviticus of the 3rd future with the same construct as I mentioned above with ere "nominal clause" ef'e. Please read from the first chapter. There's atleast 5 examples in this chapter alone. I…
  • Sure I'll get some references. Probably in the next week or two as my work schedule is very extensive at the time.
  • Dear ophadece, Perhaps you can explain why it is covered in Arial shisha halevys book also. Do you know more than him also?
  • Dear ophadece, It is not. The pentateuch is full of dozens of examples. Not only with past tense but also with 3rd future ere. .... efe... Since I have read it and seen it, I would encourage you to read it before making incorrect assertions. I th…
  • Actually minasafwat is correct about the a ..... af phenomenon. It is very common in the bohairic pentateuch. It is not grammatically incorrect.
  • Yes you are right qawe but I was referring to this reference below from her writing, not her opinion. It was actually an order for priests, not wealthy laymen. That was my mistake. This is the order of Pope Yusab with reference: "If a priest came f…
  • Dear kata, Before blindly discrediting the above please read the dissertation of febe armanious called coptic christianity in ottoman egypt. Or read her book. It may be in there also. Once you have read that, please reply to the above. Thank you.
  • I think it is important to know the reasons for these recommendations before going into theological assumptions as to why we do them. It's really much more practical than theological. In the 19th century many upper class copts were coming to churc…
  • Ok someone sent me recording of annual one. Does anyone have the text. It's hard to understand the recording. It sounds like he says avnav as first word. Also the one above please. I still can't see coptic. Thanks.
  • Hello, Does anybody know the text for the annual mohayyar? Also, I don't have coptic font. Could someone please type the Jesus is incense verse 3 from above in coptic words using English letters? Or scan an image? Thanks
  • All of this disagreement and strife is a result of pride as somebody said above. I think remenkimi has the right attitude to pray but lower his voice in certain areas then raise it back up when possible etc.... Ill tell you a true story told to me …
  • I believe the answer is in Philippians 4:7. The first paragraph is simply a bible verse in Coptic.
  • Copticmission, It is hard to focus on what you are saying because the postings are all over the place, but just focus on one line you mentioned out of John 6. 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh o…
  • Atleast you admitted that you allow him to indulge in one pagan (non-christian and in some instances linked to mythical beings) holiday being masqueraded as a suitable one in catholic school.  This masquerade is no different than what some churches …
  • Yes I understand your point about your son.  Does he go to school? Or is he home schooled? I'm sure his daycare or school had halloween treats on friday. Did you write a note to excuse him from it last Friday and have him read in the library or keep…
  • Its not just the clergy, actually many laymen do the same, which I should have pointed out. So according to what you said, they are wrong then because they, as laymen, dont have that extra obligation? Most Christians are not celebrating Halloween, …
  • Based on the above logic and reasoning from all the posts, would it be considered wrong for the Pope, Bishops and Priests to celebrate Ramadan in Egypt with the Sheikhs?  This is something I have seen with my own eyes. They say things like ramadan k…
  • Meenahanna, That is an unfortunate situation in your church. I think there are likely other causes than liturgical language causing the youth to leave the church where you are at.  I have spent my whole life in 2 churches basically.  They are about …
  • What about the old style garb? Do you think the missionary church priests should have a slightly more contemporary appearance?