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  • that is true. There isn't really a recording for it because it's based on a written teaching rather than a recording. 
    in Chioini Comment by minatasgeel 2:45AM
  • @Remnkemi...i donno why am i not surprised of anything you just said??!!! Actually, when i was putting an english agpeya together, i found that the text of the Midnight Intro in arabic is a bit diff from psalmodies, while the english i was using as …
  • Keda e7na bendakhal kol el-selook fe ba3d..... There is NO ONE COPTIC BIBLE. There isn't a book printed that called the coptic bible in our hands these days. what we have are different books published by some older western scholars from manuscripts …
  • From what I remember about the first hood, mainly because I looked into it for bright Saturday, part of the last paragraph is not in the original texy--it's a repetition from the first paragraph. For the second hoos, it's just the psalm. And the o…
  • @ohadece...yes i made that comment, but i have also supported having Daniel in there as it is mentioned in some books and recorded by most oral sources.  Also, the we discussed the text of of the first and second hoos before and it was clear that th…
  • Hello All, I have been following all comments and read everything that was said.  First, CopticApostate, welcome to the forum. It's good to see you "surprised" by our responses here on the forum--believe it or not, I am not surprised by any of the r…
  • Hehe. This is a bit funny. But in general, it's the last verse of each part. 
  • The recent interpretation that i have heard recently, but i haven't followed up on its source, is that, this was not a statement that Christ was saying, rather He was reciting psalm 21 LXX (22) which starts with: "My God, My God, why have You forsak…
  • I think that problem is in most parishes these days...Specially with smaller churches that are starting up. You have one or two deacons that are good, so they are mostly leading, probably with every good intention. But then those two deacons are giv…
  • Vespers refers only to a specific time in the day. Our liturgical day follows the Jewish tradition in which you have 12 night hours and 12 day hours in the day. So in the Agpeya, whenever it says the 3rd hour, we really mean 9 am (6 hours diff). Mat…
  • aha...didn't see the second part.
  • Thanks Ophadece... I don't see any of these speaking about "the deacon swinging the shoria like abouna". Also, i have a problem with not referencing the Synod session in more of the shoria-related rules. Sadly to say, many deacons just take comments…
  • I haven't heard of a specific rule against it, but i would like to see one if you know which session in what year it was. 
  • In Jerusalem, the coptic rite is just a bite different then our usual one. So i am not surprised from what you just mentioned. 
  • There isn't a specific amount of charcoal to put in the shoria but it just needs to be well lit every time it's presented to abouna. Some incense put of the coal after one use--like after one time abouna puts incense in the shoria. So you may have t…
  • Oh, i forgot to mention, we would never accept infallibility of the Roman Pope or St Peter Primacy :-)
  • I don't think a union will ever happen considering the many differences between the two churches. You have to remember that we are not even fully united with the Easter Orthodox Churches of which the Catholic Church separate in the 11th century. The…
  • HGBY words were not private, and he said them to everyone who was there...so it was akh Polycarpus....i think it was a 3 years ago. He was specifically saying that life in the monastery, atleast the life we see monks live, in essence is not too diff…
  • It's back up :-)
  • The Late Fr. Bishoy Dimitri of St. Mary's East Brunswick, NJ--, his dad who was also a priest was ordained that way back in egypt. I don't think this case would happened these days considering that the ease of transportation these days. I did wonder…
  • The general rule for priests is if one dies, if you can't get another one soon to finish the liturgy, you get the person with the highest rank to finish the liturgy (archee deacon, deacon, subdeacon, reader, chanter) and after the liturgy, that pers…
  • The short answer is, no, there aren't any coptic orthodox monasteries that will accept someone with out a college degree or something equivalent. The main reason for that is so people don't just become monks for the same of fleeing from the world. T…
  • Let's keep priest names out of this discussion. Please be objective. 
  • Here is a nice read that should help with the visit:http://www.mystjohn.org/visitor-info/
  • @churchbob....he did say that in the interview but it is being taken a bit out of context. Simply, because that is an extreme that we shouldn't concentrate on.  The thing is, if the change proposed is to fix a specific issue, and it's possible chang…
  • It's a matter of oral source and teaching. Books text is very basic and not always uniform actually, this is looking through all known khidmit shamas books and two separate liturgy books. But M Tawfik records it with "Ka;olikon `ebolqen" as well as …
  • In preparation for Holy Week...
  • hehe...this is one of the Greek parts that were brought with Ton sina and To litho...etc. Albair from HCOC found the tracks for these hymns that is not famous in the coptic church recorded them after "copticizing" them. I can't post Albairs recordin…
  • Guys, This is not a big deal. This is exactly the reason why we celebrate the feast the other 8 months--every 29th of the coptic months, even if it has been developed into Annunciation, Resurrection, and Nativity. This same reasoning is applied to t…
  • I'd like to always say that how can you respect love above the Creator of love. If you define love as an emotion, and as human beings we are fully created by God, then emotions and love and everything else comes from God. If God tells you that it's …