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  • @Marwan @birdlynn The Coptic church doesn't recognize individual, "Patron" Saints as does the Catholic church. Having an individualized Saint is a Western concept. You'll only receive a Baptismal name when you convert. I chose Anthony after a neph…
  • Probably because there are differences in the languages when it comes to structure, inference and meaning. There are a lot of words that do not translate from Arabic to English, and if you think about it, the Coptic and Arabic have been the main lan…
  • I don't believe we have a feast or commemoration day for them. I know they're venerated in Catholic and Byzantine Orthodox churches, but although they are both considered Saints, I do not believe they're in the Synaxarium.
  • https://www.orthodoxincense.com And Ancient Faith Radio’s online store has some on sale. Both are Eastern Orthodox, but they’re actually affiliated with the church so it’s not too expensive. You can find some Egyptian frankensense online, but our c…
  • @Martha This is an internet forum. When I converted in 2009 there was little in regards to technology or media in the church. I discovered this forum in 2013. I came on here to, "learn" about the church. I have learned little to nothing on this foru…
  • @Martha  It's great to hear similar experiences from other converts. I've heard about the American Coptic church, but there are none outside of the LA Diocese or the Southern Diocese. I am hoping the only difference is language.  Thank you for your …
  • Pope Kyrillos IV didn't become Pope, "right away." He became a monk in 1928 and didn't become Pope until 1959! He also was also never a Bishop. Pope Yousab (Joseph II) was desposed of his power in 1956 for corruption. They found Father Mina to be a …
  • Don't you think some responses may be a bit subjective? We don't usually have specified Saints like in the Roman church. I'm curious to see how these responses are going to be!
  • @Jojo You're kind of splitting hairs here. It's something called vernacular, or a misnomer. It's a term used indirectly, but the context of the term becomes a general description. No one says they have a, Pope Kyrillos painting in their house, or a …
  • The confusion is in the wording. I have tons of, "icons" in my home, but they are not consecrated. So, I suppose we would say they're pictures. I believe it's based more on a misuse of the term, "icon." You cannot have consecrated icons in your home…
  • No. It's on a personal basis. Most of them ,especially here in the West, are in their 30's or 40's when they are chosen to join the Priesthood. The only formal rule I know of -- that is enforced anyway -- is that they must be a Deacon for at minimum…
  • @Martina I have a background of working in behavioral health and those with mental disorders/illnesses. This is a very, very difficult thing to explain to someone. Your situation requires you to reach out to either a therapist or psychologist. The …
  • We always have one. I believe it's in the Coptic Reader App under Doxologies in either the Matins, Vespers or the Divine Liturgy section. If I can't find it, I'll ask one of the Mothers for you tomorrow morning. I also forgot to message you that con…
  • That's true. I grew up in an area with a lot of Greek Americans. They would be able to have two weddings, and get married in a Greek church, and say, a Methodist church. But, I wouldn't make such sweeping statements about Eastern Orthodoxy. It is a…
  • @learningorthodoxy I would prefer not to stray too far from the original topic of this thread, but I definitely had to jump in and comment on what you said. First, don't log how many hours you study the church. I know, "cradle" Copts who know 50% …
  • "Is it me you're looking for?..."
    in Hello Comment by ItalianCoptic July 16
  • I sent you some messages. I would like to apologize, personally, for his Priest's inappropriate behavior. I know it is not my responsibility, but that's not right. I had some pushback from my wife's family because I was of Italian ancestry and not E…
  • Please Private message me. I am a convert, I need to explain some stuff to you that will help you. Your boyfriend is misrepresenting some things, and is obviously not very knowledgeable of the current situation of the church in the U.S. You have to …
  • Yes. Probably more so than the Eastern Orthodox. Both sides have already expressed an understanding that they are Apostolic churches, although there are some differences from about 1,200 years without any formal dialogue. We separated in 451, and …
  • I just took some exams in a Coptic Studies program and this is an amazing app! The only suggestion is that the red color covers parts of the question on some of them. Other than that, I'm definitely going to use this for my studies and to help conve…
  • Apasmos, Watos and Psali refer to the different types of hymns that are sung at certain times of the Liturgical year. They can also indicate the melody of the hymn, not just the specific day. But, a good rule of thumb is to know that Adams and Watos…
  • My bad. I somehow thought you were international, then when I read it back I couldn't edit it. That explains it, though. When you sign in they use it as a mailing address. I hope to see you soon then. Try to come back when the new church opens.
  • They are correct. I was Roman Catholic, and they probably teach in the Coptic Catholic church just as do in the Roman that, "Catholic Church", or Universal, means that they are the true Apostolic church. They fail to mention that after the East-West…
  • We have a sign-in book just as you walk into the Monastery. We've had people sign their home address from Egypt, Europe, Australia and Canada. More than likely, a member of your family signed in with that address. The nuns copy all of the addresses…
  • Which Convent was it?
  • Do you live in Egypt or in the West?