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  • @RamezM The major difference was the church would read significantly more psalms, prophecies the writings of St. John Crysosdom during Passion Week. It would have taken 3-4 hours just to do the readings minus the hymns! All of the reading from th…
  • @Mabsoota It's about perspective. Coming for a Catholic church which stripped down tradition, I completely disagree. Although I understand and respect that you came from a Protestant background and that is your perspective. Remember, Liturgical pray…
  • @ophadece You are correct. It is the Prayer of the Veil. I am mistaken.
  • England: God is One, Amen. U.S.: One God, Amen. It's when you cross yourself.
  • Thanks @JoJo_Hanna :-p
  • @mabsoota I agree with some of the hymns translated into English. A few words, "The", "Of the", etc., can be cut to make it flow better with the melody. Some of the translations are extremely literal from Arabic. Not any dogmatic or theological ter…
  • @ophadece I have been taught in my seminary studies the Midnight Praises are USUALLY prayed in Monasteries, but MAY be prayed by an individual. I didn't mean to say they are only for Monasteries, but are mainly prayed in Monasteries. My bad. If he…
  • You don't need to be so technical. The Midnight Praises are meant for Monasteries. Pray the 3rd hour when you wake up and the Compline, or 12th hour before bed.
  • @Mabsoota You are aware of the Coptic Reader, right? That has the NKJV of the Bible, which is a bit more modern. Pardon my interjection into this discussion. But, beneficent isn't an, "old word." You would benefit from studying Latin. I could be a b…
  • @minatasgeel  My father died a while back. So, my Priest has basically become my father, and Father. I am teaching my son to call him, "Abouna Gedo." Gedo baptized my child too. :-)  Congratulations! Enjoy the first year, because after that (if you'…
  • I will send you a private message with the link and the professor's instructions.
  • https://stbasil.net/the-st-basil-podcast/2018/9/9/signs-of-the-end-times
  • I did pray for you on the Altar. I didn't want to ask to pray for, "Do you like it?" That would be...odd. So, I just said the English lady who rides her bike and would probably feed me tons of biscuits and tea if I showed up at her door. I think He …
  • Orthodoxy, both Eastern and Oriental, do not believe in the End Times. The End Times teachings originated in the First and Second Great Awakening in the 17th and 18th centuries in North America and Europe. It also comes from Radical Reformation in w…
  • I got to serve on the Altar. It felt great! I got three pieces of communion. It definitely helped!
  • That's called doubt, my friend. It's normal. You can say, "Our Lord", "Pantocrator", call on the Theotokos and other saints. I ask St. Moses the Strong to help me control my deep feelings of wanting to unleash bodily harm on other people. God knows …
  • Yes. It depends on the state. I know in many mid-Atlantic states, they'll be opening at a certain capacity, i.e., 50% for a while. That way it will be in a one week on/ one week off schedule. The Monastery is going to allow 20 people, 10 for Abouna,…
  • @Aflo I suggest some reading on the subject of our separation from an Eastern Orthodox perspective. A Swiss Eastern Orthodox woman under the Patriarchate of Constantinople named Christine Chaillot has a number of great books on the Coptic church. Sh…
  • Thanks, Mina. The way you explain our Lectionary is practical. I appreciate it.  The assignment was to explain the Sunday readings of Kiahk.  I stopped using the Katameros at the monastery because the Coptic Reader made it much easier to just read m…
  • I found it after looking in one of the links. I had to write a paper about the Liturgical rites of Kiahk. This week it's the Theophany Lakkan. I'm beginning to see the format now. The professor wants us to understand the content along with the stru…
  • Do you have anything for Kiahk in English?
  • You can get it on GooglePlay for 99 cents. It's only in Arabic.
  • @mabsoota You live in the UK, correct? Perhaps you should come to the Northeastern U.S. from November to April. Where I live in Pennsylvania, the high was 4 degrees Celsius on May 11th and it was 0 on the 10th with snow. It's been seven months of c…
  • @mabsoota I didn't mean to brag! Please forgive me. I don't want to make you jealous!! I☹☹ I serve at female Monastery in Ohio over here in the States. They are still in lockdown until early June. It is a unique situation as it is located a neighb…
    in Napkins Comment by ItalianCoptic May 11
  • Thanks, @mabsoota. I know I am just as guilty about using Latin words! The Corporal is a cloth placed over the chalice, which Latins use to distribute communion. I thought JoJo was referring to the Altar clothes. It looks like it's cleared up though…
    in Napkins Comment by ItalianCoptic May 9
  • I believe she was referring to the Corporal, which is a Catholic term -- I suppose it would be the English translation -- or the cloth placed on the chalice during a Catholic Mass prior to distribution. I am guessing we would use the same word, as …
    in Napkins Comment by ItalianCoptic May 9
  • Some people have them, most use it from a communal basket. My wife has her own, I usually use the ones up on the Altar or my stole if I am the guy holding the candle during communion.
    in Napkins Comment by ItalianCoptic May 9
  • The, "napkins" are used to cover your mouth when you take communion. Compared to the distribution of Roman Catholic eucharist, Coptic communion may only be given by a priest, and just as Byzantine Catholic and Orthodox, we are not allowed to touch …
    in Napkins Comment by ItalianCoptic May 9
  • Thanks, Mina!