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  • I believe that PiEpneva is valid to be said during weddings because we are stressing that this union is not just superficial, but that the Holy Spirit who descended upon those in the Upper Room is descending upon these bride and groom and making the…
  • Ya malek El Salam / 3t'ena salamak / qarer lana salamak / w eghfer lana khat'ayana +Fareq 3da2 el Kineesa / w 7as'enha / fa la tataz3z3 / ela alabad 3manoeel elhana / feel wasat'na elan / b magd Abee / wal Ro7 elqodos +Leyobarekna kolana / w yot'…
  • @minamakar @minatasgeel so is Fr. Isaiah's version of the hymn equally valid as the longer one recorded by all these other Cantors?
  • I can think of two decent reasons not to:1) There are so many ways to do it and so many responses are lost. Now even if you try and find the "ancient tune" used in V] vy`etafjwr and Hina you will find a lot of discrepancy and unsureness about the re…
  • @minatasgeel a while back, a new diocese was made encompassing MD, DE, WV, and other states in this reigon, placing them under Anba Karas. We, even though we have a large concentration of Copts (although, you are 100% right, nowhere near Jersey), we…
  • @copticuser20 Sayyedna was assigned to the Fairfax church, St. Mark, as we are the largest church in the DC metropolitan area- we have around 7 other churches around us who all are sisters to St. Mark. Right now the entire area is a state of confusi…
  • @minasoliman Thanks for the info on the tradition's roots! While I understand why you say I shouldn't get the tatto, what's wrong if people ask why I have it? It gives me a chance to talk about my faith which, personally, I've always seen as a good …
  • Worship and glorify are definitely too different things, especially when it comes to the saints. When we glorify the saints, we are almost saying "Wow! You guys are so cool! We wish we could be like you!!" However, we DO NOT worship them. To say we …
  • Short answer that isn't totally right: we don't care. We were gone after (first) Chalcedony, so we didn't care to pay too much attention to the councils following it. Also, remember that our split over Chalc. I was not over Nestorian, but rather, ov…
  • @minasafwat Im guessing tar7 3ed al-eyama (chi-o-oini) is one of those hymns on the gospel? Thank you for the history of the hymns :) God be with you
  • @Lovejoypeace_ Baraka is the name for the orbanas that are offered but not selected as the Lamb. They're blessed but not used in the Liturgy. All throughout my life, it's been broken up and distributed to the congregation after the Liturgy.
  • @Lovejoypeace_ I was taught it was like the Manna of the Israelites, where none was to be kept. However, I read someone in this thread say that the offerings shouldn't leave the church except for Communion of the Sick... What about Baraka?!
  • I think Axion ke Dikeon (albeit Greek) doesn't literally mean 'meet and right'- Axion seems to have the same stem as axios, which we say is 'Worthy' in the tamgeed, and dikeon is used to mean righteous as noun, as in the Past that. I think a literal…
  • @minatasgeel gayyed w Kareem is Arabic.. any idea what the Coptic translation would be? At first thought it seems that Axion Kai Dikeon has the same meaning- but even that is Greek.
  • About the writing of the NT (and really, the entire Bible)- think of it as divinely inspired, but humanly expressed. Each writer, Old and New Testament, wrote with their own style. For example, David wrote poetically (the Psalms) because he was a mu…
  • In a Bible class my church is offering, the teacher explicitly said the name Jesus and Joshua are both extremely similar in Aramaic- similar enough to be almost the same. I almost think of it as Judah (the tribe) and Jude (Thaddeus)- in Coptic, both…
  • @ophadece Based off a source (aka wikipedia, which I know isn't that reliable) Rome is kinda split over it... The body they found for the girl believe to be Philomena was found to have not been with the inscription of her "name." So Rome took her na…
  • Philomena is not a saint in our church, nor in the Roman Catholic rite. She was decanonized by Rome a while back. Since she isn't and never was a Coptic saint, she has no Synaxar entry, no feast, and no veneration.
  • It's always important to remember that your sins are not a part of you. We all, myself first and foremost, sin. Let's take lying for example. When I tell a lie, I am not a liar in God's eyes. I'm a person who lied. The same goes for any other sin. '…
  • @EsmoEpchois my church said the Psalm in its long tune in Coptic, then said it in the short way in Arabic and English. We then started the Melody listed in Coptic Reader. As for what hymns could be said, there is Genethlion (aka the Paralex of Pijin…
  • If the pronoun `n;o is used, then the form of the verb "to be" used with it should be te. If `n;ok was used, pe would be appropriate
  • If I understand correctly, you're saying that the Synod is saying Chalcedon was correct/we accept Chalcedon. If anyone told you that, that is a flat-out lie.However, hindsight is 20/20, and we now see that there was most likely a semantics issue bet…
  • Separation of church and state (government) means:-the Church doesn't have any "votes" in governments, but a voice and opinion like any other citizen does-the Church will not side with any political party or group-the Church's decrees are not legal …
  • It's important not to treat homosexuality like a disease or condition, like the flu, but rather count it with other sins, like lying or coveting. "Treatment" implies an inherent abnormality, as if the person is their sin. //@monfret websites like co…
  • The U.S. changing the embassy location goes against what the church has said in the past: That Jerusalem is a world holy site and that secular organizations should, excuse my French, keep their noses out of it. Trump did exactly the opposite. So of …
  • Fasting is not about not eating animal products, it's about denial of the flesh; admit it, you love steak more than fooul or falafel. 99.999% of people do! So when we say, "In honor of , Lord, I'm denying myself these things." That being said, if yo…
  • @Lovejoypeace_ the YouTube channel "Learn Coptic Hymns" gives great instructional videos with hazzat (notes, but less organized and more Egyptian) along with ways to download them. As for during silent prayers, don't be afraid to start praying you…
  • @Lovejoypeace_ I also have ADHD, so I can share some of my tips.1) Focus deeply on the words. Learn them, understand them, live them, and maybe it won't seem so boring. That helped me get over long Coptic hymns like Pek`;ronoc and Tenen `o;en1.5) Be…
  • @mabsoota darn, I meal prepped for next week already :((