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  • I did not say that. Read my comment carefully.  The definite article is not used in the story of baptism as mentioned Matthew 3:16. So you can be rest assured that the Holy spirit is not hypostatically united in Christ in the Jordan.
  • That would certainly be the case, but who said that except the heretics? The Coptic and Greek translations are very clear in Matthew 3:16 using oobnawma.
  • You certainly can disagree. The point I was making is that theologians like Fr. Shenouda Maher and Mouris Tawadros do make that point. I will mention it here again for clarity: The use of the definite article with nawma (in Greek and Coptic) is to …
  • Great then you guys agree with the point I made earlier. Oubnawma is for the dwelling of the Holy spirit to bestow a certain grace. bibnawma is for for hypostatic union. Hypostatic union is only for God.
  • Your definition of dialect does not fit what we are discussing here. I am talking about a natural dialect with natural development of a certain language. You, instead accept the fact that an invention of a language is a dialect so long as two people…
  • We have demonstrated on several other threads the invention of GB and because it is an invention then it is a false dialect .. not a natural one. When colloquial spoken current words are used in a way that supports the OB and in no way supports GB, …
  • There is a difference between dwelling and being in union. Yes the Holy Spirit does dwell in us but in what capacity? Is it a dwelling like the dwelling of the human spirit in the human body? Certainly not. for the human spirit unites with the body …
  • GB is a false dialect, an invention and it would be against logic to prove the superiority of OB over GB. The church does not own a language but a nation and a people. 99.9% of the Copts know nothing about Coptic and know no difference between OB or…
  • False presumption according to who? and why is it a false presumption.  When you have a Coptic word pronounces thaff and is propnouced taff in everyday usage then this denotes that the Coptic letter "th", as used in GB, is pronounced T rather than t…
  • Theologians like Fr. Shenouda Maher, Mouris Tawadros do teach this.  Remenkami, Explain then why archangel Gabriel did not use the definite article? What is the significance of not using the definite article?
  • If it were not denied then it would have been accepted by the church. 99% of Copts do not even know that it exists and accordingly thewy only know of the invention of GB.
  • In the SUS we use the Psali Watos tune.
  • The answer to the original questions lies in the translation. When archangel Gabriel told St Mary that the Holy Spirit will descend on her he used oobnawma not bibnawma. But when the holy Spirit descended on our Lord in the Jordan River it was bibna…
  • Here are some additional words:Dameera used in Upper Egypt to denote the annual floodTaff to spitward meaning flowertawi to hide7anafeya an arabized word for 7onfah  laklek to hurry up Paying attention to such words prove the authenticity of OB and…
  • There is no hard rule of pronunciation in any natural language. When one sees hard rules for Coptic as conveyed in modern books teaching Coptic, one realizes that these rules do not produce a real natural language such as GB. 
  • there is an unhealthy hatred for Islam in our community? Is there a healthy hatred of islam?
  • [quote author=PopeKyrillos link=topic=14515.msg165302#msg165302 date=1372649547] How do you feel about repentance without confession? From an Orthodox understanding, can a person's sin be forgiven if they are in a state of repentance, though they wi…
  • I believe it has to do with one's openness to the work of God. Let me illustrate with three different people Person A is a church goer, participates in the sacraments, reads the bible. However, this person falls in a particular sin and he is overwh…
  • No. What I am saying is that a heretic does not submit to the God's authority through the Church. Even though he may lead a righteous life, he is still separated from God's congregation. Unless the heretic realizes his heresy and repudiates it, ther…
  • Dear Andrew, Sin is definitely separation from God. Sin is darkness and when we commit sin we separate ourselves from God. However, that does not mean that the Holy Spirit leaves us, it means that we reject His conviction. We are still God's sons b…
  • There is a difference between heresy and sinning as a result of spiritual weakness. Heresy has to do with faith and accepting the Truth. A heretic does not submit to the Truth, does not want to listen to the Truth and thus is separated from it. So …
  • Those who say that was not possible for Judas to have partaken of communion base their opinion on one point: Satan entered Judas. My question then: Is everyone communing is worthy of the communion? Is it not possible for unrepentant people to part…
  • I will not go into the detail of the issue of partaking of the communion while menstruating as I think it has been debated extensively. However I have a commenton on the canons cited. The canons cited by Rem are canons of the whole Orthodox Church …
  • On the Pentecost day, the apostles and the disciples were sanctified by the Holy Spirit; they received the baptism of the Spirit. It is what the Church practices today through the Holy Myron. Without receiving this seal of the Holy Spirit, we cannot…
  • [quote author=Faithfull Servant 1 link=topic=14491.msg165112#msg165112 date=1371456410] Ohkay, just looked through some of the forums, found this! http://www.moheb.de/coptic_books.html God Bless [/quote] I thought you were looking for the Katamar…
  • [quote author=Faithfull Servant 1 link=topic=14491.msg165102#msg165102 date=1371378153] Thanks... ;) I was kind of hinting at something that is pdf or online or something digital that can be put on  an ipad or computer. God Bless [/quote] I doub…
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  • There are canons in the holy Church that forbid any one with blood discharge or wet dreams to have communion. These canons are received by all the Traditional churches. Whether they are observed or not is another matter.
  • Within the Orthodox Church, clergy have worn a specific attire that has passed on since at least the 5th century. Yes there were times when clergy wore attire that was forced upon them. However, wearing the traditional clerical attire is essential…