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  • Just as a follow up to Remenkimi posting the whole set of verses, I want to point out that these verses are still sung in their entirety in the Ethiopian Church.  As a reference, see this file: http://www.ethiopianorthodoxchurch.org/images/kidase1.p…
  • To the untrained ear, the music of Khristos Anesti sounds like it repeats itself in the second half.  So they think that the notes or hazzat for "Khristos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton" is the same as "paticac ke tic en tic mni maci zoeen xaric…
  • I think that while the Synod has the aforementioned authority to change the reading, the most frustrating this here is that nobody knew about it.  There was literally no press release, no announcement sent to the churches, not even a typical Coptic …
  • I agree with what ophadece said about the corrections.  However, I just want to clarify one thing.  Tonf does not mean "raise him."  Tonf comes from the verb Tooun.  This verb is part of a class of verbs that have retained their original Ancient Egy…
  • One more small adjustment: Isoos Piekristos Epshiri Emefnouti Nai Nee KHA Pirefernovi. Without the "kha", it means "Jesus Christ Son of God forgive me O sinner".  You're basically calling Jesus Christ a sinner.  If you want to be fully coventional …
  • Is the cross of Christ not enough? Apparently not for CopticStrength.  Actually I wasn't going to reply to this thread at first but then I saw your post with the picture of Christ suffering and I thought to myself, "Isn't that a little too obvious?"…
  • Dear CopticStrength, I am glad that someone finally posted something about this topic because I feel like it's something that we all should be talking about.  Be assured that you are not alone in your feelings and that there are plenty of people ou…
  • Pretty much every youtube video or online recording of this hymn says it the long way.  This is probably due to influence from modern cantors like Ibrahim Ayad and Gad Lewis.  So I went back and combed through all my Mlm Mikhail recordings.  I found…
  • They are all the same pattern.  Evsop from Kata Nikhoros and Afrek Etfe, Efnouti Nai Nan that the priest says, Agion Teero of Apekran Amoini Anav of Nikhora Ghar of The Great Gregorian Enthok Ghar etc. all follow the same pattern of hazzat (not…
  • The correct translation is "Go out to the water ways (possibly meaning the roadside) and whoever you find, call unto the wedding." This passage seems to be from the parable spoken by Our Lord Christ in Matthew 22.  It the one about the man who held…
  • I would like to raise 2 points that are independent of each other but both related to this topic. 1)  I remember hearing a talk somewhere (I think it was from Copticheritage.org, one of Albair's latest lectures on the history of Coptic Hymns) that,…
  • [quote author=Remnkemi link=topic=13928.msg161500#msg161500 date=1354023289] Now in the grand scheme of things, isn't it better for the whole congregation to sing a widely known Kiahk midnight praises hymn (like The Burning Bush), than sit around an…
  • JG said it best but there is another reason that I think you can use to convince your fellow deacons and that is also connected with Albair.  This reason is that it is wrong for the same reason why singing tamgeed (glorification) during communion is…
  • The one in the second picture (the festive or liturgical bornos) is Theodoros.  You can even see above the theta, there is the word Abba.  Then you have the big theta and underneath that, on top of each branch of the embroidered candlestick is a let…
  • Yes, they are two different pronunciations of the same name.  The question is which one to use.  Usually when we have a name that has many different pronunciations, we use the one that the person uses to refer to himself.  For example, it is well kn…
  • Here's a link to the dictionary that I use: http://www.metalog.org/files/crum.html It's a very good dictionary with lots of information.
  • The coptic is in the CS Avva Shenouda font.  Unfortunately, this forum doesn't display coptic properly so you have to copy and paste it into a word processor and apply the font change there. glass - abajini window - soust blessing - cmou dog - ouho…
  • Albair Mikhail of Copticheritage.org (HCOC) has a great sermon about this which you can listen to here (it's in Arabic though):  http://www.copticheritage.org/sermons/14_the_glorification_service.  Specifically 11:10 is when he starts talki…
  • تفضل يا رب نيحها مع قديسيك. أنعم بأن تقيمَ لنا راعياً صالحاً ليرع شعبك بطهارةٍ و برٍ
  • I'm sorry, you're right.  It should be clockwise.  It should be the opposite of the normal.
  • The procession of Judas does not start from the altar.  The priest and the deacons start from the nave (center) and go around the church counter-clockwise.  The procession continues until the hymn of Judas is completed. Usually, when we go around t…
  • Albair's book says that we do not celebrate the Feast of Annunciation.  The reason is that everything from the last Friday of Lent to Easter is only celebrated once a year.  The Feast of Annunciation is celebrated on the 29th of every month so we wi…
  • Remenkimi, here is the entire collection of The Story of the Copts in pdf.  They are in the second table from the top. http://www.eltareek.com/coptic_books.htm
  • Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics are the original source of all modern Western and Middle Eastern writing systems.  This is well known.  From the Northern and Western side of things, the Phoenicians first borrowed hieroglyphics and made up their own a…
  • Nobody EVER gets an A in English.  English class is not designed for you to get a good grade.  Think about it.  The teacher tells you to write an essay on such and such a topic.  The teacher doesn't know what you're going to write or how you are goi…
  • Why don't you hear it from Mlm. Mikhail himself?  He should be the final authority on these things.  The hazzat in question start at around 2:53.  http://www.mediafire.com/?xzcm0b1x6b9wdsb
  • This is from Albair's deacon service book: On Sunday evenings, a prayer is also performed, but it is not considered as a Vespers Prayer for Monday morning, since its Gospel is a completion of the Gospel reading for the liturgy of that Sunday. This …
  • Just a quick correction to this lesson: some words are changed when in plural.  There's no way to figure it out; you kind of just have to know it or look it up in a book.  Here are some examples: Singular              Plural piouro                …
  • I believe you should not have a Facebook if you are not completely aware of how to operate it.  That means you need to be very computer literate and know exactly what everything in the settings tab or whatever means so you don't get yourself into tr…
  • tanween is used to indicate indefiniteness in Arabic.  Tanween may be applied to adjectives or nouns.  When you apply tanween to verbs it serves a different purpose.  Here are some examples involving nouns: al farah - the joy farahun - joy al 3ad…