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  • Wow ItalianCopt, that was wonderful. As a fully ordained deacon, I can attest to everything you said. The desire to serve is the first seed. The ability to handle work no one will see and no one will help you with is very mentally challenging. But t…
  • What mnhanna9 said is correct. But there is some things to consider. I believe the Ouoh Ten tune is lost so the modern cantors decided to put the joyous doxology tune. I assume the Kiahk Ouoh tejinmoshi is also a lost melismatic tune and the only th…
  • Sorry I just noticed this. There is an old HICS recording of the first verse in Tenouweh tune. There is also a recording of the whole hymn by HCOC on their Papal Hymns recordings. I'll research more and get back to you.
  • There is evidence that Flavian sent a letter 6 months after Ephesus II. It's too early to say if this is true or not.  Regardless, one has to realize historians operated on polemics. They didn't separate biased theology and unbiased science. Sometim…
  • Welcome RaafatAbualazm to the Tasbeha.org.  Let me see if I can answer your questions.1. Is the creation account to be taken literally? This depends on a few things. Why do you feel a literal account can't be factually accurate? How do you come to t…
  • No. Brother Antonios is speaking about Bohairic Coptic, specifically OB.  Contemporary Bohairic Coptic grammar has "te". But there are multiple examples of entho pe in liturgical texts as well as the Coptic bible. (I'll have to find some references)…
  • The Acts of Chalcedon clearly show that Ibas was reinstated when the council reviewed his letter. It was this specific letter that got Ibas excommunicated in Ephesus II. However, Chalcedon simply stated something along the lines of "we have read the…
  • "Conversion therapy has been researched and proven to be ineffective."That really depends on how you define ineffective. If by effective, one means "stopping thoughts of homosexuality", then conversion therapy is clearly untherapeutic. Even in the d…
  • Beekay,The Coptic Church is suffering from lack of knowledge and openess to discuss issues. However, that doesn't mean people shouldn't ask questions. It also means we have to have the answers, not necessarily worrying about the slippery slope.  Min…
  • No I don't think I'm missing your point.  The problem is how one defines predisposition and what one does with that information. I personally have no problem believing there is a genetic predisposition to homosexuality, just as there are genetic mar…
  • Mina_K, you're missing the point here. Obesity has a genetic component, but gluttony is still a sin. Food addiction releases and physiologically behaves exactly like narcotics but it doesn't mean inappropriate eating is biologically permissible. The…
  • I don't have any references of hagiographical stories supporting the OO plight against Chalcedon. All I can say there are stories in the synaxarium, such as St Samuel the Confessor, that speak to this concept. There are also stories of miracles by S…
  • Of course not. St Dioscorus never denied the humanity of Christ. He explicitly stated he believed in the double consubstantiality of Christ. There was nothing St Dioscorus said that warranted theological excommunication. He was exiled because EO pol…
  • We do have stories but any story that relies on polemical hagiography is not evidence of the "True Church". That's just childish name calling and thinking. 
  • Mina, St Basil urged St Gregory to return to Sasima. It was Gregory senior and junior who took advantage of the loophole.  My understanding of the auxiliary bishop developed in the early persecution of the Church. Bishops were targeted during the pe…
  • Maybe so. This is why there is a more detailed vetting process for canonization. Simply being in the wrong place is not a witness per se - which is the literal meaning of martyr. I guess we can allow some leniency since it is pretty obvious that ISI…
  • Also remember people who are victims of mass shootings in a Church are not automatically martyrs, including Copts. Anba Rofail made this point once a few years back. In order to be a martyr, you have to choose to die, not simply be at the wrong plac…
  • Truth is soul and spirit are sometimes used interchangeably. Unless you want to discuss Aristotelian philosophy and Neo-Aristotelian Christian philosophy, there is no real difference in the minds of people.  I guess the simplest, although not thorou…
  • Ophadece,Are you so sure Muallem Gad is wrong?  I can tell you from my research on Agios Istin, linguistic grammar definitely took a back seat to bilingualism, rhyme and meter. It is completely possible and highly likely that linguistic pronunciatio…
  • "Real talks tho, Rem, you took the nail. Then you took Thor's hammer. Then you dropped the hammer on the nail's head. " RO, did you not realize that I'm the real Batman? Thor's hammer is meh!! I mean it takes Batman to get RO to come back and post a…
  • Guys, you're missing my point about politics.  All of these problems that are occurring now are the consequence of poor ecclesiological theology and the political paradigm of HH Pope Kyrillos VI and Pope Shenouda III.  Not only is there no theologic…
  • You may not like the answer: Politics. 
  • It is not just the Bohairicization of Sahidic Coptic. It also describes lexical influence of Egyptian Greek and modern Greek. (I can show other articles for that). It also describes the sociolinguistics of any language. Every language goes through a…
  • You came insisting that Sarkis made a a mistake and the only correct interpretation of this verse in Aripsalin is the phrase ϯⲫⲩⲥⲓⲥ ⲧⲏⲣⲥ ⲉⲧⲁϥⲁⲓⲥ. I gave reasons why that phrase is not appropriate and I also gave reasonable explanations of why "ⲛⲓⲫⲩⲥ…
  • No Basandy. It doesn't assume Sarkis cannot make mistakes. Reread what I wrote. I already said If Sarkis is the only one who makes these mistakes all the time, then there is evidence that we can conclude Sarkis made mistakes. But if everyone in that…
  • I wasn't arguing in favor of papal infallibility. It is wrong no matter how it is worded. One point to clear up. Papal infallibility as I described above is not conditional infallibility. According to RC theology, it is absolute infallibility becaus…
  • Got it. But all of these are secondary sources. No one bothers to reference the primary source, which is the the original manuscript, or a critical edition if available, because we are ignorant of codicology and its importance in liturgical studies.…
  • It is probably taken from a different manuscript. Too bad they don't bother to give references. Another one of my peeves.