I would like to know if your Church reads the Bible in Coptic during the Passion Week prayers? Mine do.
No one understands Coptic at all, and the person reading it often makes mistakes in his pronunciation in Coptic also.
What is the point of reading it in Coptic then if someone just reads THE SAME Bible verse AGAIN in Arabic??
Didn't Saint Paul say that if anyone amongst you speaks in a language that NO ONE understands and that there is no translator available, then BE QUIET???
I'm not sure what the COC have in mind when they do this, but they are fooling themselves if they think people can concentrate for 3 to 4 hours non stop like this.
If the words in the Bible meant nothing to me, and i wasn't interested in benefiting, I would not post this. However, because I see that understanding God's word as edifying and as important nourishment for the soul, I care that we are not exhausting the worshiper with needless traditions so that when the Bible reading DOES come in their language of understanding, they are not mentally exhausted to actually listen and benefit from it.