I am new to the Coptic Orthodox Church. I would like some help in understanding my place as a woman Copt.
All the music notes (no pun intended) I have seen seem to be directed to men. Are women allowed to form choirs and sing praises to God - within the context of Coptic liturgy?
I read somewhere, recently, that in the early days of St. Mark's see, some musical traditions taken form the religion of the Pharoah's included men and women singing back and forth. Seems like the early Copt church embraced this - adopting it to praises to God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Does anyone have more information on this. Would you be so knid as to point me in the right direction?
God bless you,