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If you take out non-popular hymns because they are Greek and not Coptic, then you'll have to rewrite all the bilingual hymns like Aripsalin and Kiahk psalies.
You'll have to come up with a new alphabet too.
Because 'everyone' knows that Coptic is the language of the Divine, that Christ spoke Coptic, that the Apostles spoke Coptic, that the first language ever to exist was Coptic, that Coptic is superior, that Coptic is the language the angels praise in, that Coptic rocks and every other language sucks, that God does not understand any other language except Coptic... need I go on?
I do not understand why Copts are so anti-Greek
Do you have any proof whatsoever that these so-called poor linguistic Greek hymns were written by rookies? Do you have any proof that these are actually poor linguistic hymns?
Non-standard Greek hymns, as any social linguist will tell you, is only a linguistic variety.
A variety is not more authentic than the standard.
In fact, the only way a language becomes standard is politics, not linguistic authenticity, validity, or superiority.
Second by your definition, we should not use Arabic because the Arabs persecuted the Copts much more than Byzantium did.
And if you really want to get picky, the British occupied Egypt, the French, the Ottomans. So none of those languages should be used in any liturgical services.
Third, find any reference to any Byzantine or Coptic musicologist, historian or scholar that says we adopted Byzantine music from them.
We didn't borrow anything.
We assimilated very, very popular hymns
Do you think the Syrians are going to get rid of their Omonogenis and Tou dipno because the Byzantines persecuted them?
And if you are going to continue to correlate Greco-Bohairic as a destroying our heritage, you are greatly ignoring history, anthropology and linguistics.
GB is a part of our Church and it is as authentic as OB.
GB has nothing to do with Greek because the Greeks do not pronounce words like GB does.
How can you possibly say you want to be truthful to our heritage, when you choose to ignore our bilingual heritage
And while Kephas' comment was sarcastic, some people believe Coptic is the only sacred language. These people fail to realize they are more Islamic/Arab then Coptic. Only Islam believes in a sacred language.
Incompleteness = inaccurate. You have been selective in the languages that particular individuals spoke. And the notion of a language being 'blessed' is ridiculous.
And the notion of a language being 'blessed' is ridiculous.
1) Alabemos al Señor, porque el del la gloria, fue glorificado.(Let us praise...)Chorus:El ascendió a los cielos, y nos ha enviado el Paraclete. Espíritu de la verdad el Consolador. Amen, Alleluia.(He ascended....)2) El hizo los dos en uno, que es el cielo y la tierra.(He made the two...)3) Vienen todas las naciones, para adorar a Jesucristo.(Come all you nations....)4) Esto es Dios, nuestro Salvador, y el Señor de todos al mundo.(This is God...)5) Trinidad en uno y uno en la trinidad, el Padre el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo.Espíritu de la verdad, el Consolador. Amen, Alleluia.(Trinity in one....)
1) Lodiamo il signore perche con la gloria si glorificò.(Let us praise...)Chorus:Sali nell'alto dei cieli e ci mandò il Paraclito. Lo Spirito della verità il consolatore Amen Alleluia.(He ascended....)2) Fece i due in uno, cioè il cielo e la terra.(He made the two...)3) Venite o tutti i popoli per inginocchirci a Gesù Cristo.(Come all you nations....)4) Questo è Dio nostro salvatore, e Dio di ogni corpo.(This is God...)5) Trinità in uno, e uno in trinità, il Padre, il Figlio e lo Spirito Santo.Lo Spirito della verità il consolatore Amen Alleluia.(Trinity in one....)
1) Laten wij de Heer prijzen, want Hij is met de glorie verheerlijkt. (Let us praise...)Chorus:Hij is opgevaren ten hemel en zond tot ons de Parakliet, Geest der Waarheid de Trooster, Amen Halleluja. (He ascended....)2) Hij heeft de twee tot één gemaakt, dit zijn de hemel en de aarde.(He made the two...) 3) Komt alle volkeren, om te knielen voor Jezus Christus.(Come all you nations....)4) Dit is God onze Verlosser, en de Heer van iedereen. (This is God...)5) De Drie zijn Eén, en de Ene is Drie: de Vader en de Zoon, en de Heilige Geest, de Geest der Waarheid, Amen Halleluja. (Trinity in one....)