During the Liturgy of the Faithful, there's a part of the Liturgy that's always confused me - the part around when the people respond "May their Holy Blessings...".
What I'm confused about is sometimes we say "May their Holy Blessings...", and sometimes we go straight to "Glory to You O Lord", skipping the first part. Sometimes also Abouna lets the deacon say "Let those who read", and sometimes he cuts him off and says "Those O Lord," or the names of the departed.
Can someone explain the correct order of this part of the liturgy (I believe it's called the Diptych?), and when we should say "May their..." or skip straight to "Glory to..."?
Thank you in advance and God Bless.
You make a very good point.. Thanks for this lovely explanation. In Coptic it is singular..
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