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  • Stavro, I went ahead and edited everything I saw as blatantly offensive in your posts. Let me be clear once and for all. No one should be "lusting" after unity, to use your expression, without discernment and without weighing the important outstand…
  • Stavro, I have waited all week for others on the site to correct your highly insulting language and obvious unchristian behavior, but the responses so far have seemed to tolerate your ridiculous posts. You have crossed the line here in many ways, a…
  • Thanks Mina! Please spread the word if you can to anyone you think would be interested. While I am not aware of any future efforts to translate such larger works of St. Cyril, stay tuned for more publications by St. Cyril Society in the near futur…
  • You are correct! It's not so much that there is a "naming rulebook" of some sort. Very often the name is originally that of an icon, and only secondarily attributed to the whole place....I am sure you are familiar with the multitude of names of icon…
  • Mina, What's necessarily odd about the first example?....Mary as a queen is a perfectly normal title...and Prince Tadros is just the folksy name of Theodore Stratelates...I agree the combination put together as queen and prince maybe a bit funny. …
  • Rem, The term apeirogamos is indeed common in liturgical texts...it is basically synonymous with calling St. Mary νύμφη ανύμφευτε, or "unwedded bride" a beautiful contradiction in terms, which gives titles of St. Mary almost an apophatic character …
  • In the LA Diocese alone, there are parishes named after: Annunciation, Resurrection, Transfiguration, and Holy Cross. Historically, we know of at least two parishes in Alexandria not named after saints: The Angelion, a large cathedral predating the…
  • Trying saying it in English from the Katameros. Much more powerful and meaningful, I think...and the melody can be easily reproduced.
  • @antonypaul Hello Fr. Antony, Yes, I was present at his public lecture at St. Maurice Church during the same visit, in which he gave an overview of his book on Great Lent, as well as the idea that Taishori and Tishori are a single hymn. However,…
  • For those interested, here are some of his books scanned: http://arabic.coptic-treasures.com/monks/fr_athnasius_al_makary/fr_athnasius_al_makary_books.php Also, I have translated some portions of his book on baptism for a seminary project a few ye…
  • Rem, Even experts, of whom I am not one, make mistakes....so always ask :) I had to double check to make sure I am not forgetting my Ancient Greek, but ελθών is an aorist participle of έρχομαι (to come). Participles in Greek can be used circumstan…
    in Strange Hymn Comment by RamezM June 2014
  • Hello Rem, and everyone else, Let's look at this carefully Language: The Greek in Nahdet Al-Kana'es, as well as the posted recording is not wrong grammatically or even theologically. It translates well into "Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He w…
    in Strange Hymn Comment by RamezM June 2014
  • Remenkimi and Drew are absolutely correct. The restriction of Taishori/ Alleluia of the Offertory...Tishory/A pinav shopy to specific days and seasons is perhaps one of the most arbitrary, unnecessary ritual developments in our modern era. I will …
  • I think the sources shared by everyone so far are great overall, but I would keep things a bit more focused. If the question is about the historical development of the liturgy, not necessarily Coptic, then sources like Takla's article, or Ibn Kabar…
  • While a website to you may be the easiest and most accessible way to find information, it is not necessarily the case for most Egyptians (although that is rapidly changing). What you are experiencing here is not necessarily confusion, but just the c…
  • I am not sure...try it on a computer? You should see a download button to the top right.
  • Sorry for the delay... Here is the text of the decision: الاحتفال بدخول السيد المسيح إلى أرض مصر إذا حدث في الخمسين تقرأ قراءات الخمسين ولكن تقال ألحان € . القيامة وألحان العيد في المردات ويشار إليه في العظة I am attaching the small book contain…
  • Probably too late for those in UK, but for the record... For those looking for an official church decision, the Holy Synod has indeed decided on this matter in its session on June 6th 2009. The decision was to read the readings of the 50 days but ch…
  • Bishoy, Interesting info about Coptic. I agree that St. Shenouda Society does wonderful work in this regard. I was not aware of the different "official" standards. Most ancient languages have this problem of lack of standardization in the original …
  • Two quick comments: 1- This problem of word separation is 10 times worse when it comes to Greek texts. I would not be exaggerating when I say that sometimes I stare at a Greek text written in our books unable to even decipher the intended words, on…
  • Also, regarding the links posted above by BishoyK: The article by the scholar Hany Takla is a great one, although it is not about the history of the liturgy itself, but about the history of the scholarly work done in this field broken down by eras.…
  • Pope Cyril IV did not move the offertory. That change has been done centuries before, and is not traceable to anyone in particular. Feel free to ask questions. I will do my best to answer, if I know. There is no one good resource on this subject…
  • Rem, Asceticism is from "ascesis" meaning literally: struggle, exercise, discipline. It is never understood theologically only in this narrow sense of "sexual abstinence" and is never used as such by the ascetic fathers and writers. Now, it is tr…
  • Dear Ophadece, 1- One can stretch any practice to give it a spiritual meaning or meditation. Is the idea that the curtain is to be closed as a symbol of the intimate nature of the first Eucharist attested anywhere in our sources? I personally don't…
  • Dear Ophadece, Forgive me, but I find some of your points very problematic. I will not comment on Remenkimi's interpretation of your thoughts since you have corrected it yourself. You mentioned that the Church has taught not to publicly announce t…
  • I am not sure I understand Ophadece's objection to praying a regular communion rite on Great Thursday. Can someone please explain to me?
  • However, Fr. Athanasius' website is www.athanase.net I think he has this particular chapter available as PDF if you browse your way to the pascha book. http://compuplus.cc/athanase3/series4.htm
  • I don't have it scanned. Sorry!
  • Hello, For those familiar with the books by Fr. Athanasius Al-Maqary on liturgical history and theology, here is a translation I did of his chapter on the general funeral prayers in his book, The Holy Pascha: The Ritual History / The Rites of the P…