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  • good point, this works for smaller groups. in my church, there is a very big altar area, so if people are not using microphones (sometimes happens at mid week services), i can't even work out when to say 'Lord have mercy', as all i hear is blubabala…
    in Congregation Comment by mabsoota April 1
  • they are the ones that the church had special meetings with and who all agreed to mention each other. i imagine them having a nice tea break and becoming best buddies, but i suspect it was something more formal than that.
  • very interesting church encourages us to learn coptic (today we had the Lord's prayer in coptic at liturgy! how beautiful!) so i have been reading up and trying to gain just 1% of the knowledge of the other, very knowledgeable people i…
  • thanks for your interesting post, jeremy:)i do think that people in many countries take too many vaccines and that is not good for the world's health generally.but if you are going to cut down on the vaccines you take, cut down on some for rare and …
  • there is a lot of coptic on this website.the letters show in coptic once there is a coptic font installed in the computer you use to access the website. maybe i have missed something in your post, as i am not very technical.
  • i didn't hear anyone from the orthodox church speaking against it.but then i don't use social media.this reduces my stress level!i also don't have a smart phone...:)
  • that is really nice to hear :)
  • ha ha, you crack me up, i wasn't trying to gatecrash your party...but, hey, why not!;)
  • jojo hanna, it sounds like u r planning to smuggle the relics out of your church for a private veneration! :-O;)
  • well, here in the uk, we wait patiently and just about manage to get to liturgy once or twice a month, so i wouldn't worry about this too much!:-O definitely, it should not be done too fast. not everyone can pray at 100 miles an hour, please don't r…
  • or you can try this good book (deep and spiritual, read slowly over several days) or this one (easier to understa…
  • italiancoptic - if you would like to get his books in a better translation, i know a translator and can find out a link where you can see what books are available in good english.
  • widen your search for non coptic orthodox churches.i have been to this one for a brief visit to pray: and think they have relics. it was during the time of restrictions on touching stuff in church, so i didn't look …
  • they changed it now to 'Divine liturgy'. it originally said 'diving liturgy'! it reminded me of the time i was looking for a new mattress and the lady in the shop asked me if i wanted an orthodox bed.i laughed and said that would be great for going …
  • well, if it will take a new person a couple of years to become a full monk, that shouldn't be an immediate problem.i was surprised to see that there seems to be an upper age limit in some monasteries.i assumed you could join as long as you weren't i…
  • is it your grandfather who wants to go?
  • if u are still a psaltos, you are probably under the age of 80, so should to go by my reckoning!(disclaimer: i am not a member of clergy nor do i have any connection to monasticism)
  • thanks for the link! how are you doing?long time no 'see'.may God give you peaceful week and lots of chances for exercise outside:)
  • may God have mercy on you and all your family and give you wisdom to know when they are ready to discuss spiritual things further.
  • bishoy_labib, if bashandy is too busy celebrating theophany, maybe ophadece knows the person you are looking for, he knows all coptic speakers!i hope you are successful in your search:)
  • is that coptic for 'i want to join too?' sorry, ophadece, yours is too long for me to guess!happy theophany:)
  • may God give you His timeless peace and grace
  • a friend of mine told me today the orthodox study Bible was too superficial.:-O she has all the commentaries of abouna tadros. i am still on the orthodox study Bible.i have only skim read 2 or 3 commentaries by abouna tadros.i am clearly still a new…
  • may God have mercy on the departed person and the man / woman who did it.our job as Christians is to get to know our neighbours and show them His light (taking care when this is dangerous).may God give your neighbours peace and grace.
  • the orthodox study Bible is awesome.(i may have mentioned this before once or twice...);-)
  • that was my problem, canadian copt! i realised i was much, much less holy than them and needed church badly!but seriously, we can learn a lot in this time, it is just not easy...
  • PSforgot to say 1,000 congratulations on the baptism!or, as you speak some arabic:الف مبروك
  • may God give yr leaders it is nearly as bad as the first time around (my hospital is full and overflowing), and most of the country can't socialise (we are allowed to meet 1 person each in the park or street, no outdoor coffee shops open…
  • welcome from your old happy friend!may God give you and your family peace, when we had our 2nd church closure in uk, the government allowed churches to be open for private prayer, although many stayed closed as they were not sure it was safe to open…
  • the best answer!
    in Hatred Comment by mabsoota January 3