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  • it depends very much on the situation. people are often concerned about security, especially in large churches. may God guide u.
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  • wow u have rich people in yr church, 20 euros a ticket! seriously though i think it depends on yr motives, remember quickly buying and selling can destabilise the market and it usually poorer ppl who loose out.
  • to me it seems to be the last part of the hymn that starts with psalm 150. it is all written together in my book. then usually we sing ke et esmaro-ot (blessed are you). so i got confused and thought there was a new hymn, but it turned out to be th…
  • did u speak to your confession father? he is probably the best person to send you in the right direction.also look here for some ideas:http://tasbeha.org/community/discussion/16708/living-with-god-in-solitude-in-the-midst-of-the-world
  • ok, thanks, it is the really short addition to psalm 150 that i knew.
  • thanks to God for his grace
  • thanks a lot, do u have the lyrics as well?
  • so where can I find pioufa fa? it seems like it is more than the 3 words I know. thanks 4 yr help
  • ok, so please post the link to what you recommend for saturdays, as this seems to leave us just with psalm 150! is 'pioufa penNouti' just the extension to psalm 150?like when we sing (in coptic); 'glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit'…
  • this discussion is a bit above my pay grade as my coptic is still rudimentary after 11 yrs in the church, but I like all yr posts, especially minatasgeel's. we had a new baby baptised into the church yesterday whose dad was also baptised as an adult…
  • in uk, we always commemorate the other patriarchs (syriac and eritrean) whenever we have a liturgy with a bishop. this is because the patriarchs had an agreement among themselves to always commemorate each other. the bishops represent the patriarch…
  • maybe coz we like God's mercy? sorry, it seems the coptic hymns experts are on holiday!
  • lovely quotes, i haven't read these before.
  • ok, now a have more sensible thought - the prayer of thanksgiving (from agpeya) would also work well.
  • thanksgiving is when the native americans and invaders (europeans) stopped killing each other, so any hymn about humility and forgiveness would work well.have a happy thanksgiving and don't eat too much delicious pumpkin pie! (i had it once in pakis…
  • once on catholic good friday i went to one of those indian catholic church groups (i had a day off work and tried to visit all the churches in the town, it was just before i joined the orthodox church), and they were eastern catholic, nothing like t…
  • oops...(when you reach across too many benches and nearly fall over);-)
  • may God give you peace and guidance. if you have a spiritual father or close friend, share your situation and ask for that person's prayers, and may the prayers of the saints be with you.
  • firstly, whoever replies first is not humble - this is not the action of a humble person! secondly, the answer to this may be similar to living with God in solitude while staying in the world, so try some of these links i posted in the other thread:…
  • no 'right' or 'wrong' here, as even priests make fun of themselves sometimes. but ask yourself 'how much time do i spend reading the Bible and stories of the saints and praying, and how much time do i spend watching tv and reading stuff on the Inte…
  • what country are u in? then we can answer more accurately. in the uk, there is always at least part in english and translation in books or on the screen for the other parts. please visit us soon, u will find the hidden gem if u search diligently.…
  • pretty sure it was coptic, as all the psalms are translated from coptic (which is why they are a bit different from the common arabic or english translations you see in the Bible).they are closer to the translation found in the septuagint (greek) ve…
  • avoid the schismatic groups!no, there are none as far as i know.
  • i did internet search on 'saint macarius homilies' and lots came up, including from an orthodox website. but I find it hard to understand such old english even though it has been my 1st language for over 40 yrs. if u send me yr email address, i can…
  • peace and grace msmekhael, sorry i was busy the last few weeks, but i liked your question. a really good teacher on this subject is pope shenouda, and one of the best sermons he has given on this is aimed at people who are not close to God for vario…
  • welcome back martha, it's been a long time!it is also great to see that i am not the oldest person here.;-)i also asked the question about why learningorthodoxy's boyfriend seemed less supportive - i shared your motherly concerns. i hope that her jo…
  • when we stand up to people who ate doing wrong, we should do it for their sake, in order to teach them. we should not do it in order to punish them and make ourselves feel victorious.
  • i think u mean to ask about the eritrean church.that's like confusing canada with usa!tewahedo means something related to one, referring to the one true God, i think.
  • put the icons on a wall or table and thank God for His mercy shown in their lives and in your life. then pray as normal (the agpeya prayer book is a good place to start). if you feel comfortable showing affection to departed people, you can then kis…
  • i know couples who are living in very different Christian traditions.all of them really struggle, and none of them would choose to start out this way if they had the opportunity to choose again.not one.one thinks the bread IS the body of Christ, the…