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  • american english is fine by me.(as long as spoken outside of uk!) :P
  • my old tasbeha.org friends mean a lot to me too! >:D<
    in Prayers Comment by mabsoota November 21
  • hey jojo hanna, how are you?nice to see you taking a break from real life to join us here in cyberspace!have you been completing a degree, taking monastic vows or cycling the great wall of china?;) all is good here in uk, a friend from my church's B…
    in Prayers Comment by mabsoota November 21
  • did you look at it?
  • may God give you peace and grace.it has been a while since most ppl posted here by the looks of it!everyone must be very busy in real life!(i hope everyone is going to church a lot and getting plenty of exercise, especially outside) as you serve God…
    in Prayers Comment by mabsoota November 19
  • hello and welcome!God always works supernaturally, however our faith is not based on that, rather on our relationship with Him.but today a client at work described how she prayed in hospital and God healed her of her medical problem:)
  • our Lord Jesus Christ told the disciples (the teachers of the first bishops) to go and 'make disciples' of all nations baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (matthew 28)so baptism involves discipleship, which is ba…
  • this is nice, would be great if it linked to readings and sinaxarium too.there is a typo in 'commemorations' though...
  • hey, great to 'see' you again, jeremy!happy feast of the cross:) thanks so much for that, i'll reference this from time to time, thank you, when i am trying to explain that orthodox and catholic Christians don't believe the same thing. (regular ques…
  • great question, i spent about 24 hrs thinking about it! it is a way of recognising that God is in control.for example, when we find the psalm writer telling the animals and plants to praise God, we may make the mistake of thinking that they choose t…
  • i tried to figure this out too a while ago but gave up!it seems like there are as many varieties as there are churches!;)
  • wow, interesting point about the singular blessing, thanks:)
  • ha ha, in english, we have to glorify a thing, we don't just generally walk around glorifying empty space!i get around the translation issues by praying in arabic as much as possible.my arabic is bad, so i don't notice if the translation from coptic…
  • may God give you all you need for the task.for the english, can i please ask you to convert all the 'upon's to 'on's?and all the 'unto's to 'to's? e.g. correct english is have mercy ON us.and things are given TO us. when you want to translate 'the n…
  • oh yes, that is a great book, quoting both oriental orthodox and eastern orthodox spiritual fathers and very practical.don't rush it though, you should try to apply it as you read. to give u an idea of it, it explains ways we can pray.we need writte…
  • aaah, so efowab (sorry for my horrible transliteration) is without the definite article!
  • ok, so the word 'holy' when next to 'spirit' has to be 'efowab', not 'ethowab' because the word 'spirit' is female, is that right? or is it more complicated than that?and yes, you are a good coptic teacher, this is why i am sharing our chat with the…
  • ok, mu'alem, when and why would we say 'efowab'?i haven't quite understood the rule of which definite article to choose.i understand that sometimes we don't use one in english,like when we say 'Earth' with a capital 'E', it is a shohrthand way of sa…
  • aah, i see.one of the church songs (i forget which) has 'efowab' instead of 'ethowab' (holy) and i wondered if it was a bit of london accent getting in to the coptic! for example, people from south london will normally say they are from 'souf' londo…
  • 1) orthodox study Bible(i may have mentioned this before...) and 2) ISBN 1950831116 a wonderful retranslation and paraphrasing of half of Saint Macarius' homilies in modern english, suitable for readers of all backgrounds. if you would like more r…
  • doyouwant tolearnto singreallyfast?;)
    in Playback speed Comment by mabsoota May 6
  • suscopts.org has an accurate synaxarion
  • 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 discussion.my 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!;)