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7 Posts tagged Liturgy

April 9, 2009

The Life of Praise and Psalmody

Fr. Moses Samaan

Offering praise is the work of angels who constantly love to be before the Throne of God. They praise Him zealously since all their pleasure, satisfaction, and comfort is in the praise of their Creator. Offering of praise is the most sublime type of pr …

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April 9, 2009

Communal Worship

Fr. Moses Samaan

There are two kinds of worship: Individual and Communal (a) In prayer, for example, there is individual prayer; you pray in your room to your Fr. who sees in secret. This does not cancel the existence of communal prayer for all the groups of believers …

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April 9, 2009

Prostrations According to the Coptic Orthodox Church Rite

Fr. Moses Samaan

An excerpt from the Book, Spirituality of the Rites of the Holy Liturgy, pp. 45-54 The Coptic Church, in its humble and meek spirit, teaches her children three types of prostration, or metanias (bowing). These are: prostrations of worship, repentance, …

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April 9, 2009

Instructions for Deacons Serving in the Divine Liturgy

Fr. Moses Samaan

Blessing of the “Tunics” The “tunic” should be blessed before the “Matins Raising of Incense”. In case some deacons come late, the “Tunic” can be blessed before the “Agpia”, after the “A …

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February 12, 2009

Dr. Hans-Jurgen Feulner to Address Diocese Clergy on Oriental Orthodox Liturgies

Fr. Moses Samaan

POMONA, CA – On Thursday, January 19, 2009, His Grace Bishop Serapion and the clergy of the Diocese will convene at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine, California for their monthly clergy meeting.  By special invitation of His Grace …

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Tagged: Liturgy
January 19, 2009

Diocese Clarifies Rite of Adam and Watos Verses of Cymbals on Saturday Evening

Fr. Moses Samaan

On December 11, 2008, His Grace Bishop Serapion clarified a liturgical rubrics question in a meeting with the clergy of the Diocese. The question presented was: In the Vespers Raising of Incense on Saturday evening, is it proper to chant the Adam (Amoi …

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Tagged: Liturgy, Rites
November 8, 2008

Life in the Fourth Century Church: The Liturgy at Jerusalem

Fr. Moses Samaan

Editor’s Note: The following account comes from Egeria, a Spanish or Gallic nun who traveled to the Holy Land from approximately 381 to 384 A.D. and wrote about her observations in a work entitled Itenerarium Egeriae in Latin (“Travels of Egeria”). Unf …

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