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Explanation of the hymn known as Al El Asr, which is the long "Alleluia Piou..." at the end of the Fourth Ode.
This entry explains the issues surround the hymn "Alleluia El Qorban," chanted at the beginning of Holy Liturgies in its season.
Text for the Kiahk Psali on the Third Ode.
This is the Coptic text for the Arabic poem chanted on the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection and the Holy Fifty Days thereafter.
When to say which tune...
Please note: As of February 2004, the authenticity and legitimacy of this canon is generally unknown, with no major cantors or authorities advocating the use of this canon. Do not chant it in your church unless it is approved by the Holy Synod or some...
This article features contemplations and meditations on the hymn of the Cross, Fai Etafenf, which is chanted on the Feasts of the Cross, Great Thursday, and Good Friday.
The Liturgy of our Father Among the Saints: Basil, according to the Rites of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Coptic and English Doxology of Saint Athanasius the Apostolic
Doxology Text in Coptic for Saint John the Beloved
A doxology for St. Mark, the Evangelist and Martyr.
This is the text in English for the Doxology of Saint Moses the Black
The doxology for Saint Abanoub as published by his church in Samanoud, Egypt.
Saint Phoebe was a deaconess of the Church at Cenchreae, the port of Corinth and a disciple of Saint Paul the Apostle. This Coptic doxology may chanted on her feast day or any time.
English text for the Doxology to St. Takla.
This is the common doxology to the Pure Apostles and Holy Disciples.
A short article outlining the basics of the Feast of Nayrouz (Coptic New Year.)
A short article outlining the basics of the Feast of the Cross.
Written by St. Mark COC in Boston, MA and contributed by Sherif Hanna (Theophilos)
There is confusion and controversy over the following hymns. Usually they are prayed during festal times. In the following entry, the correct occasions are stated for each hymn...
Various Fraction Prayers of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The text for the Great Kiahk Ode.
In our Coptic Church, the Holy Liturgy, in her essence of group prayer and worship, is the house of God and the door of heaven, the house of angels and the congregation of the saints. How do we spiritually gain from the Liturgy?
This entry describes the hymn Fai Etafenf for the Holy Pascha and Feasts of the Cross.
This is an explanation of the different tunes for the first verse of the hymn of the intercessions "Hiten Nipresvia".
This article offers an introduction to Ritual Theology, which is the study of rites in the church. The sources of rites and their utility are discussed with clear examples for all who read.
This article explains the rank of Khouri Episkopos and its history in the church.
This article discusses the Liturgy of the Offering and its rites.
An explanation and analysis of the rites of the Liturgy of the Word...
This page provides the text as well as an explanation of the different tunes for the Psalm excerpts (a.k.a Tawaaf) that is chanted after the Gospel Psalm in presence of Popes, Metroplitans or Bishops.
O the Heavenly Hosts (Ya Kulli Sefoof)
A spiritual and historical study of this Paschal hymn.
The hymn chanted on Great Friday of the Holy Pascha.
Download a PDF containing complete hymns for the Feast of the Nativity.
This article is an introduction the the history of the Liturgy according to St.Mark, also known as St.Cyril's liturgy.
This article provides a background on the hymns of the Cyrillian Liturgy and an introduction to a further study of the recordings of these hymns.
This Article closely examines the prayer of Reconciliation and the validity of its tune.
This article discusses a number of key points in the Cyrillian Liturgy from the Beginning of the Anaphora to the Litanies.
This Article addresses the first litanies before the commemoration of Saints.
This hymn is chanted on the Feast of Pentecost and during Crowning Ceremonies (weddings.)
A short article by HCOC Director, Albair, on the spirituality of praising in the Church.
Also includes memorial Liturgy lections.
These include prayers to be said one month, six months, and one year after a person's departure, as well as the Prayers of the "Lifting of the Mat"(prayers said on the third day after a person's reposal).
This entry discusses the rites for hymns to be chanted in the presence of the Pope or a bishop.
This article explains the proper Church teaching concerning prostrations after taking Communion.
Blow the trumpet in the new moons : with the sound of the trumpet: in the day of your feasts: for this is a command of God. Loose from your mind (heart) the thoughts of darkness: And the envy, and the senselessness: And all guile and the deceit....
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