Come join us in a night of praises according to the Coptic Orthodox Christian tradition. Network request encountered error HTTP HTTP_TRANSPORT_ERROR . Dive into transcending liturgical worship by listening to Coptic Orthodox hymns in English. Subscribe to our podcasts to learn and meditate on the rites and. Kiahk: Hymns & Praises of the Advent Fast. By SUS Coptic Diocese. • 18 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. A Prayer By H.G. Bishop Youssef. 2.

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Pishoy that he used to keep from falling asleep. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The new pattern would be:.

Send me back to earth! If you had praiwes relationship with the angels and the saints here on earth, how will you live with them when you meet them in heaven? This is in stark contrast with the past. Ancient Practice, Not a Cultural Anomaly. Today, the explanation melody is no longer needed, as the translation of the hymn is readily available and usually projected on a screen for everyone to see.

Hi John, Love this post! Cover photo of a manuscript located at the Coptic Monastery of Praies. What will you say then?

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Attend Kiahk, and increase your stamina for prayer. Mary more so than at other times of the year. Mary is not really mentioned much until the last couple of hours. Glad to hear that! What does that name mean? Dear George, I appreciate you showing a tie between the canticles and the theotokias. What happened to our adoration of and desire to emulate heroes of prayer, such as those monks who used to hang a rope from the ceiling and tie their hair so that they would not fall asleep while trying to pray all night?


Please praise for me.

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It is interesting to see no translation in the margins as is usually found in other manuscripts. If you send me your email, I can forward it to you. I was actually commenting on how I want Kiahk praises to involve mention of St Mary more, because she is mentioned relatively little in the current order of praises.

Where will you go? The heavens will not do for me.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Manuscript of the Seven Theotokias, written in Coptic and Arabic in This is the rope in the cell of St. To say otherwise is to distrupt the flow of the Midnt Praises…. Yes, quality is more important than quantity, but we should strive for both; I am reminded of something the Lord Christ once said: Mary, spread throughout the entirety of the service.

Of course, the entire vigil is not simply intended to honor St. kiagk

Your premise that the Kiahk praises are somehow exclusive to praising the Theotokos is factually incorrect…. Notify me of new comments via email. If anyone has paid any attention to the praises sung on Saturday night, you would have realized that the above explanation is no longer valid! Possibly dates back to the 18th century. And that would be easy to accomplish, by simply adding the daily Theotokias that are at present absent from the service.

Picture courtesy of Katherine Kaihk. What ever happened to that? Sadly today, people seem to have grown weak in being able to withstand extended hours of prayer and praise. You can also visit his website, where Abouna Athanasius posts, among other things, several videos discussing his books and some of the rites: Really hope it happens! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here For some reason that shared theme never really registered in my mind that way, so I really appreciate you drawing my attention to it.


If you love prsises possessions, crave the fulfillment of physical desires, and lust after worldly desires, what will you do when you go to heaven and the material and physical desires are nonexistent? What am I talking about? Making Christmas Great Again: At present they are written only in Arabic.

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But I am always disappointed. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I assure you I do not believe that the Kiahk praises are exclusive to St Mary.

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Markos Hanna showing the Theotokias dispersed among the 4 Canticles: Maybe the translation is found on some later page. If anyone is interested in translating them, and having the translation published, let me know!

And many times the four canticles are sung in alternating Coptic and the language of the congregants Arabic, English, etc.