It is acknowledged that the hymns of the Coptic Orthodox Church date back to the early period of the Ancient Egyptians. Today, Coptic music is considered to be one of the oldest musical genres alive. Coptic music is not transcribed, but rather passed down orally from generation to generation. In addition to its complexity, the… Continue reading The Modern History Of Coptic Hymns!
Golgotha is an ancient coptic hymn that dates back to pharonic times. The melody is said to have been the same melody used when pharohs were being buried. At the foot of the cross when Joseph and Nicodemus went to get the body of Christ for burial, they saw and heard angels singing, HOLY GOD… Continue reading Golgotha
How should we praise in the Church? Besides the great awe of this inheritance, yet how much we distort it whenever the worship is changed to just a ritual and this appears a lot in: The competition of voices in the church, so that some people try to reply and sing the hymn before the… Continue reading Praises Of Kiahk – Final
Psalias Connected with the four Canticles and the seven Theotokias are seven Epsalias. The word “epsalia” means a hymn. The hymn in our Coptic Church is distinguishable in that the reply in each verse ends with the name of Jesus. An example of this: The Epsalia for Monday: “My Lord Jesus” The Epsalia for Tuesday:… Continue reading Praises Of Kiahk – Part 5
The Mystery of the Incarnation: The Theotokias Indeed, the personality of the Virgin, the Mother of God, has above the greatest importance concerning the mystery of the incarnation. We cannot taste or touch it and feel or live it and take its blessings except after comprehending the divine connection between the divine and human natures… Continue reading Praises Of Kiahk – Part 4
The Third Canticle: (The Praise of the Three Saintly Youths) It is the praise of the three saintly youths. (It is a writing in the Holy Bible and the Protestants omitted it in the Beirut edition). It can be summed up that the king commanded the elimination of the three youths in the fiery furnace.… Continue reading Praises Of Kiahk – Part 3
The Divisions of the Midnight Praises The First Canticle (hos): It is the praise of Moses the Prophet after crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 15). “Let us praise the Lord for with glory he is glorified…” The Red Sea was a symbol of baptism which is considered a complete barrier between Pharaoh and his soldiers… Continue reading Praises Of Kiahk – Part 2