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Book of the Midnight Praises (Holy Psalmody)

For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger! The lampstand carries the light, therefore St. Sometimes we are taught Christianity from a certain view-point and forget that there are various stages leading to the gate of heaven.

In the days of David the prophet, this hymn was sung by the believers as they entered into the city of Jerusalem. The tune then hits two high repetitious parts, sounding almost like a cry for help, reminding us of the words of David the Prophet who cried out saying. What did God do afterwards?

The rod of Aaron was used as a means to determine the priesthood for the children of Israel, because Korah and his followers tried to offer incense to God when they were not the chosen priests.

We learn what they endured when we sing their doxologies and are often reminded that just as they endured, so shall we if we walk with the Lord. Mary was on the Cross. When a person is at the first stage of repentance, he believes that the devil is bombarding him with all his might, when in fact the devil is barely doing anything to him.

Coptic Heritage | The Spirituality of the Holy Psalmody

Anyone is free to choose a topic on the music, hymns and rites of the Coptic Orthodox Church, cophic it for a reviewand once it is approved it will be posted here. In the right way He appears. As noted in the previous point, the severity behind approaching the Holy Communion without a clean heart is a great sin, so great psxlmody it becomes a judgement to us.


This was the covering of the Ark of the Covenant, which was previously explained. We can see this because when we pray asking God to hear us in the accepted time, we are asking that His Will be done.

The children then followed Moses and crossed the sea to the other land, and as the book of Exodus tells us, the sea then came back upon the Egyptians who were in pursuit of the children of Israel, and they drowned and died at the bottom of the sea Exodus We are the ones who sinned, and He was the One Who suffered. If you ever notice, that is how the actual Psalmody is split up. We mentioned earlier the benefits of the psalms in our life.

They ask the stars of heaven, the moon, the sun, the beasts and so on. We declare how Cotpic made the heavens and the earth, declaring His perfection and His wisdom.

For example, one may talk about the life of joy and love, while the other may talk about the life of tears and longsuffering. The Sunday Theotokia will be explored in depth later on. It begins by giving thanks to the Lord, professing His glory, and the perfection of His creation. We thank the One Clptic freed us.

When the king saw that the youths were loosened and that there stood One among them who resembled the Son of Coptoc, the king believed and asked the youths to come coptix so that he may see. In this wonderful symbol, shown to us by the Fathers, we see that the Lord dwelt in the tabernacle, not psalmidy afar and watched or dwelt around it, but booo it, the same way as He dwelt in the womb of the Holy Theotokos, St.


Fortunately though, God made a promise to Moses on the mountain saying. John Chrysostom writes about this importance:. The Fourth Canticle begins with Psalm If we do not believe that He is the Only-begotten Son of God, equal and con-substantial with the Father, then we have missed the act of redemption on the Cross.

Because of their sin, and because we are the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, we ask the creation to join us in prayer, that God may restore us to the original state in which He created us, and place us once again into the New Garden of Eden, the Paradise of Joy. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. This is likened to the birth of Incarnate Logos. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. Not only did the Fathers teach us the meaning of the death of our Lord in terms of written words, but through the tune of the hymns we are able to grasp a better bok what they mean in our lives.

The third example of intercession in the Old Testament is found in the story of Moses the prophet, when the people disobeyed the Lord by making for themselves a golden calf to worship when Moses was on the mountain.