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As we are approaching the woderful month of praising, we have posted a complete (as possible) Kiahk Psalmody [Coptic – English – Arabic] in a printable format. Liturgical and Prayers Books. Ċ, The Holy Psalmody of View, Kiahk Psalmody –English, Coptic, Arabic, Mar 23, , PM, St Mary St. This book was originally made in spiral bound form for use in the Monastery but The Kiahk Psalmody according to the rite of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the .

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When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell.

Agpeya, Liturgy, Psalmody and Coptic Book of Psalms – St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church (Home)

A gloomy life that lacked all joy and was filled with feelings of depression and despair. The monks used this prayer in order to psalmpdy the commandment of St. We declare how He made the heavens and the earth, declaring His perfection and His wisdom.

Before He humbled Himself, only the angels knew Him. What a great contrast to our original state, in which we were once slaves to a wicked ruler, who treated pzalmody like animals, to now standing with the saints in the presence of the great King.

Agpeya, Liturgy, Psalmody and Coptic Book of Psalms

Paul also meditates on this beautiful expression of love when he writes. We will now focus on the beautiful meditation which comes from the final two parts of this long hymn. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. Since we now stand in heaven, should we not participate in the activities of heaven?

Hypostasis is also used to describe the one Person of Christ, who is both truly divine and truly human. We mentioned that this verse can sum up the lives of the saints.

What equals this beauty is the fact that as God joined them and stood in their presence, the chains that bound the three youths were loosened. You can find these books here.


Throughout the parts of the Psalmody we are able to understand the role of the Holy Trinity, and we are taught how God is Three-in-One and One-in-Three as well as many other topics. Is this not the meaning of heaven?

Another beautiful way our Lord honored St. This is exactly what takes place when we ask the saints to pray on our behalf. Mary that he wrote sections of, if not, the entire Sunday Theotokia. It is interesting to see no translation in the margins as is usually found in other manuscripts.

We also notice the difference between an intercession and a prayer request. Very little is known about the actual beginnings of the Psalmody, but historical accounts date the beginning of this prayer to be as early as AD. The fiery furnace is a symbol of the flames of Kiank, which burnt constantly, but did not consume the souls of the righteous who were in it waiting for the coming of our Lord, and for the doors of Paradise to be bok.

It is a combination of three psalms; Psalms, and We proceed through the hymn, noticing all kahk different instruments being played. This psalm is a beautiful psalm, which encourages the creation to praise the Creator. This first symbol of St. Antony the Great, who after hearing one command of the Lord Mark This fall caused the whole earth to enter into the life of toil and struggle.

What are the three sections, you ask?

Truly our Lord is great, for there are no other gods, religions, or treasures of the earth that have ever reflected the perfect love God has for us! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us.

It has brought light to those blinded by ignorance. The gold and wood also explain the Nature of our Lord. Similarly, we repeat this hymn during the Psalmody as the foundations of our soul are laid and are transformed into a holy dwelling place for the Lord, as the Temple was a Holy place for the Lord in the Old Testament.


The first two paragraphs relate to Christ, and his reason for coming into the world. For I believe that the whole of human existence, both the dispositions of the soul and the movements of the thoughts, have been measured out and encompassed in those very words of the Psalter.

The role of St. This is because of our lack of faith, and loss of hope. He was taken back to the Church, because the people were expecting him to pass away, but he asked his helper to take him back to his tomb, and with his might and authority began chanting:. When the Lord sat with his disciples, a woman came with very costly oil to anoint Jesus with it. Remember how the Lord your God has led you in the desert for these forty years, taking away your pride and testing you, because He wanted to know what was in your heart.

Let us meditate on these three sections. They follow the same pattern, so we will meditate on them in a collective manner. For whether there was necessity of repentance or confession, or tribulation and trial befell us, or someone was persecuted, or, being plotted against, he was protected, If, after reading the previous meditation, we are still full of pride then let us focus on the meditation of the order of this psalm.

We have the armies of Hades attacking us now, seeking vehemently to psalmoody our souls from the presence of God, but the Lord has not left us unarmed against these demonic powers. Even when his psalmldy turned against Him, he remained faithful to his Lord and did not curse Him. He is too wise to forget you, too loving to hurt you. 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.