See more of Coptic Orthodox Theological Library on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Coptic Orthodox Theological Library on Facebook. 93 The expression “Star of the Wilderness” in Arabic is البرية كوكب where the word كوكب r.,whereas the translation in the Arabic Psalmody is كوكب الصبح. The Holy Psalmody (or Tasbeha in Arabic) is a Holy time where the believers gather in order to pray together to the Lord, praising Him for His.

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For as one who comes into the presence of a king assumes a certain attitude, both of posture and expression, lest speaking psalomdy he be thrown out as boorish, so also the one who is running the race of virtue and wishes to know the life of the Savior in the body, the sacred book first calls to mind the emotions of the soul through the reading, and in this way arzbic the other things in succession, and teaches the readers by those words St.

The Fourth Canticle begins with Psalm Our Lord Jesus Christ, being perfect, without the original sin of Adam, pwalmody the only One who could sacrifice Himself upon the wood of the Cross to redeem man from the bondage of sin, opening the gates of Paradise for us all.

What did God do afterwards? And in the end, He died and was buried in a grave that he may raise us up from the death of our sins and grant us an everlasting life. When we speak of the Lord Jesus Christ, we say the same thing.

This which was taken from you, O undefiled, He made with Him as a hypostasis. Mary that he wrote sections of, if not, the entire Sunday Theotokia. These are things that do not have a soul or mind. Fortunately though, God made a promise to Moses on the mountain saying.

His goodness came to us on the Cross and in doing so, He has dealt kindly with us, making us His heirs. He brings us the Word to direct us through the teachings of the Apostles.

So, my God, it is my sins that are the thorns that plunged into Your head. When the king saw that the youths were loosened and that there stood One among them who resembled the Son of God, the king believed and asked the youths to come forth so that he may see.


We make no reference to ourselves in the Fourth Canticle, but only praise the God of heaven, leaving our old being behind as we are now made in His image. He who offered Himself as an acceptable sacrifice, upon the Cross, for the salvation of our race.

Psalmody Book w/Coptic Presentations Translation

We, therefore, sing in a sombre tune to remind us of our sins and of what our Lord endured on our behalf because He loved us so much. When we behold our surroundings aarabic on earth, let us be reminded of the great God of heaven who created this earth. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.

This shows the power of the intercessions of the saints in our lives, for. Even when his friends turned against Him, he remained faithful to his Lord and did not curse Him.

Agpeya, Liturgy, Psalmody and Coptic Book of Psalms

And its wick-trimmers and their trays shall be of pure gold. He addressed her first and instructed her that St.

Its significance is great in our lives, for without it, we cannot live with our Lord. There are also other striking verses that bring to light the beauty and use of the Psalmody. How can we truly say to our Lord that we have sought Him from the depths of our hearts? Let us too, arm ourselves with the prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ, and crush the devil through the virtue of holy humility, as we meditate on the Name of Christ asking him to forgive us and lead us.

Thanks for sharing this. He is too wise to forget you, too loving to hurt you. 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. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall psalmkdy them at psalmosy two ends of the mercy seat.


We mentioned earlier in the meditations of the First Canticle concerning the love and care of God, who rained manna from heaven for the children of Israel to survive in the wilderness.

Athanasius, who was ordained a priest in order to attend, by Pope Alexander, refuted the theories of Arius and his followers, leading to the writing of the Nicene Creed.

It was her humility that arablc our Holy Mother to visit St. We seek repentance and humility because these are the keys to heaven.

We then are joined with the saints, as we sing and proclaim their glory in singing the Commemoration and the Doxologies, inviting each saint to come participate with us, that we may befriend them and join them in praising God. This is the first verse sung in the First Canticle. We are set in dry, barren surroundings, often alienated because of our belief, but we are led by Him.

Humility also leads to perfect praise, thus not contradicting the Fourth Canticle, but building upon its meaning. Mary is the golden lampstand.

Arabic Psalmody

The old man has an old song, the new man a new song. The Psalter then gives thanks, bringing to memory the days of oppression of the children of God. Mary who, while having the Lord in her womb, remained three months at the house of Zechariah and Elizabeth. But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: Not only that, but this verse also shows the importance of women in the Church.

This, once again, reminds us of the order of creation, for God first made the heavens, then the earth. Mary did not know a man, but it was the Holy Spirit which overshadowed her and allowed for the Incarnation psalmpdy the Son, in the same way the rod brought forth fruit without watering and nurturing.

Paul also alludes to the power of the Cross.