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Liturgy Of The Matins - Coptic Wiki


The Vespers and the are called the “Offering of Incense” in the Coptic Church. They are very similar. They appeared under one section in the edited . They begin with the of Thanksgiving, followed by a called “The Verses of the Cymbals” (Arba‘ al-Naqus). The priest then prays the Vesper prayers ( for Intercessions).

The congregation chants the , followed by the recital of the Nicene . The prays “O God have mercy upon us,” followed by the Litany for the Gospel, and then the gospel reading. The Vesper prayers conclude with the Litanies for the Church, for the patriarch, and for the congregation, and finally the Lord’s Prayer and the absolutions.