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Triumph Of Christ

TRIUMPH OF CHRIST The theme of the triumph of Christ is connected to the theme of the four creatures. On 8 Hatur the Coptic SYNAXARION commemorates the Four Bodiless Beasts that bear the throne of God. It includes references to the four six-winged creatures of Revelation 4 (a lion, a calf, a man, and a …

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ANGEL One of the myriads of incorporeal creatures whose natural abode is heaven and who, on certain occasions, appear to man in the shape of human beings to reveal God’s will and carry out His commands. The appellation “messenger” or “angel” used in the prophecy of Malachi was confirmed by Christ when He said of …

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ANTIPHON A form of liturgical chant performed by two cantors or two groups of cantors, referred to as the northern and southern chorus with regard to their position next to the iconostasis where they stand in the church. Each sings four verses alternately. This form is commonly used in the annual and Kiyahkian psalmody. Antiphonal …

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Dayr Anba Antuniyus

DAYR ANBA ANTUNIYUS دير أنبا أنطونيوس History The Monastery of Saint Antony is situated 30 miles (45 km) southwest of the Red Sea lighthouse of Ras Za’faranah (100 miles, or 290 km, from Cairo via Suez) at the foot of the south end of the Jalalah mountain range. After the death of Saint ANTONY, a …

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Guardian Angel

GUARDIAN ANGEL The angel assigned to worship, glorify, and extol God continuously, and also to minister to saints and to protect, watch over, and intercede on behalf of people. As God’s invisible creatures and messengers, guardian angels are called upon to carry the souls of the dead, to fight against the powers of Satan, and …

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PRIESTHOOD Christ, as head of the church and therefore the One on whom the whole body of the church depends (Eph. 4:15; Cor. 1:14) and as “high priest of the good things that have come” (Heb. 9:11), chose a number of men and named them apostles (Lk. 6:13; Jn. 15:16). By the full authority that …

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Pseudo-Cyril Of Alexandria

PSEUDO-CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA Title of a homily written in Arabic and first published in the twentieth century. This homily appears to be unknown in Coptic. In the Arabic tradition, it is found only among the Copts, and it is given for 16 Misra. The text was published in the Kitab Mayamir wa-‘Aja’ib al- Sayyidah al-‘Adhra’ …

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