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 Ċ, The Holy Psalmody of View, Kiahk Psalmody –English, Coptic, Arabic, Mar 23, , PM, St Mary St. This book was originally made in spiral bound form for use in the Monastery but The Kiahk Psalmody according to the rite of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the .

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These reasons can be generalized into three points; to prepare each believer for the Holy Communion, to cleanse the soul, and for the simple believer, to learn the theology of the Church while meditating and memorizing more of the Bible.

In doing so, Pharaoh and his chariots drowned and the people were freed from the bondage of slavery they faced in Egypt under the reign of Pharaoh. He it is Who in these latter days assumed a body for the salvation of us all, and taught the world concerning the Father.

He who made the Angel in heaven, the same also made the worm upon pdalmody Those, however, who were not vigilant enough found the door shut, being deprived of not only the presence of the bridegroom, but of the joy and love that came with being in His presence.

These people, who had been freed from sin, asked Moses to allow them to return to be slaves again because they did not have bread! blok

The Spirituality of the Holy Psalmody

When we are faced with the Red Sea, pursued by the enemies of God, we often fall into despair and lose hope, not knowing which way to go. The answer to this is very simple; it was through grace that we stood before our Lord. This can lead us to the biggest fall of all. Secondly, in his humility, Moses used the intercession of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Patriarchs of Israel, to plead to God on his behalf.

Many heresies unfolded because of the lack of understanding of this one statement.


We realize ,iahk status of St. Gregory of Nyssa reflects on this verse saying. Briefly in one word is here explained the praise of the Lord our God. He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. Mary is befitting to her role as the Theotokos. This hymn is one of perfect praise. A hidden earth was shone upon by the sun and an untrodden road, was walked upon. Unworthy, indeed, both our eyes of these sights, and unworthy are our ears! It begins by giving thanks to the Lord, professing His glory, and the perfection of His creation.

We will meditate on these symbols, but let us first meditate on the Theotokos, St.

Psalmodu loved her jiahk much that He focused His eyes on her and cared for her well being. But is there anyway you guys can turn this file into a powerpoint. What good friends those Hebrew children were whom the flames of the fiery furnace did not separate from their love of each other!

The Second Canticle brings to light the life of Thanksgiving beginning by giving thanks to the Lord, professing His glory, and the perfection of His creation. The number diminished then to forty, then thirty, twenty, and finally ten. Antony knew very well that they had no authority over him. The word Alleluia is a Greek word derived from the original Hebrew word Hallelujah.

Out of His love, He hears the pleas that we may make. There are many verses in the Bible that symbolize the importance of hymnology and singing the psalms as a means to benefit our lives with God. Its psalmkdy easy it takes 1.

One of the objects placed in the Ark of Covenant were the tablet which contained the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses. Now let us compare this to our own lives. What a beautiful verse! Pope Shenouda III mentions psxlmody beauty behind this when he says that this not only helps us meditate and hear the Words of God when we pray, but in reciting them over and psalmosy, we learn to memorize them so that we become enflamed and surrounded by the Holy Words of God.


Allow me to explain: Augustine when he writes.

If Christ were not the Son of God, then His death on the Cross would have been of bok use to us, even if the person crucified had been an angel of heaven. It was there that God met with Moses to instruct Him in guiding the children of Israel. This beautiful meditation can be thought of every time we sing the Psalmody.

Her beautiful prayer was similar to the words of Hannah, the mother of the great prophet Samuel. Let a man not cease to live well, and then he praises God forever. In his rebuke of the Arian heresy, St. 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. This is exactly what happened in the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. These two materials are considered one when referring to the ark.

We praise God in His saints, because it was through the mighty acts of His death on the Cross and His Resurrection, that the saints were able to endure and now live in the Resurrection. He made not the Angel to creep in the mud, nor the worm to move in heaven. If, in the symphony, one sounds off-tune, then the whole orchestra will not produce a beautiful melody. First let us look at the basic meaning behind the crossing of the Red Sea, and then we will meditate on selected parts of this Canticle.

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.

As we sing the Fourth Canticle and are surrounded by the saints and heavenly beings, we follow the words of St. We can also take the examples of the great fathers of the desert, such as St.