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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After being saved, we gave thanks to the One Who saved us from our miseries. Is the stringed instrument greater than the cymbal? These different instruments mean nine different things. We can also take the examples of the great fathers of the desert, such as St. He changed the water into wine because of His love for St.

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Indeed, it has redeemed the whole of mankind. This shows us the spiritual strength of the qrabic and how they were extremely well versed in the Bible. We, being freed from our enemies through the waters of baptism and the sacrament of arbic and repentance, thanked the Lord for His love in saving us and bringing us into the new land to embark on our journey through the wilderness of life, trying to reach the promise land.

After we have fought the good fight and struggled through all the trials and tribulations with God standing amongst us the whole time as He did with the three youthswe are given a beautiful reward by standing in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ as He sits at the right hand of His Father. What a beautiful passage from the Bible!

For the bread of God arzbic He who comes down from heaven and gives life psalmodu the world. What separates us from the aeabic is not that they lived a perfect life, but that they lived the life of repentance, confessing each and every act because of their great love for God, knowing that they were not worthy of His grace and of the great sacrifice He made for us on the Cross.

We pray through Christ and the Father hears us and sends the Holy Spirit to direct us. We went from asking for our physical needs, to abiding in the presence of God, being one with Him since it was the Son who asked that this psxlmody be done.


For God made all things very good; not only good, but also very good.

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Almost makes me want to learn the language just to join in. But in the Book of Psalms, the one who hears, in addition to learning these things, also comprehends and is taught in it the emotions of the soul, and, consequently, on the basis of that which affects him and by which he is constrained, he also is enabled by this book to possess the image deriving from the words. He psalmodu those who were held captive in Hades and brought them into His kingdom, opening the gates of Paradise for all His children.

It was her humility that drove our Holy Mother to visit St. Also as the presence of the Lord sanctified the tabernacle, so did the presence of our Lord sanctify our Mother, St. They were ordered by Pharaoh to do very hard manual work and were put under very strenuous conditions, often abused physically Exodus 1: Mary so educated in the Word of God that she hymned pwalmody words of the Bible, but the context in which she hymned them was likened to that of Hannah.

This verse is also very beautiful, showing the rising of the soul from this wonderful prayer and its progression as a stronger soul, yearning more for the heavenly things. The honor given to the righteous, our fellow servants, is a testimony of the good will of our Common Master.

A hymn contains these three things; song, praise, and that of God. Finally, when the Lord revealed to Job the reason behind his suffering, He went to the friends of Job and instructed them to do this:.

And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: Praise is not designated to a specific gender, but the entire body of believers join together to declare the glory of the Lord.

Though the enemy has decided to pursue, overtake and divide the spoil, trying to destroy us, he cannot and will not touch those who follow God.

If you love Me, keep My commandments. In other words, the repentant individual must learn how to pray, and depend solely on God, never on himself.

Suppose, then, that this mere human can come forward and, with great confidence, can converse with the King of these heavenly powers.


Who is able to contain their joy and love when they stand in the presence of God? The saints psalody an integral part of our Church. Another meditation on the importance of the Commemoration of the Saints and arrabic Doxologies comes from H.

The rod of Aaron, as read in the book of Numbers, sprouted forth buds and blossomed, even though no one had watered the rod in order for it to have flourished. And so, He went up on the cross to pay the price for our sins.

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We will rejoice in our Maker for He has chosen us as the new Israel and we have become heirs to the Almighty King. This psalm is a beautiful psalm, sung during the most sacred moments of the Church.

When he lived in a tomb at the beginning of his ascetic life, devils plural — more than one appeared to him in forms of strange beasts, wanting to devour him, but St. It helps us realize that it was our falls and our sins that led our great and Holy Lord to ascend up onto the Cross.

In the Old Testament there are temporal and earthly promises. The tune of this hymn is beautiful and can easily be meditated upon. 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, We can look at these in a superficial manner and declare that we should praise God, but if we meditate further on these things we will notice wonderful meanings.

Even though she held such a high position, she still answered the Angel Gabriel in this humble manner saying.

This shows the power of the intercessions of the saints in our lives, for. What faith is able to profess the love of God like the Christians can? It is only when we humble ourselves, realizing that we have not lived a strong Christian life, that we become closer to God. The Lord promised Moses that in building this tabernacle, He would come and dwell in it. She was the dwelling place of the Incarnate Word of God.