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Lenten Hymns – Psali Adam on the 3rd Hoos – I Remembered The Sins

by on Mar.01, 2015, under Audio, Church News, Coptic, Coptic Hymn, Coptic News, News, Personal News, Religion, Song

Psali Adam on the 3rd Hoos

I remembered the sins, of my ignorance, I cast off my tears, and sat down and cried.
All the sighing, of my chest, (are) burning like fire, in my heart.

The darkness of my mind, I have followed, The commandment of Jesus, I have abandoned.
All the evil conduct, of my nature, I have followed, without hope.

Therefore I, have collapsed, like the house, that is built on sand.
The heavenly beings, but also the earthly, were perplexed because of my sins, as I have become mire.

Behold I see, that my soul is lifeless, and placed in a tomb, like the dead.
Gather my brethren, and cry out with me, until the end of time, for I have fallen.

Egypt is shining, with the oil of prayer, and tearful supplications, in the night.
For You have snatched me, unless I become humiliated, I who have fallen, among the thieves.

The instinct of sin, uproot from my heart, and also O Lord, my heart’s ignorant thoughts.
Grant unto me, spiritual wisdom, and vitality, in my prayer.

That I may be fervent, in the wisdom of speech, and be in fellowship, after the enmity.
My Master You know, that my instincts, lean towards the ignorance, of this world.

Woe unto me, if You count my affliction, for great disgrace will fall, upon my weak spirit.
Lord remit, the afflictions, of my nature, and the weaknesses of my flesh.

Incline Your ear, quickly to my weakness, as You have accepted, the prayer of the publican.
Save me O Lover, of mankind, for my instincts have sunk, in the terrors of this world.

We ask you, O Great King, to remember Your servant, in Your Kingdom.
Behold a thief, had declared that to You, and You visited him O Lord, with Your mercy and salvation.

Yours is the honor, Yours is the majesty, O Creator, of heaven and earth.
Forgive me hastily, that I may rest, for my wickedness and cruelty, are weighty upon me.

Make me worthy, of the Flesh of Your Son, to renew me, in what pleases Him.
Shepherd, and Redeemer, seek Your lamb, I the lost.

Cover Art by: Mena Antoun – www.behance.net/gallery/6747501/The-Sinful-Woman

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Synod Hymns Committee on Kiahk Hymns

by on Dec.22, 2014, under Church News, Coptic, Coptic Hymn, Coptic News, News, Religion

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Happy & Blessed fast of Advent!

As we await the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ this Advent season we are filled with joy as we celebrate the story of our salvation and the mystery of the incarnation. We attend vigils and prayers and the month is filled with hymns and praises about the Messianic prophesies, the virginal birth, and the glorious incarnation. I pray that this fast is a blessed time in which we deepen our relationship with God and prepare Him a place in our hearts to be born anew.

In recent new the Holy Synod has formed a Hymns Committee, led by H.G. Bishop Makari, General Bishop of South Shobra, and includes the involvement of many well-known priests and cantors in the Church for the main goal of unifying the sources of hymns. This committee has already met twice (October 31, 2014 and November 3, 2014) and has chosen the following sources for Advent (Kiahk) Hymns:

The following were mentioned to be present at the meetings:

  • H.G. Bishop Makari, General Bishop of South Shobra (Committee Head)
  • Hegumen Isaiah El-Muharraqi, St. Mary’s Monastery of El-Muharraq
  • Fr. Youannis Halim, Youth Bishopric Hymn Board
  • Fr. Angelos Ishaak, HICS Hymns & Music Department
  • Mr. Michelle Badee Abdel-Malik, Head of HICS, Hymns & Music Department
  • Cantor Ibrahim Ayad, Teacher at Didymus Institute for Chanters and the Clerical School
  • Cantor Gad Lewis, Teacher at Didymus Institute for Chanters and HICS
  • Cantor Todari Anwar, Teacher at Didymus Institute for Chanters
  • Cantor Milad Nadi, Teacher at Didymus Institute for Chanters
  • Cantor Magdy Bekhit, Teacher at Didymus Institute for Chanters
  • Cantor Youssef Ayoub, Association (Rabetat) of Chanters in Cairo
  • Cantor Rida Barsoum, Teacher at HICS Hymns & Music Department and the Clerical School
  • Deacon Beshara Nader Attia, Secretary of Youth Bishopric Hymn Board

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Pope Shenouda Intercede For Us

by on Mar.25, 2013, under Audio, Coptic, Coptic Hymn, Media, Song

This effort was the undertaking of many people and is presented by St. George and St. Shenouda, Jersey City, NJ.  The music was originally composed by Fr. David Bebawy. Lyrics by Mark Semaan and Sarah Bibawy.  Produced by: John Bibawy, Anesti Production Studios.  Mena Barsoum on the Oud. Cover Art by Andrew Ayad. Video Editor David Yousef.  Vocals by Sarah Bibawy, David Badie, Youstina Soliman, David Bebawy, and John Bibawy.  Special thanks to all those who participated in this project. May Pope Shenouda watch over us and intercede for us before the Lord’s throne.

Pope Shenouda Intercede For Us

Download: Pope Shenouda Intercede For Us.mp3

Source: https://soundcloud.com/john-bibawy/pope-shenouda-intercede-for-us

A Song Written to Commemorate H.H. Pope Shenouda III on the 1st Anniversary of His Departure

1 – With our love we commemorate
The memory of our Coptic Saint
Teacher; Monk; then Patriarch
Our dear Pope Shenouda

Refrain: O Pope Shenouda, intercede for us,
Before the throne of our Lord Jesus Christ,
And watch over your children

2 – You were born Nazeer Gayed
A simple, humble life you led
You lived a life of peace and truth
Our dear Pope Shenouda

3 – To fast and pray you left the world
Consecrating your life to our Lord
You took the name Antonious
Our dear Pope Shenouda

4 – Enthroned on the See of Saint Mark
Called to be our Pope and Patriarch
Forty years shepherding your flock
Our dear Pope Shenouda

5 – In books and sermons you shared the Word
You taught us the love of our Lord
You spread the faith to all the Earth
Our dear Pope Shenouda

6 – Your words of wisdom, always strong
Remind us to Christ we belong
Your poetry so passionate
Our dear Pope Shenouda

7 –Your tender heart and smiling face
With love, your children you embraced
Your laughter and your words so sweet
Our dear Pope Shenouda

[A virtuous life you led; holding fast to the Lord
A virtuous life you led; spread His love across the world] x2
[All over the world, the gospel was heard]x2
[Pope Ava Shenouda, the Third] x3

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