There are 7 questions in this category.
Could Your Grace please explain the prayer of Prostration (SAGDA) on the Day of Pentecost? Although the descent of the HOLY SPIRIT was at the third hour (9 AM), the prayer is usually performed at the ninth hour (3 PM). Why are there three prayers with three Gospel readings?
Does the Coptic Prayer Book of the Hours involve body movements like the Byzantine?
Is it a sin to prostrate during the holy fifty days? I know it is forbidden, but will a person go to hell for prostrating? Does a person need to confess this or not?
What is the proper way of doing metonia and why do we do it before a bishop?
When are we not supposed to read from the Agpeya and perform prostrations? Why do we not do them at these times?
Why can't one do prostrations during Saturday's Liturgy? What rule would one be breaking? If one feels a desire to humble oneself before God, what would prevent one from doing that? Didn't St Paul say not to let time or season govern us, the born again in Christ?
Why or what is the connection between worshiping prostrations (Metanias) & fasting (not Holt Great Fast)?
Ask A Question
©2020 Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. All Rights Reserved.