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The old man has an old song, the new man a new song. John and gave the Holy Virgin to be his mother.

She has become the dear mother of the Church, interceding to her Son at all times to help her children battle through the various trials and tribulations we may face. The author then guides us through the Sunday Theotokia, meditating not only on the symbol of St.

The Spirituality of the Holy Psalmody

The second beautiful meditation is based on the story of Adam and Eve when they sinned and were cast from the Garden of Eden. Not only does the Jesus prayer bring to light the power of Christ, but it allows us to worship the Trinity as well.

The Lord saw their wicked ways, but Moses went before the Lord and began to pray to Him, asking Him to spare the people, although he saw their wickedness as well. For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger! We said earlier that when we mention the name of the saint, they come and stand among us, uniting the church and our soul with heaven. And why does the lightning sometimes strike the mountain, yet does not strike psalmodu robber?

Mary carried this great mystery in her womb.

I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. Many heresies unfolded because of the lack of understanding of this one statement. If Christ honored her, even at the moment of death, should we not also? Suppose, then, that this mere human can come forward voptic, with great confidence, can converse with the King of these heavenly powers. Ambrose explains the importance of our friends. A final reason why we sing the Commemoration of the Saints and the Doxologies is to fulfill the commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ.


His goodness came to us on the Cross and in doing so, He has dealt kindly with us, making us His heirs. Even when his friends turned against Him, he remained faithful to his Lord and did not curse Him.

These two parts are repeats of the first parts, the high, up-tempo beat we have previously talked about, and now instead of just the choir of angels praising because of our salvation, we join with them, in perfect unison, chanting for the Glory of God. She did not arise after a month, or after a couple of months, but she arose in the very days of receiving the good news.

We went from a state of despair, pleading for God to save us as a means for our prayer in the beginning of the Holy Psalmody, but now, after we have journeyed through life, begin to praise our God in a different way.

Book of the Midnight Praises (Holy Psalmody)

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. The rod of Aaron is another symbol of St. He erased the curse, He triumphed over death, He opened paradise. Nestorius was excommunicated by the Council of Ephesus where Bishops attended in A. Not only do we sing the same Psalm as the Jewish people did, but even the use of the cymbals are common between our praises and the praise of the children of Israel!


Although this seems contradicting, it is through the wisdom of the Fathers by the works of Holy Spirit that this beautiful hymn is put following the Fourth Canticle. We then pray the prayer of the saints, glorifying God Who worked through them, followed by the song of perfect praise and of joy. Similarly, we repeat this hymn during the Psalmody as the foundations of our soul are laid and are transformed into a holy dwelling place for the Lord, as the Temple was a Holy place for the Lord in the Old Testament.

It is a combination of three psalms; Psalms, and Antony knew very well that they had no authority over him. Mary though we know that she had a great role in the mission of Christ, so great that she bore the title of the Mother of the Apostles.

Agpeya, Liturgy, Psalmody and Coptic Book of Psalms – St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church (Home)

We make no reference to ourselves in the Fourth Canticle, but only praise the God of heaven, leaving our old being behind as we are now made in His pwalmody.

Not only do we learn the meaning of humility and service from St. Later, the elder died, but continued to guide him through revelations, and the pilgrim slowly advanced to say the Jesus Prayer continuously in his heart, using the breathing techniques.

What good friends those Hebrew children were whom the flames of the fiery furnace did not separate from their love of each other!