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I don't know if this has been posted already but this is a great song commemorating the fathers of the Orthodox Church.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2zbUG0VnM&feature=related

Lyrics (Malayalam)

Orthodukso vishwasam nischithamaay sthaapichoraam
Ignathios Agnimayan, njaanaarnava Theologos,
Nalluravakum Kurillos, kaanjanajeehvan Mar Ivanios,
Mar Basil, Gregorios, Mar Diascoros, Cleemis,
Mar Philexinos ulkrishtan Severios,
Ee nirmalathaathanmaarthan ormadhinangal
Aakhoshicheedam varuveen.

Translation:

Come let us celebrate the rememberance of our holy fathers who gave the true orthodox belief to the world.
We remember Ignatius the Fiery One and Theologos (I think this is St. Gregory the Theologian) the sea of wisdom.
Kyrillos the sweet waterfall and Ivanios the Golden Tongued.
We also remember Baselios and our master Gregorios (of Nyssa?)
as well as Diascorus, Clemis,
Philexinos and our illustrious Severus.
May God help us with their prayers.
 

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Dear sheenji I loved it! do you know if they are using a sepecific style of Indian music or is it mixed? I could not tell. Even to my untrained ears Hindustani music: the traditional/ ancient/ classical kind, is so rich and exqusit that it sends me into a trance like state in its complex and mezmerising melody.Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn.  :)
 

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Yeah, that was fantastic, Sheenj. Thanks so much for it.

Is this the part of the thread where I admit that I love Syraic Orthodox Wedding songs like this one? While I love the classical stuff like Hiwot mentioned, I've always been more of a film music/Bollywood guy (the classic 50-60s stuff), so I think some of the instrumentation and the duet format of a lot of the wedding songs I've heard strikes that same kind of nerve.

But I have heard a very small amount of Indian Christian music that was more obviously influenced by the classical music tradition, such as this song, sung in Telugu (sorry for the bad sound; it's from an old phonographic record). I don't think any of it is connected to the Indian Orthodox, though (Telugu is spoken on the opposite coast from Kerala, where the majority of Malayalam-speaking Syriac Orthodox are, and the only other Telugu Christian recordings I've heard are Protestant and Roman Catholic). I could be wrong, though, as I don't actually speak either of the languages concerned. I think it's still neat to hear either way, but sorry for dragging the thread off topic for a bit. To make up for it, here's a Coptic Orthodox hymn from the Midnight Praises/Tasbeha that's been on my mind all day since we read this portion from the Gospel of St. John today at liturgy. :)
 

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dzheremi, check out the movie pinjar, its not classic, but the story line and the music is quite fabulous IMHO. it looks at one of the dark times in the history of that part of the world from a deeply intimate perspective. the story line is quite awesome, one Ethiopian woman I know is married to a Punjabi man, and she lent the DVD to me, and after listening to my review, she decided to get me a DVD with English subtitles from her suppliers.

those links are great BTW thank you :)
 

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Hiwot said:
Dear sheenji I loved it! do you know if they are using a sepecific style of Indian music or is it mixed? I could not tell. Even to my untrained ears Hindustani music: the traditional/ ancient/ classical kind, is so rich and exqusit that it sends me into a trance like state in its complex and mezmerising melody.Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn.  :)
I think the main melody is Indo-Syriac while the bass drone is from the Byzantine style.

dzheremi said:
Yeah, that was fantastic, Sheenj. Thanks so much for it.

Is this the part of the thread where I admit that I love Syraic Orthodox Wedding songs like this one? While I love the classical stuff like Hiwot mentioned, I've always been more of a film music/Bollywood guy (the classic 50-60s stuff), so I think some of the instrumentation and the duet format of a lot of the wedding songs I've heard strikes that same kind of nerve.

But I have heard a very small amount of Indian Christian music that was more obviously influenced by the classical music tradition, such as this song, sung in Telugu (sorry for the bad sound; it's from an old phonographic record). I don't think any of it is connected to the Indian Orthodox, though (Telugu is spoken on the opposite coast from Kerala, where the majority of Malayalam-speaking Syriac Orthodox are, and the only other Telugu Christian recordings I've heard are Protestant and Roman Catholic). I could be wrong, though, as I don't actually speak either of the languages concerned. I think it's still neat to hear either way, but sorry for dragging the thread off topic for a bit. To make up for it, here's a Coptic Orthodox hymn from the Midnight Praises/Tasbeha that's been on my mind all day since we read this portion from the Gospel of St. John today at liturgy. :)
If you like wedding songs try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFvWCtuU8s
The prelate is singing in 6 different Languages: Tamil, English, Syriac, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam.

As to the Classical Indian style, the closest Christian thing in Malayalam would be the folk stuff like Margam Kali.
Here's a good video of a Margam Kali if you're interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiXkHHHU6Uc
 

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Wow, great links, Sheenj! Thanks!

From the "related videos" of the last link I posted, here is cantor Gad Lewis (my favorite) reciting the verses of the cymbals in Coptic, with a very well put together video behind it, including the words in Coptic so that you can sing along too... (what do you mean, I'm the only one who does that?  :D)


Verses of Cymbals - أرباع الناقوس
 

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dzheremi said:
Wow, great links, Sheenj! Thanks!

From the "related videos" of the last link I posted, here is cantor Gad Lewis (my favorite) reciting the verses of the cymbals in Coptic, with a very well put together video behind it, including the words in Coptic so that you can sing along too... (what do you mean, I'm the only one who does that?  :D)


Verses of Cymbals - أرباع الناقوس
Thanks for the link, unfortunately I can't keep up with the Coptic lettering fast enough :(
 

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Yeah, it can be a bit difficult to get used to the rhythm, so it's hard to follow along at first. With this particular hymn (as with many) the last syllable of the line is split, and half of it is appended to the beginning of the next line in the meter, so "Shere ne Maria" becomes "Shere ne-e-e Mari/i-ya ... [ti-chermobi e-e-e-e-eth-nesos]". It's little wonder that the Copts rely on rhythm-keeping instruments like the cymbal and the triangle as opposed to melody-producing instruments. :) And of course it doesn't help that there is a slight delay in some spots before the next line appears in the video. I still thought it was particularly well done, though.
 

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I love this  http://youtu.be/xjFsl0chPLw

It's more like a prayer....makes me tear up everytime i hear it.
 

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So beautiful! I really love Tewahedo mezmur. Is it possible to find such recordings outside of Ethiopia and Youtube videos? If it is, I would like to buy some in order to support the wonderful work of the church and its beautiful artists like Deacon Engidawork, Mirtinesh, and Zerfe Kebede. For the Copts, we have a few places on the internet connected to monasteries, like St. Moses bookstore connected to the Abbey in Texas (this is how they make their money, by selling CDs, books, etc), but I haven't seen anything like that for the Ethiopian Orthodox. Only some announcements on some church websites saying "this album is available in person at the church". I'm over a thousand miles from there... :'(

 

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dzheremi said:
So beautiful! I really love Tewahedo mezmur. Is it possible to find such recordings outside of Ethiopia and Youtube videos? If it is, I would like to buy some in order to support the wonderful work of the church and its beautiful artists like Deacon Engidawork, Mirtinesh, and Zerfe Kebede. For the Copts, we have a few places on the internet connected to monasteries, like St. Moses bookstore connected to the Abbey in Texas (this is how they make their money, by selling CDs, books, etc), but I haven't seen anything like that for the Ethiopian Orthodox. Only some announcements on some church websites saying "this album is available in person at the church". I'm over a thousand miles from there... :'(
I’m impressed! 
I love Deacon Engidawork, Mirtinesh, and Zerfe, as well. Thanks for letting me know about stmosesbookstore.org I will be using it to buy some English books. Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a Tewahedo website that sells CDs or other items to benefit Monasteries. If you need me serve you as a postal service, PM your PO box and I can buy from my church and ship you any CDs, VCDs you would like :)
 

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sheenj said:
I don't know if this has been posted already but this is a great song commemorating the fathers of the Orthodox Church.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2zbUG0VnM&feature=related

Lyrics (Malayalam)

Orthodukso vishwasam nischithamaay sthaapichoraam
Ignathios Agnimayan, njaanaarnava Theologos,
Nalluravakum Kurillos, kaanjanajeehvan Mar Ivanios,
Mar Basil, Gregorios, Mar Diascoros, Cleemis,
Mar Philexinos ulkrishtan Severios,
Ee nirmalathaathanmaarthan ormadhinangal
Aakhoshicheedam varuveen.

Translation:

Come let us celebrate the rememberance of our holy fathers who gave the true orthodox belief to the world.
We remember Ignatius the Fiery One and Theologos (I think this is St. Gregory the Theologian) the sea of wisdom.
Kyrillos the sweet waterfall and Ivanios the Golden Tongued.
We also remember Baselios and our master Gregorios (of Nyssa?)
as well as Diascorus, Clemis,
Philexinos and our illustrious Severus.
May God help us with their prayers.
This hymn is a translation of the following Syriac Hymn sung is the same tone as the Syriac one. In the attached video you can listen to H.G Mor Osthatious the Metropolitan of Mylapore singing it in Syriac.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLGHe9t12h8
 

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Christ is Risen!

One more Paschal hymn on the Eve of the Ascension!
By Dn. Theodoros Yossef

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4b9uqbszrA

Yefasikawin beg esrael aredu /Israel slain The Paschal lamb
Ersun temegebew kenne’an lihedu/ so they may eat it and go to Canaan
Bemeqan beguben qebut yebegun dem/ the blood of the lamb they smeared by the door-posts and lintel
Gibts bekurwan ata ke esrael alemotem!/2x/ As Egypt lost her first born, none died from Israel.



Alefe ! eyalu motin ameletewal / it passed over! They declared as they escaped death
Fere’onin astimo  bedil teshagerewal/ as He sunk the pherero they crossed over in victory
Beberachew yalewin demun temelekto/ seeing the blood by their door
Marakiwin qesefuwal merkognochun titto/ he has struck down the captor and did not harm the captives
Qades alefe berehaw,/ past  over  the desert of Cades
Hizbun berkata eyemeraw/ satiated, the Lord lead his people.



Yefasikawin beg esrael aredu /Israel slain The Paschal lamb
Ersun temegebew kenne’an lihedu/ so they may eat it and go to Canaan
Bemeqan beguben qebut yebegun dem/ the blood of the lamb they smeared by the door-posts and lintel
Gibts bekurwan ata ke esrael alemotem!/2x/ As Egypt lost her first born, none died from Israel.



BeQeranio laye legna begu tardual / on Calvary/ kraniou/ the Lamb is slain for us
Fereon ayedelem diyabilos teretual/ not pharaoh but the Devil is defeated
Betre muse’achinim yegeta meseqel new/ and instead of the staff of mosses, we have the cross of our Lord
Be ersu qetqeten new motin yegedelenew/ with it we have trampled down death and triumphed 
Ye Egziabher lij tegeletuwal / the Son of God is Revealed 
Motim bemotu teretual!/  And by His Death, He has defeated Death!



Yefasikawin beg esrael aredu /Israel slain The Paschal lamb
Ersun temegebew kenne’an lihedu/ so they may eat it and go to Canaan
Bemeqan beguben qebut yebegun dem/ the blood of the lamb they smeared by the door-posts and lintel
Gibts bekurwan ata ke esrael alemotem!/2x/ As Egypt lost her first born, none died from Israel.




Abrehamim banehon bemigmar  yenorin/ Though we are not like Abraham who lived with righteous deeds
Siol qulefuwan talech demun sileyazin/ Hades surrendered her key because we bear His blood
Lezih talaq kibir abeqan miheretu/ His mercy is the reason of our great exaltation in honor
Genet hoy tekefech yihew mileketu!/ Open ye Gates of Paradise, behold the seal of His Blood!( on The sign  that is The Cross)
Lelit beberehan tewatech! / The Night (Darkness) is swallowed by the Light
Siol merekowan leqeqech! / And Hades released her captives!




Yefasikawin beg esrael aredu /Israel slain The Paschal lamb
Ersun temegebew kenne’an lihedu/ so they may eat it and go to Canaan
Bemeqan beguben qebut yebegun dem/ the blood of the lamb they smeared by the door-posts and lintel
Gibts bekurwan ata ke esrael alemotem!/2x/ As Egypt lost her first born, none died from Israel.




Abrehamim banehon bemigmar  yenorin/ Though we are not like Abraham who lived with righteous deeds
Siol qulefuwan talech demun sileyazin/ Hades surrendered her key because we bear His blood
Lezih talaq kibir abeqan miheretu/ His mercy is the reason of our great exaltation in honor
Genet hoy tekefech yihew mileketu! / Open ye Gates of Paradise, behold the seal of His Blood!(On the Sign that is The Cross)
Lelit beberehan tewatech!/  The Night (Darkness) is swallowed by the Light
Siol merekowan leqeqech!/  And Hades released her captives!




Yefasikawin beg esrael aredu /Israel slain The Paschal lamb
Ersun temegebew kenne’an lihedu/ so they may eat it and go to Canaan
Bemeqan beguben qebut yebegun dem/ the blood of the lamb they smeared by the door-posts and lintel
Gibts bekurwan ata ke esrael alemotem!/2x/ As Egypt lost her first born, none died from Israel.

...........///..........

Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages Amen!
 

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Thank you.  That was beautiful.  :)
 

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So wonderful! There is so much depth in the Tewahedo mezmur...I must confess that if it weren't for your translations, Hiwot, I would be jealous that you understand them while I can't. :) Thank you for taking the time to translate them for us non-Amharic speakers.

I have probably posted this before, and it is out of season, but here is a nice rendition of a doxology for the Great Fast in the Coptic Church, in Arabic: ذكصولوجية للصوم الكبير

Sorry I can't translate it. I'm working on learning more Arabic, but I only understand a little bit of it right now without text or translation (the Lord's Prayer at the end, for instance). :-[
 

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Thank you Salpy and dzheremi, God willing I will continue to share, and I too have to thank everyone who is sharing here, all the beautiful hymns of the Church, it has been a great blessing.  :)

Another one of Theodros’s mezmur , 2 videos of the same mezmur.

“ yilal andebete  / my mouth shall proclaim”
Video 1 .  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qeCKK1UbWk&feature=fvwrel

Video 2.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WtOK3XivO0&feature=related

Yilal andebete egziabher qidus new/ My mouth shall proclaim the Holiness of God
Ayetewegnim ena welaj endelelew/ for He shall not abandon me like an orphan
Tinant yetebeqegne yenegem tesefaye/ He is the one who protected me yesterday and my hope for tomorrow
Tilehalech nefese fiqir neh getaye/ my soul shall say to you, you are Love my Lord!


Yetinant hiwoten zor biye sayew/ when I looked back at my past
Mamelecha yelelew atrium eshoh new/ it was barred with walls of thorns no one can escape from
Wede erefte wetahu yidres misganaye/  to you I offer thanksgiving because I escaped to a place of rest
Dejoch bizegubegne ber honogne getaye/even though the doors were barred, my Lord became The Gate for me.


Yilal andebete egziabher qidus new/ My mouth proclaims the Holiness of God
Ayetewegnim ena welaj endelelew/ for He shall not abandon me like an orphan
Tinant yetebeqegne yenegem tesefaye/ He is the one who protected me yesterday and my hope for tomorrow
Tilehalech nefese fiqir neh getaye/ my soul shall  say to you,  you are Love my Lord!


Betilequ bereha migib metet honogne/ in the depth of the desert he became my food and my drink
Mengeden aqenaw ejen beafe aschanegne/ he straightened my way and I stood in awe
Be esat ena weha mekakel alefe/ having passed through water and fire
Temesegen elalehu qine moltot afe/ I give thanks to you with mouth filled with your odes of your praise

Yilal andebete egziabher qidus new/ My mouth proclaims the Holiness of God
Ayetewegnim ena welaj endelelew/ for He shall not abandon me like an orphan
Tinant yetebeqegne yenegem tesefaye/ He is the one who protected me yesterday and my hope for tomorrow
Tilehalech nefese fiqir neh getaye/ my soul shall say to you, you are Love my Lord!

Yebechegneneten maebel getsesuwal/ He has rebuked the storm of my loneliness
Lene birehan hono lekesash chelemuwal./  the Light has shined for me, while the accuser is cast away in darkness
Qestun eyatefe tadegegne keseqaye/  he broke the arrows of the enemy and rescued me from my suffering.
Yegetaye hasab fiqr new bene laye/  My Lord’s banner over me is Love

Yilal andebete egziabher qidus new/ My mouth proclaims the Holiness of God
Ayetewegnim ena welaj endelelew/ for He shall not abandon me like an orphan
Tinant yetebeqegne yenegem tesefaye/ He is the one who protected me yesterday and my hope for tomorrow
Tilehalech nefese fiqir neh getaye/ my soul shall say to you, you are Love my Lord!


Tinant zare nege zelalem tebaqi/ yesterday today, tomorrow and forever he is my protector
Yeliben filagot salenegerew awaqi/ he knows what is in my heart even before I tell him
Bebaheriw qidus yelelew amsaya/ Holy by His Nature, and no one is like Him
Simu wedebe new meleheqen metaya/  His name is my shore where I will be anchored


Yilal andebete egziabher qidus new/ My mouth proclaims the Holiness of God
Ayetewegnim ena welaj endelelew/ for He shall not abandon me like an orphan
Tinant yetebeqegne yenegem tesefaye/ He is the one who protected me yesterday and my hope for tomorrow
Tilehalech nefese fiqir neh getaye/ my soul shall say to you, you are Love my Lord!

....///.....

Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages Amen!
 

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Ergib said:
Hiwot, your translations are amazing! Are you zemari by any chance?
thank you Ergib, :) as to being zemari, no I am not.
 

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dzheremi said:
From the "related videos" of the last link I posted, here is cantor Gad Lewis (my favorite) reciting the verses of the cymbals in Coptic, with a very well put together video behind it, including the words in Coptic so that you can sing along too... (what do you mean, I'm the only one who does that?  :D)

Verses of Cymbals - أرباع الناقوس
dzheremi, I'm just amazed at the knowledge you have!

I also love Muallem Gad Lewis.  I must say, I do hate those recordings with all that extra echo/reverb effect.

Here is his voice in a very simple setting with no effects or overdriven microphone!

Meet & Right (Coptic) by Cantor Gad Lewis
http://youtu.be/52sY5OuBcDg
 

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I agree, CoptoGeek, about the echo/reverb, but a lot of Coptic recordings have this (unfortunately), so I would rather have a recording of Gad Lewis with annoying reverb than one by Ibrahim Ayad with annoying reverb...
 

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isn't this lovely?  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc5Ayi3sxzg&feature=fvwrel

Je Nai Nan in Spanish , Coptic, English , French,Arabic, and Greek.


It certainly reminded me of why language was one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit on Holy Pentecost.... to proclaim the Mighty Works of God to All Nations!

Acts 2:1-12

1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”


Blessed Feast of Holy Pentcost to everyone! :)
 

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Beautiful!

And I had no idea that the Copts had a mission in Bolivia.  Wow!
 

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Salpy said:
Beautiful!

And I had no idea that the Copts had a mission in Bolivia.  Wow!
Indeed! WOW is what I said too! Glory be to God!
 

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At the church in which I was baptized last week, St. Mark COC-Phoenix (actually Scottsdale, but who's counting), there was a presentation during the servant's meeting with two girls who had gone to the missionary church in Bolivia. They are doing GREAT work there (and I don't just mean the two girls, I mean the whole church). Bolivia is an extremely poor country, but the people there are very dedicated to God and the Church. Here is the website of the Diocese of Bolivia, and here is the Nativity liturgy in Spanish. Last I heard, over 400 Bolivians attend liturgy. May the Lord continue to bless the Church as it grows throughout Latinoamerica.

Related: Liturgy from St Mary and St Mark COC, Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico (It's my dream to go here one day, as I like to joke with people from church that I will finally be useful and they will have to turn to me to understand what is going on for once. ;D)
 

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Glory be to God! dzheremi, thank you for that post, what a beautiful thing to see! I pray that the Lord grant your wish so you go there and benefit from serving His people in there.  :)

 

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dzheremi said:
At the church in which I was baptized last week,
WHOAH!
dzheremi, i am late in saying 'alf mabrook'!
sorry to be late with the congratulations.
:eek:
i am so, so happy for u brother!
:D
i wish a blessed fast of the apostles to u and all the others reading this page.
:)
 

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Wa alf shukr, ya Mabsoota! (Do I start calling you aunt now? I feel weird doing that, since I'm about 11 years older than our friend TITL who does that...on the other hand, you know my name, which is more than Ican be said of some of that aunties actually at the church here, so that's got to count for something! Heh. God bless them all.)

A blessed fast to you, too, and to all!

 

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Congrats, Dzheremi!

I'm going to bump the baptism thread so you and Seafra can tell us about your experiences. 

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,44573.0.html#top

I'm hoping for youtube videos.  :)
 

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_LeVdxzjw&feature=channel&list=UL"> Malankara Orthodox hymn for the Feast of Resurrection</a>

O Mary! I am the Gardner
I am the one who established Paradise
O Mary! I am the life of all living things.
I am the rising up and resurrection.

I was murdered
I was in a tomb
Do not touch me,
for I have not yet ascended to My Father.

"With glory He has risen from the tomb",
Go and tell this good news to My disciples

 

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A Hymn from the West Syrian Rite Sacrament of Ordination sung in Syriac, Malayalam, and English.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft8PAYsQLzY
 

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Everybody, Everybody! Look! Three and a half HOURS of high quality, no reverb/no echo-having, translated Coptic/English/Arabic tasbeha for Kiahk with Muallem Gad Lewis! This is my new favorite thing on the internet. Sorry, everything else. Try to have more tasbeha next time.

I could just cry that I found this now at midnight when I have to be up in a few hours to get on a plane to travel to California. Does anyone know any service by which I can capture the audio from this video in order to put it onto an ipod? I only know free services that do much smaller conversions, less than 10 minutes. I want to be able to have this everywhere! :)
 

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  :laugh: :laugh: that was indeed awesome! a gem! Thank you, thank you.
 

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peace, dzheremi, maybe u can watch it when u come back?
;)
personally, i find the prayer book (agpeya) to be the best thing to have on planes. that way u can occasionally exchange conversation with the person next to you. listening to music says 'don't talk to me', and maybe the guy next to u needs a word of encouragement.
:)
ps, it is very good, thanks for linking to it!
 

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An Armenian hymn by St. Mesrob:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxwEUAK_iaA&feature=plcp
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHa2Oakg2kY

^Psalm 5 in Arabic. The tune in which it's being chanted doesn't reflect a traditional or known Coptic melody; yet it's somewhat reminiscent of the general spirit of some of the more melancholic examples of Coptic-style chant (e.g. the Coptic Good Friday reading from the Book of Lamentations).
 
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