Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name;. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and. the Agpeya, Psalm and are parts of. Psalm (NKJV). the Hebrew, English and Septuagint translations. Psalm , which is not cited in the NKJV. The Agpeya (The Coptic Prayer Book of the Seven Hours) Pocket size, in both modern English and Arabic The Agpeya is primarily used by the Coptic Orthodox .
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The Agpeya is primarily used by the Coptic Orthodox Church. It contains prayers for seven different hours to be said throughout the day. The hours are chronologically laid out, each containing a theme corresponding to events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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It is followed by various Psalms, an excerpt from the Holy Gospel, and Litanies. Lord Have Mercy is then chanted 41 times representing the 39 lashes Christ received before the crucifixion, plus one for the spear in His side, plus one for the crown of thornsfollowed by several other prayers and a conclusion. The hours of the day start from sunrise eglish end at sunset.
The morning prayer Primewhich corresponds to 6 a. The Terce 9 a.
The Coptic Orhtodox Book of Hours
The None 3 p. Vespers sunset and Compline 9 p. The Midnight hour is read just before the Midnight Praise.
The Veil hour is reserved for priests, monks and bishops. The Prime is mainly associated with the eternity of God, His incarnation, His resurrection from the dead. It is intended to offer thanks to Him for having risen us from the sleep, beseeching Him to shin upon us, enlighten our lives, and grant us the power of His resurrection.
The Third Hour commemorated three significant events: Christ’s trail by Pilate, His ascension to heaven, and the descent of the Holy Spirit may cleanse our hearts and renew our lives. The Sixth Hour reminds us of the crucifixion and passion of Christ.
We pray that, through His life-giving passion, He may deliver our minds from lusts, and turn our thoughts to the remembrance of His commandments, and make of us a light of the world and salt of the earth.
The Ninth Hour commemorates the redemptive death of Christ in the flesh on the cross, and His acceptance of the repentance of the Thief. We pray that the Savior may mortify out carnal lusts, make us partakers of His grace, and accept our repentance when we cry out with the Thief, “Remember us, O Lord, when Englih come into Your Kingdom. Eleventh Hour, is associated with the act of envlish down Christ’s body from the cross.
At the end of the day, we give thanks for God’s protection, and confess our sins with the Prodigal Son Luke Twelfth Hour, commemorates the burial of Christ.
The Agpeya in Coptic, English and Arabic
We remember the passing world englksh the final judgment. Mindful of our imminent standing before God, we ask forgiveness of our sins and protection through the night. The office consists of three watches, corresponding to the three stages of Christ’s prayer in the garden of Gethsemane Matt. It is also a prayer which concerns Monks.