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Introduction to The Divine Liturgy

Define: Liturgy, Rites, Anaphora, Catechumen, Litanies

Why the priest during the Pauline Epistle reading go around the church anticlockwise?

How many hours we abstain from food and drink before taking the Holy Communion and why?

Why the priest crosses his hands when he chooses the lamb?

Memorize a verse from the lecture

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The Divine Liturgy - Part 2

In the Raising of Incense, how many spoons of incense does the priest add? why?

In the offertory prayer and in the selection of the Lamb, what is the requirement in the Lamb and how many korban there should be?

What are the Katameros Readings?

Why do we read Psalm before the Gospel reading?

In the fraction part of the liturgy, which part of the lamb the priest separates and where it goes? How and Why?

Memorize a verse from the lecture

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The Canon Law

P1

Who has the authority to forgive sins?

(T/F) The apostles were given the authority to continue Christ's work on earth

What is the hierarchy of power as given by Christ?

Where in the gospel the mention of the first council and what was it formed to discuss?

(T/F) Christ is the one who formed the rank of deaconry

How do you define Church?

List the 4 reasons why the Canon Law was established

What is the origin of the word Canon?

What are the types of Canon Law? and define these two types

What are the five sources of Canon Law?

What is the model of authority of the Orthodox Church?

Memorize a verse from the lecture

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The Canon Law

P2

What is Canon Law?

What is the goal of Canon Law?

What are the sources of Canon Law?

5

Agpeya

How many Psalms in each Agpeya hour?

Order the following according to the agpeya structure: Thanksgiving Prayer, Kyrie Elayson, Trisagion, Psalm 50, Hail to you, Troparia, Gospel

From where in the Bible we got the 7 times per day to pray?

What are the themes of the Third, Sixth, and Ninth hours?

(T/F) The Morning Prayer is also known as the Prime or Matins

(T/F) The Prayer of the Eleventh hour is also known as the Vespers

(T/F) The Prayer of Sleep is also known as the Compline

"Pray without ceasing" 1 Thessalonians 5:17

"Seven times a day I praise You because of Your righteous judgement" Psalm 119:164

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Coptic Iconography

Define Icon and list the three icon categories

(T/F) Icons are Painted not Written

What are the inspiration of Coptic Iconography?

What are the main treats of an iconographer?

What is the general style of the Coptic Iconography?

Give 3 color symbolism in Coptic Iconography

What does the tree with seven fruits in Saint Mark's icon symbolizes?

What does the three sparkles in Saint Mary's icon symbolizes?

Memorize a verse from the lecture

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Midnight Praises

6 Coptic Tunes

What is Midnight Praises?

(T/F) Tasbeha is the Arabic translation of "Praises"

What is the purpose of Tasbeha?

Define: Psalmody, Doxology, and Theotokia

What are the Adam and Watos days?

What are the five ecclesiastical tunes of the season?

Memorize a verse from the lecture

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Humble Servant

What are the characteristics of a humble servant and how to become one?

Memorize two verses from the lecture

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Obedient Servant

What are the characteristics of an obedient servant and how to become one?

Memorize two verses from the lecture

10

Compassionate Servant

What are the characteristics of a compassionate servant and how to become one?

Memorize two verses from the lecture

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Prayer

Memorize two verses from the lecture

12

Fasting

 

Read Isaiah 58

Memorize Isaiah 58:6-9

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Has God Spoken?

  What are the three things the Bible tell us to do to answer the attacks against the Holy Bible?

List the 8 points we can use to proof that God has truly spoken through the Holy Bible, and elaborate on two.

What did the prophet Isaiah say about the earth that science discovered way later?

Memorize a Bible verse from:

John 8:12

Colos 4:5-6

1 Peter 3:15

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Atheism

 

Define the word Atheism

What does the atheist believe?

List three of the common atheist argument and contemplate on how can we provide a counter argument

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The Cross

 

(T/F) All disciples knew that Jesus is the true Messiah from the first time he called on them

(T/F) All the 4 Gospels "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John" are called Synoptic Gospels

(T/F) The cross was hidden in the Old Testament 

What are the 2 things we need to know who is Jesus Christ?

Contemplate on what St. Augustine said about the cross? and how can we use the cross practically in our lives

Memorize a Bible verse from:

Matthew 10:22

Matthew 7:13

Acts 14:22

Gal 2:20

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God and Science

 

What is the goal of science?

What are the limitation of science?

Is the Bible a scientific book?

What is the purpose of the Bible?

17

Evolution

 

What is the fossil record?

What are the alternative to evolution?

(T/F) Tectonic plates theory is against creation

(T/F) There is evidence that genetic mutation created a new species

(T/F) Evolution is not a proven science