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EOTC Liturgy in English
« on: March 09, 2009, 11:36:49 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find a DVD or a CD of an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Liturgy conducted in English?

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 03:01:58 PM »
Selam Gebre,

The Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church is the same as the Ethiopian and I have the following link for you where you may be able to find some help regarding the Liturgy in English.The Tewahdo church has 14 liturgies and I am not sure which one is in the link ;-)

http://tewahdo.org/SpiritualFood/Liturgy_EOTC_USA-Canada.pdf


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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 08:20:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Elias!

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 09:12:07 PM »
Selam Gebre,

The Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church is the same as the Ethiopian and I have the following link for you where you may be able to find some help regarding the Liturgy in English.The Tewahdo church has 14 liturgies and I am not sure which one is in the link ;-)

http://tewahdo.org/SpiritualFood/Liturgy_EOTC_USA-Canada.pdf


The Life of St Gebre Menfes Qudus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabra_Manfas_Qeddus

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Thank you for those links brother Elias.

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 10:20:31 PM »
Dear Salpy,

Thank you for welcoming me. Infact, I am a silent reader and would like to thank everyone in this wonderful forum for the enlightening and educational posts. I note that you are from our sister Armenian Orthodox church. I have few members of my family named 'Arsema' , obviously after the Armenian Saint Hripsime. This name is at the top spot for girls in Eritrea. May her prayers be with us all,Amen.

Dear Gebre,

I have one more link for you which you may find very helpful.The liturgy of the Tewahdo (Ethio-Eri) Orthodox church translated by Abuna Marcos Daoud of Egypt , May God bless him for his service. I am not certain if it is still available in book forum,though.


http://ethiopianorthodox.org/biography/englishethiopianliturgy.pdf

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 01:05:49 AM »
Thank you again brother Elias. And thank you also for the link to my Patron Saint.

I still need a CD of an EOTC Liturgical Service in English. If anyone knows where I can find one, please let me know.

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 01:31:58 AM »
The people who run the ethiopianorthodox.org site, linked to above by Elias, seem to be in the process of putting the entire liturgy on line for people to listen to:

http://www.ethiopianorthodox.org/churchmusic/liturgyinenglish/geeze.html

You may want to e-mail them to inquire about the availability of a cd.

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 09:55:03 PM »
I just suddenly remembered this CD:

http://www.holylandrecords.com/cds/36C.html

I seem to recall it being discussed somewhere on this forum.  If I find the discussion, I'll link it. 

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 09:59:33 PM »
I just suddenly remembered this CD:

http://www.holylandrecords.com/cds/36C.html

I seem to recall it being discussed somewhere on this forum.  If I find the discussion, I'll link it. 

I think reply 8 of the OO Music thread is what I was thinking of:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg133166.html#msg133166

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009, 11:42:05 PM »
I just suddenly remembered this CD:

http://www.holylandrecords.com/cds/36C.html

I seem to recall it being discussed somewhere on this forum.  If I find the discussion, I'll link it. 

I think reply 8 of the OO Music thread is what I was thinking of:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg133166.html#msg133166


Thank you Salpy. I really appreciate all your help in responding to my inquiries about the Orthodox Faith. You are a true servant!

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009, 02:03:52 AM »
No problem.   :)

The CD to which I linked is in Ge'ez, not English, but it is beautiful to listen to.

If you ever find a CD in English, let us know about it.  I'd like to have one myself.

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Re: EOTC Liturgy in English
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2009, 04:01:05 PM »
Dear Gebre MenfesKidus,

How are you?  I hope that all is well.  Please continue to be strong in your mission(s). 

My brother, it is very difficult to find any Ethiopian/Eritrean Orthodox Tewahido Church Liturgy in English, Spanish or French, but you my find it in Dutch.  As one of the faithful brothers posted, you will find something on www.ethiopianorthodox.org, but the person (priest?) chanted with a Gregorian style (in English).  There are very few EOTC's in the US that use a complete English Liturgy and even when they use the English, most of the 'commands' are chanted in Gi'iz.  The prayers and readings will be said in English, but...  Outside of the US, namely in the Caribbean and S. America, where the clergy and congregants are typically non-Ethiopian, mostly (if not all) English is used. 

Perhaps there are individuals that have recorded the Divine Liturgical Service when it was said in English, but you may have to join several forums and 'post an ad'. 

God's willing, in the future, there will be more materials translated from Gi'iz, Amharic and Tigrinya into English

I'm sorry that I couldn't be of more help.  God bless you and take care...

Peace in the name of our Lord Christ and may holydays of our Lord bless you!

haileamanuel

PS. I wanted to add something that may be interesting, if you may not know already: It has only been about 4-5 years that the Gebr Himamat (the Service Book for the Holy Week) was translated into Amharic!  Recently, the Ethiopian Bible (particularly the Old Testament) was officially translated from Gi'iz to Amharic!  Before, the King James Version (?) was translated from English to Amharic and that was widely used!  This is very surprising, even to Ethiopians! Prior to this, only the New Testament was available from Gi'iz to Amharic, along with the Psalms of David (me'z'mu'r da'wee't).
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