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« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2011, 02:02:20 PM »

I know that those at Ancient Faith would be open and interested (I know the founders personally).  IIRC one obstacle was copyright on the materials they were trying to gather, as they looked at Syriac and Coptic CDs I had.

AFR seemed quite open to the OO at first, but I feel like that's changed over time; one can assume why.

Dunno about the Syriacs, but as for the Copts, there's no real concept of "intellectual property" for Church produced material.  They could probably contact Bishop David to get some guidance and/or permission. I can try to help get them in touch with him, if needed.
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« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2011, 11:16:04 PM »

The Coptic Youth Channel is good:

http://www.youtube.com/user/copticyouthchannel
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2012, 01:05:43 AM »

I'm not sure where else to put apps, so I'll put them here:

Vemkar is an app for the Armenian Church:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwIINgQ2Z1g


Here is an android app with Armenian Orthodox prayers:

http://www.appbrain.com/app/armenian-orthodox-prayers-beta/org.mosc.aoc

Here is information about an android app with prayers from the Indian Orthodox Church:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32240.msg509625.html#msg509625
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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2012, 06:04:35 AM »

would be nice if there were an OO version of www.ancientfaith.com or www.myocn.net Or if there were a way to get OO segways in there... I know a man involved in Ancient Faith who said he thinks they would be open to the idea... Im actually surprised that the copts dont have anything being as technologically focused as they are :-p, maybe they do and its just not in English too lol
I know that those at Ancient Faith would be open and interested (I know the founders personally).  IIRC one obstacle was copyright on the materials they were trying to gather, as they looked at Syriac and Coptic CDs I had.
yeah my friend works as their graphic designer, he mentioned they you like to get OO involved...
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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2012, 01:48:00 PM »

also could you get me a contact info to pass around to any groups who might consider having their stuff on AFR?
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« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2012, 02:40:10 PM »

Aethiopica - International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/AETHIOPICA/

Hill Museum and manuscript Library (HMML)
http://www.hmml.org/

HMML is the largest repository on earth of Ethiopian manuscripts available to scholars
http://www.hmml.org/centers/ethiopia10/Index.html

EMIP Collection of Ethiopian Manuscripts
http://www.hmml.org/Vivarium/sgd.htm

ENCYCLOPAEDIA AETHIOPICA
http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/EAE/
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« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2012, 02:53:58 PM »

Thank you CoptoGeek, those are awesome links!
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« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2012, 02:24:45 PM »

Thanks, Hiwot. And thank you for the wonderful Engish translations of those beautiful Ethiopian hymns!
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« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2012, 12:12:11 PM »

A great list of Syriac resources:

http://www.syrian-orthodox.com | The website is about news of the Syrian Orthodox patriarchate, in Damascus, Syria. The language is arabic.

http://www.syriacmusic.com | Syriac Music wants to preserve and promote it's rich traditions and knowledge in the world of Syriac folk and church music. It contains a rich variety of texts, lyrics and tunes.

http://www.soku.org | SOKU stands for Syrian Orthodox Church's Youth organization in Sweden, and was grounded the year of 1996. It is an umbrella organization that arranges projects and acitivities that are religious, culturell and social.

http://www.u-i.nu | UI stands for Youth Initiative of the Syrian Orthodox Church's Arch Diocese in Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, and was grounded the year of 2002. It is an umbrella organization that arranges projects and acitivities that are religious, culturell and social.

http://www.kenorocamp.com | Kenoro Camp is a new conference center with enormous of possibilities in beautiful nature surroundings close to Katrineholm

http://www.zmirotho.org | Zmirotho.org is dedicated to provide Syriac hymns that are chanted during the Syriac Orthodox Divine Liturgy's ecclesiastical cycle year. The webpage allows the faithful to easily locate and view the weekly hymns of the Syriac Orthodox liturgical year.

http://www.socdigest.org | Shroro - The Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest gives you a set of interesting articles every month.

http://www.bethmardutho.org | The Syriac Institute seeks to promote the study and preservation of the Syriac heritage and language, and to facilitate opportunities for people to pursue the study of this ancient legacy globally.

http://sor.cua.edu | SOR stands for Syriac Orthodox Resources, and allows the reader to search information that has to do with the Syrian Orthodox church and all it's relevance.

http://www.globalvisiononline.net | The website is started with the help of the youth of the Syrian Orthodox Church in India and Abroad. It is an international online portal with general news. It is to highlight the voice of our Church in the world.

http://www.dukhrana.com | An excellent web site for all ‘Peshitta lovers’. Search the Peshitta, compare with other versions and as a bonus you can look up words online in the Payne Smith Syriac Dictionary.

http://ukmidcopts.org/ | A comprehensive site from our sister church, the Coptic Orthodox, where the congregation can view church news, service time table, and a huge archive for audio and video presentations, as well as material to read, and links to other sites of interest.

http://www.syrianchurch.org | A website of the Malankara Syrian Church, giving news and other important information on the Syrian Orthodox Church.

http://www.malankarasyriacvoice.com | The Malankara Syrian Church, called, the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church or the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, is an integral part of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East as its supreme head.

http://syriacbiblestudy.blogspot.com/ | A blog with articles by the Syrian Orhtodox priest monk Abona Fady Abdulahad, who now serves in St Aphrem's church in Washington, USA.

http://www.kifamagazine.com | The magazine's concern lies primarily with the transportation of elements of Aramaic/Syrian culture and the identity. With the help of various categories such as culture, religion, people, and sport they seek to find answers.


Per http://www.melthodhaye.com/default.asp?itemID=218
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« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2012, 05:41:38 PM »

Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (ZDMG)

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http://menadoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/dmg/periodical/structure/2327

It includes indexes, supplements and all. You can’t download whole volumes, but you can download the individual articles you want.  The scans are greyscale, and good quality.

This journal is very important for Syriac studies, I know.  Probably for Arabic also.  And it’s all here.  Wow.

http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/?p=8061

It's mostly German, but here are some interesting articles in English:

A Syriac Chronicle of the year 846
Brooks, E. W. 
ZDMG › Bd. 51 (1897)

Notes on the Syriac Chronicle of 846
Brooks, E. W. 
ZDMG › Bd. 52 (1898)

The Chronological Canon of James of Edessa
By Brooks, E. W. 
ZDMG › Bd. 53 (1899)

The Chronological Canon of James of Edessa
Brooks, E. W. 
ZDMG › Bd. 54 (1900)

A Syriac Fragment
Brooks, E. W. 
ZDMG › Bd. 54 (1900)
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« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2012, 01:57:02 PM »

Indian Orthodox TV

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« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2012, 12:00:34 PM »

There is an online school now for Orthodox Christian Studies:

http://www.lsocs.co.uk/
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« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2012, 01:34:41 PM »

orthodoxebooks.org. An absolute gem.
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« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2012, 02:07:06 PM »

AFR are definitely not willing to host OO material, even if some might be personally sympathetic.
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« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2012, 02:22:30 PM »

AFR are definitely not willing to host OO material, even if some might be personally sympathetic.

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« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2012, 02:37:38 PM »

This is more specifically linguistically-focused, but of course usually contains some explicitly Christian material due to the population it covers: Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies. It hasn't been updated in a while (latest issue is 2010; maybe it's not being published anymore), but through the table of contents link on the front page you can access issues dating back to 1986.
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« Reply #61 on: March 05, 2012, 09:39:33 AM »

Parole de l'Orient
http://documents.irevues.inist.fr/handle/2042/34760

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Parole de l'Orient and its predecessor Melto is one of the most important journals for the study of Arabic and Syriac Christianity. Fortunately, its entire run up to 2009 is available in pdf's free online.

http://araborthodoxy.blogspot.com/2012/02/wealth-of-arab-orthodox-history-for.html
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« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2012, 07:48:48 AM »

Thank You so much for sharing the resources available
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« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2012, 09:07:40 AM »

Coptic Orthodox Patrological Theology (COPT)

What is COPT and what do we aim to do?
COPT stands for Coptic Orthodox Patrological Theology.  In other words, COPT is the study of Coptic Orthodox theology through the lens of the Church Fathers.

Our group aims to have in-depth discussions about various theological and spiritual topics.  We hold frequent meetings, which are open to all English-speaking college/graduate students and post-graduates.  Our meetings are through telephone conferencing, so that participation is not limited by geography.  We email participants in advance of each meeting with detailed meeting information.  Just make sure to RSVP or Register to receive our emails.

Another way to get involved is through our website forums.  When it comes to technical theology, sometimes the ability to write down your thoughts and edit them before sharing goes a long way.

Pastoral Guidance
As of February 9, 2012, Father Peter Farrington, a priest of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, graciously accepted our request to be involved in COPT and to provide the group with pastoral help and support.

Father Peter became Orthodox in 1994 from an Evangelical Protestant background and has not ceased to contribute to increasing knowledge of Oriental Orthodox theology and spirituality.  He does this in relation to mission work, ecumenical dialogue and education of the Oriental Orthodox faithful.

Father Peter has a variety of local and national responsibilities in Great Britain. He is the pastor of St. Alban and St Athanasius Orthodox Church in Kent, England and is also the National Co-ordinator of the British Orthodox Fellowship, the Secretary of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Co-secretary of each of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum and the Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Forum.

http://patrologicaltheology.com/
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« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2012, 09:10:48 AM »

Saint Mark’s Orthodox Fellowship

Saint Mark’s Orthodox Fellowship is a public-supported, tax-exempt religious corporation for the promotion of the Christian Orthodox faith. It was founded in Maryland in August 1992. The Canadian Chapter was founded in Ontario in November 1999.

To accomplish its mission, the Fellowship:
1- Promotes teaching, preaching and study of the Bible and the teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Church.
2- Promotes publication and distribution of articles and books to help understand the faith and dogma of the Orthodox Church.
3- Arranges and coordinates local and national meetings to study and discuss spiritual religious issues.


http://smofonline.org/

SMOF also has a great audio library of lectures in English & Arabic:
http://smofonline.org/category/audio-library
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« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2012, 02:37:46 PM »

A bit dated but should still be useful.

International Association for Coptic Studies
Editor: Tito Orlandi

COPTIC TEACHING IN THE WORLD
This is a list of academic institutions where Coptic language, or literature, or art, or archaeology, or theology, etc., are taught. The colleagues are kindly requested to send information on this subject. The best way to send information is e-mail; short of that, please send a typescript so good as to be easily read by a scanner. This will very much speed the work. The list will be published periodically in the Newsletter.

The Editor has initially listed the courses of which he had become aware. This information is far from complete and up to date, but it will become hopefully so, with the help of the colleagues. Places are also mentioned, where courses might be held, in order to solicit a statement from the colleague mentioned. In this case the item is closed by an interrogation mark. When the information is supplied by the responsible people, it is accompanied by the reference to the year when the information was received.

http://rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it/~iacs/course.htm
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« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2012, 01:41:25 PM »

The International Association for Coptic Studies is having a conference this year.

Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies
Rome, 17-22 September 2012

The Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies will take place in Rome from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 September 2012. The Congress will be hosted at first in the Sapienza University of Rome (Monday, opening session), and then, from Tuesday to Friday, in the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum and in the Vatican Library, near Saint Peter's Basilica.

http://www.copticcongress2012.uniroma1.it/
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« Reply #67 on: May 30, 2012, 01:48:10 PM »

Resources for Medieval Nubia
http://www.medievalnubia.info/dev/index.php/Main_Page

A Guide to the Texts of Medieval Nubia
By Grzegorz Ochała and Giovanni R. Ruffini

This document proposes a set of citation standards for textual evidence from medieval Nubia.  It is intended to supersede the ad hoc arrangements used in earlier works on the period, and generally follows the model for the documentary papyri from Greco-Roman Egypt presented in the Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets (http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/clist.html). It provides: (1) individual abbreviations for every monograph or substantial collection of published texts; (2) a bibliography to serve the eventual creation of an SB.Nub. to collect all texts published in isolated journal articles or book chapters; and (3) a forthcoming site-by-site guide to the unpublished texts.

http://www.medievalnubia.info/dev/index.php/Guide_to_the_Texts


the Database of Medieval Nubian Texts (DBMNT)

This website is the result of four years of research on the subject “Chronological systems of Christian Nubia”, concluded with a monograph under this very title (G. Ochała, Chronological Systems of Christian Nubia [= The Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement Series 16], Warsaw 2011). The present database is an integral part of the book and, although the database can, should, and hopefully will exist on its own, the book is at least difficult to use without the database. This is because the written sources analysed in the monograph are essentially referred to, for the sake of convenience, by their catalogue numbers, given to them arbitrarily while preparing an offline version of the DBMNT and preserved in the online one.

http://www.dbmnt.uw.edu.pl/
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« Reply #68 on: May 30, 2012, 01:50:02 PM »

Ancient Christian Churches of Egypt
by Jimmy Dunn

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/coptchurch.htm


The Christian Monasteries of Egypt
by Jimmy Dunn

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/monasteries.htm
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« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2012, 01:54:25 PM »

Not strictly OO but Hieroi Logoi is an incredibly rich site. It's also the source of my above posts.

Hieroi Logoi
Digital Resources for Religion in Late Antiquity

http://hieroilogoi.org/

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« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2012, 09:25:12 AM »

Another treasure trove.

Dumbarton Oaks - Resources for Syriac Studies
An annotated collection of free and open source books, journals, and more related to the study of Syriac.
http://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine/resources/syriac


h/t to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick.
http://www.facebook.com/asdamick
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« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2012, 08:52:58 PM »

An open letter to the Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria (and other issues):

http://canon15.nicaea.ca/
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An open letter to the Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria (and other issues):

http://canon15.nicaea.ca/

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An open letter to the Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria (and other issues):

http://canon15.nicaea.ca/

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« Reply #75 on: September 19, 2012, 04:31:29 AM »

Pimonakhos, A monthly newsletter with monastic issues for today's youth

http://www.stshenoudamonastery.org.au/blog/
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The Tur Abdin Timeline - A timeline of Tur Abdin (Syriac for "the Mountain of the Servants [of God]"), the heartland of the Syriac Orthodox Christians, a hilly region located in upper Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates.
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« Reply #76 on: September 19, 2012, 08:03:59 AM »

Although the name implies its a political site, there's a lot of historical info on the Coptic Church and people here.

On Coptic Nationalism by Dioscoros Boulos

http://copticliterature.wordpress.com/
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« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2012, 08:22:05 PM »

Aghapy,

http://patristiccairo.com/

The page can be translated in seconds, for those who don't know Arabic, through the option which most web-browsers give on the top.
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« Reply #78 on: January 01, 2013, 06:24:28 PM »

The London School of Orthodox Christian Studies now has a Discovering Orthodoxy online catechesis:

http://www.discoveringorthodoxy.org/

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,48979.0.html
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« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2013, 04:24:30 PM »

Catalog of Armenian Manuscripts

A treasure trove from Robert Bedrosian.

http://rbedrosian.com/patristics.html


h/t to Roger Pearse
http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2012/12/06/armenian-sources-online-at-robert-bedrosian/

also

http://haybook.wordpress.com/classical-armenian/
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« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2013, 04:49:26 PM »

St. Cyril of Alexandria Orthodox Christian Society

http://www.stcyrilsociety.org/
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« Reply #81 on: February 27, 2013, 05:46:29 PM »

I don't know if I should post this here but check this site out...

http://turabdin.info/

It's a (growing) timeline of the Syriac Orthodox heartland Tur Abdin that I have worked on for a while (the site will not work well on small/low resolution screens, so preferably not to be viewed with mobile phones). There are pre/non-Christian stuff on it but there will hopefully be a lot of Syriac Orthodox material on it as well (there already is some). For example, there was a schism in the Church between 1364 and 1839 when Tur Abdin had its own Patriarch apart from the Patriarch of Antioch. It also has a Facebook page that you can get to from the menu on the site.

Please alert me if you visit the website and don't understand early on what you're supposed to do or if you experience any errors. Or if you have any other kind of feedback.
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« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2013, 02:03:25 PM »

Digitized Armenian Manuscripts

http://haybook.wordpress.com/manuscripts/
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« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2013, 08:49:29 PM »

New book about Chalcedon:

http://www.amazon.com/Christology-Council-Chalcedon-Shenouda-Ishak/dp/1478712929/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382800990&sr=8-1&keywords=Christology+and+the+Council+of+Chalcedon
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« Reply #84 on: December 06, 2013, 09:43:26 AM »

St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College in Australia now has a Newsletter

http://www.divinity.edu.au/news-events/2013/12/06/sacotc-newsletter-november-2013/
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« Reply #85 on: December 06, 2013, 10:35:55 AM »

Ancient Christian Churches of Egypt
by Jimmy Dunn

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/coptchurch.htm


The Christian Monasteries of Egypt
by Jimmy Dunn

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/monasteries.htm

A little older, the translation of "The churches and monasteries of Egypt and some neighbouring countries" by Abu Salih the Armenian (a medieval Arabic manuscript)
http://books.google.com/books?id=RCJiAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+monasteries+of+Egypt&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tuShUs23IIThyQHShIHICw&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=The%20monasteries%20of%20Egypt&f=false
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« Reply #86 on: December 21, 2013, 05:25:20 PM »

I don't see the Coptic Church Review being referenced here, so I'm posting the site:

http://www.copticchurchreview.com/Coptic/Home.html
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« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2014, 12:24:29 AM »

Someone just told me about Fr. Peter's blog.  It has many of his articles about Christology, history, and other subjects, posted in it:

http://anorthodoxpriest.blogspot.co.uk/
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« Reply #88 on: June 02, 2014, 05:03:03 PM »

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM (Sahidic Corpus Research: Internet Platform for Interdisciplinary multilayer Methods) is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific) and Amir Zeldes (Humboldt University, Berlin).

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM provides a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language, particularly the Sahidic dialect.  As an open-source, open-access initiative, the SCRIPTORIUM technologies and corpus function as a collaborative environment for digital research by any scholars working in Coptic. It provides:

tools to process Coptic texts
a searchable, richly-annotated corpus of texts using the ANNIS search and visualization architecture
visualizations of Coptic texts
a collaborative platform for scholars to use and contribute to the project
research results generated from the tools and corpus

We hope SCRIPTORIUM will serve as a model for future digital humanities projects utilizing historical corpora or corpora in languages outside of the Indo-European and Semitic language families.

http://coptic.pacific.edu/
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« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2014, 03:06:06 PM »

I haven't read this book, but I heard it's chock full of pastoral wisdom and spirituality.  The late bishop HG Bishop Youannis of Gharbia wrote "Paradise of the Spirit" that I've been told by many Copts of old times was an excellent piece of writing, now translated in English:

http://youanis.wordpress.com

Enjoy!
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