I was listening to a Qud'das celebrated by Pope Shnouda III.
When the names from the diptyches were recited, I noted prayers for the Patriarchs of Ethiopia and Antioch, but not for the Catholicos-Patriarch of Armenia.
Would someone explain the omission?
I hope our Coptic members are still here to answer the following:
Today, the principal liturgies used are those of Sts. Basil, Gregory Nazianzus, and Cyril, and I am familiar with the order in which they are celebrated during the liturgical year. I understand these to all be derived from the ancient Liturgy of St. Mark. But is it true that the Liturgy of St. Mark is no longer in use, and its celebration is no longer perpetuated in the Coptic Church? If it is still retained, when is it celebrated? Also, it was suggested to me that a Liturgy of Dionysius also exists in the Church. A small note on its origins and when it is celebrated would be appreciated.
A question on the Ethiopian canon, as well: Included in the New Testament canon are the Sinodos and the Metsehafa Kidan Ze’egzi’ne Yesus Krestos, or Testament of the Lord Jesus Christ. I ask Aklie to elaborate on the contents and themes of these scriptural books. Are there any others that exist in the New Testament that aren't common to the canons of Scripture of all of the Churches?
And to make a final comment: impressive list of anaphorae you Ethiopians have.
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