"Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever."
Happy Coptic New Year!!
We're approaching the Coptic New Year quickly and that means many things in the Coptic church. Sunday school classes are shifting, most churches celebrate by holding an annual festival that involves several different tasty foods, and we celebrate also by chanting different responses during the liturgy and vespers.
The verse that is chanted for this festive season which takes place from September 11th to September 27th ( 1st of the coptic month Tout to the 17th of the month of Tout) is:
Bless the crown of the year with Your goodness O Lord. the rivers, the springs, the plants, and the crops.
Below are hymns that are chanted during the feast of Nayrouz. These hymns and responses as most know, are already chanted in the Divine Liturgy but have changes that according to this festive season.The hymns are recorded by Ibrahim Ayad and are courtesy of Tasbeha.org:
Verse of the Cymbals:
This extra verse is included in the regular verses that are chanted during Vespers and the Raising of Incense.
Response of Acts