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261. Paten A round silver plate, where the lamb is put. It refers to the Lord Jesus Christ manger and grave.
262. Patriarch Head of the Coptic church. The word is a composite term originating from Latin and Greek words: pater (father) and archos (leader or chief). In the Coptic church the term signifies the head of th… 0.4 KB
263. Patriarchal Deputy A position similar to that of vicar general in the Western church. This deputy may be a priest, monk, or bishop, and is chosen by the patriarch to assist him in the administration of his diocese.… 0.4 KB
264. Patriarchal Residences. From the time of St. Mark, the first patriarch of the Egyptian church, the Coptic patriarchs resided at Alexandria, the cradle of Egyptian Christianity. This was the first patriarchal seat in Egy… 0.6 KB
265. Pauline Epistles St. Paul the Apostle wrote 14 Epistles. A chapter of St. Paul's Epistles is usually read during the Eucharist.
266. Perpetual Lamp (star) The lamp that is hanged in the niche.
267. Pilgrim (wanderer) A monk who longs to live in solitude, all alone in the desert, not seeing man's face for a long time. He spends his life in praising God and praying on behalf of the whole world.
268. Pillars Pillars in our Church reminds us of the Lord's promise: If you conquer, I will make you a pillar in the temple of My God Rev. 3:12. On the top of each pillar is a crown.
269. Pope He is the Patriarch, the believers' spiritual father. The title pope has been in use in the Egyptian church from the beginning of the third century. In Rome its use began in the second half … 0.5 KB
270. Priest He is called Presbyter meaning that he intercedes, for he prays on behalf of God's people. The priest has a pastoral role towards God's people, he cares for them and serves them as his own c… 0.3 KB
271. Priesthood The Lord Jesus Christ is our High Priest. God raises priests in His Church. The orders of priesthood are: 1- Bishopric: The Patriarch, the Metropolitan and the Bishop. 2- Presbytery: Priest… 0.3 KB
272. Priestly Vestments The distinctive dress worn by the clergy when performing the liturgy. 1- Amice (Taylasan): It was originally a hood covering the head and neck. It symbolizes the helmet of salvation resembling th… 0.9 KB
273. Processional In feasts, Clergymen oftenly practice processions, preceded by a crucifier with a processional cross. Bishops and priests carry censers while the deacons carry candles. Processions take place … 0.4 KB
274. Prospharine (altar's Veil) The Greek word prosharine means to offer the oblation. A cover put over the holy elements, on the altar. To be put after the Prayer of Thanksgiving, and removed after Reconciliation (Spasmos… 0.4 KB
275. Protopriest Also called Hegumenos meaning a disposer, for he disposes church affairs together with his brethren, the priests.
276. Psalmody It is the book of church hymns. We have an annual Psalomdy, and another for Kiahk , i.e. used during the month of Kiahk which comes right before Christmas.
277. Pulpit The Latin word pulpitum means platform. An elevated stand of stone or wood for the preacher or reader to stand on. In early Christian times the bishop preached from his cathedra. Later … 0.5 KB
278. Putting On Hands See Imposition of Hands.
279. Regeneration The spiritual rebirth of one entering into a new life of holy affections, purposes, and conduct according to the will of God; being born of water and Spirit (baptism*).
280. Repentance The condemnation and abhorrence of one's own sins, trusting in God, as his own Redeemer. True repentance or contrition springs up from a sense of the outrage which sin commits against the love of… 0.4 KB
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