“I will now turn aside and see this great sight” (Exodus 3:3)
In the month of Kiahk, the whole church lives in a state of preparedness so that she may receive the Incarnate Son of God. The most prominent sign of Divine Incarnation in the Old Testament was that splendid appearance . . . → Read More: The Hymns of Kiahk
This is a really nice hymn called “Your love embraced me” or سبانى حُبك. This hymn is usually said during the Kiahk Praises. Below is an English translation of the hymn followed by a pdf file of this hymn in English and Arabic.
R: Your love embraced me .. O’ pride . . . → Read More: Your love embraced me!
This is a a video recording of the Kiahk Praises, recorded on Wednesday, December 12th, 2001 in St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in El-Zeitoun, Cairo, Egypt, in the presence of His Grace Bishop Youannes (John), Assistant Bishop and Patriarchal Secretary for His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.
This is a very nice . . . → Read More: Kiahk Praises Video – Bishop Youannes
The praise of Kiahk (also called “7 and 4”) on the Eve of Sunday is the praise of every eve of Sunday all year, since Sunday is the day of the Resurrection when the Church stays awake until daybreak. Eventually, it contacts the dawn of eternity, whose sun never leaves, because the . . . → Read More: The Praises of Kiahk – by Fr. Pishoy Kamel