" In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
one God, Amen. "
This book which is in your hands explains the rituals used in our Holy Coptic Liturgy, and so gives us a unique opportunity to learn, benefit andtake part in our church’s holiest form of worship, which is all for Emmanuel our God.
May the book be a blessing to al1 those who read it, giving them a deeper understanding and wisdom and admiration of our wonderful liturgical rituals which are deeply enriched with spiritual and theological meanings.
We ask this through the pleadings of our pure mother the Virgin Saint Mary, and the prayers of our honoured father His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.
Bishop of St. Mary Monestry,