Audio Recording The holy liturgy of St. Basil the great

[ Arabic spoken introduction ]

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[ English spoken introduction ]
[ Tenouosht ]
[ Shere Maria ]
[ Arabic fragment and Kyrie Eleison [Offering of the Lamb] ]
[ Lahn al-li al-qurban] ]
[ procession of the Lamb [Ouwou nem ou taio] ]

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[ Is Pater - great ]
[ Introduction and prayer of thanksgiving ]
[ Tovh hina - great ]
[ Prayer of the offertory [Takmala Salat ash-shakar] ]
[ Nisavev [Lahn ni safeef tairu] ]
[ Sothis amen [Lahn as-su al-kabir] ]
[ Hymn of the Virgin [Tai shoure] ]
[ Hymn of the intercessions [Hiteni] ]
[ Pauline epistle ]
[ Piehmot gar - great ]
[ Piehmot gar - small ]
[ Catholic epistle ]
[ Shere ne Maria ]
[ praxis ]
[ Apekran ]
[ Hymn of the Trisagion ]
[ Litany for the Gospel ]
[ psalm and the Gospel ]
[ psalm and Gospel in Arabic ]
[ Ouniatou ]
[ three long litanies ]
[ orthodox creed ]
[ Introduction and the prayer of reconciliation ]
[ Aspazeste - great ]
[ Aspsmos Adam [Onof emmo Maria] ]
[ Anaphora - Hetini epresveia ]
[ Agios, agios, agios ]
[ Afechi sarex ]
[ Aftonf evol ]
[ institution narrative ]
[ Descent of the Holy Spirit ]
[ seven short litanies ]
[ commemoration of the saints ]
[ Litany of the departed - great ]
[ Evshes ]
[ Pinishti ]
[ Neman Epshois and Tshi moiti ]
[ introduction to the fraction ]
[ annual fraction ]
[ Syrian fraction for the Feasts of the Cross ]
[ Lord's prayer - Coptic ]
[ Lord's prayer ]
[ Absolution and confession ]
[ Psalm 150 ]
[ bread of life hymn [Ekesmarou & Pioik] ]
[ ioik ente [Bread of life] ]
[ At-tauzi' al-kihaki] ]
[ Matla' af ima bi-shaghar] ]
[ Lahn abu waro] ]
[ Lahn abi naf shobi] ]
[ Lahn abtajik iful] ]
[ Shere ibam Petriarshis] ]
[ Lahn al-malkhas] ]
[ Epshois efnouti] ]
[ Closing remarks in Arabic ]

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The holy liturgy of St. Basil the great
Contributor Names
Moftah, Ragheb -- 1898-2001 (compiler)
Attallah, Sadek (vocalist)
Created / Published
[Institute for Coptic Studies], [Cairo], n.d..
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6 cassettes : 6 hrs.
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Moftah, Ragheb, and Sadek Attallah. Theholy liturgy of St. Basil the great. [Institute for Coptic Studies, Cairo, n.d, 1954] Audio.

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