|1- Glorious Coptic Church, Christ's Holy
Is a nave, chorus of deacons and a sanctuary.
2- Sanctuary is separated by an iconstasis,
Inside is the altar there Abouna serves the Eucharist.
3- The sanctuary is the Holiest place like the Holy of Holies,
On its altar we see the paten, ark and chalice.
4- Incense, candles, lights and saints' icons,
Every time I pray, I ask their intercessions.
5- To the west side, there is the baptismal font,
Babies get baptized then proceed to the front.
6- The Baptism is followed by the Holy Chrismation,
We get 36 anointments for confirmation.
7- I never partake of Holy Communion,
Unless I confess and get the absolution.
8- Offering of the Lamb is done in cooperation,
Of Abouna and deacons praying Kirye-layson.
9- We join in prayer as Abouna selects a Lamb,
Out of 3 or 5 or 7 orbanas.
10 Holy Orbanas are known also as 'oblations'
"Remember them O Lord and by whom they were offered."
11 Each Orbana bears crosses and inscription,
Pierced with 5 holes to remind us of holy passions.
12 Mass starts with the prayer of Reconciliation,
And it concludes with the Benediction.
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