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Coptic Reader for both iPhones and iPads

June 13, 2013

COLLEYVILLE, TX. June 13, 2013 -- The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States is pleased to announce the release of Coptic Reader on the iOS operating system (iOS 6+) for both iPhones and iPads. Coptic Reader includes all of the Diocese's liturgical publications and is specifically designed to harness the power of modern mobile computing technologies to deliver a seamless user experience.

Coptic Reader contains the Coptic Diocese of the Southern USA's official translation of the Coptic Book of Hours (Agpeya), the Holy Psalmody, the Holy Pascha, the three Divine Liturgies with integrated Service of the Deacons, Unction of the Sick, Crowning, Baptism, Distribution Melodies, Antiphonary, and the readings for the entire liturgical year including the Synaxarion, and much more.

The Agpeya, Readings (including Synaxarion), Veneration, Raising of Incense, and Pascha are included for free while the Liturgies, Psalmody, Crowning, Antiphonary, Baptism, Unction of the Sick, and Distribution Melodies can be purchased for a small fee through the application.

These publications were integrated into this application to make it easy for you to access any prayer or hymn desired. Once you open the desired service, the application will automatically generate all of the appropriate hymns, doxologies, rites, instructions, and readings of the current day in the correct order. You may also select any feast or day of the year and the application will automatically update with the appropriate rites. Coptic Reader supports English, Coptic, and Arabic languages, and is fully customizable allowing you to show/hide different liturgical roles (i.e., Priest, Deacon, and Congregation), inaudible prayers, rubrics/comments, and languages. You may also choose optimized graphical themes and change the document's text size. The application also allows you to control which saint or archangel commemorations will be shown in doxologies, hymns, responses, and other prayers for your church's intercessors. Both slide show and scroll presentation modes are supported.

Coptic Reader is currently available for download from the Apple App Store

Additional Diocese publications are currently being integrated into the application and will be released as they become available; all users will have unlimited free updates of purchased content as they become available.

Please direct any comments or questions to copticreader@suscopts.org.