Coptic Reader

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Coptic Reader is a mobile application supported on Android 4.0+ and iOS 7.0+ devices (iPhone and iPad). It is developed and maintained by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States and contains the official Diocese translation of all the prayer books of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Prayers include, but are not limited to, 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. Thousands of pages from dozens of books have been compressed and included in Coptic Reader allowing quick access to all the prayers of the Church.

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Gospel Response for Weekdays of the Great Fast

Contents

Benefits

The benefits of a mobile application that contains all the Church prayers is clear, however Coptic Reader is much more than just a digital version of all the prayer books. Unlike traditional books that present the prayers associated with each season of the year in an exhaustive list, Coptic Reader only displays the prayers/hymns that should be said on a particular day. Once the date/time is set, Coptic Reader will dynamically generate the prayers exactly as they should be prayed on that day including all the appropriate hymns and responses of the day. To make things even easier, Coptic Reader's "Live" mode uses the current date/time to generate all the prayers so no additional configuration is needed. Each time a prayer document is opened, it is generated in real-time.

Traditional Books

Coptic Reader greatly simplifies the current challenge of identifying what prayers/readings should be said on a particular day. Prayers and readings are traditionally spread across multiple books and are determined by several factors including the day of the week, the week of the Coptic month, the Coptic day, the season of the year, the feasts of the saints, the intercessors of the church, etc.

A quick example will clearly illustrate the power and flexibility of Coptic Reader. The Raising of Incense service begins from the Liturgy Book with the Thanksgiving Prayer followed by the Verses of the Cymbals. While some of these verses are found in the Liturgy Book, most are in the Psalmody Book. The tune, content, and order of the chanted verses depend on day of the week, season of the year, and the saint feasts of the day. During the weekdays of the Great Lent, the Verses of the Cymbals are omitted entirely. After the Verses of the Cymbals, several litanies are prayed from the Liturgy Book. The number and content of these litanies depend on the day of the week and whether or not it is a Vespers or Matins service. The Doxologies prayed during the Raising of Incense are again from the Psalmody Book and depend on the season of the year, and the intercessors of the church being prayed in. The Psalm and Gospel readings are found in one of many Katameros Books and are unique for the day (the Katameros is a series of books that contain all the readings for the entire liturgical year). The Psalm and Gospel Responses are again unique depending on the time of year and the feasts of the saints. Finally the conclusion of the service also depends on the season of the year.

While the Raising of Incense takes less than 30 minutes to pray, there are many factors that determine the exact order and content of the prayers. Skipping around from one book to another further complicates the task. In addition to the Raising of Incense, the Divine Liturgies and many other services all have their own set of rules that govern their structure and content. Coptic Reader simplifies the complicated task of piecing together each of these prayers by taking into account the correct rites and displaying only the prayers/readings needed for the current day in the correct order. Coptic Reader even contains a database of saint feasts and allows the user to specify the intercessors for their church. Thus Coptic Reader provides a truly seamless experience by dynamically generating documents that flow naturally from beginning to end with no skipping around required. This approach allows the priests, deacons, and the congregation to focus more on prayer and less on searching to find the prayers that should be said.

Installation

Android

Coptic Reader can be installed on any Android device with Android 4.0 or higher, and may be downloaded from the Google Play Store here.

The Android version of Coptic Reader requires 4 permissions on the Android device. The user will be prompted to approve these permissions at installation time:

  1. WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - This permission grants Coptic Reader access to write to the device’s SD card which is only utilized to create error reports that can be sent to Coptic Reader developers. These reports are useful for determining the causes of bugs, crashes, and freezes.
  2. READ_PHONE_STATE - This permission allows Coptic Reader to read the serial numbers of certain internal components of the device. These serial numbers cannot be used to track the user's identity in any way, but are utilized simply to manage purchased items.
  3. INTERNET - This permission allows Coptic Reader to provide help by directing the user to this online wiki document.
  4. BILLING - This permission enables Coptic Reader to provide prayer documents as in-app purchases. Note that Coptic Reader is free to download, but not all content is free.

iOS

Coptic Reader can be installed on any iOS device with iOS 6.0 and higher, and is available for download from the iOS App Store here.

Content

Coptic Reader is a free application that comes with a limited amount of unlocked content. The remaining content must be purchased directly from within the app via in-app purchases. Note that an Internet connection is required to purchase new content, but is not required to use the content once it is purchased.

Free Content

  1. Agpeya - Coptic Book of Hours
  2. Bible - A full Bible including the Deuterocanonical books. The Old Testament is available in both English and Arabic, while the New Testament is also available in Coptic.
  3. Readings - Pauline Epistle, Catholic Epistle, Praxis, Synaxarion as well as Psalm and Gospel readings for Vespers, Matins, and the Liturgy
  4. Raising of Incense - Vespers and Matins services
  5. Veneration Praises - Veneration hymns for the saints
  6. Holy Pascha - All prayers, hymns, and readings of Holy Pascha Week and the General Funeral Prayer
  7. Funerals - Full funeral prayers for men, women, boys, girls, deacons, priests, bishops, and monks as well as the rites and prayers for funerals during Holy Week as well as the 3rd and 40th day memorials.
  8. Consecrations - Consecration prayers for the church, vessels, censers, icons, baptistery, oil (i.e., Myron), church cornerstone, home blessing as well as the ordination prayers for chanters, readers, subdeacons, deacons, archdeacons, priests, hegumens, and papal enthronement prayers. Also includes the prayers for the reception of a new priest.
  9. Liturgy of the Waters - Includes the Liturgy of the Waters prayers for Covenant Thursday, the Feast of the Theophany, and the Apostles' Feast.
  10. Prostration (Sagda) Prayers - Praises and prostration prayers prayed on the evening of the Feast of the Pentecost.

Purchasable Content

  1. Divine Liturgies [$9.99] - Liturgies of St. Basil, St. Gregory, and St. Cyril for all seasons of the year. Includes the complete Service of the Deacons, with all of its rites, hymns, and services. Also grants access to an Index that catalogs all prayers for the saints and occasions for easy access regardless of date.
  2. Distribution Melodies [$4.99] - Songs and hymns chanted during the Distribution of the Holy Mysteries.
  3. Praises [$4.99] - Morning Praises, Vesper Praises, and Midnight Praises for all days of the week and seasons of the year. Includes psalmody for the Great Fast, Nativity Period, Pentecost Period, and the month of Koiahk.
  4. Antiphonarium [$4.99] - Chronicles of the saints read during Praises in English, Arabic, and Coptic.
  5. Baptism [$2.00] - Consecrating the Waters Absolution of the Woman, Holy Baptism, Holy Myron, Loosing the Girdle, and Bathing Prayers.
  6. Unction of the Sick [$2.00] - The seven prayers of the Holy Unction.
  7. Crowning Prayers [$2.00] - Prayers for Crowning (Wedding) and Engagement.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars.

Prayers for the Saints

Indicates which prayers of the saints are already included in Coptic Reader and which will be added in the near future
Saint Verses of the Cymbals Doxology Hymn of the Intercessions Praxis Response Gospel Response Melody
Holy Cross YES YES N/A N/A N/A N/A
St. Mary the Mother of God YES YES YES YES YES YES
Archangel Michael YES YES YES YES YES YES
Archangel Gabriel YES YES YES YES YES -
Archangel Raphael YES YES YES YES YES YES
Archangel Suriel YES YES YES - YES -
Four Incorpreal Creatures YES YES YES YES YES -
Twenty-Four Priests YES YES YES YES YES -
St. Joseph the Carpenter YES YES YES - YES YES
St. John the Baptist YES YES YES YES YES -
One Hundred and Forty Four Thousand Children - YES - - YES -
St. Peter and St. Paul YES YES - - YES -
St. Paul the Apostle - YES - - YES -
St. John the Evangelist YES YES - YES YES -
St. Stephen the Archdeacon and Protomartyr YES YES YES YES YES -
St. Mark the Apostle YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Mary Magdalene YES YES YES YES YES -
St. George Prince of Martyrs YES YES YES YES YES YES
Prince Theodore the Son of John of Shotep YES YES YES YES YES -
Prince Theodore Anatolius - YES - - YES -
St. Philopater Mercurius YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Mena the Wonderworker YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Apanoub of Nehis YES YES YES - YES YES
St. Victor Son of Romanus - YES - - YES -
St. Sergius and St. Bacchus YES YES - - YES -
St. Cosmas and St. Damian, their Brothers and Mother YES YES - - YES -
St. Apakir and St. John YES YES - - YES -
St. Sarapamon Bishop of Nikios YES YES YES - YES -
St. Maurice YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. George the Zahimian - YES - - YES -
St. Julius of Ekbehs - - - - - -
St. Demiana YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Barbara YES YES - - YES YES
St. Juliana YES YES - - YES -
St. Marina the Martyr YES YES - - YES -
St. Rebecca and Her Five Children YES YES YES YES YES -
St. Cyprian and St. Justina - - - - - YES
St. Anthony the Great YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Paul the Hermit YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Thomas the Hermit YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Macarius the Great YES YES - - YES -
St. Macarius of Alexandria YES YES - - YES -
St. Macarius Bishop of Edkow YES YES - - YES -
St. John the Short YES YES YES - YES -
St. Pishoy and St. Paul of Tammah YES YES YES - YES YES
St. Arsenius the Teacher of the Kings - - - - - -
St. Maximus and St. Dometius YES YES YES - YES -
St. Moses the Strong YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. John Kame - YES - - YES -
St. Pachom and St. Theodore YES YES YES - YES -
St. Shenute the Archimandrite YES YES YES - YES YES
St. Besa YES YES - - YES -
St. Samuel the Confessor - YES - - YES YES
St. Nopher the Anchorite - - - - - -
Forty-Nine Martyrs and Elders of Scetis - - - - - -
St. Parsouma the Naked YES YES YES - YES -
St. Roweis (Teji) YES YES YES - YES -
St. Bashouna the Monk and Martyr - - - - - -
St. Athanasius the Apostolic YES YES YES - YES -
St. Severus Patriarch of Antioch - YES - - YES -
St. Takla Haymanout YES YES YES - YES -
St. Verena YES YES YES - YES -
St. Mary of Egypt - - - - - YES
St. Veronica - - - - - YES
St. Simon the Tanner - - - - - -
King Constantine and Queen Helen YES - YES - - -
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob YES YES - - - -
Anba Abraam Bishop of Fayoum YES YES YES - YES -
Fr. Abdelmessih El-Manahri - - - - - YES
His Holiness Pope Kyrillos VI YES YES YES YES YES YES
St. Habib Girgis - - YES - - -
Patriarch YES YES YES - YES -

Dates

It is important to understand how dates in Coptic Reader are computed. The Gregorian date displayed in the Season Box on the Home Screen and in the Left Side Bar in the Document View will always match the selected date (or the current day in "Live" mode). If the time is before the Day Transition Time specified in the General Options, the Coptic date will reflect the Coptic equivalent of the Gregorian date. However if the time is after the Day Transition Time, the Coptic date will be that of the following day and will appear in parentheses. During night-time services such as Vespers or Midnight Praises, the rites and readings of the following day are used. For instance during Saturday night Vespers, the readings of Sunday are used as opposed to Saturday's readings. In order for Coptic Reader to function as expected, it considers that the Coptic date is that of the next day when the time is after the Day Transition Time. To make this clear, parentheses are placed around the Coptic date to indicate that the displayed date is that of the following day. Before the Day Transition Time, the Coptic date is displayed without parentheses to indicate that Coptic date matches the Gregorian date.

What's New Dialog

When running a new version of Coptic Reader for the first time, a dialog will be displayed that explains all the changes (bug fixes and features) implemented since the previous version. This dialog also features a "Rate Us!" button that allows the user to rate Coptic Reader on the Google Play or Apple websites.

Home Screen & Sub-Menus

Home Screen
Baptism Sub-Menu

The Home Screen contains two sections. The Season Box shows the currently selected date and Season of the Church, while the Content Library displays the available prayers and menus as a series of icons. Note that the Home Screen changes orientation depending on the Screen Orientation setting in the Settings Menu. In portrait mode, the Season Box is at the top of the screen, while in landscape mode it is at on the left side of the screen.

Tapping on an icon will either open a document or a sub-menu of additional documents. Sub-menus do not feature a Season Box and might display documents either as icons or a list of clickable links. Sub-menus do however feature a Season Box in the Left Side Bar.

On Android devices, pressing the Android "Back" button from a document menu will return to the previous menu. Pressing the "Back" button from within a document will return to the menu used to open the document.

On iOS devices, a back arrow button next to the title of all sub-menus can be used to going back to the previous menu, and a "Pinch-In" gesture can be used to go back while viewing a document.

The Left Side Bar may also be used to navigate between menus and documents on both Android and iOS versions of Coptic Reader.

Season Box

The Season Box on the Home Screen displays the currently selected date in both the Coptic and Gregorian calendars as well as any special feasts for the selected day. In "Live" mode, the Season Box's title is "Season of the Church" to indicate that the displayed season information corresponds to the current day. When a specific date or occasion is selected, the Season Box title changes to "Selected Season" to indicate that Coptic Reader is not in "Live" mode, but is instead is set to a specific day.

Tapping anywhere on the Season Box will open the Calendar Menu that allows the user to enable "Live" mode or select from a series of occasions (feasts, fasts, or other important days) through the current Coptic year.

Note that only the top-level Home Screen features the Season Box in the main view, while sub-menus show the Season Box in the Left Side Bar.

Icons

The Home Screen and some sub-menus feature a grid of icons to facilitate navigation to the various documents. Some icons represent documents, while others open sub-menus that allow access to additional documents. Icons corresponding to content that requires purchase will remain dim until the content is purchased. Tapping on a dim icon will prompt the user to purchase the content. Content may also be purchased from the Purchase Content Menu.

Commemorations Reminder

Coptic Reader contains a database of angel/saint feasts and will automatically include the appropriate responses for saints (verses of the cymbals, doxologies, gospel responses, etc) on the appropriate feast days. Additionally, Coptic Reader will remind the user of these feast days via a popup message that appears briefly at the bottom of the Home Screen and sub-menus.

Documents

Example document showing text, comments, expanded and collapsed sections, and links.

Documents in Coptic Reader have a consistent structure. Each document has title that appears at the very top of the document and in the Left Side Bar. The document body consists of a sequence of multilingual text entries, subtitles, and collapsible sections. When viewing a Document, Coptic Reader prevents the device from sleeping so the screen does not go blank after a period of inactivity.

Text

Coptic Reader currently supports English, Arabic, and Coptic text, but not all documents support all three languages. The visible languages are selectable from the Settings Menu.

Certain passages of text are associated with particular liturgical roles indicating that only a certain group of people should be reciting these prayers. For instance, some prayers are reserved for the priests, deacons, or the congregation. The appropriate titles are used in the text to indicate these roles.

Some prayers are chanted antiphonetically meaning that the North side of the Church chants one verse, followed by the South side in an alternating order. Coptic Reader color codes these antiphonetic verses to make it clear which side of the Church is supposed to chant which verse. Similarly some songs contain refrain verses that are also color coded.

Some text is intended to be read, recited, or chanted, while other text consists of comments or rubrics that give additional information or explain the rites of the Church. Comments are displayed in a different color from the spoken text, and inaudible prayers are displayed in a dim color indicating that they are prayed silently by the indicated role. The Settings Menu controls the visibility of all these various types of text.

Collapsible Sections

Related passages of text are grouped together in collapsible sections. Each section has a title with a plus/minus symbol indicating if the section is currently expanded or collapsed. Clicking the title or the plus/minus symbol will expand collapsed sections of text or collapse expanded sections. The use of collapsible sections simplifies document navigation and allows the user to hide text that is not typically said or is being skipped. A thin vertical line is drawn in the left margin of expanded sections to indicate which text belongs to the section.

Links

Some documents contain links that open other documents. The links are displayed in a unique color and are centered horizontally on the screen and underlined to indicate that can be used for navigation. When a new document is opened via a link, the current document remains in the document history. On Android devices, clicking the Android "Back" button will re-open the previous document again. On iOS devices, a "Pinch-In" gesture can be used to go back. The Left Side Bar can also be used for navigating between documents and menus.

Left Side Bar

Left Side Bar

The Left Side Bar is accessible by swiping right on the screen or by pressing the Android "Menu" button on Android devices. This side bar is divided into two sections, "Related Links" and "Options." The "Related Links" section provides links to documents and menus related to the current document or menu. The "Options" section allows the user to purchase content, change the selected date, update various settings, see additional information about the selected season, and obtain online help information.

When in Document View, the Left Side Bar also displays the icon of the current document (if available) and features a Season Box just like the one on the Home Screen. The Season Box displays the name of the current document can be tapped to change the current date/time.

Related Links Section

The "Related Links" section contains various context-sensitive links based on the current menu or document being viewed. A "Home" link is always available at the top to allow the user to navigate back to the Home Screen. Other links in this section allow navigation to all the higher menus in the menu hierarchy as well as to other documents and menus at the current menu level.

Switch Liturgy (Document View Only)

When viewing any St. Basil or St. Gregory Liturgy document (Offering of the Lamb, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Faithful, or Distribution of the Holy Mysteries), a link will be available for switching between liturgies. The "Switch to St. Gregory" option will be available when viewing the St. Basil Liturgy, and the "Switch to St. Basil" option will become available when viewing the St. Gregory Liturgy. When clicked, Coptic Reader will automatically determine the correct place in the alternate document to navigate to. For instance, when viewing the Anaphora in the St. Basil Liturgy, switching to the St. Gregory Liturgy will navigate to the Gregorian Anaphora. Note that since the St. Cyril Liturgy is very different in structure from the other two liturgies, there is no option to switch to/from the St. Cyril Liturgy.

Options Section

Table of Contents (Document View Only)

Clicking this link will open the Table of Contents Side Bar.

Calendar Menu

Calendar Menu

The Calendar Menu controls the date/time that Coptic Reader will use to determine what prayers and readings to display. This menu provides three options for selecting the date:

Live

Use this option to enable "Live" mode where the current date/time are always used. Navigating between documents will cause the date to be continuously updated to the current date. When in "Live" mode, the Season Box title on the Home Screen will indicate "Season of the Church" and the Season Box title in the Left Side Bar will display "Live Mode."

Select Date/Time

This option opens a date/time selector that allows selecting a specific date/time. Note that in addition to the date, the time of day will also affect the prayers generated. See the Dates section for more information. The date selector control uses Gregorian dates, but also displays the corresponding Coptic date in the selector Title Bar. The selector control consists of 3 horizontal selector bars that control the month, day, and time respectively. The month selector is used for very coarse date jogging, while the day and time selector allow for finer control of the date/time.

Select Occasion

This section displays a list of common occasions from the current Coptic year. Each entry lists the occasion name as well as the Coptic and Gregorian dates of the occasion. To select an occasion for a different Coptic year (either in the future or in the past), the current date must first be changed to the desired year using the Select Date/Time option. This will prompt Coptic Reader to recompute all the occasions for that year and update the occasion list.

Settings Menu

Settings Menu

The Settings Menu provides extensive control over how Coptic Reader generates the documents and how the documents are displayed.

Application Language

Coptic Reader supports both English and Arabic as the application language used to display all menus and user messages.

Presentation Mode

Coptic Reader supports two presentation modes:

  1. Scroll Mode - In this mode document navigation is performed by scrolling up and down or flinging for fast scrolling. All text flows continuously from beginning to end in a single view.
  2. Slideshow Mode - In this mode the document is broken up into a sequence of slides that are displayed much like a PowerPoint Presentation. Tapping on the right-half of the screen will advance to the next slide, while tapping on the left-half will navigate to the previous slide. On devices with a physical keyboard, the left/right, up/down, and page up/down keys can also be used to navigate the document. Slideshow Mode is ideal for presenting on a projector or television and supports the use of remote presenters.
Common View Options

The following view options are common to both Scroll Mode and Slideshow Mode, however each mode has independent settings. Changing the settings for one mode, does not affect the other mode's settings.

  1. Screen Orientation - Displays a popup to select either landscape or portrait orientation.
  2. Text Size - This slidebar controls the text size (1-12) of all documents.
  3. Display Comments - This checkbox controls whether or not rubrics and comments are visible.
  4. Display Silent Prayers - This checkbox controls whether or not silent priest and deacon prayers should be displayed. Note that silent prayers are displayed in a dimmer color than the standard text.
  5. Display Languages - Displays a popup to select which languages should be displayed. Available languages:
    1. English
    2. Coptic
    3. Coptic Readings - Enables/Disables Coptic only in readings (Epistles, Praxis, Psalms, and Gospels).
    4. Arabic
  6. Display Roles - Displays a popup to select which roles (priest, deacon, congregation) should be displayed in full. Note that text for hidden roles is not completely hidden, but only abbreviated.
General Options

The following general options apply to all presentation modes.

Annual Commemorations Menu
  1. Annual Commemorations - One of the most powerful capabilities of Coptic Reader is the ability to display the correct responses for the saints at the appropriate times. On a saint's feast day, all the appropriate responses for the saint will be automatically incorporated into all documents. Additionally the Annual Commemorations Menu allows the user to control which responses for the saints are displayed even when it is not their feast day. This can be used to display the responses for the intercessors of a church throughout the entire year. The menu displays a list of all the saints supported by Coptic Reader. Under each saint is a list of all the responses currently enabled for that saint. To change these responses, simply click the name of the saint and select the appropriate responses to enable. Note that not all the responses are available for all the saints. The following prayers/responses can be enabled:
    1. Doxology - The Doxology of the saint during Raising of Incense and Midnight Praises.
    2. Gospel Response - The Gospel Response of the saint during the Divine Liturgy and Raising of Incense.
    3. Intercessions - The appropriate verse for the saint in the Hymn of the Intercessions before the Pauline Epistle in the Liturgy of the Word.
    4. Melody - The appropriate melody for the saint sung during the Distribution of the Holy Mysteries and the Veneration Praises.
    5. Praxis Response - The Praxis Response for the saint chanted before the Praxis Reading in the Liturgy of the Word.
    6. Verses of the Cymbals - The appropriate verse for the saint chanted in the Verses of the Cymbals during the Raising of Incense.
  2. Set Day Transition Time - Sets the time of day that marks the beginning of the next Coptic day. Since evening services are considered part of the following day, the day transition time indicates when the prayers/readings of the following day will begin to be used. This should be set to the time immediately before Vesper Praises is typically prayed (defaults to 6:00 PM). Note that during late weekday liturgies of the Great Lent, this time might need to be adjusted to later in the day.
  3. Display Non-Customary Prayers - Controls the visibility of nontraditional or non-customary prayers, verses, and hymns.
  4. Enable Debug Logging - Enables logging for debug purposes. Only enable this feature if asked to do so by a Coptic Reader developer to provide debug information.
Scroll Mode View Options

The following view options are available only in Scroll Mode.

  1. Document Theme - Displays a popup to select between either "Book" or "Low Light" themes. The "Book" theme is designed to look much like a book with few colors and a beige background. The "Low Light" theme features a black background, but uses additional colors to distinguish between the various types of text (prayers, comments, roles, etc). Note that Slideshow mode forces the use of the "Low Light" theme.

Purchase Content Menu (Menu View Only)

Purchase Content Menu

The Purchase Content Menu displays content available for purchase in the "Content Available for Purchase" section and content that has already been purchased in the "Purchased Content" section. Content may be purchased by selecting the appropriate content and clicking the "Buy" button. This will initiate a sequence of screens that prompt the user to enter payment information. Note that all purchasing is managed by the operating system and not by Coptic Reader. Coptic Reader does not have access to and does not store any billing or credit card information.

The "Refresh" button can be used to refresh all purchases and gain access to the newly-purchased content. The "Refresh" button can also be used to restore purchased content after wiping Coptic Reader’s stored data or re-installing Coptic Reader. Note that this step does not need to be performed after a simple application upgrade but only after wiping the application data or uninstalling the application.

Android

Google Play links all purchased content to a user's gmail account. If a user owns multiple devices linked to the same gmail account, all devices will have access to the same purchased content. When content is purchased from one device, Google will send a signal to all other devices linked to the same gmail account prompting them to unlock the content as well. Note that Coptic Reader does not have to be actively running on those devices. If a linked device is not connected to the Internet at the time of purchase, the push notification informing the device that content has been purchased will not be received. In this case, the user will have to use the "Refresh" button manually to restore the purchased content.

iOS

Apple links all purchased content to the user's Apple ID. If a user owns multiple devices, the same Apple ID can be used to restore content on all devices. Note that per Apple's policy, once an Apple ID is used to restore purchased content on a device, that Apple ID will be associated with the device for the next 90 days. No other Apple ID can be used on the device until the 90 days have expired.

Search Menu (Document View Only)

The Search Menu allows the user to perform text searches of the current document. This menu is only available while viewing a document.

About Menu

About Menu

The About Menu opens a document called "About the Season" that contains 2 main sections.

General Information

The top section of the "About the Season" page shows the Coptic Reader version, the selected date and season, as well as the names of any saints whose feast days correspond to the selected day. There is also an "Online Help" link that opens an external web browser to access a mobile version of this wiki document.

Season Information

The bottom section of the page shows season-specific information about the Coptic month, feasts, and fasts. The Church rites related to the selected time period are explained in this section.

Online Help Menu

This menu opens an external web browser to access a mobile version of this wiki document.

Table of Contents Side Bar (Document View Only)

Table of Contents Side Bar

The Table of Contents Side Bar is an extremely useful tool for navigating the current document. The side bar is accessible by swiping to the left while viewing a document or by selecting "Table of Contents" from the Left Side Bar.

Each subtitle and collapsible section that appears in the document will be listed in the Table of Contents (TOC). When the side bar is opened, it will automatically scroll to the TOC entry closest to the location in the document that is currently being viewed. Clicking on a TOC entry will navigate to that location in the document and close the side bar automatically.

TOC entries are color-coded depending on their type. Silent sections or links to other documents will be color-coded exactly as they would appear in the Document View. TOC entries that have multiple languages will be displayed in a maximum of two languages. Note that only languages set to visible in the Settings Menu will be displayed.

FAQ

This section provides answers to commonly asked questions about Coptic Reader.

General

  1. A response for a saint or intercessor is not included in Coptic Reader. Can you please include it? - We would be happy to include additional responses. Please contact us and let us know. Please also provide a primary reference for the responses you want to add.
  2. When will additional prayers be added to Coptic Reader? - The Coptic Reader Team is always working to add more prayers. If you have a particular request, please contact us.
  3. How can I report bugs or submit feature requests? - The best way to report a bug is through Coptic Reader itself. When a crash occurs, you will be presented with an option to report the error. Please include as much information as possible when submitting the bug report. Information like the OS version, device model, as well as the exact sequence you followed to see the error is very helpful in determining the cause of problems. If your device does not allow you to report bugs or if you wish to contact the Coptic Reader Team directly, please email us.
  4. How can I get updates on new features or bug fixes in Coptic Reader? - You can connect with the Coptic Reader Team on Facebook.
  5. Can I use Coptic Reader on a PC or Mac? - There is an Android emulator application for PCs and Macs called BlueStacks that allows you to run the Android version of Coptic Reader on a desktop/laptop computer. This could be used to project from the computer, but there are better options for projecting using iOS; see below.
  6. How do I use Coptic Reader with a projector? - There are several ways to use Coptic Reader with a projector. If you are already using a computer for projection, we recommend using a program like iOS Reflector (http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/). This application is installed on the PC, and allows an iPad that is connected to the same WiFi network to broadcast its display to the PC. This would allow you to use an iPad with Coptic Reader to display to the projector while still allowing the flexibility of using the PC for other non-Coptic Reader PPTs, videos, etc. Another option is to use Apple TV to wirelessly connect the iPad directly to the projector. This method requires a switch at the projector to control which input is used (either PC or iPad), or if the projector has a remote, the input channel of the projector can be switched directly with the remote. This method does not require any special software on the PC.

Android

  1. Do I have to purchase content for each of my Android devices? - No, Google Play links purchased content to your gmail email address. Once you buy the content from one device, it will automatically be available to your other devices as well.
  2. I want to buy a new phone or tablet, how can I install my purchased content? - When you install and run Coptic Reader on a new device, the application will automatically synchronize your purchased content with Google Play servers. As long as you are using the same gmail account used to purchase the content, and your device is connected to the Internet, the content will be unlocked automatically.
  3. Why can't I access my purchased content? - Purchased content is linked to your gmail account. This information is stored on Google Play servers and is cached locally on your Android device. First make sure that the primary gmail account (the first email address) used on the device you purchased the content from matches the primary gmail account of your current device. Then with your device connected to the Internet, go to the Purchase Content Menu from the Home Screen and click the "Refresh" button. This should restore all your purchased content from the Google Play servers.
  4. Why doesn't Arabic work on my device? - Android 3.0 and later supports Arabic natively. If your device has a version of Android less than 3.0, the only way to support Arabic is to root the device and install a custom ROM that supports Arabic.

iOS

  1. Do I have to purchase content for each of my iOS devices? - No, Apple links purchased content to your Apple ID. Once you buy the content with one Apple ID, it will automatically be available to your other devices as well by using the same Apple ID.
  2. I want to buy a new phone or tablet, how can I install my purchased content? - When you install and run Coptic Reader on a new device, you must use the "Refresh" button in the Purchase Content Menu to restore your purchases using your Apple ID. Note that the Apple ID you use to restore purchases will be associated with your device and per Apple's policy, cannot be changed for 90 days. This means you cannot use another Apple ID for a full 90 days after you restore purchases on a device.

Release Notes

This section describes all the changes incorporated into the different versions of Coptic Reader for both Android and iOS operating systems.

Android

Version 2.42

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Prayer for Ordination of Bishops to Consecrations/Ordinations menu.
  2. Numerous grammar, punctuation, and capitalization fixes.

Version 2.41

  1. Added diacritical marks (tashkeel) to Arabic text of Deutrocanonical books.
  2. Removed incorrect Coptic verse numberings from the Bible.
  3. Minor update to Engagement Prayer.
  4. Added new saints: St. Julius of Ekbehs, St. Arsenius the Teacher of the Kings, St. Nopher the Anchorite, Forty-Nine Martyrs and Elders of Scetis, St. Bashouna the Monk and Martyr, and St. Simon the Tanner.
  5. Added titles to many saint names.
  6. Updated feast days for many saints.
  7. Removed duplicate English section from Synaxarion entry for Pope Macarius III.
  8. Spelling corrections.
  9. Minor correction to melody for Pope Kyrillos.
  10. Minor changes to melodies.
  11. Added melodies for St. Maurice.
  12. Litany of the Sick is prayed instead of the Litany of the Departed on Saturdays during the Coptic New Year Period.
  13. Fixed issue where verses of the cymbals do not display correctly during the Coptic New Year period while the Holy Cross verses is visible.
  14. Updated English translation of doxology for the Feast of the Cross.

Version 2.39

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Consecration of the Altar under the Consecrations menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Consecration of Sisters under the Ordinations menu.
  3. Added silent prayer before the Icon of the Resurrection after the procession during the Holy 50 days.
  4. Fixed typo in 'Intercede For Us' Melody for St. Mary.
  5. Minor updates to English Pascha translation.
  6. Added second doxology for St. Demiana.
  7. Fixed Arabic text for Psalm 144:5,7.
  8. Typographical corrections.
  9. Commemoration of the Saints during Midnight Praises should not be shortened on the 29th of the month in customary mode.
  10. Fixed bug that can cause text to display misaligned when not all roles are visible.
  11. Updated spelling of departed patriarchs (available in the Papal section of the Index).
  12. Updated feast days for St. Marina.
  13. Removed all rites for the Apostles Fast and Feast on the 29th of the Coptic month.
  14. Updated saint order.
  15. Paone 28 added as a feast day for St. Sarapamon.
  16. Swapped primary and secondary doxology for the Apostles.
  17. Fixed order of Annunciation doxology on the 29th of the month.

Version 2.38.1

  1. Fixed readings for the 29th of the month (non-Sundays).

Version 2.38

  1. Updated Liturgy of the Waters of the Apostles Feast.
  2. Added commemoration for St. Cosmas on Hathor 30 and Paone 22.
  3. Added Paone 13 as a feast for Archangel Gabriel.
  4. Added feast for St. Philopateer on Paone 9.
  5. Added Litany of the Oblations to the Litanies menu in the clergy section.
  6. Fixed misspelling in the second doxology of the apostles.
  7. Added feast date for St. Habib Girgis (Mesore 15).
  8. Minor updates to Second Prostration Prayer.
  9. Moved funeral concluding prayer into a separate section.
  10. Added Psalm Trailer to the Chanted Psalm document.
  11. Added expositions for the 21st and the 29th of the month to Vesper Praises.
  12. Renamed Resurrection Menu in the Index to Holy 50 Days.
  13. Added Covenant Thursday to the Index under Minor Feasts of the Lord.
  14. Fixed incorrect introduction to Synaxarion on Paone 6.
  15. Moved Jefesmarout before Asomen during Pentecost and Apostle's Fast.
  16. Added Hymn of the Intercessions for St. Habib Girgis.
  17. Updated Pascha and Prostration Prayers to appear correctly regardless of currently selected season.
  18. Fixed typos.

Version 2.37

  1. Updated Prostration Prayers.
  2. Added Psalis of the Resurrection before those of the Ascension and Pentecost.
  3. BUG FIX: Fixed font scaling issue when device language is set to Arabic.
  4. Added Pentecostal melodies when the Feast of the Holy Family's Entry into Egypt falls within in the Holy 50 days.
  5. Fixed typos.

Version 2.36

  1. Fixed incorrect readings for the Entrance of the Lord into Egypt during the Holy 50 days.
  2. Moved location of Nim Ghar for weekday Midnight Praises to before the Lobsh.
  3. Updated Gospel Response for Crowning ceremony to remain constant across all seasons.
  4. Made the Prayer of Absolution to the Son audible during Raising of Incense.

Version 2.35.1

  1. Fixed crash issue on tablets.

Version 2.35

  1. PERFORMANCE: Improved scrolling smoothness
  2. Added Nim Ghar to the end of Midnight Praises for all days of the week during the Holy 50 Days
  3. Added second doxology for St. Athanasius
  4. Changed St. Victor commemoration date to Parmoute 27
  5. Changed when daily psalies are omitted during Midnight and Vesper Praises
  6. Updated Sanctification of the Oil prayers
  7. No procession during Vespers of Hosanna Sunday
  8. Show both Adam and Watos Expositions for the Pentecost Period in Vesper Praises
  9. Remove Pentecost Period Expositions from Midnight Praises
  10. Added Arabic translation to two Agpeya Communion Prayers
  11. Added Psalms 1-3 to 12th Hour of Great Friday
  12. Updated translation of Lazarus Saturday responses
  13. Fixed exposition introduction for 6th Hour of the Eve of Tuesday
  14. Fixed Coptic numberings in most documents
  15. No prostrations on Sunday Pascha
  16. Fixed Short Blessing of the General Funeral Prayer
  17. Fixed issue that could cause the Gospel introduction not to include the name of the Evangelist
  18. Fixed minor issues with Palm Sunday psalies
  19. Added Holy, Holy, Holy to the 7th Unction prayer after the 41 Lord Have Mercy's
  20. Corrected order of Palm Sunday Liturgy Gospel Responses
  21. Minor updates to Laying of the Church Cornerstone service
  22. Fixed typos.

Version 2.34

  1. Fixed random crash issues on some Android devices.
  2. Added missing Evnoti Nai Nan prayers to Consecration of the Baptistery.
  3. Added alternate Great Fast doxologies to weekends.
  4. Removed Great Fast psalies and Ode from weekday Midnight Praises.
  5. Added rites for Sunday Evening prayers during the Great Fast.
  6. No prostrations after prophecies are read on Lazarus Saturday.
  7. Added Arabic translation to one of the Agpeya prayers before communion.
  8. Changed Pascha Pauline Epistle Conclusion to the standard one.
  9. Removed redundant 'Glory be to God' in the Arabic Gospel of the 12 Hour of the Agpeya.
  10. Added Benediction to the Clergy Menu.

Version 2.33

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Sanctification of Oil prayers (Myron and Hagelion) that will be prayed by HH Pope Tawadros and the Holy Synod on April 7, 2014.
  2. UPDATED CONTENT: All Pascha readings have been broken down into smaller chunks for easier reading in both Scroll and Slideshow Modes.
  3. Moved Doxology for Lazarus Saturday after St. Mark.
  4. Added Table of Contents entry for Litanies in Agpeya hours.
  5. Made corrections to Joyous Saturday service.
  6. Added Arabic translation to English Melody for the Fifth Week of the Great Fast.
  7. Fixed slide show mode issues related to Bible readings: Missing text, Table of Contents link not working.
  8. Fixed slide show mode issue that could cause some sections not collapse/expand.
  9. Removed last refrain from Psalm 150.
  10. Apinav shopi should be said even during weekends of the Great Fast.
  11. Removed blank column for psalms with missing Coptic text.
  12. Added Litany of the Gospel to the beginning of the Procession of the Cross.
  13. Display Syrian Fraction for the Feast of the Cross.
  14. Litany of the Sick and the Oblations should be prayed on the Feast of the Cross.
  15. Fixed bug where loading Vespers during times when it should not prayed would crash in Slideshow Mode.
  16. Fixed all rites for the Feast of the Cross during the Great Fast.
  17. Updated English translation of prayers for HH Pope Kyrillos.
  18. Added Antiphonary link to Vesper Praises as a non-customary option.

Version 2.32

  1. Added psalies for Theophany Praises.
  2. Added psalies for the Joyful 29th of the Month (customary mode only).
  3. Added Nativity, Theophany, and Great Lent Expositions.
  4. Corrected order of engaged couple in second blessing blessing of Engagement Prayer.
  5. Improved translation of the Great Lent Ode and psalies in the Midnight Praises.
  6. Added Great Fast Melody to Vesper Praises before the conclusion of the doxologies.
  7. Added Synaxarion entry for Pope Kyrillos on Meshir 30.
  8. Updated English text for Great Fast Aspasmos Watos.
  9. St. Thomas the Hermit prayers were incorrectly attributed to St. Thomas the Apostle.
  10. Fixed text issue with St. Cyril Prayer of the Veil.
  11. Added Watos Psali for St. Mary's commemoration on the 21st of the Coptic month.
  12. Added missing Arabic text to Luke 6:47.
  13. Added comment indicating that Vespers and Vesper Praises are not prayed during Jonah's Fast or weekdays of the Great Fast.
  14. Added Arabic text missing from Synaxarion entries.
  15. Corrected fractions for Preparation Sunday of the Great Fast.
  16. Added link to full fractions index to the Liturgy of the Faithful.
  17. Added melodies for St. Veronica, St Justina, and St. Mary of Egypt.
  18. Fixed issue with synaxarion for Meshir 13.
  19. Removed extra verses from silent priest prayers during the Liturgy of the Word.
  20. Added comments to Agpeya (Prime, Veil, and Midnight hour) to indicate which psalms are prayed by the priest.
  21. Updated comment in Consecration of the Waters.
  22. Fixed typos in St. Demiana prayers.
  23. Added missing Amen Lord Have Mercy (3) to end of standard Evnoti Nai Nan.
  24. Added missing Arabic text to Veil gospel.
  25. Fixed Coptic typos in Luke 12.
  26. Antiphonary entries for the month of Meshir were off by one day.
  27. Added silent Healing to the Sick prayers in collapsed section after Evnoti Nai Nan when great tune is chanted.
  28. Fixed miscellaneous typos.

Version 2.31

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Liturgy of the Waters (Lakkan) for the Apostles' Feast.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Joyous Saturday service (Vigil of the Apocalypse) under Pascha Menu.
  3. BUG FIX: Fixed occasional crash issue when navigating between documents.
  4. Updated psalm titles in Agpeya to include the first few words of the psalm.
  5. Added melodies for St. Joseph the Carpenter, St. Barbara, and a second melody for St. Demiana.
  6. Added hiten verse for St. Paul the Hermit.
  7. Added Evangelist name to the Gospel Introduction.
  8. Fixed arabic text issues in Matthew 24.
  9. Changed incorrect translation of Archangel Suriel's verse of the cymbals.
  10. Made changes in wording of English to keep verses of the cymbals and doxologies consistent
  11. Typographical corrections in Agpeya and Oranenshosho.
  12. Corrected order of priest's invocation in Engagement.
  13. Removed repeated verse in St. Paul's doxology.
  14. Correction of readings reference in Theophany Lakkan.
  15. Added missing Teno-ousht before Pauline in Crowning Prayer.
  16. Display Fraction for St. John the Baptist for the Feast of the Theophany.
  17. Removed repeated text from synaxarion of Tobe 20.
  18. Minor updates to Baptism prayers.
  19. Capitalized 'Him' in Second Hoos.
  20. Fixed Coptic typo in Psalm 107.
  21. Made corrections to Theophany Liturgy of the Waters.
  22. Changed 'have baptized' to 'were baptized'.
  23. Use full litany of the gospel for most prayers.
  24. Don't display annual Midnight Praises psalies on Feasts of the Lord.
  25. Enabled ability to move Coptic Reader to the SD Card.

Version 2.30

  1. BUG FIX: Fixed crash issues when navigating links.
  2. Minor change to Praxis Response for Archangel Michael.
  3. Made correction to Matins psalm for the Theophany.
  4. Minor change to English translation of Watos Aspasmos for the Theophany.
  5. Corrected chanted Trisagion for the Nativity Paramoun and Theophany Paramoun.
  6. Fixed Coptic mistakes in Tobe 9 Antiphonary.
  7. Marked combined hitens as non-customary.
  8. Minor updates to laying of the church cornerstone prayer.
  9. Fixed minor typos in Agpeya.
  10. Corrected psalms prayed during Offering of the Lamb when Paramoun lands on a weekend.
  11. Added Litany of the Catechumens to the Home Blessing and modified doxology translation.

Version 2.29

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Laying of the Church Cornerstone prayers to the Consecrations menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Prayer of Manasseh to the Holy Bible.
  3. Added Holy Cross to Annual Commemorations.
  4. Removed duplicate Adam Aspasmos for the third week of Koiahk.
  5. Fixed typo in English psalm for men's funeral.
  6. Added missing Arabic translations for certain links and menu items.
  7. Added Psalm Trailer for Bishop to Liturgy of the Word after Chanted Psalm.
  8. Fixed bug affecting Arabic translations of the Table of Contents.
  9. Added link to Absolution of the Priests at the end of the Midnight Praises.
  10. Nativity psalies during the Midnight Praises should only be said on the feast day, not the rest of the Nativity period.
  11. Capitalized 'Him' referring to God in various documents.

Version 2.28

  1. PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT: Reduced size of all generated documents by 35-50% to ease memory requirements and reduce application crashes.
  2. Display Exposition of the Laborers during Koiahk praises only on Adam days.
  3. Minor grammatical corrections.

Version 2.27

  1. Fixed crash issue when loading Agpeya Guidance and Communion prayers

Version 2.26

  1. NEW FEATURE: Added 'Display Non-Customary Prayers' option to Settings menu that controls the visibility of nontraditional prayers in all documents.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added all missing Koiahk melodies, psalies, and interpretation for Midnight and Vesper Praises.
  3. NEW CONTENT: Added Midnight Praises and Expositions for Nativity Paramoun.
  4. NEW CONTENT: Added list of departed patriarchs to the Papal section of the Index.
  5. Added 2 additional verses to Tenen hymn.
  6. Added 'Make us worthy...' before Lord's Prayer.
  7. Moved litanies in ordination prayers to separate sections.
  8. Corrected calculation of Koiahk weeks.
  9. Minor text changes to Thanksgiving prayer.
  10. Fixed James 4:1 Arabic translation.
  11. Updated English translation for litanies of the seasons to match Coptic.
  12. Removed incorrect introduction to 'O Kirous' in Veneration.
  13. Minor grammatical and spelling corrections in various documents.
  14. Fixed Arabic typos in the Hymn of the Intercessions and the Book of Daniel.
  15. Allow 3PM day transition time in the Settings menu.
  16. Restored Antiphonary link in Midnight Praises during month of Koiahk.
  17. Made English correction to Catechesis of the priest in the ordination prayers.
  18. Updated Koiahk Praxis responses to include all enabled saints.
  19. Fixed fraction displayed for Joyful 29th of the Month during Nativity Fast.
  20. Updated translation for 'I Praise the Virgin' during Koiahk praises.
  21. Updated verses of the cymbals for 29th of the month.
  22. Corrected Koiahk Praises hymn order.
  23. Corrected feast day for St. Athanasius to Pashons 7.

Version 2.25

  1. Added Deacon section to the Selected Agpeya prayers.
  2. Added prayers for St. Maurice.
  3. Added additional melodies and psalis to weekday Koiahk praises.
  4. Added Arabic to Koiahk weekday Liturgy conclusion.
  5. On the joyful 29th of the month display Doxology for Archangel Michael for the Resurrection.
  6. Display correct conclusion for the joyful 29th of the month.
  7. Minor text corrections to Antiphonary, Synaxarion, doxologies, melodies, and 29th of the month responses.
  8. Added missing concluding verse to the Doxology of the Annunciation.
  9. Added missing doxologies and the adjusted order of doxologies in the Index.

Version 2.24

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Liturgy of the Waters (Lakkan) for the Theophany to Lakkan Menu under the Special section.
  2. Updated English translation of Crowning Gospel Response.
  3. Updated English text in the priest vow during ordination.
  4. Added link to Agpeya prayers for Communion to the Distribution of the Holy Mysteries.
  5. Corrected the Synaxarion title for the 6th of Koiahk.
  6. Fixed spelling of bishop role title.
  7. Corrected the last verse of the Doxology for the Apostles.

Version 2.23

  1. BUG FIX: Fixed random crashes and issue where Table of Contents, navigation menu, and document contents may sometimes appear incorrectly.
  2. Made minor modifications to Agpeya including updating the Prayer of Thanksgiving translation to match the Liturgy.
  3. Made minor textual changed to doxologies.
  4. Removed non-authentic papal praxis response.
  5. Minor update to the deacon ordination.
  6. Fixed Arabic translation of praxis response for St. Theodore.
  7. Fixed typo in Palm Sunday doxology.
  8. Removed last two verses of the Paralex Hymn for the Great Fast concerning St. Mary.
  9. Made Antiphonary fixes.
  10. Pi-oik should appear during the Distribution during the Nativity Fast.
  11. Fixed arabic verses in the Bible.
  12. Corrected readings for the joyful 29th of the month when it lands on a Sunday.

Version 2.22

  1. BUG FIX: Fixed crash and hang issues with Android 4.4 (KitKat).
  2. BUG FIX: Fixed Table of Contents navigation issue.

Version 2.21

  1. NEW FEATURE: Added ability to navigate to specific verse numbers using the Table of Contents when viewing chapters from the Bible.
  2. BUG FIX: Fixed crash issues when Coptic Reader is idle for some time.
  3. Added Gospel response for the Patriarch.
  4. Added Praxis Response for St. Anthony, St. Paul the Hermit, and St. Demiana.
  5. Improved Text spacing in documents.
  6. Moved Nativity and Theophany Paramoun to Fasts in the Index.
  7. Moved Joyful 29th of the Month to Feasts in Index.
  8. Fixed issue where search buttons would sometimes not be displayed in the correct language.
  9. Fixed minor text issues in Antiphonary.
  10. Fixed Arabic issues in Synaxarion.
  11. Fixed Coptic issues in Midnight praises.

Version 2.19

  1. Made Arabic translation correction

Version 2.18

  1. MAJOR UPDATE: Added full Arabic language support for menus and user messages. Change the Application Language from the Settings Menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Consecration of the Holy Baptistery prayers under the Consecrations Menu.
  3. Fixed Katameros readings for Hathor 11.
  4. Fixed issue with scrolling through search results.
  5. Liturgical readings role changed from Deacon to Reader.
  6. Fixed minor textual mistakes.
  7. Minor change to comment in the Veil Agpeya prayer.
  8. Removed fractions not found in the SUS Diocese Liturgy book.
  9. Renamed some menu items in Consecrations Menu.

Version 2.17

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Index to Home Screen that catalogs prayers for all saints and major seasons of the year. Access to the Index is bundled with the existing Liturgy purchase.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added psalis for the Apostles' Feast and Lazarus Saturday in Midnight and Vesper Praises.
  3. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Hegoumen and Archdeacon ordination prayers to Ordinations Menu.
  4. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Reception of a New Priest prayers to the Consecrations Menu.
  5. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Consecration of Vessels, Censers, and Icons in the Consecrations Menu.
  6. Moved Papal Hymns to Index Menu.
  7. Moved Anitphonary to Readings Menu.
  8. Moved Papal Enthronement to Ordinations Menu.
  9. Color coded Table of Contents to better visualize major sections of all prayers.
  10. Corrected Trisagion for the Feast of the Circumcision.
  11. Minor updates to ordination prayers.
  12. Added another catechesis to the Priest ordination prayers.
  13. Minor changes to Engagement prayers.

Version 2.16

  1. BUG FIX: Fixed crash issue on Android 4.4 (KitKat) devices.
  2. BUG FIX: Fixed crash issue related to timezone changes affecting international users.
  3. Updated scroll location of Related Links and document navigation menus for easier navigation.
  4. Updated rites and prayers of Engagement ceremony.
  5. Added Verses of the Cymbals, Hymn of the Intercession, and Praxis Response verses for Pope Kyrillos the 6th.
  6. Fixed several issues with 3rd and 40th day memorial prayers in the Funerals Menu.
  7. Added missing Lord Have Mercy's after Evnoti Nai Nan prayer during Raising of Incense.
  8. Added missing Our Father Prayer after Holy, Holy, Holy in Offering of the Lamb.
  9. Fixed spelling mistakes and made translation corrections to Midnight Praises.
  10. Fixed Synaxarion entry for Paope 13.
  11. Fixed Coptic issue in Doxology of St. Mina.
  12. Fixed Arabic issues in Unction of the Sick and Fractions.
  13. Fixed incorrect English text of 3rd verse of Archangel Michael doxology.
  14. Antiphonary should only be read during Midnight Praises, not Vespers Praises.
  15. Added Introduction to the Creed before the Creed in the Midnight Hour.

Version 2.15

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Deacon and Priest Ordinations under the Consecrations Menu.
  2. Updated English translation for the Feast of the Cross.
  3. Minor update to English translation for the Doxology of the Apostles.

Version 2.14

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Funerals under Special Menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Deuterocanonical Books and excerpts to the Bible.
  3. Moved Home Blessing under Consecration Menu.
  4. Fixed mistake with Verse of the Cymbals for St. Shenute.
  5. Removed duplicate text from Synaxarion entry for Thoout 15.
  6. Updated Verses of the Cymbals conclusion for Feast of the Cross, Coptic New Year Period, and Crowning Ceremony.
  7. Fixed typo in Psalm 110 of the Agpeya.
  8. Commemoration of the Saints during Midnight Praises should not be said in its entirety on the first day of the Feast of the Cross.
  9. Removed abbreviations from Commemoration of the Saints.
  10. Fixed typo in doxology for the Feast of the Cross.
  11. Added prayers for St. Mary Magdalene.
  12. Added collapsed sections for Introduction to the Creed and the Creed to the 9th Hour Agpeya prayers.
  13. Changed 'have crucified' to 'were crucified'.
  14. Added link to Standard Fractions in Liturgy of the Faithful on non-standard days.
  15. Fixed spelling mistakes in Antiphonary.
  16. Added Alternate Fraction for the Feast of the Cross.
  17. Added Hymn of the Intercessions and Verses of the Cymbals for St. Verena.
  18. Updated English translation of ni-sherobim.
  19. Fixed Arabic mistake in Graciously Accord.
  20. Removed Old English translations from all prayers.
  21. Fixed spelling mistakes.
  22. Removed duplicate prayer after communion from Agpeya.

Version 2.13

  1. Bible readings embedded directly into the Liturgy of the Word (removed links).
  2. Added introduction and conclusion to all readings.
  3. In St. Basil Liturgy, added links to commonly used Gregorian prayers.
  4. Fixed issue where clicking on collapsible section titles in Slide Show mode sometimes behaves incorrectly.
  5. Improved accuracy of the 'Switch Liturgy' feature.
  6. Always display standard Aspasmos Adam and Watos in addition to the seasonal Aspasmos.
  7. Fixed crash issue with some Bible readings.
  8. Added Wisdom Fraction and alternate Fraction for the Theophany.
  9. Made Synaxarion intro consistent and fixed minor errors on some days.
  10. Sundays from the Coptic New Year to the 4th Sunday of Hathor were incorrectly specifing 'aki' instead of 'aktonk'.
  11. Updated Low Light theme antiphonetic color for better visibility.
  12. Updated priest role color in Slide Show mode for better visibility.
  13. Procession of the Cross should only be prayed on the first day of the Feast of the Cross.
  14. Corrected Feast of the Cross Gospel Response conclusion.
  15. During festal periods, only the 3rd and 6th Agpeya hours should be prayed on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Version 2.12

  1. Fixed crash that can occur when accessing readings and Bible.

Version 2.11

  1. NEW FREE CONTENT: Added Entire Bible in English and Arabic, and New Testament in Coptic. Accessible from Home Screen.
  2. Added St. John the Evangelist Praxis Response.
  3. Fixed spelling and grammar mistakes.
  4. Moved priest prayer at the end of the Loosing of the Girdle (Baptism) into a collapsible section.
  5. Fixed bug where content sometimes does not update correctly in live mode when crossing the day transition time.
  6. Added Arabic Harakat (Tashkeel) marks where available on supported devices (Android 4.1+).
  7. Updated English translation of Coptic New Year responses.
  8. Minor updates to coptic text of selected verses of the cymbals verses.
  9. Renamed 'Annual' season to 'Standard'.
  10. Added Jefesmarout to the end of all festive Gospel Responses.
  11. Include Gospel Responses for the saints in Vespers and Matins.
  12. Fixed Coptic text for parts of the Gospel of St. Mark and the Acts of the Apostles.
  13. Minor corrections to Psalm 96 in the Agpeya.
  14. Minor correction to Doxology of St. Takla.
  15. Fixed issue where multiple readings can sometimes appear in the Pauline Epistle.

Version 2.10

  1. MAJOR UPDATE: Added Coptic to all New Testament readings and psalms. Coptic Readings can be toggled on/off in the Language options of the Settings Menu.
  2. Updated English and Arabic translation of psalms.
  3. In Liturgy of the Word, moved introduction and conclusion of each reading into the reading document itself.
  4. Broke up Agpeya selected prayers into separate sections.
  5. In the Liturgy of the Faithful, added a link to the Communion Agpeya prayers.
  6. Fixed typo in Transfiguration melody.
  7. Fixed typos in Synaxarion.
  8. Added Inaudible Prayer of the Praxis to the 'Epistle Prayers' in the Clergy Menu.
  9. Moved Inaudible Prayer of the Preparation in the Offering of the Lamb to the correct location.
  10. Moved Inaudible Litany of the Oblations prayed during the Catholic Epistle to a separate section.
  11. Removed blank entry for St. Mary from Annual commemorations.
  12. Fixed Arabic typo in 3rd hour Agpeya litanies.
  13. Minor update to doxology for St. John the Evangelist.
  14. Fixed miscellaneous jenkim misplacements.
  15. Fixed antiphonetic order of Sunday Theotokia in Veneration and typos in the Veneration.
  16. Fixed typos in Psalmody and Agpeya psalms.

Version 2.9.1

  1. SPECIAL RELEASE: We have updated the splashscreens to show our support for all our brothers and sisters in Egypt. Please pray for the safety of our beloved brethren and churches.

Version 2.9

  1. MAJOR UPDATE: Fixed numerous grammatical errors in the Katameros and broke up each reading into verses for better readability.
  2. Improved Book theme background image scaling.
  3. Minor updates to Church Consecration prayer.
  4. Various updates to Psalmody including removing refrain abbreviations.
  5. During annual periods, do not hide the standard Aspasmos Watos on saint feasts.
  6. Added Resurrection psalies to Midnight Praises.
  7. Added Palm Sunday psalies to Midnight Praises.
  8. Added full Shere Theotoke hymn to Veneration.
  9. Changed 'high priest' to archpriest in all locations referring to a man. 'High Priest' now only refers to Christ.
  10. Added pop-up commemoration reminder of St. Mary on 21st of every Coptic month.
  11. Added Feast of the Assumption of the Body of St. Mary to the list of selectable occasions in the Calendar Menu.
  12. Fixed issue with the Litany of the Bishops of the St. Cyril Liturgy.
  13. Fixed incorrect English verse in doxology for Archangel Michael.
  14. Fixed Coptic typo in the Absolution of the Servants and Commemoration of the Saints.
  15. Fixed spelling issues with Fractions Arabic text.
  16. Added festive introduction to the Antiphonarium.
  17. Added St. Mary verse to the Praxis Response during the Fast of the Apostles.

Version 2.8

  1. Fixed crash issue on Android 4.3 devices.

Version 2.7

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Overnight Church Consecration prayers under the Special Menu.
  2. MAJOR UPDATE: Complete overhaul of English translation for praises, doxologies, and verses of the cymbals to match the most widely accepted translation.
  3. Updated to second edition Agpeya translation (minor wording changes and spelling fixes).
  4. Updated English translation of the Absolution of the Priests.
  5. Added Doxology and Gospel Response for St. Paul the Apostle.
  6. Added Psalies for the 29th of the month to Midnight and Vesper Praises.
  7. Added Maren-oosht verse to Annual Vespers Gospel Response.
  8. Antiphonary for Epep 13: Changed Bishop of 'Copt' to 'Qift'.
  9. Updated Ekesmarout verse in Veneration to reflect the current season.
  10. Melodies of the saints now appear automatically in the Veneration and Melodies on their feast day.
  11. Added Trisagion and 'Hail to You' to all Agpeya hours.
  12. Added Agpeya Introduction and Conclusion to all hours.
  13. Fixed Coptic typo in the Absolution of the Servants and Commemoration of the Saints.
  14. Fixed spelling issues with Fractions Arabic text.
  15. Added festive introduction to the Antiphonarium.
  16. Added St. Mary verse to the Praxis Response during the Fast of the Apostles.


Version 2.6

  1. Added Reverse Landscape screen orientation to Settings Menu.
  2. Put Third Hour litanies for Pentecost in a separate section.
  3. Fixed melodies for the 7th week of the Pentecost.
  4. Fixed issues with the Prostration Prayer.
  5. Fixed priest part of the Litany of the Waters in the Clergy Menu and other locations.
  6. Updated Asomen translation.
  7. Added festive Psalm Response to Baptism, Crowning, Papal Enthronement, and Blessing of the Home prayers.
  8. Added festive Gospel Responses to Crowning Prayers.
  9. Put Crowning prayers Gospel Response is separate section.
  10. Changed 'Lord of powers' to 'Lord of hosts' in all translations.
  11. Fixed typo in Synaxarion introduction.
  12. Added festive introduction to the Antiphonarium.
  13. Added St. Mary verse to the Praxis Response during the Fast of the Apostles.

Version 2.4

  1. Fixed Gospel responses for the 2nd and 3rd Prostration Prayers.

Version 2.3

  1. Fixed issue where the 7th Week of the Pentecost was incorrectly reported as 'Annual'.
  2. Fixed incorrect psalms of the Veil Agpeya prayer.
  3. Added Doxology and Gospel response for St. Verena.
  4. Improved sidebar open/close animation on devices with Android 3.0 or later.
  5. Improved scaling of comments.
  6. Improved scaling of commemoration pop-up to be device resolution independent.

Version 2.2

  1. Fixed crash issue when opening the Liturgy of the Word.

Version 2.1

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Prostration Prayer (Sagda) for the Feast of the Pentecost under the Special Menu.
  2. Made minor change to the Reenactment of the Resurrection.
  3. Added missing verse to Great Piehmot Ghar Hymn.
  4. Added missing Coptic text to the Hymn of the Resurrection in the Introduction of the Midnight Praises.
  5. Added Pentecostal Expositions after the Theotokia on Saturday Vesper Praises and Sunday Midnight Praises.
  6. Removed Adam Sunday Psali for St. Mary from Midnight Praises during festal periods.
  7. Fixed issue with congregation response to 'Greet One Another...' in the Liturgy of the Faithful.

Version 1.67

  1. Updated all rites for the Feast of the Entrance of the Holy Family Into Egypt when celebrated during the Holy 50 days.
  2. Omit section of the Commemoration of the Saints during Midnight Praises only on actual Feast DAY of the Lord.
  3. Fixed typo in Golgotha hymn on Good Friday.
  4. Updated the location of the introductory verses of the cymbals for feast days.
  5. Added antiphonetic colors to Psalm 148 and Psalm 149 in the Baptism Bathing Prayer.
  6. Fixed minor mistakes in concluding hymn of the Vespers of the Ascension Feast.
  7. Added another prayer before Communion to the Selected Prayers of the Agpeya.
  8. Added combined intercessions of the saints to the Hymn of the Intercessions in the Liturgy of the Word.
  9. Fixed issue with search feature where the total number of search results was not displayed correctly.
  10. Fixed minor issues with Verses of the Cymbals for Feasts including Pentecost Period and Ascension.
  11. Updated Conclusion of Adam Psali in Midnight Praises to correctly reflect the current season.
  12. Added Role titles to Agpeya documents.
  13. Added 'All You Heavenly Hosts' to Crowning and Engagement exit procession.
  14. Moved 'Hymn of the Resurrection' in Midnight Praises to a separate section.
  15. Changed text color in Slide Show Mode to pure white for better visibility.

Version 1.66

  1. Added 'Very Early Sunday Morning' to the melodies of the Holy Fifty Days.
  2. Made minor change to Midnight Praises.
  3. Fixed issue with Anaphora for Gregorian Liturgy.
  4. Fixed issue when exiting a document while in search mode.
  5. Added toolbar to navigate through search results.
  6. Updated application color scheme.
  7. Updated comment in the prayer of the Anointing of the Woman (Baptism).
  8. Fixed issue where Slide Show Mode sometimes does not display long pieces of text correctly.
  9. Reduced size of subheadings of collapsible sections.
  10. Improved scaling of +/- icons next to collapsible section titles.
  11. Renamed Select Date Menu to Calendar Menu.
  12. Increased max text size from 12 to 15.

Version 1.65

  1. Fixed issue with slides in Slideshow Mode not appearing correctly.

Version 1.64

  1. Removed Veneration links during Holy 50 days.
  2. Fixed typo in Agpeya selected prayers.
  3. Fixed issue where annual saint commemorations were not being displayed during Holy 50 days.
  4. Added Hymn of Blessing to the beginning of Offering of the Lamb.
  5. Fixed typo with Psalm 150 Resurrection refrain.
  6. Melodies for the Resurrection now appear correctly during weekdays.
  7. Added Procession of the Resurrection to Thomas Sunday Liturgy of the Word.
  8. Improved search feature (made compatible with Slideshow Mode).
  9. Added Season Box to Left Side Bar in all menus except home screen.
  10. Made minor change to crowning prayer.
  11. Covenant Thursday: Updated comment - Liturgy of Waters and Divine Liturgy Trisagion chanted in standard tune, not Paschal.
  12. Good Friday: Add Efnouti nai nan prayer immediately before 3 long kyrie elesions from 6-12th hours.

Version 1.63

  1. Moved Pascha Exposition introductions and conclusions into separate sections.
  2. Fixed misaligned English text in 9th Hour of the Eve of Monday.
  3. Fixed Sunday Pascha incorrectly referring to Monday.
  4. Fixed issue where Sunday Pascha was using Palm Sunday responses.
  5. Fixed issue where Palm Sunday responses do not appear correctly if General Funeral Prayer is opened first.
  6. Fixed General Funeral Prayer Trisagion.
  7. Fixed Coptic Gospel Responses for Palm Sunday Liturgy.
  8. Fixed type in Palm Sunday Matins Gospel.
  9. Removed Synaxarion link from Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Word.
  10. Fixed rubric typo in Paschal doxology for the 12th hour of Good Friday.
  11. Added additional prayers under 'Selected prayers' in the Agpeya Menu.
  12. Made minor corrections to Baptism, Crowning, and Unction of the Sick prayers.

Version 1.62

  1. Updated Liturgy of the Word for Palm Sunday.
  2. Made minor changes to the introduction of the Confession of the Thief on Good Friday.
  3. Added Coptic to selected verses of the Confession of the Thief.
  4. Made minor changes to the General Funeral Prayer.
  5. Removed fade effect from sidebars.

Version 1.61

  1. Updated colors for Priest role and antiphonetic text in Slide Show mode for better contrast.
  2. Added St. Cyril Prayer of Reconciliation to St. Basil Liturgy in collapsed sections.
  3. Updated Great Friday rites.
  4. Fixed issue with Arabic text of Psalm 19.

Version 1.60

  1. Improved support for various size screens.
  2. Fixed freeze issue on document loading screen.
  3. Improved document caching to improve document reload times.
  4. Fixed presentation mode issues where some slides occasionally do not appear.
  5. Fixed issue where incorrect Related Links documents appeared in the left side bar.
  6. Fixed typos in 11th Hour Agpeya prayer.
  7. Removed side bar zoom feature for better animation performance.
  8. Added two additional verses to Anba Abraam Doxology.
  9. Fixed Arabic text of Psalm 19 and Psalm 50 in Agpeya.
  10. Added General Fast Melody for all days of the Great Fast.
  11. Fixed minor issues with Trisagion and Verses of the Cymbals for the 1st Hour of Covenant Thursday.
  12. Fixed Deacon response to Thanksgiving prayer in Crowning Ceremony.

Version 1.59

  1. Fixed issues for Feast of the Annunciation.

Version 1.58

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Blessing of the Home Service (FREE) under the Special Menu.
  2. Added Adam and Watos Psalies for the Annunciation Praises.
  3. Made several corrections to Palm Sunday, Covenant Thursday, and Good Friday.
  4. Fixed crash when clicking General Funeral Prayer link from Palm Sunday Distribution.
  5. Fixed issues with the Annunciation.
  6. Fixed typos.
  7. Fixed issues with the conclusion of service hymn for Great Fast weekdays, Resurrection, and Pentecost.

Version 1.57

  1. NEW CONTENT: Pascha prayers and General Funeral prayer available FOR FREE from Home Screen.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Great Fast Litanies under the Clergy Menu.
  3. Moved Vespers icon from Home Screen to Liturgies Menu.
  4. Removed Antiphonarium from Readings Menu (still accessible via icon on the Home Screen).
  5. Fixed typos in Agpeya.

Version 1.56

  1. Fixed crash issue when switching from another app back to Coptic Reader.
  2. Fixed a bug where opening a related document in the left side bar would incorrectly scroll to somewhere in the middle of the document.
  3. Re-ordered St. Stephen and St. Joseph the Carpenter in all prayers.
  4. Improved animation sequence when clicking a menu item from the left side bar.

Version 1.55

  1. Fixed problem of Procession of the Cross not appearing during Matins of the Paremhotep Feast of the Cross.

Version 1.54

  1. Fixed left side-bar menu issue

Version 1.53

  1. MAJOR GUI UPDATE
    1. Swipe right at any time to access left sidebar menu.
    2. Swipe left when viewing a document to access Table of Contents.
    3. Added additional navigation options in left sidebar menu.
  2. Displayed Great Fast Melodies during the weekdays.
  3. Added Debug Logging feature that can be enabled on request to diagnose functionality problems.
  4. Fixed Gospel Response during Matins and Psalm 150 refrain of Sunday before Great Fast.
  5. Fixed typos in Agpeya.

Version 1.52

  1. Updated Agpeya translation.
  2. Fixed Coptic font error in comment for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple Feast.
  3. Added missing "Lord Have Mercy" during the Offeratory.
  4. Fixed issue with incorrect Antiphonarium readings for the month of Meshir.

Version 1.51

  1. Added prayers for St. Thomas.

Version 1.50

  1. Fixed bug where Coptic Reader freezes on the "Loading Screen" while loading a document on some devices.

Version 1.49

  1. Added Confession to the Clergy menu.
  2. Added menu icon to document view to return to the Home Screen.
  3. Removed search feature.
  4. Added St. Rebecca Praxis Response.
  5. Fixed Coptic spelling of St. Abanoub.
  6. Fixed typos.

Version 1.48

KEY:

  • V: Verses of the Cymbals
  • D: Doxology
  • G: Gospel Response
  • I: Hymn of the Intercessions


  1. Added free Graveside Prayer to the Clergy section.
  2. Updated prayers for the Paramoun of the Nativity and Theophany.
  3. Fixed Arabic portion of Agpeya Trisagion (Holy, Holy, Holy).
  4. Only show Arabic titles in Table of Contents if Arabic is enabled.
  5. Added the following prayers for the saints:
    1. Archangel Suriel: VI
    2. St. Sarapamon: VDGI
    3. St. Pachom: VI
    4. St. Apanoub: VI
    5. St. Victor: DG
    6. St. Rebecca: VDGI
    7. St. Anthony: I
    8. St. Shenute: I
    9. St. John the Short: VI
    10. Sts. Pishoi and Paul: VI
    11. Sts. Maximus and Dometius: I
    12. St. Abraam: VI
    13. St. Roweis (Teji): VDGI
    14. St. Parsouma the Naked: VDGI
    15. St. Athanasius: VI
    16. St. Joseph the Carpenter: VDGI
    17. St. Takla Haymanout: VDGI


Version 1.47

  1. Fixed crash issue with loading Catholic Epistle and Matins Gospel.

Version 1.46

  1. Made extensive corrections to all readings.
  2. Added Arabic language to Table of Contents.
  3. Improved support for Arabic-only usage (English disabled).
  4. Fixed bug where plus/minus icon next to section titles would appear very small on high resolution devices.
  5. Added alternate Advent and Nativity Fraction.
  6. Added "Rashi O Maria" hymn to Koiahk Praises.

Version 1.45

  1. Added Arabic to Synaxarion.
  2. Added Midnight Praises prayers for the Great Fast.

Version 1.44

  1. Added Midnight Praises prayers for the Nativity Period.
  2. Made minor update to the Litany of the Departed.
  3. Fixed minor issue with Great Ispateer Hymn.

Version 1.43

  1. Added Crowning Prayers to Special Menu for $2.00 that includes both the Crowning and Engagement ceremony prayers.
  2. Updated capitalization of bishop, metropolitan, and Pope.
  3. Updated Hymn of the Twelve Virtues (Papal Hymn).

Version 1.42

  1. Performance update: Reduced document load time by approx 30%.
  2. Removed the auto-rotate feature based on device orientation for performance reasons.
  3. Added Praxis Response for the Pope selectable via the View Menu.
  4. Added additional responses to the Pauline Epistle.
  5. Created Papal Hymns section under the Special Menu that includes all Pope and Bishop responses as well as the Papal Enthronement prayers.
  6. Minor corrections to Papal Enthronement prayer.

Version 1.41

  1. Added free Patriarch Enthronement prayers in "Special" menu.
  2. Added and modified prayers in the "Clergy" menu.

Version 1.40

  1. Added full Koiahk prayers to Vesper and Midnight Praises.
  2. Updated Antiphonarium to include Coptic verses for the entire year.
  3. Added Clergy section to Home Screen that contains commonly used prayers for the clergy.
  4. Enhanced Table of Contents to color-code silent sections and links.

Version 1.39

  1. Improved bug fix related to document links no longer functioning correctly.

Version 1.38

  1. Fixed bug introduced in v. 1.36 where document links were no longer functioning correctly.

Version 1.37

  1. Updated URL to this online wiki document.

Version 1.36

  1. Created comprehensive online instruction manual for Coptic Reader.
  2. Added "Online Help" context menu to Home Screen and sub-menus.
  3. Added "Online Help" link to the "About the Season" page.
  4. Increased maximum document text size from 10 to 12.
  5. Added the ability to set the Day Transition Time in the View Menu. See the online Help for more details.

Version 1.35

  1. Added missing Litany of the Priesthood and Litany of the Assemblies to St. Cyril Liturgy.
  2. Corrected minor problem with Arabic verse in Institution Narrative of St. Cyril Liturgy.

Version 1.34

  1. Fixed crash on start issue with v. 1.33.

Version 1.33

  1. Fixed errors in Antiphonarium.
  2. Added finer control of which prayers appear for the saints. Check it out in 'Annual Commemorations' in the View menu.
  3. Added Doxology and Gospel Response for Anba Abraam Bishop of Fayoum (NEW SAINT).
  4. Added additional prayers the following saints:
    1. St. Theodore
    2. St. Philopater Mercurius
    3. St. Mena
    4. St. Apakir and St. John
    5. St. Sergius and St. Bacchus
    6. St. Cosmas
    7. St. Moses the Black
    8. St. Peter and St. Paul
    9. St. Pachom
    10. St. Barbara and St. Juliana
    11. St. Besa

Version 1.32

  1. Moved Veneration and Baptism prayers to "Special" menu on home screen.
  2. Fixed error in the Verses of the Cymbals for the Coptic New Year.
  3. Added Unction of the Sick Prayers to "Special" menu for $2.00.
  4. Updated Antiphonarium to include both Adam and Watos readings everyday.

Version 1.31

  1. Added slide navigation in 'Slide Show' mode via keyboard keys (left, right, up, down, etc). This enables the use of remote presenters.
  2. Fixed bug in 'Slide Show' mode that could cause some links and section titles to be irresponsive to clicks.
  3. Fixed ocassional crashes that can occur when rotating the device or changing the date while viewing a document in 'Slide Show' mode.
  4. Fixed freeze that can occur when opening/closing a physical keyboard if supported.
  5. Fixed seasonal bug affecting the eve of the Coptic New Year.

Version 1.30

  1. Added Baptism prayers for $2.00. Accessible from home menu.
  2. Added "Introduction to the Creed" and "Creed" to "Offering of the Lamb."

Version 1.29

  1. Fixed crash that occurs when viewing Agpeya Introduction and Conclusion.

Version 1.28

  1. Added Antiphonarium document for $4.99. Accessible from home menu, praises, and veneration documents.
  2. Fixed crash that occurs on startup for some devices after an OS/firmware upgrade. Note that you might need to use the "Refresh" button in the "Purchase Content" menu from the home screen to restore your purchased items.
  3. Miscellaneous hymn fixes.

Version 1.27

  1. Fixed miscellaneous typos and hymn errors.
  2. Fixed occasional crashing issues when exiting a document.
  3. Added support for landscape home screen.

Version 1.26

  1. Fixed crashing issue when changing language options.

Version 1.25

  1. Use Coptic Reader on your projector! Added 'Slide Show' presentation mode accessible from View menu.
  2. Added Veneration icon on home screen.

Version 1.24

  1. Improved system for dynamically generating antiphonetic verses.
  2. Added antiphonetic coloring to verses in Veneration document.
  3. Added selected saint venerations to the Veneration document selectable via the 'Annual Commemorations' menu.

Version 1.23

  1. Added link to Veneration hymns in Raising of Incense and Distribution documents.
  2. Fixed issue where the app would crash on some devices when double-tapping to toggle fullscreen mode.
  3. Added comments indicating which Agpeya psalms should be prayed by the priest.

Version 1.22

  1. Fixed crashing issues when app is not used for a long period of time.
  2. Fixed minor issues with Table of Contents.
  3. Fixed minor issue where sometimes switching between Liturgies does not work.

iOS

Version 2.42

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Prayer for Ordination of Bishops to Consecrations/Ordinations menu.
  2. Numerous grammar, punctuation, and capitalization fixes.

Version 2.41.1

  1. Fixed issue where Landscape screen orientation does not render the screen correctly.

Version 2.41

  1. Added diacritical marks (tashkeel) to Arabic text of Deutrocanonical books.
  2. Removed incorrect Coptic verse numberings from the Bible.
  3. Minor update to Engagement Prayer.
  4. Added new saints: St. Julius of Ekbehs, St. Arsenius the Teacher of the Kings, St. Nopher the Anchorite, Forty-Nine Martyrs and Elders of Scetis, St. Bashouna the Monk and Martyr, and St. Simon the Tanner.
  5. Added titles to many saint names.
  6. Updated feast days for many saints.
  7. Removed duplicate English section from Synaxarion entry for Pope Macarius III.
  8. Spelling corrections.
  9. Minor correction to melody for Pope Kyrillos.
  10. Minor changes to melodies.
  11. Added melodies for St. Maurice.
  12. Litany of the Sick is prayed instead of the Litany of the Departed on Saturdays during the Coptic New Year Period.
  13. Fixed issue where verses of the cymbals do not display correctly during the Coptic New Year period while the Holy Cross verses is visible.
  14. Updated English translation of doxology for the Feast of the Cross.

Version 2.39

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Consecration of the Altar under the Consecrations menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Consecration of Sisters under the Ordinations menu.
  3. Added Arabic tashkeel support on iOS 8.
  4. Added silent prayer before the Icon of the Resurrection after the procession during the Holy 50 days.
  5. Fixed typo in 'Intercede For Us' Melody for St. Mary.
  6. Minor updates to English Pascha translation.
  7. Added second doxology for St. Demiana.
  8. Fixed Arabic text for Psalm 144:5,7.
  9. Typographical corrections.
  10. Commemoration of the Saints during Midnight Praises should not be shortened on the 29th of the month in customary mode.
  11. Fixed bug that can cause text to display misaligned when not all roles are visible.
  12. Updated spelling of departed patriarchs (available in the Papal section of the Index).
  13. Updated feast days for St. Marina.
  14. Removed all rites for the Apostles Fast and Feast on the 29th of the Coptic month.
  15. Updated saint order.
  16. Paone 28 added as a feast day for St. Sarapamon.
  17. Swapped primary and secondary doxology for the Apostles.
  18. Fixed order of Annunciation doxology on the 29th of the month.

Version 2.38

  1. Fixed readings for the 29th of the month (non-Sundays).
  2. Updated Liturgy of the Waters of the Apostles Feast.
  3. Added commemoration for St. Cosmas on Hathor 30 and Paone 22.
  4. Added Paone 13 as a feast for Archangel Gabriel.
  5. Added feast for St. Philopateer on Paone 9.
  6. Added Litany of the Oblations to the Litanies menu in the clergy section.
  7. Fixed misspelling in the second doxology of the apostles.
  8. Added feast date for St. Habib Girgis (Mesore 15).
  9. Minor updates to Second Prostration Prayer.
  10. Moved funeral concluding prayer into a separate section.
  11. Added Psalm Trailer to the Chanted Psalm document.
  12. Added expositions for the 21st and the 29th of the month to Vesper Praises.
  13. Renamed Resurrection Menu in the Index to Holy 50 Days.
  14. Added Covenant Thursday to the Index under Minor Feasts of the Lord.
  15. Fixed incorrect introduction to Synaxarion on Paone 6.
  16. Moved Jefesmarout before Asomen during Pentecost and Apostle's Fast.
  17. Added Hymn of the Intercessions for St. Habib Girgis.
  18. Updated Pascha and Prostration Prayers to appear correctly regardless of currently selected season.
  19. Fixed typos.

Version 2.37

  1. Updated Prostration Prayers.
  2. Added Psalis of the Resurrection before those of the Ascension and Pentecost.
  3. Added Pentecostal melodies when the Feast of the Holy Family's Entry into Egypt falls within in the Holy 50 days.
  4. Fixed typos.

Version 2.36

  1. Fixed incorrect readings for the Entrance of the Lord into Egypt during the Holy 50 days.
  2. Moved location of Nim Ghar for weekday Midnight Praises to before the Lobsh.
  3. Updated Gospel Response for Crowning ceremony to remain constant across all seasons.
  4. Made the Prayer of Absolution to the Son audible during Raising of Incense.

Version 2.35

  1. Added Nim Ghar to the end of Midnight Praises for all days of the week during the Holy 50 Days
  2. Added second doxology for St. Athanasius
  3. Changed St. Victor commemoration date to Parmoute 27
  4. Changed when daily psalies are omitted during Midnight and Vesper Praises
  5. Updated Sanctification of the Oil prayers
  6. No procession during Vespers of Hosanna Sunday
  7. Show both Adam and Watos Expositions for the Pentecost Period in Vesper Praises
  8. Remove Pentecost Period Expositions from Midnight Praises
  9. Added Arabic translation to two Agpeya Communion Prayers
  10. Added Psalms 1-3 to 12th Hour of Great Friday
  11. Updated translation of Lazarus Saturday responses
  12. Fixed exposition introduction for 6th Hour of the Eve of Tuesday
  13. Fixed Coptic numberings in most documents
  14. No prostrations on Sunday Pascha
  15. Fixed Short Blessing of the General Funeral Prayer
  16. Fixed issue that could cause the Gospel introduction not to include the name of the Evangelist
  17. Fixed minor issues with Palm Sunday psalies
  18. Added Holy, Holy, Holy to the 7th Unction prayer after the 41 Lord Have Mercy's
  19. Corrected order of Palm Sunday Liturgy Gospel Responses
  20. Minor updates to Laying of the Church Cornerstone service
  21. Fixed typos.

Version 2.34

  1. Added missing Evnoti Nai Nan prayers to Consecration of the Baptistery.
  2. Added alternate Great Fast doxologies to weekends.
  3. Removed Great Fast psalies and Ode from weekday Midnight Praises.
  4. Added rites for Sunday Evening prayers during the Great Fast.
  5. No prostrations after prophecies are read on Lazarus Saturday.
  6. Added Arabic translation to one of the Agpeya prayers before communion.
  7. Changed Pascha Pauline Epistle Conclusion to the standard one.
  8. Removed redundant 'Glory be to God' in the Arabic Gospel of the 12 Hour of the Agpeya.
  9. Added Benediction to the Clergy Menu.

Version 2.33

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Sanctification of Oil prayers (Myron and Hagelion) that will be prayed by HH Pope Tawadros and the Holy Synod on April 7, 2014.
  2. UPDATED CONTENT: All Pascha readings have been broken down into smaller chunks for easier reading in both Scroll and Slideshow Modes.
  3. Moved Doxology for Lazarus Saturday after St. Mark.
  4. Added Table of Contents entry for Litanies in Agpeya hours.
  5. Made corrections to Joyous Saturday service.
  6. Added Arabic translation to English Melody for the Fifth Week of the Great Fast.
  7. Fixed slide show mode issues related to Bible readings: Missing text, Table of Contents link not working.
  8. Fixed slide show mode issue that could cause some sections not collapse/expand.
  9. Removed last refrain from Psalm 150.
  10. Apinav shopi should be said even during weekends of the Great Fast.
  11. Removed blank column for psalms with missing Coptic text.
  12. Added Litany of the Gospel to the beginning of the Procession of the Cross.
  13. Display Syrian Fraction for the Feast of the Cross.
  14. Litany of the Sick and the Oblations should be prayed on the Feast of the Cross.
  15. Fixed bug where loading Vespers during times when it should not prayed would crash in Slideshow Mode.
  16. Fixed all rites for the Feast of the Cross during the Great Fast.
  17. Updated English translation of prayers for HH Pope Kyrillos.
  18. Added Antiphonary link to Vesper Praises as a non-customary option.

Version 2.32

  1. Added psalies for Theophany Praises.
  2. Added psalies for the Joyful 29th of the Month (customary mode only).
  3. Added Nativity, Theophany, and Great Lent Expositions.
  4. Corrected order of engaged couple in second blessing blessing of Engagement Prayer.
  5. Improved translation of the Great Lent Ode and psalies in the Midnight Praises.
  6. Added Great Fast Melody to Vesper Praises before the conclusion of the doxologies.
  7. Added Synaxarion entry for Pope Kyrillos on Meshir 30.
  8. Updated English text for Great Fast Aspasmos Watos.
  9. St. Thomas the Hermit prayers were incorrectly attributed to St. Thomas the Apostle.
  10. Fixed text issue with St. Cyril Prayer of the Veil.
  11. Added Watos Psali for St. Mary's commemoration on the 21st of the Coptic month.
  12. Added missing Arabic text to Luke 6:47.
  13. Added comment indicating that Vespers and Vesper Praises are not prayed during Jonah's Fast or weekdays of the Great Fast.
  14. Added Arabic text missing from Synaxarion entries.
  15. Corrected fractions for Preparation Sunday of the Great Fast.
  16. Added link to full fractions index to the Liturgy of the Faithful.
  17. Added melodies for St. Veronica, St Justina, and St. Mary of Egypt.
  18. Fixed issue with synaxarion for Meshir 13.
  19. Removed extra verses from silent priest prayers during the Liturgy of the Word.
  20. Added comments to Agpeya (Prime, Veil, and Midnight hour) to indicate which psalms are prayed by the priest.
  21. Updated comment in Consecration of the Waters.
  22. Fixed typos in St. Demiana prayers.
  23. Added missing Amen Lord Have Mercy (3) to end of standard Evnoti Nai Nan.
  24. Added missing Arabic text to Veil gospel.
  25. Fixed Coptic typos in Luke 12.
  26. Antiphonary entries for the month of Meshir were off by one day.
  27. Added silent Healing to the Sick prayers in collapsed section after Evnoti Nai Nan when great tune is chanted.
  28. Fixed miscellaneous typos.

Version 2.31

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Liturgy of the Waters (Lakkan) for the Apostles' Feast.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Joyous Saturday service (Vigil of the Apocalypse) under Pascha Menu.
  3. Updated psalm titles in Agpeya to include the first few words of the psalm.
  4. Added melodies for St. Joseph the Carpenter, St. Barbara, and a second melody for St. Demiana.
  5. Added hiten verse for St. Paul the Hermit.
  6. Added Evangelist name to the Gospel Introduction.
  7. Fixed arabic text issues in Matthew 24.
  8. Changed incorrect translation of Archangel Suriel's verse of the cymbals.
  9. Made changes in wording of English to keep verses of the cymbals and doxologies consistent
  10. Typographical corrections in Agpeya and Oranenshosho.
  11. Corrected order of priest's invocation in Engagement.
  12. Removed repeated verse in St. Paul's doxology.
  13. Correction of readings reference in Theophany Lakkan.
  14. Added missing Teno-ousht before Pauline in Crowning Prayer.
  15. Display Fraction for St. John the Baptist for the Feast of the Theophany.
  16. Removed repeated text from synaxarion of Tobe 20.
  17. Minor updates to Baptism prayers.
  18. Capitalized 'Him' in Second Hoos.
  19. Fixed Coptic typo in Psalm 107.
  20. Made corrections to Theophany Liturgy of the Waters.
  21. Changed 'have baptized' to 'were baptized'.
  22. Use full litany of the gospel for most prayers.
  23. Don't display annual Midnight Praises psalies on Feasts of the Lord.

Version 2.29

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Laying of the Church Cornerstone prayers to the Consecrations menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Prayer of Manasseh to the Holy Bible.
  3. Added Holy Cross to Annual Commemorations.
  4. Removed duplicate Adam Aspasmos for the third week of Koiahk.
  5. Fixed typo in English psalm for men's funeral.
  6. Added missing Arabic translations for certain links and menu items.
  7. Added Psalm Trailer for Bishop to Liturgy of the Word after Chanted Psalm.
  8. Fixed bug affecting Arabic translations of the Table of Contents.
  9. Added link to Absolution of the Priests at the end of the Midnight Praises.
  10. Nativity psalies during the Midnight Praises should only be said on the feast day, not the rest of the Nativity period.
  11. Capitalized 'Him' referring to God in various documents.
  12. Removed comma from Coptic year in Season Box.

Version 2.26

  1. NEW FEATURE: Added 'Display Non-Customary Prayers' option to Settings menu that controls the visibility of nontraditional prayers in all documents.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added all missing Koiahk melodies, psalies, and interpretation for Midnight and Vesper Praises.
  3. NEW CONTENT: Added Midnight Praises and Expositions for Nativity Paramoun.
  4. NEW CONTENT: Added list of departed patriarchs to the Papal section of the Index.
  5. Added 2 additional verses to Tenen hymn.
  6. Added 'Make us worthy...' before Lord's Prayer.
  7. Moved litanies in ordination prayers to separate sections.
  8. Corrected calculation of Koiahk weeks.
  9. Minor text changes to Thanksgiving prayer.
  10. Fixed James 4:1 Arabic translation.
  11. Updated English translation for litanies of the seasons to match Coptic.
  12. Removed incorrect introduction to 'O Kirous' in Veneration.
  13. Minor grammatical and spelling corrections in various documents.
  14. Fixed Arabic typos in the Hymn of the Intercessions and the Book of Daniel.
  15. Allow 3PM day transition time in the Settings menu.
  16. Restored Antiphonary link in Midnight Praises during month of Koiahk.
  17. Made English correction to Catechesis of the priest in the ordination prayers.
  18. Updated Koiahk Praxis responses to include all enabled saints.
  19. Fixed fraction displayed for Joyful 29th of the Month during Nativity Fast.
  20. Updated translation for 'I Praise the Virgin' during Koiahk praises.
  21. Updated verses of the cymbals for 29th of the month.
  22. Corrected Koiahk Praises hymn order.
  23. Corrected feast day for St. Athanasius to Pashons 7.

Version 2.25

  1. Added Deacon section to the Selected Agpeya prayers.
  2. Added prayers for St. Maurice.
  3. Added additional melodies and psalis to weekday Koiahk praises.
  4. Added Arabic to Koiahk weekday Liturgy conclusion.
  5. On the joyful 29th of the month display Doxology for Archangel Michael for the Resurrection.
  6. Display correct conclusion for the joyful 29th of the month.
  7. Minor text corrections to Antiphonary, Synaxarion, doxologies, melodies, and 29th of the month responses.
  8. Added missing concluding verse to the Doxology of the Annunciation.
  9. Added missing doxologies and the adjusted order of doxologies in the Index.

Version 2.24

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Liturgy of the Waters (Lakkan) for the Theophany to Lakkan Menu under the Special section.
  2. Updated English translation of Crowning Gospel Response.
  3. Updated English text in the priest vow during ordination.
  4. Added link to Agpeya prayers for Communion to the Distribution of the Holy Mysteries.
  5. Corrected the Synaxarion title for the 6th of Koiahk.
  6. Fixed spelling of bishop role title.
  7. Corrected the last verse of the Doxology for the Apostles.
  8. Made minor modifications to Agpeya including updating the Prayer of Thanksgiving translation to match the Liturgy.
  9. Made minor textual changes to doxologies.
  10. Removed non-authentic papal praxis response.
  11. Minor update to the deacon ordination.
  12. Fixed Arabic translation of praxis response for St. Theodore.
  13. Fixed typo in Palm Sunday doxology.
  14. Removed last two verses of the Paralex Hymn for the Great Fast concerning St. Mary.
  15. Made Antiphonary fixes.
  16. Pi-oik should appear during the Distribution during the Nativity Fast.
  17. Fixed Arabic verses in the Bible.
  18. Corrected readings for the joyful 29th of the month when it lands on a Sunday.

Version 2.18

  1. MAJOR UPDATE: Added full Arabic language support for menus and user messages. Change the Application Language from the Settings Menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Consecration of the Holy Baptistery prayers under the Consecrations Menu.
  3. NEW FEATURE: Added ability to navigate to specific verse numbers using the Table of Contents when viewing chapters from the Bible.
  4. Fixed Katameros readings for Hathor 11.
  5. Added Gospel response for the Patriarch.
  6. Added Praxis Response for St. Anthony, St. Paul the Hermit, and St. Demiana.
  7. Improved Text spacing in documents.
  8. Moved Nativity and Theophany Paramoun to Fasts in the Index.
  9. Moved Joyful 29th of the Month to Feasts in Index.
  10. Fixed issue where search buttons would sometimes not be displayed in the correct language.
  11. Fixed minor text issues in Antiphonary.
  12. Fixed Arabic issues in Synaxarion.
  13. Fixed Coptic issues in Midnight praises.
  14. Liturgical readings role changed from Deacon to Reader.
  15. Minor change to comment in the Veil Agpeya prayer.
  16. Removed fractions not found in the SUS Diocese Liturgy book.
  17. Renamed some menu items in Consecrations Menu.

Version 2.17

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added Index to Home Screen that catalogs prayers for all saints and major seasons of the year. Access to the Index is bundled with the existing Liturgy purchase.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added psalis for the Apostles' Feast and Lazarus Saturday in Midnight and Vesper Praises.
  3. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Hegoumen and Archdeacon ordination prayers to Ordinations Menu.
  4. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Reception of a New Priest prayers to the Consecrations Menu.
  5. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Consecration of Vessels, Censers, and Icons in the Consecrations Menu.
  6. Moved Papal Hymns to Index Menu.
  7. Moved Anitphonary to Readings Menu.
  8. Moved Papal Enthronement to Ordinations Menu.
  9. Color coded Table of Contents to better visualize major sections of all prayers.
  10. Corrected Trisagion for the Feast of the Circumcision.
  11. Minor updates to ordination prayers.
  12. Added another catechesis to the Priest ordination prayers.
  13. Minor changes to Engagement prayers.

Version 2.16

  1. BUG FIX: Fixed crash issue related to timezone changes affecting international users.
  2. BUG FIX: Fixed issue where Commemorations Pop-Up could appear twice in quick succession.
  3. Updated scroll location of Related Links and document navigation menus for easier navigation.
  4. Updated rites and prayers of Engagement ceremony.
  5. Added Verses of the Cymbals, Hymn of the Intercession, and Praxis Response verses for Pope Kyrillos the 6th.
  6. Fixed several issues with 3rd and 40th day memorial prayers in the Funerals Menu.
  7. Added missing Lord Have Mercy's after Evnoti Nai Nan prayer during Raising of Incense.
  8. Added missing Our Father Prayer after Holy, Holy, Holy in Offering of the Lamb.
  9. Fixed spelling mistakes and made translation corrections to Midnight Praises.
  10. Fixed Synaxarion entry for Paope 13.
  11. Fixed Coptic issue in Doxology of St. Mina.
  12. Fixed Arabic issues in Unction of the Sick and Fractions.
  13. Fixed incorrect English text of 3rd verse of Archangel Michael doxology.
  14. Antiphonary should only be read during Midnight Praises, not Vespers Praises.
  15. Added Introduction to the Creed before the Creed in the Midnight Hour.

Version 2.14

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Funerals under Special Menu.
  2. NEW CONTENT: Added Deuterocanonical Books and excerpts to the Bible.
  3. NEW CONTENT: Added Deacon and Priest Ordinations under the Consecrations Menu.
  4. Updated English translation for the Feast of the Cross.
  5. Minor update to English translation for the Doxology of the Apostles.
  6. Moved Home Blessing under Consecration Menu.
  7. Fixed mistake with Verse of the Cymbals for St. Shenute.
  8. Removed duplicate text from Synaxarion entry for Thoout 15.
  9. Updated Verses of the Cymbals conclusion for Feast of the Cross, Coptic New Year Period, and Crowning Ceremony.
  10. Fixed typo in Psalm 110 of the Agpeya.
  11. Commemoration of the Saints during Midnight Praises should not be said in its entirety on the first day of the Feast of the Cross.
  12. Removed abbreviations from Commemoration of the Saints.
  13. Fixed typo in doxology for the Feast of the Cross.
  14. Added prayers for St. Mary Magdalene.
  15. Added collapsed sections for Introduction to the Creed and the Creed to the 9th Hour Agpeya prayers.
  16. Changed 'have crucified' to 'were crucified'.
  17. Added link to Standard Fractions in Liturgy of the Faithful on non-standard days.
  18. Fixed spelling mistakes in Antiphonary.
  19. Added Alternate Fraction for the Feast of the Cross.
  20. Added Hymn of the Intercessions and Verses of the Cymbals for St. Verena.
  21. Updated English translation of ni-sherobim.
  22. Fixed Arabic mistake in Graciously Accord.
  23. Removed Old English translations from all prayers.
  24. Fixed spelling mistakes.
  25. Removed duplicate prayer after communion from Agpeya.

Version 2.13

  1. iOS 7 support: Fixed minor UI problems and Arabic text alignment issue.
  2. Bible readings embedded directly into the Liturgy of the Word (removed links).
  3. Added introduction and conclusion to all readings.
  4. In St. Basil Liturgy, added links to commonly used Gregorian prayers.
  5. Fixed issue where clicking on collapsible section titles in Slide Show mode sometimes behaves incorrectly.
  6. Improved accuracy of the 'Switch Liturgy' feature.
  7. Always display standard Aspasmos Adam and Watos in addition to the seasonal Aspasmos.
  8. Fixed crash issue with some Bible readings.
  9. Added Wisdom Fraction and alternate Fraction for the Theophany.
  10. Made Synaxarion intro consistent and fixed minor errors on some days.
  11. Sundays from the Coptic New Year to the 4th Sunday of Hathor were incorrectly specifing 'aki' instead of 'aktonk'.
  12. Updated Low Light theme antiphonetic color for better visibility.
  13. Updated priest role color in Slide Show mode for better visibility.
  14. Procession of the Cross should only be prayed on the first day of the Feast of the Cross.
  15. Corrected Feast of the Cross Gospel Response conclusion.
  16. During festal periods, only the 3rd and 6th Agpeya hours should be prayed on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Version 2.10

  1. NEW FREE CONTENT: Added Entire Bible in English and Arabic, and New Testament in Coptic. Accessible from Home Screen.
  2. MAJOR UPDATE: Added Coptic to all New Testament readings and psalms. Coptic Readings can be toggled on/off in the Language options of the Settings Menu.
  3. Updated English and Arabic translation of psalms.
  4. In Liturgy of the Word, moved introduction and conclusion of each reading into the reading document itself.
  5. Broke up Agpeya selected prayers into separate sections.
  6. In the Liturgy of the Faithful, added a link to the Communion Agpeya prayers.
  7. Fixed typo in Transfiguration melody.
  8. Fixed typos in Synaxarion.
  9. Added Inaudible Prayer of the Praxis to the 'Epistle Prayers' in the Clergy Menu.
  10. Moved Inaudible Prayer of the Preparation in the Offering of the Lamb to the correct location.
  11. Moved Inaudible Litany of the Oblations prayed during the Catholic Epistle to a separate section.
  12. Removed blank entry for St. Mary from Annual commemorations.
  13. Fixed Arabic typo in 3rd hour Agpeya litanies.
  14. Minor update to doxology for St. John the Evangelist.
  15. Fixed miscellaneous jenkim misplacements.
  16. Fixed antiphonetic order of Sunday Theotokia in Veneration and typos in the Veneration.
  17. Fixed typos in Psalmody and Agpeya psalms.
  18. Added St. John the Evangelist Praxis Response.
  19. Fixed spelling and grammar mistakes.
  20. Moved priest prayer at the end of the Loosing of the Girdle (Baptism) into a collapsible section.
  21. Fixed bug where content sometimes does not update correctly in live mode when crossing the day transition time.
  22. Updated English translation of Coptic New Year responses.
  23. Minor updates to coptic text of selected verses of the cymbals verses.
  24. Renamed 'Annual' season to 'Standard'.
  25. Added Jefesmarout to the end of all festive Gospel Responses.
  26. Include Gospel Responses for the saints in Vespers and Matins.
  27. Fixed Coptic text for parts of the Gospel of St. Mark and the Acts of the Apostles.
  28. Minor corrections to Psalm 96 in the Agpeya.
  29. Minor correction to Doxology of St. Takla.
  30. Fixed issue where multiple readings can sometimes appear in the Pauline Epistle.

Version 2.4

  1. MAJOR UPDATE: Fixed numerous grammatical errors in the Katameros and broke up each reading into verses for better readability.
  2. Improved Book theme background image scaling.
  3. Minor updates to Church Consecration prayer.
  4. Various updates to Psalmody including removing refrain abbreviations.
  5. During annual periods, do not hide the standard Aspasmos Watos on saint feasts.
  6. Added Resurrection psalies to Midnight Praises.
  7. Added Palm Sunday psalies to Midnight Praises.
  8. Added full Shere Theotoke hymn to Veneration.
  9. Changed 'high priest' to archpriest in all locations referring to a man. 'High Priest' now only refers to Christ.
  10. Added pop-up commemoration reminder of St. Mary on 21st of every Coptic month.
  11. Added Feast of the Assumption of the Body of St. Mary to the list of selectable occasions in the Calendar Menu.
  12. Fixed issue with the Litany of the Bishops of the St. Cyril Liturgy.
  13. Fixed incorrect English verse in doxology for Archangel Michael.
  14. Fixed Coptic typo in the Absolution of the Servants and Commemoration of the Saints.
  15. Fixed spelling issues with Fractions Arabic text.
  16. Added festive introduction to the Antiphonarium.
  17. Added St. Mary verse to the Praxis Response during the Fast of the Apostles.
  18. Updated English translation of the Absolution of the Priests.

Version 2.3

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Overnight Church Consecration prayers under the Special Menu.
  2. MAJOR UPDATE: Complete overhaul of English translation for praises, doxologies, and verses of the cymbals to match the most widely accepted translation.
  3. Updated to second edition Agpeya translation (minor wording changes and spelling fixes).
  4. Updated English translation of the Absolution of the Priests.
  5. Added Doxology and Gospel Response for St. Paul the Apostle.
  6. Added Psalies for the 29th of the month to Midnight and Vesper Praises.
  7. Added Maren-oosht verse to Annual Vespers Gospel Response.
  8. Antiphonary for Epep 13: Changed Bishop of 'Copt' to 'Qift'.
  9. Updated Ekesmarout verse in Veneration to reflect the current season.
  10. Melodies of the saints now appear automatically in the Veneration and Melodies on their feast day.
  11. Added Trisagion and 'Hail to You' to all Agpeya hours.
  12. Added Agpeya Introduction and Conclusion to all hours.
  13. Fixed Coptic typo in the Absolution of the Servants and Commemoration of the Saints.
  14. Fixed spelling issues with Fractions Arabic text.
  15. Added festive introduction to the Antiphonarium.
  16. Added St. Mary verse to the Praxis Response during the Fast of the Apostles.
  17. Added Reverse Landscape screen orientation to Settings Menu.
  18. Put Third Hour litanies for Pentecost in a separate section.
  19. Fixed melodies for the 7th week of the Pentecost.
  20. Fixed issues with the Prostration Prayer.
  21. Fixed priest part of the Litany of the Waters in the Clergy Menu and other locations.
  22. Updated Asomen translation.
  23. Added festive Psalm Response to Baptism, Crowning, Papal Enthronement, and Blessing of the Home prayers.
  24. Added festive Gospel Responses to Crowning Prayers.
  25. Put Crowning prayers Gospel Response is separate section.
  26. Changed 'Lord of powers' to 'Lord of hosts' in all translations.
  27. Fixed typo in Synaxarion introduction.
  28. Added festive introduction to the Antiphonarium.
  29. Added St. Mary verse to the Praxis Response during the Fast of the Apostles.

Version 2.2

  1. Fixed issue where the 7th Week of the Pentecost was incorrectly reported as 'Annual'
  2. Fixed incorrect psalms of the Veil Agpeya prayer.
  3. Added Doxology and Gospel response for St. Verena.
  4. Fixed issue with Sunday readings during Annual seasons.
  5. Fixed issue where the Season Box in Left Side bar would not correctly reflect the current document title.
  6. Fixed issue where related links would not appear correctly in some cases.
  7. Fixed Gospel responses for the 2nd and 3rd Prostration Prayers.

Version 2.1

  1. NEW CONTENT: Added FREE Prostration Prayer (Sagda) for the Feast of the Pentecost under the Special Menu.
  2. Made minor change to the Reenactment of the Resurrection.

Version 2.0

  1. Initial Release
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