The Praise consists of various canticles directly from the Holy Bible , known in the Coptic Language as a "Hoos", as well as other praises that vary by day of the week. As its name suggests, the Midnight Praise typically happens late at night, preceding a liturgy in the morning. Outside the monasteries, this usually only happens on Saturday night followed by the Sunday liturgy, and often happens in the evening though not necessarily at midnight. In monasteries the Midnight praise usually occurs every night, often in the early hours before dawn. After praying the Agpeya , Tasbeha begins with the hymn known as Ten Theno which calls on God to awaken us from our slumber so that we may praise Him fittingly.
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Tasbeha Praise in the Coptic Church. Tasbeha the arabic word for Praise has a profound. Sacrifice of Thanks — Eucharist. Sacrifice of Praise — Tasbeha. The Old Testament consists of :. The New Testament consists of :. The Old Testament section of the Tasbeha speaks of before Salvation. It is made up of:. The New Testament section of the Tasbeha is of after Salvation, praising our Lord, and pronouncing and confirming Salvation.
The water represents Moses and the children of Israel crossing the sea. The fire represents the Three Youths in the fire. The rest is the Heavenly rest with the Saints and the Heavenlies. The 4 Hoases are also split into two sections:. Symbolises trials of fire. Symbolises heavenly rest, happiness and joy. Doxologies : Respect and honour of the Saints. Psali : Glorification of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a glorification or hallowing for St Mary for her role in the Incarnation and Salvation.
There are two styles for the Psali and Theotokia:. So Adam and Watos Psalis and Theotokias are a simple way through Praise to understand the Humanity and Divinity of God for all ages and levels of understanding. The Tasbeha therefore is a school — a spiritual, theological and philosophical school summarising the Old Testament and the New Testament in simple faith Tracking Code. Search this site. Pope Tawadros II. The late H. Pope Shenouda III. Coptic History. Coptic Monasticism. Coptic Praise Tasbeha.
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Midnight Praises (Tasbeha)