What do we mean by “chanting the Agpeya”?. Well, it’s simple. Not only are many prayers read in a normal fashion, but many are chanted, or sung, in a
specific tune. Chanting is a very important aspect of Orthodox prayer and worship. In the Coptic Orthodox liturgical service, almost the entire liturgy is chanted and/or sung.
Throughout the website, if you see the following icon click on it to hear
the appropriate prayer being chanted.
An example of a chant used in the Agpeya would be in the following line which is chanted after the gospel reading of each hour:
We worship You, O Christ, with Your good Father and the Holy Spirit, for You have come and saved us.
In Coptic, it would be the following:
It is pronounced like the following in the English transliteration:
Tenoo oasht emmok o piekhristos nem pekyot en aghathos nem pi epnevma ethowab je akee ak soati emmon nai nan
Yet, although it may just be read, it should be chanted with a very specific tune. Click here to listen to how it should sound.
Here is a list of all the prayers that are chanted on this site. Unfortunately,
they are not professionally done, so the quality is at best, “ok”. However, they do serve their purpose in that they are a tutorial on how the chanting should sound. They do not
serve the purpose of praying along side them every day. Ideally, one should learn how to pray the following and chant beautiful prayers of their own: