The Difnar or Antiphonarium of the Coptic Church contains two hymns for each day of the year, one of these is in the mode “Adam” and is to be used when that day falls on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, the other is in the mode “Batos” and is for use when the day falls on any one of the four other days of the week. The following Coptic to English translation is kindly provided by Ashraf Hanna.
Sincere thanks are due to the St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Los Angeles and to its president, Mr. Hany N. Takla, for providing me with a copy of these manuscripts and for his valuable and much needed input throughout the translation process and without which this work would not have been possible.
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