The book of Revelation had a bumpy road towards acceptance into the canon of the New Testatment, especially in the East. The Apostle John is credited as the author of the Book of Revelation, and his authorship is confirmed through multiple witnesses in the early church. But despite undisputed Apostolic authorship, Revelation encountered opposition over the centuries because it had been used by several heretical groups, like the Montanists, to back up their views. Over time, Revelation came to be associated with heretical views or views that caused schisms, and attracted some very famous opponents who sought to discredit the book. In this podcast, Pres. Jeannie discusses the controversy surrounding the book as scripture.Click here to download MP3 file.
Dr. Eugenia Constantinou explains the basic attitude of Orthodox Christianity toward making predictions about the end times, why we must first understand that Revelation is apocalyptic literature, what characterizes apocalyptic literature and how to understand it.Click here to download MP3 file.
One the most amazing rite in the Coptic Orthodox Church is reading the whole Book of Revelation on Bright Saturday. The readings are associated with many magnificent hymns. You can enjoy listening and downloading these wonderful hymns from our partner site, http://www.tasbeha.org/ [Click on any of the following links for specific cantors]:Bright Saturday Hymns of the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies include the following Revelation’s Hymns: Introduction Hymn of Blessing [Ten-O-Osht] Introduction : Hymn of Blessing [Ten-O-Osht, Cantor Sadek] Revelation 1: The Blessing of St John [Erepi Esmou] Revelation 2-3: He Who Has Ear من له أذنان للسمع فليسمع Revelation 7:5-8: The Tribes Revelation 21:19-21: Stones of the Foundations Bright Saturday Hymns of Cantor Ibrahim Ayad include the following Revelation’s Hymns: Explanation of Rites Revelation 2-3: He Who Has Ear [Fee-eteo-on – Coptic] Revelation 2-3: He Who Has Ear [من له أذنان للسمع فليسمع – Arabic] Revelation 7:5-8: The Tribes Revelation 21:19-21: Stones of the Foundations