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1. Fan A fan made of ostrich or peacock feathers, linen cloth, thin sheets, or fine threads of metal is sometimes used in the church during the divine Liturgy to drive flies and other insects away from … 0.4 KB
2. Faragia A black tunic worn by monks and priests. It is black because it symbolizes the fact that they have died completely to the world, and everything in the world, and are now devoting their life to Ch… 0.2 KB
3. Fasting Fasting, which was practised in Judaism and by the disciples of St. John the Baptist, was recommended by Christ both by example and teaching (Luke 4:2; Matt. 6:16- 18 and Mark 2:20). It was obser… 1.7 KB
4. Father God is our Father (Isaiah 63:16). Through baptism we are called children of God (John 3:5).
5. Father (spiritual) The spiritual father (either the bishop or the priest) cares for his children, and breeds them. St. John the Apostle calls his people: MI my little children D 1 John 2:1.
6. Feast The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to our world made our days turn out to be a continuous feast. The feast reminds us of God's redeeming deeds with us, or His work through the martyrs and sai… 0.2 KB
7. Feasts (immovable) Feasts and holidays of the church which always occur on the same date, as Christmas and Epiphany, Transfiguration etc...
8. Feasts And Fastings (movable) Holidays which are not observed on fixed dates but depend on the variable date of Easter, as Palm-Sunday, Ascension and Pentecost...
9. Feasts Observed By The Coptic Church These come under three chief headings: 1. Weekly feast, i.e. Sundays. The weekly commemoration of the Resurrection, which falls on the first day of every week. Sundays have been kept by Christian… 2.0 KB
10. Fish The fish was a symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ and Christians. The Greek letters of the word fish correspond to the initials of the words: Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Saviour. A se… 0.4 KB
11. Flight Of The Holy Family The only country that had the honor of the Holy family's coming to it, is Egypt. This feast fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah the prophet (Isa. 19:1).
12. Font in Latin fons, means spring of water. See Baptismal Font.
13. Fraction The breaking of the bread which in all Eucharistic Liturgies takes place before the Communion. It goes back to Christ's action at the original institution (Matt. 26:26), and was a sufficiently st… 1.2 KB
 
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