Learn about this web site and its staff.
The Goal of this Web Site
Founded in 1997, this web site, coptichymns.net, is the main hub of the Coptic Media Network, the first true network of Coptic Orthodox web sites around the world.
coptichymns.net is dedicated to the preservation of Coptic hymns, the unique and ancient music of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is derived from Pharaonic chants. Coptic hymns and music are one of the many deep facades of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Through them, believers communicate with God and participate in divine mysteries for the salvation of their souls.
This web site is committed not only to the preservation of Coptic hymns, but also to the dissemination of knowledge concerning Coptic hymns and Orthodoxy around the world through its Coptic Forums, Spiritual Library, presentations, and other sections.
CarolB, Content Administrator -- Serves the community by moderating the forums, adding Spiritual Library articles, and contributing various media to the site.
Articles by CarolB
Coptic Perspectives Blog Entries by C. Botros
Mena Rizkalla, Content Administrator -- Mena is a pharmacy student from London, Ontario, Canada who serves the community with exclusive articles and special collections in the Spiritual Library.
Articles by Mena Rizkalla
PaulS, Webmaster -- Paul serves the community by creating the infrastructure and design of the network and web site, as well as adding articles to the Spiritual Library and media to all other sections of the web site.
Articles by Paul Samaan
Coptic Perspectives Blog Entries by Samaan
Mina Soliman, Forum Helper -- Mina is an aspiring physician who serves the community by actively moderating the Coptic Media Network forums for your benefit.
Copyrights and Downloads
coptichymns.net strongly supports the legal and moral copyrights of all its materials. The webmaster and administrators of this site acknowledge that churches and individuals work hard to produce tapes, CDs, articles, photos, and other media for mass consumption. In light of this great effort, these churches and individuals have a right to block web sites from freely offering the fruits of their labor to the public.
This web site supports Coptic churches, cantors, and other individuals, because it is the right thing to do from both a moral and legal perspective. We pray God blesses our efforts to ensure our service to you is not conceived in sin or disobedience.
For questions, please use the Contact form to interact with our staff.
Our network is generously supported by your member contributions and Saint Abanoub and Saint Antony Coptic Orthodox Church in Norco, CA.
If you would like to contribute to this service, you may send PayPal payment to our address WEBMASTER@COPTICHYMNS.NET (see our donation menu on the main page, too) or write a check to:
Saint Abanoub and Saint Antony Coptic Orthodox Church
2345 Fifth Street
Norco, CA 92860
Software and Compatibility
coptichymns.net is proudly designed, coded, and optimized on Mac OS X and is viewed best on Mac OS X.
The site is compatible with all major browsers, versions 6+, except for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X, which has been discontinued.
We highly recommend Mozilla Firefox to our Windows users and Apple Safari to our Mac OS X users.
Coptic Font Compatibility
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0+ for Windows, you should automatically see our Coptic fonts without the need to install them yourself. However, if you cannot see our Coptic fonts, please download the excellent CS Coptic Fonts package from www.copticchurch.net (direct link) and install them per the listed instructions.
We specifically use CS Avva Shenouda the most.