Girls’ Choir Details/Practice Dates

For all those who are wondering when the practices will be, as well as any additional important information, it is all outlined below! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all!

Welcome to the Girls’ Choir! We are so happy to have you, and so excited to get started! It has been a dream of H.G. Saraphim to start a choir for women to participate in the liturgy more and have a group of individuals that will be an inspiring example to all women in the Church. The goals of our Girls’ Choir will be the following:

  1. To teach the liturgical hymns and responses, as well as lead the congregation with the deacons
  2. To learn more about the church rites and Orthodox theology
  3. To learn Coptic, and be able to sing hymns in Coptic as well as English
  4. To create an opportunity for those women who want to participate more in the liturgy
  5. To facilitate an environment of unity for our whole church 

We will be meeting every other Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. We will NOT meet on holidays. The following are the dates we will meet for the rest of the year:

First Semester Second Semester

Week 1 (10/2) 

Week 2 (10/16)

Week 3 (10/30)

Week 4 (11/13)

THANKSGIVING (no practice 11/27)

Week 5 (12/4)

Week 6 (12/18)

WINTER BREAK (no practice 12/25, 1/1)

Week 7 (1/8)

Week 8 (1/22)

Week 9 (2/5)

Week 10 (2/19)

Week 11 (3/4)

Week 12 (3/18)

Week 13 (4/1) 

HOLY WEEK (no practice 4/15)

Week 14 (4/29)

Week 15 (5/13)

Week 16 (5/27)

Week 17 (6/10)

Week 18 (6/24) 

Every week, we hope to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Pray Agpeya, making it a routine part of our spiritual lives
  • Memorize a Psalm of the Month 
  • Start learning Coptic letters and forming words in context of hymns
  • Learn liturgical rites and explanation of why we do what we do during the liturgy
  • Learn the liturgical responses and hymns, starting from the beginning of the liturgy and will complete the liturgy by the end of the year 

Other items: 

  • Prizes and incentives
  • Hymns retreat at the end of the year (God Willing) 
  • Recordings available on SoundCloud 
  • Other resources to be available on the church website

If you have any further questions and concerns, please contact Juliana Bibawy (st.barbara20@gmail.com) and Jasneet Devgun (jasneetdevgun09@gmail.com) as your primary contacts