Church Music In The Coptic And Ethiopian Churches

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Millions of Christians who live in Egypt and Ethiopia have inherited a rich tradition of worship practices. Each of these churches maintain a variety of ancient worship customs, including the use of music. In Egypt, the congregation participates in the music of worship. The most striking feature of Ethiopian worship is the contribution of the priests, who spend up to several decades mastering the music, poetry, and dance that are used in worship.

The churches of the East can be divided into...


The rest of this article is available with your subscription.