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E. and is still employed today as the liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The unique feature of Coptic among written forms of Egyptian is that it is written in the Greek alphabet, supplemented by several native letters derived from Demotic, the number of which varies from dialect to dialect. Since its script did not have to be deciphered and its grammar did not have to be completely recovered, Coptic was the second form of Egyptian to be studied by scholars, and it played a major role in the decipherment of the earlier Egyptian language and scripts (for example, hieroglyphic Egyptian).
TEXT I invoke you, Igod] of heaven and god of the earth and Igod] of the saints through Iyour blood], the fullness of the aeon I who comes Ito us], who has come to the world and has broken the claw of Charon, who has come through Gabriel in the I womb of the virgin Mary, who was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth, who was crucified I I ... ] for this reason the curtain of the temple was torn by itself, who, after rising from the dead in the grave 5 on the third day of his death, showed himself in Galilee, and ascended to the height of heaven, who has I myriads of myriads of angels on his left as well as myriads of myriads of angels on his right calling out I three times with one voice, Holy, holy is the king of the aeon, so that the heavens are full of his divinity, I who goes on his way with the wings of the winds.
Ritual power as defined here is present in and fundamental to all ritual, not merely ritual in certain restricted or preconceived contexts. Borghouts mentions everyday applications, applications that pertain to the king or the state, and applications found primarily in the temple ritual. To a large extent these distinctions are arbitrary or of degree rather than of kind, as he himself acknowledges and his examples illustrate. The operation of ritual power in different sociopolitical and religious contexts can, however, have paradoxical or ironic consequences: i.
Ancient Christian magic : coptic texts of ritual power by Marvin W Meyer; Richard Smith