Over the past few months, several parishes and servants from around the diocese have worked diligently to bring the richness of the Coptic Orthodox Church to the devices and gadgets people use every day, such as iPhones and iPads. Here are some updates concerning what’s new and updated in technology from around the diocese.
1. iAlhan App Released
A wonderful new application called iAlhan was released through St. Mercurious and St. Abraam Coptic Church in Torrance. This application brings all of the hymns of the popular Alhan.org website, featuring chants by Arsani Louka Sidarous, to your iOS device.
You may purchase the app for $1.99 here.
2. St. Demiana Church in San Diego releases Agpeya for iBooks app (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
From the original announcement:
With great joy and enthusiasm, the church announces the release of the Agpeya (“Book of Hours”) in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria for the iBooks application for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices. You can find and purchase this ver sion of the Agpeya for $2.99 through the iBooks application on your device by searching for “Agpeya.”
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to the new church building fund.
We pray that this Agpeya will be a source of bless ing and a benefit in your life of prayer.
3. iCoptic App Updated to Version 2.0
The popular iCoptic application, developed through St. Mark Church in Los Angeles, was recently updated to include a beautiful new interface, a fix for incorrect readings in the previous versions, and even daily homilies to help spiritually enrich users. The full list of changes includes
– Major bug fixes in the Coptic calendar
– Major Performance boost
– Completely new design
– New Church Fathers section
– More Agpeya Prayers
– Integrated events calendar
– Retina display compatible
– Universal app for all platforms
You may purchase the app for $9.99 here.