The Holy Bible
Please read to following acknowledgement.
It all really started with an email that came from the Archbishop of the Coptic Orthodox Catholic Church, Archbishop Gregory W, Godsey, in the USA, as was explained to me in one of his emails.
I had started to convert my KJV Bible scripts originally written for phpNuke, and yes, that was a long time ago.
It was after I saw a post somebody asking about it and I responded.
And I suppose that is where Gregory got to know my weakness, being that I am a sucker for a challenge.
After I stopped using phpNuke and migrated to Mambo , I rewrote it for use with Mambo ( the forerunner of Joomla ) and yes, this was also a long time ago.
Because I wrote about this at the Mambo Forum I received some more inquiries.
From that followed other things and at the request of the Archbishop I started with the Synaxarium.
It is a pity that we lost contact.
You all know what followed, not only the Synaxarium but also the Daily Readings.
Then came the Synaxarium and the Daily Readings with Arabic text, only for Joomla 1.5.#
Many thanks are also due to many who have made suggestions and given assistance to get where it is now.
Especially to Andy Awad (who recently was ordained as a Father of the Coptic Church) for helping me to get the English and Arabic Holy Bible in a database.
And also with getting me most of the details of the Katamaros sorted out.
And then Michael Ghaly, a great help finding things to be corrected and translating English text into the Arabic equivalent.
And now, I have changed the KJV Bible.
The change is that it now uses the same Bible database as the Daily Readings.
I do not know what version of the Bible it is but it looks slightly different from the KJV Bible and it also include the books of the Apocrypha.
And what is even more, the Bible can now also be viewed in Arabic text.
And the Arabic version can also be searched for capitalized words as used in the Bible.
The only thing here is, one has to type the search word in English.
At present the main ones for the Coptic Orthodox Church.
And they are:
- The Synaxarium in English.
- The Synaxarium in Arabic.
- The Holy Bible in English.
- The Holy Bible in Arabic.
- The Daily Readings in English.
- The Daily Readings in Arabic.
These components will be freely made avaiable to any webmaster of a Coptic Orthodox Church on request.
However, one of the things I ask is a promise to leave this acknowledgement viewable on their site
Changes to the acknowledgement can be made as long as the gist of this is preserved.
Also ask is not to grant others to download these components without my knowledge.
And of course, one has to have a suitable CMS to be able to use these scripts.
All is not yet 100% finished and I do not know if all the Arabic text is correct.
It is therefor that I asked visitors to my test site to have a look around and respond, either here or by contacting me.
If you wish, you can contact me at here at this site.
As I ask before, please check my efforts and let me know what should be changed.
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