Re: Kai Kooppy Nilkuka
Remaining with arms folded across the chest (except when you have to make the sign of the Holy Cross and bent your heads in response to the entreaties of the Deacon) is the general practice in our Holy Church when attending a Holy Qurbono. "Kai Kooppy Nilkuka" - that is simply a form of greeting in general usage and, in a religious context, it simply signifies devotion and worship.
The Holy Mysteries are the Holy Body and the Holy Blood of our Lord And God Jesus Christ.
In the Middle East, - the Clergy and the Laity - all stand with arms stretched out almost horizontal to the ground when the Holy Mysteries are brought by the Celebrant to the west of the Holy Altar, and it symbolically indicates that they receive the Holy Mysteries with faith.
In our country, India, remaining with arms folded across the chest or "Kai Kooppy" could be the best posture suggested, indicating a sense of devotion and worship.
Whatever the posture (decent and civilised - of course), standing with a sense of devotion and worship with faith is the most important thing. And I do not think that it is a sin to stand "Kai Kooppy" before the Holy Mysteries as long as it is with devotion. Also I do not think that "Kai Kooppy Nilkuka" is purely a Syrian tradition; but neither is it a "purely any other sections
tradition". We have accepted many practices of the non Christians in India (eg. "thalikettu" during Holy Matrimony) that are not against our faith; "Kai Kooppy Nilkuka" with faith and devotion could also be one such accepted practice.
Hope this clarifies your query.
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