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Offline Fr.Kyrillos

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(Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« on: June 15, 2011, 11:26:10 PM »
Beautiful, yet sad at what the authorities are trying to do to him:

http://vimeo.com/22239744

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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 12:20:40 AM »
Lord have mercy on Fr. Nofr and all the monks over there!

When Fr. Nofr related how the government emptied his cave of everything, even his clothes, and how he helped them instead of resisting, I recalled a story from the Desert Fathers:

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The same Abba Macarius while he was in Egypt discovered a man who owned a beast of burden engaged in plundering Macarius' goods. So he came up to the thief as if he was a stranger and he helped him to load the animal. He saw him off in great peace of soul saying, 'We have brought nothing into this world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.' (1Tim.6.7) 'The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.' (Job 1.21)

http://en.orthodoxwiki.org/Sayings_of_the_Desert_Fathers#Abba_Macarius_the_Great
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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 12:24:07 AM »
Unfortunately, the violent attack on the monastery that we see in the video is not an isolated incident:

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Assist News Service reported: The Egyptian uprising has left Coptic Orthodox monasteries exceedingly vulnerable, as the police who normally guard the monasteries have either deserted their posts or been redeployed to the cities. Exploiting the security vacuum, Arab raiders, jihadists and prison escapees have attacked and raided several monasteries. When the monks requested protection at the 5th Century Monastery of St Bishoy in Wadi al-Natroun, some 110km north of Cairo, they were told they would have to fend for themselves. So they built a surrounding security wall, inside their boundary. However, Islamic law mandates that Christians may neither build nor repair churches. (See last week’s RLPB 096 for some examples of consequences.)

On 21 February soldiers arrived at the monastery of St Bishoy in tanks and bulldozers. They had not come to protect the community, but to demolish the security wall. After arguing with the monks and workers, the soldiers opened fire with live ammunition, including rocket-propelled grenades. Father Feltaows was shot in the leg and Father Barnabas in the abdomen. Six monastery workers were also wounded, one critically. The wounded are being treated in the Anglo-Egyptian Hospital in Cairo. The army also attacked the Monastery of St Makarios of Alexandria in Wady el-Rayan, Fayoum, some 130km south-east of Cairo. This monastery likewise had erected a security wall after an attack by armed thugs and Arabs left six monks wounded, one critically. Not only did the military demolish the security wall, they ‘confiscated’ the monastery’s building materials. [View full article here]

http://www.persecution.org/outofegypt/2011/06/06/monk-workers-shot-by-egyptian-army-in-monastery-attack/

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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 06:07:46 AM »
These monasteries and monks have a mighty Lord, who is able and willing to protect them..

Lord have mercy..
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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 09:02:17 PM »
Modern day saints... People who did nothing to deserve the bullet holes which are so clearly evident in this video.


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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 11:13:32 PM »
And people think they get the real news from a local anchor. Pshhh even a huge media conglomerate for that matter.

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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 02:54:11 PM »
How terrible! Lord, have mercy!!

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Re: (Video) Coptic Hermit - Fr. Nofr
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 05:42:28 PM »
"The Egyptian government says the monks are a threat to the environment."

 ??? ???

How?!