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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #540 on: October 12, 2017, 04:58:36 PM »
I just saw the same video on youtube, it looked like he was stabbed as he was entering into a warehouse, but afterwards, where the camera doesn’t show, the killer may have also cleaved his head to finish him off before running off, according to a photo the video showed of the deceased priest with a head injury.  An eyewitness saw from far away that the priest sustained one stab wound and was then trying to run away from the killer.  The video I saw showed the second and fatal stab wound, but it did not show anything after that due to the rest of the scene happening beyond the camera’s view.

I found the video by search terms in Arabic.  It is graphic.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #541 on: October 12, 2017, 05:38:27 PM »
 The slaying of our priest perpetrated by the hands of the one who embraces the faith of the beast. The masjid is the refuge of the fiends & miscreants devoted to the blasphemous mohammed. The mohammedan is nothing more but a defender & champion of savagery.

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #542 on: October 12, 2017, 07:52:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy.  This is terrible.  :'(
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #543 on: October 14, 2017, 08:19:02 PM »
I just saw the same video on youtube, it looked like he was stabbed as he was entering into a warehouse, but afterwards, where the camera doesn’t show, the killer may have also cleaved his head to finish him off before running off, according to a photo the video showed of the deceased priest with a head injury.  An eyewitness saw from far away that the priest sustained one stab wound and was then trying to run away from the killer.  The video I saw showed the second and fatal stab wound, but it did not show anything after that due to the rest of the scene happening beyond the camera’s view.

I found the video by search terms in Arabic.  It is graphic.

To add to this, another security video revealed from the inside of the warehouse, but blocked by a vehicle, the killer indeed kept swinging at the priest, then ripped something off the priest and threw it (determined later to be his pectoral cross) before walking away.  A few bystanders were in the warehouse, doing nothing and letting the Islamist loose.
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #544 on: November 03, 2017, 08:54:36 AM »
Series of attacks in Egypt targeting Coptic Christians forces churches to close

http://www.copticworld.org/articles/7294/
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #545 on: November 28, 2017, 04:22:24 AM »


Allegedly an influnetial Pakistani writing the following on Copts to the International Herald Tribune (NYtimes)

„The Qibtis of Egypt were Monophysites who believed in the ‘one nature’ of Christ. In October 451 AD, Pope Leo and Byzantine Emperor Marcian, convened the Council of Chalcedon on the eastern bank of the Bosphorus, in present-day Istanbul, to settle a dispute over the meaning of Christ between the eastern and western church. To the western church (based in Rome and Constantinople), the Chalcedonian definition of faith held that Christ existed ‘in two natures’— that he was both divine and human.

The Qibtis belonged to the Eastern Church and did not agree. As a result, they were ousted from Christianity as ‘Monophysites’ (from the Greek words for ‘single’ and ‘nature’). Their belief in Christ was closer to the Judaic and Islamic tradition. That could be one reason why they accepted Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the true Prophet of God.“

Since when is Muhammad acceptd by Copts as a prophet?

http://tribune.com.pk/story/316014/copts-and-the-arab-spring/

 not sure why some muslims think this. I mean, sometimes I've seen monophysite to be used as a synonym for miaphysite, so if they mean monophysite as in miaphysite orthodox? than this conflicts with islamic beliefs just as much as dyophysite orthodox do. if they mean monophysite as in the accusation that the OO believe that Christ has only a single divine nature? Then this actually conflicts with islamic beliefs more than miaphysite orthodox/dyophysite orthodox. I mean, the islamic understanding of Jesus is that he's only human & 0% divinity. So if they mean monophysite as in the position that Jesus is only divinity & 0% human, than this should conflict with islamic beliefs more than a position that affirms Christs full humanity

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #546 on: December 29, 2017, 11:50:13 AM »
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Helwan church attack results in 9 deaths, 10 injuries

Nine people were killed and other ten injured in clashes after two armed militants attacked the Church of Saint Menas, in the suburban Cairo District of Helwan, said the Health Ministry’s official spokesperson Khalid Maghed.

Source and the rest of the text
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #547 on: July 24, 2018, 11:53:58 AM »
Thank You Salpy for posting this ~ A terrible situation that has been going on for far too long ~ our brothers and sisters are under attack daily ~ the world seems not to know ```

May God Love and Protect them ~ they are in such danger ```



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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #548 on: April 18, 2019, 09:10:35 AM »
I wrote this up a few days ago.....

Today (9th April) we commemorate the martyrdom of the 45 parishioners of the Palm Sunday bombings in both St George’s church in Tanta and St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria in 2017. The one martyr who stands out very much by far is the 22 yr old Bishoy al-Qommos – the son of Fr Daniel Maher. A video interview by the ME Sat channel reveals more information. His brother was also injured in the blast, but did not pass away.

Upon birth, Bishoy was weak, used to vomit and lose weight. However Archangel Michael worked a miracle with him and he recovered. He was a quiet child, committed to his studies, often coming first in his class. He loved the church, was devoted to service, loved Sunday School and memorized hymns. Before going to college, he used to wake up early to pray and to read the bible. During the Great Lent he used to do metanias.

On Thursdays, instead of going out with his friends, he preferred to visit his Sunday School children. He regularly communicated with the mothers of his children via what’s app in order to serve the children. Often he’s be heard telling his mum ‘Mum I am so upset that so and so of his Coptic college friends didn’t come to mass and have Communion”. Hence he would pray for them.

His father the priest reports, “He loved saints, heaven and contemporary saints” particularly Fr Samaan Anba Paul and enjoyed retreats at the monastery. Some time before his martydom, Bishoy told Fr Paula of St Mary’s church Ibiara (many say this priest is a saint), he wanted to be a monk. He loved his mother, helping in the housework, cleaning the dishes and the bathroom when he was home, which his mum would often find finished upon returning from work.

Whilst studying or doing anything at home, he’d always be seen holding a small cross. His desk was very organized and housed more than 10 small different icons. The wall his desk was in front of held a single poster of many saints combined, which he himself elaborately designed. Each day, he was fond of being aware of the saint that was commemorated.

Throughout the entire interview, his father and mother speak proudly, joyfully and gratefully about their son and his martyrdom and not one tear is shed. Thus they have great faith, humility and submission to the will of God. Many report miracles occurring with them through the intercession of Bishoy.

Find the interview from which I transcribed this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjS7eOXHJmY&list=PLC58lNunv4hXbOd6c7DO2FDqR36pJNhHG&index=42

Find a nice hymn about him here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNR_JX-4yJBE-kLM2QXuiKA/playlists.


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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #549 on: April 18, 2019, 12:16:53 PM »

Նման հավատք ~ Such faith ```
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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #550 on: April 19, 2019, 12:12:59 AM »
I wrote this up a few days ago.....

Today (9th April) we commemorate the martyrdom of the 45 parishioners of the Palm Sunday bombings in both St George’s church in Tanta and St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria in 2017. The one martyr who stands out very much by far is the 22 yr old Bishoy al-Qommos – the son of Fr Daniel Maher. A video interview by the ME Sat channel reveals more information. His brother was also injured in the blast, but did not pass away.

Upon birth, Bishoy was weak, used to vomit and lose weight. However Archangel Michael worked a miracle with him and he recovered. He was a quiet child, committed to his studies, often coming first in his class. He loved the church, was devoted to service, loved Sunday School and memorized hymns. Before going to college, he used to wake up early to pray and to read the bible. During the Great Lent he used to do metanias.

On Thursdays, instead of going out with his friends, he preferred to visit his Sunday School children. He regularly communicated with the mothers of his children via what’s app in order to serve the children. Often he’s be heard telling his mum ‘Mum I am so upset that so and so of his Coptic college friends didn’t come to mass and have Communion”. Hence he would pray for them.

His father the priest reports, “He loved saints, heaven and contemporary saints” particularly Fr Samaan Anba Paul and enjoyed retreats at the monastery. Some time before his martydom, Bishoy told Fr Paula of St Mary’s church Ibiara (many say this priest is a saint), he wanted to be a monk. He loved his mother, helping in the housework, cleaning the dishes and the bathroom when he was home, which his mum would often find finished upon returning from work.

Whilst studying or doing anything at home, he’d always be seen holding a small cross. His desk was very organized and housed more than 10 small different icons. The wall his desk was in front of held a single poster of many saints combined, which he himself elaborately designed. Each day, he was fond of being aware of the saint that was commemorated.

Throughout the entire interview, his father and mother speak proudly, joyfully and gratefully about their son and his martyrdom and not one tear is shed. Thus they have great faith, humility and submission to the will of God. Many report miracles occurring with them through the intercession of Bishoy.

Find the interview from which I transcribed this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjS7eOXHJmY&list=PLC58lNunv4hXbOd6c7DO2FDqR36pJNhHG&index=42

Find a nice hymn about him here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNR_JX-4yJBE-kLM2QXuiKA/playlists.



Are there any icons yet for these saints like those of the Coptic Orthodox martyrs in Libya?  (and the Ethiopians, who were likewise slaughtered by ISIL).

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Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Reply #551 on: May 05, 2019, 05:24:24 AM »
I dont know havent found any. But this is nice too: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10wd1VzdUzZberrkoDyXnuUHslH1nF1VZ - of all the martyrs from the palm sunday bombings.
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