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Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« on: December 09, 2004, 07:09:13 PM »

From another Orthodox site -


I am writing to request once more sincere prayers as *Christians* for the Coptic Orthodox Church of
Egypt.

The wife of one of our priests was abducted by Muslim extremists, and allegedly, was forced to convert to Islam. We do not know about the conversion aspect, but that she was abducted is ascertained. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, has called on all Copts to pray for the peace of the Church and to extend their fast during this Holy Fast of Advent. Middle Eastern media are the only media so far allowed at protest sites, and are reporting the news as a willing conversion by the woman, and that our protests are merely at our anger over her conversion.

In the event that the woman was actually forced to convert to Islam, if she is released and returned to her family, her life will be in danger for "Apostasy".

We pray that God restore peace in the Church, and to teach us how to continue to bear the Cross in love, faith, and hope.

Agape,
Mena (was Wak-Wak or Mina Rizkalla on this group before)
Amen, maranatha!
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." (Psalm 126:5)
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transgression at all times before God, and he must expect
temptation until the end." - Abba Antony

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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 08:02:16 PM »
Will this plague (Islam) never end?  

Lord, have mercy.
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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 09:52:10 PM »
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Lord, have mercy!
hmmmm...

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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 10:13:04 PM »
Seems like we get some bit of news like this from Egypt every month.  :-  Lord have mercy.
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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 12:19:12 AM »

Prayers indeed.
I saw this late yesterday and thought, "Will this ever end?"
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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004, 02:30:21 AM »
This is truly shocking and horrible news. I will most definitely remember our Coptic Orthodox brothers and sisters in prayer.

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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2004, 01:31:32 PM »
We appreciate your prayers and compassion. Please remember our sisters and brothers in your prayers.
In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. (Isaiah 19:19)

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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004, 04:17:56 PM »
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Our brothers and sisters are in our prayer.
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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004, 04:52:43 PM »
Prayers, many many prayers.
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Re:Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2004, 09:56:50 AM »
Epchoice nai nan... Lord have mercy.

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Re: Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2004, 09:47:42 AM »
I don't even know what to say anymore, this sickens and saddens me so much.  May God preserve His Church and help this woman and her family.  How long will this be allowed this to go on?  So much for the "religion of peace".
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Re: Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2004, 04:18:54 PM »
+Irini nem ehmot

Hey there, I posted that message over at another board. We do appreciate all your prayers, there is news that things are improving, but nothing is being said with certainty until the Church makes a statement and the woman herself is safe.

Please continue to pray.
Agape,
         Fortunatus
Amen, maranatha!
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Re: Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2004, 07:59:16 PM »
+Irini nem ehmot

Just an update...

There was a press conference this morning from some of our highest ranking Bishops. For those of you who can understand Arabic, here is the site: http://www.coptichymns.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sermons&file=index&q=f&f=%2FArabic

Prayers...
Agape,
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Amen, maranatha!
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Re: Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2004, 08:43:47 PM »
@The Coptic Orthodox Church
Ye'varechecha Adonai v'yishmerecha: Ya'er Adonai panav eleicha vihuneca: Yisah Adonai panav eleicha v'yasem l'cha shalom.
O God be merciful to me a sinner. You, O Lord who created me, have mercy on me. I have sinned without number,O Lord, have mercy on me and forgive me, a sinner.

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Re: Prayers Needed For The Coptic Orthodox Church
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2004, 03:40:11 PM »
Meena, tislam.

I am listening to some of it now, but the audio quality is bad; I'm having trouble hearing what Say'yednal Mutraan is saying.

I'm downloading this anyway for later.

Thank you, and please, Mina, send this board any new information and links you obtain as time passes.

In IC XC
Samer