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Offline RehamG

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« on: August 14, 2013, 06:11:04 PM »
Lord have mercy! My fiance is telling me that over 15 churches in Egypt have been burned down or ruined in the last day and a half, and many people killed.  :'(
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Re: Egypt
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 08:18:33 PM »
Yes, it is a horrible situation.  Lord have mercy on our Egyptian Christian brethren!

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 09:02:20 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your children.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 09:13:05 PM »
Σῶσον Κύριε τὸν λαόν σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεύσι, κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος, καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων, διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα.

The word barbarians is particularly apt.

Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

 

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Re: Egypt
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 10:00:50 PM »
Lord have mercy! on Egypt!

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Re: Egypt
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 10:16:51 PM »
Lord, Have Mercy!

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Re: Egypt
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 11:39:08 PM »
Lord, have mercy!!!
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Re: Egypt
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 12:21:50 AM »
My prayers that God may grant them peace and shelter to avoid disturbances of evil and cosmic war. Through prayer the spiritual level war is won, and so is the cosmic war aswell.

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Re: Egypt
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 05:32:00 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Egypt
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 05:18:48 PM »
Lord have mercy

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Re: Egypt
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 08:28:17 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Any updates?
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Re: Egypt
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2013, 08:41:20 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Any updates?

He left the country, and is in UAE now thankfully. Things are somewhat calmed down there compared to before...for now.
"A humble man who lives a spiritual life, when he reads the Holy Scriptures, will relate all things to himself and not to others.”

– St. Mark the Ascetic, Sermon, 1.6