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86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:36:36 PM »
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/isis.abducts.dozens.of.eritrean.christians.in.libya/55688.htm

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As Islamic State tightens its grip on Libya, 86 Eritrean Christians have reportedly been kidnapped in the country.

Human rights activist Meron Estefanos said that the Christians were migrants, the majority of them from city of Adi Keih, and were trying to make their way to Europe. Of the 86, a number were children and at least 12 were women. They were taken in a dawn raid on June 3 while travelling in a truck to Libyan capital, Tripoli.


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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 09:40:40 PM »
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 09:44:08 PM »
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Psalm 35

Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
    fight against those who fight against me!
2 Take hold of shield and buckler,
    and rise for my help!
3 Draw the spear and javelin
    against my pursuers!
Say to my soul,
    “I am your deliverance!”
4 Let them be put to shame and dishonor
    who seek after my life!
Let them be turned back and confounded
    who devise evil against me!
5 Let them be like chaff before the wind,
    with the angel of the Lord driving them on!
6 Let their way be dark and slippery,
    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them!
7 For without cause they hid their net for me;
    without cause they dug a pit for my life.
8 Let ruin come upon them unawares!
And let the net which they hid ensnare them;
    let them fall therein to ruin!
9 Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord,
    exulting in his deliverance.

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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 09:51:09 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2015, 10:59:14 PM »
Kyrie eleison.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Who Wast Crucified For Us,
Have Mercy on Us.
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 11:11:57 PM »
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 11:21:30 PM »
So that I can pray for them according to their customs or reflecting on their plight, has anone any photos of Eritrean churches, uniquely Eritrean icons or any uniquely Eritrean prayers?  Or should I follow Ethiopian customs?  Would it be appropriate to pray the Jesus prayer with them as the subject, begging for their salvation?
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2015, 12:19:32 AM »
Just pray for them
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2015, 01:43:39 PM »
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2015, 03:27:20 PM »
Lord, have mercy!!!

I am currently teaching a group of Eritrean Catholics (Priests, Brothers, and a Nun) through Holy Apostles College. They are all located in Africa. Please keep them in your prayers as well.
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2015, 07:25:55 PM »
Just pray for them

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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2015, 07:42:13 PM »
Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the aged and the young, the poor and the orphans and widows, and those in sickness and sorrow, misfortune and tribulation, those in difficult circumstances and in captivity, in prisons and dungeons, and especially those of Thy servants that are persecuted for Thy sake and the Orthodox Faith by godless peoples, by apostates, and by heretics; and remember them, visit, strengthen, comfort, and by Thy power quickly grant them relief, freedom, and deliverance.
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2015, 01:12:42 AM »
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2015, 01:16:14 AM »
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
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Re: 86 Eritrean Christians kidnapped by ISIS
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2015, 03:07:59 AM »
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