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Offline Marat

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Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« on: October 12, 2006, 03:50:37 PM »
MOSUL, Iraq Relatives of an Orthodox priest who was kidnapped and found beheaded three days later said Thursday that his captors had demanded his church condemn the pope's recent comments about Islam and pay a US$350,000 (€280,000) ransom.

more at this link

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/12/africa/ME_GEN_Iraq_Beheaded_Priest.php

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=7463

I don't know what to say.
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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 04:04:10 PM »
"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
(Matthew 5:10-12)


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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 04:12:18 PM »
Eternal be his memory!

I believe, though, this is the same priest discussed in this thread on the Oriental Orthodox board:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9922.msg134618.html#new
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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 04:25:45 PM »
Eternal be his memory!

I believe, though, this is the same priest discussed in this thread on the Oriental Orthodox board:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9922.msg134618.html#new


Whoops.. didn't mean to duplicate. It was posted on a Catholic board and I didn't see it here in the news section so I posted it.

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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 05:22:57 PM »
Go forth, O Christian soul, out of this world, in the name of God the FAther almighty, Who created thee; in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, Who suffered for thee; in the name of the Holy Ghost, Who sanctified thee; in the name of the holy and glorious Mary, Virgin and Mother of Godl in the name of the Angels, Archangels, Thrones, and Dominations, Cherubim and Seraphim; in the name of the Patriarchs and Prophets, of the holy Apostles and Evangelists, of the holy Martyrs, Confessors, Monks, and Hermits, of the holy Virgins, and of all the Saints of God; may thy place be this day in peace, and thine abode in holy Sion. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006, 09:48:48 PM »
I'm too disgusted to give a rational response.

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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006, 03:23:05 AM »
Dear God.

Lord, have mercy. 

May his memory be eternal.
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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 02:50:06 AM »
May his memory be eternal, a new martyr of our Church.

It seems like the Pope's comment is correct, though!
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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006, 03:41:54 PM »
"You're violent."

"No were not! We kill you!" *Insert Arab Battle cry with a scimitar*




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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2006, 08:12:43 AM »
MOSUL, Iraq Relatives of an Orthodox priest who was kidnapped and found beheaded three days later said Thursday that his captors had demanded his church condemn the pope's recent comments about Islam and pay a US$350,000 (€280,000) ransom.

That priest was not Orthodox but Monophysite as he was attached to the Jacobite Church.

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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2006, 09:23:10 AM »
That priest was not Orthodox but Monophysite as he was attached to the Jacobite Church.


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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2006, 09:27:01 AM »
Just the Muslims being true to their faith. These are the same folks that have the Serbs backed against the walls in Kosovo.

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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 10:12:15 AM »
Lord Have Mercy an May His Memory be Eternal.

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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 02:55:26 PM »
May his memory be eternal!
Save us o' Son of God, who art risen from the dead, as we sing to thee Alleluia!

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Re: Orthodox priest killed in Iraq
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2006, 11:27:39 AM »
What deeply spiritual people his killers must be.  So wounded were they by the Popes remarks that only a ransom would have given them spiritual comfort.