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April 9, 2017

Between joy and sadness: Hail New Martyrs!

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed′nego answered the king, “O Nebuchadnez′zar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.[a] 18 But if not, be … Continue reading Between joy and sadness: Hail New Martyrs! →

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October 13, 2015

Let the Deacons Respond!

The Divine Liturgy is the most important activity in our Orthodox Christian lives. It is the time when the people of God, the ekklesia, stand before Him in reverence, worship Him and entreat His mercy, and receive Communion with Him for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Because of its importance, any changes to the Divine Liturgy must be studied with caution. I feel we are at the cusp of such a change relating – …

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March 5, 2014

Egypt's Young Coptic Christians Energized to Fight for Civil Rights – AINA

CrossmapEgypt’s Young Coptic Christians Energized to Fight for Civil RightsAINAThe group, formed to fight for civil rights, rejects the mostly passive role Christian Copts played before the revolution, when the church’s patriarch served as proxy for the Coptic community in all matters political. It targets younger people — a …Open season on Christians in LibyaThe CommentatorWhy So Many Christians Killed or Under Persecution in the World ,Will …Crossmapall 7 news articles »

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March 3, 2014

New Regulations for Choosing the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch

I. An Historical Session The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, agreed on new regulations for electing the Pope, who is the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Apostle, the Archbishop of Alexandria, and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church worldwide. In a special session that lasted seven hours, the Holy Synod voted on the following regulations which were presented by the – …

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March 2, 2014

Murder of 7 Coptic Egyptians in Libya met with indifference – FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24Murder of 7 Coptic Egyptians in Libya met with indifferenceFRANCE 24Seven Egyptian nationals, stone masons by trade and Coptic Christians, were executed Sunday in Benghazi. The city, which was the cradle of the Libyan revolution, is sinking ever deeper into chaos. The crime, which was likely committed for religious …Coptic Christians killed ‘execution style’ in LibyaChristianTodayCoptic Solidarity Condemns Inadequate Response to Murder of 7 Copts in LibyaCanada Free PressCoptic Orthodox Church condemns killing of Egyptians – …

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