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Egypt: Coptic church cancels Sunday mass for 1st time in 1,600 years
Times of Israel ^ | 8/19/13 | Michal Shmulovich

Posted on 08/19/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT by Nachum

Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Mass for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services.

"We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Degla, just south of Minya, told the al-Masry al-Youm daily.

He said supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi destroyed the monastery, which includes three churches, one of which is an archaeological site. “One of the extremists wrote on the monastery’s wall, ‘donate [this] to the martyrs’ mosque,’” Lotfy added.

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1 posted on 08/19/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 08/19/2013 8:09:35 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

Very sad/ You’re in my prayers, my brothers and sisters. :(


3 posted on 08/19/2013 8:09:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Nachum

Very sad/ You’re in my prayers, my brothers and sisters. :(


4 posted on 08/19/2013 8:09:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Nachum

I shall pray for the congregation. I have a close friend here that grew up in Egypt and who is a coptic Christian. I have been well aware for sometime how serious this has been. Part of me is glad it is coming to a head. The world needs to see and hear all that is happening to the Christians in Egypt. Many prayers up for the Christians in Egypt and worldwide.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 8:12:01 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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Thanks Nachum. Additional.

Minya Churches Cancel Second Mass for First Time in 1,600 Years [Egypt]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/3056493/posts


6 posted on 08/19/2013 8:26:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Thanks Nachum.

7 posted on 08/19/2013 8:26:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: GOP Poet
Many prayers up for the Christians in Egypt and worldwide.

Amen.

8 posted on 08/19/2013 8:28:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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makes our simple hardships seem trite....

God bless these people...

9 posted on 08/19/2013 8:32:20 PM PDT by cherry
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personally, I would like all the Coptic Christians to come here, by the tens of thousands....maybe we can have a spiritual revival....


10 posted on 08/19/2013 8:33:39 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Nachum

Well, that’s that. They had a good run while they lasted. Sad nobody supported them.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 8:44:52 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

12 posted on 08/19/2013 9:23:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum

The article doesn’t back up the claim of the headline. I was expecting to see something like “the last missed Mass was on June 23, 413,” or something. It would have been interesting to see some information about their record-keeping that lets them make this claim.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 9:54:28 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: Nachum

Hmmmmmmm. No Jews around to kill, let’s go find the Christians! Hmmmmm, not many of them around, let’s go kill a Sunni (if you’re a Shiite) or a Shiite (if your’e a Sunni). Gotta kill or burn something!


14 posted on 08/19/2013 9:57:01 PM PDT by Netz
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We in the Christian Communities of America need to pray for our brothers in Christ. We should be sending money—donations to the Coptic Orthodox Church—BLESS program to help them pay to rebuild and bury their dead. The fanatics are burning all Christian Churches including Roman Catholic, and Prostestant.
The mask of Satan his gone from the face of these terrible men. Pray that the Brotherhood is banned and peace restored to this ancient land.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 10:06:32 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Netz

Don’t forget that the nearest bunch of Jews are all armed to the teeth. Much easier to kill unarmed Christians.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 10:11:07 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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Wonder how long it will be before we see this in America?


17 posted on 08/19/2013 10:39:09 PM PDT by garjog (This message monitored by the IRS and the NSA to improve customer service. Thank you.)
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To: Nachum
The nearest bunch of Jews enjoyed 30 years of calm on the Sinai border under Sadat and Mubarak. All that's gone now and it's a good thing those Jews built a serious fence all along the Egyptian border, just in time.

The last time a commandeered (by Jihadists) armored vehicle broke through the barrier, an Israeli Apache tracked it for a mile and then let lose with a very destructive munition.
The Muslim/Arabs always learn the hard way.

18 posted on 08/20/2013 12:13:17 AM PDT by Netz
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OMG....the Church has been there for 1,600 years.....there is a MASS EVERY SUNDAY in a Church.......geesh.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 2:47:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

The last time they canceled a Mass was over a hundred years before Mohammad showed up...


20 posted on 08/20/2013 6:12:51 AM PDT by Gritty (This war against Islamism is being lost because it cannot even be acknowledged- Mark Steyn)
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...and it's a good thing those Jews built a serious fence all along the Egyptian border, just in time.

They could see this coming from miles away.

21 posted on 08/20/2013 8:23:03 AM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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In a statement Saturday, the Coptic Pope Tawadros II, said the Muslim Brotherhood was fomenting sectarian clashes around Egypt. The pope has reportedly been in hiding since rioters began targeting the minority group.

Catholic Prayer ping!

22 posted on 08/20/2013 10:46:26 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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btt


23 posted on 08/20/2013 10:48:06 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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It’s really sad to see this all happening to the Christians. They are in dire need of our prayer support and all other support we can give.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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OH MAN that tell you alot NYER

After how many years Egypt unstablity force Coptic Christan leaders cancel services


25 posted on 08/20/2013 11:42:02 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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