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Historic Sinai monastery criticized as threat to Egyptís security
CWN ^ | 4/2/2014

Posted on 04/03/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by markomalley

A retired Egyptian general has accused a historic monastery of being a threat to national security, and a Salafist weekly newspaper alleged that the monastery collaborates with Israeli intelligence officials, according to the Egyptian weekly Watani and the Fides news agency.

Saint Catherine’s Monastery, now Eastern Orthodox, was built by the Emperor Justinian in the sixth century and is located at the foot of Mount Sinai. It stands accused of being a beachhead of Greece and the European Union on Egyptian territory.

“It is weird that our monks, and there are no more than 37 of us, would be accused of threatening Egyptian national security,” said Archbishop Damianos I of Mount Sinai and Raithu, according to Watani. ““It is ridiculous that Saint Catherine’s has been accused of building ‘settlements’ occupied by foreigners. The only ‘settlements’ in the town of Katreen constitute a housing project built by the town council.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Egypt; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Russia
KEYWORDS: egypt; exodus; godsgravesglyphs; greece; israel; moses; mountsinai; oyunmoussa; rop; russia; sinai; stcatherines

1 posted on 04/03/2014 6:52:40 PM PDT by markomalley
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Orthodox Ping!

Save Thy people, O Lord,
and bless Thine inheritance.
Grant victory to Thy Church over her enemies,
and protect Thy people by Thy Holy Cross!

2 posted on 04/03/2014 7:01:14 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: markomalley

One of the worst mistakes ( when Israel let Jimmy shove her out of Sinai). Let’s hope the islamonazis back off from threatening the monastery ! It’s been there since even before the murderer /child- raper


3 posted on 04/03/2014 7:14:47 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: markomalley
It stands accused of being a beachhead of Greece ... on Egyptian territory.

The country of Greece being a military powerhouse poised to recreate the empire of Alexander the Great.

4 posted on 04/03/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: faithhopecharity
St John Climacus, a seventh century monk, was the abbot at St Catherine's. It is situated at the alleged site of the burning bush in which God encountered Moses and gave the Ten Commandments.

It is the oldest existing monastery in the Christian world, going back to the earliest days of the faith. No doubt the Evil One would, love to see it shuttered and its monks dispersed or killed.

5 posted on 04/03/2014 7:39:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley

Saint Catherine’s Monastery and its religious community have been in that part of Egypt long before the false prophet called Mohammed was born, let alone saying he had a revelation from God. Leave the brothers who pray to the true God alone you Devil Islamists.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 7:49:13 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: RicocheT

Amen.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 8:02:25 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: markomalley
Historic Sinai monastery criticized as threat to Egypt’s security

So then, this means that its either time to raze the ancient monastery into dust or turn it into a mosque. Right?

8 posted on 04/03/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: markomalley

About the oldest tourist trap in the world! It’d be a shame to lose it!


9 posted on 04/03/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: lightman

An attack on the Oriental Church of the Copts is an attack on all us Christians


10 posted on 04/03/2014 9:12:06 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: RicocheT

Egypts new friend, Valdimire Putin, might not like—or permit—Othodox Monks to be threatened. They better think twice before they try something—Putin will not just stand by like Obama.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 9:34:06 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: markomalley

http://st-katherine.net/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=65

Prophet Muhammad’s Charter of Priviliges to Christians

Letter to the Monks of St. Catherine Monastery


12 posted on 04/03/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Cronos

Amen.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 6:26:52 AM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Putin won't do squat if he thinks it's to his advantage with the Egyptian military.

He was perfectly happy as a KGB agent to see the Russian Orthodox Church turned into a whore for the Soviet Union, and I suspect he's more than happy to see it resume that role for his rule.

14 posted on 04/04/2014 6:27:38 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: hinckley buzzard
The timing of this attack just "happens" to come during the week of Orthodox Great Lent which began (March 30) with the Sunday of St. John Climacus.

His "Ladder of Divine Ascents" is a spiritual classic, good Lenten reading for all Christians.

http://orthodoxwiki.org/The_Ladder_of_Divine_Ascent

15 posted on 04/04/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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Thanks markomalley.

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