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Posted on 03/13/2012 8:25:53 AM PDT by Salvation
THE POSITION OF THE CHURCH - APPROVED
The Official Statement from the Papal Residence in Cairo on the Apparition of Saint Mary in the Zeitoun Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt
Since the evening of Tuesday April 2, 1968 (the 24th of Bramhat, 1684 A.M.), the apparitions of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary, Mother of Light, have continued in the Coptic Orthodox Church named after Her in Zeitoun, Cairo.
The apparitions occurred on many different nights and are continuing in different forms. The Holy Virgin Saint Mary appeared sometimes in full form and sometimes in a bust, surrounded with a halo of shining light. She was seen at times on the openings of the domes on the roof of the church, and at other times outside the domes, moving and walking on the roof of the church and over the domes. When She knelt in reverence in front of the cross, the cross shone with bright light. Waving Her blessed hands and nodding Her holy head, She blessed the people who gathered to observe the miracle. She appeared sometimes in the form of a body like a very bright cloud, and sometimes as a figure of light preceded with heavenly bodies shaped like doves moving at high speeds. The apparitions continued for long periods, up to 2 hours and 15 minutes as in the dawn of Tuesday April 30, 1968 (the 22nd of Barmouda, 1684 A.M.), when She appeared continuously from 2:45 am till 5:00 am.
Thousands of people from different denominations and religions, Egyptians and foreign visitors, clergy and scientists, from different classes and professions, all observed the apparitions. The description of each apparition as of the time, location and configuration was identically witnessed by all people, which makes this apparition unique and sublime.
Two important aspects accompanied these apparitions: The first is an incredible revival of the faith in God, the other world and the saints, leading to repentance and conversion of many who strayed away from the faith. The second are the numerous miracles of healing which were verified by many physicians to be miraculous in nature.
The Papal Residence has thoroughly investigated the apparitions and gathered information by way of committees of clergy who have also witnessed the apparitions by themselves and recorded everything in reports presented to His Holiness Pope Kyrillos VI.
By issuing this statement, the Papal Residence declares, with full faith and great joy and humility of a thankful heart, that the Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of Light, appeared in clear forms on many different nights, for periods of variable length, lasting on occasions more than 2 continuous hours, starting on the eve of Tuesday April 2, 1968 (the 24th of Bramhat, 1684 A.M.) and up till now (the date of the report) in the Coptic Orthodox Church named after Her in Zeitoun, Cairo. It is historically proven that the location of this church in Tumanbay street, in Zeitoun quarter, on the way to El-Matarya, Cairo, is on the path taken by the Holy Family when visiting Egypt.
May God make this miracle a symbol of peace for the world, and a blessing for our nation as it has been prophesized: "Blessed be Egypt My people."
Saturday May 4, 1968
Barmouda 26, 1684 A.M.
Papal Residence in Cairo
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May the Most Holy Theotokos protect the Coptic Christians of Egypt!
im amazed at how few folks outside of catholics, know about this apparition....
May Our Lady watch over and help the Coptic Christians of Egypt in these difficult times, and all of those Christians who face suffering and persecution under Muslim rule.
There was a similar apparition at a Coptic church in Egypt recently, too.
It is just one of several amazing experiences he relates in this book, which I am rereading this Lent. Catholic and Orthodox will enjoy this journey amongst the Desert Fathers.
Was it Our Lady of Zeitoun or another apparition?
Thanks for the recommendation.
Here’s a link to the YouTube videos: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UXvNzDj5tAA
The location was Waraq, Egypt.
The mention of Rev. Dr. Ibrahim Said’s remark disqualifies this thread for a caucus.
If only America would humble itself on its knees before God, and ask for His Help, would could have an overnight transformation. “No one stands as tall as a Christian on their knees.”
Nevertheless, Rev. Said confirmed the report. Rare, but nevertheless, appearing.
**. Rev. Dr. Ibrahim Said, head of all Protestant Evangelical Ministries in Egypt at the time of the apparitions, affirmed that the apparitions were true.**
**No one stands as tall as a Christian on their knees.**
Thank you : )