Skip to comments.Massachusetts Town Becomes Refuge for Fleeing Egyptian Christians
Posted on 04/29/2013 4:43:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
(JNS.org) A small Massachusetts town has become a growing refuge for Egyptian Christians fleeing persecution in their homeland.
Milford, located approximately 40 miles from Boston, has been drawing increasing numbers of Christians from Egypt, bolstering an existing community of Egyptians who settled in the area in the 1980s and founded St. Marks Church in nearby Natick, Mass.
Milford is one of the most famous cities that has a lot of Egyptians, Maged Saad told the Boston Globe. It is just by luck. We have no experience in USA, but we just asked one friend. He is here also.
As a result, a new church service began in January called the El-Horya (Freedom) Meeting, a satellite service of the Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church of West Roxbury in Boston, which attracted 40-50 local Egyptians.
Every few weeks we see a new family coming over, Michael Habib, 32, one of the three men organizing the services, told the Boston Globe. Thats why we built a good community in Milford.
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out of the frying pan into the fire ~ Christians should avoid Massachusetts ~ plenty of other nicer and safer places to go.
That used to be my church in Natick (Wellesley Park Assembly of God) and the congregation got too large and had to move, so the building became St. Mark’s Coptic church.
That was 30 years ago. My heart is touched that it is now a refuge for Egyptian Christians.
(WOW, Blast from the past!)
Like us, many have migrated from Taxachusetts over the years.
I’m just happy to hear that some Coptic Christians are finding refuge in the USA. We need more of them and less Muslims. I was afraid Obama would shut them out.