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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Condemning New Year's Attack at al-Qideseen Coptic Church

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In response to the tragic terrorist attack against Coptic Orthodox Christians at al-Qideseen Church in Alexandria during New Year’s Eve prayers, the United States Senate has passed Senate Resolution 22. According to its sponsor, Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), the resolution “condemns the New Year’s Day attack; calls on Mubarak to identify, locate, and prosecute [...]

Three-Day Period of Fasting and Prayer for Egypt

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In response to the tragic events in our homeland of Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox bishops of North America have declared January 31-February 2, 2011 as a period of fasting and prayer. During these three days, we are to observe strict abstinence as any Wednesday or Friday. In addition, many churches will offer the celebration of [...]

Candlelight Vigil on 1/11/11 – "We are One"

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On January 11, 2011, parishioners from the Diocese of Los Angeles will participate in a candlelight vigil outside the Los Angeles Federal Building at 17000 Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. From the flyer: This peaceful demonstration is in response to the violence that has occurred against our brothers and [...]

Pope Shenouda III Receives Condolences from WCC Delegation

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On Saturday, January 8, 2011, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III received the Reverend Dr. Olav Fykse Tvelt, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and other visitors from the organization’s Geneva offices to offer personal condolences in response to the New Year’s Eve terrorist attack on the Saints’ Coptic Orthodox Church in [...]

Russian Orthodox Church Expresses Her Solidarity with the Copts

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His Holiness Pope Shenouda III received two warm letters from the His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the Chairman of the Department of External Relations within the Russian Orthodox Church expressing the solidarity of the latter with Copts worldwide after the heinous New Year’s Eve terrorist attack at the Saints’ Church in Alexandria that [...]

Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange Expresses Solidarity with Coptic Christians

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His Grace Bishop Serapion received a warm letter from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Orange, the Most Reverend Tod D. Brown, expressing solidarity with Coptic Christians worldwide over the inhuman terrorist attack on the Saints’ Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt on January 1, 2011. His Grace Bishop Brown communicated to the Coptic community the [...]

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Condemns Alexandria Massacre and Calls for Action

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In the latest in a series of acts of solidarity with the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) has issued a statement condemning the New Year’s day terrorist attack on the Saints’ Church in Alexandria, Egypt, which left at least 25 [...]

Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Zakka I Iwas Denounces Alexandria Terrorist Attack

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His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Syriac Orthodox and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church denounced on Sunday the terrorist attack that targeted a church in Alexandria, resulting in dozens of casualties and injuries. In a cable to Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria [...]

National Council of Churches Condemns Alexandria Terrorist Attack along with Islamic and Jewish Leaders

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Today, the National Council of Churches (NCC) issued a powerful condemnation of the recent terrorist attack that murdered at least 26 Coptic Orthodox worshippers and injured scores more outside The Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, the General Secretary of the NCC, said, “The perpetrators of this outrage are apparently so blinded by hatred [...]

Statement of His Grace Bishop Serapion Concerning the 1/1/11 Alexandria Terrorist Attack

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Our beloved children of the Church Blessings and peace with you all,  Wishing you all a blessed and happy new year. As we are continuing to witness the repercussions of the terrorist attack on the Saints Church of Alexandria, that claimed the life of tens of martyrs and left tens more wounded; with an overwhelming [...]

Pope Benedict XVI Urges Christians Worldwide to Remain Strong

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The Roman pontiff Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians to remain strong in the face of intolerance and violence in the hours following the senseless and brutal attack on innocent Christians leaving The Saints Coptic Orthodox Church after a Divine Liturgy for the New Year. The pope condemned a widening campaign against Christians in the Middle [...]

WCC Condemns 1/1/11 Attack on The Saints Church in Alexandria

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The World Council of Churches issued a condemnation of the inhuman attack on innocent worshippers in The Saints Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt in which a bomb was detonated at the conclusion of the New Year’s Divine Liturgy at midnight, killing at least 21 people and injuring at least 80. From the press release: [...]