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8 Posts tagged Martyrdom

October 3, 2015

Cyprian, Justina, and our Relationship with Evil

At the end of the month of October every year, many Americans celebrate Halloween, a holiday that is oftentimes associated with the dead and the powers of darkness. There are, of course, defenders of Halloween who claim that it is fundamentally a whole …

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July 29, 2015

Young Women and St. Marina

Today, the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Marina the Holy Martyr of Antioch, a wonderful role model especially for young women. She was raised as an unbeliever by her parents until her mother died. Afterwards, she believed in ou …

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February 24, 2015

Updated List of the Names of the New Martyrs of Libya

Fr. Moses Samaan

Below, please find the most recent list of names of the 21 New Martyrs of Libya for use in prayers and publications. Milad Makeen Zaky Abanub Ayad Atiya Maged Soliman Shehata Youssef Shukry Younan Kirollos Boshra Fawzy Bishoy Astafanous Kamel Samuel As …

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February 15, 2015

A Statement on the Martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya

Fr. Moses Samaan

His Grace Bishop Serapion, along with the clergy and laity of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, offers prayers, condolences, and sympathy to the families of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya who received the crown of eternal life on February 13, …

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April 10, 2013

Statement of the Holy Clergy Synod in Response to the Recent Violence against Copts

Fr. Moses Samaan

On Thursday, April 8, 2013, under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Serapion, the Diocese Holy Clergy Synod gathered to explicitly condemn the recent violence against Copts in Egypt that led to the martyrdom of at least five innocent Coptic Christians. …

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September 14, 2010

The Martyr Portrays the Icon of the Resurrection

During these blessed and joyous weeks, we celebrate the The Feast of Nairouz and the beginning of another Coptic New Year. The Church chose the beginning of the reign of Emperor Diocletian in 284 A.D. to mark the beginning of the Church Calendar, becau …

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April 9, 2009

Who is the Martyr?

In the Christian understanding, a martyr is the person, who is killed, because of his faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw this happen in Abu Korkas, where some Moslem extremists entered the church and killed the worshippers. Despite the fact that th …

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April 9, 2009

On Martyrdom

Fr. Moses Samaan

A selection from St. Ignatius’s Epistle to the Romans For it is not my desire to act towards you as a man-pleaser, but as pleasing God, even as also you please Him…For if you are silent concerning me, I shall become God’s; but if you show your love t …

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