October 13, 2011

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III Addresses Copts around the World on the Massacre of Copts in Maspero

Before the Pope began his weekly sermon, he gave his condolences to the congregation for the Maspiro Martyrs. “Those that protested peacefully without bearing arms”, he continued referring to those who were killed, “walked from Shubra to Maspiro in the open, without weapons, full of courage.” The crowd responded loudly with chants saying “Raise your head up, you are Coptic”, a slogan that has become popular during Coptic protests. He confirmed 24 dead and over – …

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October 13, 2011

Copts Mourn Innocent Christians Killed By Egyptian Army

LOS ANGELES – Deeply grieved by the slaughter of innocent Coptic Christian protesters by Egyptian army tanks that plowed through crowds near Shubra (Maspero) last weekend, the Copts of Los Angeles invite Christians worldwide to advocate for a peaceful Egypt by joining them in three days of prayer and fasting that began Tuesday, Oct. 11. Following prayer and fasting, the Coptic Orthodox Christian Diocese of Los Angeles is participating in a peaceful demonstration 2-4 p.m. – …

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October 13, 2011

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Expresses Sincere Support for the Coptic Christians of Egypt

NEW YORK – At the Fall 2011 meet­ing of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Ortho­dox Arch­dio­cese of Amer­ica, the Most Rev­erend Mem­bers of the Holy Synod unan­i­mously adopted the fol­low­ing statement: “On behalf of the faith­ful Clergy and Laity of the Greek Ortho­dox Arch­dio­cese of Amer­ica, we, the Mem­bers of the Holy Eparchial Synod, cog­nizant of our respon­si­bil­ity to speak the truth in love, hereby state and declare our sin­cere sup­port for the pious Cop­tic – …

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October 13, 2011

Statement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the Egyptian Military's Massacre of Copts

The Russian Orthodox Church has followed the developments in Egypt with concern and bitterness. Blood has been spilt and Christian churches have been destroyed again. There is another manifestation of growing intolerance towards Christians and their legal and physical vulnerability in the Egyptian society. Our Church knows from her recent history what the suffering of innocent people and destruction of churches are. We raise our voice in defence of our Egyptian brothers in faith and – …

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October 10, 2011

Peaceful Demonstration and Protest in Los Angeles Scheduled for Sunday, October 16

In response to the recent tragic events at Maspiro on October 9, 2011, in which several Copts were killed and scores more injured, various Coptic organizations are planning to stage a peaceful demonstration and protest in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 16 after the Divine Liturgies in our parish churches. Details What: Peaceful Demonstration and Protest in Response to Violence against Copts Why: To raise awareness of the plight – …

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October 10, 2011

Press Release of California Copts Association on the October 9, 2011 Massacre of Copts

Over 100,000 Coptic Egyptian Christians gathered in peaceful protest and to stage a sit-in outside the Egyptian state television building along the Nile, on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The sit-in was a culmination of protests that took place over the last week in Cairo and other cities across Egypt. The Copts, a large Christian minority of about 15 million, were angered over numerous increasing attacks that have resulted in the destruction of many churches. The – …

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October 10, 2011

His Grace Bishop Serapion Declares One Week Fast for Egypt from 10/17-10/21 [Updated]

In response to the recent tragic events in Egypt, which are only the latest in a series of events targeting Coptic Christians with violence and injustice on account of their faith, His Grace Bishop Serapion has called for all of his children in this Christ-loving Diocese to spend one week of fasting and prayer for the sake of our brothers and sisters in Egypt beginning on Monday, October 17 and ending on Friday, October 21. – …

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October 10, 2011

Statement of the Holy Synod on the Recent Violence against Copts in Egypt

The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church under the leadership of Pope Shenouda III met with seventy in attendance on Monday October 10, 2011 in the Papal residence in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the events of the prior day in front of Maspiro where at least 24 of our beloved children have been killed and at least 200 have been injured. We ascertain that our Christian faith doesn’t allow us to use violence of – …

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