Urgent Prayers Needed for Egypt

Attacking the Orthodox Church in Suhag

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

As I write these words, our St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi. They are throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the church and have destroyed the car of Rev. Ehab Ayoub, the priest-in-charge of St. Saviour’s Church. I am also aware that there are attacks on other Orthodox churches in Menyia and Suhag in Upper Egypt (photo above), as well as a Catholic church in Suez. Some police stations are also under attack in different parts of Egypt. Please pray and ask others to pray for this inflammable situation in Egypt.

Early this morning, the police supported by the army, encouraged protestors in two different locations in Cairo, to leave safely and go home. It is worth mentioning that these protestors have been protesting for 6 weeks, blocking the roads. The people in these neighborhoods have been suffering a great deal—not only these people, but those commuting through, especially those who are going to the airport. The police created very safe passages for everyone to leave. Many protestors left and went home, however, others resisted to leave and started to attack the police. The police and army were very professional in responding to the attacks, and they used tear gas only when it was necessary. The police then discovered caches of weapons and ammunition in these sites. One area near Giza is now calm, but there is still some resistance at other sites. There are even some snipers trying to attack the police and the army. There are even some rumors that Muslim Brotherhood leaders asked the protestors in different cities to attack police stations, take weapons, and attack shops and churches.

A few hours later, violent demonstrations from Mursi supporters broke out in different cities and towns throughout Egypt. The police and army are trying to maintain safety for all people and to disperse the protestors peacefully. However, the supporters of former President Mursi have threatened that if they are dispersed from the current sites, they will move to other sites and continue to protest. They also threatened to use violence. There have been a number of fatalities and casualties from among the police as well as the protestors, but it seems that the numbers are not as high as expected for such violence. However, the supporters of former President Mursi claim that there are very high numbers of casualties. The real numbers will be known later on.

Please pray that the situation will calm down, for wisdom and tact for the police and the army, for the safety of all churches and congregations, and that all in Egypt would be safe.

May the Lord bless you!

+Mouneer

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7 Responses to Urgent Prayers Needed for Egypt

  1. Roger says:

    Egypt is a Holy Land. The Holy Family took refuge there
    Joseph of course and Jacob’s Blessing on Joseph’s two sons Ephraim and Manasses. The Tribes of Israel whom were given expressly parts of the Holy Land. The Coptic Christians and the Ancient Church spring to mind.
    The Giza complex was obviously known to Moses, Joseph, Abraham. The Ancient practice was to build a pillar of stone (Jacob did this) in Bethel (Genesis) and also Rachels tomb. What is a pyramid if not a pillar of stones?
    Isaiah 19
    [19] In that day there shall be an altar of the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a monument of the Lord at the borders thereof:
    [20] It shall be for a sign, and for a testimony to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt.
    Giza is the arabic for border.
    I greatly fear we are seeing a Regional War develop in the Islamic countries at the same time as a Global Recession coupled with Anti Christian Laws.
    Prayers yes for Egypt but even more for the collapse of Christendom.

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  2. NEO says:

    Add 20 odd Copt churches to those attacked. It’s getting horrendously bad.

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  3. Roger says:

    But this happens in India and has been happening in Syria, Nigeria. It happened in the Spainish Civil War. Persecution of the Faith and martydom shouldn’t come as a surprise because the world has always sought the Life of the Holy Child.
    But why not pray and weep for the massacre of Holy innocents Aborted in what was Christendom! Millions killed and now Ireland.

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  4. Toad says:

    “The police and army are trying to maintain safety for all people and to disperse the protestors peacefully.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/14/egypt-protests-aid-military

    Yeah, right.

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  5. Alan Harrison says:

    As an Anglican sitting in England, I’m just embarrassed by the bishop’s toadying to a murderous military coup, and might write to the Archbishop of Canterbury to complain. Whether we like him or not, Morsi was elected to his position in a process acknowledged to be the democracy which western countries purport to believe in.

    If I were a Copt in Cairo, or an Anglican in Alexandria, I’d be more terrified than embarrassed. A Christian bishop supports the coup. Obama’n’Kerry, Cameron’n’Hague and other leaders of countries perceived in the Arab world as “Christian” have sat on their hands for weeks in the face of the overthrow of an elected and explicitly Muslim government. What messages are we sending to the middle east about democracy and Christianity? What are the consequences for our Christian brothers and sisters, already barely tolerated in some predominantly Muslim countries?

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  6. Roger says:

    The Financial Collapse has dictated Government policies against the electors interests. We are seeing Policies pushed forward without respect to the Democratic process. Referendum after Referendum in Ireland rejected Abortion, that Government has voted it into existence. in England Cameron and gay marriage. I could go on but the Democratic process is being fragmented and ignored. Egypt doesn’t surprise me and it shouldn’t surprise anybody reading this forum. Its a wake up call to the Prayer an Penance requested again and again by Heaven.

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  7. Roger says:

    I suppose you know the story of Sergius and Mohammed?
    They meet in Syria. The Arabic writers know Sergius as Bahira (a heretic apparently)
    Belloc points out that Islam is really a Heresy. The Muslims were at one time Christians and the speed of Islam was because of the existing knowledge of the Faith that was already there.
    Treating a heresy on equal par with Christianity is putting muddy and clean water through the same pipe. St Francis remember walked across the desert to convert the Mulisms.
    What I think I am seeing is the masonic compromise approach and the fruits of not evangelising.
    Either you believe in the Faith and that Our Lord is True God and True Man and you don’t if you do then follow the narrow path to Heaven and taking your brothers and sisters with you, this path has worked for nearly 2000 years but since 1960 it seems that itching ear and other agendas are being followed.
    I look at the Middle East and Holy Egypt and I could weep because these are the victims of the West turning its back on Christ and Our Lady, its Fatima being realised.

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