Remembering the Holy Ethiopian Martyrs of Libya

Solomon Kibriye - (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs) - OCP News Service - 21/04/2019 Special Courtesy - Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams Four years ago today, a video was released by ISIS forces in Libya that showed the horrific massacre of 34 young men. Half were shown being marched out onto a beach on the Mediterranean, wearing orange ...

African King from Ivory Coast Baptized into the Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service - 8/6/18 Ivory Coast- One of the African King's from the Ivory Coast (Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais of the Krou chieftains in Côte d’Ivoire) was received into the Orthodox Church by the name David on 7/6/18. The King was baptized at the Holy Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. The King traveled ...

Beheaded Copts’ remains to be returned to families after three-year wait

The remains of the 21 men, beheaded by IS, are expected to be returned home in the next two weeks. (World Watch Monitor)

Worldwatchmonitor - 13/3/18 The bodies of the 20 Egyptian Copts and one Ghanaian Christian, beheaded by the Islamic State group on the Libyan coast in February 2015, are due to be returned to their families within the next two weeks, a local source told World Watch Monitor. The families of the victims have designated Fr. Maqar Issa, a priest at ...

Libya’s Security Forces Reportedly Find Burial Sites of Over 20 Christians

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Sputniknews - 8/10/17 The Libyan security forces have reportedly found the bodies of Coptic Christians from Egypt, killed by Daesh militants in Libya in 2015. The bodies of more than twenty Egyptian Coptic Christians, executed by Daesh terrorists (a terrorist group that is banned in many countries, including Russia) in 2015 in Libya were discovered in the city of Sirte, the Egyptian newspaper al-Dustour writes, citing the ...

Top Russian Cleric Spotlights Ordeal of Christian Minority in Middle East

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Sputniknews - 14/5/17 In a meeting with US Vice President on Thursday, Russian Metropolitan Hilarion discussed the hardships of Christians in the Middle East, stressing that Russia is the only party thaey can rely on as of now. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia’s military action in Syria has helped save lives, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department told ...

Raymond Ibrahim Video Interview: “Christians Are the MOST Persecuted People on Earth”

Raymond Ibrahim - May 2016 I was recently interviewed on The Rebel Media (starting around the 24:12 mark). The following introduction is from The Rebel Media’s “Cultural Wars with Tiffany Gabbay”: Christians are the MOST persecuted people on earth: These stories will SHOCK you You won’t you won’t see much mainstream media coverage or liberal celebrities raising awareness of this tragedy like ...

21 Libya Copts Remembered in Westminster Prayer Service and the Church of England General Synod with statement by HG Bishop Angaelos

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16/2/16 - Coptic Orthodox Church of the United Kingdom The 21 Coptic Christians brutally executed in Libya one year ago remembered in a prayer service in the Palace of Westminster, during morning prayers at the Church of England General Synod, and in a Vespers Service at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in the United ...

FROM HEROD TO ISIS THROUGH CHRIST

In Communion- Pieter Dykhorst- 2015 Having beheld the strange and ineffable humility of the Incarnate God the Word, O Divinely-blessed Baptist, when He bowed His Divine Head to thee and received a servile baptism, thou thyself wast wholly filled with great humility. Entreat therefore this Divinely-loved virtue for us also, who are possessed by pride, that we ...

Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission publishes historic ‘Agreed Statement on Christology’

October 2015 - The Coptic Media Centre in UK Historic agreements have been signed between Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches helping to heal the oldest continuing division within Christianity. An Agreed Statement on Christology, published in North Wales this week by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission, heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican Churches within the family ...

West should learn from Russia to accept Muslim refugees – Patriarch Kirill

West should learn from Russia to accept Muslim refugees – Patriarch Kirill

Moscow, September 24, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill has urged the West to follow Russia as an example of how to handle Muslim immigrants. “Unlike the West, which is already nervous about the arrival of refugees, Moscow alone has taken in more Muslims than the whole of Europe has done by now. And nobody in the world ...

ISIS Abducts 12 Egyptians in Libya

Raymond Ibrahim - Coptic Solidarity  - September 2015 The Islamic State in Libya has abducted 12 more Egyptians.  They were reportedly laborers preparing to return back to Egypt. According to RT Arabic, the Egyptians were abducted in Sirte, late in the evening of Sunday, September 13. Coptic Christians are among those kidnapped. The Egyptian ministry has not issued a statement either confirming ...

Anglican Oriental-Orthodox Regional Forum

May 2015- UK - The British Orthodox Church  Abba Seraphim attended the half-yearly meeting of the Anglican & Oriental Orthodox Regional Forum at Southwark Cathedral on 12 May. The meeting, which was jointly chaired by Bishop Geoffrey Rowell and Bishop Angaelos, considered a number of reports and discussed at length concerns about the Christians of the ...

Orthodox Patriarchs attend Opening Ceremony of ‘Against the Crime of Genocide’ Global Forum

22/4/15 Yerevan: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Opening Ceremony of "Against the Crime of Genocide" Global Forum. His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, the President of Armenia Mr. Serzh Sarkissian, Mr. Thornborn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, and Prof. Daniel Feierstein, President of the International Association ...

For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast

Raymond Ibrahim  - April 2015 National Review Online On the Ethiopians who were killed in Libya, and why we should expect more to come. NRO note: This weekend ISIS released a new video showing some 30 Ethiopian Christian men being beheaded in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam (or to pay a tax for refusing to do so). This ...

Patriarch Kirill calls on Christian leaders to unite over killing, intimidation of Christians in Mideast

Moscow, April 21, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has offered his condolences over the deaths of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. "Again and again active attempts are being made to intimidate the Christian world, to sow hatred among Christians and Muslims, to challenge the fundamental moral standards. Those who commit such heinous crimes ...

Letter of Condolence from OCP Secretary to Patriarch Abune Mathias on the Brutal Murder of Ethiopian Christinas in Libya 

OCP Secretary George Alexander with Patriarch Abune Mathis of Ethiopia in 2013

OCP News Service - 21/4/15 Global: The Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, George Alexander has send a letter of condolence to His Holiness Abune Mathias - Patriarch of Ethiopia on the brutal murder of Ethiopian brothers in Libya. Source: OCP News Service

Islamic State Executes Ethiopian Christians for Not Paying Jizya, or ‘Tribute’

20/4/15 Read - Christians Accept Execution Rather Than Islam: Also Read- ISIS behead Ethiopian Christians in Libya: The Islamic State has just released another video where it executes more Christians, this time for not paying jizya — the tribute demanded of Christians according to Koran 9:29 in order to live under Islam as Christians. Two scenes appear in the 29-minute ...

Statement from Metropolitan Abba Seraphim on the brutal Murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

The British Orthodox Church - 24/4/15 News of the brutal murder of Ethiopian migrant workers in Libya by the so-called Islamic state follows on from their relentless attacks on vulnerable Christians throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  It comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury visits Egypt on an eirenic visit to offer his condolences to ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos following the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

20/4/15 Statement by HG Bishop Angaelos following the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya The confirmation of the murder of Ethiopian Christians by Daesh (IS) in Libya has been received with deep sadness. These executions that unnecessarily and unjustifiably claim the lives of innocent people, wholly undeserving of this brutality, have unfortunately become far too familiar. Once ...