Saturday, February 28, 2015

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2015 A Salute to 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs

Mary Marshall with a tribute to the 21 Coptic Christians butchered by Islamic State in Libya. Mary Marshall is from Sydney Australia. She is a Christian who is strongly opposed to clerical abuse and cover-up within the Roman Catholic Church.

This submission is short on words but big on meaning which is contained in the video of 2 minutes duration. Please spare the time to look at it.

  • Names of our Coptic Christian brothers/martyrs slaughtered in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam. 

1. Milad Makeen Zaky

2. Abanub Ayad Atiya

3. Maged Solaiman Shehata

4. Yusuf Shukry Yunan

5. Kirollos Shokry Fawzy

6. Bishoy Astafanus Kamel

7. Somaily Astafanus Kamel

8. Malak Ibrahim Sinweet

9. Tawadros Yusuf Tawadros

10. Girgis Milad Sinweet

11. Mina Fayez Aziz

12. Hany Abdelmesih Salib

13. Bishoy Adel Khalaf

14. Samuel Alham Wilson

15. Worker from Awr village

16. Ezat Bishri Naseef

17. Loqa Nagaty

18. Gaber Munir Adly

19. Esam Badir Samir

20. Malak Farag Abram

21. Sameh Salah Faruq 


AM said...

Mary, thanks for allowing us to have this.

I think it confirms the following:

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction - Blaise Pascal

Anonymous said...

Anthony I have just finished reading up heaps on Pascal … (my ignorance – I never realised how utterly amazing he was and what is so appealing apart from his profound genius is how he wrestled with such deep issues – just dove into them!) That quote of his is so accurate – know I will remember it… Thank you and Carrie for putting my small contribution on your blog and also for the added link to statement. I am deeply proud of our 21 Coptic Christian brothers as are so many Christians worldwide.

Their tenacity, convictions, faith and courage is to me akin in many ways to our own ten Irish martyrs (1981).

The song in video is Golgotha and the melodic style dates back to Egyptian Pharaonic times when deceased Pharoahs were farewelled with specific style of chantings. Golgotha means place of the skull and it is sung on 12th hour of Good Friday in the Coptic church service. It is about Iosa’s body post crucifixion/death being collected for burial by Christians and they saw/heard the angels singing praises to the Christ & Dia… It is a beautiful Holy Spirit song usually sung in Egyptian language which comes from the ancient hieroglyphic inscriptions and predates the Arabic language.

DaithiD said...

You would struggle to get the religious angle acknowledged by our apologist rulers, they would seemingly have us believe it's just a criminal gang attacking Egyptians.

mcclafferty32 said...

Thanks for acknowledging their martyrdom.

Anonymous said...

thank you mary.