Rorate Caeli

Let us pray

For Christians in the land of Egypt, the land of servitude and house of bondage hallowed by the presence of the Lord, His Mother and Saint Joseph - and Saint Mark and countless martyrs and confessors. They have often been the first victims in moments of upheaval since their land was invaded by the Muslims 1400 years ago. [Reposted.]

13 comments:

Augustine said...

We pray for the Muslims too. They suffer under dictatorship also. Lord have mercy!

B flat said...

Kyrie eleison!

Brian said...

Yes, Augustine, we pray that the Muslims would be freed from the dictatorship of the Evil One and repent, and that they would find the salvation in the Catholic Church. Lord have mercy!

Augustine said...

We can pray for their political freedom at the same time as praying for their salvation.

New Catholic said...

"Political freedom" is a quite relative concept. We are certainly called to pray for the liberty and exaltation of the Church.

NC

Anonymous said...

When Americans pray "God Bless America", do they also pray the country be free of the dictatorship of the Evil of Protestantism and evangelicals fundamentalists and other evils?
Let's be fair, please. At this hour, please pray for Egypt as a country, so they find peace and solution. Yes, for our Christian brethren and members of other faiths as well.
We know that social peace will bring more tolerance and understanding. As we speak, Muslims and Coptic Christians are hand in hand toward mutual understanding. Extremists in Egypt are feeling left aside. Most of the Egyptians (Muslims and Christians from different churches) are not for extremism, they are working toward more understanding.
Yes, Egypt is a Muslim Country. We respect that. We want freedom and safety to worship in peace.
So, as an Egyptian descendant (living in Canada) I encourage my brothers and sisters to pray for peace and understanding and a very soon political resolution good for the people of all faiths.
Salaam.

New Catholic said...

Enough political opinions here, please. "It is not of itself wrong to prefer a democratic form of government, if only the Catholic doctrine be maintained as to the origin and exercise of power. Of the various forms of government, the Church DOES NOT REJECT ANY that are fitted to procure the welfare of the subject; she wishes only - and this nature itself requires - that they should be constituted without involving wrong to any one, and especially without violating the rights of the Church." (Libertas, Leo XIII).

Let us pray for the liberty of the Church and for all CHRISTIANS in Egypt. The weakest and the minorities always suffer most amidst chaotic times - let us pray for their safety and integrity.

Further political comments will be blocked or deleted.

NC

Ben Vallejo said...

We have to pray for the Coptic Church which has suffered centuries of persecution.

Transforming Action through Power said...

May St. Mary of Egypt intercede for the welfare of the people and freedom of the Coptic Church.

Kathleen said...

I am terribly guilty of becoming so wrapped up in the problems of trying to be Catholic in the US in this era that I constantly forget how incredibly minor the hurdles I face in my faith are compared to what is suffered in so much of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Those that manage to hold to the faith in those places are giants in comparison.

Thank you for the reminder, New Catholic, to be more diligent in praying for our suffering brothers and sisters.

As a bit of a thank you, this video of a real hero of the Church in our day in Vietnam is pure joy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MkxtkmXmvU&feature=player_embedded

J. G. Ratkaj said...

May the holy virgin intercede for the coptic brethren and His Most Blessed Beatitude Pope Shenouda III but also for the egyptian leadership against dubious forces who want to destabilize the country.

François said...

Montjoie! Saint Denis! St Louis the IX and St Joan of Arc pray for us who are forced to live in godless republican regimes.

Lord save thy people and bless thine inheritance!

Anonymous said...

Calling "Pope" Shenouda, the leader of schismatic-heretic sect which has largely refused Pope Leo XIII offer for unity, his "most blessed Holiness" is totally out of place. Let's pray that the Copts return to the Roman Catholic Church.