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.

The situation for Christians in Egypt is more unstable now than it has ever been since the beginning of the recent troubles. Let us pray and offer sacrifice for our brethren!

4 comments:

Supertradmum said...

I follow some foreign, as in Asian and Middle Eastern sites which give much better news than the BBC or American stations. Even France24 is better. The persecution is daily in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Malaysia etc. One cannot keep up with the persecution watches. It will come to us as well, if we do not do penance and pray more. I think, with my European perspective, the die is cast for Catholics losing most if not all their civil rights in the near future. God bless the Coptic peoples especially.

Genty said...

Agree 100% with supertradmum. It wouldn't hurt for parishes occasionally to remember in the bidding prayers fellow Christians in extremis in hostile countries.

Just another mad Catholic said...

So What do we do when most of the Catholics in the western world (those who haven't effectively apostatized) receive sacrilegious communions on a weekly basis (at least), promote immortality etc ? The Orthodox Community (including neocat) is small and I doubt that any penance we could do would outweigh the sin of the heterodox, and that's even if we all remembered to do it amongst the cares of life that we who are not lucky enough to be Priests and Religious have to contend with.

Nepsis said...

Thank you for posting this. My heart grieves for those persecuted in the Middle East, and it only breaks all the more for the screaming silence with which the West meets it. Never a mention in the Intercessory Prayers at the NO parish at which I play organ; never a mention in the local monthly Catholic newspaper. And worst, hardly a mention from the Vatican. I know it's a sensitive position...I suppose the Pope is worried that taking a firm public line would only make the situation worse for the persecuted, but who with a voice loud enough to be heard will stand up and denounce this? "But you, O Lord, how long...?"