May 11, 2011

Slaughter of the Innocents


Much of the dogma, liturgy and shrines of the Coptic Church deal with the Holy Family's stay in Egypt, when they fled the Slaughter of the Innocents. With of the fall of various despots in the middle east, the iron fists which protected religious minorities are no longer there. Particularly affected, is the ancient Coptic Christians of Egypt. Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church dates back to the 6th century, and was rebuilt in 725 AD. It was put to the torch by a mob on Saturday, while the army stood by.

4 comments:

gary ledebur said...

Isaiah, Chapter 19, Verse 19:

"In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border."

Anonymous said...

Where is President Obama to stand up for the Civil Rights of these oppressed Coptics?

What is the problem - do the Coptics not contribute enough to Obama's re-election campaign or something?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, so all that yack yack yack about freedom in Egypt...

...I guess that was not meant to include the Coptics.

Can't say I'm shocked, how about YOU?

Anonymous said...

Too bad the Coptic Church did not have a moat with aligators.