Saturday, October 29, 2005

Statement from the Coptic Church in Alexandria

Official statement from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria:

"The church and its congregation announces that they do not accept any defemation of Islam nor belittling the religious convictions of our beloved Muslim brethren .

The Church announces that in case it is proven any of the participants in the stage play was at fault, they will be disciplined.

We are deeply saddened that brothers and sons were wounded and injured during these events.
The Church calls on the Attorney General to expedite the release of those arrested and were not indicted, in order to keep the social peace and provide happiness and joy to all on the occasion of the Eid celebrations.

The church would like to extend its congratulations to the Muslim brothers on the occasion of the month of Ramadan and the blessed Eid

General Deputy of the Patriarchate
Hegomen: Sharobeem Al Bakhomy"

10 Comments:

At 10:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the spirit of Christ. Blessing to all Egyptians.

 
At 12:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you pandering to these islamic monsters when they are threatening your people?

 
At 7:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the church so weak?

 
At 2:32 PM , Anonymous The Lord Is My Shephered said...

The Coptic Church is strong; it is built on solid foundation by the grace and love of Jesus Christ. This is the Church where we receive the body and blood of Christ our Lord and saviour.

We are the ones who are weak in faith. What do you want the church to do? Do you want the church to smuggle in weapons and start a civil war? It is amazing how people think, don’t you for one moment believe that God is with us and don’t you believe that if He is with us no one can be against us?

We should be ashamed of ourselves by approaching the American congress. Wouldn’t it be wiser if we approached God instead? If he doesn’t want to listen to our prayers or our fasting then there must be something very seriously wrong.

George Bush or any International organisation can do nothing, so we better think again who the real saviour is. We pray and our hearts are full of anger and hate. We talk about love and peace and yet we are the ones who are digging our own graves.

By protesting to international governments we are just going to make things worse for our brothers and sisters in Egypt. We sit in fancy restaurants in America and Europe having a cup of cop chino with a delicious meal trying to solve the problem in Egypt by stirring more problems. Do you really think by doing that you are going to change the situation in a country with a Muslim majority?

As long as we take matters in our own hands God will not help us. We have to THE POPE for guidance and not to do anything without his permission because he is our spiritual leader and we must respect his presence. Many Copts say that the Pope is a coward but I say to you that he is wise and blessed. Go and read the books of the miracles of Pope Korolus VI and find out how he used to treat situations similar to what is happening now in Egypt. God bless his soul, he was truly a saint, a man of peace.

Jer:17:5:
“Thus saith the Lord: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.”


إرميا 17: 5
"هكذا قال الرب. ملعون الرجل الذي يتكل على الإنسان ويجعل البشر ذراعه وعن الرب يحيد قلبه"

 
At 9:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last post is for sure by the so called (Coptic Church) who is an agent of the State Security Intetelligence. He is crying because the Copts are going to the US congress, of course he is going to loose his job if they do. History tells us that through people like him by their coward nature, we lost our great country Egypt to a punch of barbaric slaughterers who came from the Arabian desert and occupied our land

 
At 9:47 PM , Anonymous Peter said...

All of this apologizing and genuflecting in front of the Muslims is not good. They attacked the church. They are the ones perpetrating violence and yet the Pope is apologizing. It is clear that there was nothing wrong with the play. It is also clear that Muslims bash Christians and Jews from the high towers, in their announcement at the mosques and also on the streets.

Some Westerners looking at this may be getting exasperated. They are not looking at the Copts as standing up to the oppressor, but rather as psychological victims of dhimmification. I don't know how it can be changed, but a comment like this is typical of what I think is the Western view

 
At 9:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop being wimpys and stand up to the Muslims, otherwise they will swallow you alive

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger Franze said...

It´s time to be harder than before, they are killing us.

 
At 9:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to be a Christ like a person instead. The hateful individuals among the Christians and the Muslim are unleashing an unconscious and collective response that potentially very harmful and deadly to peace in Egypt. Many innocent hurts and killed many people. Stop this war of words and personal attacks; the world of war out side Egypt is hell. You don’t want this to come into your home. It is about time for the wise people the Pope and grand Mufti of Al-Azahar to stand together. These people at pal talk and Islamyate do NOT represent the Christian nor the Muslim people of Egypt. I have never imagined the low level that some fanatic Muslims and Christians could reach with their attack on one another. Let me tell you both that I am discussed by most of the posts, shame to anyone who participates.

The people of Egypt are the same people. STOP attacking one another. Even if you succeed in converting someone to your faith by this method, you are making a devil out of him or her. Without love and respect, there is no civility. And without civility, there is no ethics or value.

As for the Christian and from a Christian fellow, let those who attack us say what they want. If you are a true Christian, then you should NOT respond with similar language or attitude. I am also very sure that most pious Muslims do not agree with these attacks.

I am a Christian who lives abroad for many years. Egypt that I left behind has taught me to respect other people faith. I never heard any priests or Sunday teacher making mockery of Islam. I also listen to many attack on Christianity from Mosques, yet, these were from people with special interest of dividing our country.

It is sad that some people calling themselves Christians are using the internet for insulting the religion of Islam and its founder. This is NOT CHRISTIANITY. I am proud of my Coptic upbringing and I am proud of Pope Shinouda for his great stand with the Arabic cause and the Palestinians, He brought glory to our people. We do have a wonderful history together, so don’t let small number of people on both sides destroy our unity. Let all Egyptian be united to build a great country with hope to its people. Do’ let outsiders from East or West destroy your unity. There is no country like Egypt and its people, and I feel I am pressed to grow up in it and to learn under its great Muslim and Christian teachers.

May God save Egypt and all its people Muslims and Christians?
In Christ
eemc2203@yahoo.com

 
At 11:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copts, you need to vote and make your interest known.

The best thing we can go is to help make Egypt a working democracy. The election is coming soon, so get out and go voting. Tell your friends and relative to vote. We are the LARGEST minority in Egypt and this is your country as it is for your Muslim fellows and friends. Even some of the most radical Muslims are trying to say that Copts are supporting them( Montasser al-Zayat, a former militant from Egypt's bloodiest Islamist group and ex-prison mate of Al-Qaeda's current eminence grise, is taking his battle against the regime to the ballot box.).
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051031/wl_mideast_afp/egyptvoteislamistprofile;_ylt=AoixUnTlcCTJMED_bHebKBS96Q8F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA–

If you don’t vote, then expect your this guy to say the following; ‘But Copts should stop asking for minority rights and to build more churches than they need. They are full-fledged partners in the state," he added in the same breath’

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to vote. If you don’t exercise your rights, then don’t run for help. Help yourself and VOTE.
eemc2203@yahoo.com

 

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