We encourage our children to share their names rather than continue to post the videos and photos of their martyrdom. Our Holy Church depicts martyrs as victorious in Her sacred iconography. Thus, it is more suitable to remember their names in our prayers as those who were victorious over the world and the evil in the world rather than to focus on the gruesome depiction of their martyrdom.
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
2. Pope Francis: Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’. They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians.”
— Oliver Conway (@OllyConway) February 16, 2015
4. In the previous link, Bishop Angaelos, from the Coptic Orthodox Church in London offers an ecumenical message:
Remember the sanctity of life. Every life … Look for humanity. Look for God’s creation.
9. David Cameron: “our efforts to defeat the monstrosity of Islamist extremism must not waver.”
11. A Lenten message from Louis Raphaël I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghdad:
We, Christians are testimonies of hope, carrying a history, a civilization and a message.
We went through tougher situations than now, to remember, the massacres of Safarberlik a century ago, so we have to hold on and not to give up, and to renew our trust in the future.
He invites Muslims to fast in solidarity with Christians.
"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." – Dietrich Bonhoeffer pic.twitter.com/fif05hm6Av
— NYC 41 Percent (@NYC41Percent) February 16, 2015