All Australian brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Church offer their deepest condolences to the relatives of the New Martyrs of Alexandria, to HH Pope Shenouda III, The Coptic Holy Synod and all Bishops, Fathers and lay people of the blessed Coptic Orthodox Church and to Mrs Ghaly of Melbourne for the loss of multiple members of her family in Alexandria, Egypt.
The attack came in the wake of repeated threats by al-Qaida militants in Iraq to attack Egypt’s Christians. A direct al-Qaida hand in the bombing would be a dramatic development, as Egypt’s government has long denied that the terror network has a significant presence in the country. Al-Qaida in Iraq has already been waging a campaign of violence against Christians in that country.
Police initially said the blast came from an explosives-packed car parked outside the Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city. But the Interior Ministry later said it was more likely from a suicide bomber who blew himself up among the crowd…
The Four Incorporeal Creatures Mission stands in solidarity and love with the families of all who have been killed and injured in this heinous act. Our love, support and prayers are with our brethren in Alexandria at this time.
Please remember to consider these families in our prayers, and we hope you are comforted by the message of Christ revealed to St John the Evangelist in the book of Revelation –
“ You are righteous, O Lord,
The One who is and who was and who is to be,
Because You have judged these things.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
And You have given them blood to drink.
For it is their just due.”
7 And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”
In the Apocalypse, the murderers shall be made to drink the fruit of their evil as the waters turn to blood as they did in the day of Moses. The reply from the altar is the voice of the martyrs crying out for the just judgement of the Living God – the call to DIVINE JUSTICE. THE UNJUST SHEDDING OF BLOOD SINCE THE DAY OF ABEL VIOLATES THE COSMIC ORDER OF GOD’S CREATION.
Genesis 4:10 (God is talking to Cain) “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”
So it was that the earth shook and the heavens darkened at the crucifixion of the Holy One of Israel – and He will return on that great and terrible day of the LORD to execute judgement on all mankind – may God have mercy on us.
“The day will come when they will Kill you thinking they do God a service.” Jesus Christ…
St Antony said these words in the 300’s AD. “The day will come when those who are insane shall call you insane for not being like them.”