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#410605 02/16/15 10:16 PM
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Let us lift up in prayer the 21 Coptic New Martyrs killed today . . .

May they intercede for us!

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"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his servants".

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The names of the New Martyrs of Egypt:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9_HryrCMAAsr5d.jpg:large

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Draft troparion of the Libyan Martyrs. Suggestions for improvement are very welcome.!

Tone 1 Kyivan, perhaps?

Like meek lambs ye cried out with your last breaths,/' O Lord Jesus',/ and like roses blooming in the desert of Libya,/ ye shed your blood for the Master./ With godly valour, ye showed your godless persecuters/ true strength from the true faith,/ O pride of Minya and boast of the church of St Mark, / intercede with Christ that our souls may be saved.

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Originally Posted by Edward Yong
Draft troparion of the Libyan Martyrs. Suggestions for improvement are very welcome.!

Tone 1 Kyivan, perhaps?

Like meek lambs ye cried out with your last breaths,/' O Lord Jesus',/ and like roses blooming in the desert of Libya,/ ye shed your blood for the Master./ With godly valour, ye showed your godless persecuters/ true strength from the true faith,/ O pride of Minya and boast of the church of St Mark, / intercede with Christ that our souls may be saved.


I love it as is!!

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Originally Posted by Orthodox Catholic
Originally Posted by Edward Yong
Draft troparion of the Libyan Martyrs. Suggestions for improvement are very welcome.!

Tone 1 Kyivan, perhaps?

Like meek lambs ye cried out with your last breaths,/' O Lord Jesus',/ and like roses blooming in the desert of Libya,/ ye shed your blood for the Master./ With godly valour, ye showed your godless persecuters/ true strength from the true faith,/ O pride of Minya and boast of the church of St Mark, / intercede with Christ that our souls may be saved.


I love it as is!!

Alex


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Originally Posted by Edward Yong
Draft troparion of the Libyan Martyrs. Suggestions for improvement are very welcome.!

Tone 1 Kyivan, perhaps?

Like meek lambs ye cried out with your last breaths,/' O Lord Jesus',/ and like roses blooming in the desert of Libya,/ ye shed your blood for the Master./ With godly valour, ye showed your godless persecuters/ true strength from the true faith,/ O pride of Minya and boast of the church of St Mark, / intercede with Christ that our souls may be saved.


This is beautiful. Can I use or cite the text?


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Certainly! Here's a matching Kontakion, written with the Byzantine melody in mind.

Kontakion in Tone 8
(to the special melody 'To thee the Champion Leader')

O ye new-martyrs, faithful sons of the nation of the Cross,
Ye denied not Christ to save your mortal lives,
with your constancy ye earned the true crowns of life.
Ye are witnesses to us who venerate your sufferings
that the Lord gives courage in the hour of trial,
By your example we sing:
O Lord Jesus, be our comfort and strength!

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Oh, may we all be so "Yong" at heart!

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Dear Friends,

The Egyptian government will build a Coptic Orthodox Church at Minya in honour of these 21 New Martyrs (who died with the Name of Jesus Christ on their lips).

This will be the first time that a Muslim government will honour Christian martyrs in this way.

And although these were all Coptic Orthodox (yes?), mainly Coptic Catholics have been aggressively proclaiming their true martyrdom.

Through the prayers of the 21 New Martyrs of Minya, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us!

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Originally Posted by Orthodox Catholic
Dear Friends,

The Egyptian government will build a Coptic Orthodox Church at Minya in honour of these 21 New Martyrs (who died with the Name of Jesus Christ on their lips).

This will be the first time that a Muslim government will honour Christian martyrs in this way.

And although these were all Coptic Orthodox (yes?), mainly Coptic Catholics have been aggressively proclaiming their true martyrdom.

Through the prayers of the 21 New Martyrs of Minya, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us!

Alex


Thanks, for the tidbit!

May they continually intercede with Christ God, to save our souls

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Our Coptic Orthodox Church of St Mark at 4 Glendinning not only displays the relics of St Mark and St Stephen etc., but also those of recent New Martyrs killed in Egypt.

This reflects the spirit of the Early Church that didn't take its time with canonizing its martyrs . . .

The Russian Orthodox Church glorified her New Martyrs in 2000 and stipulated that new names would be added just AS SOON as they would be revealed over time - and indeed, many New Martyrs and Confessors have been added since that time.

And Martyrdom is very ecumenical, as we see, since it tears down confessional walls as we all come to honour martyrs as soon as we hear of them.

May the Holy New Martyrs of Minya intercede for us!

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Icon of the New Martyrs (Canonized today by the Coptic Pope)

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Yaa Rabb urHam,
Yaa Rabb urHam,
Yaa Rabb urHam.

(Arabic = "Lord, have mercy")

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