Saturday, February 21, 2015

Coptic Orthodox Pope Canonizes the 21 New Martyrs of Egypt & Libya

The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar.

Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Church’s equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church.
According to, the martyrdom of the 21 Christians will be commemorated on the 8th Amshir of the Coptic calendar, or February 15th of the Gregorian calendar. The commemoration falls on the feast day of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple.

Read the rest here.

Well that was quick. But honestly, sometimes there is just no need for prolonged hearings and investigations. Great New Martyrs of Egypt and Libya pray for us!


Alice C. Linsley said...

May they repose in the love of their Maker and on the last day rise in the glory of Christ, their God.

Thiago Santos de Moraes said...

Where did you get this icon?

John (Ad Orientem) said...

It was sent to me in an email from a discussion group I belong to. The iconographer has given permission to reproduce and disseminate it as long as no money is involved. It is a great gift to God and His martyrs.