Father Sarabamon's Plea to Save His Church (in Arabic)
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Menas (Egyptian Arabic: كنيسة مارمينا kenīset Mar-Mīna ) is a Coptic Orthodox church near Coptic Cairo and is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the Sixth Century A.D. St. Mena's church is on the north end of Coptic Cairo, located in a region known as Fum al-Khalig (fomm el-ḵalīg), north of the Roman aqueduct and the famed Babylon Fortress, at a Christian cemetery in the north end of Old Cairo.
St. Mena's Church is, along with the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abu Mena, one of the best recognized architectural elements that are named after St. Mena. Having been established in the 6th century, it is also one of the oldest churches in Egypt. The Church is one of few surviving remnants of Coptic architecture.
Egyptian Muslims historically and presently discriminate and persecute Coptic's and other Christians. St. Mena's Church was the victim of a terrible terrorist attack in December, 2017. 8 church members were shot to death by terrorists who machine gunned the church.
Grateful for St. Mena's mission of charity to the local Cairo community, the community, Christian and Muslims included, helped subdue and disarm the armed Muslim terrorists who attacked the church last December, preventing a worse tragedy.
SAINT MENA'S CHURCH IS THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIANITY
Matthew 5:14: You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden.
St. Mena's Church was targeted precisely because it represents a Christian success story in a Muslim theocracy. The Egyptian government will not permit any more churches to be built in Egypt. Only Mosques. In fact an unlicensed church under construction was stormed by local Muslims and destroyed, not far from Saint Mena's Church.
St. Mena's Church is a model for Christian congregations to survive in regions hostile to Christianity. Saint Mena is the future of Christianity, a model for Christians to follow in a world that is increasingly hostile to our faith.
Our mission to save St. Menas is not a mere revival of an ancient church: this church is a vital, living, breathing model of Christianity in action. Their clergy and congregation answer Christ's call to serve the needs of the larger community, Muslim and Christian.
St. Mena's Church runs a medical clinic, staffed by local Christian and Muslim residents. They provide medical treatment, including an indispensable dialysis clinic, saving the lives of the sick with failing kidneys. The staff provides desperately needed free quality medical services for the community, who otherwise has poor access to medical care.
The church runs an orphanage where they care for orphans and abandoned babies. St. Menas provides education, literacy, food and clothing to orphans and others in need. The Church needs funding for books, clothing, food, school supplies, beds, medical supplies and other materials.
Simply, the church needs funds to carry out it their mission. Help partner with St. Mena's congregation.
For your donation to St. Mena's church, we will send your name to be placed on a plaque in the ancient Egyptian church.
St. Mena's is in danger of closing and ending their charity services unless they receive donations.
You can make a difference in the lives of so many children and the needy, and help save the lives of many seriously ill people who will die if the church closes.
The church seeks to continue and expand their mission of salvation, saving lives and fellowship in serving their community.
PLEASE HELP BY DONATING TO OUR CAMPAIGN TO SAVE SAINT MENA'S CHURCH
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Slide Show of Saint Mena's Church: the Church; Recovery from Terrorist attack;
Saint Mena's Medical Clinic and Dialysis Machines.
Older then the pyramids, Egypt's indigenous Coptic Christian community is under genocidal attack by an oppressive Muslim culture. Christians must unite to help our organization save and restore the Coptic community, with all the weapons available to us: international and American pressure, food, medicine, construction materials, engineers and labor to preserve and rebuild their crumbling churches.
The USA gives $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt a year. This aid should be contingent on an end to the violence and discrimination against Coptics.
The Nazis were neoDarwinist secularists, fond of Islam, who persecuted Christians and established German separation of church and state
HITLER AND THE NAZIS WERE AN ANTI-CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death...The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advances of science... The instructions of a hygienic nature that most religions gave, contributed to the foundation of organized communities. The precepts ordering people to wash, to avoid certain drinks, to fast at appointed dates, to take exercise, to rise with the sun, to climb to the top of the minaret — all these were obligations invented by intelligent people.
The exhortation to fight courageously is also self-explanatory. Observe, by the way, that, as a corollary, the Moslem was promised a paradise peopled with sensual girls, where wine flowed in streams — a real earthly paradise. The Christians, on the other hand, declare themselves satisfied if after their death they are allowed to sing hallelujahs! ...Christianity, of course, has reached the peak of absurdity in this respect. And that's why one day its structure will collapse. Science has already impregnated humanity. Consequently, the more Christianity clings to its dogmas, the quicker it will decline.
-Adolf Hitler from Table Talk
In popular culture, the Nazis are sometimes mislabeled as German Christians. Germany, the story goes, plotted the Holocaust after being desensitized to mass murder by centuries of cultural racial hatred and pogroms, fanned by Martin Luther's antiJewish rants.
Yet, Luther's rants from the pulpit only began towards the end of his life, when his congregation sensed he was suffering from dementia. The surviving core of Lutheran doctrine was not hate based against Jews.
Christianity was introduced to Germany in the 4th Century AD. Christian conversion calmed the warrior Germanic barbarians. Warrior ruthlessness gave way to Christian mercy and the "noble northern spirit," brave but Christian tempered men.
The Germans did not commit mass genocide against anyone for 16 centuries, until the Nazi's arrived. So, Christianity isn't the answer to the question of 'why did Nazi Germany became a killing machine?' The question is 'how did Nazi leadership bring Germans to war and genocide?'
Mexico continues its longstanding tradition of murdering Catholic priests, and their politicians cover it up
The film 'For the Greater Glory' is an epic chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929). Mexican Catholics took arms against the Mexican government's attempt to oppress the faith.
Mexico continues it's persecution of Christians to this day...
The Klu Klux Klan or the 'KKK' can be divided into 4 separate and distinct movements with completely different objectives. The commonly held historical narrative conflates the four very different organizations as a single underground entity perpetually carrying out racial oppression, using violence and terrorism. This is not true.
The original KKK emerged just following the Civil War as an insurgency to counter Reconstruction, which began in 1865. The federal government shut that KKK version down by 1871.
The third incarnation of the KKK emerged in the 1950's and 1960's, largely a collection of disparate ad hoc local groups, infrequently using terrorism to protest desegregation in the South.
The KKK that marched against the civil rights movement of the 1960's was not organized on a national basis. Members were often unaware of the Klan's history and the symbols they were using.
The KKK of the 1950's and 1960's mostly died out by the 1970's. Today, a 4th incarnation of a small number of KKK groups are evident in protests over removal of the Confederate flag and Southern heritage monuments. A KKK branch in Montana is publicly recruiting African-Americans and Latinos.
Crucifixion of Armenian women by Turkish Muslims during the Ottoman caliphate depicted in the 1919 film 'Auction of Souls.' "Auction of Souls" was based upon a book titled “Ravished Armenia.” Crucifixions against Christians are common in Muslim history, including during the mythical 'Golden Age of Muslim Spain' and recently by ISIL. Picture from the Armenian Genocide Museum.
14 November 1914, less than two weeks after the Ottoman Empire declared war on the Entente (Great Britain, France, and Russia), the Sultan, still acting as a figurehead for the Young Turk regime, declared a jihad or holy war ‘‘against the enemies of Islam, who have proven their hostility by their attacks on the Caliphate.’’
The Five Stages of Religious Persecution
Stage 1 The group is stereotyped.
Stage 2 The group is marginalized
Stage 3 The group is vilified.
Stage 4 The group is criminalized.
Stage 5 Outright persecution ensues
I. Stereotyping the targeted group - To stereotype means to repeat without variation, to take a quality or observation of a limited number and generalize it to describe the whole group. It involves...
The "Treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, of Barbary," is often referred to as the Treaty of Tripoli.
The Treaty of Tripoli was the first treaty concluded between the United States of America and Tripolitania, signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796, and at Algiers on January 3, 1797. President John Adams and the US Senate ratified the Treaty on June 7, 1797, effective June 10, 1797.
In Article 11, it states:
"As the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Musselmen (Muslims); and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan (Muhammad or Islamic) nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
Cynics have mischievously used the language underlined above as proof that the United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The alternate explanation usually offered is America was founded by Deists as a secular nation. The fact the Treaty was ratified by the US Congress and President Adams, then published in a handful of newspapers with nary a whimper of dissent from the press or public, would appear to confirm their assertions.
Not so fast!
When the facts are reviewed in historical context, the truth contradicts that narrative. The truth is more nuanced and far more interesting. The story even touches on broader issues relevant to our heritage of freedom of speech and of the press, and America's early clash with Islamic terrorism, kidnapping and piracy.
District Judge David Bunning on Friday ordered the state of Kentucky, which means its' taxpayers, to pay $222,695 in fees to the attorneys of two same-sex couples and others who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for denying their rights. He also awarded $2,008.08 in other costs.
For background, the media has presented Kim Davis as a Christian with a tawdry background who hypocritically would not obey the Kentucky gay marriage law. Journalists, Television news people and commentators stated Davis had refused to issue gay marriage licenses, thereby denying gay couples their legal right to be married. She was then jailed for good cause-not obeying the law she swore to uphold. That's a false narrative designed to quell Christian sympathy for Kim Davis.
Timothy 'Tim" Richard Tebow, athlete, Christian missionary and major philanthropist, is currently playing minor league baseball as a New York Mets farmhand. For the past 2 years Tebow has toured rural America in baseball's development leagues while struggling to make it to the major leagues at 29 years old.
Tim Tebow, for all his blessings, has suffered bloodless or white martyrdom. The non profit NFL expects to generate 14 billion dollars in revenue in 2017. The NFL, with the cooperation of some fake news major media, had blackballed Tebow.
Why? Simply because he expressed his Christian faith through brilliant creative visuals, which couldn't be ignored by a national TV audience and became viral trends.