SAVE THE CHILDREN, SAVE LIVES, SAVE CHRISTIANITY: SAVE SAINT MENA'S CHURCH, ORPHANAGE, MEDICAL CLINIC AND DIALYSIS CENTER
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 WILL CLOSE AND END 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. Saint Mena will no longer produce the goodwill by serving the community which keeps their congregation safe and thriving.
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.