Bishop Mouneer Anis writes a letter on the Grave Situation in Egypt as June 30th approaches

Posted by Kendall Harmon

What is going to happen on the 30th of June? We do not know! All what we know is that when emotions run high, anything can happen. However, we trustthat God is in control and we are in His hands.Two days ago during his visit to Egypt, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby encouraged us by using St. Paul s words, while in the middle of a storm, “But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost (Acts 27:22).

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Posted June 28, 2013 at 8:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Adam 12 wrote:

Please know our prayers are with you, Bishop.

June 28, 9:36 am | [comment link]
2. SC blu cat lady wrote:

Yikes! This situation must be very horrible for +Anis to be so concerned. As Adam#1 wrote- You alway have our prayers, Bishop Anis. Perhaps a prayer vigil would be in order. Nevertheless I will be fervently praying for Bishop Anis, his diocese and all Christians in Egypt.

June 28, 9:55 am | [comment link]
3. Undergroundpewster wrote:

Prayers ascending.

June 28, 10:22 am | [comment link]
4. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

So what’s the news now that June 30th has come and gone?  In an earlier piece on T19, the noble ++Mouneer Anis reported the sad news that in 2011 alone, some 100K Christians fled Egypt.  It seems that a great many of the believers who are educated and have the financial means to leave are emigrating, leaving the remnant that stays behind not only smaller, but substantially weaker, deprived of many of its leaders.

Egypt and Syria have the largest Christian minorities of any major Arab state in the Middle East (leaving aside small Lebanon, of course).  In each nation, Christians have for centuries comprised about 10% of the total population.  But now, with the perpetual turmoil and growing persecution of Christians in both Egypt and Syria, there is a real danger that the presence of Christians will diminish significantly, and so a local witness will perhaps be lost.

What an ironic result to “the Arab spring.”  Yes, let us pray for the Church in Egypt, Coptic, Anglican, and otherwise.

David Handy+

July 1, 12:13 pm | [comment link]
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