The 21 Egyptian Martyrs in Libya

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Re: The 21 Egyptian Martyrs in Libya

Postby Theophilus » January 23rd, 2016, 7:30 pm

different glory wrote:Thank you for posting this, Theo; it is good to have their names, and that link, to know and honour them, and to see them as real people in the context of their families and their daily lives. (Though having said that, that one is unnamed is poignant and thought-provoking.)


It appears that the 21st, originally unnamed martyr, is Matthew Ayariga (spelling is variable) who was not Egyptian but from sub-Saharan Africa (either Chad or Ghana). He was originally a non-Christian, but he saw the immense faith of the others, and when the terrorists asked him if he rejected Jesus, he reportedly said, "Their God is my God", knowing that he would be killed.

http://bombayorthodoxdiocese.org/what-m ... n-friends/

and

http://www.bosnewslife.com/35141-africa ... -beheading
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Re: The 21 Egyptian Martyrs in Libya

Postby Pondero » January 23rd, 2016, 7:39 pm

And the West thought the Ghadaffi regime was bad. :scratch:
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