Monday, 23 February 2015

Coptic Martyrs




The stunning icon here depicts the martyrs and was created by Egyptian American artist Tony Rezk. 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. (David Alton via Facebook).