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Cairo Blast Destroys Church Where Great Apparition of the Virgin Mary Took Place.

Discussion in 'Marian Apparitions' started by BrianK, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member


    Cairo Blast Destroys Church Where Great Apparition of the Virgin Mary Took Place.. Event Considered
    Stephen Ryan
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    Cairo church bombing raises fears among Christians
    [​IMG]A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years.

    The attack comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fights the Egyptian branch of ISIS.

    The militant group has also carried out deadly attacks in Cairo and has urged its supporters to launch attacks around the world in recent weeks as it goes on the defensive in its Iraqi and Syrian strongholds.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but ISIS supporters celebrated on social media. “God bless the person who did this blessed act,” wrote one supporter on Telegram.

    The explosion took place in a chapel, which adjoins St Mark’s, Cairo’s main cathedral and the seat of Coptic Pope Tawadros II, where security is normally tight.

    The Great Apparition of the Virgin Mary at Zeitoun, Egypt
    By Stephen Ryan
    In two days Martin Luther King would be dead, a month after that Robert Kennedy would die in a crowded hotel hallway in California. These tumultuous events were soon followed by riots in Chicago, a music festival in Vermont that would define a generation and unleash a cultural tsunami of change in America. The day was April 2, 1968 and on that day perhaps “the most dramatic manifestation of the supernatural since Jesus Christ” occurred in Egypt in the outskirts of Ciaro in a town called Zietoun.

    The first apparition at Zeitoun was recorded that evening when a Muslim bus mechanic called Farouk Mohammed Atwa, who worked across the street from the church of Saint Demiana in Zeitoun, thought that the apparition was a woman attempting suicide by jumping from the structure. Two other men also noticed a white figure on the top of the church . The sighting was reported to the police. A crowd began to gather on the event site and the police attempted to disperse it. According to the police, the sighting was just a reflection of the light from the street lamps. However, the crowds viewed the sighting as a clear apparition of Saint Mary, and so the attempts by the police to disperse the crowd were unsuccessful. The event itself ended in few minutes, but within months millions of people bore witness to the extraordinary event of the miraculous presence of the Virgin Mary.

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    While Americans sat in their couches watching their country literally burn on television, the Mother of God began to appear nightly before tens of thousands of Muslims, Christians and Jews. She was in fact televised. She appeared above a church dome in the land of the pyramids at a Coptic church constructed to commemorate the area in Egypt where she had come with Joseph and Jesus when they all fled from Herod. Her appearances at Zeitun were astounding. The impossible image was before his eyes. The image was no less shocking to the crowd than if a UFO had landed on the dome and aliens had stepped out and waved to the crowd.

    But it was no alien form from outer space the crowd was looking at. No, the unmistakable ghostly figure hovering over the Church was the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    She was seen by more than a million people. The apparitions were broadcast by Egyptian TV, photographed by hundreds of professional photographers and personally witnessed by Egyptian President Abdul Nasser, an avowed Marxist. The apparitions lasted for three years with numerous unaccountable healings recorded by various medical professionals. The local police, who initially thought the apparitions were an elaborate hoax, searched a 15-mile radius surrounding the site to uncover any type of device that could be used to project such images. They were completely unsuccessful.

    Moslems who saw the apparitions chanted from the Koran, “Mary, God has chosen thee. And purified thee; He has chosen thee “Above all women.” She was seen accompanied by doves of light in apparitions that lasted from a few minutes to as long as nine hours. Kyrillos VI, the Orthodox patriarch, formed a commission to investigate the apparitions. A number of the commissioners observed plumes of fragrant purple smoke rising from the church at the time of the apparitions and the figure of a woman surrounded by a very bright globe of light accompanied by doves of light. A digitally-enhanced, negative image of one television frame is shown at the top of this page to enable you a see an outline of what was seen by hundreds of thousands in Egypt.

    While the appearances at Zietum were silent, the silence spoke volumes to those who came to see and strengthen their faith. The local Coptic Patriarch, Kyrillos VI, publicly announced a year after the apparitions started that he had no doubt that the Mother of God was appearing above the roof of St. Mary’s Coptic Church.

    For those who, like Thomas, needed to see for themselves, Mary offered an unequivocal televised demonstration at Zeitun. Yet, because of an unresponsive media and an indifferent world, very few outside of Egypt learned of her astonishing appearances there until well after they had ended.
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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  3. Martina

    Martina Pray Hope and don't worry: Padre Pio

    Isn't it quite odd non of this was mentioned in the news bulletins on the bombing about the Apparitions. Tbh there is very little online at all about this for such a huge event. 2009 The Holy Mother appeared again and there is barely any footage whatsoever. To me this was an amazing thing and The Holy Mother allowed herself to be filmed and yet there is very little out there.
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  4. CrewDog

    CrewDog Guest

    Not really odd, These-Days, Martina! The Media wants nothing to do with Religion/Faith and will only do so if they can "Spin It" in some negative light. Hollywood likewise where People of Faith are portrayed as narrow minded bigots or worse ... unless, of late, if Muslim.
    Also, we live in an Era of Here & Now where even recent history is forgotten.


  5. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Some believe these terrorists to be the beast coming out of the sea.
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  6. FatimaPilgrim

    FatimaPilgrim Powers

    Of course the media doesn't cover it. The majority here in the U.S. including many on this forum who are awake to the signs of the times can't even fathom what "last normal Christmas" means when our brothers and sisters in the lands where Christ was born are being driven from their homes, their churches destroyed, and are being martyred including literally being crucified.

    I pray the rosary often for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted and martyred over in Syria, Egypt, and all over the holy lands. Just because they haven't shown up at your door to murder your children and haven't blown up your church yet doesn't mean the storm hasn't been raging for years now . . .
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  7. Martina

    Martina Pray Hope and don't worry: Padre Pio

    Unfortunately that is so true.
    Imagine the joy of news like an apparition would bring to so many but of course the Satan has a hold of far too many to put a stop to it.
  8. Byron

    Byron Archangels

    It's just so like us not to get it. If it does not revolve around the West, we can't fathom. There is no Christmas in a very important location. Where Christianity began.
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