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Monday, February 16, 2015

Coptic Prayer to the Mother of God

TWENTY-ONE EGYPTIAN Coptic Christians have been beheaded by ISIL terrorists in Libya. This icon of Our Lady of the Sackcloth and the accompanying prayer are gifts of the Coptic Church to our troubled world.
You are a defender of our salvation, O Virgin, Birth-Giver of God, and an invincible encouragement. Bring to nothing the counsels of our adversaries, and the affliction of your servants turn to joy. Intercede for the peace of the world, for you are our hope, O Birth-Giver of God. Amen.


  1. Thank you for offering this prayer.

  2. We shouldl all be appalled by the atrocities that surround us. For the peace of the world. Amen.

  3. A time for prayer and fasting.