Praying for Egypt in the wake of terror


The PCC is mourning the tragedy that took place in Egypt after two churches were bombed during Palm Sunday worship services. The terror attacks led to the deaths of at least 44 people, with over 100 injured. Please pray for healing and peace.

Reflection from the Moderator

“We had prayers in church this Sunday for the Christians in Egypt, where terrorist bombs took the life of dozens of Palm Sunday worshippers. Coptic Pope Tawadros II was very nearly a victim of one of the blasts. Just a few weeks ago, my son Jacob and I attended a service of worship in Jerusalem, at the Holy Sepulchre, at which Pope Tawadros presided. Two weeks from now, I’ll be speaking at Markham Arabic Presbyterian Church, many of whose members are Egyptian Christians, as are those at Almanarah Presbyterian, where I was so warmly welcomed earlier this year.

“These tragedies in Egypt may seem far away, but we are united with these brothers and sisters in Christ. Please remember to pray for them, and for all Christians this Holy Week, particularly for those in lands where to be a Christian is a dangerous thing.”

—The Rev. Douglas H. Rollwage, Moderator of the 142nd General Assembly

From the Presbyterian Church in Canada