Monday, June 4, 2007

How Do Martyrs of the Living God Die?

With their boots on, making Christ known in dangerous places. How I wish I had a faith so alive I'd be willing to die for it. This kind of faith does exist:

An armed group gunned down and killed Fr Ragheed Ganni and three of his aides [deacons]. The murder took place right after Sunday mass in front of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul where Father Ragheed was parish priest.
Father Ragheed himself had been targeted several times in previous attacks. The Church of the Holy Spirit has also been repeatedly attacked and bombed in the last few years, the last time occurred but a few months ago.

How happy they must be now.

Eternal rest grant unto them, 0 Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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