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Sunday, April 1, 2018
“He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.”
Ed.Happy Easter from The Coach’s Team
From Michelle Malkin
He is not here, for He is risen, as
He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
The extraordinary 2010
film Of Gods and Men, by the French director Xavier Beauvois, depicts the
kidnapping and murder of nine Trappist monks in Algeria by Islamic
fundamentalists in 1996. In one of its most memorable moments, an old tape
machine plays Tchaikovsky’s Grand Theme from Swan Lake while the camera focuses
on the monks drinking red wine as they contemplate their impending martyrdom.
The atmosphere of dread
in that moment is matched by the abiding serenity of the Trappists, made all
the more powerful by the fact that the events of the film actually happened.
Eight years on from the
release of the film, there is now the added poignancy that the real-life monks
depicted in the movie are soon to be beatified by the Church as martyrs and
role models. It is a message of hope in the Resurrection for this Easter season
and suffering remain a part of daily life for tens of millions of the world’s
Christians, most so in North Africa and across the Middle East and the Holy
Land. The beloved Martyrs of Algeria are not alone, as the ranks of Christian
martyrs have been increasing every day, even as suffering Christian communities
display fortitude and trust in the Risen Lord in the face of hatred and
In 2014, the evil
plague of the Islamic State (ISIS) brought death, persecution and displacement
to most of the Christians of Iraq, in particular those in the northern city of
Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. In North Africa, there was the powerful spiritual
legacy of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded on a beach in Libya by ISIS in
February 2015. They died with the name of Jesus upon their lips and are now
honored as martyred saints of the Coptic Church of Egypt.