An Appearance of the Virgin in Cairo
March 12, 2010
I find today that Nathan Hollenbeck has again begun posting at the blog Toward Transfiguration. He has there a remarkable video showing the appearance of a bright form, in the shape of a woman, standing on the roof of a Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo, filmed this past December 16th, the day that marked the beginning of the Coptic month devoted to the Virgin Mary. I viewed it just now, with my poor, dial-up connection, and found it altogether remarkable. And it seems to me that Nathan’s remarks need to be taken to heart:
“I tremble when I see this and remember Kibeho and Fatima. Fatima preceded and prophecied a world war. Kibeho preceded and prophecied the Rwanda genocide. The greater the mercy, the greater the trials ahead. Perhaps also God … has allowed his Most Holy Mother to appear to Christian and Muslim alike as a plea to her Muslim children to turn to God in light of what she, God, and the holy angels only know the future may hold if we don’t all repent, pray, and fast, but what we already see foreshadowed in current tensions.”
In view of Cristian Ciopron’s article on the Transfiguration, which I posted earlier today, I would recommend that readers of my blog look at this video, as a testimony to the reality of the transfigured life in Christ and as a plea for Christian unity more powerful than any which my poor pen can muster.