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21 New Martyrs of Libya Icon - S100

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On February 15, 2015, the Moslem terrorists of Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) executed these 21 Coptic Orthodox men for their Christian faith. The video which showed the brutal beheadings called them "people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian Church." Six days later, the martyrs were glorified by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II. He established their feast day on Amshir 8 (February 15).

This icon was painted by Tony Rezk in the Neo-Coptic iconographic style. The martyrs are wearing orange jumpsuits, as they were dressed at the time, and they are kneeling on the Mediterranean coast. The water is red with their blood, and 21 crowns of martyrdom descend from heaven.

Mr. Rezk invites people to visit if they would like to make a donation to help the families that these and other martyrs leave behind.

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  • Gorgeous Coptic Martyrs

    Posted by Elias Anthony on Jun 9th 2018

    I selected the masterpiece of this icon and I couldn't be happier. It is beautiful and signifies the continued sacrifice of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

    It is no coincidence that persecution is wrought upon those descendants of the first Christians. Let us not forget and help the Copts bear witness. Amen.

  • Holy Coptic Martyrs, pray for us!

    Posted by Jeffery Johnson on May 24th 2018

    I love this icon. The colors are so beautiful. Highest quality image. I was deeply moved the first time I saw this icon online, and am so glad to have my own copy.

  • heaven in paint

    Posted by TOM CLOUTIER on Mar 30th 2018

    This icon sits in my theology classroom where I can easily contemplate it. There are 2 ways of describing it: beautiful and inspiring! Thank you.

  • Great

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 12th 2017

    I really liked this. I just kind of wish that the Iconographer's signature was not as prominent as it is in this icon. Besides that, a fantastic icon!


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