OCP Media, July 6, 2016
Cairo- Egypt: Today, Mother Athanasia received the Crown of Martyrdom. She was gunned down by extremists of Muslims and gave her pure soul in Hands of our Lord Jesus Christ. She was a nun in the Monastery of Great St. George in Old Cairo.
Our Lord Said to us in the Gospel ” And don’t fear those kill the body but can not kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell “(Matthew 10 :28).
She was a pure nun.
May her prayers be with us. Amen
Here is the statement from the Monastery of St George, where Mother Athanasia was a nun:
Statement from the monastery of St. George for nuns in old Cairo
Today, 5 July 2016 Mother Athanasia of St. George Monastery for nuns in Old Cairo passed away while in a car with other nuns on Cairo Alex desert road heading to St. George monastery in Khatatba.
She was shot during a conflict that happened to take place between two conflicting parties she happened to pass by, which lead to the loss of her life immediately. We ask God to rest her soul in peace among the Wise Virgins.