St. Porphyrios Church after the bombing (Λέοντες Ορθοδοξίας, Facebook)

St. Porphyrios Orthodox Church
Gaza City

19 October 2023

We have just received confirmation from multiple sources in Gaza that Saint Porphyrios Orthodox Church has been bombed today. Archbishop Alexios appears to have been located and is alive, but we don’t know if he is injured. We have no word on the condition of any other of the more than 500 people being housed at the church and monastery, including the person who has been our source for most of our information. 

The bombs hit the two church halls where the refugees, including children and babies, were sleeping. Presently, survivors are searching the rubble for other casualties. Our source at the scene says that they estimate that 150-200 people are dead, and that number is expected to rise as more people are found in the wreckage.

The Patriarch of Jerusalem has been made aware of the situation, and we are waiting for a statement from him soon. 

As always, we will keep you updated as we know more. 

Please pray for the repose of the souls who were killed in the bombing; for strength and healing of the injured; for mercy on everyone, including the perpetrators; and for peace in the Holy Land and an end to this devastating war. Let God arise! Let his enemies be scattered! 

The Order of Saint George has established a fund to assist these suffering innocent people in Gaza. If you are able to contribute, we urge you to do so. If you are unable to give, we ask you please to share this campaign with others. 

21 thoughts on “CONFIRMED: Bombing of St. Porphyrios

    1. That article was factually correct the day it was written. Last week, there were rumors that the church had been bombed, and certain unscrupulous agencies reported it as fact without any confirmations. That was seven days ago. There is absolute confirmation today that the church was, in fact, hit by (a) bomb(s). I don’t have confirmation of how many actual blasts there were as of right now.

    2. This above is from a week ago. This time, on October 19, they bombed it for real. They are barbarian maniacs. Destroy humans and their thousand-years-old legacy too.

    3. No sweetie, your article was written on 12 October, the confirmation of it being reduced to rubble was 19 October

  1. Praying for our brothers and sisters in Gaza. Prayers for the people who died. Prayers for the living.

  2. Prayers for all those who have died and those who are injured. This situation is insane and all efforts must be made by all nations to stop the fighting and restore peace. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on all those suffering in Gaza and throughout that region. Memory Eternal ?✝️?

  3. In the Name of God – the Lord of Heavens and Earth,

    May His protection and support be with our Christian brothers and sisters!

    … and with all inhabitants of Gaza and Palestine and the righteous, non-combatants of the Jewish people and the atheists who are not involved in this awful crime unleashed.

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