On May 27, 2017, masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians to St.
Samuel the Confessor’s Monastery south of Cairo. This tragedy took the lives of 29 Copts, 10 of whom were children, and left dozens injured.


One of those who were killed in this attach is Mr. Mohsen Morkos, a member of St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Monee, IL. His wife, Mrs. Samia Adly is one of the survival. She is currently being treated in a hospital in Egypt. Mr. Mohsen and his wife were on a vacation to visit their two sons and daughter in Egypt who were also with them on the bus and died on the scene.


The church has opened a relief fund to assist the families of those martyred and to help
those who were wounded by these horrendous acts. You can denote to this fund either by sending a check to

St. George Coptic Orthodox Church

P.O. Box 250

Monee, IL 60449

Memo: Martyrs Fund

Or online by going to https://app.easytithe.com/g3/h/ and select “Martyrs Fund”

Pray that God comfort the families of the martyrs during these somber times and for the safety of all His people.


May God Bless

Fr. Samuel Azmy