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YouTube – Hymn by Chaldean Catholic Priest-Martyr in Iraq

By November 27, 2009Devotional, News, Saints

Ave Maria!

YouTube – Hymn by Chaldean Catholic Priest-Martyr in Iraq.

A viewer sent this to me from his YouTube  site, beautiful. Let us pray for our Iraqi brethren.

Hear the voice of a Christian Martyr singing a hymn in Arabic to the Blessed Mother, while watching a slideshow of his funeral mass. Hear the angelic voice of Father Ragheed Ganni, a 35 year old Chaldean Catholic Priest killed on Sunday June 3rd, 2007 with three of his deacons right after celebrating mass at Holy Spirit Chaldean Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq. The car of Father Ragheed and the three deacons was stopped by terrorists shortly after leaving the church. They were forced to get down from the car and asked to declare their conversion to Islam. When the four martyrs refused they were brutally gunned down with machine guns. Lord, protect all the innocent people of Iraq and all those trying to defend them. Jesus we trust in you and we are sustained by the prayers of your most holy mother to whom you never refuse a request. We pray for the repentance and conversion of Father Ragheed’s killers and all other terrorists. May she who gave birth to us at the foot of the cross beg you for mercy. source:

The hymn translated in English is:

We honor you with hymns O Mother of God, you are the pride of the whole earth, because the Word of God whom the Father sent, chose to take His human body from you. The generations call you blessed, all nations and people’s honor you and ask for mercy by your prayers. You are a generous earth in which plants of joy always grow.


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  • Jules says:

    God Bless those glorious Chaldean Catholic Martyrs,who died R.I.P.,and being persecuted for the True Faith,rather than submit Islam.Faith Of Our Father’s Living Still,Inspite Of Dungeon Fire And Sword.KEEP THE FAITH

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