Shortly after the 21 Copts were martyred by the Islamic State, an icon was written commemorating their memory. Now a similar icon has been written commemorating the 30 Ethiopian Christians also martyred by the Islamic State:
Icons of #21Martyrs and #EthiopianChristians killed by #IS in #Libya. Same pain, same comfort! http://t.co/x61qk3slus pic.twitter.com/gevaJnLTwz
— Bishop Angaelos (@BishopAngaelos) April 23, 2015
We may not yet know the names of the Ethiopian martyrs, but we have an image for their devotion.
Here is the icon of the Copts:
And here the icon of the Ethiopians:
May they intercede for us, that following their example, we, too, may persevere to the end.