I just watched an interview with Sean Hannity and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Interviewed on International Television Networks, including American Fox News, German ZDF and French CANAL+ iTele. I really wish the Orthodox church (Christians) weren't caught in the middle of all of this... meaning.... we are not the terrorists but we have been caught in their snares. We don't have missiles but we are now targets. We aren't aggressive yet we have become a threat. We don't have boarders to protect but our place was there along side the others in the holy lands where God revealed His Son to humanity.
We have been caught in the crossfires of this war. And it isn't the first time.
I believe what he says about the fanatic Islamists. Eventually they will want the whole world to be Muslim. Anyone who has a history intertwined with Constantinople and Greece still hears stories how the Turks took away their land. The Turks stole their churches. The saints were martyred and beheaded before and they are again today.
We want to be in peace. We want our holy sites and churches. The history of Christianity is about to be erased. 2000 years of history will be forgotten and we will be left with our current limitations. Can you maintain and teach all that Christianity is without the history of the Church? The Bible is a part of the whole story. There are still the saints, the relics, the iconography, the sacraments, the teachings... Love? Love cannot be properly defined without the Church. (Love is from God and without the Church we can no longer protect how we define God, Love, nor the Scriptures.)
So for me the only comfort I have is prayer. Nothing else makes sense.