Relatives of Coptic Christians carry coffins of their relatives who were killed following their funeral service, at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Minya. - Source
I noticed an 'ask father' post on Fr. Z's blog wherein a reader asked, "What if we are alive when Christ returns?" It seemed like a strange question to me, especially in view of the recent martyrs. They were alive when Christ returned for them - they are alive. Christ is alive. We just celebrated the Resurrection - we celebrate it every Sunday.
Fr. Z plugged ad orientem worship in his reply - to face East to greet the Lord. Inserting a plug like that seems so banal compared to the blood of the martyrs and their going to meet the Lord. The martyrs were alive when they met Him, no matter which way they were facing.
Read your catechism...
677 The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God's victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven. God's triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgment after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world. - CCC