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Also find attached the Diocese Weekly Newsletter. 
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 With Regards, Administration Team

Week # 42, 43           28 October 2016


"اَلدِّيَانَةُ الطَّاهِرَةُ النَّقِيَّةُ عِنْدَ اللهِ الآبِ هِيَ هذِهِ: افْتِقَادُ الْيَتَامَى وَالأَرَامِلِ فِي ضِيقَتِهِمْ، وَحِفْظُ الإِنْسَانِ نَفْسَهُ بِلاَ دَنَسٍ مِنَ الْعَالَمِ."(يع 1 :27)     
" Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world"
(James 1: 27)

CONTENTS

 

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العظة الاسبوعية 

SP1: State Your Heart
SP2: من أقوال الأباء
ٍSP3: قصة أعجبتني
Church of the week

Ecumenical News
EN 01 CCWA Newsletter

Church & Politics
CP 01 Bells ring in Iraq
CP 02 Barnabas Persecution Updates

Church & Community
CC 01  Community Workshop
CC 02  Volunteering Strategy
CC 03  Australian job market
CC 04  Learn a New Language
CC 05  Suicide Prevention grants available
CC 06  Bankwest Scholarships
CC 07  WA Seniors Week 2016

CC 08  Youth Traineeship Program

Church News
CN 01  Installation of  New Chandeliers
CN 02  Movie Night
CN 03 God bless your donations
CN 04 Upcoming Events

Real Estate & Housing
Anba Abram Village

Copts Social News
Farewell Celebration


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Vespers
Every Saturday Evening
06:00 - 06:30 PM
 
Weekly Bible Study Arabic & English
Every Saturday Evening
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Anba Moussa Public Meeting
Every Saturday Evening
08:00 - 10:00 PM
 
Discipleship Course
Every Tuesday Evening 
06:00 - 08:30 PM

Weekly Prayer Meeting
Every Wednesday Evening
06:30 - 07:30 PM
 
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Update on Anba Moussa Public Meeting

Movie Night

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Servants Meeting

Every Sunday
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Prayers Meeting

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Disciples of Christ Doc. (ST YOUSTINA & ST KEBRIANOS)

YOUTH MEETING
Every Friday Night
7:00 p.m.
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St Mary & Archangel Michael Rituals & Hymns School

Every Saturday at 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM after the Holy Liturgy.
There will be two classes:
- Coptic class: 11:00 - 11:40 AM
- Hymns class: 11:50 - 12:30 PM
Then free time for activities: 12:30 - 01:00 PM. 
Applications are out now please fill in the forms and deliver it to Fr. David Kamel.
Come along and encourage others families to Enroll their kids in this wonderful service.

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Aripsalin Children's Choir

Every Saturday, the primary school choir sessions start exactly after St Mary & Archangel Michael Hymns and Ritual School in the morning.
If you are interested to make your child join in this heavenly service, please contact Sandy Kaplenian or Marian Bekhiet

St Demiana Ladies Meeting

 
Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM,
St Demiana Ladies Meeting takes place at St Mary and Archangel Michael Church. Come along and encourage others to come.

Talk: Fr. Abram Abdelmalek
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1. Introduction to the Coptic Orthodox Church Course

 
In this course, you will lean about some of the Coptic Orthodox Church History, Rituals, Dogmas, Theology and Spiritually. The course extends also to cover some aspects of comparative theology and religion. It touches upon some key factors of Christian Marriage as well. This course will commence on Wednesday the 10th August for two hours a week and will be up to three months.

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2. Marriage Preparation Course

 
In this course, you will learn about, Foster respect, affection and closeness, Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world, Keep conflict discussion calm, Strengthen and maintain the gains in relationship.
The course is conducted twice a year on the first Wednesday of May and November of every year. 

Confession Table

This week: Year 05
Next week: Year 06

 

Ground Cleaning Table

This week TBA
Next week TBA

 

Cleaning Roster

This week   TBA

Next week  TBA

 

Kitchen Roster

This week   TBA
Next week  TBA

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Voice of the Copts
Every Tuesday
1:00pm – 1:30pm EN
1:30pm – 2:30pm AR

Skype Arabic Bible Study
Thursday from 7:00 till 08:30 PM
Account: Masee7i
Facebook
Twitter
Website
Email

CCCP  “Coptic Communication Channel in PERTH”
This VIBER group does not represent the Church in any way or mean and the posts on this group represent the personal views of respective persons.

Church Bus Service

If interested in the Church bus service for the families who attend St Mary & Archangel Michael Church from the Northern Suburbs on Saturdays and Sundays, please contact Deacon Mina Shakir  0401 544 111. 

Visit our Youtube Channel
WA Coptic TV. Channel "WACTV"

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العظة الأسبوعية 

نيافة الأنبا رويس الأسقف العام

لـــعنـــة التــــيــــن

            

 
Spiritual Talk
 
   State Your Heart

 His Grace Bishop Angaelos

   General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom
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To listen to the Talk press the image

من أقوال الأباء 

" ما دمنا حافظين مدينتنا إذ نحرس سورها و نغلق أبوابها و لا ننام و نغفل عنها ، لن يقدر الأعداء على أخذها "

الأنبا باخوميوس

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قصة أعجبتني

القيمة الحقيقية

ذات يوم قررت ارمله فقيرة ان تذهب الي دولابها القديم وتبيع كل ما تجده فيه حتى تعيش بثمن ما ستبيعه .. ووجدت عودا موسيقيا قديما كان يستخدمه زوجها المتوفي من عدة سنين فاخذته ووضعته علي الرصيف ونادت .اله موسيقيه للبيع ..عود بعشرة جنيهات لكن لم يهتم احد بان يشترى هذا العود القديم ..لكن فجاه جاءها رجل طيب حنون ..واخذ العود بدا يعزف عليه اجمل الالحان ..فتجمع اهل المدينه يستمعون لصوت موسيقاه الرائعه التى اخرجها من العود ..هنا نادى الرجل الموسيقار المشهور وقال (الف جنيه لمى يريد ان يشترى العود ) وهنا تهافت الناس علي شرائه في مزاد حتى دفع احدهم مبلغ 2000 جنيه ثمنا لهذا العود وتحولت المراه الفقيرة التى تريد عشرة جنيهات فقط في العود الي انسانه غنيه تملك 2000 جنيه .بسبب هذا الموسيقار الفنان الذي عزف علي عودها القديم فحوله الي تحفه رائعه .
هكذا يعزف المسيح الحانه الشجيه علي اوتار قلوبنا فانه يضاعف قيمتنا يرفعنا من المزبله ويجلسنا مع اشراف شعبه.

بعض تذكارات القديسين                       Commemoration    


الاحد 23 أكتوبر 
20 بابه
Sunday
23 Oct.
نياحة القديس يوحنا القصير (أبي يحنس - يوحنس - يوأنس)
The Departure of the Great St. John Colobos - the Short
الأثنين
21
بابه
Mon التذكار الشهري لوالدة الأله القديسه مريم العذراء
نياحة يوئيل النبى
نقل جسد لعازر حبيب المسيح
نياحة القديس الانبا رويس (الأنبا فريج)
The Commemoration of the Theotokos
The Departure of Joel the Prophet
The Commemoration of the Relocation of the Body of Lazarus
The Departure of St. Freig (Abba Tegi, Anba Roweiss)

الثلاثاء
22
بابه
Tue أستشهاد القديس لوقا الأنجيلي
The Martyrdom of Saint Luke the Evangelist

الأربعاء
23
بابه
Wed نياحة البابا يوساب الاول البطريرك الثاني والخمسون من الباباوات المصريين
آستشهاد الشهيد ديونيسوس إسقف كورونثوس
The Departure of St. Yousab, 52nd Pope of Alexandria
The Martyrdom of St. Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth

الخميس
24
بابه
Thu نياحة الأنبا أيلاريون الكبير الراهب
إستشهاد القديس بولس ولونجينوس والشهيدة دينا
The Departure of the Righteous Father Abba Hilarion
The Martyrdom of the Sts. Paul, Longinus and Deenah
الجمعة
25
بابه
Fri نياحة القديس ابيب صديق القديس ابولو
تكريس كنيسه القديس يوليوس الإقفهصى كاتب سير الشهداء
The Departure of the Saints Apollo and Abib
The Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of Saint Julius El-Akfahsee - Aqfahs
السبت
26
بابه

Sat
استشهاد القديس تيمون احد السبعين و أحد الشمامسة السبعة
تذكار السبعة شهداء من جبل أنطونيوس
The Martyrdom of Saint Timon the Apostle
The Commemoration of the Seven Martyrs on the Mount of St. Antonius
     









































العودة للمحتويات

Saint of the Week


The Departure of the Great St. John Colobos (the Short)

On this day, the great light and saint, the hegumen Abba John (Yoannis) Colobos (the Short), departed. He was a native of Betsa in upper Egypt and he had one brother. His parents were righteous and God-fearing people, rich in faith and good deeds.   
When he was 8 years old, his heart turned away from the futility of this world, its lusts and its glory, and he desired the monastic life. The grace of God moved him to go to the desert of Scete and there he came upon a tried and holy man whose name was Abba Pemwah from El-Bahnasa. John asked Abba Pemwah to allow him to stay with him. The old man answered, trying him, "My son, you cannot stay with us for this is a very hard desert and those who dwell in it eat from the work of their hands, besides observing many fasts, prayers, and sleeping on the floor and many other forms of asceticism. Go back to the world and live in the fear of God."

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قديس هذا الأسبوع

نياحة القديس يوحنا القصير

في مثل هذا اليوم تنيح القديس الضياء العظيم الإيغومانس الأنبا يوأنس القصير، كان من أهل بتسا بصعيد مصر. وكان وأخ له من أبوين صالحين خائفين من الله، غنيين في الإيمان والأعمال الصالحة.
ولما بلغ يوأنس الثامنة من عمره تحول قلبه عن أباطيل العالم وشهواته وأمجاده واشتاق للرهبنة، فحركته نعمة الله أن يمضى إلىبرية شيهيت، وهناك اهتدى إلى شيخ قديس مجرب، يقال له أنبا بمويه من البهنسا وسأله أن يسمح له بالإقامة عنده فقال له الشيخ مختبرا "يا إبنى، إنك لا تقدر على الإقامة معنا لأن هذه برية متعبة، والساكنون فيها يقتاتون من عمل أيديهم فضلا عن الصوم الكثير والصلاة والنوم على الأرض والتقشف، فارجع إلى العالم وعش في التقوى"، فقال له الأنبا يوأنس "لا تردني يا أبى من أجل الله لأني أتيت لأكون تحت طاعتك وفي صلاتك، فإذا قبلتني فإني أؤمن أن الرب يطيب قلبك على".

العودة للمحتويات

Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
  • They used to surround fruitful trees with fences to be protected. Do you keep your fruitful trees inside strong fences by means of grace to protect them?
  • If you feel the pain of others, then you are human. While, if you tried to relieve their pain, then you are an angel.
  • How can you give if you don’t have? And how can you take if not yours.
  • As much as you have of spiritual treasures, you can spend.
  • Someone said “I lived all my life to conclude these two facts; the first is that God does exist, the second is that God is not myself.
  • Saint Agustinos said: “I sat on the top of the world when I neither desire something, nor afraid of something “, so far I am still searching that place ‘Top of the world’.
  • Hope that before you raise your voice with screaming, you lower your head with prostration.

كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • عادة ما يضعون الأشجار المثمرة داخل الأسوار ليحموها، فهل لأشجارك المثمرة أسوار قوية من وسائط النعمة لتحميها.
  •  إذا شعرت بآلام الآخرين فأنت إنسان ... أما إذا حاولت أن تخفف عنهم فإنك ملاك.
  •  كيف تعطي إذا لم يكن عندك؟ وكيف تأخذ إن لم يكن لك؟
  •  بقدر ما عندك من كنوز روحية تستطيع أن تنفق.
  •  قال أحدهم "عشت كل هذه الحياة لاستخلص هاتين الحقيقتين، أولاهما: إنه يوجد إله والثانية: إني لست هو.
  • قال القديس أوغسطينوس "جلست على قمة العالم عندما لم أشته شيئا ولم أخف من شيء " وأنا لا زلت أبحث عن هذا المكان "قمة العالم".
  • ليتك قبل أن يرتفع صوتك بالصراخ، تخفض هامتك بالسجود.

Church of the Week

 

The Heavenly Cathedral
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

 

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Church bells ring in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State

 
Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied out when the Islamic State took over in 2014. Iraqi forces have retaken the town as they push closer to Mosul.
 

Oppression of churches in (North) Sudan mounts as Islamisation increases – update from Sudanese pastor 
Read more


Editorial: Turkey must not be allowed to stop Christians returning to Mosul
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Christians and the impending crisis in Mosul

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Christians in the "Grey Zone" of Ukraine urgently need your help as winter approaches
Read more


For more News on Presecuted Christians, visit Barnabasfund.org
For Barnabas Prayer Focus, visit Prayer Focus

Community Workshop.. Get the care you need

 
 
 










يوم تثقيفى ومحاضرات متنوعة فى دعم الصحة العقلية فى المجتمع فى منطقة جوزنلز بتاريخ 20 اكتوبر2016 
بعض النقاط المستفادة من هذه المحاضرات
  • تعريف الفرد كيفية الحصول على افضل رعاية صحية ونفسية وروحية عن طريق المديكير فى غرب استراليا
  • توفير رعاية طبية للأسنان للشباب تحت سن 18 سنة
  • توفير رعاية وخدمات متنوعة للمسنين وذوى الإحتياجات الخاصة 
  • تعريف المريض بكافة حقوقة وواجباتة وكيفية التعامل مع الطبيب المعالج للوصول لأفضل طريقة للعلاج
  • وايضا كان هناك فترة للمناقشة والإقتراحات المفيدة للشباب والأسر
ومن ضمن فقرات البرنامج فترة لتناول وجبة الغداء وكانت فرصة للتعارف وتبادل الأحاديث والخبرات  , وكان عدد الحاضرين 36 شخص من مختلف انحاء العالم وعدد اللغات التى كانوا يتحدثون بها 8 لغات مختلفة وكل هذا تم فى توافق وانسجام تام وايضا كان من ضمن الحاضرين 5 أفراد يمثلون كنيسة العدرا والملاك ميخائيل بيرث - استراليا 

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Volunteering Strategy Consultation Session 

The Department of Local Government and Communities, in partnership with Volunteering WA, invites you to the metropolitan Volunteering Strategy Consultation session.
 
Time               2.00–5.00pm (1.30pm registration)
Date:               Thursday 27 October 2016
Venue:            Royal Park Hall
                       180 Charles Street, West Perth
 The feedback from this session will inform a new Volunteering Strategy that will guide the community towards better recognition of and support for volunteers in Western Australia.
 You can register online or RSVP to Jo Brooker by phone
6551 8320 or email: jo.brooker@dlgc.wa.gov.au 


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Learn new skills to succeed in the Australian job market

The City of Canning in partnership with the City of Gosnells, Richmond Wellbeing, the African Professionals Association and Volunteering WA invite you to a seminar designed for newly arrived community members who wish to learn new skills to succeed in the Australian job market. 

Time:               9.30am – 12.30pm
Date:               Saturday 29 October 2016
Venue:            City of Canning Administration Building
                        1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
 
Participants will be given an opportunity to:

  • learn more about the Australian job market
  • tried and tested skills to be successful
  • ask a panel of experts about employment.

More information is available on the OMI website.

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Take the Plunge: Learn a New Language

The first public event of the Language in the Mainstream project is now open for registrations:
 
Time:              5.00–7.00pm
Date:              Tuesday 1 November 2016
Venue:            State Library
                       25 Francis Street, Perth
 
Take the Plunge: Learn a New Language  focuses on the benefits of language learning and features five speakers including the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, the Hon Dr Mike Nahan MLA.

To register, please access this link.

For further enquiries, please contact the Project Officer, Karen Gregory, by email karengregory5@bigpond.com.


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Suicide prevention grants available now

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for organisations to undertake evidence-informed peer and mentoring activities or programs that contribute to the prevention of suicide.

For more information please visit the Mental Health Commission website.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 14 November 2016.


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Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grant Scholarships

The Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grants provides 10 not-for-profit WA organisations access to $10,000 to develop their social media strategy for long-term impact in 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for not-for-profit organisations  to participate in ongoing social media training, mentorship, development and support.
 
Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 31 October 2016.


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WA Seniors Week 2016

Seniors Week 2016 runs from 6–13 November and is an opportunity to acknowledge Western Australian seniors and show our appreciation for their valued contribution to society.

Some events and activities during Seniors Week 2016 include:

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Metropolitan Local Government Youth Development Traineeship Program 

The Metropolitan Local Government Youth Development Traineeship Program will provide support to metropolitan local governments to employ young people, aged 24 years or under, in a traineeship program.
 
The traineeship will enable the young person to develop long-term employment skills and expose them to future employment opportunities and networks within their local government.

Expressions of Interest close at 4.00pm on Monday 12 December 2016.

For more information please access this link.


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 Assembly and Installation of New Chandeliers

 
How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Gen.28: 17)
Since the church resembles heaven, it must have lights to illuminate it like the stars of heaven.

 

As part of the church renewal, new chandeliers have been assembled and installed by some of the church servants. It took around 5 days, assembling and hanging small parts together whom they have dedicated valuable time from 7:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m every day with all joy.
God bless all who serve His Holy Name. 

 Movie Night

 
Last Friday 21st October, DOCs were holding a movie night screening "God's Not Dead", a movie based on Rice Brooks' book God's Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty, the film follows a Christian college student (Harper) whose faith is challenged by a philosophy professor (Sorbo) who declares God a pre-scientific fiction.
Youth Found answers to their questions regarding the existence of God, and learned how to give those answers to people who challenge them.

 

 God bless your donations

 
All appreciation for our great Coptic Community whom they have donated generously to the call of last week to participate into the Church and Sunday School building fund expenses, it makes us very proud of our community.
 

 


Hos Airof Choir 
 
Fr. Alias Kilzi invited Hos Airof Adult Choir to perform tomorrow 29 October 2016 at The Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation of the Melkite Catholics.

Aghapy Australia

Aghapy Australia will air the second episode of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations.
The time of broadcasting are as follows:
Wednesday 11am and 6.30pm
Thursday 12.30am
Friday 4pm
Sunday 6pm
Tuesday 10.30pm


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Anba Abram Village

Vila for Rent 
  

There is a vacant of self standing 4x1 Vila/House in Beechboro Anba Abraam Village available for rent immediately. Attached the brochure for those who could be eligible to apply.

Anba Abram Village Borchure


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Farewell Celebration for Nicole & Samy Sawires

On Tuesday 25th October 2016, ladies of St. Demiana Meeting held a Farewell Celebration for "Nicole & Sami Sawires" who are travelling to Egypt next Sunday, they have blessed by the presence of Fr. Abram. We all wished them a safe trip , and Happy & Peaceful life in Egypt.

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