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Week # 34                       12 September 2015

"أَنْتُمْ مِلْحُ الأَرْضِ وَلَكِنْ إِنْ فَسَدَ الْمِلْحُ فَبِمَاذَا يُمَلَّحُ؟ لاَ يَصْلُحُ بَعْدُ لِشَيْءٍ إِلاَّ لأَنْ يُطْرَحَ خَارِجاً وَيُدَاسَ مِنَ النَّاسِ"
 (متي 13:5)
 
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men"
   (Matthew 5:13)

CONTENTS


عظة روحية للبابا تواضروس الثانى


تذكار القديسين 

Saint of the week

 
 
 

سيرة قديـس هذا الأسبوع

Words with Meanings

كلمات ذات معنى

 
Ecumenical News
EN 01 Wendy Yapp visits the church
EN 02 R U OK?
EN 03 Thank You Prime Minister
EN 04 Council of Churches Newsletter

Church & Politics

CP 01 Tolerance or Conformity
CP 02 Kim Davis Breaks her silence
CP 03 Operation rescue: the Christians of the Middle East face extinction
CP 04 Newsweekly
CP 05 Syrian refugee crisis pre-dates this week's television images
CP 06 Barnabas Persecution Update

Church & Community
CC 01 OMI alert: Project grants to engage at risk youth in sport now open
CC 02 OMI alert: Volunteer recognition program expanded

CC 03 OMI alert: Young People who care Awards 2015

Church News
CN 01 Happy Father's Day
CN 02 Anba Moussa Meeting celebrates Father's Day
CN 03 Visiting Priests
CN 04 Church Committee Meeting
CN 05 Upcoming Events

CN 06 First Visit to Dalwallinu
CN 07 The Church celebrates a Youth Legacy "Mark Nakhla"
CN 08 Tutoring Programs
CN 09 Database Update Campaign
CN 10 SMOS Activities
CN 11  Alpha Christian Shop



Real Estate and Housing
RE 01 Real Estate Corner

 

Coptic Social News
CSN 01 Congratulation Baby Girl
CSN 02  Congratulations Baby Bathing
CSN 03 Coondolences

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CONSULTANTS NEEDED
Are you interested in joining the panel of the interim consultants affiliated to the church executive committee – 2015?

The Executive Committee in its last meeting decided to invite any candidate who is interested in serving as a consultant to the Executive Committee till the forthcoming official elections. The anticipated elections is going to be sometime next year after the approval of the amended constitution.
Your role will be to give a professional advice to the committee and execute the instructions of it. You will attend certain committee meetings upon request by it. Everyone, including current consultants, are invited to fill an application form. The form is available here or in the Church. For any queries, please contact Fr. Abram Abdelmalek


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 العظة الأسبوعية 

للبابا تواضروس الثاني

 
الروح المتضع
 


 
Spiritual Talk
 
How to change your life
 
 H.G Bishop Thomas
 

 

تذكار قديسين الاسبوع القادم 

13 سبتمبر
الأحد
02 توت استشهاد القديس يوحنا المعمدان
استشهاد القديس داسية الجندي
14 سبتمبر
الأثنين
03 توت نياحة القديسة ثيؤودورا التائبة
15 سبتمبر
الثلاثاء
04 توت نياحة البابا مكاريوس الثاني البطريرك التاسع و الستون
نياحة القديسة فيرونيا 
16 سبتمبر
الاربعاء
05 توت استشهاد القديسة صوفيا
استشهاد الشهيد ماما
17 سبتمبر
الخميس
06 توت إستشهاد القديس إشعياء النبي إبن أموص سنة 912 قبل الميلاد
استشهاد القديسة باسيليه
18 سبتمبر
الجمعة
07 توت نياحه البابا ديوسقوروس الخامس و العشرون
نياحة القديس سوريانوس أسقف جبلة
نياحة البابا يؤانس الثاني عشر البطريرك القبطي الثاني و التسعون
استشهاد القديسة رفقة و اولادها الخمسة (اغاثون-بطرس-يوحنا-امون-امونة)
   
     





































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Saint of the Week

 
St Rebecca & her five children
 
 Sts. Agathon, Peter, John, Amun, and Amuna and their mother, Rebecca, were martyred. They were from Kemola of the district of Kus.

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سـيرة قـديـس هذا الأسبوع


 

القديسة الشهيدة رفقة و أولادها الخمسة الشهداء

 

 تكشف سيرة القديسة رفقة و أولادها عن اهتمام الأسرة المسيحية بالتمتع بالإكليل السماوي. فلم يكن
يشغل قلب هذه الأرملة إلا أن تتمتع مع أولادها الخمس بالأحضان الإلهية، مهماكلفهم الثمن.  

إقرأ المزيد 

العودة للمحتويات


Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
 
  • In defending a specific opinion, especially in theological related issues, do not go to the extreme, to avoid falling in the danger of heresies .
  • When you confront some people with their faults, they commit more faults .
  • Do not confront people with their faults, as their faults' consequences will confront them one day.
  • Sin has a strong odor that blocks the nose.
  • If the sinner confesses his sin he is considered righteous, but if he conceals his sin even he was righteous he becomes profane.
  • What a boldness: they accuse you with the most dreadful accusations, then they turn to you to help solving their problems.

كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • في دفاعك عن رأي معين، خاصة في الأمور اللاهوتية، لا تتطرف، حتي لا تقع في محظور الهرطقات.
  • بعض الناس متي واجهتهم بأخطائهم، يرتكبون أخطاء أخرى.
  • لا تواجه الناس بأخطائهم، فإن نتائج أخطائهم ستواجههم يوماً ما.
  • الخطية لها رائحة نفاذة تزكم الأنوف.
  •  إذا إعترف الخاطئ بخطأه حسب باراً، أما إذا كتم خطيته حتي و إن كان باراً يصير دنساً.
  • يا لهذه الجسارة: يتهمونك بأبشع التهم، ثم يلجأون اليك لحل مشاكلهم.
 
Wendy Yapp visits the Church
Fr. Abram has met with Wendy Yapp (The bridge Centre, Advancing Women Ministries, Commonwealth Prayer Initiative) on Tuesday the 8th of September. Tasony Magda Abdelmalek and Dr. Maha Bolos attended the meeting also. They discussed some planning issues for events in the City of Perth during October and November 2015
The meeting was encouraging and promising.
 
Yes, hope everyone is ok - especially with what is going on -–
some good news despite the desperate situation around the world ... yesterday our beloved Federal Government has gone a step in the right direction to help our people... However, I am of the opinion that the war should be stopped and our people would love to stay in their properties... As indicated in my 'Thank you' to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Please read my letter to them below.
Dr. Theodora Issa
 
Thank You Prime Minister
 
Indeed, as a member of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, and the Education and Ecumenical Formation Commission, I hereby express my gratitude and thanks to the Australian Federal Government led by our Prime Minister Mr. Tony Abbot for such a generous and courageous action to increase the refugee intake of the persecuted minorities at the conflict zones.  Yes, with this action, Australia has displayed immense courage, mercy, compassion, generosity, concern, kindness, care, consideration and understanding of the situation. 










Tolerance or conformity? 

Dear Fr. Abram,
Recently, there were howls of protest after parents objected to the compulsory viewing by students of a documentary on same-sex couples in a Sydney high school. One Fairfax writer wrote an article in reply saying, “I won’t accept your ‘tolerance’” and demanded “complete acceptance”. 
Which is why I bring to your attention this excellent article written on the topic: They don't wont diversity, they want to impose complete conformity.  

Please read it then send it to your MPs.
 - to send it to all Coalition, KAP, PUP and independents click here.
 - to send it to all Labor MPs/Senators click here.


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Kim Davis Breaks her silence


Kim Davis gives her speech in Grayson, KY on MSNBC after being released from jail for denying gay couples marriage licenses.

رفضت اعطاء تصريح زواج لاتنين رجال مثليين حكمت المحكمة عليها بالسجن والنهادة خرجت ولم تسجن وتعطي المجد لله وحده نشكر ربنا ان في ناس كتير لسه ممكن تحارب الدنيا لاجل المسيح 

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Operation rescue: the Christians of the Middle East face extinction








 

The body of a little boy washes up in the surf on a Turkish beach is photographed and broadcast around the world. The world is appalled.
But what if the world were to see the real scale of the sectarian civil war dismembering the Arab world? About 12,000 children have been killed in Syria alone.


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Arab world must help fix Syria and Libya crises

The Arab Spring began in 2011 with waves of youth demonstrations and protests aimed at overthrowing the Middle East’s anciens règimes. Since then, civil wars have created a mounting tide of refugees and migrants from the Middle East, as well as from north and central Africa, looking for peace and security in Western Europe.

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Spin on the contraceptive pill a bit hard to swallow

The contraceptive pill. The elixir of life? Some recent media reports would like us to believe so.

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 Syrian refugee crisis pre-dates this week’s television images




 

Images of a boy on a Turkish beach have broken the world's heart, but the crisis did not start with these images. The Australian Government has been silent for too long over the unprecedented world refugee crisis, and has only this week decided to act.

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Help Syrian Christians reach safety   
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Christians in seized Syrian town given 48-hour ultimatum  
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Syrian Christians killed in church mortar fire 
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Pakistan honour attack leaves Christian husband dead after wife renounces Islam 
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Christian population grows in northern India despite heavy persecution   
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Iraq launches committee to record abuses against Christians   
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Poles show up the world in rescue of Middle Eastern Christians   
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OMI alert:Project grants to engage at-risk youth in sport now open

 
Applications are now open for grants to involve 'at-risk' young people in sport and recreation activities.
The Youth Engagement Scheme targets young people aged eight to 18 years who live in lower socioeconomic areas in metropolitan and regional locations.
Administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation, the scheme supports local governments and not-for-profit organisations in delivering programs to targeted local youth. Grants for projects of up to $40,000 will be considered.
Projects should enable young people to connect with their communities through a range of sport and recreation activities. They should also offer volunteer and leadership opportunities to increase capability, and build resilience and sustainability for young people.
The Youth Engagement Scheme is a new project that came about as a result of the Northbridge Youth Diversionary programs, which have been funded since January 2010. Projects funded under the Northbridge scheme include the highly successful Ignite Basketball (Armadale), Streetball in Hilton and Midland's Night Hoops.
This round of the Youth Engagement Scheme closes at5.00pm on Friday 9 October 2015. Program delivery starts after 1 November 2015.

Click here for more information http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/youth


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OMI alert: Volunteer recognition program expanded 

The WA Volunteer Service Awards, which recognise volunteers who have devoted 50 years of service, will now honour West Australians who have served one organisation for 25 years or more.
Since the State Government recognition program began in 2011, more than 300 people have been awarded the 50 Years of Service Badge.
By extending the program, WA now has the opportunity to say thank you to more of the State's most dedicated volunteers and their selfless contributions.
The 50 Years of Service Badge will still be available for volunteers dedicated to one organisation for half a century or more.
Nominations for the WA Volunteer Service Awards are welcome any time during the year.
To receive the award at the Minister's presentation ceremony, nominations close at 12.00pm onThursday 1 October 2015.

For more information please visit the WA Volunteer Service Awards


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OMI alert: Young People who care Awards 2015

 
Nominations are now open for the Young People Who Care Awards 2015.
Young People Who Care is an Award for people between the ages of 8 and 18 living in Western Australia who provide voluntary care for others.
The 2015 awards consist of four categories:
Caring in the Community—individual
Caring in the Community—group
Young Carer—8-13 years
Young Carer—14 - 18 years
The awards program aims to acknowledge, reward and support the outstanding contributions of young, compassionate people who are providing voluntary care in the Western Australian community.

Nominations can be made by any member of the community.

For more information and nomination forms please access 
Young People Who Care website or contact Carers WA by phone 1300 227 377 or email nfo@youngpeoplewhocare.com.au

Nominations close Friday 25 September 2015


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Happy Father's Day Anba Suriel






















Fr. Abram on behalf of the church called His Grace Bishop Anba Suriel wishing him Happy Father's Day. 




Father's Day Celebration at the Church

 

 

The church celebrated Father's Day on Sunday 06th of September. Fr. Abram after the liturgy presented a talk about "Difference between Caring and Careless Fathers" documented by two powerful video clips related to that issue. 

The first video was about abortion which is very interesting to watch. You can watch the video at this link:

Interesting Video about Abortion

The other video was about a dedicated father who loved his child in a different way. Watch the video at this link:

Fr. Abram presented many facts about abortion. You can read more about abortion at this link: Emily's Voice

After that the church presented gifts to Fr. Abram and Fr. Samuel followed by presentation by the servants of the church.




All the fathers in the church received special treatment on the day and everyone receive blessings from both Fathers.


Youth BBQ for fathers on Father's Day 
 
The Youth celebrated the Father's Day own  their special and practical way. They took charge of the lunch preparation in the church on that day to express their love and gratitude to their fathers.




High School Celebrates Father's Day with Fr. Abram

 High School students and servants celebrated Father's Day with Fr. Abram. He presented a talk about "How to respect and love your father" with a video clip elaborating on the matter. To watch the video click the link below.

After the presentation the students presented Fr. Abram gifts and cards while singing in joy.

Primary School and Kindy's Father's Day Workshop

Sunday School children of Pre-primary and Primary stages enjoyed a fantastic workshop preparing gifts and cards to their fathers and to Fr. Abram. Samples for their work is shown here:

 
 

Anba Moussa Meeting  Celebrates Father's Day

Anba Moussa meeting celebrated Father's Day on Saturday 05th of September. It was a joyful event full of fun,hymns,quizzes and of course food.
 

Visiting Priests


We were blessed by the presence of our beloved Father:Rev Fr. Samuel Elias of St Mark Church, Preston, VIC. Blessed us with his service at the holy liturgy on Sun. 06th of September and also joined us father's Day celebration, May God bless his service.

Church committee meeting


The Church committee meeting was held on Tuesday 8th of September 2015.


 Upcoming Events

 

1- High School Sleepover Nights with Fr. Sorial 
 
The Church will organize 2 sleepover nights for High School Boys & Girls on 18th and 19th of September with Fr. Sorial Youssef.
For more details, please contact high school servants.



1- Family Conference from 25 ~ 28th September




2- The New Coptic Church (Nayrouz)

Our church is celebrating the New Coptic Year (Nayrouz) on Sept. 11th, starting with Asheya from 6:30 till 8:30 pm then the herbs and spices for relics of Saints followed by “Dates & Guava” distribution.
The Holy Liturgy will be on Sept. 12th from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

 

First Visit to Dalwallinu                              

  

On Friday and Saturday 04th,05th of September, Fr. Abram accompanied by Deacon Shady Salama and Deacon Michael Yacoub paid the first visit to Dalwallinu to spend some time with a Coptic family of two there.

 
The visit was a great blessing to the visiting team and the family.

The Coptic Church believes very much in the value of every individual soul.

It's worth mentioning that Dalwallinu is a town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, located 248 km from Perth via the Great Northern Highway.Agriculture and supporting industries are the town's primary economic activities. The town is also the first town on The Wildflower Way, a world-famous Western Australian tourist route which stretches north to Mullewa.

The Church celebrates a Youth Legacy "Mark Nakhla" with a Wonderful Video.  


Watch the video on the link below:
Mark Nakhla One Year Commemoration Tribute

 

Tutoring Programs
 

St Mark School

Saint Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church is proud to present to you the commencement of a tutoring program offered for students from Kindy to Year 12. Our tutoring program will provide assistance for the following subjects:
 
Math’s from Kindy-Year 12
English from Kindy-Year 9
Chemistry from Year 10-12
Human biology from Year 10-12
Physics from Year 10-12
 
Our tutoring program consists of tutors who are able to provide students with academic support. Tutoring lessons will be held at the church inside St. Demiana’s unit (venue maybe changed) every Saturday from 6-7pm. We would like to ask that the families of every student donate $5 every month, which will go towards stationary supplies for the students. If anyone is interested, there will be forms, which need to be filled out for each student in the family and handed to Mrs. Maggi Shihata along with the donation.

English for Adults 
In addition to our tutoring program for students from Kindy to Year 12, Mr. Peter Gellet has willingly volunteered to provide adults with English tutoring.
For more info, please contact 0432012836

MYOB Training
Mr. Michael Zacky has also offered to tutor anyone who would like assistance using the software program MYOB. 
For more info, please contact 0408867532
 

 

Database Update Campaign

 
Dear All Church Members,
Kindly note that the Church will have a campaign every week on Sunday after the holy liturgy to update the data and contacts for all church members.
Your cooperation will be much appreciated.

 

SMOS Activities

Meeting for SMOS Leaders
 

On Wednesday the 08th of September Fr. Abram Abdelmalek met with Dr. Ashraf Kaddis and Mr. Matthew Ghobrial to discuss the new developments and opportunities that happened recently. Some of the points that were discussed are:

  1. Arising opportunities with the premier of WA regarding the homeless service.
  2. Arising opportunities with other charities and funding bodies.
  3. Potential co-operation with other churches and church leaders.
  4. Registration of SMOS for ABN.
  5. The anticipated registration for SMOS for ACN and ACNC.
  6. Importance of developing Constitution, Policies and procedures and proper structure.
  7. Independent accounting system.
  8. Previous activities were reviewed and evaluated.
  9. Domain names is obtained.
  10. Uniform is finished and ready to be distributed.
  11. Website is under construction.
  12. Flag design is agreed upon and ready for printing.
  13. Promotion and Fundraising umbrellas are getting printed.
The meeting decided to hold multi meeting for field servants and another meeting for SMOS leaders.

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Sealing a deal that works in your favor.

1. Determine the state of the market
“First of all, establish whether it’s a buyers’ or sellers’ market,”. “This can have a dramatic effect on your negotiation strategy and the outcome.”
2. Find out why the owner is selling
“Establish the motivation of the seller,” “Is there a sense of urgency? If you can establish that there is, that may tip the scales in your favour.”
If the agent tells you the owner is ready to move quickly, you will know he’s looking for a quick sell.
3. How long has the property been on the market?
“The longer a property has been for sale, the more likely you are able to negotiate a good price,”. “But that also indicates that you should be cautious in case there’s something wrong with the property.”
4. Ask questions about the price
“What price is the seller looking for? On what basis was the property priced?” Asking these questions, as well as asking the agent directly what they think is a reasonable price, will help you work out what the seller’s expectations are, and, by checking with the prices of comparable properties, whether it’s a reasonable expectation.


 

Congratulation Baby Girl
 


We would like to congratulate 
 Aishah & Joseph for their new baby Elijana

 
 

Congratulations Baby Bathing


We would like to congratulate
Mariam & Romany for Joshua's Bathing
 
 

Condolences 


 
To the family of  Mr. Sosly Aftera
for the departure of his beloved mother in Sudan
A delegation of church servants including Fr. Abram, Dr. Eihab Bolous and Deacon Shady Salama represented the church on Monday where Dr. Ashraf Kaddis wrapped up the service on Tuesday
May she be rejoicing in heaven with our good savior Jesus Christ
 
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