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Week # 31                        21 August 2015


" و أما مريم فكانت تحفظ جميع هذا  الكلام متفكرة به فى قلبها"
 (لوقا19
:2)

But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart
   Luke 2:19

CONTENTS

عظة روحية للبابا تواضروس الثانى

تذكار قديسين الإسبوع الماضى

Saint of the week

سيرة قديـس هذا الأسبوع

Words with Meanings

كلمات ذات معنى

 
Ecumenical News
EN 01 تهمئة قداسة البابا و الأنبا سوريال
EN 02 Congratulation Theodore Issa
EN 03 Fr. Botrous Toma visiting the Church
EN 04 Fr. Abram meets with Fr. Asoufa
EN 05 Eritrean Committee Meeting

Church & Politics

CP 01 Your voice is needed now to preserve marriage
CP 02 Tony Abbott voted against proposed law on "Same sex marriage"
CP 03 NewsWeekly
CP 04 Act on Redefining Maarriage
CP 05 Same sex marriage poll puts religious freedom in danger
CP 06 Hon Michael Sutherland Newsletter
CP 07 Blast near Cairo State Security Building wounds 29
CP 08 القبض علي كاهن من المنيا 
CP 09 Turkey attacks: Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak
CP 10 UK poll says Australia now 18% Muslim

CP 11 Barnabas Persecution Update
 

Church News
CN 01 Visiting Priests
CN 02 Tutoring Program
CN 03 Upcoming Events
CN 04 St Mary's Feast Celebration
CN 05 Family Conference Incident
CN 06 SMOC Activities

CN 07 Alpha Christian Shop

Real Estate and Housing
RE 01 Real Estate Corner

 

Coptic Social News
CSN 01 Welcome to Australia


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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.
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It is a Viber group to communicate through. Dr. Eihab Bolous & Ms. Emmy Attia are the admin of the group. If you are a member in the group you are able to add others.


 العظة الأسبوعية 

للبابا تواضروس الثانى 



 
Spiritual Talk
 
من تأملات نفس بتول بالحق
الأنبا رافائيل
 
لم تكن قاسي يا الله عندما نطقت بتلك الكلمات: (ليس أحد يراني ويعيش)
بل لأنه ليس أحد منا يقدر أن ينظرك كما أنت، بل بأشباه تترائي لناظريك، وبمثل محدود نُدركك، وليس بإمتلاء أزليتك التي تغمر الكل.
فكيف لأحد منا يفهم رقتك بأنها قساوة.
وانت الذي تُشعل النفس التي أحست بك، فكل من أهلته لرؤيتك ارتفع إليك بسلم النقاوة.
فلقد أهلتنا في هذا العالم أموراً يعجز عن وصفها اللسان.
أعطنا يا الله أن نحظي برؤياك إذ انه بسبب ضعفنا تصير رؤيتك مكتومه عنا.
نعلم انه علي قدر حب كل واحد منا تستعلن له بمنظرك العجيب.
إذ أن ليس جميعنا بالسوية ننظر إليك ، بل لكل واحد منا علي قدر استطاعته.
حتي ولا الرتب الملائكية تستعلن لها بمنظر واحد. بل كمثل ارتفاع كل مرتبة كذلك يكون استعلان ذاتك لها.
فبحنانك تتنازل لكل واحد منا بمرتبته ومقداره.
تظهر للذي يطلبك حسبما يستطيع هو ان ينظرك.
فأهلنا لتلك النقاوة لكي نراك حسب إرادتك.
أيها الرقيق الخالي من القساوة.


 
 

 

تذكار قديسين الاسبوع الماضي 

23 أغسطس
الأحد
17 مسرى استشهاد القدديس يعقوب الجندى
24 أغسطس
الأثنين
18 مسرى نياحة البابا الكسزنروس بطريرك القسطنطينية
استشهاد القديس وادامون الأرمنتى
26 أغسطس
الأربعاء
20 مسرى استشهاد جنود الملك دكيوس فى أفسس 
27 أغسطس
الخميس
21 مسرى نياحة القديسة إيرين
28 أغسطس
الجمعة
22 مسرى نياحة ميخا النبي
نياحة القديس أغوسطينوس 
استشهاد القديس حاديد
29 أغسطس
السبت
23 مسرى استشهاد القديس دميان بأنطاكية
   
     





































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Saint of the Week

 
St Marina the Monk
 
 
St. Marina was the daughter of a very rich Christian man. Her name was Mariam, and her mother died when she was little girl. Her father raised her, and brought her up well. When he wanted to give her in marriage, and to go himself and become a monk in one of the monasteries, she told him, O my father, why would you save your own soul, and destroy mine? He answered saying, what shall I do with you? You are a woman. She told him, I will take off my woman’s dress and will put on the garb of a man.
She rose up straightway, shaved off the hair on her head and put on the garb of a man. When her father saw her strong determination and persistent desire, he gave all his possessions to the poor, keeping only a very littler for himself, and he called her Marina instead of Mariam (Mary).

 

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سـيرة قـديـس هذا الأسبوع


 

القديسة مارينا الناسكة

 

ولدت في بلاد بيثينية في القرن الثامن. كانت هذه القديسة ابنة رجل غني جدًا وكانت تسمى مريم. تيتّمت من أمها سارة، وهي صغيرة جدًا فربّاها أبوها أوجاتيوس (أو أوجانيوس) وأدّبها بكل أدب، ولما أراد أن يزوجها ويمضى هو إلى أحد الأديرة ليترهب هناك، إذ قال لها: "الآن قد بلغتِ سن الزواج، وسيؤول كل هذا المال والأملاك والخدم والماشية إليكِ... لقد خطر ببالي أن أودِعكِ ومالكِ وخدمكِ عند أحد أقربائنا، أو تتزوجين بإنسانٍ مبارك يخاف الله وترزقين منه أولادًا مباركين. فإني زهدت في العالم الزائل وجميع مقتنياته ولذّاته ونعمته التي ليس لها دوام. وسأتوجّه إلى أحد الأديرة لكي ألبس الإسكيم الملائكي وأبكي علي خطاياي الكثيرة، لعلّي أقدر أن أخلّص نفسي الشقية وأنجو من سائرالأفكار الرديئة".قضى سنين كثيرة وحده لم يبصر خلالها إنسانًا ولا حيوانًا. فلما سمعت مريم ذلك بكت بمرارة ثم ألقت نفسها بين يدي أبيها قائلة له: "لماذا يا والدي تخلّص نفسك وتُهلك نفسي؟" فأجابها: "ماذا أصنع بكِ وأنتِ امرأة؟" فقالت له: "انزع عني زي النساء وألبسني زي الرجال
 

إقرأ المزيد 

العودة للمحتويات

Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
  •  Foolishness and stubbornness are men’s lesion.
  •  Honoring the fool is to ignore him.
  • Advising the fool with the truth, is like saying sweet words to a deaf.
  • If there is a fool in your assembly, just leave it.
  • When you discover that all people are stupid, it means that you have lost the virtues of patience and perseverance.
  • Stupidity is the unwillingness of a certain person to be smart.
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كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • الحماقة و العناد آفة الرجال.
  • إكرام الأحمق إهماله.
  • نصح الأحمق بالحق، كلام معسول لأصم.
  • إذا كان فى مجلسك أحمق، فاترك المجلس.
  •  عندما تكتشف أن كل الناس أغبياء، فهذا يعنى أنك فقدت فضيلة الصبر و طول الأناة.
  • الغباء هو عدم الرغبة فى أن يكون الأنسان ذكياً.
 
تهنئة قداسة البابا و الأنبا سوريال
 
  تتقدم كنيسة العذراء و الملاك ميخائيل ببيرث، أستراليا لقداسة  البابا تواضروس الثانى و شريكه فى الخدمة الرسولية أبينا الحبيب نيافة الأنبا سوريال أسقف ملبورن و توابعها
  بأجمل التهاني بمناسبة عيد صعود جسد السيدة العذراء الرب يديمهما لنا وعلينا إلى منتهى
الأعوام


  
St Mary & Archangel Michael Church, Perth WA, congratulate HH Pope Tawadrous II & his partner in the Apostolic Ministry His Grace Bishop Suriel
Bishop of Melbourne & Affiliated Regions for the Feast of St Mary.
May the Lord preserve their High Priesthood for us until all ages. Amen

 
 
Congratulation Theodore Issa

Deacon Theodore Issa from the Syrian Orthodox Church in Perth, has been elected for the second time the president for Council of Churches of WA in July this year.
Last term he served as president was in the mid 90's. Fr. Abram Abdelmalek & the Coptic Orthodox Church congratulate Brother Theodore and pray that the Lord may lead in this role.
 
Fr. Botrous Toma Visiting the Church


Fr. Botrous Toma visited the Church on Thu. 13th of August during the reviaval program of St Mary.
Fr. Botrous gave an inspiring spiritual talk. Fr. Toma was accompanied by his family. May the Lord bless him and his family.
 
Fr. Abram meets with Fr. Asoufa

Fr. Asoufa visited Fr. Abram few times during the past week to exchange opinions on the ongoing church matters. 
 
Eritrean Community Meeting

Fr. Abram Abdelmalek had many meetings with the Eritrean Community members, deacons and members to address different concerns of the community.
 

Your voice is needed now to preserve marriage

Moments ago, after a marathon meeting, the Coalition Party Room just decided to stand as one to preserve marriage.
This means the Liberal and National Parties will continue to vote as a bloc to oppose any attempts to redefine marriage.
This is a tremendous outcome.
I want to thank you for all your hard work over such a long time as you and tens of thousands of Australians encouraged the government to hold their ground.
Whether you emailed your MP, signed a petition, shared a campaign in church or on social media or if you visited or called your MP, this is an incredible result.
However we know the opponents of marriage will not rest.
This is a much-needed reprieve; it is not a final victory.
Coalition MPs are likely to face a torrent of abuse and vitriol from some noisy same-sex marriage campaigners over the coming days.
So it is important that we take the opportunity to now thank the Government for making this stand.

Please send a quick email to your MP thanking them for this important decision.

Please also send a message of thanks to Prime Minister Abbott for his leadership on this issue by filling out this contact form on his website.

The week the marriage debate turned

Last week was a turning point in the marriage debate.
Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch planned to introduce a cross party bill into the Parliament to abolish the requirement for gender complementarity in marriage.

 
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Tony Abbott voted against proposed law on "Same sex marriage"

Thank God.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and The Federal Liberal party voted against Bill Shorten and the Labour Party proposed law on "same sex marriage".
For now, the matter is closed but I am sure in future they will keep trying.

 

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                       Same-sex endgame comes startlingly into view 

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating same-sex marriage, GLBT activists have moved rapidly to consolidate their agenda. A bill entitled The Equality Act seeks to create anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). It would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to give the same protections to SOGI as cover race, colour, religion and national origin. 

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                       Act on Redefining Marriage    

The push to redefine the meaning of marriage to include same-gender couples will begin again when federal parliament resumes on 10 August. We need to act NOW to maintain support in parliament for marriage to remain the union of one woman and one man.

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 Same-sex marriage poll puts religious freedom in danger  

Religious freedom could be seriously compromised if a referendum were held on whether same-sex couples were allowed to marry.
Following the events of the week numerous people have talked up a referendum, not a plebiscite, as the “public vote” on whether same-sex couples should be able to legally marry.

 

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Perth Ranks in Worlds Top 10!

The tag Dullsville has finally been lifted from our great city! According to online magazine “The Escapist”, Perth was listed as number 8 of the top 10 cities worth visiting. The article in the magazine calls Perth Australia’s sunniest city with white dazzling beaches and clear bright blue skies

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   Blast near Cairo State Security Building wounds 29

 

A car bomb near an Egyptian state security building and courthouse wounded at least 29 people early on Thursday, state television said.
Security sources who inspected the site of the blast in Shubra al-Khaima, a Cairo suburb, said there was a burned-out vehicle and crater.

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القبض على كاهن من المنيا فى مدينة 6 أكتوبر بتهمة التبشير بالمسيحية

 

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Turkey attacks: Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak 

Six members of the security forces have been killed in a series of attacks in Turkey amid rising tension between the government and Kurdish militants.
In south-eastern Sirnak province, four police officers were killed by a roadside bomb and a soldier died when gunmen fired on a military helicopter.
In Istanbul, a police officer was killed in clashes after a car bombing.

 

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UK POLL SAYS AUSTRALIA NOW 18% MUSLIM

claims Halal Food Expo's website 

 

Dr. Huseyin Kami Buyukozer, Patron of the World Halal Council states, “The term (halal) belongs to Muslims only and governments have no right to regulate, interfere with or define halal in any way. Muslims and non-Muslims alike have to understand that the New World Order will only rise on Halal and Tayyib!” 

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Help Christian Eritreans fleeing brutal repression
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Iran arrests Christians in house church raid  
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West displays reluctance to help Middle Eastern Christians despite mounting violence
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Kazakh Church children's camp raided and publicly maligned 
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Tanzanian Christians unlawfully arrested, attacked and killed
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Visiting Priests


We were blessed by the presence of our beloved Father:


Rev Fr. 
Athanasius Attia of St Mina & St Marina Church, Hallam, VIC. blessed us with his service on Sun. 16th of August, May God bless his service.


 

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

 Upcoming Events

 


1- Family Conference from 25 ~ 28th September



2- Father's Day Celebration on 5th of September



 

 St Mary's Feast Celebration
           

 
St Mary 's celebration will take place on Saturday 29th of August, at the Sicilian Club. Tickets are now available with Mrs. Maggie Shihata.

 

 
Bayview Geographe Resort 
Nonprofessional Conduct

 

This year we had faced a problem with "Bayview Geographe Resort" where we were planing to conduct the family conference as out of no where they cancelled our reservation with no clear reason. The church made official complaints to the concerned buddies regarding this incident.
The Coptic Orthodox Church in Perth is greatly dismayed and totally upset with the low level of customer service she received from the management of the resort. All details for the new place will be available with Mrs. Maggie Shihata.
 

SMOC Activities

  • CONGRATULATIONS!
    We have our own domain name now.

    SMOS.com.au
 
  •  Our Church was very honored to have Dr Edward Soloman represent us at the GRAHPF meeting. Dr Soloman presented the SMOS – Regional Healthcare initiative to service providers and local representatives from aboriginal communities as well as other stakeholders in the industry.The presentation was openly and positively received with individuals expressing their desire to assist SMOS in achieving their goals. Relationships were formed and we look forward to building on those as we start to strategize this initiative. Discussions took place regarding what is currently lacking in Aboriginal healthcare and what SMOS is able to provide. There is an urgent need for allied healthcare providers as well as psychologists/psychiatrist, if anyone from the community is able to assist with this please see Dahlia Messiha or anyone else from the team.
 
  • SMOC members organized very successful activities for Back to School
 
 
.New gift collection on display. please visit us



FHOGs
First home owner grants and schemes offer concessions for 
first home buyers. They vary from state to state.

Gazumping
Gazumping describes what can happen in a private treaty sale when an owner verbally agrees to a price from one buyer, then decides to sell to another buyer instead. The first buyer is said to have been ‘gazumped’.

Loan to value ratio (LVR)
This describes the size of your loan compared to the value of your property. A $500,000 property with a $400,000 mortgage has an LVR of 80%. If you want to buy a property on which the LVR is more than 80% (i.e. your deposit is less than 20%), you may need to take out lenders’ mortgage insurance. This insurance protects the lender in case you default on your loan.


 

Welcome To Australia

We would like to welcome
Ms. Paige coming from USA
 
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