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Week # 45-46                    23 November 2015

"طُوبَى لِلَّذِي يَقْرَأُ وَلِلَّذِينَ يَسْمَعُونَ أَقْوَالَ النُّبُوَّةِ، وَيَحْفَظُونَ مَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ فِيهَا، لأَنَّ الْوَقْتَ قَرِيبٌ"
"Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near"
   (Revelation 1:3)


Dear Editor

عظة روحية للبابا شنودة الثالث

تذكار القديسين 

Saint of the week

Words with Meanings

كلمات ذات معنى

Ecumenical News
EN 01 Council of Churches WA

Church & Politics
CP 01 Tasmania's Commissioner Takes Action Against Bishops
CP 02 Free "Same Sex Marriage and the Church" Seminar by Cross-Connect
CP 0
3 Muslims Are Offended At National Anthem: They Say It's Forcing Them To.....
CP 0
4 The Mufti must go and Paris attacks weren't the West fault
CP 0
5 Barnabas Persecution Update
Church & Community
CC 01 OMI alert:Nominations now open for 2016 Multicultural Recognition Awards
Church News

CN 01 Visiting Priest
CN 02 Church Committee 2015
CN 03 Volunteer Police Check Program

CN 04 Upcoming Events 
CN 05 Tutoring Programs: St Mark School
CN 06 Database Update Campaign
CN 07 Book Shop

Copts Social News

CSN 01 Get Well Soon
CSN 02 Condolences

Real Estate and Housing

RE 01 Real Estate Corner

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Mahragan el keraza 

Primary Sunday school is announcing the commencement of MAHRAGAN EL KERAZA "Summer Competition". It will be on Fridays 6-8pm. Starts with fun games then the Mahragan itself. Looking forward to see all primary children. Pray for the servants, Sunday School servants.                                

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New Church Bus Service

Dear All Church Members,
Kindly note that the Church will have a new bus service for the families who attend St Mary Church from the Northern Suburbs for Saturdays and Sundays starting the 4th of  October. For more info, please contact Deacon Mina Shakir  0401 544 111. 

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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God bless your service;
comment about the new flag;
I believe in our faith, but should do you think it is correct to write: Orthodxy is the way to Salvation ?
First: I believe Jesus had said I am the way to salvation 
Second: Do you want to tell other Christian Denominations, that you have no salvation but only Orthodox, is this is your message??
Sorry for my comments, God bless your service;
Naguib Youssef

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Naguib Youssef,
Thank you for your valuable comments.
On the positive note, Orthodoxy means the straight path, if anyone is walking through this path, one will find salvation.
Of course Jesus Christ is the way & salvation, but there are so many ways of salvation. This is well-illustrated in the pre-sanctus of St. Basil Liturgy when we say "you taught us the ways of salvation".
I believe very much in the Orthodox Denomination as it is the only way of salvation. Outside my belief, it is up to God to Whom is due all glory to judge who is going to be saved and who is not in the last day.
Being a devout Orthodox, I have to promote my belief. 
Other denominations have the same right to believe in their dogmas and promote their faith, e.g., Pope Benedict XVI - ex pope of the Catholic Church- said that complete Christianity is in the Catholic Church and other churches are defected and Protestants are not churches but mere christian communities..
Another example, is the denouncing of Protestant Churches to our style of worship and calling it an idle worship.
I appreciate your comment and welcome any feedback from you.
God Bless You"
The Editor

 العظة الأسبوعية 

للبابا شنودة الثالث

الأرواح (الجزء الثاني)
Spiritual Talk
         تأمل حقاً ليس مثلك يا الهي      
للأنبا رافائيل       

تذكار قديسين الاسبوع القادم        

07 نوفمبر
27 بابه استشهاد القديس مكاريوس اسقف فاو في ادفو 
08 نوفمبر
28 بابه استشهاد القديس ميركيانوس و الشهيد مارقوريوس تلميذا القديس بولس بطريرك القسطنطينية
09 نوفمبر
29 بابه استشهاد القديس ديميتريوس التسالونيكي
نياحة البابا غبريال السابع البطريرك الخامس و التسعون
10 نوفمبر
30 بابه نياحة القديس ابراهيم المتوحد
11 نوفمبر
01 هاتور نياحة الأنبا كيرياكوس
استشهاد القديسين ماكسيموس و نومتيوس و بقطرو فيلبس
استشهاد القديس كيليوباس الرسول احد تلميذي عاموس
استشهاد القديسة انستاسيا الكبيرة
12 نوفمبر
02 هاتور نياحة البابا بطرس الثالث البطريرك السابع و العشرون
استشهاد القديس مكار الليبي
نياحة القديس افراميوس الرهاوي

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Saint of the Week

The Martyrdom of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica
He was a pious Christian young man from the city of Thessalonica. He learned various subjects, and most of all, those of the Orthodox Church. He taught and preached diligently in the Name of the Lord Christ. He converted many to the faith.

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سـيرة قـديـس هذا الأسبوع


استشهاد القديس ديمتريوس التسالونيكي

كان شابا مسيحيا تقيا من أهل مدينة تسالونيكي. وقد حصل علي علوم كثيرة وبالأكثر علوم الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية. وكان يعلم دائما وينذر باسم السيد المسيح، فرد كثيرين إلى الإيمان.
 إقرأ المزيد 

العودة للمحتويات

Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
  • The person who only thinks about his own feelings in human relationships ends up in complete isolation from any human relationships.
  • God created nails for you to itch your skin, not to scratch others.
  • Smokers drape curtains of thick smoke between themselves and health.
  • The smoker is a small fire, burning without ceasing.
  • The difference between a smoker and a train is that the train goes forward most of the time, but the smoker moves backwards always.
  • The one who has a long nose is most likely to have it maimed.

كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • الذي لا يفكر إلا في مشاعره الخاصة في العلاقات الإنسانية، ينتهي في عزلة تامة من العلاقات الإنسانية.
  • الله خلق لك الأظافر لتحك جلدك، لا لتخربش بها الأخرين.
  • المدخن يسدل ستائر من الدخان الكثيف بينه و بين الصحة.
  • المدخن هو حريقة صغيرة مشتعلة بلا  توقف.
  • الفرق بين المدخن و القطار، ان القطار يتقدم الي الأمام في أغلب الأحيان، اما المدخن فيتقهقر الي الوراء.
  • صاحب الأنف الطويل يكون عرضة اكثر لجدع أنفه.

Newsletter 18 November 2015 



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Tasmania's Commissioner Takes Action Against Bishops

The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has decided to proceed with prosecution of Julian Porteous, the Archbishop of Hobart and the national conference of Catholic bishops over a complaint lodged by a Australian Greens Federal Candidate for the seat of Franklin (TAS).

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Free "Same Sex Marriage and the Church" Seminar by Cross-Connect

Dear Members & Associates,
Cross-Net is conducting a free seminar on this very interesting and thought provoking topic.
Take the opportunity to attend and gain awareness on it's current relevance.
Date: 5th of December 2015
Time: 10am - 3pm 
Venue: New Life City Church, 329 Orong Road, Kewdale.
There is no registration, it is open to anyone!


Everybody’s favorite militant and oppressive- yet somehow peace-loving- cult of religious immigrants is back in the news. Last week, we reported on things getting serious in the U.K., today it’s all about Great Brit’s former colony of criminals, Australia. Yep, after escaping to Down Under and western freedom, a glut of Islamists now declare that Australia has no right to ask Muslims to sing their national anthem or value the democratic principles of western citizenship.

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The Mufti must go and Paris attacks weren’t the West’s fault

AUSTRALIA’S Grand Mufti explains why Muslims shouting “Allahu Akbar” slaughtered at least 129 people in Paris in the statement below.
The statement is a disgrace. Worse, it is dangerous and ominous.
According to Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed and his imams, the main “causative factors” behind the kind of terrorism visited on Paris have nothing to do with the Koran. They have nothing to do even with interpretations of the Koran.

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Provide a safe escape route for a Syrian Christian family
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Iraqi Parliament passes "discriminatory" law denying children of converts to Islam the right to retain Christian faith
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Christian prisoner in Iran sent back to prison during medical treatment, and whereabouts of 14 Iranian believers unknown after police arrests
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Christian leaders appeal to Indian authorities for protection amid relentless anti-Christian violence, whereas Hindu nationalists call for population control for minority groups
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Bangladeshi Christian families survive arson attacks
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OMI alert: Nominations now open for 2016 Multicultural Recognition Awards
Do you know an individual, business or community group that has done amazing work supporting and promoting multiculturalism in WA? Now is the time to nominate them for the 2016 Western Australian Multicultural Recognition Awards.

Visiting Priest

We are blessed by the presence of our beloved Father: Rev Fr. Sourial Youssef of St Mark Church, Preston, VIC. blessed us with his service at the holy liturgy on Friday 6th of November, till Monday 9th of November , May God bless his service.                                       

Church Committee 2015

The following names have been nominated for the new Church Committee (2015) Elections:

1- Sameh Bekhit
2- Wasim Guirguis
3- Alexander Hanna
4- Nabil Anwar Naguib
5- Hany Riad
6- John Rostom
7- George Hanna
8- Eihab Boulos

If have any objection on any of the names, please send your objection in writing by Saturday 21st November 2015 midnight to Fr. Abram or by e-mail to: labelled objection and confidential.

Volunteer Police Check Program


The church is now registered with volunteer police check program.
Volunteer Police Check Program is a program established by The Department of Local Government and Communities and WA Police enabling eligible West Australian volunteering organisations to provide their volunteers with a National Police Check for a reduced fee. The fee per volunteer is $14.80.
Volunteers who already have a Working with Children Check can obtain their National Police Check at no cost.
The Church take this opportunity to thank Mr. Steve Young (HR) who registered the Church in this program


1- Question Evolution! Are You Ready For       Answers?
Don't miss out! Gary Bates will give a talk in the Youth Meeting about "Mythbusting the Icons of Evolution", on Friday 11th of December, at St Mary & Archangel Coptic Orthodox Church.
For more info. please contact: John Rizkalla on 04 5247 4358

2- Primary Sunday School Camp

Primary Sunday School announcing Summer holiday camp for their children. strictly for years 3 through 6. On Saturday 18th to 20th December, at Bickley Recreation camp. It will cost $120 per child and $100 for siblings. Early bird rates can apply.
Registration forms are available with Sunday School servants. For more info, please contact your child Sunday school servants.

3-New Year's Competition

St Mary & Archangel Michael Church is organizing the annual New Year competition and it will be ready soon for those who interest to buy. 

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.
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                                       Get Well Soon...
We pray for the speedy recovery for
Pheoby Gaballah


Sadly Our beloved Mrs Souad Massoud mother of dr. Gina Messiha has passed away on 11th November. Tant Souad, a true Christian, servant, mother, grandmother with a perfect example of what sacrifice should be. Her quite soul and pleasant smile with thankfulness shall always be                                      remembered. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.


Most Common Topics I used to address as a REIWA member sitting on the hot chair of the public inquiry
REIWA’s phone line for information services (known as REIWA Public Inquiry) receives a variety of calls every day regarding rentals and sales. The most common topics being raised currently include break leases, bond disbursements, building inspection clauses and property faults known to the seller. 

Bond disbursements 

A common concern is the length of time it takes to disburse a bond after a tenant has vacated the premises at the termination of the tenancy agreement. 

This is normally a communication issue where the tenant does not understand the process. 

Tenants are encouraged to maintain contact with their property manager and to be patient. 

Tenants are also made aware that the disbursement can be delayed if the owner has a claim against the tenant and that if a claim cannot be resolved then the matter can be heard in a magistrate’s court. 


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