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 With Regards, Administration Team

Week # 35             02 September 2016

      " أَنَا هُوَ الأَلِفُ وَالْيَاءُ، الْبِدَايَةُ وَالنِّهَايَةُ، يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الْكَائِنُ وَالَّذِي كَانَ وَالَّذِي يَأْتِي، الْقَادِرُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ"
 (رؤيا 8:1)

 
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty"
   (Revelation 1:8)

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Update on Anba Moussa Public Meeting

Celebrating Father's Day

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Servants Meeting

Every Sunday
1:30 - 2:30 PM

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

YOUTH MEETING

Every Friday Night
07:00 - 08:30 PM


Next week: Quiz Night
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St Mary & Archangel Michael Rituals & Hymns School

Every Saturday at 11:00 AM till 01:00 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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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.

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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. 
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Confession Table

This week: Year 9
Next week: Year 10

 

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
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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. 

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Happy Father's Day 

 
Fr. Abram Abdelmalek, Fr. David Kamel and their families, the deacons, the servants, the committee, the youth and all other church services wish a very happy Father's Day to  
 

  



  and his partner in the Apostolic Liturgy 
 

                His Holiness                                                           His Grace
        Pope Tawadros II                                                 Bishop Surial

Pope & Patriarch of the Great City                               Bishop of Melbourne and

          of Alexandria                                                          Affiliated Region                  
And  All our Spiritual & Biological Fathers.


On this occasion the church is cordially invits you to attend this day with us

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The Silver Jubilee of the Church 


Under the Prayers of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark and the leadership of His Grace Bishop Suriel, Bishop of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions. The Church is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of her establishment in Perth-WA in 1991.

The celebration will be headed by His Grace Bishop Suriel Bishop of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions.

The celebration will include:
Megalo ceremonial Liturgy, formal and informal functions, photo and video clip albums of sentimental moments of the history of the Church, memorable display, souvenir gifts, choirs, booklets, etc... Any one who has got any ideas or would like to help and be part of this event please contact Fr. David Kamel who is coordinating this event.

 
A photo from the memories album of the Church
 
The date of the celebration is from Friday the 23rd of September to Sunday 25th of September.  

The Program of the Celebration is as follow:

Friday 23rd
 7:00 pm : Joint Youth Meeting at St. Mark & St. George Church. Their Grace Bishop Suriel & Bishop Daniel 

Saturday 24th
7:30 -10:00 am Holy Liturgy at St. Mark & St. George Church.
12:00 pm Silver Jubilee Official Celebration at "Tawarri Reception Center". Invitations Only.
6:00 pm Unveiling the Reopening Plaque of the Church.
6:15 pm Vespers.
7:00 pm St. Mary & Archangel Micheal Hymns & Rituals School Choir.
7:15 pm Spiritual talks.
8:30 pm Dinner with the Congregation at the Church


Sunday 25th
 8:30 am Megalo Liturgy including Ordination & Promotion of Deacons at St. Mary & Archangel Micheal Church.
12:30 pm Laying the Foundation Stone for the New Church.
5:00 pm Celebration with the Congregation at Sicilian club "1 Fortune Street, Balcatta, WA".
Tickets available with Veronica Farag  0415225333/Margaret Salama 043071395
 
Other news on the celebration is under the Church News part in this bulletin.

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العظة الأسبوعية 

الأنبا تواضروس الثاني

هل قابلت المسيح  


            

 
Spiritual Talk
 
   A new coptic year
Bishop Youssef
Bishop of the Diocese
 of the Southern United States 
      
To listen to the Talk press the image

من أقوال الأباء 

" كثيرون يسقطون وينهضون ويصلون الي درجة الاستقامة . ولكن البعض يسقطون من اعمال صالحة الي أمور دنسة ، فالذي يسقط ثم ينهض أفضل من الذي ينهض ثم يسقط.  " (القديس العظيم الانبا أنطونيوس)

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قصة أعجبتني


في الحديقة

جلست في الحديقة العامة والدموع تملأ عيني.... كنت في غاية الضيق والحزن، ظروفي في العمل لم تكن على ما يرام، بالإضافة إلى بعض المشاكل الشخصية الأخرى.
بعد عدة دقائق رأيت طفلًا مقبلًا نحوى وهو يقول: "ما أجمل هذه الوردة رائحتها جميلة جدًا ". تعجبت لأن الوردة لم تكن جميلة بل ذابلة، ولكنى أردت التخلص من الطفل فقلت: "فعلًا، جميلة للغاية". عاد الولد فقال: "هل تأخذيها؟". دهشت ولكنى أحسست إنني لو رفضتها سيحزن، فمددت يدي وقلت: "سأحب ذلك كثيرًا، شكرًا". انتظرت أن يعطيني الوردة ولكن يده بقيت معلقة في الهواء.
و هنا أدركت ما لم أدركه بسبب أنانيتي وانشغالي في همومي.... فالولد كان ضريرًا!! أخذت الوردة من يده، ثم احتضنته وشكرته بحرارة وتركته يتلمس طريقه وينادى على أمه.

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بعض تذكارات القديسين  Commemoration    

 

الاحد 4 سبتمبر - 
29 مسري
Sunday
4 Sept.
نقل جسد الانبا يحنس القصير إستشهاد القديس أثناسيوس وغلامه

The Arrival of the Holy Relic of St. John,the Short
The Martyrdom of Sts. Athanasius, the Bishop, Gerasimus (Jarasimus), and Theodotus

الأثنين
30
مسرى
Mon

نياحة ملاخي النبي أخر أنبياء العهد القديم
The Departure of St. Malachi, the Prophet


الثلاثاء
1
نسيء
Tue إستشهاد القديس أفتيخوس إستشهاد القديس بشاي الأنطاكي

The Departure of St. Eutychus

The Martyrdom of St. Pishay (Abshai), the Antiochian


الأربعاء
2
نسيء
Wed نياحة القديس تيطس الرسول

The Departure of St. Titus, the Apostle


الخميس
3
نسيء
Thu تذكار الملاك روفائيل إستشهاد القديس أندريانوس
نياحة البابا يوأنس الرابع عشر
 

The Commemoration of the Angel Raphael, the Archangel

The Martyrdom of St. Andrianus
الجمعة
4
نسيء
Fri نياحة أنبا بيمن المتوحد نياحة ليباريوس أسقف روما

The Departure of St. Poimen, the Hermit

The Departure of St. Leparius, Bishop of Rome

السبت
5
نسيء

Sat
نياحة أنبا برسوم العريان  نياحة الانبا يعقوب أسقف مصر

نياحة الصديق عاموس النبي نياحة البابا يؤأنس الخامس عشر
The Departure of St. Barsoma, the Naked

   
     

العودة للمحتويات

Saint of the Week

 
The Departure of St. Barsuom, the "Naked"
On this day also, in the year 1033 A.M., the great saint who was perfect in the love of God, Anba Barsoma the "Naked" (El-Erian), departed. He was born in Misre (Cairo). His father called El-Wageeh Moufdel, was the scribe of the Queen "Shagaret El-dor", and his mother was from the family of El-Taban. When his parents departed, his uncle took possession of all that they had left. Barsoma did not quarrel with him but forsook the world and lived the life of the righteous hermits. He lived outside the city for five years suffering the harshness of the summer heat and the winter cold. He wore no clothing except a hairy sackcloth, following the example of the Saint Anba Paul (Anba Paula), the first hermit.
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سـيرة قـديـس هذا الأسبوع

نياحة أنبا برسوم العريان (5 نسئ)
في مثل هذا اليوم من سنة 1033 ش. تنيح القديس العظيم الكامل في محبة الله الأنبا برسوم العريان. ولد بمصر وكان والداه يسمي الوجيه مفضل كاتب الملكة شجرة الدر. وأمه من عائلة التبان ولما تنيح أبواه استولي خاله علي كل ما تركاه له فلم ينازعه بل ترك العالم وعاش عيشة الأبرار السواح خارج المدينة خمس سنوات يقاسي حر الصيف وبرد الشتاء ولم يكن يلبس سوي عباءة من الصوف مقتديا في ذلك بالقديس الأنبا بولا أول السواح.
للمزيد...

العودة للمحتويات

Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
  • Politics is the art of lying and talk manipulation. 
  • In the past they used to say that people are on the religion of their kings, but now Kings follow the different religions to their people.
  • Man was firstly created  a "Socialist", then turned to "Feudalism", thence "Capitalism" which is currently leading him to "Atheism".
  • "Political credibility" is that you are trying to convince people with your trustworthiness every time you say a lie. 
  • "Political assassination" is a solution to  settle differences of views in a non-political way.
  • A "Successful Politician" eats on all tables, and follows all religions.
  • Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the people, and he forgot that most people who use drugs and alcohol are the Communist nations. 

كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • السياسة هي فن الكذب، والتلاعب بالتعبيرات.
  • قديما كانوا يقولون إن الشعوب على دين ملوكهم، أما الآن فالملوك على الديانات المختلفة لشعوبهم.
  • خلق الإنسان أولا اشتراكيا، ثم تحول إلى الإقطاع فالرأسمالية التي تقوده حاليا إلى الإلحاد.
  •  المصداقية السياسية هي أن تحاول إقناع الناس بصدقك في كل مرة تكذب فيها.
  • الاغتيال السياسي هو حل لاختلاف وجهات النظر بطريقة غير سياسية.
  • السياسي "الناجح" يأكل على كل الموائد، ويدين بكل الديانات.
  •  قال كارل ماركس إن الدين أفيون الشعوب، ونسي أن أكثر الشعوب أستخدام للمخدرات هي الشعوب الشيوعية

Church of the Week


 

St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox  Church, Houston

 

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St Mary's Feast Celebration
 

         
The Church celebrated St. Mary's feast on Monday the 22nd of August by praying the Holy Liturgy.
On Saturday the 21st of August, it was the vespers of the feast of St. Mary and we enjoyed listening to Hos Eirof choir.
May St Mary's intercession be with us all Amen.
 
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Fr. Abram is Recovering 

During his sickness, Fr. Abram Abdelmalek had been blessed by the visits of Rev Fr. David Kamel, Very Rev. Fr. Botros Toma & his family, Rev. Fr. Asefa A. Desta and many public figures from the community and the church.
We wish our dear beloved Fr. Abram a speedy recovery. 

Congratulation 

We are very proud of our beloved sister Miss Dahlia Messiha for her latest West Australian article "A battle of the right to life and the will to die"
          
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Change in the office staff

 
Let us welcome Mrs Mary Botros as she will join us as the Personal Assistant of Fr. Abram Abdelmalek. She will also provide general administration support for our church. You can reach Mary at this number: 04 3201 2836
At the same time, let’s thank Mrs. Yasmine Soliman for her faithful work during her service time with us, and wish her very best of her new baby arrival soon and fast health recovery.


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1- Coptic New Year


 
Sunday The 11th of September, marks the Coptic New Year (Feast of Nairouz) .
On Saturday the 10th, the Vespers of the feast will be at 6:00 pm. Anointing the holy relics of the Saints, procession and veneration will be held during the vespers.
Please come to continue witnessing to Christ through the Coptic Church.
"Happy New Coptic Year"


2- His Grace Bishop Surial Visit to Perth
We will be blessed by the presence of His Grace Bishop Dr. Anba Suriel, Bishop of Melbourne and Affiliated Region during the period between Friday the 23rd of September and 26th of September to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of St. Mary & Archangel Micheal Church. His Grace is be the host of the celebration.


3- His Grace Bishop Daniel Visit to Perth
It gives us joy to announce that his Grace Bishop Daniel abbot of St. Shenouda Monetary & NSW, has confirmed his coming to Perth to celebrate the Silver Jubilee with us. It is worth mentioning that his grace played a great rule in the early history of our church. He served as a priest in Perth during 1994 - 1997. His itinerary is as follows:
1- Arriving to Perth on Thursday 22nd of September at 4 pm. QF 577.
2- Leaving Perth on Monday 26th of September at 12.30 pm. QF 580.




4- Disciples of Christ 
     (DOCS) News  

Youth Choir
 
If anyone is interested in participating in the youth choir 
for the Silver Jubilee Anniversary, please inbox Sarah Rizk with your interest, including any song recommendations!


Silver Jubilee 

We will be discussing the St Mary's Feast Celebration! Please everyone come and help us out. All help will be greatly appreciated! Have a blessed week!
 

 

 
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On Saturday the 27th of August, our SMOS team partook in  the "Big Breakfast" event for 25 ill children of regional families. These Children are undergoing treatment for serious or life threatening illness at Ronald Mcdonald House.
Our SMOS team consisted of 20 volunteers, playing with the kids, doing Art & craft, wearing costumes, face painting and they prepared breakfast for them.
God Bless their services. 
 

 
 
 


 
 
 







 
Exiting Existing Exiting .....

New Arrival for the Silver Jubliee
New collection on display. please visit us
 


 


Memorial 

 
The 28th of August was the memorial service of the departure of Bathqyomo Marine Khoury-Issa to the Heavenly Father, may God repose her soul.

The clergy of St. Mary & Archangel Micheal Coptic Orthodox church and all parishioners extend their respect and condolences to the very Rev. Fr. Botros Toma & his family on this occasion

 

The 28th of August was the 40th day memorial prayers of our dear and beloved church servant Mrs Mona Beshay. A great lady in her service that shall always be remembered for her great love.

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