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Week # 47       25 November 2016


"لِذلِكَ نَحْنُ أَيْضًا إِذْ لَنَا سَحَابَةٌ مِنَ الشُّهُودِ مِقْدَارُ هذِهِ مُحِيطَةٌ بِنَا، لِنَطْرَحْ كُلَّ ثِقْل، وَالْخَطِيَّةَ الْمُحِيطَةَ بِنَا بِسُهُولَةٍ، وَلْنُحَاضِرْ بِالصَّبْرِ فِي الْجِهَادِ الْمَوْضُوعِ أَمَامَنَا"   (عب 12: 1 ) 
   
" Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"
(Hebrews 12 : 1)

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Nativity Fast

العظة الاسبوعية 

SP1: Why do we fast?
SP2: من أقوال الأباء
SP3: قصة أعجبتني
كلمات ذات معنى
Church of the week

Ecumenical News
EN 01 Visit to Fr. Botros Toma
EN 02  CCWA Newsletter

Church & Politics
CP 01 Barnabas Persecution Update
CP 02 Marriage Reality

Church & Community
CC 01 Cyber Bulling Workshop 
CC 02 Impact of migration on Chinese
CC 03 Day of  People with Disability

Church News
CN 01 Fr. Abram Abdelmalek Operation
CN 02 St. Mina Feast
CN 03 Church Car Parking - Warning
CN 04 Upcoming Events


Copts Social News
Congratulations

Real Estate & Housing
Anba Abram Village

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Administration

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Update on St. Demiana Ladies Meeting
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Update on Anba Moussa Public Meeting
Every Saturday 
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Theme about Nativity



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St. Youstina & St. Kebrianos Youth Meeting "DOCS"

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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.

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

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

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Cleaning Roster

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 Kitchen Roster

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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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The Beginning of the Fast of the Nativity in the Coptic Church 

            

The 25th of November (16 Hator) marks the beginning of the Fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. We implore our Lord, who completed our salvation by coming down to redeem us from the bondage of sin, to help us to do what is pleasing in His sight during this holy fast and through all the days of our lives.
 

العظة الأسبوعية 

قداسة البابا شنودة الثالث
بابا الاسكندرية وبطريرك الكرازة المرقسية

الصوم 

            

 
Spiritual Talk
 
Why do we fast

H.G. Bishop Youssef
   Bishop of Southern United States
 
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To listen to the Talk press the image

من أقوال الأباء 

"إذا لم تنل طلبك عاجلا فلا تضجر... ولا بتبعد حتي تنال حاجتك أخيرا ولا تقل إني خاطئ فتيأس من أن يعطيك طلبك إذا أمنت وثبت في سؤاله ... فلذلك قال: إن كان لا يعطيه من أجل الصداقة لكن من أجل اللجاجة يقوم ويعطية حاجته"   الأنبا باسيليوس

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قصة أعجبتني

سندوتشات الجبن

فى أواخر القرن الماضي ركبت عائلة دنماركية فقيرة باخرة متجهة إلى أمريكا – أرض الأحلام – حيث تكثر فرص الرزق وتزداد سبل الثراء، وعلى ظهر السفينة ، ظلت العائلة تأكل من الجبن الذى أحضرته معها ، ثلاث وجبات فى اليوم لمدة ثلاث أيام ، وفى آخرها ضجر ابنهم توم من الحال .
"كل يوم جبن ..لقد سئمت منها ، أريد أن آكل شيئاً آخر ".
" اصبر يا ابنى كلها عشرة أيام أخرى ونصل إلى أمريكا وهناك تأكل ما تشتهى ..." .
" لا يا بابا أرجوك ، أعطنى خمسة قروش لأشترى بها بعضاً من الآيس كريم الذى يأكله الأولاد الآخرون ".
" الآخرون يأكلون ما يحبون ، أما نحن ففقراء لا نقدر أن نتكلف مصاريف أخرى ، لقد استنفذت التذاكر مبلغاً كبيراً من المال ...انتظر فقط حتى نصل أمريكا وهناك كل ما تشاء " .
" بل أريد الخمسة قروش حالاً ..لن انتظر ولا لحظة واحدة ...أريد الآيس كريم الآن ".
رضخ الأب لإصرار الابن وأعطاه الخمسة قروش التى طلبها ، وما إن أخذها الولد حتى غاب عن البصر ...ورجع بعد ساعتين وإمارات السعادة بادية على وجهه ، فسأله الأب : " هل أكلت آيس كريم ؟ "
"نعم ، وأكلت أيضاً دجاجاً محمراً ومكرونة وجاتوه ".
" كل هذا بالخمسة قروش ؟ ".
" لا ، كل هذا مجاناً ، فالأكل حسابه على التذكرة ".
 
فلماذا نسلك فى هذه الحياة كفقراء مع أن إلهنا غنى ، سدد الدين عنا ، وفاض علينا بالنعم السماوية وهو ....
" الذى لم يشفق على ابنه بل بذله لآجلنا أجمعين كيف لا يهبنا أيضاً معه كل شئ " ( رو 8 : 32 )

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بعض تذكارات القديسين                       Commemoration    

الاحد 27 نوفمبر 
18 هاتور
Sunday
27
Nov.
الأثنين
19
هاتور
Mon
الثلاثاء
20
هاتور
Tue نياحة البابا انيانوس الثاني
الأربعاء
21

هاتور
Wed
الخميس
22
هاتور
Thu
الجمعة
23
هاتور
Fri

تذكار القديس كرنليوس قائد المائة     تذكار تكريس كنيسة القديسة مارينا 
The Departure of St. Cornelius the Centurion.
The Consecration of the Church of St. Marina.

السبت
24
هاتور
Sat
     































العودة للمحتويات

Saint of the Week

 
The Departure of St. Anianus

 On this day of the year 86 A.D., the holy father Abba Anianus, the second Pope of Alexandria, departed. This saint was a native of Alexandria, the son of pagan parents, and he was a cobbler. When St. Mark, the Apostle, entered the city of Alexandria, it happened by God's Divine Will that he tripped and tore his sandal. He gave it to Anianus to repair. While Anianus was thrusting the awl into it, the awl went through to the other side of the sandal and injured his finger. He screamed in pain, saying in Greek, "Eis Theos" which means "O, the Only God." When St. Mark heard him mentioning the Name of the Lord, he glorified the Lord Christ. Then he took some dust from the ground, spat on it and applied it to the finger of St. Anianus and he was healed immediately.

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قديس هذا الأسبوع

نياحة البابا إنيانوس

في مثل هذا اليوم من سنة 86 ميلادية تنيح الأب القديس الأنبا إنيانوس ثاني باباوات الإسكندرية. وكان هذا القديس من أهالي مدينة الإسكندرية، ابنا لوالدين وثنيين، وكان إسكافيا. وحدث انه لما دخل القديس مرقس الرسول مدينة الإسكندرية، اتفق بالتدبير الإلهي انه عثر فانقطع حذاؤه فدفعه لإنيانوس ليصلحه. وقد حدث وهو يغرز فيه المخراز إن نفذ إلى الجهة الأخرى وجرح إصبعه. فصرخ من الألم وقال باليونانية "ايس ثيئوس" أي يا الله الواحد، فلما سمع القديس مرقس ذلك مجد المسيح حيث سمعه يذكر اسم الله. ثم اخذ ترابا من الأرض وتفل عليه ووضعه علي إصبع إنيانوس فبرئ في الحال، وتعجب إنيانوس من ذلك كثيرا، واخذ القديس مرقس إلى منزله، وسأله عن اسمه ومعتقده، ومن أين أتي، فقص عليه الرسول من كتب الأنبياء عن ألوهية السيد المسيح، وعن سر تجسده وموته وقيامته وعمل الآيات باسمه. فاستضاء عقل انيانوس وآمن هو وأهل بيته، وتعمدوا باسم الآب والابن والروح القدس، فحلت عليهم النعمة الإلهية، ولازموا سماع تعليم الرسول، فعلمهم علوم الكنيسة وفرائضها وسننها.

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Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
  • Language is an organism, born, grow up, grow old, and die.
  • Talks with two meanings are deadly poison.
  • Wise and unwise, if keep silent, peace prevails.
  • Silence does not mean depression; someone can keep silent and rejoice many others.
  • Silent greeting with peace is better than a warm welcome with a grudge.
  • Who can do nothing, speaks a lot.
  • If you don’t know, keep silent , and if you know , keep silent.

كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • اللغة كائن حي، تولد وتكبر وتشيخ وتموت.
  • كلام ذو معنيين سم قتال.
  • الحكيم والجاهل إذا صمتا عم السلام.
  • الصمت ليس معناه الكآبة، فيوجد من يصمت ويفرح الكثيرين.
  • تحية صامتة مع سلام، خير من ترحيب صاخب مع ضغينة.
  • قليل الحيلة كثير الكلام.
  • إذا لم تعرف فأصمت، وإذا عرفت فأصمت.

Church of the Week


 
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

Kensington, VIC, Australia
 
 

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 Fr. Abram & Fr. David Visit to Fr. Botros Toma


Last Friday the 18th of November, Fr. Abram Abdelmalek and Fr. David Kamel visited his very Rev. Fr. Boutros Toma from the Syrian Orthodox Church to check on his health and aslo to receive his blessings before Fr. Abram operation.

 

 

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Editorial: White House policy discrimination against US Arab Christians?
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A climate of growing instability: persecution of Christians in Turkey 
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For more News on Presecuted Christians, visit Barnabasfund.org
For Barnabas Prayer Focus, visit Prayer Focus


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MARRIAGE REALITY

James Parker  
Speaks as a former homosexual activist

Peter Abetz MP
examines 'Safe Schools' radicalism

 
North, East & South Forums
South Perth - Thursday, 1 Dec, 7pm
South Perth Community Hall
South Tce and Sandgate St, South Perth WA

Register Online at: MarriageReality.org.au/events
or Phone
Darryl 0468 454 507  or Emily 0439 864 709

OMI Alert: Cyber Bulling Worksop for Parents

RootsTV is running a free workshop in internet safety.
This workshop is mainly for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and provides information on how to keep your children safe online.
 
Date:               Saturday 26 November 2016
Time:              2:00 – 4:00 pm
Venue:             Herb Graham Recreation Centre
                       38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka

The topics include digital compliance and internet safety and will be delivered in several languages, including Arabic and Somali.
No registration is required.
For more information, please visit the RootsTV website. 


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Impact of migration on Chinese living in Australia, survey.


Researchers at Curtin University are conducting a survey to understand how people with Chinese background can achieve better well-being in the Western context.
You can complete the 20 minute survey here.
In appreciation of your time, you can enter a draw to win one of five Coles/Myer vouchers
More information is available here.


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Internatinal Day of People with Disability 2016

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated on 3 December each year.
This is a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors, and realising an inclusive society for all.
Disability organisations, businesses, governments and the community come together at events across the country to mark the occasion and celebrate the achievements of people with disability.
Supported by the Australian Government, IDPwD events can be registered here.
Please access this link for more information.

WA’s amazing cultural diversity is right on your doorstep—check out the OMI calendar to find out more.


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 Fr. Abram Abdelmalek Successful Operation


Last Saturday the 19th of November, our dear Fr. Abram had a successful surgery in his back, Thank God , he is doing well now. Fr. Abram was discharged from the hospital and due doctors restrictions, he should be in full rest on his back, short sittings and minimal movements for the next 6 weeks. We wish Fr. Abram a speedy recovery. 



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St. Mina The Wonders' Worker Feast


Our church celebrated St. Mina the wonders' worker feast. Praying Vespers was held on the 23th of November, anointed the holy relics of Saint Mina, procession and veneration.
On Thursday the 24th of November the Holy Liturgy was held to celebrate his feast. 


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DOCS have another exciting event planning out for SMOS,
Teamed up again with Prision Fellowship and have been allocated 50 children for this Christmas! Their ages range from infant up to 15 years old.

From now until the Second of December, will collecting gifts. Please donate to Margrete Salama or Matthew Ghobrial. Will be wrapping the gifts before Youth Meeting commences on Friday the 2nd of December, and if you would like to help, please meet at St. Mary & Archangel Michael church 6 pm!




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Congratulations

Congratulations on their weeding to the new couple "Peter Bishay" and his wife "Ester". God bless their life.

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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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