Copy
View this email in your browser
Dear members, friends and supporters,

Kindly find our weekly Newsletter.

 
 
Also find attached the Diocese Weekly Newsletter. 
Iss
ue 526  


P.S. If any of your family and/or friends is interested to join the Church mailing list, please send his/her e-mail address to wacoptic@gmail.com  
  With Regards, Administration Team

Week # 33                       08 September 2015

«الْحَقَّ الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: مِنَ الآنَ تَرَوْنَ السَّمَاءَ مَفْتُوحَةً وَملاَئِكَةَ اللَّهِ يَصْعَدُونَ وَيَنْزِلُونَ عَلَى ابْنِ الإِنْسَانِ» 
 (يوحنا 51:1)
 
"Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
   (John 1:51)

CONTENTS


تهمئة قداسة البابا و الأنبا سوريال

New Flag of our Church


عظة روحية للبابا تواضروس الثانى

 Spiritual 2


تذكار القديسين 

Saint of the week

 
 
 

سيرة قديـس هذا الأسبوع

Words with Meanings

كلمات ذات معنى

 
Ecumenical News
EN 01 Meeting with Fr. Asoufa

Church & Politics

CP 01 Fr. Abram attends Draw the Line Fundraising Dinner
CP 02 الأنبا سوريال يهاجم  الرافغى ويدعو "طالبة الصفر" للدراسة بأستراليا
CP 03 What fo the candidates in the Canning by-election stand for?
CP 04 Sister Wives' Family Cites Same-Sex Marriage Ruling in Polygamy Appeal
CP 05 GAYBY BABY- Official Trailer 2015
CP 06 Queensland Premier Joins Victoria and NSW Labor Leader in supporting GAYBY BABY
CP 07 Are pro-lifers really harassing women?
CP 08 Fact-checking the fact-checkers
CP 09 A warning from Dick Smith
CP 10 New School Books in Iraqi Mosul showing the symbols of the IS on the cover
CP 11 اسمعوا ماذا يقول خطيب المسجدالأقصى الشيخ عصام عميره
CP 12 Islamic Discrimination
CP 13 The final journey of tragic little boys washed up on a Turkish beach

CP 14 Barnabas Persecution Update
 

Church News
CN 01 Visiting Priests
CN 02 Upcoming Events
CN 03 St Mary's 19th Annual Celebration
CN 04 St Mary's Annual Award
CN 05 Appreciation Awards

CN 06 St Mary's Annual Competition
CN 0The Church celebrates a Youth Legacy "Mark Nakhla"
CN 08 St Mary's Annual Silent Auction
CN 09 Thanks to Wilson Security
CN 1Thank You
CN 1See How beautiful our Church is!!
CN 1SMOS Activities

CN 13 Alpha Christian Shop

Real Estate and Housing
RE 01 Real Estate Corner

 

Coptic Social News
CSN 01 Welcome
CSN 02 Welcome
CSN 03 Congratulations

Our Newsletter
NL 01 Gold lampstand

The Church depends on your generous donations
Commonwealth Bank   
Church Management Account
BSB   : 066000
ACC# : 11065204

School Building Fund Account ($2 or more is TAX deductable)
BSB   : 066000
ACC# : 11065239
Lord Brethren Account
BSB   : 066000
ACC# : 11122205
Property Management Account
BSB   : 066000
ACC# : 11065220

Holy Liturgy
 
Every Sunday
08:30 - 11:30 PM

Vespers
 
Every Saturday Evening
06:00 - 06:30 PM
 
Weekly Arabic Bible Study

Every Saturday Evening
06:30 - 08:00 PM

Midnight Praises
 
Every Saturday Evening
08:00 - 10:00 PM

Weekly Prayer Meeting
 
Every Wednesday Evening
06:30 - 07:30 PM

English Bible Study
Every Tuesday Evening 
07:00 - 08:00 PM

Discipleship Course
Every Tuesday Evening 
06:00 - 08:30 PM
Back to Contents

Skype Arabic Bible Study
Tuesday @ 08:00PM
Account: Masee7i

Voice of the Copts
Every Tuesday
1:00pm – 1:30pm EN
1:30pm – 2:30pm AR
Facebook
Twitter
Website
Email

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


Back to Contents
St Steven's Hymns and Rituals Meeting



 
Every Saturday 5:30 PM        
To get updated, join viber (Deacons-St Mary &
Archangel)
 
Click FB Icon to join our page

Back to Contents

Servants Meeting

Every Sunday
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Back to Contents

ST YOUSTINA & ST KEBRIANOS
YOUTH MEETING

Every Friday Night
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Back to Contents

Confession Table

This week TBA
Next week TBA

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

Back to Contents

CCCP  “Coptic Communication Channel in PERTH”
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.


كنيسة العذراء و الملاك ميخائيل ببيرث،أستراليا
الكاهن و الشمامسة و اللجنة و الخدام و الشباب و كل أنشطة الكنيسة و الشعب يتقدمون 
لحضرة صاحب القداسة  البابا تواضروس الثانى 
بابا و بطريرك الكرازة المرقسية لمصر و سائر بلاد المهجر
و شريكه فى الخدمة الرسولية أبينا الحبيب
حضرة صاحب النيافة الأنبا سوريال
أسقف ملبورن و توابعها
  بأجمل التهاني بمناسبة عيد الأب و عيد النيروز الرب يديمهما لنا وعلينا إلى منتهى الأعوام فى سلام و هدوء و طمأنينة و يخضع أعداء الكنيسة تحت أقدامهما سريعاً

  
 
St Mary & Archangel Michael Church, Perth WA,
The priest, The Deacons, The Committee, The servants, The Youth, All the activities of the ministry in the church and The Congregation congratulate 

His Holiness Pope Tawadrous II
 
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of All Africa
on the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria 
& his partner in the Apostolic Ministry
 
His Grace Bishop Suriel
Bishop of Melbourne & Affiliated Regions
for Coptic New Year (Feast of Nayrouz) and Father's Day.

May the Lord preserve their High Priesthood for us until all ages. Amen
 
New Flag for our Church

Our Graphic Designers suggested the above image to be the official flag of our local church, your feedback is much appreciated.
 
 


 العظة الأسبوعية 

للبابا تواضروس الثاني

 
الفكر المنفتح
 


 
Spiritual Talk
 
الأمانة في حياة الشهداء- الانبا مكسيموس
 
 
 مزمور 133 من نيافة الحبر الجليل الانبا اباكير
 
 
 






 

 

 

تذكار قديسين الاسبوع القادم 

06 سبتمبر
الأحد
01 نسيء استشهاد القديس أفتيخس
استشهاد القديس بيشاي الانطاكي
07 سبتمبر
الأثنين
02 نسيء نياحة القديس تيطاس الرسول
 
08 سبتمبر
الثلاثاء
03 نسيء اسثشهاد القديس اندريانوس
نياحة البابا يوأنس الرابع عشر البطريرك ال96 
09 سبتمبر
الاربعاء
04 نسيء نياحة الأنبا بيمين المتوحد
نياحة ليباريوس أسقف روما
10 سبتمبر
الخميس
05 نسيء نياحة انبا برسوم العريان
نياحة الأب ياعقوب أسقف مصر
نياحة الصديق عموس النبي
نياحة البابا يوانس الخامس عشرالبطريرك ال99
12 سبتمبر
السبت
01 توت عيد النيروز: رأس السنة القبطية للشهداء
استشهاد القديس برثلماوس الرسول
نياحة البابا ميليوس الثاني
نياحة البابا مرقس الخامس
   
     





































Back to Contents

Saint of the Week

 
St Barsoum El Erian
 
He was born in 1257 A.D. from pious parents. His father was the faithful scribe of Queen Shagaret El-Dor, who gave him the title of "preferred notable"; his mother was from the family of Eltaban.

Read More

Back to Contents

سـيرة قـديـس هذا الأسبوع


 

الأنبا برسوم العريان

 ولد سنة 1257م. من ابوين تقيينِ، و كان والده يدعي الوجيه مفضل، اتخذثه الملكة شجرة الدر كاتماًِ لأسرارها. تقبلاه الوالدان كعطية الهية ثمرة صلوات و أصوام طويلة، لذا ربياه في مخافة الله و اهتما بحياته الروحية و دراسته في الكتاب المقدس.

إقرأ المزيد 

العودة للمحتويات

Words with Meaning
By Fr Abram Abdelmalek
 
  • Some people live in intense darkness, to the extent that they can’t see themselves in the mirror.
  • Brain is an imaginary device that is considered luxury for some people.
  • If heart stops the person will die, but if the brain stops that person may kill others.
  • “Healthy mind is in a healthy body” is a common lie… As there are some people with healthy bodies who do not  have any mind at all. To the contrary, there are some people with sick bodies with sound minds.
  • There are people who change the truth to justify their faults, and turn up the logic to vindicate themselves.
  • Some people do not get enough by making mistakes, but persist and claim they are not wrong, screaming and crying, to have people’s sympathy, and turn them against the oppressed party.

كلمات ذات معني

للقس إبرام عبد الملك

  • بعض الناس يعيش في ظلام دامس، لدرجة أنهم لا يستطيعون أن يروا شكلهم في المرآة.
  • العقل هو جهاز وهمي، و يعتبر رفاهية عند بعض الناس.
  • إذا توقف القلب مات الإنسان، أما إذا توقف عقله قد يميت الأخرين.
  • "العقل السليم في الجسم السليم" أكذوبة... فيوجد أناس أبدانهم سليمة و ليس لهم عقل علي الإطلاق، كما يوجد أناس لهم أجسام معلولة و هم كاملو العقل.
  •  يوجد أناس تحرف الحقائق لتبرر أخطاءها، و ثقلب المنطق لتبرر ذواتها.
  • بعض الناس لا تكتفي بالخطأ، بل تتمادي و تدعي أنها غير مخطئة، و تصيح و تبكي، لتستثير عواطف الناس، و تثيرها علي الطرف المظلوم.
 
Meeting with Ethiopian Priests

Fr. Abram have met with Fr. Asoufa and Fr. Mahari  from the Ethiopian church several times this week  to discuss different topics.
 

Fr. Abram attends Draw the Line Fundraising Dinner
 


 

Fr. Abram attended a fundraising dinner organized by ACL where  Hon John Howard OM AC was the guest speaker on Thursday 3rd of September. Mr. Howard delivered a wonderful speech regarding same sex marriage, the crisis in the Middle East and the important work that ACL is doing. He encouraged all Christian Leaders to engage with Politicians from both sides of Parliament on the State and Federal levels to maintain the Jeudio Christian traditions of the country 


 

It was an acknowledgement to the leadership of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia in general and in WA in particular that Fr. Abram joined Mr. Howard on the main table together with  Mr. Barry Court - Director of Margaret Court Community Outreach and Rev. Dr. Margaret Court - Senior Pastor of Victory Life Centre, as well as Mr. Tony Mclellan- Chairman of ACL, together with other highly distinguished guests.
It is worth mentioning  that Ms. Dahlia Messiha the State Director of ACL hosted the event with great professionalism and in style.
Jim Wallace -Deputy Chairman of the board, Lyle Shelton -Managing Director and Robert Stewart -Director of Durack Capital- gave warm welcome to the Coptic Church and showed their interest in developing the relationship with the Church.
Dr. Ashraf Kaddis and Mr. Nabil Messiha attended the meeting also


Back to Contents

الأنبا سوريال يهاجم الرافعي و يدعو "طالبة الصفر" للدراسة بأستراليا

 
هاجم أسقف ملبورن، الأنبا سوريال، وزير التربية و التعليم، محب الرافعي، بسبب موقفه من طالبة الثانوية العامة مريم ملاك، الشهيرة "بطالبة الصفر" ، مشيراً لاستعداده لمساعدة الطالبة في استكمال دراستها بأستراليا.
و قال الأنبا سوريال، علي حسابه الرسمي بموقع التواصل الإجتماعي "فيس بوك"، "ما يحدث في مصر لطالبة الثانوية العامة مريم، هو جريمة و ظلم  هائل، لابد من إقالة وزير التربية و التعليم فورا".
و أضاف أسقف ملبورن، " سأكون في منتهي السعادة بالترحيب بهذه الطالبة المدهشة و المتفوقة لاستكمال دراستها عندنا في أستراليا".

The injustice against Mariam is criminal. Education minister should be sacked immediately. I welcome her to complete her education in Australia.

https://twitter.com/bishopsuriel

Back to Contents

What do the candidates in the Canning by-election stand for?

 

ACL Western Australian Director, Dahlia Messiha, discusses the upcoming Canning by-election and some of the key election issues for Christians.

Full Program
Part 2

'Sister Wives' Family Cites Same-Sex Marriage Ruling In Polygamy Appeal
 

The Browns, a polygamous famly known for its hit reality TLC series "Sister Wives," is citing the same-sex marriage ruling in an appeal for Utah's polygamy ban.


Read More

Back to Contents

GAYBY BABY - Official Trailer (2015)




Editor:
We pray that the Lord bestows is mercy on us and defend those who are defend less.
We praise the NSW government's action to stop screening this movie in the government schools 


See Video
Back to Contents

QUEENSLAND PREMIER JOINS VICTORIA AND NSW LABOR LEADERS IN SUPPORTING GAYBY BABY

THE Queensland Premier has joined her Labor counterparts in Victoria and NSW in declaring her support for the upcoming documentary about the lives of children with same-sex parents, Gayby Baby.

Editor:
Why on Earth should we expose our children to such explicit and abnormal  materials. It is shameful.

 
Read More

Back to Contents

 Are pro-lifers really harassing women?

 

Pro-life Advocates offered me real choice at the clinic.
A mother who was presented with real choice outside an abortion clinic speaks out. 

Read More

Back to Contents



Fact-checking the fact-checkers

Katy Faust, an American blogger who has become a spokeswoman for traditional marriage, appeared on the Australian program Q&A last week. Her views are particularly interesting as she is the daughter of a lesbian couple. Facing a largely hostile audience and partial questioning from the moderator, she still held her own when she was interrogated about the benefits of marriage between a man and a woman.

 Read More

Back to Contents

A WARNING FROM DICK SMITH:

"We at Dick Smith's have received a number of letters from people asking if we will be putting the Muslim Halal logo on our food.
To acquire Halal certification, payment is required to the endorsing body (the Islamic Council) and involves a number of site inspections of both our growers and processors in order to ensure that our practices comply with the conditions of Halal certification.
It is important to note that this does not reflect the quality of the food being processed or sold – it only means that the products are approved as being prepared in accordance with the traditions of the Muslim faith.

 Read More

Back to Contents

 New school books in Iraqi Mosul showing the symbols of the IS on the cover 

Christians and non-Sunnites are presented as infidels and enemies. They should be fought everywhere. 
On past Sunday (8/31/2015), the “Islamic State” (IS) made new school books available in northern-Iraqi Mosul, which is under its control since June 2014, for the children in the first school year 2015/2016 that is meant to start in September in the IS ‘dominion in Iraq and Syria. In the social media, images of the new books circulate, showing the symbols of the IS on the cover. Regarding the content, the books are stressing the anti-Christian Koran verses ripped out of the historical context. Such, Christians and non-Sunnites are presented as infidels and enemies. They should be fought everywhere.

 Read More
 

Back to Contents

اسمعوا ماذا يقول خطيب المسجد الاقصى الشيخ عصام عميره
الغير مسلمين لا يستحقوا التنعم بالحياة وعلينا قتالهم ولوكانوا مسالمين

See Video

Back to Contents

 Islamic Descrimination

Islamic Political Party Descrimination: The leaders of Australia's largest Islamic political party will face claims they discriminate against women.

The NSW Civil Administrative Tribunal will hear the case of a Sydney women who claims she was told to sit at the back with the other women at one of Group's public meetings.

See Video

 The final journey of tragic little boys washed up on a Turkish beach 

The heartbroken father of two young boys whose bodies washed up on the beach in Turkey watched tearfully as their coffins embarked on their final journey.

Read More

 

  


Syria: Islamic State militants capture Christians in seized Syrian towm  
Read More

Iran: Christian arrested in house church raid  
Read More

Pakistan: Christian Pakistani mother kidnapped and forced to convert to  Islam 
Read More

Nepal: Church leaders blacklisted in Nepalese press 
Read More

Nigeria: Poko Haram targets Christians in Fresh attacks in North-Eastern Nigeria   
Read More
 

India: Christian couple shot dead by Indian paramilitary forces   
Read More

Back to Contents

Visiting Priests


We were blessed by the presence of our beloved Father:

Rev Fr. Tadawos Abdelmalek of St Athanasius Church, Donvale, VIC. joined us St Mary's celebration on Sat. 29th of August and also shared with us the holy liturgy on Sun. 30th of August, May God bless his service.


 Upcoming Events

 


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.


 

 St Mary's 19th Annual Celebration
 

Through the prayers and Guidance of HH Pope Tawadros II & under the Pastoral care of HG Bishop Suriel, St Mary & ِArchangel Michael Church celebrated the 19th annual celebration, it was held last Saturday 29th of August , at the Sicilian Club.
Were more than 400 people attended the event. It was a successful event &the program was full of different activities & presentations.


Among the distinguished guests who attended the celebration was:
 
- R. Rev. Fr. Boutros Touma Issa & Bathiquiome Marine Issa from St Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church-Perth
- Mr. Theodore Issa (President of CCWA) & Dr. Theodora Issa (Senior Lecturer at Curtin University) 
- Mr. David Lowe (State Director of FamilyVoice Australia) & Mrs. Ruth Lowe
 

Miss Sandy Hanna & Miss Marina Michael hosted the event in a great style.

We would like to thank all servants & participants in performing & conducting such a fantastic & brilliant celebration.
 
The Angel's choir







 
 


The Primary's choir

The High School's choir
 The Youth's choir

The Adult's choir

 

The Play (Hekayet Bayet)




 
 


And Syrian hymns for the Syrian Orthodox Church







 
 

 

St Mary's Annual Awards goes to FamilyVoice - WA represented by Mr. David Lowe 



 
Fr. Abram appreciated the role of the FamilyVoice Organization for upholding the Christian values and the families, and the award consisted of: An Appreciation certificate, cheque & a plaque.
Mr. David Lowe in return gave a thanking speech for the Coptic Orthodox Church.

You can read more about the FamilyVoice on the below link 

http://www.fava.org.au/
 
 

 

Appreciation Awards 

The Church Acknowledges Annually some of those who serve the name of Lord in different ways & means. 

 
- The servant of the year goes to George Thabit
- The Youth of the year goes to Sylvia Hanna & Medhani Gebregzlabher
- The Other services of the year goes to Mr Mounir Boutros
- The Senior of the year goes to Mrs Suzanne Ibrahim
- The Small Business of the year goes to Mr Nabil Naguib

 

St Mary's Annual Competition


 
St Mary's competition is an annual fun & educational quiz was prepared this year by Mrs Sonia Farag and Fr. Abram distributed the prizes to the winners. 

 

The Church celebrates a youth legacy "Mark Nakhla" with a very wonderful video.  

 
The video will be posted next week

 

 St Mary's Annual Silent Auction

 


 
There was an Auction held and raised for about $5,000 & we would like to thank everyone who participate in this auction for the great effort they presented.
 

 

 



We would like to thank Wilson Security for their great effort during the celebration.

 


 

Thank You  



 
     

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this celebration for their great efforts and contributions in the success of this event.

 

See how beautiful our Church is !! 

 

 
Photo taken by Botros Attia
 

SMOS Activities

 

Good News

SMOS has been registered as a charity through ACNC  and the ABN is 28905445982.

 

Our Graphic designers suggested this image to the flag of SMOS,  Your feedback is much appreciated









Back to Contents

 
.New gift collection on display. please visit us



Settlement
Settlement usually takes place about six weeks after you sign a contract to buy a property (also known as ‘exchanging contracts’), though this time period can vary. On settlement day, the balance of the property price is paid to the seller. Government taxes and other fees are paid, the title deeds are given to your lender and registered at the lands office, and you get the keys to your new home.
Stamp duty
A state tax that you must pay when you 
buy a property. Concessions are sometimes available for first home buyers as part of first home owner schemes. See your state government website for more information.
Strata
Units are typically in strata schemes, which combine individual ownership of a property (such as a unit) with group ownership of “common property” such as driveways and gardens. They are managed by owners corporations.


 

Welcome


We would like to welcome
Salwa to Australia
 
 

Welcome 
 


We would like to welcome
 Shadia Saber to Australia

 
 

Congratulations 

 
We would like to Congratulate
Lydia & Thomas for their
baby boy Gabriel
 
THE GOLD LAMPSTAND
Our newsletter reaches now more than 6000 people; including Decision Makers & leaders at the 3 level of government, Parliamentarians, Politicians, Church Leaders & Clergy, and Media, in more than 45 countries around the world. It reaches the following countries:
Algeria Germany Jordan New Zealand Syria
Australia Greece Kenya Nigeria Thailand
Austria India Kuwait Palestine Tunisia
Belgium Iran Lebanon Qatar UAE
Canada Iraq Libya Romania UK
Cyprus Ireland Malta Russia Ukraine
Denmark Israel Mexico Saudi Arabia USA
Egypt Italy Morocco Sudan Vietnam
Ethiopia Japan Netherlands Sweden Yemen
France        
Back to Contents
Copyright © 2014 Coptic Orthodox Church of WA, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are either a public figure, politician, media outlet, church leader or minister, or a subscriber, and we thought our views may of interest to you. Please feel free to unsubscribe if you find the Newsletter does not interest you. 
This email has been authorized by Fr Abram Abdelmalek.
This email may contain copyright material.
The sender does not guarantee the integrity of the email nor that is free from error, virus or interference.

Our mailing address is:
Coptic Orthodox Church of WA
318 Shepperton Rd.,
East Victoria Park
Perth, WA 6101
Australia
Telephone: 0894705715 - 0894705712 - 0894705717

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp