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I have come that they may
have life, and that they may have
it more abundantly.
(John 10: 10)

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 Congratulations to the Fathers, servants and congregation of St George Church on the ordination of the 4th priest. Dr Raef Farag, the lead coordinator of Sunday school at St George was ordained on Friday 8 March as Father Kyrollos.

Father Kyrollos is spending 40 days (from the day of his ordination) in St Shenouda Monastery (Putty NSW) then with the Grace of God will be back to St George before Passion week. The church has organised a trip to the Monastery on Saturday 30 March to attend the holy liturgy where Father Kyrollos will officially perform his first sacramental service.

  

 

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The Glorious Feast of the Cross  

On the 10th of Paramhuat (19 March) our Church celebrates the Glorious Feast of the Holy Cross, “remembering that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold, from your aimless conduct…but with precious blood of Christ as a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

 St. Paul experienced the depth and power of the Cross of Christ and stated, “For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the Power of God.”  (1 Corinthians 1:18).

 Indeed St. Paul’s whole world was in orbit around the Cross.  It filled his vision, illuminated his life and warmed his spirit.  He ‘gloried’ in it.  In his epistle to the Galatians, St. Paul highlighted how the Cross liberates the soul by crucifying the flesh, the ego and the world.

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 On Sunday 17 Mar the church commemorated the 1st anniversary of the departure of our beloved shepherd the Father of Fathers HH Pope Shenouda III.

  

  

 

 

Jonah (3:5-10)  5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.  6  Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered [himself] with sackcloth and sat in ashes.  7  And he caused [it] to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water.  8  But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.  9  Who can tell [if] God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?  10  Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.

 

 

  

 

HH Pope Twadros II

 

Nativity Papal Message 2013

 

 

I congratulate you my dear beloved children on this blessed Christmas, wishing you the blessings of joy, richness and peace in your life, work, and families from the Holy Born Baby in the manger - blessings. May all Christmas celebrations find you filled with peace in spirit and good health.

 

 

 

The Precious Event

 

The incarnation and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the most precious events in the history of mankind. In this event we meet various aspects of God’s creation. For example:

 

Individuals: Joseph, Herod, Mary, Elizabeth and Simeon.

 

Groups: Jewish shepherds, foreign Magi and children.

 

Animals: in the manger and also in the temple offerings.

 

Heavenly hosts: angels, and the Archangel’s annunciation of the Birth of Christ

 

Towns: small towns such as Bethlehem, large cities such Jerusalem, and countries such as Egypt

 

 

 

Different titles: the carpenter, the king, the Virgin, the prophetess, the elder, and Emmanuel

 

 

 

It is indeed a very precious event, but we will choose three elements only:

 

First: The New Name, Emmanuel

 

Second: The New Reality, the Incarnation

 

Third: The New Depth, Love

 

 

 

 

 

 Click here for full Papal Message

 

 

 

May our Lord Jesus Christ bless this world, and grant it true peace. With my sincere love to all of you I wish God’s blessings upon you every year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection of the 118th Pope and Patriarch of Alexanderia Occurred on 4th Nov, 2012 

 

On the 4th Nov 2012 the Lord has selected for His Coptic Orthodox Church, Anba Tawadros II as the 118th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.

On 18th Nov 2012 is the enthronement of HH as the 118th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.

 


 May the Lord repose the soul of our very beloved father His Holiness the Honourable Pope Abba Senouda III (117th Pope) and may he grant a long life to Our new Pope His Holiness the Honourable Pope Abba Tawadros II(118th Pope)that he may lead His people in purity and justice.

 

Church Declared Fasts 1 Oct - 3 Oct 2012

To seek the Lord’s Guidance in the finalisation of the nomination of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch, the 118th Pope of Alexandria, the Church has declared a 3 day fast, 1 Oct 2012 to 3 Oct 2012 (inclusive). This fast is to be observed in the same manner as Lent (i.e. no fish during those days and a period of abstinence from food). 

May the Lord repose the soul of our beloved father His Holiness the Honourable Pope Abba Senouda III (117th Pope) and may He select for us a man after His Own Heart, that will lead His people in purity and righteousness.

 

 

 

Happy Feast of the Cross (1729 AM),

 

27 September, 2012

 

 

 

 On the 27 Sept (11 Tout) the Coptic Church celebrates the consecration of the church of the Honourable Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Cross was uncovered by Queen Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, from under the pile of Golgotha. The church celebrates this feast for 3 consecutive days 27 - 29 Sept.
May the blessings of the Cross of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ fill our Lives.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

The Transfiguration Feast 

 

 

 

On the 19th of August (13th Misra) the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor before His Disciples Saints Peter, James and John. His face shone like the sun and His clothes became as white as light, and Moses and Elijah appeared talking with Him.

 

Glory be to Him forever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

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