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Dear All, Please note the following (5) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father Augustinos: The Abundance of God’s love Ephesian 3:17-19 "that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints …

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Booking Weekend Liturgies

Dear All, Please note the following: + Booking Saturday and Sunday masses for the next 3 weeks 1. Online booking for the next 3 weekends: 16&17 October, 23&24 October and 30&31 October, will be live from 7pm tonight. Link is as follows: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/holy-mass-st-marks-church-weekends-tickets-185653864707 Holy Mass @ St Mark’s Church (Weekends ) Eventbrite – St Mark …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father Jonathan: Regarding the opening of church: a dialogue between 2 people H and D: H: I’m very excited the church will be reopening again this Monday after more than 3 months. I miss the …

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Dear All, Please note the following (5) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father Yacoub: A number of years ago, Fr Augustinos took me in his car to Rookwood Cemetery to pray at the burial of a beloved friend who had departed this world. Arriving early, we decided …

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Dear All, Please note the following (7) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father Elijah: Whenever I go to Bunnings the staff can quickly see I have no idea what I am doing – and so they simplify things for me. I always appreciate this, but then always …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father David: A few days ago we celebrated El Nayrouz (Coptic New Year). Anytime we celebrate milestones in our lives such as a New Year, a birthday, anniversary etc it is a good chance for …

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Dear All, Happy Father’s day to all our beautiful fathers for Sunday 5 September! Please note the following (7) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father Mark: I am writing to you at 11am. Oh wait, I need to go and listen to the daily COVID update from …

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Dear All, Please note the following (5) announcements: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father David: Last week Fr. Jacob shared a word on a very beneficial topic which is summarised in the following Q&As below. Practical tips on how we can start/continue to partake of the sacrament of repentance and …

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Dear All, Please note the following: Chatting together (Dardasha): Fr. Yacoub, Fr. Jonathan and Fr. Michael Please use the following link to view Episode 2: https://youtu.be/pGWIjMhWSXk دردشة: مع ابونا يعقوب وأبونا جوناثان وأبونا مايكل يُرجى استخدام الرابط التالي لمشاهدة الحلقة الثانية: https://youtu.be/pGWIjMhWSXk God bless

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Dear All, Please note the following (4) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for the week by Father Michael: "In God I will praise His word, In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?". Psalm 56:4 God tore His beloved Son from His …

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Dear All, Please note the following (4) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Mark: Here we are again dealing with the Delta variant of COVID-19. The problem with the Delta variant is that it is highly more contagious. In fact, researchers have said that the Delta variant …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Jonathan: God is a Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Few years ago, I was invited with one of my fathers the church priests to visit a saintly …

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Dear All, Please note the following (2) announcements: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Augustinos: The Apostle Paul and his love for our Lord Jesus During the Apostles fast, one is to reflect on the lives of the Saintly Apostles. One Apostle that we can learn so much about from …

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Dear All, Please note the following: (1) If you like to make a donation to church before the end of financial year (with a tax receipt), the account details are as follows: Account Name: St Mark Sunday School BSB: 062199 Account no: 00905729 Cornerstone Project: https://youtu.be/Co04WziNVBQ (2) Apologies, there was an issue with the audio …

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Dear All, Please note the following (2) announcements: 1. Live Streaming of Daily Liturgy The 8:30am daily liturgy will be live streamed. Link: https://stmark.com.au/live Please note, as per NSW government regulations, the congregation are not allowed to attend the church. 2. Church Bible Study Competition – Book of Acts Due to the Lockdown, we are …

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Church services to be streamed

Dear All, We thank our dear Lord, the following services will be streamed live: Vesper Tonight Saturday 26/6: 7pm – 8pm Two Liturgies tomorrow Sunday 27/6: English: 6 – 8am Arabic: 8:30 – 10:30am Please note, very limited priests and deacons are permitted to attend services at Church. The congregation are encouraged to attend online. …

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Dear All, Please note the following (7) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Yacoub: Dialog of a servant after his departure: Servant: “Lord, remember I served you for 40 years” Lord: “Did you? Was My Glory your target?” Servant: “I denied myself, served in the shadow. I …

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Dear All, Please note the following (5) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Elijah: This Sunday we will celebrate the feast of Pentecost. After the liturgy, we will remain in the church to pray the prostration prayers. These prayers are amongst the most ancient in the church. …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father David: This week we celebrated the joyful Feast of our Lords Ascension. Our Lords bodily ascension to Heaven makes us direct our sights to Heaven where He is and where He was before His …

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Dear All, Please note the following (7) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Michael: The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, produced joy as the disciples realised what amazing benefits would come to them when Jesus returned to the Father. – By sitting at the right hand …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Mark: How was your week? What did you manage to get done? What did you not get done? What goals did you achieve? What goals did you not achieve? Fr Yacoub once said to …

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Church Cleaning Day – Saturday 22 May

Dear All, Please note the following event is on tomorrow: Church Quarterly Cleaning Day – Saturday 22 May Join us tomorrow, Saturday 22 May for the quarterly cleaning day. 10am – 3pm. Bring family and friends and have a joyous day cleaning our beautiful church. God bless

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Jonathan: Spiritual tips for the Holy 50 days: 1. Continuously rejoice for the resurrected Christ. Focus to rejoice more by His Resurrection than by food cravings. 2. Join the resurrection procession during the mass …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Augustinos: Remembrance of the presence of God St Theophan the Recluse on the Spiritual life says, “The remembrance of God is necessary. Indeed, it is to be the labour of our life. If we …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Yacoub: Abdel-Mesih and his wife Demiana have 3 teenage kids. A small devil (D) had orders from Satan (S) to destroy the kids. A discussion took place as follows: S: Destroy the 3 of them. D: …

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Dear All, Please note the following announcements and reminders: 1. Sunday School Celebration – Sunday 2 May Sunday School Celebration is tomorrow from 10am – 12:30pm. 2. Please find the attached Easter messages: Papal Message of Resurrection Feast 2021 Arabic Papal Message of Resurrection Feast 2021 English HG Bishop Daniel Easter Message 2021 Arabic HG …

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Dear All, Please note the following (4) announcements: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Elijah: In 1 Corinthians 15 we read that Jesus revealed Himself to a number of people after His resurrection. There is an amazing phenomenon that continues until now that the Lord reveals Himself in a very …

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Dear All, Please note the following (7) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father David: Fr. Dawood Lamey’s Guidelines To Benefit From Holy Week + Do your best to attend as many Paschas as you can. It is imperative to be near Jesus, especially this week, just like …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Michael: On Palm Sunday we will enter Jerusalem with our Lord Jesus Christ. And the body of Christ which is the church; that is us; His own people, will enter the Holy Week with Him. In …

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Dear All, Please note the following (7) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Mark: Yesterday was a hard day. I attended the funeral and farewelled a dear friend to heaven – Mark Saman. A precious life cut too short at the young age of 31. Mark was …

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Dear All, Please note the following (10) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Jonathan: In the medicine world today there are many specialties available to adequately treat sick people from various illnesses. Have you ever thought about Jesus’s specialty? I believe His specialty is to offer personal …

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Bereavement Announcement for Louis Khalil + Lions Cup Reminder

Dear All, Please note the following (2) announcements: 1. Bereavement Announcement for beloved Louis Khalil: Louis Khalil is the beloved father of Essam Khalil, from El-Giza, Egypt. Father-in-Law to Evite Sarkis, and grandfather to Mina and Mirolla Khalil. Louis entered Eternal Life on Wednesday 31st of March. May God repose his soul and bless his …

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Dear All, Please note the following (11) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Augustinos: Holy Silence We live in a world that is full of noise, distractions, attachments and emphasis on imagery that occupies the mind and our conscience. We live to speak and have dialog and …

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Dear All, Please note the following (11) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Yacoub: A prayer for the gift of two mites (translated by Fr. Mark) My Master, I have nothing to offer You more precious than my infinite love, to You alone. I beg You Lord, …

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Dear All, Please note the following (4) announcements: 1. HG Bishop Daniel will pray the mass tomorrow Wednesday 17 March, at 1 – 2:30pm in the Arabic church. 2. Celebrating the Feast of The Holy Cross Vespers on Thursday 18 March at 7pm. 3. St Wanas Tasbeha Each Sunday 12.30-1.00pm in the Arabic Church. Parents …

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Dear All, Please note the following (12) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Elijah: During the Lent we have to be careful about what we put into our mouths. It would be wonderful if we paid as much attention to what comes out of our mouths too! …

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Dear All, Please note the following (10) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father David: As we approach the holy days of Lent, it is good to remind ourselves of a short, lovely prayer in the Orthodox tradition called the "Lenten prayer" written by St Ephraim the Syrian: …

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Dear All, Please note the following (12) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Michael: Being Christians, we become servants of God, sent on a mission by God. Jonah received a difficult mission from God. " Go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it." The …

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Dear All, Please note the following (8) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Mark: Low hanging fruit. In any task or work, picking the lowest hanging fruit is always the first grab with the quickest and best results. I would like to suggest a couple of spiritual …

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Dear All, Please note the following (9) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Jonathan: In his 50th commemoration, an interview with HH Pope Kyrillos VI How was your last fifty years? HH: They passed in a second and were full of joy. I cannot describe the feelings …

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Dear All, Please note the following (13) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Augustinos: Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. Psalm 73:25 As a true Christian, I live my life to reach a point in …

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Dear All, Please note the following (8) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Yacoub: Fail-proof advice for victory: When attacked by a devilish invitation for sinful lustful acts, do the following: 1) Hold a wooden cross. 2) Prostrate before Christ the King. 3) Stand up and kiss …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1.Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Elijah: When we go through difficult times, sometimes we wonder why God allowed this to happen or even start to doubt His care or very existence. Psalm 46 gives us some guidance on navigating difficult …

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Updated UCAT Classes schedule

Dear All, Please note the changes to the UCAT classes starting tomorrow Tuesday 19 January for boys, and starting Wednesday 20 January for girls. Please find the updated schedule in the poster below. God bless.

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Dear All, Please note the following (5) announcements and reminders: 1.Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father David: In this month we celebrate a number of Lordly Feasts (the Nativity, feast of circumcision, the Epiphany and the feast of the wedding at Cana of Galilee). In this joyful time, it is a …

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Epiphany Liturgies

Dear All, Please note the following announcement: The Holy Epiphany Liturgies will be on the evening of Monday 18 January. We will try again to use the booking system but with a few requests in order to be fair to everyone: + To allow all congregation members a chance to attend a Lordly Feast, please …

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Dear All, Please note the following (5) announcements and reminders: 1.Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message for this week by Father Michael: As we welcome our Lord Jesus Christ this Christmas, we would like to leave behind our troubles and anxiety, but we cannot do it on our own. Those restless thoughts and aspirations are making …

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Dear All, Please note the following (6) announcements and reminders: 1. Weekly Spiritual Message Spiritual message of the week by Father Jonathan: "They that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3 Who am I? + I was lucky enough to have been called to Christianity at a young age. …

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