First of all we would like to congratulate the coptic church for gaining 21 new martyrs in Libya. We also would like to commend their families for presenting to the world the true meaning of being a witness to Christ in these very difficult times by forgiving those who are responsible for the murder. We pray for them that God may give them comfort. We also pray for those who committed the murder that Christ may open their eyes to know Him.
This issue is the February issue about fasting, sorry for the delay and we hope you enjoy it.
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Pimonakhos Vol 9 Issue 2 Booklet
Merry Christmas to all, and we wish you a blessed new year, on this blessed occasion we received a letter from the Rev. Hon. Fred Nile MLC (President), letter attached below.
This month we would like to announce the release of our latest series of books which is the Teens Bible Study Series. This Orthodox Bible Study series for teenagers is based on the 21st century’s most prominent Orthodox bible scholar, Fr. Tadros yakoub Malaty. The Orthodox Bible Study series for teens is a great way to understand the bible and learn how it can change your life. We will start this series by the book of Jonah, for more details or how to bulk order for your Sunday School class please reply to this email.
Also this Christmas season we have some Christmas Carols by one of our talented artists we hope you enjoy listening to them.
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Pimonakhos Vol 9 Issue 1 Booklet
This month issue we have brought to you two great articles from El Kiraza magazine about monastic issues, the first by Pope Tawadros and the other by H.G. Bishop Moussa. We hope you enjoy reading them.
We also had a great no of youth who just finished their High School Certificate (HSC) exams visit and take retreat at the monastery, you will find many photos of their visits. We wish them all the best in their results.
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Pimonakhos Vol 8 Issue 12 Booklet
Our life is very precious because it is a God given gift to all; in this issue we discuss how we should better appreciate this gift. In this issue we have a very nice article by H.H. Pope Tawadrous about the Life of contentment.
We also would like to present to you a Music video clip of one of our Monastic Songs called Separation (Feat: by Kero Rizkalla). Click on the Link below to watch it on YouTube.
Our latest book God Became Man by the late bishop Poemen is also coming. It makes a great read this nativity Fast.
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Pimonakhos Vol 8 Issue 11 Booklet
Repentance is a topic we would like to come back to every few issues. In this issue find out the five ways of repentance that St John Chrysostom prescribes.
If you have not already done so you can go and listen to the music from the talented young artists who submitted their music for Asaph Tunes Christian Music Competition. After you hear the songs you can vote for the best three songs and leave some of the contestants a message of encouragement.
Also check out our latest book that will get you ready for the fast of nativity.
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Pimonakhos Vol 8 Issue 10 Booklet
This month we celebrate the Coptic New Year which is also called the year of Martyrs, and in light of the ongoing devastating news about persecuted Christians all over the world we present to you this month issue about this very topic. We also want to present to you two biographies of martyrs from the early church that we have emailed to you few years ago for your read.
- St Dymiana and the 40 virgins, which is written and edited by the nuns of St Dymiana Convent in El Barary. We Thank them for providing us with the text to post for everyone to read.?Click Here
- Sts Perpetua and Felicity, who were martyred in the beginning of the third century. The text is one of the ancient martyr text that was written by St Perpetua herself.?Click Here
We would like to also announce a new Official Facebook Page for the Monastery news and activities under the name Bishop Anba Daniel: Bishop and Abbot of St Shenouda Monastery Sydney This will be in addition to our already existing pages for our monastery publications and Asaph Tunes Music. Please find links below
We wish you all a spiritual start to St Mary fast on Friday the 8th of August. As was announced by H.H. Pope Tawadrous II that the Coptic church will dedicate the St Mary fast as a time for prayer and fasting for all our brothers and sisters in the Middle East in these hard times.
On the 26th of August 2014, it will be the 19th Anniversary of the Establishment of our Monastery. On this joyous occasion we would like to invite you on Saturday the 14th of March for the placing of the foundation Stone and the unveiling of the Plaque for the new “Complex Project” to encourage the Congregation to support this Monastery Project.
Last but not least we would like to thank all who helped and joined us for this year
The Feast of our patron saint is just around the corner 14th of July. To celebrate this occasion we have made a video clip of one of the songs that was the winner of the 2012 Christian Music Competition. The Song is called “Pillar of Zeal” not you can watch the video clip here.
For those who would like to join us for this joyous feast please find the timetable inside this month newsletter.
As we have done over the years this edition is dedicated to our Great St Shenouda the Archimandrite. There are also many group photos of the visitors during the last month.
In the Month of May I have attended the joint priest conference for the diocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sydney which was hosted by Bishop Suriel in Melbourne. During the conference I was asked to give two lectures about Coptic Identity. This special edition of Pimonakhos has the script of the two lectures.
We would also like to bring to your attention our new service ASAPH TUNES which aims to channel the musical talents of some of our youth and to encourage them to produce contemporary music that teaches the Orthodox theology. Now we have a website that has more details about the different artists and their music. If you want to be kept up to date with the latest music from these artists you can?sign up to this emailing list.
We also wanted to announce the beginning of our third Christian Music Competition.?Click here?to watch a?video trailer?or to know more visit the?ASAPH TUNES website.
We have also put together the music from last year’s competition in a new album for you.?Click here?to go to our?youtube chanel?where you can hear some of the songs and to watch a lyric video.
Peace and Grace to you all,
We wish you all a very happy feast of ascension, and look forward to celebrating the feast of the birthday of the church this Sunday.
This month issue has a translation of Pope Tawadros