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Bulletin: The Epiphany Feast

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: The Epiphany of the Lord

Quote of the Today Reading

This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.

Epiphany Readings

The Epiphany of the Lord

6th January 2017

 

1st Reading / Isaiah (4: 2- 4); (11: 1-5): (12: 4-6)

A reading from the Book of Prophet Isaiah: (Barikh-Mar)

In that day, the seedling of the Lord will have magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be greatly-esteemed and a source of joy to those who will have been saved out of Israel. And this shall be: all who are left behind in Zion, and who remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, all who have been written in life in Jerusalem. Then the Lord will have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and will have washed away the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by means of a spirit of judgment and a spirit of intense devotion. And a rod will go forth from the root of Jesse, and a flower will ascend from his root. And the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety. And he will be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He will not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears. Instead, he will judge the poor with justice, and he will reprove the meek of the earth with fairness. And he will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and he will slay the impious with the spirit of his lips. And justice will be the belt around his waist. And faith will be the warrior’s belt at his side. And you will say in that day: “Confess the Lord, and invoke his name! Make his plans known among the peoples! Remember that his name is exalted!  Sing to the Lord, for he has acted magnificently! Announce it to the whole world! Exult and give praise, O habitation of Zion! For the Great One, the Holy One of Israel, is in your midst!”……..Stand for the Prayer

 

2nd Reading /Titus (2: 11-15); (3: 4-7)

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to Titus. (Barikh-Mar)

For the grace of God our Savoir has appeared to all men, instructing us to reject impiety and worldly desires, so that we may live soberly and justly and piously in this age, looking forward to the blessed hope and the advent of the glory of the great God and of our Savoir Jesus Christ. He gave himself for our sake, so that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and might cleanse for himself an acceptable people, pursuers of good works. Speak and exhort and argue these things with all authority. But then the kindness and humanity of God our Savoir appeared.  And he saved us, not by works of justice that we had done, but, in accord with his mercy, by the washing of regeneration and by the renovation of the Holy Spirit, whom he has poured out upon us in abundance, through Jesus Christ our Savoir, so that, having been justified by his grace, we may become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

The grace and peace be with you all brothers. Amen.

  

Gospel Reading/Matthew (3:1-8, 13-17)

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew:

Now in those days, John the Baptist arrived, preaching in the desert of Judea, and saying: “Repent. For the kingdom of heaven has drawn near.” For this is the one who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, saying: “A voice crying out in the desert: Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight his paths.” Now the same John had a garment made from the hair of camels, and a leather belt around his waist. And his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem, and all Judea, and the entire region around the Jordan went out to him. And they were baptized by him in the Jordan, acknowledging their sins. Then, seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees arriving for his baptism, he said to them: “Progeny of vipers, who warned you to flee from the approaching wrath? Therefore, produce fruit worthy of repentance. Then Jesus came from Galilee, to John at the Jordan, in order to be baptized by him. But John refused him, saying, “I ought to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?” And responding, Jesus said to him: “Permit this for now. For in this way it is fitting for us to fulfil all justice.” Then he allowed him. And Jesus, having been baptized, ascended from the water immediately, and behold, the heavens were opened to him. And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him. And behold, there was a voice from heaven, saying: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Priest: Glory be to God forever……..People: Glory be to the Christ Our Lord

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday after the Nativity

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: 2nd Sunday after the Nativity

Quote of the Week

Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word

Sunday Readings, 01 January  2017

2nd  Sunday after the Nativity

Circumcision and New Year Festival  (2017)

(International Peace Day)

 

1st Reading/ Isaiah 42: 1- 7 

A reading from the Book of  Isaiah “Barikh-Mar”

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon him I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry out, nor shout, nor make his voice heard in the street. A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench. He will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow dim or be bruised until he establishes justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its produce, Who gives breath to its people and spirit to those who walk on it: I, the LORD, have called you for justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness…. Amen

 

2nd Reading/2 Timothy 2: 16- 26

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to Ephesians: “Barikh-Mar”

Avoid profane, idle talk, for such people will become more and more godless, and their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have deviated from the truth by saying that [the] resurrection has already taken place and are upsetting the faith of some. Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands, bearing this inscription, “The Lord knows those who are his”; and, “Let everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord avoid evil.” In a large household there are vessels not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for lofty and others for humble use. If anyone cleanses himself of these things, he will be a vessel for lofty use, dedicated, beneficial to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord* with purity of heart. Avoid foolish and ignorant debates, for you know that they breed quarrels. A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant, correcting opponents with kindness. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth, and that they may return to their senses out of the devil’s snare, where they are entrapped by him, for his will.

Reader: The grace and peace be with you all brothers. Amen.

  

Gospel Reading/Luke 2: 21- 35  

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke

When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,” and to offer the sacrifice of “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,” in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord. Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Priest: Glory be to God forever…..People: Glory be to Christ Our Lord.

Bulletin: Christmas

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming EVENTS

Bishop Patrick Dunn and FLI NZ invite you to attend†

“Voice of the Family: the future of humanity” – International Conference on the Family.

BRUCE MASON CENTRE AUCKLAND (23rd to 25th September)

& “LifeFEST”Epic Youth Event (for teens and twenties)

NORTH SHORE BRASS BAND HALL AUCKLAND (26rd and 27th September – First Monday and Tuesday of School Holidays)

The time has come to register for this most important event for families in New Zealand. Standing up for Life , Faith and Family takes courage and we all need the tools and knowledge to understand the attacks and threats to our families and children and spend time as a community finding the solutions.

“Voice of the Family: the future of humanity” and the LifeFEST Youth Event will feature the best of international and local experts on the family including renowned American Movie Producer, Jason Jones, producer of the movies “Bella”, “Crescendo” and “The Innocence”. Jason Jones is an enormously entertaining and engaging speaker. He heads Movie to Movement a production company that specialises in movies with stories that explore issues of social justice. Also presenting at Voice of the Family and LifeFestwill be John-Henry Westen, Editor-in-Chief at LifeSite News. LifeSite News has a readership of more than 65 million people and is the largest pro-life media outlet in the world. John-Henry is an expert communicator and a superb educator. In addition, Gabrielle Kuby, world renowned German author on Gender Identity will be there along with our beloved Sisters of Life from New York.

Places are limited so REGISTER NOW AT www.fli.org.nz/voiceofthefamily or contactmichael@fli.org.nz