Issued by the Chaldean Church in New Zealand, the eighteenth issue of Star of the Sea magazine in the month of December 2014 in the nine-year run.
Issued by the Chaldean Church in New Zealand, the thirteenth issue of Star of the Sea magazine in the month of December 2012 in the seven-year run. The issue covers the year of faith and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visit to Lebanon and the message of the Apostolic Exhortation of the Churches of the Middle East. As it was for the magazine to meet with father Kamal Rose Bidawid during his visit to Auckland. The issue also covers a number of faith topics and social as well as news and activities of the parish in New Zealand.
St Addai Chaldean Catholic Parish in New Zealand published its 10th issue of “Star of the Sea” magazine in August (instead of June) 2011.
This was a special edition with lots of photos and colour which had covered many events of which at the top of these was the celebrations held by the parish and community in New Zealand for the Golden Jubilee of the priestly ordination of Archbishop Jibrael Kassab, bishop of Australia and New Zealand Chaldean Diocese.
The front cover page shows the bishop in one of the masses and his motto. Within this edition it also covered interviews with His Grace Archbishop Kassab on his visit to NZ for his jubilee celebrations and with brother Wahid the presenter/producer of “Al-Daleel” program on the Arabic Christian Al-Hayat satellite channel. The edition has many interesting articles on a variety of religious, social and cultural matters plus the parish and community activities of those in our Church in New Zealand. The back cover holds the icon of “Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help” with its meanings explained below it and inside the pages of the magazine in Arabic.
The English part of the magazine holds the writings from the church youth and others on their experiences and activities throughout the first half of this year including the camps, passion play and the jubilee celebrations.