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Topic of the Week   (Hatoor 15-21)
Divorce and Immorality


Verse of the Week
"'And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.'"

- Matthew 19:9

Meaning: Divorce is permitted only for sexual immorality, which destroys a marriage- a teaching held also by the stricter school of the Pharisees. The reasons for divorce were eventually increased in the ancient Church to include threat to one partner's life, desertion, and forced prostitution. The Orthodox Church may grant divorce, but regards it as spiritual tragedy requiring great pastoral care.



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Proverb of the Week
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

- Proverbs 22:6


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Schedule
Monday- November 24th (Hatoor 15)
The Martyrdom of St. Mina the Wonder-Worker
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
6:30pm - 7:45pm - Prayer Meeting (Arabic)
7:45pm - 9:00pm - St. Mary Ladies Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Hymn Classes (PK - 8th)
(High School & up)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Deaconate Meetings (1st - 8th)
(High School & up)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Continued Adult Alhan & Deaconate Meeting
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Prayer Meeting for 1st - 8th Grade Servants


Tuesday- November 25th (Hatoor 16)
Beginning of the Advent Fast
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises


Wednesday- November 26th (Hatoor 17)
The Departure of St. John Chrysostom
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Journey through the Bible (English)
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Family Prayer Meeting (Arabic)


Thursday- November 27th (Hatoor 18)
The Martyrdom of St. Philip the Apostle
5:00am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy


Friday- November 28th (Hatoor 19)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Bible Study (English-High School)
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Bible Study (Arabic)
8:00pm - 9:30pm - High School Youth Meetings
8:00pm - 10:00pm - St. Pishoy College Youth Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - St. John Chrysostom Fellowship
English: for graduates, engaged & newlywed couples
9:30pm - 11:30pm - High School and College & Up Activities
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises


Saturday- November 29th (Hatoor 20)
The Departure of St. Anianus, 2nd Pope of Alexandria
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
5:00pm - 5:45pm - Hymn Classes (K-8)
Also-Vespers Prayers, Praises (Congregation)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Raising of Vespers Incense
(K-8 and Congregation)
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Sunday School (K-8)
-The Holy Family Meeting
7:50pm - 10:20pm - Midnight Prayers & Praises


Sunday- November 30th (Hatoor 21)
The Monthly Commemoration of St. Mary
The Departure of St. Gregory the Wonder-Worker
6:00am - 9:00am - ARABIC & ENGLISH Liturgy
9:00am - 12:00pm - ENGLISH Liturgy (Church)
9:00am - 12:00pm - ARABIC Liturgy (Chapel)
7:00pm - 9:00pm - St. Antony Youth Meeting (Arabic)




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