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Topic of the Week   (Mesra 19-25)
Keys of the Kingdom

Verse of the Week
"And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Matthew 16:19

Meaning: Keys of the kingdom clearly implies a special authority given to Peter himself, but never separated from his confession of faith. While Peter was a leader of the disciples and of the early Church, all the apostles were empowered with Christ's authority. Further, Peter was not a leader over the others but a leader among them, as seen at the Council of Jerusalem, where elders, or presbyters, met with the apostles together as equals. Papal claims in later centuries must not be confused with the New Testament witness regarding Peter, nor should the role of Peter in the New Testament be minimized in opposition of those claims. Binding and loosing is a reference to the teaching, sacramental, and administrative power of the Apostles which were transmitted to the bishops of the Church.


Proverb of the Week
"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him."

- Proverbs 22:15

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Monday- August 25th (Mesra 19)
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- August 26th (Mesra 20)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Wednesday- August 27th (Mesra 21)
The Monthly Commemoration of St. Mary
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Journey through the Bible (English)
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Family Prayer Meeting (Arabic)

Thursday- August 28th (Mesra 22)
The Departure of Micah the Prophet
5:00am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy

Friday- August 29th (Mesra 23)
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- August 30th (Mesra 24)
The Departure of St. Takla Haymanot
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- August 31st (Mesra 25)
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)