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Topic of the Week   (Mesra 26-El-Nasi 2)
Jesus' Work: His Passion and Resurrection

Verse of the Week
"From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, 'Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!' But He turned and said to Peter, 'Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.'"

Matthew 16:21-23

Meaning: After Peter's confession, Jesus reveals the true nature of His messiahship, the mystery of the Passion. But Peter took Him aside, expecting Him to enter Jerusalem and establish the Kingdom immediately (as Peter understood it, an earthly, political kingdom), not to go to the Cross and death. Peter thought the Messiah would reign forever, not die. But Jesus was to be a suffering Messiah, a scandalous idea to the Jews.

Christ did not call Peter Satan to insult him, but to rebuke him for unwittingly serving as a mouthpiece of the devil.


Proverb of the Week
"Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls."

- Proverbs 25:28

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Monday- September 1st (Mesra 26)

No Alhan or Deaconate Classes Tonight

7:45pm - 9:00pm - St. Mary Ladies Meeting

Tuesday- September 2nd (Mesra 27)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Wednesday- September 3rd (Mesra 28)
The Commemoration of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Journey through the Bible (English)
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Family Prayer Meeting (Arabic)

Thursday- September 4th (Mesra 29)
The Monthly Commemoration of the Annunciation, Nativity & Resurrection
5:00am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy

Friday- September 5th (Mesra 30)
The Departure of St. Malachi, the Prophet
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- September 6th (El-Nasi 1)
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- September 7th (El-Nasi 2)
The Departure of St. Titus, the Apostle
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)