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Topic of the Week   (Baouna 20-26)
Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone

Verse of the Week
"Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, 'If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.' But He answered and said, 'It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.''"

- Matthew 4:3,4

Meaning: The devil challenges Jesus' relationship to the Father. 'If you are the Son of God' calls into question the Father's declaration of Jesus' sonship at His baptism. The devil wants Jesus to abuse His divine powers, to act independently, detaching His will from the will of the Father. In His divine nature, the Son shares one will with the Father and the Spirit. He can do nothing of Himself (John 5:30); He has no operation that is distinct from His Father's. But in His humanity He possesses 'free will' and at all times must choose to remain in communion with His Father, to be obedient to the divine will.

By rejecting the first temptation, Jesus rejects a kingdom based on materialism, earthly well-being, the 'bread which perishes'. He teaches us not to love ease and comfort, to accept willingly the struggle necessary to purify us from evil. While Adam and Eve disregarded the divine word given them, subordinating their souls to the passions of the body, the New Adam conquers all temptations, that He might give our nature power to conquer the Adversary.

Proverb of the Week
"A man's steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way."

- Proverbs 20:24

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Monday - June 27th (Baouna 20)
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)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Deaconate Meetings (1st - 8th)
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Continued Adult Alhan & Deaconate Meeting
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Prayer Meeting for 1st - 8th Grade Servants

Tuesday - June 28th (Baouna 21)
The Monthly Commemoration of St. Mary
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Wednesday - June 29th (Baouna 22)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy

Thursday - June 30th (Baouna 23)
4:30am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy

Friday - July 1st (Baouna 24)
The Martyrdom of St. Moses the Strong
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 - 10:00pm - St. John Chrysostom Fellowship
English: for graduates, engaged & newlywed couples
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Saturday - July 2nd (Baouna 25)
7:45am - 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
8:00pm - 10:20pm -Midnight Prayers & Praises

Sunday - July 3rd (Baouna 26)
6:00am - 9:00am - ARABIC & ENGLISH Liturgy
9:00am - 12:00pm - ENGLISH Liturgy (Church)
9:00am - 12:00pm - ARABIC Liturgy (Chapel)
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Bible Study (English)
7:00pm - 9:00pm - St. Antony Youth Meeting (Arabic)