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Topic of the Week   (Hatoor 10-16)
The Mystery of Parables

Verse of the Week
"And the disciples came and said to Him, 'Why do You speak to them in parables?' He answered and said to them, 'Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.'"

- Matthew 13:10-12

Meaning: The mysteries of the kingdom are not mere esoteric concepts or a body of religious truth only for the elite. Nor is true understanding of the parables simply an intellectual apprehension. Even the disciples find His message hard to understand. Jesus preached and taught the same message to all; but it is the 'babes,' the simple and innocent, who are open to the gospel and have the faith to receive this mystery, which is the reality of the Kingdom. When one has zeal, he will be given more from God. But if he does not use what he has, and fails to participate in the life of the Kingdom, God's gifts will be taken away. This is a hard saying, but true.

Proverb of the Week
"He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."

Proverbs 28:13

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Monday - November 19th (Hatoor 10)
6:30pm - 7:15pm - Raising of Vespers Incense
7:15pm - 8:30pm - St. Mary Ladies Meeting
(Archangel Michael Chapel)
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 - November 20th (Hatoor 11)
The Commemoration of St. Anna the Mother of St. Mary
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Evangelism Meeting
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Midnight Prayers and Praises

Wednesday - November 21st (Hatoor 12)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy

Thursday - November 22nd (Hatoor 13)
The Commemoration of Archangel Gabriel
4:30am - 6:30am - Divine Liturgy
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy

No Pope Kyrillos VI Graduate Meeting Tonight

Friday - November 23rd (Hatoor 14)
8:00am - 10:30am - Divine Liturgy
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Raising of Vespers Incense
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 - November 24th (Hatoor 15)
The Commemoration of St. Mina the Wonderworker
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 - November 25th (Hatoor 16)
The Beginning of the Fast of the Nativity
6:00am - 9:00am - ARABIC & ENGLISH Liturgy
9:00am - 12:00pm - ENGLISH Liturgy (Church)
9:00am - 12:00pm - ARABIC Liturgy (Chapel)
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Bible Study (English)
7:00pm - 9:00pm - St. Antony Youth Meeting (Arabic)