The Australian Coptic Movement Association congratulate HH Pope Tawadros II, HG Bishop Anba Daniel, the monks of St. Shenouda Monastery and brothers Moussa and Bishoy on this blessed occasion. The consecration of brothers Moussa and Bishoy is unprecedented as it is the first time we witness this ancient tradition on Australian soil. A special delegation of Bishops will be participating in the event including HG Bishop Anba Suriel (Melbourne Diocese), HG Bishop Daniel (Sydney Diocese) , HG Bishop Yostos (St Anthony’s Monastery , Egypt) and HG Bishop Pimen of Nagada and Qous diocese. We have published all relevant information below.
7:00 am to 8:00 am The Prayers of Matin.
8:00 am to 9:30 am The Consecration of the 2 new Monks.
9:30 am to 12:30 pm The Holy Liturgy (Giving Presents after Mass).
12.30 pm 3.00 pm Lunch.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Procession around The Monastery.
4:00 pm – Rest time
5:00 pm – 6.00pm Vesper Prayers
11:00 pm – 3.00am – Vigils, Hymns, Midnight praises.
3:00 am 5:00 am The first Holy Liturgy.
9:00 am 12:00 pm second Holy Liturgy (Giving of Presents after Mass).
12:00 pm 2:00 pm Lunch.
2.00 pm 3.00 pm Procession around the Monastery.
3:00 pm – Rest
5:00 pm Sunset prayers at the Church.
A Message from St Shenouda Monastery
Consecration of the 2 New Monks.
Monasticism; Egypt’s Gift to the World.
Egypt is the Cradle of Christian Monasticism.
Monasticism in the Orthodox Tradition/The Monastic Calling: is considered to be a Personal Gift of God to the Individual Soul, for his Salvation & Service to the Body of Christ.
God willing and by His blessings, we will consecrate for the first time here in Sydney Australia and in our Monastery of St Shenouda in Putty, two of our fine Australian born young Novices; Brother Moussa and Brother Bishoy, whom they had been trained at the Monastery for more than two and half years.
The Consecration will take place on Saturday: 16 July 2016 @8am, during the Celebration of St Shenouda the Archimandrite Feast (The Patron Saint of the Monastery).
The main part of the Consecration is, praying the whole prayer of the Funeral over the new Novices, since Monasticism is dying to the World and living for Heaven/Christ while still on Earth.
We will be blessed by our Fathers the Bishops and Honourable Dignitaries.
You are all welcome to attend this joyful and historical Occasion. The whole Consecration will be transmitted outside the main Church to many large Screens in different areas around the Monastery, so to enable the large number of the Visitors to watch and enjoy the Event. We are also planning to transmit the Event through the CYC & Aghapy TV channels as Live Streaming if possible. If it works, we will notify you beforehand.
Please note that, since the existing Church is so small, we ask you to be patient and humble to leave it only for: The Bishops, the Priests, the Deacons, the VIPs Dignitaries, our Neighbours, the Families of the Monks & the Novices only, and take it seriously to help for a bigger Church Soon.
Please note that: No Private Cameras or Video Cameras are allowed to be used inside the Church during the Prayers, but only the designated Cameras that are recording the whole Events, so to keep the Church quiet and organised and let the Professionals to move freely inside the Church. (So please don’t be upset from me when I tell you off for that).
I promise you, to give you All, a copy of the whole Occasion in a DVD- free later on.
We ask you to pray for the success of the Day.
Thank you & God bless you All.
Bishop Anba Daniel.
Friday 15 April 2016.
LIVE STREAMING LINK
Please just click the link bellow, to access live streaming of the Event on the actual day:
Although we are doing/taking our utmost care and keeping all the precautions necessary, any unforeseen technical difficulties could happen and stop/hinder the Live streaming.
If this happens, then please pardon us and don’t be upset, for you will be able to watch it fully, later on, normally on the CYC- TV Channel & Aghapy TV channel.
Please share and announce these News with everybody in your list.
Please pray for the good weather and the success of the Day.
Many thanks & God bless you All.
Bishop Anba Daniel.