Preaching: Dealing With Stress

How do you deal with stress? recognizing the physical and mental  symptoms may be evident, sometimes they are even hidden. But we know for a fact stress is part of worldly life regardless of its cause,  its something we all may eventually endure at some point.  The Word of God purely demonstrates how we as Christians can take comfort, overcome all stress and hardships, all whilst growing in our faith. “Rejoice in the Lord always! I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all, The Lord is near, Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)

Thousands Celebrate Holy Week

The Holy Week of Easter 2011 has been celebrated by large congregations of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East in Sydney.

2011 Patriarchal Epistle for the Holy Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

Read this year’s Easter Epistle on the Church news website.

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H.B. Mar Meelis Discusses Refugees With Kurdistan’s Representative

Immigration issues were at the top of the agenda in a meeting between His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM and Mr Haval Aziz Syan, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq along with Mr Samir Yousif, the Mayor of Fairfield City.

23rd April 2011 Program

Special Guest H.B Mar Meelis Zaia. Easter program.

Easter Services Streamed Online

The Feast of the Resurrection Service will be streamed live from two diocese of the Assyrian Church of the East, thanks to The Assyrian Church of the East-TV which is now accessible on social media website Facebook.

Preaching: The Lost Son

The parable of the prodigal son shows the attitude of the self-righteous sinner, pictured by the older son. He quarreled with his father that the younger son had messed up and yet the father had prepared for him the “fatted calf.” Because he considered himself better than the younger son, he could not share in the father’s joy. “My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.” The older son’s hardness of heart made him unaware of the riches available to him in his father’s house. This son complained that he had “slaved all these years.” He had no more love for the father than the younger son; nor did he avail himself of all the good things the father freely provided for him at all times. Both sin and self-righteousness separate us from God. We all require God’s grace, His unearned, unmerited love for us. The father went out to the disgruntled older son. God is He who always continues to seek after us, regardless of the state we are in.

Radio: I am the good Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want…” (Psalm 23) Shepherding is one of the oldest occupations, beginning some 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and nearly all men of the time were acquainted with the responsibilities of this trade. Sheep without a good shepherd lack direction, and so they are scattered becoming vulnerable to thieves and wild predators. Christ is our one true Shepherd who tends to His flock, leads us to greener pastures and spiritually provides for His Church. He has appointed other shepherds within the Church hierarchy and has warned His sheep of the false shepherds who are out to scatter the herd. Be on alert, be on guard – follow Your Shepherd Christ and place your trust in His ways.

9th April 2011 Program

An interview with Andre Anton, the director of “Defying Deletion”.

Sermon: The Ultimate Shepherd

A good shepherd will guide and protect his flock well, so just imagine the ultimate shepherd! this very analogy can be used as Jesus Christ being our shepherd, a perfect sense of direction,  protection from evil and a guide throughout the journey of life. Do you follow the ultimate shepherd?