Christ The Good Shepherd Church Wakeley NSW

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Who we are

In The name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. One God. Amen.

Our beloved faithful's and followers of our Holy Church,

We greet you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, praying for your physical and spiritual wellbeing.

In our time and age, we believe the most important and fundamental insight is coming into the truth. The world bombards the human race with so much information, quite often we lose our orientation in discerning the lie from the truth. Our Lord invites us all even today to come into the truth, for this truth is not a statement being written, is not a speech given, it’s not a song being sang but rather this truth is the person of Christ “I am The way, The Truth and The Life” – John 14:6.

​Let us all make this commitment to come back once again and embrace this Truth who is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Yours in Christ,

H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel

Bishop of Christ The Good Shepherd Church

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Location of worship

Christ The Good Shepherd Church
32 Box Rd
Wakeley, NSW 2167
Australia
Phone: 1800 153 787
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Church Pastor

Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel
Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel
Head Priest
32 Box Rd
Wakeley, NSW 2167
Australia
Phone: 041-077-6759
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Fr. Sargon Baba, Senior Parish Priest
Fr. Isaac Royel, Senior Parish Priest
Fr. Daniel Kochou, Bishop's Secretary & Sunday School Chaplain
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P.O. BOX 17
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Christ The Good Shepherd Church Service Times

DIVINE LITURGY

In Assyrian - Every Sunday 09:00AM AEDT
In English - Every Sunday 06:00PM AEDT

TEENS FOR CHRIST

In English - Every Friday 06:00PM
Bible Preach and social gathering for ages 12-18

ENGLISH BIBLE SERMONS

Every Friday 06:00PM AEDT
English Bible Preach by H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel

ASSYRIAN BIBLE SERMONS

Every Monday 06:00PM AEDT
Assyrian Bible Preach by H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel

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CHURCH MINISTRIES

DIVINE LITURGY

In Assyrian - Every Sunday 09:00AM AEST

In English - Last Sunday of the month 06:30PM


EMMANUEL THE SAMARITAN IN ENGLISH

English Bible Preach by H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel Every Friday 07:30PM AEST


EMMANUEL THE SAMARITAN IN ASSYRIAN

Assyrian Bible Preach by H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel

Every Monday 07:00PM AEST


INSIGHT TO HOLY SCRIPTURES IN ENGLISH

English Bible Preach By Deacon Giorgis Giorgis

Saturday once a month 07:00PM AEST


LIVING WITH OUR SAINTS

Saint Biographies by Father Isaac Royel

Thursday once a month 07:00PM AEST


EVENING PRAYER

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Christ The Good Shepherd Church History

WHEN DID IT BEGIN?

Tradition places the missionary activity which gave birth to our Churah in the middle of the first century. This was during those early days when, in the East, most Christians were Jews who accepted “Yeshua” as “M’shikha” — Jesus as Messiah. As the Scriptures record, “Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia… both Jews and proselytes,” had heard the gospel in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:9,10).

Historical documents show the Church firmly established by the middle of the second century of the Christian era. This was a period of intense missionary activity in both the east and the west.

The strength of its numbers at that time, and the extent of the area it covered, indicate a period of development and growth prior to that time.

WHERE DID IT BEGIN?

Our Church developed first in what was known as the Parthian Empire, and, when that empire was overthrown, continued its development within the Persian Empire. This was the region lying to the East of the Roman Empire, in today’s Turkey and Iraq. The exact location of its first congregations cannot be established from the historical record, but it is thought that it began its most serious development in the region of Kh’dayab (Adiabene) in northern Mesopotamia.

It spread from there in all directions until it filled the entire Empire, where it was in competition with the Zoroastrian religion for the faith of the people. Tradition locates the first Church in the city of Edessa (modern Urfa in Turkey), from which city it is traditionally believed to have spread to Assyria, Armenia, Medea, Arabia, Persia, Siberia, Mongolia and in 635AD, into China.

The Assyrian people of upper Mesopotamia have always been an important component of the Church, at times dominating the organizational structure of the Church. Today they are the largest surviving cultural group within the Church, though there are also substantial numbers of Indians, mostly in Kerala.

The ecclesiastical language, called the “East Syriac” or “Edessene” dialect, a development on the ancient Aramaic language, is the official language of the Church, its liturgies, and its writings.

Though the Church moved far beyond its Assyrian beginnings, even to the point where the Assyrians were a minority in the Church for a good deal of its history, the language of the Assyrians and of upper Mesopotamia remained the language of the Church, and its vocabulary, augmented with a certain amount of Greek, was the vehicle which nourished its characteristic theological formulations.

OUR CHURCH DOCTRINE

HOW DOES IT WORSHIP?

Our Holy Church has a sacramental system paralleling those of the Greek and Latin traditions. The Sacraments of Baptism and the Offering (Eucharist) are paramount, and are made valid by the Sacrament of the Priesthood, as are all the other sacraments.

The Sacrament of Anointing is a component of Baptism, likewise the Sacrament of Absolution is a component of the Offering, though Absolution is also administered to the people before the Great Feasts or individually with penance in the case of serious sin. The Sign of the Holy Cross and the Holy Leaven or Malka are defined as the two other Sacraments.

The central feature of the worship life of the Church is the Holy Offering, the Eucharistic service known in the Syriac language of the Church as the “Qurbana Qaddisha.” The Holy Offering is called “of the Apostles, Addai and Mari, who discipled the East,” or, simply, “Addai and Mari.” The structure of the Holy Offering consists of a service for both the unbaptised and baptised (Psalms, responses, hymns, readings from the Law, the Prophets, the Apostle Paul’s letters, and the Gospels, a litany, and a dismissal), and a service for the baptised only (Offertory, Consecration, and Communion).

The Communion Bread is a leavened loaf, which is further leavened with the Malka, made by the priest on the day of the Holy Offering. The Cup is an equal mixture of wine and water. A legitimate priest, ordained by a bishop in the Apostolic succession, is required to consecrate the Bread and the Cup, and a deacon is usually required to assist the priest.

The baptised faithful receive both the Body and Blood of the Messiah, and the “real presence” of the Messiah is understood, though no doctrine of “transubstantiation” is implied. The Eucharistic theology of the Church may best be described as “incarnational.” A community of worshiping believers is a necessity, and “private” or personal Holy Offerings are unknown.

Our Holy Church considers it “normal” for all believers to receive Communion every Sunday. From our early Christian mentality, we have no concept of being “in communion” or “out of communion” with other ancient Churches. We believe that Baptism is a necessary prerequisite for communion.

Those baptised in one of the ancient, apostolic-catholic churches (Roman Catholic and those in union with Rome, Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox) and currently able to receive Communion from their Church are permitted to receive Communion from our Altar. “Able to receive Communion from their Church” means that they are still members and living in a Biblically acceptable lifestyle. Those baptised in one of these churches who, for whatever reason, have left their church and joined a Protestant group, are not permitted Communion at our Altar. As an Apostolic Church we believe the Holy Eucharist is The Body and The Blood of Christ in the truth and not symbolic. If you share the same belief system, then you are welcomed to receive the Holy Communion from our Altar. If you are not sure or have any questions relating to this matter please do not hesitate to speak to one of our clergymen.

Historical documents show the Church firmly established by the middle of the second century of the Christian era. This was a period of intense missionary activity in both the east and the west.

The strength of its numbers at that time, and the extent of the area it covered, indicate a period of development and growth prior to that time.

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Christ The Good Shepherd Church FAQs

Question: Where is Christ The Good Shepherd Church located?
Answer: Christ The Good Shepherd Church is located at 32 Box Rd, Wakeley, New South Wales.

Question: Who is Christ The Good Shepherd Church's pastor?
Answer: Christ The Good Shepherd Church's pastor is Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel.

Question: What time is service at Christ The Good Shepherd Church?
Answer: DIVINE LITURGY In Assyrian - Every Sunday 09:00AM AEDT In English - Every Sunday 06:00PM AEDT TEENS FOR CHRIST In English - Every Friday 06:00PM Bible Preach and social gathering for ages 12-18 ENGLISH BIBLE SERMONS Every Friday 06:00PM AEDT English Bible Preach by H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel ASSYRIAN BIBLE SERMONS Every Monday 06:00PM AEDT Assyrian Bible Preach by H.G. Mar Mari Emmanuel

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Answer: https://www.facebook.com/CTGSChurch/

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Answer: https://www.instagram.com/ctgschurchaustralia/

Question: What is Christ The Good Shepherd Church's live streaming page?
Answer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH-NLP6ideQ

Question: What is Christ The Good Shepherd Church's website?
Answer: https://www.cgsc.org.au/

Question: What denominaiton is Christ The Good Shepherd Church?
Answer: Christ The Good Shepherd Church belongs to Orthodox Church denomination.

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