On Sunday 21st January 2018, St Narsai Assyrian Christian College's Horsley Park campus was officially opened with a grand celebration.
Led by His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan, the opening was attended by New South Wales Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, New South Wales Opposition Leader, The Hon. Luke Foley MP along with government ministers, members of parliament, local Councillors and heads of sister churches. Representatives of local social, cultural, political and charitable organizations were also present along with school staff, parents and students.
Following a VIP function for guests of honour, a tour of the new College complex was lead by the school captains, which finished at the entry of the marquee for the official program.
The formal opening in the adjacent marquee included speeches from representatives of the New South Wales State Government, including the Premier and Opposition Leader along with the architects, builders and school principals. A highlight was a traditional Assyrian folkloric dance presented by the school's dance group.
His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia concluded the program with some wonderful comments and officially unveiled the plaque.
Congratulations to the community, lead by the Archbishop on such a momentous and historic accomplishment!
Photos: Andrew Mamo Photography
Video and Live Streaming: Diamond Films (Essam Jamel)
Today marks the beginning of the Rogation of the Ninevites. Let us partake in this three day fast as our forefathers have demonstrated, with rigor and weeping over our many sins that our Lord may remember us with mercy.
"Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three days’ walk. Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrow." Jonah 3:1-4 ...
As we near the end of 2018's Vacation Bible School (VBS) *Camp Out* we would like you to look back on the days that were Monday and Tuesday where children created everlasting memories in the forest learning "Jesus is the light... FOLLOW HIM!"
#JesusIsTheLight #ACECA #CampOut #VBS #Rinyo
Thank you Essam Jamel from Diamond Films for capturing these extraordinary moments at our VBS!