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THE PEACE
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ARCHBISHOP IAN FLANKED BY THE 3rd AND 4th BISHOPS OF ANTSIRANANA MADAGASCAR
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CHRISTCHURCH MAHEBOURG REV J SEERUNGUM RECTOR WITH REV KEVIN DAVID
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A Clergy meeting was held at Christchurch Mahebourg and Archbishop the Most Rev Ian Ernest celebrated the Eucharist prior to the deliberations . Bishop Oliver Simon attended the meeting as he transits in Mauritius .
 
MAUEN 130628-1
June 28, 2013

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] 1Sa 1:1 There was a man named Elkanah, from the tribe of Ephraim, who lived in the town of Ramah in the hill country of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham and grandson of Elihu, and belonged to the family of Tohu, a part of the clan of Zuph.
1Sa 1:2 Elkanah had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah did not.
1Sa 1:3 Every year Elkanah went from Ramah to worship and offer sacrifices to the LORD Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the LORD.
1Sa 1:4 Each time Elkanah offered his sacrifice, he would give one share of the meat to Peninnah and one share to each of her children.
1Sa 1:5 And even though he loved Hannah very much he would give her only one share, because the LORD had kept her from having children.
1Sa 1:6 Peninnah, her rival, would torment and humiliate her, because the LORD had kept her childless.
1Sa 1:7 This went on year after year; whenever they went to the house of the LORD, Peninnah would upset Hannah so much that she would cry and refuse to eat anything.
1Sa 1:8 Her husband Elkanah would ask her, "Hannah, why are you crying? Why won't you eat? Why are you always so sad? Don't I mean more to you than ten sons?"
1Sa 1:9 One time, after they had finished their meal in the house of the LORD at Shiloh, Hannah got up. She was deeply distressed, and she cried bitterly as she prayed to the LORD. Meanwhile, Eli the priest was sitting in his place by the door.
1Sa 1:10 (SEE 1:9)
1Sa 1:11 Hannah made a solemn promise: " LORD Almighty, look at me, your servant! See my trouble and remember me! Don't forget me! If you give me a son, I promise that I will dedicate him to you for his whole life and that he will never have his hair cut."