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ARCHDEACON VENERABLE STENIO ANDRE PREACHING
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THE CHRISTMAS PEACE
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THE BLESSING OF CHILDREN
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Archdeacon Ven Stenio Andre celebrated the Christmas Day 9 AM Eucharist at St James Cathedral after having celebrated the Service at All Saints Chapel in Montagne Longue earlier . He prayed for the population in Rodrigues who had been hardly hit by Cyclone Amara and are still awaiting Electricity connection as the strong gusts had caused a lot of devastation . The Christmas congregation welcomed South African Tourists and many guests . Children were blessed and they looked forward to all the future activities where gifts will be distributed .
 
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December 26, 2013

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] Isa 9:1 There will be no way for them to escape from this time of trouble. The land of the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali was once disgraced, but the future will bring honor to this region, from the Mediterranean eastward to the land on the other side of the Jordan, and even to Galilee itself, where the foreigners live.
Isa 9:2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. They lived in a land of shadows, but now light is shining on them.
Isa 9:3 You have given them great joy, Lord; you have made them happy. They rejoice in what you have done, as people rejoice when they harvest grain or when they divide captured wealth.
Isa 9:4 For you have broken the yoke that burdened them and the rod that beat their shoulders. You have defeated the nation that oppressed and exploited your people, just as you defeated the army of Midian long ago.
Isa 9:5 The boots of the invading army and all their bloodstained clothing will be destroyed by fire.
Isa 9:6 A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And he will be our ruler. He will be called, "Wonderful Counselor," "Mighty God," "Eternal Father," "Prince of Peace."
Isa 9:7 His royal power will continue to grow; his kingdom will always be at peace. He will rule as King David's successor, basing his power on right and justice, from now until the end of time. The LORD Almighty is determined to do all this.