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St Paul's Church Plaine Verte presented a Nativity Play and Christmas Carols in Front of the transformed Pedestrian Street for the End Of Year Commercial Hub festivities that became Magon St on 24 Dec 2013. Archbishop the Most Rev Ian Ernest said the opening prayer in front of the extremely busy crowded street and witnessed the Good News of the birth of Jesus Christ in the little town of Bethlehem Israel with the zealous young people of the parish .( photo J Siew )
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December 27, 2013

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] Isa 45:1 The LORD has chosen Cyrus to be king. He has appointed him to conquer nations; he sends him to strip kings of their power; the LORD will open the gates of cities for him. To Cyrus the LORD says,
Isa 45:2 "I myself will prepare your way, leveling mountains and hills. I will break down bronze gates and smash their iron bars.
Isa 45:3 I will give you treasures from dark, secret places; then you will know that I am the LORD and that the God of Israel has called you by name.
Isa 45:4 I appoint you to help my servant Israel, the people that I have chosen. I have given you great honor, although you do not know me.
Isa 45:5 "I am the LORD; there is no other god. I will give you the strength you need, although you do not know me.
Isa 45:6 I do this so that everyone from one end of the world to the other may know that I am the LORD and that there is no other god.
Isa 45:7 I create both light and darkness; I bring both blessing and disaster. I, the LORD, do all these things.
Isa 45:8 I will send victory from the sky like rain; the earth will open to receive it and will blossom with freedom and justice. I, the LORD, will make this happen."
Isa 45:9 Does a clay pot dare argue with its maker, a pot that is like all the others? Does the clay ask the potter what he is doing? Does the pot complain that its maker has no skill?
Isa 45:10 Do we dare say to our parents, "Why did you make me like this?"
Isa 45:11 The LORD, the holy God of Israel, the one who shapes the future, says: "You have no right to question me about my children or to tell me what I ought to do!