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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here is a brief order of service titled "Form of Admission of Catechumens," which can be found in the St Michael's, Sandakan parish archive. Records in our Diocesan archive indicate that this liturgy was used in the early days of the interior mission, and probably in some town churches too. The admission of "catechumens," namely those who were interested in the Christian faith but who required careful instruction before they could be baptised, was a common practice in the early centuries of Christianity. These catechumens were often taught by a catechist for about three years before being admitted as candidates for baptism at the beginning of Lent, and after an intense period of instruction were baptised on Easter Sunday. Hence, in this season of Lent, it is timely for us to reflect on our own faith and ponder the words of the prayer which ends this liturgy:

"O Lord God Almighty, we beseech thee to have mercy upon this thy servant who desires to come out of darkness into light; out of the bondage of sin into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Help him to understand the things he ought to know and do; and give him grace to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."


KELAS SEJARAH KHAMIS: Aturcara kebaktian yang pendek ini, bertajuk "Penerimaan Katekumen," boleh dilihat di arkib paroki Gereja St Michael, Sandakan. Rekod dalam arkib Diosis menunjukkan bahawa liturgi ini telah digunakan di misi pedalaman pada waktu awalnya dan barangkali di beberapa gereja di pekan juga. Penerimaan "katekumen," iaitu mereka yang tertarik kepada agama Kristian tetapi memerlukan pengajaran yang teliti sebelum mereka boleh dibaptiskan, merupakan satu amalan biasa pada abad-abad awal agama Kristian. Katekumen ini biasanya diajar oleh seorang katekis selama kira-kira tiga tahun sebelum diterima pada awal musim Puasa sebagai calon untuk dibaptiskan. Selepas satu tempoh pengajaran intensif, mereka dibaptiskan pada Hari Paska. Oleh itu, dalam musim Puasa (Prapaska) ini, adalah sesuai bagi kita merenungkan iman kita sendiri dan memikirkan kata-kata doa ini yang mengakhiri liturgi ini:

"Ya Allah Mahakuasa, kami memohon Engkau untuk kasihanilah hamba-Mu ini yang ingin keluar daripada kegelapan kepada terang; keluar daripada perhambaan kepada dosa kepada kebebasan mulia anak Allah. Tolonglah dia memahami apa yang dia perlu tahu dan buat; dan berilah dia anugerah untuk mengikuti Engkau Allah yang tunggal; melalui Yesus Kristus Tuhan kami. Amin."
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沙巴敎區中文禱告大會 2019 | Diocesan Chinese Prayer Conference 2019

沙巴敎區中文禱告大會=禱告與復興 三月1-3日亞庇仁愛堂 三月5-7日斗湖聖巴特堂 將一切榮耀尊貴歸與我們的主,我們的神,因祂在大會開始時將瑪拉基書一章十一節釋放祂的恩竉和祝福。 在這大會,主使用講員藉聖靈的恩膏,又清楚敎導,也禱告服事那些回應呼召的,所選的詩歌也合時,也突破整個大會所期待的。 專注聖靈的服亊也帶來更新,醫治和釋放. 各牧者同工們分享他們禱告生命的旅程,也非常好和鼓勵許多的人,這激發更多的人信心的禱告,再禱告,永不放棄。阿們。 This year’s Diocesan Chinese Prayer Conference was held at two locations, that is, at the Church of Good Samaritan, Kota Kinabalu from 1-3 March and at St Patrick’s Church, Tawau from 5-7 March. Let us give the glory and honour due to the Lord, who from the beginning […]

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Lenten Meditations 2019

The Anglican Diocese of Sabah has produced devotional notes for the season of Lent. These notes, written by Revd Canon Kenneth Thien Su Yin, are intended to help individuals in their daily meditations and prayer during this 40-day season in which Anglicans together with other Christian brothers and sisters fast and pray in preparation for […]

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