St Mark Festival 2018/19
“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Matt 24:44
Activities Schedule (9 March – 12 May)
Activities Schedule (19 May – 6 July)
Books — Memorisation — Hymns — Coptic
03/02/19: Anthem Lyrics update
The last line of the Anthem text has been changed to be consistent with the Audio and the video.
The last line of Verse 2 is: I will lean on her, I would never fall
New in 2018/19
New Start Date
New Sports: Tennis & Squash
New Memorisation Challenge: Level 2
St Mark Festival is an initiative by the Coptic Orthodox Church, under the leadership of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, and was established by the late His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.
The Festival’s vision was set by His Grace Bishop Moussa, Bishop of the youth, it’s aim is: ‘the church unity and growth together in fellowship with one another as the body of Christ’. As His Grace was quoted: “The church is aiming to bring her children closer, the close ones to be grafted, the grafted to grow, the grown to serve and the servants to grow continually”.
St Mark’s Festival, in the diocese of Sydney and its affiliated regions, by the blessings of His Grace bishop Daniel, Bishop of the Diocese; works in partnership with the apostolic churches, their servants and congregation to create an atmosphere of spirituality, fun, and a place where talents can be developed and expressed.
Church representatives and parents are encouraged to co-operate with the Festival in matters of discipline, attendance, completion of activities and abide by the Festival’s policy as well as the Appeal Committee decisions.
Nominal fees are applied to maintain the best standard possible for the facilities used and the resources needed to run the activities involved.