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'For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life'
John 3:16
 
 
 
Church Readings - Maronite - Sunday October 14th

الرسالة

فيلبّي 2: 12 – 18


يا إِخوَتِي، إِعْمَلُوا لِخَلاصِكُم بِخَوْفٍ ورِعْدَة، كَمَا أَطَعْتُمْ دَائِمًا، لا في حُضُورِي فَحَسْب، بَلْ بِالأَحرى وبِالأَكْثَرِ الآنَ في غِيَابِي. فَٱللهُ هُوَ الَّذي يَجْعَلُكُم تُرِيدُونَ وتَعْمَلُونَ بِحَسَبِ مَرْضَاتِهِ. إِفْعَلُوا كُلَّ شَيءٍ بِغَيْرِ تَذَمُّرٍ وَجِدَال، لِكَي تَصِيرُوا بُسَطَاءَ لا لَومَ عَلَيْكُم، وأَبْنَاءً للهِ لا عَيْبَ فيكُم، وَسْطَ جِيْلٍ مُعْوَجٍّ ومُنْحَرِف، تُضِيئُونَ فيهِ كالنَّيِّراتِ في العَالَم، مُتَمَسِّكِينَ بِكَلِمَةِ الحَيَاة، لٱفْتِخَارِي في يَومِ المَسِيح، بِأَنِّي مَا سَعَيْتُ ولا تَعِبْتُ بَاطِلًا. لو أَنَّ دَمِي يُرَاقُ على ذَبِيحَةِ إِيْمانِكُم وخِدْمَتِهِ، لَكُنْتُ أَفْرَحُ وأَبْتَهِجُ مَعَكُم جَمِيعًا. فَٱفْرَحُوا أَنْتُم أَيْضًا وٱبْتَهِجُوا مَعِي


الإنجيل

متّى 25: 1 – 13


قالَ الرَّبُّ يَسوع: ’يُشْبِهُ مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ عَشْرَ عَذَارَى أَخَذْنَ مَصَابِيحَهُنَّ وخَرَجْنَ إِلى لِقَاءِ العَريس، خَمْسٌ مِنْهُنَّ جَاهِلات، وخَمْسٌ حَكِيمَات. فَالجَاهِلاتُ أَخَذْنَ مَصَابِيحَهُنَّ ولَمْ يَأْخُذْنَ مَعَهُنَّ زَيْتًا. أَمَّا الحَكِيْمَاتُ فَأَخَذْنَ زَيْتًا في آنِيَةٍ مَعَ مَصَابِيْحِهِنَّ. وأَبْطَأَ العَريسُ فَنَعَسْنَ جَمِيعُهُنَّ، ورَقَدْنَ. وفي مُنْتَصَفِ اللَّيل، صَارَتِ الصَّيحَة: ’هُوَذَا العَريس! أُخْرُجُوا إِلى لِقَائِهِ!‘ حينَئِذٍ قَامَتْ أُولئِكَ العَذَارَى كُلُّهُنَّ، وزَيَّنَّ مَصَابِيحَهُنَّ. فقَالَتِ الجَاهِلاتُ لِلحَكيمَات: ’أَعْطِينَنا مِنْ زَيتِكُنَّ، لأَنَّ مَصَابِيحَنَا تَنْطَفِئ‘. فَأَجَابَتِ الحَكيمَاتُ وقُلْنَ: ’قَدْ لا يَكْفِينَا ويَكْفِيكُنَّ. إِذْهَبْنَ بِالأَحْرَى إِلى البَاعَةِ وٱبْتَعْنَ لَكُنَّ‘. ولَمَّا ذَهَبْنَ لِيَبْتَعْنَ، جَاءَ العَريس، ودَخَلَتِ المُسْتَعِدَّاتُ إِلى العُرْس، وأُغْلِقَ البَاب. وأَخيرًا جَاءَتِ العَذَارَى البَاقِيَاتُ وقُلْنَ: ’يَا رَبُّ، يَا رَبُّ، ٱفْتَحْ لَنَا!‘ فَأَجَابَ وقَال: ’أَلحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُنَّ، إِنِّي لا أَعْرِفُكُنَّ!‘ إِسْهَرُوا إِذًا، لأَنَّكُم لا تَعْلَمُونَ اليَوْمَ ولا السَّاعَة‘


Lettre

Philippiens 2: 12 – 18


Ainsi, mes bien-aimés, comme vous avez toujours obéi, mettez en œuvre votre salut avec crainte et tremblement, non seulement comme en ma présence, mais bien plus encore maintenant que je suis absent; car c’est Dieu Qui produit en vous le vouloir et le faire, selon Son bon plaisir. Faites toutes choses sans murmures ni hésitations, afin que vous soyez irréprochables et purs, des enfants de Dieu irréprochables au milieu d’une génération perverse et corrompue, parmi laquelle vous brillez comme des flambeaux dans le monde, portant la Parole de vie; et je pourrai me glorifier, au Jour de Christ, de n’avoir pas couru en vain ni travaillé en vain. Et même si je sers de libation pour le sacrifice et pour le service de votre foi, je m’en réjouis, et je me réjouis avec vous tous. Vous aussi, réjouissez-vous de même, et réjouissez-vous avec moi


Évangile

Matthieu 25: 1 – 13


‘Alors le Royaume des Cieux sera semblable à dix vierges qui, ayant pris leurs lampes, allèrent à la rencontre de l’époux. Cinq d’entre elles étaient folles, et cinq sages. Les folles, en prenant leurs lampes, ne prirent point d’huile avec elles; mais les sages prirent, avec leurs lampes, de l’huile dans des vases. Comme l’époux tardait, toutes s’assoupirent et s’endormirent. Au milieu de la nuit, on cria: ‘Voici l’époux, allez à sa rencontre!’ Alors toutes ces vierges se réveillèrent, et préparèrent leurs lampes. Les folles dirent aux sages: ‘Donnez-nous de votre huile, car nos lampes s’éteignent.’ Les sages répondirent: ‘Non; il n’y en aurait pas assez pour nous et pour vous; allez plutôt chez ceux qui en vendent, et achetez-en pour vous.’ Pendant qu’elles allaient en acheter, l’époux arriva; celles qui étaient prêtes entrèrent avec lui dans la salle des noces, et la porte fut fermée. Plus tard, les autres vierges vinrent, et dirent: ‘Seigneur, Seigneur, ouvre-nous.’ Mais Il répondit: ‘Je vous le dis en vérité, Je ne vous connais pas.’

Veillez donc, puisque vous ne savez ni le jour, ni l’heure’


Letter

Philippians 2: 12 – 18


Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God Who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the Word of life, so that I may rejoice in the Day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me


Gospel

Matthew 25: 1 – 13


Then the Kingdom of Heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But He answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

ወደ ፊልጵስዩስ ሰዎች  2: 12 – 18


ስለዚህ፥ ወዳጆቼ ሆይ፥ ሁልጊዜ እንደ ታዘዛችሁ፥ በእናንተ ዘንድ በመኖሬ ብቻ ሳይሆን ይልቁን አሁን ስርቅ፥ በፍርሃትና በመንቀጥቀጥ የራሳችሁን መዳን ፈጽሙ፤ ስለ በጎ ፈቃዱ መፈለግንም ማድረግንም በእናንተ የሚሠራ እግዚአብሔር ነውና። በመጥፎና በጠማማ ትውልድ መካከል ያለ ነቀፋ የዋሆችም ነውርም የሌለባቸው የእግዚአብሔር ልጆች እንድትሆኑ ሳታንጐራጉሩ ክፉም ሳታስቡ ሁሉን አድርጉ፤ በእነርሱም መካከል የሕይወትን ቃል እያቀረባችሁ በዓለም እንደ ብርሃን ትታያላችሁ፥ ስለዚህም በከንቱ እንዳልሮጥሁ በከንቱም እንዳልደከምሁ በክርስቶስ ቀን የምመካበት ይሆንልኛል። ነገር ግን በእምነታችሁ መሥዋዕትና አገልግሎት ተጨምሬ ሕይወቴ እንኳ ቢፈስ፥ ደስ ብሎኛል፤ ከሁላችሁም ጋር አብሬ ደስ ብሎኛል፤ እናንተም ደግሞ እንዲሁ ደስ ይበላችሁ ከእኔም ጋር አብራችሁ ደስ ይበላችሁ።


ወንጌል

የማቴዎስ ወንጌል 25: 1 – 13


በዚያን ጊዜ መንግሥተ ሰማያት መብራታቸውን ይዘው ሙሽራውን ሊቀበሉ የወጡ አሥር ቆነጃጅትን ትመስላለች። ከእነርሱም አምስቱ ሰነፎች አምስቱም ልባሞች ነበሩ። ሰነፎቹ መብራታቸውን ይዘው ከእነርሱ ጋር ዘይት አልያዙምና፤ ልባሞቹ ግን ከመብራታቸው ጋር በማሰሮአቸው ዘይት ያዙ። ሙሽራውም በዘገየ ጊዜ ሁሉ እንቅልፍ እንቅልፍ አላቸውና ተኙ። እኩል ሌሊትም ሲሆን። እነሆ፥ ሙሽራው ይመጣል፥ ትቀበሉት ዘንድ ውጡ የሚል ውካታ ሆነ። በዚያን ጊዜ እነዚያ ቆነጃጅት ሁሉ ተነሡና መብራታቸውን አዘጋጁ። ሰነፎቹም ልባሞቹን። መብራታችን ሊጠፋብን ነው፤ ከዘይታችሁ ስጡን አሉአቸው። ልባሞቹ ግን መልሰው። ምናልባት ለእኛና ለእናንተ ባይበቃስ፤ ይልቅስ ወደሚሸጡት ሄዳችሁ ለራሳችሁ ግዙ አሉአቸው። ሊገዙም በሄዱ ጊዜ ሙሽራው መጣ፥ ተዘጋጅተው የነበሩትም ከእርሱ ጋር ወደ ሰርግ ገቡ፥ ደጁም ተዘጋ። በኋላም ደግሞ የቀሩቱ ቈነጃጅት መጡና። ጌታ ሆይ ጌታ ሆይ፥ ክፈትልን አሉ። እርሱ ግን መልሶ። እውነት እላችኋለሁ፥ አላውቃችሁም አለ። ቀኒቱንና ሰዓቲቱን አታውቁምና እንግዲህ ንቁ። 


 

 

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