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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 - Greek Catholic - Sunday November 4th

الرسالة

أفسس 2: 14 – 22


يا إِخوَةُ، إِنَّ ٱلمَسيحَ هُوَ سَلامُنا. هُوَ جَعَلَ ٱلِٱثنَينِ واحِدًا، وَنَقَضَ في جَسَدِهِ حائِطَ ٱلسِّياجِ ٱلحاجِزَ أَيِ ٱلعَداوَةَ، وَأَبطَلَ ناموسَ ٱلوَصايا بِتَعاليمِهِ، لِيَخلُقَ ٱلِٱثنَينِ في نَفسِهِ إِنسانًا واحِدًا جَديدًا بِإِجرائِهِ ٱلسَّلامَ، وَيُصالِحَ كِلَيْهِما في جَسَدٍ واحِدٍ مَعَ ٱللهِ بِٱلصَّليبِ، بِقَتْلِهِ ٱلعَداوَةَ في نَفسِهِ. وَجاءَ وَبَشَّرَكُم بِٱلسَّلامِ، أَنتُمُ ٱلبَعيدينَ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلقَريبينَ، لِأَنَّ بِهِ لَنا كِلَينا ٱلتَّوَصُّلَ إِلى ٱلآبِ في روحٍ واحِد. فَلَسْتُم إِذنَ بَعدُ غُرَباءَ وَلا نُزَلاءَ، بَل إِنَّما أَنتُم مُواطِنو ٱلقِدّيسينَ وَأَهلُ بَيتِ ٱلله. وَقَد بُنيْتُم عَلى أَساسِ ٱلرُّسُلِ وَٱلأَنبِياءِ، وَرَأْسُ ٱلزّاوِيَةِ هُوَ يَسوعُ ٱلمَسيحُ نَفسُهُ، ٱلَّذي يُنَسَّقُ فيهِ ٱلبُنيانُ كُلُّهُ فَيَنْمو هَيكَلًا مُقَدَّسًا في ٱلرَّبِّ، وَفيهِ أَنتُم أَيضًا تُبنَونَ مَعًا مَسكِنًا للهِ في ٱلرُّوح


الإنجيل

لوقا 16: 19 – 31


’في ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمان، كانَ إِنسانٌ غَنِيٌّ يَلبَسُ ٱلأُرجُوانَ وَٱلبَزَّ، وَيَتَنَعَّمُ كُلَّ يَومٍ تَنَعُّمًا فاخِرًا. وَكانَ مِسكينٌ ٱسمُهُ لَعازَرَ، مَطروحًا عِندَ بابِهِ مُصابًا بِٱلقُروح. وَكانَ يَشتَهي أَن يَشبَعَ مِنَ ٱلفُتاتِ ٱلَّذي يَسقُطُ مِن مائِدَةِ ٱلغَنِيّ. بَل كانَتِ ٱلكِلابُ أَيضًا تَأْتي وَتَلحَسُ قُروحَهُ. ثُمَّ ماتَ ٱلمِسكينُ، فَنَقَلَتْهُ ٱلمَلائِكَةُ إِلى حِضنِ إِبراهيم. وَماتَ ٱلغَنِيُّ أَيضًا وَدُفِن. فَرَفَعَ عَينَيهِ وَهُوَ في ٱلجَحيمِ في ٱلعَذاباتِ، فَرَأَى إِبراهيمَ مِن بَعيدٍ وَلَعازرَ في أَحضانِهِ. فَنادى قائِلًا: ’يا أَبَتِ إِبراهيمُ ٱرحَمني! وَأَرسِلْ لَعازرَ لِيَغمِسَ في ٱلماءِ طَرَفَ إِصبَعِهِ وَيُبَرِّدَ لِساني، لِأَنّي مُعَذَّبٌ في هَذا ٱللَّهيب‘. فَقالَ إِبراهيم: ’تَذَكَّرْ يا ٱبني أَنَّكَ نِلتَ خَيراتِكَ في حَياتِكَ، وَلَعازَرَ كَذَلِكَ بَلاياه. وَٱلآنَ فَهُوَ يَتَعَزَّى وَأَنتَ تَتَعَذَّب. وَفَوقَ هَذا كُلِّهِ، فَبَينَنا وَبَينَكُم هُوَّةٌ عَظيمَةٌ قَد أُثبِتَت. حَتّى إِنَّ ٱلَّذينَ يُريدونَ أَن يَجتازوا مِن هُنا إِلَيكُم لا يَستَطيعونَ، وَلا ٱلَّذينَ هُناكَ أَن يَعبُرُوا إِلَينا‘. فَقال: ’أَسأَلُكَ إِذَن يا أَبَتِ أَن تُرسِلَهُ إِلى بَيتِ أَبي. فَإِنَّ لي خَمسَةَ إِخوَةٍ حَتّى يَشهَدَ لَهُم، لِكَي لا يَأْتوا هُم أَيضًا إِلى مَوضِعِ ٱلعَذابِ هَذا!‘ قالَ لَهُ إِبراهيم: ’إِنَّ عِندَهُم موسى وَٱلأَنبِياءَ، فَليَسمَعوا مِنهُم‘. قالَ: ’لا يا أَبَتِ إِبراهيمَ، بَلْ إِذا مَضى إِلَيهِم واحِدٌ مِنَ ٱلأَمواتِ يَتوبون‘. فَقالَ لَهُ: ’إِن لَم يَسمَعوا مِن موسى وَٱلأَنبِياءِ، فَإِنَّهُم وَلا إِنْ قامَ واحِدٌ مِنَ ٱلأَمواتِ يَقتَنِعون‘


Lettre

Éphésiens 2: 14 – 22


Car Il est notre paix, Lui Qui des deux n’en a fait qu’un, et Qui a renversé le mur de séparation, l’inimitié, ayant anéanti par Sa chair la loi des ordonnances dans ses prescriptions; Il a voulu créer en Lui-même avec les deux un seul homme nouveau, en établissant la paix, et les réconcilier avec Dieu l’un et l’autre en un seul corps, par la Croix, en détruisant par elle l’inimitié. Il est venu annoncer la paix à vous qui étiez loin, et la paix à ceux qui étaient près; car par Lui les uns et les autres nous avons accès auprès du Père, dans un même Esprit. Ainsi donc, vous n’êtes plus des étrangers, ni des gens du dehors; mais vous êtes concitoyens des saints, gens de la maison de Dieu. Vous avez été édifiés sur le fondement des apôtres et des prophètes, Jésus-Christ Lui-même étant la Pierre angulaire. En Lui tout l’édifice, bien coordonné, s’élève pour être un Temple saint dans le Seigneur. En Lui vous êtes aussi édifiés pour être une habitation de Dieu en Esprit


Évangile

Luc 16: 19 – 31


‘Il y avait un homme riche, qui était vêtu de pourpre et de fin lin, et qui chaque jour menait joyeuse et brillante vie. Un pauvre, nommé Lazare, était couché à sa porte, couvert d’ulcères, et désireux de se rassasier des miettes qui tombaient de la table du riche; et même les chiens venaient encore lécher ses ulcères. Le pauvre mourut, et il fut porté par les anges dans le sein d’Abraham. Le riche mourut aussi, et il fut enseveli. Dans le séjour des morts, il leva les yeux; et, tandis qu’il était en proie aux tourments, il vit de loin Abraham, et Lazare dans son sein. Il s’écria: ‘Père Abraham, aie pitié de moi, et envoie Lazare, pour qu’il trempe le bout de son doigt dans l’eau et me rafraîchisse la langue; car je souffre cruellement dans cette flamme.’ Abraham répondit: ‘Mon enfant, souviens-toi que tu as reçu tes biens pendant ta vie, et que Lazare a eu les maux pendant la sienne; maintenant il est ici consolé, et toi, tu souffres. D’ailleurs, il y a entre nous et vous un grand abîme, afin que ceux qui voudraient passer d’ici vers vous, ou de là vers nous, ne puissent le faire.’ Le riche dit: ‘Je te prie donc, père Abraham,  d’envoyer Lazare dans la maison de mon père; car j’ai cinq frères. C’est pour qu’il leur atteste ces choses, afin qu’ils ne viennent pas aussi dans ce lieu de tourments.’ Abraham répondit: ‘Ils ont Moïse et les prophètes; qu’ils les écoutent.’ Et il dit: ‘Non, père Abraham, mais si quelqu’un des morts va vers eux, ils se repentiront.’ Et Abraham lui dit: ‘S’ils n’écoutent pas Moïse et les prophètes, ils ne se laisseront pas persuader même si quelqu’un des morts ressuscitait’


Letter

Ephesians 2: 14 – 22


For He Himself is our peace, Who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the Cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief Cornerstone, in Whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy Temple in the Lord, in Whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit


Gospel

Luke 16: 19 – 31


‘There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

ወደ ኤፌሶን ሰዎች 2: 14 - 22


እርሱ ሰላማችን ነውና፤ ሁለቱን ያዋሐደ በአዋጅ የተነገሩትንም የትእዛዛትን ሕግ ሽሮ በመካከል ያለውን የጥል ግድግዳን በሥጋው ያፈረሰ፤ ይህም ከሁለታቸው አንድን አዲስን ሰው በራሱ ይፈጥር ዘንድ ሰላምንም ያደርግ ዘንድ፥ ጥልንም በመስቀሉ ገድሎ በእርሱ ሁለታቸውን በአንድ አካል ከእግዚአብሔር ጋር ያስታርቅ ዘንድ ነው። መጥቶም ርቃችሁ ለነበራችሁ ለእናንተ ሰላምን፥ ቀርበው ለነበሩትም ሰላምን የምስራች ብሎ ሰበከ፤ በእርሱ ሥራ ሁላችን በአንድ መንፈስ ወደ አብ መግባት አለንና። እንግዲያስ ከእንግዲህ ወዲህ ከቅዱሳን ጋር ባላገሮችና የእግዚአብሔር ቤተ ሰዎች ናችሁ እንጂ እንግዶችና መጻተኞች አይደላችሁም። በሐዋርያትና በነቢያት መሠረት ላይ ታንጻችኋል፥ የማዕዘኑም ራስ ድንጋይ ክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ነው፤ በእርሱም ሕንጻ ሁሉ እየተጋጠመ በጌታ ቅዱስ ቤተ መቅደስ እንዲሆን ያድጋል፤ በእርሱም እናንተ ደግሞ ለእግዚአብሔር መኖሪያ ለመሆን በመንፈስ አብራችሁ ትሠራላችሁ።


ወንጌል

የሉቃስ ወንጌል 16: 19 – 31


ቀይ ልብስና ቀጭን የተልባ እግር የለበሰ አንድ ባለ ጠጋ ሰው ነበረ፥ ዕለት ዕለትም እየተመቸው በደስታ ይኖር ነበር። አልዓዛርም የሚባል አንድ ድሀ በቍስል ተወርሶ በደጁ ተኝቶ ነበር፥ ከባለ ጠጋውም ማዕድ ከሚወድቀው ፍርፋሪ ሊጠግብ ይመኝ ነበር፤ ውሾች እንኳ መጥተው ቍስሎቹን ይልሱ ነበር። ድሀውም ሞተ፥ መላእክትም ወደ አብርሃም እቅፍ ወሰዱት፤ ባለ ጠጋው ደግሞ ሞተና ተቀበረ። በሲኦልም በሥቃይ ሳለ አሻቅቦ አብርሃምን በሩቅ አየ አልዓዛርንም በእቅፉ። እርሱም እየጮኸ። አብርሃም አባት ሆይ፥ ማረኝ፥ በዚህ ነበልባል እሣቀያለሁና የጣቱን ጫፍ በውኃ ነክሮ መላሴን እንዲያበርድልኝ አልዓዛርን ስደድልኝ አለ። አብርሃም ግን። ልጄ ሆይ፥ አንተ በሕይወትህ ሳለህ መልካም እንደ ተቀበልህ አስብ አልዓዛርም እንዲሁ ክፉ፤ አሁን ግን እርሱ በዚህ ይጽናናል አንተም ትሣቀያለህ። ከዚህም ሁሉ ጋር ከዚህ ወደ እናንተ ሊያልፉ የሚፈልጉ እንዳይችሉ፥ ወዲያ ያሉ ደግሞ ወደ እኛ እንዳይሻገሩ በእኛና በእናንተ መካከል ታላቅ ገደል ተደርጎአል አለ። እርሱም። እንኪያስ፥ አባት ሆይ፥ ወደ አባቴ ቤት እንድትሰደው እለምንሃለሁ፤ አምስት ወንድሞች አሉኝና፤ እነርሱ ደግሞ ወደዚህ ሥቃይ ስፍራ እንዳይመጡ ይመስክርላቸው አለ። አብርሃም ግን። ሙሴና ነቢያት አሉአቸው፤ እነርሱን ይስሙ አለው። እርሱም። አይደለም፥ አብርሃም አባት ሆይ፥ ነገር ግን ከሙታን አንዱ ቢሄድላቸው ንስሐ ይገባሉ አለ። ሙሴንና ነቢያትንም የማይሰሙ ከሆነ፥ ከሙታንም እንኳ አንድ ቢነሣ አያምኑም አለው።


 

 

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