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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 Orthodox - Sunday November 4th

الرسالة

أفسس 2: 4 – 10


يا إِخوَةُ، إِنَّ اللهَ لِكَونِهِ غَنِيًّا بِالرَّحمَةِ، ومِن أَجلِ كَثرَةِ مَحَبَّتِهِ الَّتي أَحَبَّنا بِها، حِينَ كُنَّا أَمواتًا بِالزَّلَّاتِ أَحيانًا مَعَ المَسيحِ (فَإِنَّكُم بِالنِّعمَةِ مُخَلَّصون)، وَأَقامَنا مَعَهُ وَأَجلَسَنا مَعَهُ في السَّماوِيَّاتِ في المَسيحِ يَسوعَ، لِيُظهِرَ في الدُّهورِ المُستَقبَلَةِ فَرطَ غِنى نِعمَتِهِ، بِاللُّطفِ بِنا في المَسيحِ يَسوع. فَإِنَّكُم بِالنِّعمَةِ مُخَلَّصونَ بِواسِطَةِ الإِيمان، وذَلكَ لَيسَ مِنكُم، إِنَّما هُوَ عَطِيَّةُ الله، وَلَيسَ مِنَ الأَعمالِ لِئَلَّا يَفتَخِرَ أَحَدٌ، لِأَنَّا نَحنُ صُنعُهُ، مَخلوقينَ في المَسيحِ يَسوعَ لِلأَعمالِ الصَّالِحَةِ الَّتي سَبَقَ اللهُ فَأَعَدَّها لِنَسلُكَ فيها


الإنجيل

لوقا 16: 19 – 31


قالَ الرَّبّ: ’كانَ إِنسانٌ يَلبَسُ الأُرجُوانَ والبَزَّ، وَيَتَنَعَّمُ كُلَّ يَومٍ تَنَعُّمًا فاخِرًا. وَكانَ مِسكينٌ اسمُهُ لَعازَرَ، مَطروحًا عِندَ بابِهِ مُصابًا بِالقُروح. وَكانَ يَشتَهي أَن يَشبَعَ مِنَ الفُتاتِ الَّذي يَسقُطُ مِن مائِدَةِ الغَنِيّ. بَل كانَتِ الكِلابُ تَأْتي وَتَلحَسُ قُروحَهُ. ثُمَّ ماتَ المِسكينُ، فَنَقَلَتْهُ المَلائِكَةُ إِلى حِضنِ إِبراهيم. وَمَاتَ الغَنِيُّ أَيضًا فَدُفِن. فَرَفَعَ عَينَيهِ في الجَحيمِ وَهوَ في العَذاب، فَرَأَى إِبراهيمَ مِن بَعيدٍ وَلَعازرَ في حضنِهِ. فَنادى قائِلًا: ’يا أَبَتِ إِبراهيمُ ارحَمني وَأَرسِلْ لَعازَرَ لِيُغمّسَ طَرَفَ إِصبَعِهِ في الماءِ وَيُبَرِّدَ لِساني، لِأَنِّي مُعَذَّبٌ في هذا اللَّهيب‘. فَقالَ إِبراهيم: ’تَذَكَّرْ يا ابني أَنَّكَ نِلتَ خَيراتِكَ في حَياتِكَ، وَلَعازَرَ كَذَلِكَ بَلاياه. وَالآنَ فَهُوَ يَتَعَزَّى وَأَنتَ تَتَعَذَّب. وعَلاوَةً على هذا كُلِّهِ، فَبَينَنا وَبَينَكُم هُوَّةٌ عَظيمَةٌ قَد أُثبِتَت. حتَّى إِنَّ الَّذينَ يُريدونَ أَن يَجتازوا مِن هُنا إِلَيكُم لا يَستَطيعونَ، وَلا الَّذينَ هُناكَ أَن يَعبُرُوا إِلَينا‘. فَقال: ’أَسأَلُكَ إذًا يا أَبَتِ أَن تُرسِلَهُ إِلى بَيتِ أَبي. فَإِنَّ لي خَمسَةَ إِخوَةٍ حَتَّى يَشهَدَ لَهُم، كيلا يَأْتوا أَيضًا إِلى مَوضِعِ العَذابِ هذا!‘ فقالَ لَهُ إِبراهيم: ’إِنَّ عِندَهُم موسى وَالأَنبِياءَ، فَليَسمَعوا مِنهُم‘. قالَ: ’لا يا أَبَتِ إِبراهيمَ، بَلْ إِذا مَضى إِلَيهِم واحِدٌ مِنَ الأَمواتِ يَتوبون‘. فقالَ لَهُ: ’إِن لَم يَسمَعوا مِن موسى وَالأَنبياءِ، فإِنَّهُم وَلا إِنْ قامَ واحِدٌ مِنَ الأَمواتِ يُصدِّقونه‘


Lettre

Éphésiens 2: 4 – 10


Mais Dieu, Qui est riche en miséricorde, à cause du grand amour dont Il nous a aimés, nous qui étions morts par nos offenses, nous a rendus vivants avec Christ (c’est par grâce que vous êtes sauvés); Il nous a ressuscités ensemble, et nous a fait asseoir ensemble dans les lieux Célestes, en Jésus-Christ, afin de montrer dans les siècles à venir l’infinie richesse de Sa grâce par Sa bonté envers nous en Jésus-Christ. Car c’est par la grâce que vous êtes sauvés, par le moyen de la foi. Et cela ne vient pas de vous, c’est le don de Dieu. Ce n’est point par les œuvres, afin que personne ne se glorifie. Car nous sommes Son ouvrage, ayant été créés en Jésus-Christ pour de bonnes œuvres, que Dieu a préparées d’avance, afin que nous les pratiquions


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: 4 – 10


But God, Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the Heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them


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: 4 – 10


ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር በምሕረቱ ባለ ጠጋ ስለ ሆነ፥ ከወደደን ከትልቅ ፍቅሩ የተነሣ በበደላችን ሙታን እንኳ በሆንን ጊዜ ከክርስቶስ ጋር ሕይወት ሰጠን፥ በጸጋ ድናችኋልና፥ በሚመጡ ዘመናትም በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ለእኛ ባለው ቸርነት ከሁሉ የሚበልጠውን የጸጋውን ባለ ጠግነት ያሳይ ዘንድ፥ ከእርሱ ጋር አስነሣን በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስም በሰማያዊ ስፍራ ከእርሱ ጋር አስቀመጠን። ጸጋው በእምነት አድኖአችኋልና፤ ይህም የእግዚአብሔር ስጦታ ነው እንጂ ከእናንተ አይደለም፤ ማንም እንዳይመካ ከሥራ አይደለም። እኛ ፍጥረቱ ነንና፤ እንመላለስበት ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር አስቀድሞ ያዘጋጀውን መልካሙን ሥራ ለማድረግ በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ተፈጠርን።


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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