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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 December 2nd

الرسالة

أفسس 1: 1 – 14


يا إِخوَتِي، مِنْ بُولُس، رَسُولِ ٱلمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ بِمَشِيئَةِ الله، إِلى القِدِّيسِينَ الَّذِينَ هُم في أَفَسُسَ والأُمَنَاءِ في المَسِيح يَسُوع: أَلنِّعْمَةُ لَكُم والسَّلامُ مِنَ اللهِ أَبِينَا والرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ المَسِيح! تَبَارَكَ اللهُ أَبُو رَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، الَّذي بَارَكَنَا بِكُلِّ بَرَكَةٍ رُوحِيَّةٍ في السَّمَاوَاتِ في المَسِيح؛ فإِنَّهُ ٱخْتَارَنَا فيهِ قَبْلَ إِنْشَاءِ العَالَم، لِنَكُونَ في حَضْرَتِهِ قِدِّيسِين، لا عَيْبَ فينَا؛ وقَدْ سَبَقَ بِمَحَبَّتِهِ فَحَدَّدَنَا أَنْ نَكُونَ لَهُ أَبْنَاءَ بِالتَّبَنِّي بِيَسُوعَ المَسِيح، بِحَسَبِ رِضَى مَشِيئَتِهِ، لِمَدْحِ مَجْدِ نِعْمَتِهِ الَّتي أَنْعَمَ بِهَا عَلَيْنَا في الحَبِيب؛ وفيهِ لَنَا الفِدَاءُ بِدَمِهِ، أَي مَغْفِرَةُ الزَّلَّات، بِحَسَبِ غِنَى نِعْمَتِهِ، الَّتي أَفَاضَهَا عَلَيْنَا في كُلِّ حِكْمَةٍ وَفَهْم؛ وقَدْ عَرَّفَنَا سِرَّ مَشِيئَتِهِ، بِحَسَبِ رِضَاهُ الَّذي سَبَقَ فَجَعَلَهُ في المَسِيح، لِيُحَقِّقَ تَدْبِيرَ مِلْءِ الأَزْمِنَة، فَيَجْمَعَ في المَسِيحِ تَحْتَ رَأْسٍ وَاحِدٍ كُلَّ شَيء، مَا في السَّماوَاتِ ومَا عَلى الأَرْض؛ وفيهِ أَيْضًا ٱخْتَارَنَا مِيرَاثًا لَهُ، وقَدْ سَبَقَ فَحَدَّدَنَا بِحَسَبِ قَصْدِهِ، هُوَ الَّذي يَعْمَلُ كُلَّ شَيءٍ بِقَضَاءِ مَشِيئَتِهِ، لِنَكُونَ مَدْحًا لِمَجْدِهِ، نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ سَبَقْنَا فجَعَلْنَا في المَسِيحِ رجَاءَنَا؛ وفيهِ أَنْتُم أَيْضًا، بَعْدَ أَنْ سَمِعْتُم كَلِمَةَ الحَقِّ، أَي إِنْجِيلَ خَلاصِكُم، وآمَنْتُم، خُتِمْتُمْ بِالرُّوحِ القُدُسِ المَوعُودِ بِهِ، وهُوَ عُربُونُ مِيرَاثِنَا، لِفِدَاءِ شَعْبِهِ الَّذي ٱقْتَنَاه، ولِمَدْحِ مَجْدِهِ


الإنجيل

لوقا 1: 39 – 45


في تِلْكَ الأَيَّام (بعد البشارة بيسوع)، قَامَتْ مَرْيَمُ وَذَهَبَتْ مُسْرِعَةً إِلى الجَبَل، إِلى مَدِينَةٍ في يَهُوذَا. ودَخَلَتْ بَيْتَ زَكَرِيَّا، وسَلَّمَتْ عَلَى إِليصَابَات. ولَمَّا سَمِعَتْ إِلِيصَابَاتُ سَلامَ مَرْيَم، ٱرْتَكَضَ الجَنِينُ في بَطْنِها، وَٱمْتَلأَتْ مِنَ الرُّوحِ القُدُس. فَهَتَفَتْ بِأَعْلَى صَوتِها وقَالَتْ: ’مُبارَكَةٌ أَنْتِ في النِّسَاء، وَمُبارَكَةٌ ثَمَرَةُ بَطْنِكِ! ومِنْ أَيْنَ لي هذَا، أَنْ تَأْتِيَ إِليَّ أُمُّ ربِّي؟ فَهَا مُنْذُ وَقَعَ صَوْتُ سَلامِكِ في أُذُنَيَّ، ٱرْتَكَضَ الجَنِينُ ٱبْتِهَاجًا في بَطْنِي! فَطُوبَى لِلَّتي آمَنَتْ أَنَّهُ سَيَتِمُّ ما قِيلَ لَهَا مِنْ قِبَلِ الرَّبّ‘


Lettre

Éphésiens 1: 1 – 14


Paul, apôtre de Jésus-Christ par la volonté de Dieu, aux saints qui sont [à Ephèse] et aux fidèles en Jésus-Christ: Que la grâce et la paix vous soient données de la part de Dieu notre Père et du Seigneur Jésus-Christ! Béni soit le Dieu et Père de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, Qui nous a bénis de toute bénédiction spirituelle dans les lieux Célestes en Christ! En Lui Dieu nous a élus avant la fondation du monde, pour que nous soyons saints et irréprochables devant Lui; Il nous a prédestinés dans Son amour à être Ses enfants d’adoption par Jésus-Christ, selon le bon plaisir de Sa volonté, pour célébrer la gloire de Sa grâce dont Il nous a favorisés dans le Bien-Aimé. En Lui nous avons la rédemption par Son sang, le pardon des péchés, selon la richesse de Sa grâce, que Dieu a répandue abondamment sur nous par toute espèce de sagesse et d’intelligence; Il nous a fait connaître le mystère de Sa volonté, selon le bienveillant dessein qu’Il avait formé en Lui-même, pour le mettre à exécution lorsque les temps seraient accomplis, de réunir toutes choses en Christ, celles qui sont dans les Cieux et celles qui sont sur la terre. En Lui nous sommes aussi devenus héritiers, ayant été prédestinés suivant le plan de Celui Qui opère toutes choses d’après le conseil de Sa volonté, afin que nous servions à célébrer Sa gloire, nous qui d’avance avons espéré en Christ. En Lui vous aussi, après avoir entendu la Parole de la vérité, l’Évangile de votre salut, en Lui vous avez cru et vous avez été scellés du Saint-Esprit Qui avait été promis, Lequel est un gage de notre héritage, pour la rédemption de ceux que Dieu s’est acquis, pour célébrer Sa gloire


Évangile

Luc 1: 39 – 45


Dans ce même temps, Marie se leva, et s’en alla en hâte vers les montagnes, dans une ville de Juda. Elle entra dans la maison de Zacharie, et salua Elisabeth. Dès qu’Elisabeth entendit la salutation de Marie, son enfant tressaillit dans son sein, et elle fut remplie du Saint-Esprit. Elle s’écria d’une voix forte: ‘Tu es bénie entre les femmes, et le fruit de ton sein est béni. Comment m’est-il accordé que la mère de mon Seigneur vienne auprès de moi? Car voici, aussitôt que la voix de ta salutation a frappé mon oreille, l’enfant a tressailli d’allégresse dans mon sein. Heureuse celle qui a cru, parce que les choses qui lui ont été dites de la part du Seigneur auront leur accomplissement’


Letter

Ephesians 1: 1 – 14


Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.  In Him you also trusted, after you heard the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory


Gospel

Luke 1: 39 – 45


Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed,

as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

ወደ ኤፌሶን ሰዎች 1: 1 – 14


በእግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሐዋርያ የሆነ ጳውሎስ፥ በኤፌሶን ላሉት ቅዱሳን በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስም ላሉት ምእመናን፤ ከእግዚአብሔር ከአባታችን ከጌታም ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ጸጋና ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን። በክርስቶስ በሰማያዊ ስፍራ በመንፈሳዊ በረከት ሁሉ የባረከን የጌታችን የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ አምላክና አባት ይባረክ። ዓለም ሳይፈጠር፥ በፊቱ ቅዱሳንና ነውር የሌለን በፍቅር እንሆን ዘንድ በክርስቶስ መረጠን። በበጎ ፈቃዱ እንደ ወደደ፥ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሥራ ለእርሱ ልጆች ልንሆን አስቀድሞ ወሰነን። በውድ ልጁም እንዲያው የሰጠን የጸጋው ክብር ይመሰገን ዘንድ ይህን አደረገ። በውድ ልጁም፥ እንደ ጸጋው ባለ ጠግነት መጠን፥ በደሙ የተደረገ ቤዛነታችንን አገኘን እርሱም የበደላችን ስርየት። ጸጋውንም በጥበብና በአእምሮ ሁሉ አበዛልን። በክርስቶስ ለማድረግ እንደ ወደደ እንደ አሳቡ፥ የፈቃዱን ምሥጢር አስታውቆናልና፤ በዘመን ፍጻሜ ይደረግ ዘንድ ያለው አሳቡም በሰማይና በምድር ያለውን ሁሉ በክርስቶስ ለመጠቅለል ነው። እንደ ፈቃዱ ምክር ሁሉን የሚሠራ እንደ እርሱ አሳብ፥ አስቀድመን የተወሰንን በክርስቶስ ደግሞ ርስትን ተቀበልን። ይኸውም፥ በክርስቶስ አስቀድመን ተስፋ ያደረግን እኛ ለክብሩ ምስጋና እንሆን ዘንድ ነው። እናንተም ደግሞ የእውነትን ቃል፥ ይኸውም የመዳናችሁን ወንጌል፥ ሰምታችሁ ደግሞም በክርስቶስ አምናችሁ፥ በተስፋው መንፈስ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ታተማችሁ፤ እርሱም የርስታችን መያዣ ነው፥ ለእግዚአብሔር ያለውን ሁሉ እስኪዋጅ ድረስ፥ ይህም ለክብሩ ምስጋና ይሆናል።


ወንጌል

የሉቃስ ወንጌል  1: 39 – 45


ማርያምም በዚያ ወራት ተነሥታ ወደ ተራራማው አገር ወደ ይሁዳ ከተማ ፈጥና ወጣች፥ ወደ ዘካርያስም ቤት ገብታ ኤልሳቤጥን ተሳለመቻት። ኤልሳቤጥም የማርያምን ሰላምታ በሰማች ጊዜ ፅንሱ በማኅፀንዋ ውስጥ ዘለለ፤ በኤልሳቤጥም መንፈስ ቅዱስ ሞላባት፥ በታላቅ ድምፅም ጮኻ እንዲህ አለች። አንቺ ከሴቶች መካከል የተባረክሽ ነሽ፥ የማኅፀንሽም ፍሬ የተባረከ ነው። የጌታዬ እናት ወደ እኔ ትመጣ ዘንድ እንዴት ይሆንልኛል? እነሆ፥ የሰላምታሽ ድምጽ በጆሮዬ በመጣ ጊዜ ፅንሱ በማኅፀኔ በደስታ ዘሎአልና። ከጌታ፤ የተነገረላት ቃል ይፈጸማልና ያመነች ብፅዕት ናት።


 

 

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