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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 May 5th

القراءة

أعمال الرّسل 5: 12 – 20


في تِلكَ الأَيّام، جَرَتْ على أَيدي الرُّسُلِ آياتٌ وعَجائِبُ كَثيرَةٌ في الشَّعبِ، وكانوا كُلُّهُم بِنَفْس ٍواحِدَةٍ في رِواقِ سُلَيمان، ولَم يَكـنْ أَحدٌ مِنَ الآخرينَ يَجْترئُ على أَن يُخالِطَهم. لكنْ كانَ الشَّعب يُعظِّمُهم، وكانَت جَماعاتٌ مِن رِجالٍ ونِساءٍ يَنضمُّونَ بِكَثرةٍ مؤمِنينَ بِالرَّبِّ، حتّى إِنَّ النَّاس كانوا يَخْرُجونَ بِالمَرضى إِلى الشَّوارِع، ويَضَعونَهم على فُرُشٍ وأَسِرَّةٍ لِيَقَعَ ولو ظِلُّ بُطرُسَ عِندَ اجْتيازِهِ على بَعضٍ مِنهُم. وكانَ يَجْتَمعُ أَيضًا إِلى أورشليم جُمهورُ المُدنِ الَّتي حَولَها، يَحْمِلونَ مَرضى ومُعَذَّبين مِن أَرواحٍ نَجِسَة، فكانوا يُشْفَونَ جَميعُهم. فقامَ رئيسُ الكَهَنَةِ وكُلُّ الَّذينَ مَعَهُ وهُم مِن شيعَة الصَّدُّوقيِّين وامتَلأوا غيرة. فأَلقوا أَيدِيَهُم على الرُّسُلِ وجَعَلوهُم في الحَبْسِ العامّ. فَفَتَحَ مَلاكُ الرَّبِّ أَبوابَ السِّجْنِ لَيلًا وأَخرَجَهم وقالَ: ’امضوا وقِفوا في الهَيكَل، وكَلِّموا الشَّعبَ بِجَميعِ كَلِماتِ هذهِ الحَياة‘


الإنجيل

يوحنّا 20: 19 – 31


لمّا كانَت عَشيَّة ذلكَ اليَوم، وهو أَوَّل الأُسبوع والأَبواب مُغلَقَة حيثُ كانَ التَّلاميذُ مُجتَمِعين خَوفًا مِنَ اليَهود، جاءَ يسوعُ ووَقَفَ في الوَسَط وقالَ لَهم: ’السَّلامُ لكم!‘ فلَمّا قالَ هذا أَراهُمْ يَدَيهِ وجَنبَه، ففَرِحَ التَّلاميذُ حينَ أَبصروا الرَّبّ. وقالَ لَهم ثانِيةً: ’السَّلامُ لكم، كما أَرسَلَني الآبُ كذلك أَنا أُرسِلُكُم‘. ولمّا قالَ هذا، نَفَخَ فيهم وقال: ’خُذوا الرُّوحَ القُدُس. مَن غَفَرتُم خَطاياهُم تُغفَرُ لَهم، ومَن أمسَكتُم خطاياهُم أُمسِكَتْ‘. أَمّا توما أَحَدَ الاثنَي عَشَر الَّذي يُقالُ له التَّوأَم، فلم يَكُنْ مَعَهُم حينَ جاءَ يسوع، فقـالَ لَهُ التَّلاميذُ الآخرون: ’إنّنا قد رأَينا الرَّبّ‘. فقالَ لهم: ’إِن لَم أُعاينْ أَثَرَ المَسامير في يَدَيهِ، وأَضَعْ إِصبَعي في أَثر المَسامير، وأَضعْ يدِي فـي جَنبِه، لا أؤمن‘. وبَعدَ ثَمانِيةِ أَيَّامٍ، كـانَ تلاميذُه أَيضًا داخلًا وتوما معَهم، فأَتى يسوعُ والأَبوابُ مُغلَقَة، ووَقَفَ في الوَسَطِ وقال: ’السَّلامُ لكم‘. ثُمَّ قالَ لِتوما: ’هاتِ إِصبَعَكَ إِلى ههُنا وعاينْ يَدَيَّ، وهاتِ يَدَكَ وضَعْها في جَنبي، ولا تكُنْ غيرَ مؤمِنٍ بل مؤمِنًا‘. أَجابَ توما وقالَ له: ’ربِّي وإِلهي‘. قالَ له يسوع: ’لِأَنَّكَ رأيتَني آمَنت؟ طوبى لِلَّذينَ لم يَرَوا وآمَنوا‘. وآياتٍ أُخَر كثيرةً صَنَع يسوعُ لم تُكتَبْ في هذا الكتاب. وأَمّا هذه فقد كُتِبَت لِتُؤمِنوا بِأَنَّ يسوعَ هو المسيح ابنُ الله، ولكي تكونَ لكم إِذا آمَنتُم حياةٌ باسمِهِ


Lettre

Actes 5: 12 – 20 


Les apôtres accomplissaient beaucoup de signes miraculeux et de prodiges parmi le peuple. Tous les croyants avaient l’habitude de se rassembler dans la cour du Temple, sous la Galerie de Salomon. Personne d’autre n’osait se joindre à eux, mais le peuple tout entier les tenait en haute estime. Un nombre toujours croissant d’hommes et de femmes croyaient au Seigneur et se joignaient à eux. On allait jusqu’à porter les malades dans les rues, où on les déposait sur des lits ou des civières, pour qu’au passage de Pierre son ombre au moins couvre l’un d’eux. Des villes voisines même, les gens accouraient en foule à Jérusalem pour amener des malades et des personnes tourmentées par de mauvais esprits. Et tous étaient guéris. Alors, poussés par la jalousie, le grand-prêtre et tout son entourage, c’est-à-dire ceux qui appartenaient au parti des sadducéens, décidèrent d’intervenir. Ils firent arrêter les apôtres et les firent incarcérer dans la prison publique. Mais, pendant la nuit, un ange du Seigneur vint ouvrir les portes de la prison et, après avoir fait sortir les apôtres, il leur dit: ‘Allez au Temple et là, proclamez au peuple tout le message de la vie nouvelle’


Évangile

Jean 20: 19 – 31


Ce même dimanche, dans la soirée, les disciples étaient dans une maison dont ils avaient verrouillé les portes, parce qu’ils avaient peur des Juifs. Jésus vint: Il se trouva là, au milieu d’eux, et Il leur dit: ‘Que la paix soit avec vous!’ Tout en disant cela, Il leur montra Ses mains et Son côté. Les disciples furent remplis de joie parce qu’ils voyaient le Seigneur. ‘Que la paix soit avec vous’, leur dit-Il de nouveau. ‘Comme le Père M’a envoyé, Moi aussi Je vous envoie.’ Après avoir dit cela, Il souffla sur eux et continua: ‘Recevez l’Ésprit Saint. Ceux à qui vous remettrez leurs péchés en seront tenus quittes; et ceux à qui vous les retiendrez en resteront chargés.’ L’un des douze, Thomas, surnommé le Jumeau, n’était pas avec eux lors de la venue de Jésus. Les autres disciples lui dirent: ‘Nous avons vu le Seigneur!’ Mais il leur répondit: ‘Si je ne vois pas la marque des clous dans Ses mains, si je ne mets pas mon doigt à la place des clous, et si je ne mets pas la main dans Son côté, je ne croirai pas.’ Huit jours plus tard, les disciples étaient de nouveau réunis dans la maison. Cette fois-ci, Thomas était avec eux. Jésus vint, alors que les portes étaient verrouillées. Il se tint au milieu d’eux et leur dit: ‘Que la paix soit avec vous!’ Puis Il dit à Thomas: ‘Place ton doigt ici, vois Mes mains; avance ta main et mets-la dans Mon côté. Ne sois donc pas incrédule, mais crois.’ Thomas Lui répondit: ‘Mon Seigneur et mon Dieu!’ ‘Parce que tu M’as vu, tu crois!’ lui dit Jésus. ‘Heureux ceux qui croient sans avoir vu.’ Jésus a accompli, sous les yeux de Ses disciples, encore beaucoup d’autres signes miraculeux qui n’ont pas été rapportés dans ce livre. Mais ce qui s’y trouve a été écrit pour que vous croyiez que Jésus est le Messie, le Fils de Dieu, et qu’en croyant, vous possédiez la vie en Son nom


Letter

Acts 5: 12 – 20


And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, ‘Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life’


Gospel

John 20: 19 – 31


Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’ And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ‘Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’ And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, ‘Peace to you!’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name


ደብዳቤ ወደ

የሐዋርያት ሥራ 5: 12 – 20


በሐዋርያትም እጅ ብዙ ምልክትና ድንቅ በሕዝብ መካከል ይደረግ ነበር፤ ሁሉም በአንድ ልብ ሆነው በሰሎሞን ደጅ መመላለሻ ነበሩ። ከሌሎችም አንድ ስንኳ ሊተባበራቸው የሚደፍር አልነበረም፥ ሕዝቡ ግን ያከብሩአቸው ነበር፤ የሚያምኑትም ከፊት ይልቅ ለጌታ ይጨመሩለት ነበር፤ ወንዶችና ሴቶችም ብዙ ነበሩ። ስለዚህም ጴጥሮስ ሲያልፍ ጥላውም ቢሆን ከእነርሱ አንዱን ይጋርድ ዘንድ ድውያንን ወደ አደባባይ አውጥተው በአልጋና በወሰካ ያኖሩአቸው ነበር። ደግሞም በኢየሩሳሌም ዙሪያ ካለችው ከተማ ድውያንንና በርኵሳን መናፍስት የተሣቀዩትን እያመጡ ብዙ ሰዎች ይሰበስቡ ነበር፤ ሁሉም ይፈወሱ ነበር። ሊቀ ካህናቱ ግን የሰዱቃውያን ወገን ሆነውም ከእርሱ ጋር የነበሩት ሁሉ ተነሡ ቅንዓትም ሞላባቸው። በሐዋርያትም ላይ እጃቸውን ጭነው በሕዝቡ ወኅኒ ውስጥ አኖሩአቸው። የጌታ መልአክ ግን በሌሊት የወኅኒውን ደጅ ከፍቶ አወጣቸውና። ሂዱና ቆማችሁ የዚህን ሕይወት ቃል ሁሉ ለሕዝብ በመቅደስ ንገሩ አላቸው። 


ወንጌል

የዮሐንስ ወንጌል 20: 19 – 31


ያም ቀን እርሱም ከሳምንቱ ፊተኛው በመሸ ጊዜ፥ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ተሰብስበው በነበሩበት፥ አይሁድን ስለ ፈሩ ደጆቹ ተዘግተው ሳሉ፥ ኢየሱስ መጣ፤ በመካከላቸውም ቆሞ። ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን አላቸው። ይህንም ብሎ እጆቹንም ጎኑንም አሳያቸው። ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ጌታን ባዩ ጊዜ ደስ አላቸው። ኢየሱስም ዳግመኛ። ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን፤ አብ እንደ ላከኝ እኔ ደግሞ እልካችኋለሁ አላቸው። ይህንም ብሎ እፍ አለባቸውና። መንፈስ ቅዱስን ተቀበሉ። ኃጢአታቸውን ይቅር ያላችኋቸው ሁሉ ይቀርላቸዋል፤ የያዛችሁባቸው ተይዞባቸዋል አላቸው። ነገር ግን ከአሥራ ሁለቱ አንዱ ዲዲሞስ የሚሉት ቶማስ ኢየሱስ በመጣ ጊዜ ከእነርሱ ጋር አልነበረም። ሌሎቹም ደቀ መዛሙርቱ። ጌታን አይተነዋል አሉት። እርሱ ግን። የችንካሩን ምልክት በእጆቹ ካላየሁ ጣቴንም በችንካሩ ምልክት ካላገባሁ እጄንም በጎኑ ካላገባሁ አላምንም አላቸው። ከስምንት ቀን በኋላም ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ደግመው በውስጥ ነበሩ፥ ቶማስም ከእነርሱ ጋር ነበረ። ደጆች ተዘግተው ሳሉ ኢየሱስ መጣ፤ በመካከላቸውም ቆሞ። ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን አላቸው። ከዚያም በኋላ ቶማስን። ጣትህን ወደዚህ አምጣና እጆቼን እይ፤ እጅህንም አምጣና በጎኔ አግባው፤ ያመንህ እንጂ ያላመንህ አትሁን አለው። ቶማስም። ጌታዬ አምላኬም ብሎ መለሰለት። ኢየሱስም። ስለ አየኸኝ አምነሃል፤ ሳያዩ የሚያምኑ ብፁዓን ናቸው አለው። ኢየሱስም በዚህ መጽሐፍ ያልተጻፈ ሌላ ብዙ ምልክት በደቀ መዛሙርቱ ፊት አደረገ፤ ነገር ግን ኢየሱስ እርሱ ክርስቶስ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ እንደ ሆነ ታምኑ ዘንድ፥ አምናችሁም በስሙ ሕይወት ይሆንላችሁ ዘንድ ይህ ተጽፎአል።


 

 

 

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