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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 May 19th

الرسالة

أفسس 2: 1 – 10


يا إِخوَتِي، وأَنْتُم، فقَدْ كُنْتُمْ أَمْوَاتًا بِزَلَّاتِكُم وخَطَايَاكُم، الَّتي سَلَكْتُم فيها مِنْ قَبْلُ بِحَسَبِ إِلهِ هذَا العَالَم، بِحَسَبِ رَئِيسِ سُلْطَانِ الجَوّ، أَي الرُّوحِ الَّذي يَعْمَلُ الآنَ في أَبْنَاءِ العُصْيَان؛ ومِنْهُم نَحْنُ أَيْضًا جَمِيعُنَا قَدْ سَلَكْنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ في شَهَواتِ إِنْسَانِنَا الجَسَدِيّ، عَامِلِينَ بِرَغَبَاتِهِ وأَفكَارِهِ، وكُنَّا بِالطَّبِيعَةِ أَولادَ الغَضَبِ كَالبَاقِين؛ لكِنَّ الله، وهُوَ الغنِيُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ، فَلِكَثْرَةِ مَحَبَّتِهِ الَّتي أَحَبَّنَا بِهَا، وقَدْ كُنَّا نَحْنُ أَيْضًا أَمْوَاتًا بِزَلَّاتِنَا، أَحْيَانَا معَ المَسِيح، وبِالنِّعْمَةِ أَنْتُم مُخَلَّصُون؛ ومَعَهُ أَقَامَنَا وَأَجْلَسَنَا في السَّمَاوَاتِ في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع، لِيُظْهِرَ في الأَجْيَالِ الآتِيَةِ غِنَى نِعْمَتِهِ الفَائِقَة، بِلُطْفِهِ لَنَا في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع. فَبِالنِّعمَةِ أَنْتُمْ مُخَلَّصُونَ بِواسِطَةِ الإِيْمَان: وهذَا لَيْسَ مِنْكُم، إِنَّهُ عَطِيَّةُ الله. ولا هُوَ مِنَ الأَعْمَال، لِئَلَّا يَفْتَخِرَ أَحَد؛ لأَنَّنَا نَحْنُ صُنْعُهُ، قَدْ خُلِقْنَا في المَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ لِلأَعْمَالِ الصَّالِحَة، الَّتي سَبَقَ اللهُ فأَعَدَّهَا لِكَي نَسْلُكَ فيها


الإنجيل

يوحنّا 21: 15 – 19


بَعْدَ الغَدَاء، قَالَ يَسُوعُ لِسِمْعَانَ بُطْرُس: ’يَا سِمْعَانُ بْنَ يُونَا، أَتُحِبُّنِي أَكْثَرَ مِمَّا يُحِبُّنِي هؤُلاء؟‘ قَالَ لَهُ: ’نَعَم، يَا رَبّ، أَنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنِّي أُحِبُّكَ‘. قَالَ لَهُ يَسُوع: ’إِرْعَ حُمْلانِي‘. قَالَ لَهُ مَرَّةً ثَانِيَةً: ’يَا سِمْعَانُ بْنَ يُونَا، أَتُحِبُّنِي؟‘ قَالَ لَهُ: ’نَعَمْ يَا رَبّ، أَنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنِّي أُحِبُّكَ‘. قَالَ لَهُ يَسُوع: ’إِرْعَ نِعَاجِي!‘ قَالَ لَهُ مَرَّةً ثَالِثَة: ’يَا سِمْعَانُ بْنَ يُونَا، أَتُحِبُّنِي؟‘ فَحَزِنَ بُطْرُس، لأَنَّ يَسُوعَ قَالَ لَهُ ثَلاثَ مَرَّات: أَتُحِبُّنِي؟ فَقَالَ لَهُ: ’يَا رَبّ، أَنْتَ تَعْلَمُ كُلَّ شَيء، وَأَنْتَ تَعْرِفُ أَنِّي أُحِبُّكَ‘. قَالَ لَهُ يَسُوع: ’إِرْعَ خِرَافِي! أَلحَقَّ ٱلحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكَ: حِينَ كُنْتَ شَابًّا، كُنْتَ تَشُدُّ حِزَامَكَ بِيَدَيْكَ وتَسِيرُ إِلى حَيْثُ تُرِيد. ولكِنْ حِينَ تَشِيخ، سَتَبْسُطُ يَدَيْكَ وآخَرُ يَشُدُّ لَكَ حِزامَكَ، ويَذْهَبُ بِكَ إِلى حَيْثُ لا تُرِيد‘. قَالَ يَسُوعُ ذلِكَ مُشيرًا إِلى المِيتَةِ الَّتِي سَيُمَجِّدُ بِهَا بُطْرُسُ الله. ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ: ’إِتْبَعْنِي!‘


Lettre

Éphésiens 2: 1 – 10


Vous étiez morts par vos offenses et par vos péchés, dans lesquels vous marchiez autrefois, selon le train de ce monde, selon le prince de la puissance de l’air, de l’esprit qui agit maintenant dans les fils de la rébellion. Nous tous aussi, nous étions de leur nombre, et nous vivions autrefois selon les convoitises de notre chair, accomplissant les volontés de la chair et de nos pensées, et nous étions par nature des enfants de colère, comme les autres. 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

Jean 21: 15 – 19


Après qu’ils eurent mangé, Jésus dit à Simon Pierre: ‘Simon, fils de Jonas, M’aimes-tu plus que ne M’aiment ceux-ci?’ Il Lui répondit: ‘Oui, Seigneur, Tu sais que je T’aime.’ Jésus lui dit: ‘Pais Mes agneaux.’ Il lui dit une seconde fois: ‘Simon, fils de Jonas, M’aimes-tu?’ Pierre Lui répondit: ‘Oui, Seigneur, Tu sais que je T’aime.’ Jésus lui dit: ‘Pais Mes brebis.’ Il lui dit pour la troisième fois: ‘Simon, fils de Jonas, M’aimes-tu?’ Pierre fut attristé de ce qu’Il lui avait dit pour la troisième fois: ‘M’aimes-tu?’ Et il Lui répondit: ‘Seigneur, Tu sais toutes choses, Tu sais que je T’aime.’ Jésus lui dit: ‘Pais Mes brebis. En vérité, en vérité, Je te le dis, quand tu étais plus jeune, tu te ceignais toi-même, et tu allais où tu voulais; mais quand tu seras vieux, tu étendras tes mains, et un autre te ceindra, et te mènera où tu ne voudras pas.’ Il dit cela pour indiquer par quelle mort Pierre glorifierait Dieu. Et ayant ainsi parlé, Il lui dit: ‘Suis-Moi’


Letter

Ephesians 2: 1 – 10


And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 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

John 21: 15 – 19


So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?’ He said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.’ He said to him, ‘Feed My lambs.’ He said to him again a second time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ He said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.’ He said to him, ‘Tend My sheep.’ He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My sheep. Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.’ This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, ‘Follow Me’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

ወደ ኤፌሶን ሰዎች 2: 1 – 10


በበደላችሁና በኃጢአታችሁ ሙታን ነበራችሁ፤ በእነርሱም፥ በዚህ ዓለም እንዳለው ኑሮ፥ በማይታዘዙትም ልጆች ላይ አሁን ለሚሠራው መንፈስ አለቃ እንደ ሆነው በአየር ላይ ሥልጣን እንዳለው አለቃ ፈቃድ፥ በፊት ተመላለሳችሁባቸው። በእነዚህም ልጆች መካከል እኛ ሁላችን ደግሞ፥ የሥጋችንንና የልቡናችንን ፈቃድ እያደረግን፥ በሥጋችን ምኞት በፊት እንኖር ነበርን እንደ ሌሎቹም ደግሞ ከፍጥረታችን የቁጣ ልጆች ነበርን። 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  

የዮሐንስ ወንጌል 21: 15 – 19


ምሳ ከበሉ በኋላም ኢየሱስ ስምዖን ጴጥሮስን። የዮና ልጅ ስምዖን ሆይ፥ ከእነዚህ ይልቅ ትወደኛለህን? አለው። አዎን ጌታ ሆይ፥ እንድወድህ አንተ ታውቃለህ አለው። ግልገሎቼን አሰማራ አለው። ደግሞ ሁለተኛ። የዮና ልጅ ስምዖን ሆይ፥ ትወደኛለህን? አለው። አዎን ጌታ ሆይ፥ እንድወድህ አንተ ታውቃለህ አለው። ጠቦቶቼን ጠብቅ አለው። ሦስተኛ ጊዜ። የዮና ልጅ ስምዖን ሆይ፥ ትወደኛለህን? አለው። ሦስተኛ። ትወደኛለህን? ስላለው ጴጥሮስ አዘነና። ጌታ ሆይ፥ አንተ ሁሉን ታውቃለህ፤ እንድወድህ አንተ ታውቃለህ አለው። ኢየሱስም። በጎቼን አሰማራ። እውነት እውነት እልሃለሁ፥ አንተ ጐልማሳ ሳለህ ወገብህን በገዛ ራስህ ታጥቀህ ወደምትወደው ትሄድ ነበር፤ ነገር ግን በሸመገልህ ጊዜ እጆችህን ትዘረጋለህ፥ ሌላውም ያስታጥቅሃል ወደማትወደውም ይወስድሃል አለው። በምን ዓይነት ሞት እግዚአብሔርን ያከብር ዘንድ እንዳለው ሲያመለክት ይህን አለ። ይህንም ብሎ። ተከተለኝ አለው።


 

 

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