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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 June 23rd

الرّسالة

1 قورنتس 2: 1 – 10


يا إِخْوَتِي، أَنَا، لَمَّا أَتَيْتُكُم لأُبَشِّرَكُم بِسِرِّ ٱلله، لَمْ آتِ بِبَرَاعَةِ الكَلاَمِ أَوِ الحِكْمَة؛ لأَنِّي قَرَّرْتُ أَنْ لا أَعْرِفَ بَيْنَكُم شَيْئًا إِلَّا يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، وَإِيَّاهُ مَصْلُوبًا! وقَدْ جِئْتُ إِلَيْكُم بِضُعْفٍ وَخَوْفٍ وَرِعْدَةٍ شَدِيدَة. ولَمْ يَكُنْ كَلامِي وَتَبْشِيري بِكَلِمَاتِ الْحِكْمَةِ والإِقْنَاع، بَلْ بِبُرْهَانِ الرُّوحِ وَالقُدْرَة، لِئَلَّا يَكُونَ إِيْمَانُكُم قَائِمًا عَلى حِكْمَةِ النَّاس، بَلْ عَلى قُدْرَةِ الله. غَيْرَ أَنَّنَا نَنْطِقُ بِالحِكْمَةِ بَيْنَ الكَامِلين، ولكِنْ لا بِحِكْمَةِ هذَا الدَّهْر، ولا بِحِكْمَةِ رُؤَسَاءِ هذَا الدَّهْرِ الَّذِينَ مَصِيرُهُم إِلى الزَّوَال. بَلْ نَنْطِقُ بِسِرِّ حِكْمَةِ اللهِ المَحْجُوبَة، الَّتي سَبَقَ اللهُ فَحَدَّدَهَا قَبْلَ الدُّهُورِ لِمَجْدِنَا. وهيَ الحِكْمَةُ الَّتي لَمْ يَعْرِفْهَا أَحَدٌ مِنْ رُؤَسَاءِ هذَا الدَّهْر، لأَنَّهُم لَوْ عَرَفُوها لَمَا صَلَبُوا رَبَّ المَجْد. ولكِنْ، كَمَا هوَ مَكْتُوب: ’مَا لَمْ تَرَهُ عَيْن، ولَمْ تَسْمَعْ بِهِ أُذُن، ولَمْ يَخْطُرْ عَلَى قَلْبِ بَشَر، قَدْ أَعَدَّهُ اللهُ لِلَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَهُ‘. لكِنَّ اللهَ أَعْلَنَهُ لَنَا بِرُوحِهِ، لأَنَّ الرُّوحَ يَسْبُرُ كُلَّ شَيءٍ حَتَّى أَعْمَاقَ ٱلله


الإنجيل

يوحنّا 14: 21 – 27


قالَ الرَّبُّ يَسوعُ لِتلاميذِهِ: ’مَنْ كَانَتْ لَدَيْهِ وَصَايَاي ويَحْفَظُهَا، هُوَ الَّذي يُحِبُّنِي. ومَنْ يُحِبُّنِي يُحِبُّهُ أَبِي، وأَنَا أُحِبُّهُ وأُظْهِرُ لَهُ ذَاتِي‘. قَالَ لَهُ يَهُوذَا، لا ذَاكَ الإِسْخَريُوطِيّ: ’يَا رَبّ، مَاذَا جَرَى حَتَّى تُظْهِرَ ذَاتَك لَنَا، لا لِلعَالَم؟‘ أَجَابَ يَسُوعُ وقَالَ لَهُ: ’مَنْ يُحِبُّنِي يَحْفَظُ كَلِمَتِي، وأَبِي يُحِبُّهُ وإِلَيْهِ نَأْتِي، وعِنْدَهُ نَجْعَلُ لَنَا مَنْزِلًا. مَنْ لا يُحِبُّنِي لا يَحْفَظُ كَلِمَتِي. والكَلِمَةُ الَّتِي تَسْمَعُونَهَا لَيْسَتْ كَلِمَتِي، بَلْ كَلِمَةُ الآبِ الَّذي أَرْسَلَنِي. كَلَّمْتُكُم بِهذَا، وأَنَا مُقِيمٌ عِنْدَكُم. لكِنَّ البَرَقْلِيط، الرُّوحَ القُدُس، الَّذي سَيُرْسِلُهُ الآبُ بِٱسْمِي، هُوَ يُعَلِّمُكُم كُلَّ شَيء، ويُذَكِّرُكُم بِكُلِّ مَا قُلْتُهُ لَكُم. أَلسَّلامَ أَسْتَودِعُكُم، سَلامِي أُعْطِيكُم. لا كَمَا يُعْطِيهِ العَالَمُ أَنَا أُعْطِيكُم. لا يَضْطَرِبْ قَلْبُكُم ولا يَخَفْ‘


Lettre

1 Corinthiens 2: 1 – 10


Pour moi, frères, lorsque je suis allé chez vous, ce n’est pas avec une supériorité de langage ou de sagesse que je suis allé vous annoncer le témoignage de Dieu. Car je n’ai pas eu la pensée de savoir parmi vous autre chose que Jésus-Christ, et Jésus-Christ crucifié. Moi-même j’étais auprès de vous dans un état de faiblesse, de crainte, et de grand tremblement; et ma parole et ma prédication ne reposaient pas sur les discours persuasifs de la sagesse, mais sur une démonstration d’Esprit et de puissance, afin que votre foi soit fondée, non sur la sagesse des hommes, mais sur la puissance de Dieu. Cependant, c’est une sagesse que nous prêchons parmi les parfaits, sagesse qui n’est pas de ce siècle, ni des chefs de ce siècle, qui vont être réduits à l’impuissance; nous prêchons la sagesse de Dieu, mystérieuse et cachée, que Dieu, avant les siècles, avait prédestinée pour notre gloire, sagesse qu’aucun des chefs de ce siècle n’a connue, car, s’ils l’avaient connue, ils n’auraient pas crucifié le Seigneur de gloire. Mais, comme il est écrit, ‘ce sont des choses que l’œil n’a point vues, que l’oreille n’a point entendues, et qui ne sont point montées au cœur de l’homme, des choses que Dieu a préparées pour ceux qui L’aiment.’ Dieu nous les a révélées par l’Esprit. Car l’Esprit sonde tout, même les profondeurs de Dieu


Évangile

Jean 14: 21 – 27


‘Celui qui a Mes commandements et qui les garde, c’est celui qui M’aime; et celui qui M’aime sera aimé de Mon Père, Je l’aimerai, et Je Me ferai connaître à lui.’ Jude, non pas l’Iscariot, Lui dit: ‘Seigneur, d’où vient que Tu Te feras connaître à nous, et non au monde?’ Jésus lui répondit: ‘Si quelqu’un M’aime, il gardera Ma Parole, et Mon Père l’aimera; Nous viendrons à lui, et Nous ferons notre demeure chez lui. Celui qui ne M’aime pas ne garde point Mes paroles. Et la Parole que vous entendez n’est pas de Moi, mais du Père Qui M’a envoyé. Je vous ai dit ces choses pendant que Je demeure avec vous. Mais le Consolateur, l’Esprit-Saint, Que le Père enverra en Mon nom, vous enseignera toutes choses, et vous rappellera tout ce que Je vous ai dit. Je vous laisse la paix, Je vous donne Ma paix. Je ne vous donne pas comme le monde donne. Que votre cœur ne se trouble point, et ne s’alarme point’


Letter

1 Corinthians 2: 1 – 10


And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God


Gospel

John 14: 21 – 27


‘He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, ‘Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the Word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s Who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

1 ወደ ቆሮንቶስ ሰዎች 2: 1 – 10


እኔም፥ ወንድሞች ሆይ፥ ወደ እናንተ በመጣሁ ጊዜ በቃልና በጥበብ ብልጫ ለእግዚአብሔር ምስክርነቴን ለእናንተ እየነገርሁ አልመጣሁም። በመካከላችሁ ሳለሁ ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በቀር እርሱም እንደተሰቀለ ሌላ ነገር እንዳላውቅ ቆርጬ ነበርና። እኔም በድካምና በፍርሃት በብዙ መንቀጥቀጥም በእናንተ ዘንድ ነበርሁ፤ እምነታችሁም በእግዚአብሔር ኃይል እንጂ በሰው ጥበብ እንዳይሆን፥ ቃሌም ስብከቴም መንፈስንና ኃይልን በመግለጥ ነበረ እንጂ፥ በሚያባብል በጥበብ ቃል አልነበረም። በበሰሉት መካከል ግን ጥበብን እንናገራለን፥ ነገር ግን የዚችን ዓለም ጥበብ አይደለም የሚሻሩትንም የዚችን ዓለም ገዦች ጥበብ አይደለም፤ ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር አስቀድሞ ከዘመናት በፊት ለክብራችን የወሰነውን፥ ተሰውሮም የነበረውን የእግዚአብሔርን ጥበብ በምሥጢር እንናገራለን። ከዚችም ዓለም ገዦች አንዱ እንኳ ይህን ጥበብ አላወቀም፤ አውቀውስ ቢሆኑ የክብርን ጌታ ባልሰቀሉትም ነበር፤ ነገር ግን። ዓይን ያላየችው ጆሮም ያልሰማው በሰውም ልብ ያልታሰበው እግዚአብሔር ለሚወዱት ያዘጋጀው ተብሎ እንድተጻፈ፥ እንዲህ እንናገራለን። መንፈስም የእግዚአብሔርን ጥልቅ ነገር ስንኳ ሳይቀር ሁሉን ይመረምራልና ለእኛ እግዚአብሔር በመንፈሱ በኩል ገለጠው።


ወንጌል  

የዮሐንስ ወንጌል 14: 21 – 27


ትእዛዜ በእርሱ ዘንድ ያለችው የሚጠብቃትም የሚወደኝ እርሱ ነው፤ የሚወደኝንም አባቴ ይወደዋል እኔም እወደዋለሁ ራሴንም እገልጥለታለሁ። የአስቆሮቱ ያይደለ ይሁዳ። ጌታ ሆይ፥ ለዓለም ሳይሆን ራስህን ለእኛ ልትገልጥ ያለህ እንዴት ነው? አለው። ኢየሱስም መለሰ አለውም። የሚወደኝ ቢኖር ቃሌን ይጠብቃል፤ አባቴም ይወደዋል ወደ እርሱም እንመጣለን በእርሱም ዘንድ መኖሪያ እናደርጋለን። የማይወደኝ ቃሌን አይጠብቅም፤ የምትሰሙትም ቃል የላከኝ የአብ ነው እንጂ የእኔ አይደለም። ከእናንተ ዘንድ ስኖር ይህን ነግሬአችኋለሁ፤ አብ በስሜ የሚልከው ግን መንፈስ ቅዱስ የሆነው አጽናኝ እርሱ ሁሉን ያስተምራችኋል እኔም የነገርኋችሁን ሁሉ ያሳስባችኋል። ሰላምን እተውላችኋለሁ፥ ሰላሜን እሰጣችኋለሁ፤ እኔ የምሰጣችሁ ዓለም እንደሚሰጥ አይደለም። ልባችሁ አይታወክ አይፍራም።


 

 

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