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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 October 13th

الرّسالة

فيلبّي 2: 12 – 18


يا إخوَتِي، إِعْمَلُوا لِخَلاصِكُم بِخَوْفٍ ورِعْدَة، كَمَا أَطَعْتُمْ دَائِمًا، لا في حُضُورِي فَحَسْب، بَلْ بِالأَحرى وبِالأَكْثَرِ الآنَ في غِيَابِي. فَٱللهُ هُوَ الَّذي يَجْعَلُكُم تُرِيدُونَ وتَعْمَلُونَ بِحَسَبِ مَرْضَاتِهِ. إِفْعَلُوا كُلَّ شَيءٍ بِغَيْرِ تَذَمُّرٍ وَجِدَال، لِكَي تَصِيرُوا بُسَطَاءَ لا لَومَ عَلَيْكُم، وأَبْنَاءً للهِ لا عَيْبَ فيكُم، وَسْطَ جِيْلٍ مُعْوَجٍّ ومُنْحَرِف، تُضِيئُونَ فيهِ كالنَّيِّراتِ في العَالَم، مُتَمَسِّكِينَ بِكَلِمَةِ الحَيَاة، لٱفْتِخَارِي في يَومِ المَسِيح، بِأَنِّي مَا سَعَيْتُ ولا تَعِبْتُ بَاطِلًا. لو أَنَّ دَمِي يُرَاقُ على ذَبِيحَةِ إِيْمانِكُم وخِدْمَتِهِ، لَكُنْتُ أَفْرَحُ وأَبْتَهِجُ مَعَكُم جَمِيعًا. فَٱفْرَحُوا أَنْتُم أَيْضًا وٱبْتَهِجُوا مَعِي


الإنجيل

متّى 25: 1 – 13


قالَ الرَّبُّ يَسوع: ’يُشْبِهُ مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ عَشْرَ عَذَارَى أَخَذْنَ مَصَابِيحَهُنَّ وخَرَجْنَ إِلى لِقَاءِ العَريس، خَمْسٌ مِنْهُنَّ جَاهِلات، وخَمْسٌ حَكِيمَات. فَالجَاهِلاتُ أَخَذْنَ مَصَابِيحَهُنَّ ولَمْ يَأْخُذْنَ مَعَهُنَّ زَيْتًا. أَمَّا الحَكِيْمَاتُ فَأَخَذْنَ زَيْتًا في آنِيَةٍ مَعَ مَصَابِيْحِهِنَّ. وأَبْطَأَ العَريسُ فَنَعَسْنَ جَمِيعُهُنَّ، ورَقَدْنَ. وفي مُنْتَصَفِ اللَّيل، صَارَتِ الصَّيحَة: ’هُوَذَا العَريس! أُخْرُجُوا إِلى لِقَائِهِ!‘ حينَئِذٍ قَامَتْ أُولئِكَ العَذَارَى كُلُّهُنَّ، وزَيَّنَّ مَصَابِيحَهُنَّ. فقَالَتِ الجَاهِلاتُ لِلحَكيمَات: ’أَعْطِينَنا مِنْ زَيتِكُنَّ، لأَنَّ مَصَابِيحَنَا تَنْطَفِئ‘. فَأَجَابَتِ الحَكيمَاتُ وقُلْنَ: ’قَدْ لا يَكْفِينَا ويَكْفِيكُنَّ. إِذْهَبْنَ بِالأَحْرَى إِلى البَاعَةِ وٱبْتَعْنَ لَكُنَّ‘. ولَمَّا ذَهَبْنَ لِيَبْتَعْنَ، جَاءَ العَريس، ودَخَلَتِ المُسْتَعِدَّاتُ إِلى العُرْس، وأُغْلِقَ البَاب. وأَخيرًا جَاءَتِ العَذَارَى البَاقِيَاتُ وقُلْنَ: ’يَا رَبُّ، يَا رَبُّ، ٱفْتَحْ لَنَا!‘ فَأَجَابَ وقَال: ’أَلحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُنَّ، إِنِّي لا أَعْرِفُكُنَّ!‘ إِسْهَرُوا إِذًا، لأَنَّكُم لا تَعْلَمُونَ اليَوْمَ ولا السَّاعَة‘


Lettre

Philippiens 2: 12 – 18


Ainsi, mes bien-aimés, vous qui avez toujours obéi, travaillez à votre salut avec crainte et profond respect; ne le faites pas seulement quand je suis là, mais encore bien plus maintenant que je n’y suis pas. Car c’est Dieu Qui agit pour produire en vous la volonté et l’action, selon Son projet bienveillant. Faites tout sans récriminer et sans discuter; ainsi vous serez irréprochables et purs, vous qui êtes des enfants de Dieu sans tache au milieu d’une génération tortueuse et pervertie où vous brillez comme les astres dans l’univers, en tenant ferme la Parole de vie. Alors je serai fier de vous quand viendra le jour du Christ: je n’aurai pas couru pour rien ni peiné pour rien. Et si je dois verser mon sang pour l’ajouter au sacrifice que vous offrez à Dieu par votre foi, je m’en réjouis et je partage votre joie à tous. Et vous, de même, réjouissez-vous et partagez ma joie


Évangile

Matthieu 25: 1 – 13


‘Alors, le Royaume des Cieux sera comparable à dix jeunes filles invitées à des noces, qui prirent leur lampe pour sortir à la rencontre de l’époux. Cinq d’entre elles étaient insouciantes, et cinq étaient prévoyantes: les insouciantes avaient pris leur lampe sans emporter d’huile, tandis que les prévoyantes avaient pris, avec leurs lampes, des flacons d’huile. Comme l’époux tardait, elles s’assoupirent toutes et s’endormirent. Au milieu de la nuit, il y eut un cri: ‘Voici l’époux! Sortez à sa rencontre.’ Alors toutes ces jeunes filles se réveillèrent et se mirent à préparer leur lampe. Les insouciantes demandèrent aux prévoyantes: ‘Donnez-nous de votre huile, car nos lampes s’éteignent.’ Les prévoyantes leur répondirent: ‘Jamais cela ne suffira pour nous et pour vous, allez plutôt chez les marchands vous en acheter.’ Pendant qu’elles allaient en acheter, l’époux arriva. Celles qui étaient prêtes entrèrent avec lui dans la salle des noces, et la porte fut fermée. Plus tard, les autres jeunes filles arrivèrent à leur tour et dirent: ‘Seigneur, Seigneur, ouvre-nous!’ Il leur répondit: ‘Amen, Je vous le dis: Je ne vous connais pas.’ Veillez donc, car vous ne savez ni le jour ni l’heure’


Letter

Philippians 2: 12 – 18


Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God Who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the Word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me


Gospel

Matthew 25: 1 – 13


‘Then the Kingdom of Heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But He answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

ወደ ፊልጵስዩስ ሰዎች 2: 12 – 18


ስለዚህ፥ ወዳጆቼ ሆይ፥ ሁልጊዜ እንደ ታዘዛችሁ፥ በእናንተ ዘንድ በመኖሬ ብቻ ሳይሆን ይልቁን አሁን ስርቅ፥ በፍርሃትና በመንቀጥቀጥ የራሳችሁን መዳን ፈጽሙ፤ ስለ በጎ ፈቃዱ መፈለግንም ማድረግንም በእናንተ የሚሠራ እግዚአብሔር ነውና። በመጥፎና በጠማማ ትውልድ መካከል ያለ ነቀፋ የዋሆችም ነውርም የሌለባቸው የእግዚአብሔር ልጆች እንድትሆኑ ሳታንጐራጉሩ ክፉም ሳታስቡ ሁሉን አድርጉ፤ በእነርሱም መካከል የሕይወትን ቃል እያቀረባችሁ በዓለም እንደ ብርሃን ትታያላችሁ፥ ስለዚህም በከንቱ እንዳልሮጥሁ በከንቱም እንዳልደከምሁ በክርስቶስ ቀን የምመካበት ይሆንልኛል። ነገር ግን በእምነታችሁ መሥዋዕትና አገልግሎት ተጨምሬ ሕይወቴ እንኳ ቢፈስ፥ ደስ ብሎኛል፤ ከሁላችሁም ጋር አብሬ ደስ ብሎኛል፤ እናንተም ደግሞ እንዲሁ ደስ ይበላችሁ ከእኔም ጋር አብራችሁ ደስ ይበላችሁ።


ወንጌል  

የማቴዎስ ወንጌል 25: 1 – 13


በዚያን ጊዜ መንግሥተ ሰማያት መብራታቸውን ይዘው ሙሽራውን ሊቀበሉ የወጡ አሥር ቆነጃጅትን ትመስላለች። ከእነርሱም አምስቱ ሰነፎች አምስቱም ልባሞች ነበሩ። ሰነፎቹ መብራታቸውን ይዘው ከእነርሱ ጋር ዘይት አልያዙምና፤ ልባሞቹ ግን ከመብራታቸው ጋር በማሰሮአቸው ዘይት ያዙ። ሙሽራውም በዘገየ ጊዜ ሁሉ እንቅልፍ እንቅልፍ አላቸውና ተኙ። እኩል ሌሊትም ሲሆን። እነሆ፥ ሙሽራው ይመጣል፥ ትቀበሉት ዘንድ ውጡ የሚል ውካታ ሆነ። በዚያን ጊዜ እነዚያ ቆነጃጅት ሁሉ ተነሡና መብራታቸውን አዘጋጁ። ሰነፎቹም ልባሞቹን። መብራታችን ሊጠፋብን ነው፤ ከዘይታችሁ ስጡን አሉአቸው። ልባሞቹ ግን መልሰው። ምናልባት ለእኛና ለእናንተ ባይበቃስ፤ ይልቅስ ወደሚሸጡት ሄዳችሁ ለራሳችሁ ግዙ አሉአቸው። ሊገዙም በሄዱ ጊዜ ሙሽራው መጣ፥ ተዘጋጅተው የነበሩትም ከእርሱ ጋር ወደ ሰርግ ገቡ፥ ደጁም ተዘጋ። በኋላም ደግሞ የቀሩቱ ቈነጃጅት መጡና። ጌታ ሆይ ጌታ ሆይ፥ ክፈትልን አሉ። እርሱ ግን መልሶ። እውነት እላችኋለሁ፥ አላውቃችሁም አለ። ቀኒቱንና ሰዓቲቱን አታውቁምና እንግዲህ ንቁ።


 

 

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