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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 Catholic - Sunday March 8th

الرّسالة
عبرانيّين 1: 10 – 14، 2: 1 – 3

’أَنتَ أَيُّها ٱلرَّبُّ في ٱلبَدءِ أَسَّستَ ٱلأَرضَ، وَٱلسَّماواتُ هِيَ صُنعُ يَدَيكَ. هِيَ تَزولُ وَأَنتَ تَبقى، وَكُلُّها تَبلى كَٱلثَّوبِ، وَتَطويها كَٱلرِّداءِ فَتَتَغَيَّر. وَأَنتَ أَنتَ، وَسِنوكَ لَن تَفنى‘. وَلِمَن مِنَ ٱلمَلائِكَةِ قالَ قَطّ: ’إِجلِسْ عَن يَميني حَتّى أَجعَلَ أَعداءَكَ مَوطِئًا لِقَدَمَيكَ؟‘ أَلَيسوا جَميعُهُم أَرواحًا خادِمَةً، مُرسَلَةً لِلخِدمَةِ مِن أَجلِ ٱلمُزمِعينَ أَن يَرِثوا ٱلخَلاص؟ فَلِذَلِكَ يَجِبُ عَلَينا أَن نَتَنَبَّهَ إِلى ما سَمِعناهُ غايَةَ ٱلتَّنَبُّهِ، لِئَلَّا نَبتَعِدَ عَنهُ. فَإِنَّها إِن كانَتِ ٱلكَلِمَةُ ٱلَّتي نُطِقَ بِها عَلى أَلسِنَةِ ٱلمَلائِكَةِ قَد ثَبَتَت، وَكُلُّ تَعَدٍّ وَمَعصِيَةٍ قَد نالَ جَزاءً عَدلًا، فَكَيفَ نُفلِتُ نَحنُ إِن أَهمَلْنا خَلاصًا عَظيمًا كَهَذا، قَد نُطِقَ بِهِ عَلى لِسانِ ٱلرَّبِّ أَوَّلًا، ثُمَّ ثَبَّتَهُ لَنا ٱلَّذينَ سَمِعوهُ؟

 

الإنجيل
مرقس 2: 1 – 12

في ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمان، دَخَلَ يَسوعُ كَفَرناحومَ وَسُمِعَ أَنَّهُ في بَيتٍ. فَفي ٱلحالِ ٱجتَمَعَ خَلقٌ كَثيرٌ، بِحَيثُ لَم يَبْقَ مَوضِعٌ يَسَعُ وَلا عِندَ ٱلباب. وَكانَ يُخاطِبُهُم بِٱلكَلِمَة. فَأَتَوا إِلَيهِ بِمُخَلَّعٍ يَحمِلُهُ أَربَعَة. وَإِذ لَم يَقدِروا أَن يَقتَرِبوا إِلَيهِ بِسَبَبِ ٱلجَمعِ، كَشَفوا ٱلسَّقفَ حَيثُ كان. وَبَعدَما نَقَبوهُ، دَلَّوُا ٱلفِراشَ ٱلَّذي كانَ ٱلمُخَلَّعُ مُضطَجِعًا عَلَيه. فَلَمَّا رَأَى يَسوعُ إيمانَهُم، قالَ لِلمُخَلَّع: ’يا بُنَيَّ، مَغفورَةٌ لَكَ خَطاياك!‘ وَكانَ قَومٌ مِنَ ٱلكَتَبَةِ جالِسينَ هُناكَ يُفَكِّرونَ في قُلوبِهِم: ’ما بالُ هَذا يَتَكَلَّمُ هَكذا بِٱلتَّجديف؟ مَن يَقدِرُ أَن يَغفِرَ ٱلخَطايا إِلَّا ٱللهُ وَحدَهُ؟‘ فَلِلوَقتِ عَلِمَ يَسوعُ بِروحِهِ أَنَّهُم يُفَكِّرونَ هَكذا في أَنفُسِهِم، فَقالَ لَهُم: ’لِماذا تُفَكِّرونَ بِهَذا في قُلوبِكُم؟ ما ٱلأَيسَرُ، أَن يُقالَ لِلمُخَلَّع: مَغفورَةٌ لَكَ خَطاياكَ، أَم أَن يُقال: قُمِ ٱحمِل فِراشَكَ وَٱمشِ؟ وَلَكِن لِكَي تَعلَموا أَنَّ ٱبنَ ٱلإِنسانِ لَهُ سُلطانٌ عَلى ٱلأَرضِ أَن يَغفِرَ ٱلخَطايا‘، قالَ لِلمُخَلَّع: ’لَكَ أَقولُ: قُمِ ٱحمِلْ فِراشَكَ وَٱذهَب إِلى بَيتِكَ!‘ فَقامَ لِلوَقتِ وَحَمَلَ فِراشَهُ وَخَرَجَ أَمامَ ٱلجَميعِ، حَتّى دَهِشوا كُلُّهُم وَمَجَّدوا ٱللهَ قائِلين: ’ما رَأَينا قَطُّ مِثلَ هَذا‘

 

Lettre
Hébreux 1: 10 – 14, 2: 1 – 3 

Et encore: ‘C’est Toi, Seigneur, Qui, au commencement, as fondé la terre, et le ciel est l’ouvrage de Tes mains. Ils passeront, mais Toi, Tu demeures; ils s’useront comme un habit, l’un et l’autre; comme un manteau, Tu les enrouleras, comme un habit, ils seront remplacés; mais Toi, Tu es le même, Tes années n’auront pas de fin.’ Dieu a-t-Il jamais dit à l’adresse d’un ange: ‘Siège à Ma droite, jusqu’à ce que Je fasse de Tes ennemis le marchepied de Ton Trône?’ Les anges ne sont-ils pas tous des esprits chargés d’une fonction, envoyés pour le service de ceux qui doivent avoir en héritage le Salut? Il nous faut donc d’autant plus prêter attention à ce que nous avons entendu, afin de ne pas nous fourvoyer. En effet, si la parole annoncée par des anges s’est trouvée confirmée, et si toute transgression ou désobéissance a reçu une juste sanction, comment pourrons-nous sortir d’affaire si nous négligeons un pareil Salut? Celui-ci a été annoncé par le Seigneur au commencement; ceux qui avaient entendu ont confirmé pour nous ce Salut

 

Évangile
Marc 2: 1 – 12

Quelques jours plus tard, Jésus revint à Capharnaüm, et l’on apprit qu’Il était à la maison. Tant de monde s’y rassembla qu’il n’y avait plus de place, pas même devant la porte, et Il leur annonçait la Parole. Arrivent des gens qui Lui amènent un paralysé, porté par quatre hommes. Comme ils ne peuvent L’approcher à cause de la foule, ils découvrent le toit au-dessus de Lui, ils font une ouverture, et descendent le brancard sur lequel était couché le paralysé. Voyant leur foi, Jésus dit au paralysé: ‘Mon enfant, tes péchés sont pardonnés.’ Or, il y avait quelques scribes, assis là, qui raisonnaient en eux-mêmes: ‘Pourquoi Celui-là parle-t-Il ainsi? Il blasphème. Qui donc peut pardonner les péchés, sinon Dieu seul?’ Percevant aussitôt dans Son Esprit les raisonnements qu’ils se faisaient, Jésus leur dit: ‘Pourquoi tenez-vous de tels raisonnements? Qu’est-ce qui est le plus facile? Dire à ce paralysé: Tes péchés sont pardonnés, ou bien lui dire: Lève-toi, prends ton brancard et marche? Eh bien! Pour que vous sachiez que le Fils de l’Homme a autorité pour pardonner les péchés sur la terre… – Jésus s’adressa au paralysé – ‘Je te le dis, lève-toi, prends ton brancard, et rentre dans ta maison.’ Il se leva, prit aussitôt son brancard, et sortit devant tout le monde. Tous étaient frappés de stupeur et rendaient gloire à Dieu, en disant: ‘Nous n’avons jamais rien vu de pareil’

 

Letter
Hebrews 1: 10 – 14, 2: 1 – 3 

And: ‘You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail.’ But  to which of the angels has He ever said: ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool’? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit Salvation? Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a Salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him?

Gospel
Mark 2: 1 – 12

And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the Word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven you.’ And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, ‘Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His Spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, ‘Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic: Your sins are forgiven you, or to say: Arise, take up your bed and walk? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins’— He said to the paralytic, ‘I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.’ Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We never saw anything like this’

ደብዳቤ ወደ
ወደ ዕብራውያን 1: 10 – 14, 2: 1 – 3

ይላል። ደግሞ። ጌታ ሆይ፥ አንተ ከጥንት ምድርን መሠረትህ፥ ሰማዮችም የእጆችህ ሥራ ናቸው፤ እነርሱም ይጠፋሉ አንተ ግን ጸንተህ ትኖራለህ፤ ሁሉም እንደ ልብስ ያረጃሉ፥ እንደ መጎናጸፊያም ትጠቀልላቸዋለህ ይለወጡማል፤ አንተ ግን አንተ ነህ፥ ዓመቶችህም ከቶ አያልቁም ይላል። ነገር ግን ከመላእክት። ጠላቶችህን የእግርህ መረገጫ እስካደርግልህ ድረስ በቀኜ ተቀመጥ ከቶ ለማን ብሎአል? ሁሉ መዳንን ይወርሱ ዘንድ ስላላቸው ለማገዝ የሚላኩ የሚያገለግሉም መናፍስት አይደሉምን? ሰለዚህ ከሰማነው ነገር ምናልባት እንዳንወሰድ፥ ለእርሱ አብልጠን ልንጠነቀቅ ያስፈልገናል። በመላእክት የተነገረው ቃል ጽኑ ከሆነ፥ መተላለፍና አለመታዘዝም ሁሉ የጽድቅን ብድራት ከተቀበለ፥ እኛስ እንዲህ ያለውን ታላቅ መዳን ቸል ብንለው፥ እንዴት እናመልጣለን? ይህ በጌታ በመጀመሪያ የተነገረ ነበርና፥ የሰሙትም ለእኛ አጸኑት፥

ወንጌል
የማርቆስ ወንጌል 2: 1 – 12

ከጥቂት ቀን በኋላ ወደ ቅፍርናሆም ደግሞ ገብቶ በቤት እንደ ሆነ ተሰማ። በደጅ ያለው ስፍራም እስኪጠባቸው ድረስ ብዙ ሰዎች ተሰበሰቡ፤ ቃሉንም ይነግራቸው ነበር። አራት ሰዎችም የተሸከሙትን ሽባ አመጡለት። ስለ ሕዝቡም ብዛት ወደ እርሱ ማቅረብ ቢያቅታቸው እርሱ ያለበትን የቤቱን ጣራ አነሡ፥ ነድለውም ሽባው የተኛበትን አልጋ አወረዱ። ኢየሱስም እምነታቸውን አይቶ ሽባውን። አንተ ልጅ፥ ኃጢአትህ ተሰረየችልህ አለው። ከጻፎችም አንዳንዶቹ በዚያ ተቀምጠው ነበር በልባቸውም። ይህ ሰው ስለ ምን እንደዚህ ያለ ስድብ ይናገራልከአንዱ ከእግዚአብሔር በቀር ኃጢአት ሊያስተሰርይ ማን ይችላል? ብለው አሰቡ። ወዲያውም ኢየሱስ በልባቸው እንዲህ እንዳሰቡ በመንፈስ አውቆ እንዲህ አላቸው። በልባችሁ ይህን ስለ ምን ታስባላችሁ? ሽባውን። ኃጢአትህ ተሰረየችልህ ከማለት ወይስ። ተነሣ አልጋህንም ተሸከምና ሂድ ከማለት ማናቸው ይቀላልነገር ግን ለሰው ልጅ በምድር ላይ ኃጢአትን ሊያስተሰርይ ሥልጣን እንዳለው እንድታውቁ፤ ሽባውን። አንተን እልሃለሁ፥ ተነሣ፥ አልጋህን ተሸከምና ወደ ቤትህ ሂድ አለው። ተነሥቶም ወዲያው አልጋውን ተሸክሞ በሁሉ ፊት ወጣ፥ ስለዚህም ሰዎች ሁሉ ተገረሙና። እንዲህ ያለ ከቶ አላየንም ብለው እግዚአብሔርን አከበሩ።

 

 

 

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