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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 March 22nd

الرّسالة
1 طيموتاوس 5: 24 – 25، 6: 1 – 5

يا إخوَتِي، مِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ تَكُونُ خَطَايَاهُم وَاضِحَةً قَبْلَ الحُكمِ فِيهَا، ومِنهُم مَنْ لا تَكُونُ واضِحَةً إِلَّا بَعْدَهُ. كذلِكَ فَإِنَّ الأَعْمَالَ الصَّالِحَةَ هِيَ أَيضًا وَاضِحَة، والَّتي هيَ غَيرُ واضِحَةٍ فَلا يُمْكِنُ أَنْ تَبْقَى خَفِيَّة. على جَمِيعِ الَّذِينَ تَحْتَ نِيرِ العُبُودِيَّةِ أَنْ يَحْسَبُوا أَسْيَادَهُم أَهْلًا لِكُلِّ كَرَامَة، لِئَلَّا يُجَدَّفَ عَلى ٱسْمِ اللهِ وتَعْلِيمِهِ. أَمَّا الَّذِينَ لَهُم أَسْيَادٌ مُؤْمِنُونَ فلا يَسْتَهِينُوا بِهِم، لأَنَّهُم إِخْوَة، بَلْ بِالأَحْرَى فَلْيَخْدُمُوهُم، لأَنَّ المُسْتَفِيدِينَ مِن خدْمَتِهِم الطَّيِّبَةِ هُم مُؤْمِنُونَ وأَحِبَّاء. ذلِكَ مَا يَجِبُ أَنْ تُعَلِّمَهُ وتَعِظَ بِهِ. فَإِنْ كَانَ أَحدٌ يُعَلِّمُ تَعْلِيمًا مُخَالِفًا، ولا يَتَمَسَّكُ بالكَلامِ الصَّحِيح، كَلامِ ربِّنَا يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، وبِالتَّعْلِيمِ المُوَافِقِ للتَّقْوى، فهُوَ إِنسَانٌ أَعْمَتْهُ الكِبْرِيَاء، لا يَفْهَمُ شَيْئًا، بَلْ مُصَابٌ بَمَرَضِ المُجادلاتِ والمُمَاحَكَات، الَّتي يَنْشَأُ عَنْهَا الحَسَدُ والخِصَامُ والتَّجْدِيفُ وسُوءُ الظَّنّ، والمُشَاجَرَاتُ بينَ أُنَاسٍ فَاسِدِي العَقْل، زَائِفِينَ عَنِ الحَقّ، يَظُنُّونَ أَنَّ التَّقْوى وَسيلَةٌ لِلرِّبْح

الإنجيل
مرقس 2: 1 – 12

عَادَ يَسُوعُ إِلى كَفَرْنَاحُوم، وسَمِعَ النَّاسُ أَنَّهُ في البَيْت. فتَجَمَّعَ عَدَدٌ كَبيرٌ مِنْهُم حَتَّى غَصَّ بِهِمِ المَكَان، ولَمْ يَبْقَ مَوْضِعٌ لأَحَدٍ ولا عِنْدَ البَاب. وكانَ يُخَاطِبُهُم بِكَلِمَةِ الله. فأَتَوْهُ بِمُخَلَّعٍ يَحْمِلُهُ أَرْبَعَةُ رِجَال. وبِسَبَبِ الجَمْعِ لَمْ يَسْتَطِيعُوا الوُصُولَ بِهِ إِلى يَسُوع، فكَشَفُوا السَّقْفَ فَوْقَ يَسُوع، ونَبَشُوه، ودَلَّوا الفِرَاشَ الَّذي كانَ المُخَلَّعُ مَطْرُوحًا عَلَيْه. ورَأَى يَسُوعُ إِيْمَانَهُم، فقَالَ لِلْمُخَلَّع: ’يَا ٱبْني، مَغْفُورَةٌ لَكَ خطَايَاك!‘ وكانَ بَعْضُ الكَتَبَةِ جَالِسِينَ هُنَاكَ يُفَكِّرُونَ في قُلُوبِهِم: ’لِمَاذَا يَتَكَلَّمُ هذَا الرَّجُلُ هكَذَا؟ إِنَّهُ يُجَدِّف! مَنْ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يَغْفِرَ الخَطَايَا إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ؟‘ وفي الحَالِ عَرَفَ يَسُوعُ بِرُوحِهِ أَنَّهُم يُفَكِّرُونَ هكَذَا في أَنْفُسِهِم فَقَالَ لَهُم: ’لِمَاذَا تُفَكِّرُونَ بِهذَا في قُلُوبِكُم؟ ما هُوَ الأَسْهَل؟ أَنْ يُقَالَ لِلْمُخَلَّع: مَغْفُورَةٌ لَكَ خطَايَاك؟ أَمْ أَنْ يُقَال: قُمْ وَٱحْمِلْ فِرَاشَكَ وَٱمْشِ؟ ولِكَي تَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ لٱبْنِ الإِنْسَانِ سُلْطَانًا أَنْ يَغْفِرَ الخَطَايَا عَلَى الأَرْض‘، قالَ لِلْمُخَلَّع:’لَكَ أَقُول: قُمْ، إِحْمِلْ فِرَاشَكَ، وٱذْهَبْ إِلى بَيْتِكَ!‘ فقَامَ في الحَالِ وحَمَلَ فِرَاشَهُ، وخَرَجَ أَمامَ الجَمِيع، حَتَّى دَهِشُوا كُلُّهُم ومَجَّدُوا اللهَ قَائِلين: ’مَا رَأَيْنَا مِثْلَ هذَا البَتَّة‘

Lettre
1 Timothée 5: 24 – 25, 6: 1 – 5

Il y a des gens dont les péchés sont manifestes avant même tout jugement; chez d’autres, ils n’apparaissent que plus tard. De même, ce que l’on fait de bien est souvent manifeste, et s’il en va autrement, cela ne peut rester longtemps caché. Tous ceux qui sont sous le joug de l’esclavage doivent considérer leurs maîtres comme tout à fait dignes d’honneur, pour que le nom de Dieu et l’enseignement de la foi ne soient pas blasphémés. Et s’ils ont des maîtres croyants, qu’ils ne les respectent pas moins sous prétexte que ce sont des frères; mais qu’ils les servent d’autant mieux que ceux qui bénéficient de leur activité sont des croyants bien-aimés. Voilà ce que tu dois enseigner et recommander. Si quelqu’un donne un enseignement différent, et n’en vient pas aux paroles solides, celles de notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, et à l’enseignement qui est en accord avec la piété, un tel homme est aveuglé par l’orgueil, il ne sait rien, c’est un malade de la discussion et des querelles de mots. De tout cela, il ne sort que jalousie, rivalité, blasphèmes, soupçons malveillants, disputes interminables de gens à l’intelligence corrompue, qui sont coupés de la vérité et ne voient dans la religion qu’une source de profit

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
1 Timothy 5: 24 – 25, 6: 1 – 5

Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden. Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself

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
1 ወደ ጢሞቴዎስ 5: 24 – 25, 6: 1 – 5

የአንዳንዶች ሰዎች ኃጢአት የተገለጠ ነው ፍርድንም ያመለክታል፥ ሌሎችን ግን ይከተላቸዋል፤ እንዲሁ መልካም ሥራ ደግሞ የተገለጠ ነው፥ ያልተገለጠም ከሆነ ሊሰወር አይችልም። የእግዚአብሔር ስምና ትምህርቱ አንዳይሰደብ፥ ከቀንበር በታች ያሉቱ ባሪያዎች ሁሉ ለገዙአቸው ጌቶች ክብር ሁሉ እንደ ተገባቸው ይቍጠሩአቸው። የሚያምኑም ጌቶች ያሉአቸው፥ ወንድሞች ስለ ሆኑ አይናቁአቸው፥ ነገር ግን በመልካም ሥራቸው የሚጠቅሙ የሚያምኑና የተወደዱ ስለ ሆኑ፥ ከፊት ይልቅ ያገልግሉ። እነዚህን አስተምርና ምከር። ማንም ልዩ ትምህርት የሚያስተምር ከጌታችንም ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በሆነው ጤናማ ቃልና እግዚአብሔርን ለመምሰል በሚስማማ ትምህርት የማይጠጋ ቢሆን፥ በትዕቢት ተነፍቶአል አንዳችም አያውቅም፥ ነገር ግን ምርመራን በቃልም መዋጋትን እንደ በሽተኛ ይናፍቃል፤ ከእነዚህም ቅንዓትና ክርክር ስድብም ክፉ አሳብም እርስ በርስ መናደድም ይወጣሉ፥ አእምሮአቸውም በጠፋባቸው እውነትንም በተቀሙ፥ እግዚአብሔርን መምሰል ማትረፊያ የሚሆን በመሰላቸው ሰዎች ይገኛሉ። እንደነዚህ ካሉት ራቅ።

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 ይናገራል? ከአንዱ 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 ይቀላል? ነገር 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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