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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 August 18th

الرّسالة

أفسس 2: 17 – 22


يا إِخوَتِي، لَمَّا جَاءَ المَسِيحُ بَشَّرَكُم بِالسَّلامِ أَنْتُمُ البَعِيدِين، وبَشَّرَ بالسَّلامِ القَرِيبين، لأَنَّنَا بِهِ نِلْنَا نَحْنُ الاثْنَينِ في رُوحٍ وَاحِدٍ الوُصُولَ إِلى الآب. إِذًا فَلَسْتُم بَعْدُ غُرَبَاءَ ولا نُزَلاء، بَلْ أَنْتُم أَهْلُ مَدِينَةِ القِدِّيسِينَ وأَهْلُ بَيْتِ الله، بُنِيتُمْ على أَسَاسِ الرُّسُلِ والأَنْبِيَاء، والمَسِيحُ يَسُوعُ نَفْسُهُ هُوَ حَجَرُ الزَّاوِيَة. فيهِ يَتَمَاسَكُ البِنَاءُ كُلُّه، فَيَرْتَفِعُ هَيْكَلًا مُقَدَّسًا في الرَّبّ، وفيهِ أَنْتُم أَيْضًا تُبْنَونَ معًا مَسْكِنًا للهِ في الرُّوح


الإنجيل

لوقا 19: 1 – 10 


دَخَلَ يَسُوعُ أَرِيْحا وَبَدأَ يَجْتَازُها، وإِذَا رَجُلٌ ٱسْمُهُ زَكَّا، كانَ رَئِيسًا لِلْعَشَّارِينَ وَغَنِيًّا. وكَانَ يَسْعَى لِيَرَى مَنْ هُوَ يَسُوع، فَلَمْ يَقْدِرْ بِسَبَبِ الجَمْعِ لأَنَّهُ كانَ قَصِيرَ القَامَة. فَتَقَدَّمَ مُسْرِعًا وَتَسَلَّقَ جُمَّيْزَةً لِكَي يَرَاه، لأَنَّ يَسُوعَ كانَ مُزْمِعًا أَنْ يَمُرَّ بِهَا. وَلَمَّا وَصَلَ يَسُوعُ إِلَى المَكَان، رَفَعَ نَظَرَهُ إِلَيْهِ وقَالَ لَهُ: ’يَا زَكَّا، أَسْرِعْ وٱنْزِلْ، فَعَلَيَّ أَنْ أُقِيمَ اليَومَ في بَيْتِكَ‘. فَأَسْرَعَ وَنَزَلَ وٱسْتَقْبَلَهُ في بَيْتِهِ مَسْرُورًا. وَرَأَى الجَمِيعُ ذلِكَ فَأَخَذُوا يَتَذَمَّرُونَ قَائِلين: ’دَخَلَ لِيَبِيتَ عِنْدَ رَجُلٍ خَاطِئ‘. أَمَّا زَكَّا فَوَقَفَ وَقَالَ لِلرَّبّ: ’يَا رَبّ، هَا أَنَا أُعْطِي نِصْفَ مُقْتَنَياتِي لِلْفُقَرَاء، وَإنْ كُنْتُ قَدْ ظَلَمْتُ أَحَدًا بِشَيء، فَإِنِّي أَرُدُّ لَهُ أَرْبَعَةَ أَضْعَاف‘. فقَالَ لَهُ يَسُوع: ’أَليَومَ صَارَ الخَلاصُ لِهذَا البَيْت، لأَنَّ هذَا الرَّجُلَ هُوَ أَيْضًا ٱبْنٌ لإِبْرَاهِيم. فإِنَّ ٱبْنَ الإِنْسَانِ جَاءَ لِيَبْحَثَ عَنِ الضَّائِعِ وَيُخَلِّصَهُ‘


Lettre

Éphésiens 2: 17 – 22


Il est venu annoncer la paix à vous qui étiez loin, et la paix à ceux qui étaient près; car par Lui les uns et les autres nous avons accès auprès du Père, dans un même Esprit. Ainsi donc, vous n’êtes plus des étrangers, ni des gens du dehors; mais vous êtes concitoyens des saints, gens de la maison de Dieu. Vous avez été édifiés sur le fondement des apôtres et des prophètes, Jésus-Christ Lui-même étant la Pierre Angulaire. En Lui tout l’édifice, bien coordonné, s’élève pour être un Temple saint dans le Seigneur. En Lui vous êtes aussi édifiés pour être une habitation de Dieu en Esprit


Évangile

Luc 19: 1 – 10


Jésus, étant entré dans Jéricho, traversait la ville. Et voici, un homme riche, appelé Zachée, chef des publicains, cherchait à voir qui était Jésus; mais il ne pouvait y parvenir, à cause de la foule, car il était de petite taille. Il courut en avant, et monta sur un sycomore pour le voir, parce qu’Il devait passer par là. Lorsque Jésus fut arrivé à cet endroit, Il leva les yeux et lui dit: ‘Zachée, hâte-toi de descendre; car il faut que Je demeure aujourd’hui dans ta maison.’ Zachée se hâta de descendre, et Le reçut avec joie. Voyant cela, tous murmuraient, et disaient: ‘Il est allé loger chez un homme pécheur.’ Mais Zachée, se tenant devant le Seigneur, Lui dit: ‘Voici, Seigneur, je donne aux pauvres la moitié de mes biens, et, si j’ai fait tort de quelque chose à quelqu’un, je lui rends le quadruple.’ Jésus lui dit: ‘Le salut est entré aujourd’hui dans cette maison, parce que celui-ci est aussi un fils d’Abraham. Car le Fils de l’Homme est venu chercher et sauver ce qui était perdu’


Letter

Ephesians 2: 17 – 22


And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone, in Whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy Temple in the Lord, in Whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit


Gospel

Luke 19: 1 – 10


Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’ So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, ‘He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.’ Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord,  ‘Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost’


ደብዳቤ ወደ

ወደ ኤፌሶን ሰዎች 2: 17 – 22  


መጥቶም ርቃችሁ ለነበራችሁ ለእናንተ ሰላምን፥ ቀርበው ለነበሩትም ሰላምን የምስራች ብሎ ሰበከ፤ በእርሱ ሥራ ሁላችን በአንድ መንፈስ ወደ አብ መግባት አለንና። እንግዲያስ ከእንግዲህ ወዲህ ከቅዱሳን ጋር ባላገሮችና የእግዚአብሔር ቤተ ሰዎች ናችሁ እንጂ እንግዶችና መጻተኞች አይደላችሁም። በሐዋርያትና በነቢያት መሠረት ላይ ታንጻችኋል፥ የማዕዘኑም ራስ ድንጋይ ክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ነው፤ በእርሱም ሕንጻ ሁሉ እየተጋጠመ በጌታ ቅዱስ ቤተ መቅደስ እንዲሆን ያድጋል፤ በእርሱም እናንተ ደግሞ ለእግዚአብሔር መኖሪያ ለመሆን በመንፈስ አብራችሁ ትሠራላችሁ።


ወንጌል  

የሉቃስ ወንጌል 19: 1 – 10


ወደ ኢያሪኮም ገብቶ ያልፍ ነበር። እነሆም ዘኬዎስ የሚባል ሰው፥ እርሱም የቀራጮች አለቃ ነበረ፥ ባለ ጠጋም ነበረ። ኢየሱስንም የትኛው እንደ ሆነ ሊያይ ይፈልግ ነበር፤ ቁመቱም አጭር ነበረና ስለ ሕዝቡ ብዛት አቃተው። በዚያችም መንገድ ያልፍ ዘንድ አለውና ያየው ዘንድ ወደ ፊት ሮጦ በአንድ ሾላ ላይ ወጣ። ኢየሱስም ወደዚያ ስፍራ በደረሰ ጊዜ፥ አሻቅቦ አየና። ዘኬዎስ ሆይ፥ ዛሬ በቤትህ እውል ዘንድ ይገባኛልና ፈጥነህ ውረድ አለው። ፈጥኖም ወረደ በደስታም ተቀበለው። ሁሉም አይተው። ከኃጢአተኛ ሰው ጋር ሊውል ገባ ብለው አንጐራጐሩ። ዘኬዎስ ግን ቆሞ ጌታን። ጌታ ሆይ፥ ካለኝ ሁሉ እኵሌታውን ለድሆች እሰጣለሁ፤ ማንንም በሐሰት ከስሼ እንደ ሆንሁ አራት እጥፍ እመልሳለሁ አለው። ኢየሱስም። እርሱ ደግሞ የአብርሃም ልጅ ነውና ዛሬ ለዚህ ቤት መዳን ሆኖለታል፤ የሰው ልጅ የጠፋውን ሊፈልግና ሊያድን መጥቶአለና አለው።


 

 

 

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