Saint Barsawmo Syriac Orthodox Church

Third of the General Sundays

 1st. Reading: Acts 16:25-34


25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 

26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. 

27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. 

28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.” 

29 Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 

30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 

31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 

32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 

33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. 

34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

2nd.Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:20-28

20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature. 

21 In the law it is written: “With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; And yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,”says the Lord. 

22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. 

23Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 

24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. 

25 And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you. 

26 How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.

27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 

28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.

Gospel: Mark 2: 23-28

23 Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain. 

24 And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 

25 But He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him: 

26 how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat, except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?” 

27 And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. 

28Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

القرائة الأولى: أعمال الرسل 5: 16  2-34

25 ونحو نصف الليل كان بولس وسيلا يصليان ويسبحان الله، والمسجونون يسمعونهما

26 فحدث بغتة زلزلة عظيمة حتى تزعزعت أساسات السجن، فانفتحت في الحال الأبواب كلها، وانفكت قيود الجميع

27 ولما استيقظ حافظ السجن، ورأى أبواب السجن مفتوحة، استل سيفه وكان مزمعا أن يقتل نفسه، ظانا أن المسجونين قد هربوا

28 فنادى بولس بصوت عظيم قائلا: لا تفعل بنفسك شيئا رديا لأن جميعنا ههنا

29 فطلب ضوءا واندفع إلى داخل، وخر لبولس وسيلا وهو مرتعد

30 ثم أخرجهما وقال: يا سيدي، ماذا ينبغي أن أفعل لكي أخلص

31 فقالا: آمن بالرب يسوع المسيح فتخلص أنت وأهل بيتك

32 وكلماه وجميع من في بيته بكلمة الرب

33 فأخذهما في تلك الساعة من الليل وغسلهما من الجراحات، واعتمد في الحال هو والذين له أجمعون

34 ولما أصعدهما إلى بيته قدم لهما مائدة، وتهلل مع جميع بيته إذ كان قد آمن بالله

  القرائة الثانية : 1 كورونثوس 14 :20-28

20 أيها الإخوة، لا تكونوا أولادا في أذهانكم، بل كونوا أولادا في الشر، وأما في الأذهان فكونوا كاملين

21 مكتوب في الناموس: إني بذوي ألسنة أخرى وبشفاه أخرى سأكلم هذا الشعب، ولا هكذا يسمعون لي، يقول الرب

22 إذا الألسنة آية، لا للمؤمنين، بل لغير المؤمنين. أما النبوة فليست لغير المؤمنين ، بل للمؤمنين

23 فإن اجتمعت الكنيسة كلها في مكان واحد، وكان الجميع يتكلمون بألسنة، فدخل عاميون أو غير مؤمنين، أفلا يقولون إنكم تهذون

24 ولكن إن كان الجميع يتنبأون، فدخل أحد غير مؤمن أو عامي، فإنه يوبخ من الجميع. يحكم عليه من الجميع

25 وهكذا تصير خفايا قلبه ظاهرة. وهكذا يخر على وجهه ويسجد لله، مناديا: أن الله بالحقيقة فيكم

26 فما هو إذا أيها الإخوة؟ متى اجتمعتم فكل واحد منكم له مزمور، له تعليم، له لسان ، له إعلان، له ترجمة. فليكن كل شيء للبنيان

27 إن كان أحد يتكلم بلسان، فاثنين اثنين، أو على الأكثر ثلاثة ثلاثة، وبترتيب، وليترجم واحد

28 ولكن إن لم يكن مترجم فليصمت في الكنيسة، وليكلم نفسه والله

 إنجيل مرقس 2: 23-28

23 واجتاز في السبت بين الزروع، فابتدأ تلاميذه يقطفون السنابل وهم سائرون

24 فقال له الفريسيون: انظر لماذا يفعلون في السبت ما لا يحل

25 فقال لهم: أما قرأتم قط ما فعله داود حين احتاج وجاع هو والذين معه

26 كيف دخل بيت الله في أيام أبيأثار رئيس الكهنة، وأكل خبز التقدمة الذي لا يحل أكله إلا للكهنة، وأعطى الذين كانوا معه أيضا

27 ثم قال لهم: السبت إنما جعل لأجل الإنسان، لا الإنسان لأجل السبت

28 إذا ابن الإنسان هو رب السبت أيضا

Second of the General Sundays

1st Reading: Acts 13:43-52

43 Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. 

44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God. 

45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. 

46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ” 

48 Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. 

49 And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region. 

50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, raised up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. 

51 But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium. 

52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8

1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles–that a man has his father’s wife! 

2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. 

3 For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 

4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

5 deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 

6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 

7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 

8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Gospel: Matthew 16:5-12

5 Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 

6 Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” 

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have taken no bread.” 

8 But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread? 

9 Do you not yet understand, or remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you took up? 

10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many large baskets you took up? 

11 How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?–but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 

12 Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Sayings of the Saints

يجب ان نخصص وقتاً نقضيه مع اللّه كل يوم في صلاة وتأمل وقراءة في الكتاب المقدس ، ونقترح أن يكون الحد الأدنى لهذا الأمر هو عشرون دقيقة كل يوم وبإنتظام.
“You must reserve time that you will spend with God in prayer, meditation, and in reading the Holy Bible and we suggest that the minimum time should be twenty minutes, daily and regularly.”

— الأنبا انطونيوس الكبير (St. Antony the Great)
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