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Fourth Sunday after Easter

1st. Reading: Acts 16:16-34

16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 

17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 

18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. 

19But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.

20 And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, “These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city; 

21 and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.” 

22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. 

23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 

24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 

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.” 

32Then 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 : Ephesians 2:4-18

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 

5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 

6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 

9not of works, lest anyone should boast. 

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. 

11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh–who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands– 

12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 

16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 

17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 

18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Gospel: John 6: 47-58

47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

48 I am the bread of life. 

49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 

50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. 

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” 

52The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?” 

53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 

54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 

55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 

56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 

57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 

58 This is the bread which came down from heaven–not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”

القرائة الأولى : أعمال 16 : 16 – 34

  16 وَحَدَثَ بَيْنَمَا كُنَّا ذَاهِبِينَ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ، أَنَّ جَارِيَةً بِهَا رُوحُ عِرَافَةٍ اسْتَقْبَلَتْنَا. وَكَانَتْ تُكْسِبُ مَوَالِيَهَا مَكْسَبًا كَثِيرًا بِعِرَافَتِهَا.

17 هذِهِ اتَّبَعَتْ بُولُسَ وَإِيَّانَا وَصَرَخَتْ قَائِلَةً: «هؤُلاَءِ النَّاسُ هُمْ عَبِيدُ اللهِ الْعَلِيِّ، الَّذِينَ يُنَادُونَ لَكُمْ بِطَرِيقِ الْخَلاَصِ».

18 وَكَانَتْ تَفْعَلُ هذَا أَيَّامًا كَثِيرَةً. فَضَجِرَ بُولُسُ وَالْتَفَتَ إِلَى الرُّوحِ وَقَالَ: «أَنَا آمُرُكَ بِاسْمِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ أَنْ تَخْرُجَ مِنْهَا!». فَخَرَجَ فِي تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ.

19 فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَوَالِيهَا أَنَّهُ قَدْ خَرَجَ رَجَاءُ مَكْسَبِهِمْ، أَمْسَكُوا بُولُسَ وَسِيلاَ وَجَرُّوهُمَا إِلَى السُّوقِ إِلَى الْحُكَّامِ.

20 وَإِذْ أَتَوْا بِهِمَا إِلَى الْوُلاَةِ، قَالُوا: «هذَانِ الرَّجُلاَنِ يُبَلْبِلاَنِ مَدِينَتَنَا، وَهُمَا يَهُودِيَّانِ،

21 وَيُنَادِيَانِ بِعَوَائِدَ لاَ يَجُوزُ لَنَا أَنْ نَقْبَلَهَا وَلاَ نَعْمَلَ بِهَا، إِذْ نَحْنُ رُومَانِيُّونَ».

22 فَقَامَ الْجَمْعُ مَعًا عَلَيْهِمَا، وَمَزَّقَ الْوُلاَةُ ثِيَابَهُمَا وَأَمَرُوا أَنْ يُضْرَبَا بِالْعِصِيِّ.

23 فَوَضَعُوا عَلَيْهِمَا ضَرَبَاتٍ كَثِيرَةً وَأَلْقُوهُمَا فِي السِّجْنِ، وَأَوْصَوْا حَافِظَ السِّجْنِ أَنْ يَحْرُسَهُمَا بِضَبْطٍ.

24 وَهُوَ إِذْ أَخَذَ وَصِيَّةً مِثْلَ هذِهِ، أَلْقَاهُمَا فِي السِّجْنِ الدَّاخِلِيِّ، وَضَبَطَ أَرْجُلَهُمَا فِي الْمِقْطَرَةِ.

25 وَنَحْوَ نِصْفِ اللَّيْلِ كَانَ بُولُسُ وَسِيلاَ يُصَلِّيَانِ وَيُسَبِّحَانِ اللهَ، وَالْمَسْجُونُونَ يَسْمَعُونَهُمَا.

26 فَحَدَثَ بَغْتَةً زَلْزَلَةٌ عَظِيمَةٌ حَتَّى تَزَعْزَعَتْ أَسَاسَاتُ السِّجْنِ، فَانْفَتَحَتْ فِي الْحَالِ الأَبْوَابُ كُلُّهَا، وَانْفَكَّتْ قُيُودُ الْجَمِيعِ.

27 وَلَمَّا اسْتَيْقَظَ حَافِظُ السِّجْنِ، وَرَأَى أَبْوَابَ السِّجْنِ مَفْتُوحَةً، اسْتَلَّ سَيْفَهُ وَكَانَ مُزْمِعًا أَنْ يَقْتُلَ نَفْسَهُ، ظَانًّا أَنَّ الْمَسْجُونِينَ قَدْ هَرَبُوا.

28 فَنَادَى بُولُسُ بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ قَائِلاً: «لاَ تَفْعَلْ بِنَفْسِكَ شَيْئًا رَدِيًّا! لأَنَّ جَمِيعَنَا ههُنَا! ».

29 فَطَلَبَ ضَوْءًا وَانْدَفَعَ إِلَى دَاخِل، وَخَرَّ لِبُولُسَ وَسِيلاَ وَهُوَ مُرْتَعِدٌ،

30 ثُمَّ أَخْرَجَهُمَا وَقَالَ: «يَا سَيِّدَيَّ، مَاذَا يَنْبَغِي أَنْ أَفْعَلَ لِكَيْ أَخْلُصَ؟»

31 فَقَالاَ: «آمِنْ بِالرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ فَتَخْلُصَ أَنْتَ وَأَهْلُ بَيْتِكَ».

32 وَكَلَّمَاهُ وَجَمِيعَ مَنْ فِي بَيْتِهِ بِكَلِمَةِ الرَّبِّ.

33 فَأَخَذَهُمَا فِي تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ وَغَسَّلَهُمَا مِنَ الْجِرَاحَاتِ، وَاعْتَمَدَ فِي الْحَالِ هُوَ وَالَّذِينَ لَهُ أَجْمَعُونَ.

34 وَلَمَّا أَصْعَدَهُمَا إِلَى بَيْتِهِ قَدَّمَ لَهُمَا مَائِدَةً، وَتَهَلَّلَ مَعَ جَمِيعِ بَيْتِهِ إِذْ كَانَ قَدْ آمَنَ بِاللهِ.

القرائة الثانية  : أفسس  2 : 4 – 18

4 اَللهُ الَّذِي هُوَ غَنِيٌّ فِي الرَّحْمَةِ، مِنْ أَجْلِ مَحَبَّتِهِ الْكَثِيرَةِ الَّتِي أَحَبَّنَا بِهَا،

5 وَنَحْنُ أَمْوَاتٌ بِالْخَطَايَا أَحْيَانَا مَعَ الْمَسِيحِ ­ بِالنِّعْمَةِ أَنْتُمْ مُخَلَّصُونَ ­

6 وَأَقَامَنَا مَعَهُ، وَأَجْلَسَنَا مَعَهُ فِي السَّمَاوِيَّاتِ فِي الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ،

7 لِيُظْهِرَ فِي الدُّهُورِ الآتِيَةِ غِنَى نِعْمَتِهِ الْفَائِقَ، بِاللُّطْفِ عَلَيْنَا فِي الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ.

8 لأَنَّكُمْ بِالنِّعْمَةِ مُخَلَّصُونَ، بِالإِيمَانِ، وَذلِكَ لَيْسَ مِنْكُمْ. هُوَ عَطِيَّةُ اللهِ.

9 لَيْسَ مِنْ أَعْمَال كَيْلاَ يَفْتَخِرَ أَحَدٌ.

10 لأَنَّنَا نَحْنُ عَمَلُهُ، مَخْلُوقِينَ فِي الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ لأَعْمَال صَالِحَةٍ، قَدْ سَبَقَ اللهُ فَأَعَدَّهَا لِكَيْ نَسْلُكَ فِيهَا.

11 لِذلِكَ اذْكُرُوا أَنَّكُمْ أَنْتُمُ الأُمَمُ قَبْلاً فِي الْجَسَدِ، الْمَدْعُوِّينَ غُرْلَةً مِنَ الْمَدْعُوِّ خِتَانًا مَصْنُوعًا بِالْيَدِ فِي الْجَسَدِ،

12 أَنَّكُمْ كُنْتُمْ فِي ذلِكَ الْوَقْتِ بِدُونِ مَسِيحٍ، أَجْنَبِيِّينَ عَنْ رَعَوِيَّةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَغُرَبَاءَ عَنْ عُهُودِ الْمَوْعِدِ، لاَ رَجَاءَ لَكُمْ، وَبِلاَ إِلهٍ فِي الْعَالَمِ.

13 وَلكِنِ الآنَ فِي الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ، أَنْتُمُ الَّذِينَ كُنْتُمْ قَبْلاً بَعِيدِينَ، صِرْتُمْ قَرِيبِينَ بِدَمِ الْمَسِيحِ.

14 لأَنَّهُ هُوَ سَلاَمُنَا، الَّذِي جَعَلَ الاثْنَيْنِ وَاحِدًا، وَنَقَضَ حَائِطَ السِّيَاجِ الْمُتَوَسِّطَ

15 أَيِ الْعَدَاوَةَ. مُبْطِلاً بِجَسَدِهِ نَامُوسَ الْوَصَايَا فِي فَرَائِضَ، لِكَيْ يَخْلُقَ الاثْنَيْنِ فِي نَفْسِهِ إِنْسَانًا وَاحِدًا جَدِيدًا، صَانِعًا سَلاَمًا،

16 وَيُصَالِحَ الاثْنَيْنِ فِي جَسَدٍ وَاحِدٍ مَعَ اللهِ بِالصَّلِيبِ، قَاتِلاً الْعَدَاوَةَ بِهِ.

17 فَجَاءَ وَبَشَّرَكُمْ بِسَلاَمٍ، أَنْتُمُ الْبَعِيدِينَ وَالْقَرِيبِينَ.

18 لأَنَّ بِهِ لَنَا كِلَيْنَا قُدُومًا فِي رُوحٍ وَاحِدٍ إِلَى الآبِ.

إنجيل يوحنا 6 : 47 – 58

47 اَلْحَقَّ الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: مَنْ يُؤْمِنُ بِي فَلَهُ حَيَاةٌ أَبَدِيَّةٌ.

48 أَنَا هُوَ خُبْزُ الْحَيَاةِ.

49 آبَاؤُكُمْ أَكَلُوا الْمَنَّ فِي الْبَرِّيَّةِ وَمَاتُوا.

50 هذَا هُوَ الْخُبْزُ النَّازِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ، لِكَيْ يَأْكُلَ مِنْهُ الإِنْسَانُ وَلاَ يَمُوتَ.

51 أَنَا هُوَ الْخُبْزُ الْحَيُّ الَّذِي نَزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ. إِنْ أَكَلَ أَحَدٌ مِنْ هذَا الْخُبْزِ يَحْيَا إِلَى الأَبَدِ. وَالْخُبْزُ الَّذِي أَنَا أُعْطِي هُوَ جَسَدِي الَّذِي أَبْذِلُهُ مِنْ أَجْلِ حَيَاةِ الْعَالَمِ ».

52 فَخَاصَمَ الْيَهُودُ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضًا قَائِلِينَ: «كَيْفَ يَقْدِرُ هذَا أَنْ يُعْطِيَنَا جَسَدَهُ لِنَأْكُلَ؟»

53 فَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: «الْحَقَّ الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنْ لَمْ تَأْكُلُوا جَسَدَ ابْنِ الإِنْسَانِ وَتَشْرَبُوا دَمَهُ، فَلَيْسَ لَكُمْ حَيَاةٌ فِيكُمْ.

54 مَنْ يَأْكُلُ جَسَدِي وَيَشْرَبُ دَمِي فَلَهُ حَيَاةٌ أَبَدِيَّةٌ، وَأَنَا أُقِيمُهُ فِي الْيَوْمِ الأَخِيرِ،

55 لأَنَّ جَسَدِي مَأْكَلٌ حَقٌ وَدَمِي مَشْرَبٌ حَقٌ.

56 مَنْ يَأْكُلْ جَسَدِي وَيَشْرَبْ دَمِي يَثْبُتْ فِيَّ وَأَنَا فِيهِ.

57 كَمَا أَرْسَلَنِي الآبُ الْحَيُّ، وَأَنَا حَيٌّ بِالآبِ، فَمَنْ يَأْكُلْنِي فَهُوَ يَحْيَا بِي.

58 هذَا هُوَ الْخُبْزُ الَّذِي نَزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ. لَيْسَ كَمَا أَكَلَ آبَاؤُكُمُ الْمَنَّ وَمَاتُوا. مَنْ يَأْكُلْ هذَا الْخُبْزَ فَإِنَّهُ يَحْيَا إِلَى الأَبَدِ».

01 May 2017

Sunday Scripture Readings 5/7/17

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Third Sunday after Easter

1st. Reading: Acts  8:3-13

3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. 

4 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. 

5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. 

6And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 

7 For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. 

8 And there was great joy in that city. 

9 But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, 

10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” 

11 And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time. 

12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. 

13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.

2nd.Reading : Hebrews 10: 1-14

1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 

2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 

3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 

4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. 

5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. 

7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come– In the volume of the book it is written of Me– To do Your will, O God.’ ” 

8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), 

9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 

10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 

11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 

12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 

13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

Gospel: John 4: 31-38

31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 

32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” 

33Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?” 

34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 

35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 

36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 

37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 

38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”

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

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القرائة الأولى : أعمال ٨ : ٣ – ١٣

 3 وَأَمَّا شَاوُلُ فَكَانَ يَسْطُو عَلَى الْكَنِيسَةِ، وَهُوَ يَدْخُلُ الْبُيُوتَ وَيَجُرُّ رِجَالاً وَنِسَاءً وَيُسَلِّمُهُمْ إِلَى السِّجْنِ.

4 فَالَّذِينَ تَشَتَّتُوا جَالُوا مُبَشِّرِينَ بِالْكَلِمَةِ.

5 فَانْحَدَرَ فِيلُبُّسُ إِلَى مَدِينَةٍ مِنَ السَّامِرَةِ وَكَانَ يَكْرِزُ لَهُمْ بِالْمَسِيحِ.

6 وَكَانَ الْجُمُوعُ يُصْغُونَ بِنَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ إِلَى مَا يَقُولُهُ فِيلُبُّسُ عِنْدَ اسْتِمَاعِهِمْ وَنَظَرِهِمُ الآيَاتِ الَّتِي صَنَعَهَا،

7 لأَنَّ كَثِيرِينَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ بِهِمْ أَرْوَاحٌ نَجِسَةٌ كَانَتْ تَخْرُجُ صَارِخَةً بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ. وَكَثِيرُونَ مِنَ الْمَفْلُوجِينَ وَالْعُرْجِ شُفُوا.

8 فَكَانَ فَرَحٌ عَظِيمٌ فِي تِلْكَ الْمَدِينَةِ.

9 وَكَانَ قَبْلاً فِي الْمَدِينَةِ رَجُلٌ اسْمُهُ سِيمُونُ، يَسْتَعْمِلُ السِّحْرَ وَيُدْهِشُ شَعْبَ السَّامِرَةِ، قِائِلاً إِنَّهُ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ!.

10 وَكَانَ الْجَمِيعُ يَتْبَعُونَهُ مِنَ الصَّغِيرِ إِلَى الْكَبِيرِ قَائِلِينَ: «هذَا هُوَ قُوَّةُ اللهِ الْعَظِيمَةُ».

11 وَكَانُوا يَتْبَعُونَهُ لِكَوْنِهِمْ قَدِ انْدَهَشُوا زَمَانًا طَوِيلاً بِسِحْرِهِ.

12 وَلكِنْ لَمَّا صَدَّقُوا فِيلُبُّسَ وَهُوَ يُبَشِّرُ بِالأُمُورِ الْمُخْتَصَّةِ بِمَلَكُوتِ اللهِ وَبِاسْمِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ، اعْتَمَدُوا رِجَالاً وَنِسَاءً.

13 وَسِيمُونُ أَيْضًا نَفْسُهُ آمَنَ. وَلَمَّا اعْتَمَدَ كَانَ يُلاَزِمُ فِيلُبُّسَ، وَإِذْ رَأَى آيَاتٍ وَقُوَّاتٍ عَظِيمَةً تُجْرَى انْدَهَشَ.

القرائة الثانية  : عبرانيين ١٠ : ١ – ١٤

1 لأَنَّ النَّامُوسَ، إِذْ لَهُ ظِلُّ الْخَيْرَاتِ الْعَتِيدَةِ لاَ نَفْسُ صُورَةِ الأَشْيَاءِ، لاَ يَقْدِرُ أَبَدًا بِنَفْسِ الذَّبَائِحِ كُلَّ سَنَةٍ، الَّتِي يُقَدِّمُونَهَا عَلَى الدَّوَامِ، أَنْ يُكَمِّلَ الَّذِينَ يَتَقَدَّمُونَ.

2 وَإِلاَّ، أَفَمَا زَالَتْ تُقَدَّمُ؟ مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّ الْخَادِمِينَ، وَهُمْ مُطَهَّرُونَ مَرَّةً، لاَ يَكُونُ لَهُمْ أَيْضًا ضَمِيرُ خَطَايَا.

3 لكِنْ فِيهَا كُلَّ سَنَةٍ ذِكْرُ خَطَايَا.

4 لأَنَّهُ لاَ يُمْكِنُ أَنَّ دَمَ ثِيرَانٍ وَتُيُوسٍ يَرْفَعُ خَطَايَا.

5 لِذلِكَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ إِلَى الْعَالَمِ يَقُولُ: «ذَبِيحَةً وَقُرْبَانًا لَمْ تُرِدْ، وَلكِنْ هَيَّأْتَ لِي جَسَدًا.

6 بِمُحْرَقَاتٍ وَذَبَائِحَ لِلْخَطِيَّةِ لَمْ تُسَرَّ.

7 ثُمَّ قُلْتُ: هنَذَا أَجِيءُ. فِي دَرْجِ الْكِتَابِ مَكْتُوبٌ عَنِّي، لأَفْعَلَ مَشِيئَتَكَ يَا أَللهُ».

8 إِذْ يَقُولُ آنِفًا: «إِنَّكَ ذَبِيحَةً وَقُرْبَانًا وَمُحْرَقَاتٍ وَذَبَائِحَ لِلْخَطِيَّةِ لَمْ تُرِدْ وَلاَ سُرِرْتَ بِهَا». الَّتِي تُقَدَّمُ حَسَبَ النَّامُوسِ.

9 ثُمَّ قَالَ: «هنَذَا أَجِيءُ لأَفْعَلَ مَشِيئَتَكَ يَا أَللهُ». يَنْزِعُ الأَوَّلَ لِكَيْ يُثَبِّتَ الثَّانِيَ.

10 فَبِهذِهِ الْمَشِيئَةِ نَحْنُ مُقَدَّسُونَ بِتَقْدِيمِ جَسَدِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ مَرَّةً وَاحِدَةً.

11 وَكُلُّ كَاهِنٍ يَقُومُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ يَخْدِمُ وَيُقَدِّمُ مِرَارًا كَثِيرَةً تِلْكَ الذَّبَائِحَ عَيْنَهَا، الَّتِي لاَ تَسْتَطِيعُ الْبَتَّةَ أَنْ تَنْزِعَ الْخَطِيَّةَ.

12 وَأَمَّا هذَا فَبَعْدَمَا قَدَّمَ عَنِ الْخَطَايَا ذَبِيحَةً وَاحِدَةً، جَلَسَ إِلَى الأَبَدِ عَنْ يَمِينِ اللهِ،

13 مُنْتَظِرًا بَعْدَ ذلِكَ حَتَّى تُوضَعَ أَعْدَاؤُهُ مَوْطِئًا لِقَدَمَيْهِ.

14 لأَنَّهُ بِقُرْبَانٍ وَاحِدٍ قَدْ أَكْمَلَ إِلَى الأَبَدِ الْمُقَدَّسِينَ.

إنجيل يوحنا ٤ : ٣١ – ٣٨

31 وَفِي أَثْنَاءِ ذلِكَ سَأَلَهُ تَلاَمِيذُهُ قَائِلِينَ: «يَا مُعَلِّمُ، كُلْ»

32 فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «أَنَا لِي طَعَامٌ لآكُلَ لَسْتُمْ تَعْرِفُونَهُ أَنْتُمْ.»

33 فَقَالَ التَّلاَمِيذُ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ: «أَلَعَلَّ أَحَدًا أَتَاهُ بِشَيْءٍ لِيَأْكُلَ؟»

34 قَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: «طَعَامِي أَنْ أَعْمَلَ مَشِيئَةَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَنِي وَأُتَمِّمَ عَمَلَهُ.

35 أَمَا تَقُولُونَ: إِنَّهُ يَكُونُ أَرْبَعَةُ أَشْهُرٍ ثُمَّ يَأْتِي الْحَصَادُ؟ هَا أَنَا أَقُولُ لَكُمُ: ارْفَعُوا أَعْيُنَكُمْ وَانْظُرُوا الْحُقُولَ إِنَّهَا قَدِ ابْيَضَّتْ لِلْحَصَادِ.

36 وَالْحَاصِدُ يَأْخُذُ أُجْرَةً وَيَجْمَعُ ثَمَرًا لِلْحَيَاةِ الأَبَدِيَّةِ، لِكَيْ يَفْرَحَ الزَّارِعُ وَالْحَاصِدُ مَعًا.

37 لأَنَّهُ فِي هذَا يَصْدُقُ الْقَوْلُ: إِنَّ وَاحِدًا يَزْرَعُ وَآخَرَ يَحْصُدُ.

38 أَنَا أَرْسَلْتُكُمْ لِتَحْصُدُوا مَا لَمْ تَتْعَبُوا فِيهِ. آخَرُونَ تَعِبُوا وَأَنْتُمْ قَدْ دَخَلْتُمْ عَلَى تَعَبِهِمْ.»

Sayings of the Saints

A person who is filled with peace does not worry or become disturbed or get upset no matter how pressing things are from outside. His peace doesn’t depend on outside circumstances but depends on his confidence in God’s protection and care and in God’s promises.
الشخص المملوء بالسلام لايقلق ولا يضطرب ولا ينزعج مهما كانت الأمور ضاغطة من الخارج . إن سلامه لا يعتمد على الظروف الخارجية ، وإنما يعتمد على ثقته بحفظ الله ورعايته وثقته بوعود الله

— His Holiness Pope Shenouda III قداسة البابا شنودة الثالت
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