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Monday of 7th week of the Great Lent

يوم الاثنين من الاسبوع السابع من الصوم الكبير

From the book of Proverbs

من أمثال سليمان الحكيم

10:1-16

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*A wise son maketh the father glad: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother. Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death. The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked. The slothful hand hath wrought poverty: but the hand of the industrious getteth riches. He that trusteth to lies feedeth the winds: and the same runneth after birds that fly away. He that gathered in the harvest is a wise son: but he that snorteth in the summer, is the son of confusion. The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the just is with praises: and the name of the wicked shall rot. The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips. He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest. He that winketh with the eye shall cause sorrow: and the foolish in lips shall be beaten. The mouth of the just is a vein of life: and the mouth of the wicked covereth iniquity. Hatred stirreth up strifes: and charity covereth all sins. In the lips of the wise is wisdom found: and a rod on the back of him that wanteth sense. Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion. The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength: the fear of the poor is their poverty. The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked, unto sin. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

أَمْثَالُ سُلَيْمَانَ - الاِبْنُ الْحَكِيمُ يَسُرُّ أَبَاهُ وَالاِبْنُ الْجَاهِلُ حُزْنُ أُمِّهِ كُنُوزُ الشَّرِّ لاَ تَنْفَعُ أَمَّا الْبِرُّ فَيُنَجِّي مِنَ الْمَوْتِ اَلرَّبُّ لاَ يُجِيعُ نَفْسَ الصِّدِّيقِ وَلَكِنَّهُ يَدْفَعُ هَوَى الأَشْرَارِ اَلْعَامِلُ بِيَدٍ رَخْوَةٍ يَفْتَقِرُ أَمَّا يَدُ الْمُجْتَهِدِينَ فَتُغْنِي مَنْ يَجْمَعُ فِي الصَّيْفِ فَهُوَ ابْنٌ عَاقِلٌ وَمَنْ يَنَامُ فِي الْحَصَادِ فَهُوَ ابْنٌ مُخْزٍ بَرَكَاتٌ عَلَى رَأْسِ الصِّدِّيقِ أَمَّا فَمُ الأَشْرَارِ فَيَغْشَاهُ ظُلْمٌ ذِكْرُ الصِّدِّيقِ لِلْبَرَكَةِ وَاسْمُ الأَشْرَارِ يَنْخَرُ حَكِيمُ الْقَلْبِ يَقْبَلُ الْوَصَايَا وَغَبِيُّ الشَّفَتَيْنِ يُصْرَعُ مَنْ يَسْلُكُ بِالاِسْتِقَامَةِ يَسْلُكُ بِالأَمَانِ وَمَنْ يُعَوِّجُ طُرُقَهُ يُعَرَّفُ مَنْ يَغْمِزُ بِالْعَيْنِ يُسَبِّبُ حُزْناً وَالْغَبِيُّ الشَّفَتَيْنِ يُصْرَعُ فَمُ الصِّدِّيقِ يَنْبُوعُ حَيَاةٍ وَفَمُ الأَشْرَارِ يَغْشَاهُ ظُلْمٌ اَلْبُغْضَةُ تُهَيِّجُ خُصُومَاتٍ وَالْمَحَبَّةُ تَسْتُرُ كُلَّ الذُّنُوبِ فِي شَفَتَيِ الْعَاقِلِ تُوجَدُ حِكْمَةٌ وَالْعَصَا لِظَهْرِ النَّاقِصِ الْفَهْمِ اَلْحُكَمَاءُ يَذْخَرُونَ مَعْرِفَةً أَمَّا فَمُ الْغَبِيِّ فَهَلاَكٌ قَرِيبٌ ثَرْوَةُ الْغَنِيِّ مَدِينَتُهُ الْحَصِينَةُ. هَلاَكُ الْمَسَاكِينِ فَقْرُهُمْ عَمَلُ الصِّدِّيقِ لِلْحَيَاةِ. رِبْحُ الشِّرِّيرِ لِلْخَطِيَّةِ مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Isaiah

من أشعياء النبي

48:17-49:4

٤٨ : ١٧ − ٤٩ : ٤

*Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord thy God that teach thee profitable things, that govern thee in the way that thou walkest. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments: thy peace had been as a river, and thy justice as the waves of the sea, And thy seed had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof: his name should not have perished, nor have been destroyed from before my face. Come forth out of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, declare it with the voice of joy: make this to be heard, and speak it out even to the ends of the earth. Say: The Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob. They thirsted not in the desert, when he led them out: he brought forth water out of the rock for them, and he clove the rock, and the waters gushed out. There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord. Christ shall bring the Gentiles to salvation. God's love to his church is perpetual. Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver he hath hidden me. And he said to me: Thou art my servant Israel, for in thee will I glory. And I said: I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength without cause and in vain: therefore my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

"هَكَذَا يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ فَادِيكَ قُدُّوسُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: أَنَا الرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ مُعَلِّمُكَ لِتَنْتَفِعَ وَأُمَشِّيكَ فِي طَرِيقٍ تَسْلُكُ فِيهِ لَيْتَكَ أَصْغَيْتَ لِوَصَايَايَ فَكَانَ كَنَهْرٍ سَلاَمُكَ وَبِرُّكَ كَلُجَجِ الْبَحْرِ وَكَانَ كَالرَّمْلِ نَسْلُكَ وَذُرِّيَّةُ أَحْشَائِكَ كَأَحْشَائِهِ. لاَ يَنْقَطِعُ وَلاَ يُبَادُ اسْمُهُ مِنْ أَمَامِي "اُخْرُجُوا مِنْ بَابِلَ اهْرُبُوا مِنْ أَرْضِ الْكِلْدَانِيِّينَ. بِصَوْتِ التَّرَنُّمِ أَخْبِرُوا. نَادُوا بِهَذَا. شَيِّعُوهُ إِلَى أَقْصَى الأَرْضِ. قُولُوا: قَدْ فَدَى الرَّبُّ عَبْدَهُ يَعْقُوبَ وَلَمْ يَعْطَشُوا فِي الْقِفَارِ الَّتِي سَيَّرَهُمْ فِيهَا. أَجْرَى لَهُمْ مِنَ الصَّخْرِ مَاءً وَشَقَّ الصَّخْرَ فَفَاضَتِ الْمِيَاهُ لاَ سَلاَمَ قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِلأَشْرَارِ" اِسْمَعِي لِي أَيَّتُهَا الْجَزَائِرُ وَاصْغُوا أَيُّهَا الأُمَمُ مِنْ بَعِيدٍ: الرَّبُّ مِنَ الْبَطْنِ دَعَانِي. مِنْ أَحْشَاءِ أُمِّي ذَكَرَ اسْمِي وَجَعَلَ فَمِي كَسَيْفٍ حَادٍّ. فِي ظِلِّ يَدِهِ خَبَّأَنِي وَجَعَلَنِي سَهْماً مَبْرِيّاً. فِي كِنَانَتِهِ أَخْفَانِي وَقَالَ لِي: "أَنْتَ عَبْدِي إِسْرَائِيلُ الَّذِي بِهِ أَتَمَجَّدُ" أَمَّا أَنَا فَقُلْتُ عَبَثاً تَعِبْتُ. بَاطِلاً وَفَارِغاً أَفْنَيْتُ قُدْرَتِي. لَكِنَّ حَقِّي عِنْدَ الرَّبِّ وَعَمَلِي عِنْدَ إِلَهِي مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Job

من أيوب الصديق

38:1-36

٣٨ : ١ − ٣٦

*Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words? Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof, When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody? Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb: When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands? I set my bounds around it, and made it bars and doors: And I said: Hitherto thou shalt come, and shalt go no further, and here thou shalt break thy swelling waves. Didst thou since thy birth command the morning, and shew the dawning of the day its place? And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it? The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment: From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep? Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors? Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things? Where is the way where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness: That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof. Didst thou know then that thou shouldst be born? and didst thou know the number of thy days? Hast thou entered into the storehouses of the snow, or has thou beheld the treasures of the hail: Which I have prepared for the time of the enemy, against the day of battle and war? By what way is the light spread, and heat divided upon the earth? Who gave a course to violent showers, or a way for noisy thunder: That it should rain on the earth without man in the wilderness, where no mortal dwelleth: That it should fill the desert and desolate land, and should bring forth green grass? Who is the father of rain? or who begot the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice; and the frost from heaven who hath gendered it? The waters are hardened like a stone, and the surface of the deep is congealed. Shalt thou be able to join together the shining stars the Pleiades, or canst thou stop the turning about of Arcturus? Canst thou bring forth the day star in its time, and make the evening star to rise upon the children of the earth? Dost thou know the order of heaven, and canst thou set down the reason thereof on the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that an abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, and will they return and say to thee: Here we are? Who hath put wisdom in the heart of man? or who gave the cock understanding? Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

فَقَالَ الرَّبُّ لأَيُّوبَ مِنَ الْعَاصِفَةِ: مَنْ هَذَا الَّذِي يُظْلِمُ الْقَضَاءَ بِكَلاَمٍ بِلاَ مَعْرِفَةٍ؟ اُشْدُدِ الآنَ حَقْوَيْكَ كَرَجُلٍ فَإِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَتُعَلِّمُنِي أَيْنَ كُنْتَ حِينَ أَسَّسْتُ الأَرْضَ؟ أَخْبِرْ إِنْ كَانَ عِنْدَكَ فَهْمٌ مَنْ وَضَعَ قِيَاسَهَا؟ لأَنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ! أَوْ مَنْ مَدَّ عَلَيْهَا مِطْمَاراً؟ عَلَى أَيِّ شَيْءٍ قَرَّتْ قَوَاعِدُهَا أَوْ مَنْ وَضَعَ حَجَرَ زَاوِيَتِهَا عِنْدَمَا تَرَنَّمَتْ كَوَاكِبُ الصُّبْحِ مَعاً وَهَتَفَ جَمِيعُ بَنِي اللهِ؟ وَمَنْ حَجَزَ الْبَحْرَ بِمَصَارِيعَ حِينَ انْدَفَقَ فَخَرَجَ مِنَ الرَّحِمِ إِذْ جَعَلْتُ السَّحَابَ لِبَاسَهُ وَالضَّبَابَ قِمَاطَهُ وَجَزَمْتُ عَلَيْهِ حَدِّي وَأَقَمْتُ لَهُ مَغَالِيقَ وَمَصَارِيعَ وَقُلْتُ: إِلَى هُنَا تَأْتِي وَلاَ تَتَعَدَّى وَهُنَا تُتْخَمُ كِبْرِيَاءُ لُجَجِكَ؟ هَلْ فِي أَيَّامِكَ أَمَرْتَ الصُّبْحَ؟ هَلْ عَرَّفْتَ الْفَجْرَ مَوْضِعَهُ لِيُمْسِكَ بِأَطْرَافِ الأَرْضِ فَيُنْفَضَ الأَشْرَارُ مِنْهَا؟ تَتَحَوَّلُ كَطِينِ الْخَاتِمِ وَتَقِفُ كَأَنَّهَا لاَبِسَةٌ وَيُمْنَعُ عَنِ الأَشْرَارِ نُورُهُمْ وَتَنْكَسِرُ الذِّرَاعُ الْمُرْتَفِعَةُ هَلِ انْتَهَيْتَ إِلَى يَنَابِيعِ الْبَحْرِ أَوْ فِي مَقْصُورَةِ الْغَمْرِ تَمَشَّيْتَ؟ هَلِ انْكَشَفَتْ لَكَ أَبْوَابُ الْمَوْتِ أَوْ عَايَنْتَ أَبْوَابَ ظِلِّ الْمَوْتِ؟ هَلْ أَدْرَكْتَ عَرْضَ الأَرْضِ؟ أَخْبِرْ إِنْ عَرَفْتَهُ كُلَّهُ! أَيْنَ الطَّرِيقُ إِلَى حَيْثُ يَسْكُنُ النُّورُ وَالظُّلْمَةُ أَيْنَ مَقَامُهَا حَتَّى تَأْخُذَهَا إِلَى تُخُومِهَا وَتَعْرِفَ سُبُلَ بَيْتِهَا؟ تَعْلَمُ لأَنَّكَ حِينَئِذٍ كُنْتَ قَدْ وُلِدْتَ وَعَدَدُ أَيَّامِكَ كَثِيرٌ! أَدَخَلْتَ إِلَى خَزَائِنِ الثَّلْجِ أَمْ أَبْصَرْتَ مَخَازِنَ الْبَرَدِ الَّتِي أَبْقَيْتَهَا لِوَقْتِ الضَّرِّ لِيَوْمِ الْقِتَالِ وَالْحَرْبِ؟ فِي أَيِّ طَرِيقٍ يَتَوَزَّعُ النُّورُ وَتَتَفَرَّقُ الرِّيحُ الشَّرْقِيَّةُ عَلَى الأَرْضِ؟ مَنْ فَرَّعَ قَنَوَاتٍ لِلْهَطْلِ وَطَرِيقاً لِلصَّوَاعِقِ لِيَمْطُرَ عَلَى أَرْضٍ حَيْثُ لاَ إِنْسَانَ عَلَى قَفْرٍ لاَ أَحَدَ فِيهِ لِيُرْوِيَ الْبَلْقَعَ وَالْخَلاَءَ وَيُنْبِتَ مَخْرَجَ الْعُشْبِ؟ هَلْ لِلْمَطَرِ أَبٌ وَمَنْ وَلَدَ مَآجِلَ الطَّلِّ؟ مِنْ بَطْنِ مَنْ خَرَجَ الْجَلِيدُ؟ صَقِيعُ السَّمَاءِ مَنْ وَلَدَهُ؟ كَحَجَرٍ صَارَتِ الْمِيَاهُ. اخْتَبَأَتْ. وَتَلَكَّدَ وَجْهُ الْغَمْرِ هَلْ تَرْبِطُ أَنْتَ عُقْدَ الثُّرَيَّا أَوْ تَفُكُّ رُبُطَ الْجَبَّارِ؟ أَتُخْرِجُ الْمَنَازِلَ فِي أَوْقَاتِهَا وَتَهْدِي النَّعْشَ مَعَ بَنَاتِهِ؟ هَلْ عَرَفْتَ سُنَنَ السَّمَاوَاتِ أَوْ جَعَلْتَ تَسَلُّطَهَا عَلَى الأَرْضِ؟ أَتَرْفَعُ صَوْتَكَ إِلَى السُّحُبِ فَيُغَطِّيَكَ فَيْضُ الْمِيَاهِ؟ أَتُرْسِلُ الْبُرُوقَ فَتَذْهَبَ وَتَقُولَ لَكَ: هَا نَحْنُ؟ مَنْ وَضَعَ فِي الطَّخَاءِ حِكْمَةً أَوْ مَنْ أَظْهَرَ فِي الشُّهُبِ فِطْنَةً؟ مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

31:11,12

٣١ : ١١، ١٢

*Many are the scourges of the sinner: but him that hopes in the Lord mercy shall compass about. Be glad in the Lord, and exult, ye righteous: and glory, all ye that are upright in heart. Alleluia.

*كثيرة هي ضربات الخطاة والذي يتكل على الرب الرحمة تحيط به. افرحوا أيها الصديقون بالرب وابتهجوا وافتخروا يا جميع مستقيمي القلوب. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

16:19-31

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*There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell. And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: And he cried, and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazareth evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented. And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither. And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren, That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments. And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance. And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead. Glory be to God forever.

"كَانَ إِنْسَانٌ غَنِيٌّ وَكَانَ يَلْبَسُ الأَُرْجُوانَ وَالْبَزَّ وَهُوَ يَتَنَعَّمُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ مُتَرَفِّهاً وَكَانَ مِسْكِينٌ اسْمُهُ لِعَازَرُ الَّذِي طُرِحَ عِنْدَ بَابِهِ مَضْرُوباً بِالْقُرُوحِ وَيَشْتَهِي أَنْ يَشْبَعَ مِنَ الْفُتَاتِ السَّاقِطِ مِنْ مَائِدَةِ الْغَنِيِّ بَلْ كَانَتِ الْكِلاَبُ تَأْتِي وَتَلْحَسُ قُرُوحَهُ فَمَاتَ الْمِسْكِينُ وَحَمَلَتْهُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ إِلَى حِضْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ. وَمَاتَ الْغَنِيُّ أَيْضاً وَدُفِنَ فَرَفَعَ عَيْنَيْهِ فِي الْهَاوِيَةِ وَهُوَ فِي الْعَذَابِ وَرَأَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ مِنْ بَعِيدٍ وَلِعَازَرَ فِي حِضْنِهِ فَنَادَى: يَا أَبِي إِبْرَاهِيمُ ارْحَمْنِي وَأَرْسِلْ لِعَازَرَ لِيَبُلَّ طَرَفَ إِصْبَِعِهِ بِمَاءٍ وَيُبَرِّدَ لِسَانِي لأَنِّي مُعَذَّبٌ فِي هَذَا اللهِيبِ فَقَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ: يَا ابْنِي اذْكُرْ أَنَّكَ اسْتَوْفَيْتَ خَيْرَاتِكَ فِي حَيَاتِكَ وَكَذَلِكَ لِعَازَرُ الْبَلاَيَا. وَالآنَ هُوَ يَتَعَزَّى وَأَنْتَ تَتَعَذَّبُ وَفَوْقَ هَذَا كُلِّهِ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ هُوَّةٌ عَظِيمَةٌ قَدْ أُثْبِتَتْ حَتَّى إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُرِيدُونَ الْعُبُورَ مِنْ هَهُنَا إِلَيْكُمْ لاَ يَقْدِرُونَ وَلاَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ يَجْتَازُونَ إِلَيْنَا فَقَالَ: أَسْأَلُكَ إِذاً يَا أَبَتِ أَنْ تُرْسِلَهُ إِلَى بَيْتِ أَبِي لأَنَّ لِي خَمْسَةَ إِخْوَةٍ حَتَّى يَشْهَدَ لَهُمْ لِكَيْلاَ يَأْتُوا هُمْ أَيْضاً إِلَى مَوْضِعِ الْعَذَابِ هَذَا قَالَ لَهُ إِبْرَاهِيمُ: عِنْدَهُمْ مُوسَى وَالأَنْبِيَاءُ. لِيَسْمَعُوا مِنْهُمْ فَقَالَ: لاَ يَا أَبِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ. بَلْ إِذَا مَضَى إِلَيْهِمْ وَاحِدٌ مِنَ الأَمْوَاتِ يَتُوبُونَ فَقَالَ لَهُ: إِنْ كَانُوا لاَ يَسْمَعُونَ مِنْ مُوسَى وَالأَنْبِيَاءِ وَلاَ إِنْ قَامَ وَاحِدٌ مِنَ الأَمْوَاتِ يُصَدِّقُونَ" وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Romans

البولس من رومية

14:10-15:2

١٤ : ١٠ − ١٥ : ٢

*But thou, why judgest thou thy brother? or thou, why dost thou despise thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. Therefore every one of us shall render account to God for himself. Let us not therefore judge one another any more. But judge this rather, that you put not a stumblingblock or a scandal in your brother's way. I know, and am confident in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. For if, because of thy meat, thy brother be grieved, thou walkest not now according to charity. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then our good be evil spoken of. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but justice, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in this serveth Christ, pleaseth God, and is approved of men. Therefore let us follow after the things that are of peace; and keep the things that are of edification one towards another. Destroy not the work of God for meat. All things indeed are clean: but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good not to eat flesh, and not to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother is offended, or scandalized, or made weak. Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Blessed is he that condemneth not himself in that which he alloweth. But he that discerneth, if he eat, is condemned; because not of faith. For all that is not of faith is sin. He exhorts them to be all of one mind and promises to come and see them. Now we that are stronger, ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of you please his neighbour unto good, to edification. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

وَأَمَّا أَنْتَ فَلِمَاذَا تَدِينُ أَخَاكَ؟ أَوْ أَنْتَ أَيْضاً لِمَاذَا تَزْدَرِي بِأَخِيكَ؟ لأَنَّنَا جَمِيعاً سَوْفَ نَقِفُ أَمَامَ كُرْسِيِّ الْمَسِيحِ لأَنَّهُ مَكْتُوبٌ: "أَنَا حَيٌّ يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ إِنَّهُ لِي سَتَجْثُو كُلُّ رُكْبَةٍ وَكُلُّ لِسَانٍ سَيَحْمَدُ اللهَ" فَإِذاً كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنَّا سَيُعْطِي عَنْ نَفْسِهِ حِسَاباً لِلَّهِ فَلاَ نُحَاكِمْ أَيْضاً بَعْضُنَا بَعْضاً بَلْ بِالْحَرِيِّ احْكُمُوا بِهَذَا: أَنْ لاَ يُوضَعَ لِلأَخِ مَصْدَمَةٌ أَوْ مَعْثَرَةٌ إِنِّي عَالِمٌ وَمُتَيَقِّنٌ فِي الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ أَنْ لَيْسَ شَيْءٌ نَجِساً بِذَاتِهِ إِلاَّ مَنْ يَحْسِبُ شَيْئاً نَجِساً فَلَهُ هُوَ نَجِسٌ فَإِنْ كَانَ أَخُوكَ بِسَبَبِ طَعَامِكَ يُحْزَنُ فَلَسْتَ تَسْلُكُ بَعْدُ حَسَبَ الْمَحَبَّةِ. لاَ تُهْلِكْ بِطَعَامِكَ ذَلِكَ الَّذِي مَاتَ الْمَسِيحُ لأَجْلِهِ فَلاَ يُفْتَرَ عَلَى صَلاَحِكُمْ لأَنْ لَيْسَ مَلَكُوتُ اللهِ أَكْلاً وَشُرْباً بَلْ هُوَ بِرٌّ وَسَلاَمٌ وَفَرَحٌ فِي الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ لأَنَّ مَنْ خَدَمَ الْمَسِيحَ فِي هَذِهِ فَهُوَ مَرْضِيٌّ عِنْدَ اللهِ وَمُزَكًّى عِنْدَ النَّاسِ فَلْنَعْكُفْ إِذاً عَلَى مَا هُوَ لِلسَّلاَمِ وَمَا هُوَ لِلْبُنْيَانِ بَعْضُنَا لِبَعْضٍ لاَ تَنْقُضْ لأَجْلِ الطَّعَامِ عَمَلَ اللهِ. كُلُّ الأَشْيَاءِ طَاهِرَةٌ لَكِنَّهُ شَرٌّ لِلإِنْسَانِ الَّذِي يَأْكُلُ بِعَثْرَةٍ حَسَنٌ أَنْ لاَ تَأْكُلَ لَحْماً وَلاَ تَشْرَبَ خَمْراً وَلاَ شَيْئاً يَصْطَدِمُ بِهِ أَخُوكَ أَوْ يَعْثُرُ أَوْ يَضْعُفُ أَلَكَ إِيمَانٌ؟ فَلْيَكُنْ لَكَ بِنَفْسِكَ أَمَامَ اللهِ! طُوبَى لِمَنْ لاَ يَدِينُ نَفْسَهُ فِي مَا يَسْتَحْسِنُهُ وَأَمَّا الَّذِي يَرْتَابُ فَإِنْ أَكَلَ يُدَانُ لأَنَّ ذَلِكَ لَيْسَ مِنَ الإِيمَانِ وَكُلُّ مَا لَيْسَ مِنَ الإِيمَانِ فَهُوَ خَطِيَّةٌ فَيَجِبُ عَلَيْنَا نَحْنُ الأَقْوِيَاءَ أَنْ نَحْتَمِلَ أَضْعَافَ الضُّعَفَاءِ وَلاَ نُرْضِيَ أَنْفُسَنَا فَلْيُرْضِ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنَّا قَرِيبَهُ لِلْخَيْرِ لأَجْلِ الْبُنْيَانِ نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from James

الكاثوليكون من يعقوب

2:5-13

٢ : ٥ − ١٣

*Hearken, my dearest brethren: hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him? But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? and do not they draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme the good name that is invoked upon you? If then you fulfill the royal law, according to the scriptures, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; you do well. But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, being reproved by the law as transgressors. And whosoever shall keep the whole law, but offend in one point, is become guilty of all. For he that said, Thou shalt not commit adultery, said also, Thou shalt not kill. Now if thou do not commit adultery, but shalt kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as being to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment. Do not love the world or the things in the world. The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Amen.

اسْمَعُوا يَا إِخْوَتِي الأَحِبَّاءَ، أَمَا اخْتَارَ اللَّهُ فُقَرَاءَ هَذَا الْعَالَمِ أَغْنِيَاءَ فِي الإِيمَانِ، وَوَرَثَةَ الْمَلَكُوتِ الَّذِي وَعَدَ بِهِ الَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَهُ؟ وَأَمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَأَهَنْتُمُ الْفَقِيرَ. أَلَيْسَ الأَغْنِيَاءُ يَتَسَلَّطُونَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَهُمْ يَجُرُّونَكُمْ إِلَى الْمَحَاكِمِ؟ أَمَا هُمْ يُجَدِّفُونَ عَلَى الاِسْمِ الْحَسَنِ الَّذِي دُعِيَ بِهِ عَلَيْكُمْ؟ فَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُكَمِّلُونَ النَّامُوسَ الْمُلُوكِيَّ حَسَبَ الْكِتَابِ "تُحِبُّ قَرِيبَكَ كَنَفْسِكَ". فَحَسَناً تَفْعَلُونَ وَلَكِنْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحَابُونَ تَفْعَلُونَ خَطِيَّةً، مُوَبَّخِينَ مِنَ النَّامُوسِ كَمُتَعَدِّينَ لأَنَّ مَنْ حَفِظَ كُلَّ النَّامُوسِ، وَإِنَّمَا عَثَرَ فِي وَاحِدَةٍ، فَقَدْ صَارَ مُجْرِماً فِي الْكُلِّ لأَنَّ الَّذِي قَالَ: "لاَ تَزْنِ" قَالَ أَيْضاً: "لاَ تَقْتُلْ". فَإِنْ لَمْ تَزْنِ وَلَكِنْ قَتَلْتَ، فَقَدْ صِرْتَ مُتَعَدِّياً النَّامُوسَ هَكَذَا تَكَلَّمُوا وَهَكَذَا افْعَلُوا كَعَتِيدِينَ أَنْ تُحَاكَمُوا بِنَامُوسِ الْحُرِّيَّةِ لأَنَّ الْحُكْمَ هُوَ بِلاَ رَحْمَةٍ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَعْمَلْ رَحْمَةً، وَالرَّحْمَةُ تَفْتَخِرُ عَلَى الْحُكْمِ لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ التي في العَالَمِ، لأنَّ العَالَمَ يمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ مَعَهُ، وأمَّا مَنْ يَعملُ مَشِيئَةَ اللهِ فإنه يَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. آمين.

Praxis

الإبركسيس

9:22-31

٩ : ٢٢ − ٣١

*But Saul increased much more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ. And when many days were passed, the Jews consulted together to kill him. But their laying in wait was made known to Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night, that they might kill him. But the disciples taking him in the night, conveyed him away by the wall, letting him down in a basket. And when he was come into Jerusalem, he essayed to join himself to the disciples; and they all were afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and told them how he had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken to him; and how in Damascus he had dealt confidently in the name of Jesus. And he was with them coming in and going out in Jerusalem, and dealing confidently in the name of the Lord. He spoke also to the Gentiles, and disputed with the Greeks; but they sought to kill him. Which when the brethren had known, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him away to Tarsus. Now the church had peace throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria; and was edified, walking in the fear of the Lord, and was filled with the consolation of the Holy Ghost. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَأَمَّا شَاوُلُ فَكَانَ يَزْدَادُ قُوَّةً وَيُحَيِّرُ الْيَهُودَ السَّاكِنِينَ فِي دِمَشْقَ مُحَقِّقاً "أَنَّ هَذَا هُوَ الْمَسِيحُ" وَلَمَّا تَمَّتْ أَيَّامٌ كَثِيرَةٌ تَشَاوَرَ الْيَهُودُ لِيَقْتُلُوهُ فَعَلِمَ شَاوُلُ بِمَكِيدَتِهِمْ. وَكَانُوا يُرَاقِبُونَ الأَبْوَابَ أَيْضاً نَهَاراً وَلَيْلاً لِيَقْتُلُوهُ فَأَخَذَهُ التَّلاَمِيذُ لَيْلاً وَأَنْزَلُوهُ مِنَ السُّورِ مُدَلِّينَ إِيَّاهُ فِي سَلٍّ وَلَمَّا جَاءَ شَاوُلُ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ حَاوَلَ أَنْ يَلْتَصِقَ بِالتَّلاَمِيذِ وَكَانَ الْجَمِيعُ يَخَافُونَهُ غَيْرَ مُصَدِّقِينَ أَنَّهُ تِلْمِيذٌ فَأَخَذَهُ بَرْنَابَا وَأَحْضَرَهُ إِلَى الرُّسُلِ وَحَدَّثَهُمْ كَيْفَ أَبْصَرَ الرَّبَّ فِي الطَّرِيقِ وَأَنَّهُ كَلَّمَهُ وَكَيْفَ جَاهَرَ فِي دِمَشْقَ بِاسْمِ يَسُوعَ فَكَانَ مَعَهُمْ يَدْخُلُ وَيَخْرُجُ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ وَيُجَاهِرُ بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ وَكَانَ يُخَاطِبُ وَيُبَاحِثُ الْيُونَانِيِّينَ فَحَاوَلُوا أَنْ يَقْتُلُوهُ فَلَمَّا عَلِمَ الإِخْوَةُ أَحْدَرُوهُ إِلَى قَيْصَرِيَّةَ وَأَرْسَلُوهُ إِلَى طَرْسُوسَ وَأَمَّا الْكَنَائِسُ فِي جَمِيعِ الْيَهُودِيَّةِ وَالْجَلِيلِ وَالسَّامِرَةِ فَكَانَ لَهَا سَلاَمٌ وَكَانَتْ تُبْنَى وَتَسِيرُ فِي خَوْفِ الرَّبِّ وَبِتَعْزِيَةِ الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ كَانَتْ تَتَكَاثَرُ لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

85:11,12

٨٥ : ١١، ١٢

*I will give thee thanks, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify thy name for ever. For thy mercy is great toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. Alleluia.

*أعترف لك أيها الرب إلهي من كل قلبي. وأمجد اسمك إلى الأبد لان رحمتك عظيمة عليّ وقد نجيت نفسي من الجحيم السفلي. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint John

الإنجيل من يوحنا

5:31-47

٥ : ٣١ − ٤٧

*If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. You sent to John, and he gave testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but I say these things, that you may be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light. But I have a greater testimony than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to perfect; the works themselves, which I do, give testimony of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath given testimony of me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him you believe not. Search the scriptures, for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they that give testimony of me. And you will not come to me that you may have life. I receive glory not from men. But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek? Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, Moses, in whom you trust. For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words? Glory be to God forever.

"إِنْ كُنْتُ أَشْهَدُ لِنَفْسِي فَشَهَادَتِي لَيْسَتْ حَقّاً الَّذِي يَشْهَدُ لِي هُوَ آخَرُ وَأَنَا أَعْلَمُ أَنَّ شَهَادَتَهُ الَّتِي يَشْهَدُهَا لِي هِيَ حَقٌّ أَنْتُمْ أَرْسَلْتُمْ إِلَى يُوحَنَّا فَشَهِدَ لِلْحَقِّ وَأَنَا لاَ أَقْبَلُ شَهَادَةً مِنْ إِنْسَانٍ وَلَكِنِّي أَقُولُ هَذَا لِتَخْلُصُوا أَنْتُمْ كَانَ هُوَ السِّرَاجَ الْمُوقَدَ الْمُنِيرَ وَأَنْتُمْ أَرَدْتُمْ أَنْ تَبْتَهِجُوا بِنُورِهِ سَاعَةً وَأَمَّا أَنَا فَلِي شَهَادَةٌ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ يُوحَنَّا لأَنَّ الأَعْمَالَ الَّتِي أَعْطَانِي الآبُ لِأُكَمِّلَهَا هَذِهِ الأَعْمَالُ بِعَيْنِهَا الَّتِي أَنَا أَعْمَلُهَا هِيَ تَشْهَدُ لِي أَنَّ الآبَ قَدْ أَرْسَلَنِي وَ?لآبُ نَفْسُهُ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَنِي يَشْهَدُ لِي. لَمْ تَسْمَعُوا صَوْتَهُ قَطُّ وَلاَ أَبْصَرْتُمْ هَيْئَتَهُ وَلَيْسَتْ لَكُمْ كَلِمَتُهُ ثَابِتَةً فِيكُمْ لأَنَّ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَهُ هُوَ لَسْتُمْ أَنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ فَتِّشُوا الْكُتُبَ لأَنَّكُمْ تَظُنُّونَ أَنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهَا حَيَاةً أَبَدِيَّةً. وَهِيَ الَّتِي تَشْهَدُ لِي ولاَ تُرِيدُونَ أَنْ تَأْتُوا إِلَيَّ لِتَكُونَ لَكُمْ حَيَاةٌ "مَجْداً مِنَ النَّاسِ لَسْتُ أَقْبَلُ وَلَكِنِّي قَدْ عَرَفْتُكُمْ أَنْ لَيْسَتْ لَكُمْ مَحَبَّةُ اللَّهِ فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَنَا قَدْ أَتَيْتُ بِاسْمِ أَبِي وَلَسْتُمْ تَقْبَلُونَنِي. إِنْ أَتَى آخَرُ بِاسْمِ نَفْسِهِ فَذَلِكَ تَقْبَلُونَهُ كَيْفَ تَقْدِرُونَ أَنْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَأَنْتُمْ تَقْبَلُونَ مَجْداً بَعْضُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْضٍ؟ وَالْمَجْدُ الَّذِي مِنَ الإِلَهِ الْوَاحِدِ لَسْتُمْ تَطْلُبُونَهُ؟ "لاَ تَظُنُّوا أَنِّي أَشْكُوكُمْ إِلَى الآبِ. يُوجَدُ الَّذِي يَشْكُوكُمْ وَهُوَ مُوسَى الَّذِي عَلَيْهِ رَجَاؤُكُمْ لأَنَّكُمْ لَوْ كُنْتُمْ تُصَدِّقُونَ مُوسَى لَكُنْتُمْ تُصَدِّقُونَنِي لأَنَّهُ هُوَ كَتَبَ عَنِّي فَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ لَسْتُمْ تُصَدِّقُونَ كُتُبَ ذَاكَ فَكَيْفَ تُصَدِّقُونَ كلاَمِي؟" وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.