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2nd Sunday of Mesra

الأحد الثاني من شهر مسرى

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

118:124,125

١١٨ : ١٢٤، ١٢٥

*I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will search out thine ordinances. I cried to thee; save me, and I will keep thy testimonies. Alleluia.

صَرَخْتُ مِنْ كُلِّ قَلْبِي، فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي يَارَبُّ. صَرَخْتُ إلَيْكَ فَخَلِّصْنِي، وَأحْفَظُ شَهَادَاتِكَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

18:9-17

١٨ : ٩ − ١٧

*And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable: Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted. And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them. But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it. Glory be to God forever.

وَقَالَ مِنْ أَجْلِ قَوْمٍ يَقُولُونَ عَنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَنهُمْ أَبْرَارٌ، وَيَحْتَقِرُونَ الآخَرِينَ هَذَا الْمَثَلَ قَائِلاً: " رَجُلانِ صَعِدَا إلَى الْهَيْكَلِ لِيُصَلِّيَا، وَاحِدٌ كَانَ فَرِّيسِيَّاً وَالآخَرُ عَشَّاراً. أَمَّا الْفَرِّيسِيُّ فَوَقَفَ وَكَانَ يُصَلِّي في نَفْسِهِ بِهَذَا قَائِلاً: اللَّهُمَّ إني أَشْكُرُكَ لأني لَسْتُ مِثْلَ بَاقِي النَّاسِ الْخَاطِفِينَ الظَّالِمِينَ وَالزُّنَاةِ، وَلا مِثْلَ هَذَا الْعَشَّارِ. أَصُومُ مَرَّتَيْنِ في الأُسْبُوعِ، وَأُعْطِي عُشْرَ كُلِّ مَا أَقْتَنِيهِ. وَأَمَّا الْعَشَّارُ فَوَقَفَ مِنْ بَعِيدٍ، لا يَشَاءُ أَنْ يَرْفَعَ عَيْنَيْهِ نَحْوَ السَّمَاءِ، بَلْ قَرَعَ عَلَى صَدْرِهِ قَائِلاً: اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لي، فَإِني خَاطِئٌ. أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّ هَذَا نَزَلَ إلى بَيْتِهِ مُبَرَّراً أَكْثَرَ مِنْ ذاكَ، لأنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ يَرْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ يَتَّضِعُ، وَمَنْ يَضَعُ نَفْسَهُ يَرْتَفِعُ ". ثُمَّ قَدَّمُوا إِلَيْهِ أَطْفَالاً لِيَلْمِسَهُمْ، فَلَمَّا رَآهُمُ التَّلاَمِيذُ انْتَهَرُوهُمْ. أَمَّا يَسُوعُ فَدَعَاهُمْ قَائِلاً: " دَعُوا الأَوْلادَ يَأْتونَ إلَيَّ وَلا تَمْنَعُوهُمْ، لأنَّ لِمِثْلِ هَؤُلاءِ مَلَكُوتَ اللَّهِ. الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّ مَنْ لا يَقْبَلُ مَلَكُوتَ اللَّهِ مِثْلَ وَلَدٍ فَلَنْ يَدْخُلَهُ ". (وَالْمَجْدُ للَّهِ دَائِماً) وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

88:1,2

٨٨ : ١، ٢

*I will sing of thy mercies, O Lord, for ever: I will declare thy truth with my mouth to all generations. For thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy truth shall be established in the heavens. Alleluia.

مَرَاحِمُكَ يَارَبُّ أُسَبِّحُهَا إلى الدَّهْرِ. مِنْ جِيلٍ إلى جِيلٍ أُخْبِرُ بِحَقِّكَ بِفَمِي. لأَنكَ قُلْتَ: إنَّ الرَّحْمَةَ تَبْنِي إلى الأَبدِ، صِدْقُكَ في السَّمَواتِ مُهَيَّأٌ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mark

الإنجيل من مرقس

16:2-8

١٦ : ٢ − ٨

*And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished. Who saith to them: Be not affrighted; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen, he is not here, behold the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee; there you shall see him, as he told you. But they going out, fled from the sepulchre. For a trembling and fear had seized them: and they said nothing to any man; for they were afraid. Glory be to God forever.

وَعِنْدَ فَجْرِ الأَحَدِ (أَوَّلِ الأُسْبُوعِ) أَتَيْنَ إلى الْقَبْرِ، إذْ طَلَعَتِ الشَّمْسُ. وَكُنَّ يَقُلْنَ لِبَعْضِهِنَّ: " مَنْ يُدَحْرِجُ لَنَا الْحَجَرَ عَنْ بَابِ الْقَبْرِ؟ ". فَلَمَّا رَفَعْنَ عُيُونَهُنَّ رَأَيْنَ أَنَّ الْحَجَرَ قَدْ دُحْرِجَ، لأَنهُ كَانَ عَظِيمَاً جِدّاً. وَلَمَّا دَخَلْنَ الْقَبْرَ رَأَيْنَ شَابّاً جَالِساً عَنِ الْيَمِينِ لاَبِساً حُلَّةً بَيْضَاءَ، فَخِفْنَ. أَمَّا هُوَ فَقَالَ لَهُنَّ: " لاَ تَخَفْنَ، أَنْتُنَّ تَطْلُبْنَ يَسُوعَ النَّاصِرِيَّ الْمَصْلُوبَ. قَدْ قَامَ! لَيْسَ هُوَ هَهُنَا. هُوَذَا الْمَوْضِعُ الَّذِي وَضَعُوهُ فِيهِ. لكِنِ اذْهَبْنَ وَقُلْنَ لِتَلاَمِيذِهِ وَلِبُطْرُسَ: إنَّهُ يَسْبِقُكُمْ إلى الْجَلِيلِ. هُنَاكَ تَرَوْنَهُ كَمَا قَالَ لَكُمْ ". فَخَرَجْنَ وَهَرَبْنَ مِنَ الْقَبْرِ؛ لأنَّ الرِّعْدَةَ وَالدَّهْشَةَ أَخَذَتَاهُنَّ. وَلَمْ يَقُلْنَ لأَحَدٍ شَيْئاً؛ لأَنهُنَّ كُنَّ خَائِفَاتٍ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Ephesians

البولس من أَفَسُسَ

6:1-23

٦ : ١ − ٢٣

*Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is just. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise: That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth. And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to Christ: Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men, but, as the servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart, With a good will serving, as to the Lord, and not to men. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond, or free. And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings, knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven; and there is no respect of persons with him. Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power. Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints: And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel. For which I am an ambassador in a chain, so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought. But that you also may know the things that concern me, and what I am doing, Tychicus, my dearest brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make known to you all things: Whom I have sent to you for this same purpose, that you may know the things concerning us, and that he may comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren and charity with faith, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

أَيهَا الأَوْلاَدُ، أَطِيعُوا وَالِدِيكُمْ في الرَّبِّ لأَنَّ هَذَا أَمْرٌ حَقٌّ. " أَكْرِمْ أَباكَ وَأُمَّكَ "، الَّتِي هِيَ أَوَّلُ وَصِيَّةٍ بِوَعْدٍ، " لِكَيْ يَكُونَ لَكَ خَيْرٌ، وَتَكُونَ طَوِيلَ الْعُمْرِ عَلَى الأَرْضِ ". أَيهَا الآباءُ، لا تُغِيظُوا أَوْلاَدَكُمْ، بَلْ رَبُّوهُمْ في أَدَبِ وَفَهْمِ الرَّبِّ. أَيهَا الْعَبِيدُ، أَطِيعُوا سَادَتَكُمْ حَسَبَ الْجَسَدِ بِخَوْفٍ وَرِعْدَةٍ، في بَسَاطَةِ قَلْبِكُمْ كَمَا تطِيعُونَ الرَّبَّ. لا بِخِدْمَةِ الْعَيْنِ كَمَنْ يُرْضِي النَّاسَ، بَلْ كَعَبِيدِ الْمَسِيحِ، عَامِلِينَ مَشِيئَةَ اللَّهِ مِنْ نَفْسِكُمْ، خَادِمِينَ بِنِيَّةٍ صَالِحَةٍ كَمَا لِلرَّبِّ، وَلَيْسَ لِلنَّاسِ. عَالِمِينَ أنْ مَهْمَا عَمِلَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ فَذلِكَ يَنَالُهُ مِنَ الرَّبِّ، عَبْداً كَانَ أَمْ حُرّاً. وَأَنتُمْ أيْضاً أَيهَا السَّادَةُ، افْعَلُوا بِهِمْ هَكَذَا، تَارِكِينَ الْغَضبَ، عَالِمِينَ أَنهُمْ وَإيَّاكُمْ سَيِّدَكُمْ كَائِنٌ في السَّمَواتِ، وَلَيْسَ عِنْدَهُ مُحَابَاةٌ. أَخِيراً يَا إخْوَتِي تَقَوَّوْا في الرَّبِّ وَفي شِدَّةِ قُوَّتِهِ. وَالْبَسُوا سِلاَحَ اللَّهِ الْكَامِلَ لِكَيْ تَقْدِرُوا أنْ تَثْبُتُوا ضِدَّ مَكَائِدِ إبْلِيسَ. فَإنَّ مُحَارَبَتَنَا لَيْسَتْ ضِدَّ دَمٍ وَلَحْمٍ، بَلْ ضِدَّ الرُّؤسَاءِ، ضِدَّ السَّلاَطِينِ، ضِدَّ ضَابِطِي عَالَمِ الْظُلْمَةِ، ضِدَّ أَجْنَادِ الشَّرِّ الرُّوحِيَّةِ في السَّمَوَيَّاتِ. مِنْ أَجْلِ ذلِكَ احْمِلُوا سِلاَحَ اللَّهِ الْكَامِلَ لِكَيْ تَقْدِرُوا أنْ تُقَاوِمُوا في الْيَوْمِ الشِّرِّيرِ، وَإذْ تَصْنَعُونَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ، انْهَضُوا. قُوْمُوا إذاً مُتَمَنْطِقِينَ عَلَى أَحْقَائِكُمْ بِالْحَقِّ، وَالْبَسُوا دِرْعَ الْبِرِّ. حَاذِينَ أَرْجُلَكُمْ بِاسْتِعْدَادِ إنْجِيلِ السَّلاَمِ. حَامِلِينَ فَوْقَ الْكُلِّ تُرْسَ الإيمَانِ، الَّذِي بِهِ تَقْدِرُونَ أنْ تُطْفِئُوا جَمِيعَ سِهَامِ الشِّرِّيرِ الْمُتَقِدَّةِ نَاراً. وَخُذُوا خُوذَةَ الْخَلاَصِ، وَسَيْفَ الرُّوحِ الَّذِي هُوَ كَلِمَةُ اللَّهِ. مُصَلِّينَ بِكُلِّ صَلاَةٍ وَطِلْبَةٍ كُلَّ وَقْتٍ في الرُّوحِ، وَسَاهِرِينَ لِهَذَا بِعَيْنِهِ بِكُلِّ مُواظَبَةٍ وَطِلْبَةٍ، لأَجْلِ جَمِيعِ الْقِدِّيسِينَ، وَلأَجْلِي أَنا أيْضاً، لِكَيْ يُعْطَى لِي كَلامٌ عِنْدَ افْتِتَاحِ فَمِي، لأُعْلِنَ سِرَّ الإنْجِيلِ جِهَاراً، هَذَا الَّذِي لأَجْلِهِ أَنا سَفِيرٌ في سَلاَسِلَ، لِكَيْ أُجَاهِرَ فِيهِ كَمَا يَجِبُ عَلَىَّ أنْ أَتكَلَّمَ. وَلِكَيْ تَعْلَمُوا أَنْتُمْ أيْضاً أَحْوَالِي، مَاذَا أَفْعَلُ، يُخْبِرُكُمْ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ تِيخِيكُسُ الأَخُ الْحَبِيبُ وَالْخَادِمُ الأَمِينُ في الرَّبِّ، الَّذِي أَرْسَلْتُهُ إلَيْكُمْ لِهَذَا الأَمْرِ، لِكَيْ تَعْرِفُوا أَحْوَالَنَا، وَلِكَيْ يُعَزِّيَ قُلُوبَكُمْ. السَلاَمُ للإخْوَةِ، وَمَحَبَّةٌ وَإيمَانٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ اللَّهِ الآبِ وَرَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ. نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 John

الكاثوليكون من يوحنا الأولى

2:7-17

٢ : ٧ − ١٧

*Dearly beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard. Again a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true both in him and in you; because the darkness is passed, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother, abideth in the light, and there is no scandal in him. But he that hateth his brother, is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth; because the darkness hath blinded his eyes. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him, who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, babes, because you have known the Father. I write unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and you have overcome the wicked one. Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God, abideth for ever. 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.

يَا أَحِبَّائِي، لَسْتُ أَكْتُبُ إلَيْكُمْ وَصِيَّةً جَدِيدَةً، بَلْ وَصِيَّةً قَدِيمَةً الَّتي كَانَتْ عِنْدَكُمْ مِنَ البَدْءِ. فإنَّ الوَصِيَّةَ العَتِيقَةَ هِيَ الكَلِمَةُ الَّتي سَمِعْتُمُوهَا. أيْضاً وَصِيَّةٌ جَدِيدَةٌ أَكْتُبُها إلَيْكُمْ، الَّتي الْحَقُّ كَائنٌ فيها وَفِيكُمْ: لأنَّ الظُّلْمَةَ قَدْ جَازَتْ، وَالنُّورَ الْحَقِيقِيَّ الآنَ يُضِيءُ. مَنْ يَقُولُ: أنَّهُ في النُّورِ وهُوَ يُبْغِضُ أخَاهُ، فَهُوَ إلى الآنَ في الظُّلْمَةِ. مَنْ يُحِبُّ أخَاهُ يَثْبُتُ في النُّورِ وَلَيْسَ فِيهِ عَثْرَةٌ. وَأمَّا مَنْ يُبْغِضُ أخَاهُ فَهُوَ في الظَّلامِ، وفي الظَّلامِ يَسْلُكُ، ولا يَعْلَمُ أيْنَ يَمْضِي؛ لأنَّ الظُّلْمَةَ قَدْ أَطْمَسَتْ عَيْنَيْهِ. أَكْتُبُ إلَيْكُمْ أيهَا الأوْلاَدُ، لأنهُ قَدْ غُفِرَتْ لَكُمُ خَطَايَاكُمْ مِنْ أجْلِ اسْمِهِ. أَكْتُبُ إلَيْكُمْ أيهَا الآباءُ، لأنكُمْ قَدْ عَرَفْتُمُ الَّذي مِنَ البَدْءِ. أَكْتُبُ إلَيْكُمْ أيهَا الشُّبَّانُ، لأنكُمْ قَدْ غَلَبْتُمُ الشِّرِّيرَ. أَكْتُبُ إلَيْكُمْ أيهَا الأوْلاَدُ، لأنكُمْ قَدْ عَرَفْتُمُ الآبَ. كَتَبْتُ إلَيْكُمْ أيهَا الآباءُ، لأنكُمْ قَدْ عَرَفْتُمُ الَّذي مِنَ البَدْءِ. كَتَبْتُ إلَيْكُمْ أيهَا الشُّبَّانُ، لأنكُمْ أقْوِيَاءُ، وَكَلِمَةُ اللَّهِ ثَابِتَةٌ فِيكُمْ، وَقَدْ غَلَبْتُمُ الشِّرِّيرَ. لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ الَّتي في العَالَمِ. إنْ أحَبَّ أحَدٌ الْعَالَمَ فَلَيْسَتْ فِيهِ مَحَبَّةُ الآبِ. لأنَّ كُلَّ مَا في العَالَمِ: شَهْوَةَ الجَسَدِ، وَشَهْوَةَ العُيُونِ، وَتَعَظُّمَ الْمَعِيشَةِ، هَذِهِ لَيْسَتْ مِنَ الآبِ بَلْ مِنَ الْعَالَمِ. والْعَالَمُ يَمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ، وأمَّا الَّذِي يَصْنَعُ مَشِيئَةَ اللَّهِ فَيَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. 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

20:1-12

٢٠ : ١ − ١٢

*And after the tumult was ceased, Paul calling to him the disciples, and exhorting them, took his leave, and set forward to go into Macedonia. And when he had gone over those parts, and had exhorted them with many words, he came into Greece; Where, when he had spent three months, the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria; so he took a resolution to return through Macedonia. And there accompanied him Sopater the son of Pyrrhus, of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus, and Secundus, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. These going before, stayed for us at Troas. But we sailed from Philippi after the days of the Azymes, and came to them to Troas in five days, where we abode seven days. And on the first day of the week, when we were assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, being to depart on the morrow: and he continued his speech until midnight. And there were a great number of lamps in the upper chamber where we were assembled. And a certain young man named Eutychus, sitting on the window, being oppressed with a deep sleep, (as Paul was long preaching,) by occasion of his sleep fell from the third loft down, and was taken up dead. To whom, when Paul had gone down, he laid himself upon him, and embracing him, said: Be not troubled, for his soul is in him. Then going up, and breaking bread and tasting, and having talked a long time to them, until daylight, so he departed. And they brought the youth alive, and were not a little comforted. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَبَعْدَمَا انْتَهَى الاضْطِرَابُ، دَعَا بُولُسُ التَّلاَمِيذَ وَعَزَّاهُمْ وَوَدَّعَهُمْ، وَخَرَجَ لِيَذْهَبَ إلى مَكِدونِيَّةَ. وَلَمَّا اجْتَازَ في تِلْكَ النَّوَاحِي وَعَزَّاهُمْ بِكَلاَمٍ كَثِيرٍ، جَاءَ إلى إلاَّسَ، فَصَرَفَ ثَلاَثَةَ أَشْهُرٍ هُنَاكَ. ثُمَّ إذْ حَصَلَتْ مَكِيدَةٌ مِنَ الْيَهُودِ عَلَيْهِ وَهُوَ مُزْمِعٌ أنْ يَصْعَدَ إلى سُورِيَّةَ، صَارَ رَأْيٌ أَنْ يَرْجِعَ عَلَى طَرِيقِ مَكِدُونِيَّةَ. فَرَافَقَهُ سُوسِيبَاتْرُوسُ بِيرُوس الْبِيرِيُّ، وَمِنْ أَهْلِ تَسَالُونِيكِي: أَرِسْتَرْخُسُ وَسْكُونْدُسُ وَغَايُوسُ الدِّرْبِيُّ وَتِيمُوثَاوُسُ. وَمِنْ أَهْلِ أسِيَّا: تِيخِيكُسُ وَترُوفِيمُسُ. هَؤُلاءِ سَبَقُوا وَانْتَظَرُونَا في ترُوَاسَ. وَأَمَّا نَحْنُ فَسَافَرْنَا في الْبَحْرِ بَعْدَ أَيامِ الْفَطِيرِ مِنْ فِيلِبِّي، وَوَافَيْنَاهُمْ في خَمْسَةِ أَيامٍ إلى ترُوَاسَ، حَيْثُ صَرَفْنَا سَبْعَةَ أَيامٍ. وَفي الأَحَدِ (أَوَّلِ الأُسْبُوعِ) إذْ اجْتَمَعْنَا لِكَسْرِ الْخُبْزِ، خَاطَبَهُمْ بُولُسُ وَهُوَ مُزْمِعٌ أنْ يَخْرُجَ في الْغَدِ، وَأَطَالَ الْكَلاَمَ إلى نِصْفِ اللَّيلِ. وَكَانَتْ مَصَابِيحُ كَثِيرَةٌ في الْعِلِّيَّةِ الَّتي كُنَّا مُجْتَمِعِينَ فِيهَا. وَكَانَ شَابٌّ اسْمُهُ إفْتِيخُوسُ جَالِساً في الطَّاقَةِ مُتَثَقِّلاً بِنَوْمٍ عَمِيقٍ. وَإذْ كَانَ بُولُسُ يَتَكَلَّمُ، غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ النَّوْمُ فَسَقَطَ مِنَ الطَّبَقَةِ الثَّالِثَةِ إلى أَسْفَلُ، وَحُمِلَ مَيِّتاً. فَنَزَلَ بُولُسُ وَوَقَعَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَانَقَهُ قَائِلاً: " لا تَضْطَرِبُوا! لأنَّ نَفْسَهُ فِيهِ! ". ثُمَّ صَعِدَ وَكَسَرَ خُبْزاً وَذَاقَ وَتكَلَّمَ كَثِيراً حَتَّى لاحَ النُّورُ. وَهكَذَا خَرَجَ. وَأَتوْا بِالْفَتَى حَيّاً، وَتَعَزَّوْا تَعْزِيَةً لَيْسَتْ بِقَلِيلَةٍ. لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

88:5,15

٨٨ : ٥، ١٥

*The heavens shall declare thy wonders, O Lord; and thy truth in the assembly of the saints. Blessed is the people that knows the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. Alleluia.

تَعْتَرِفُ السَّمَوَاتُ بِعَجَائِبِكَ يَارَبُّ، وَبِحَقِّكَ في كَنِيَسةِ الْقِدِّيسِينَ. طُوبَى لِلشَّعْبِ الَّذِي يَعْرِفُ التَهْلِيلَ، وَبِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ يَسْلُكُونَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

5:27-39

٥ : ٢٧ − ٣٩

*And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said to him: Follow me. And leaving all things, he rose up and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others, that were at table with them. But the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying to his disciples: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are whole, need not the physician: but they that are sick. I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance. And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees in like manner; but thine eat and drink? To whom he said: Can you make the children of the bridegroom fast, whilst the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then shall they fast in those days. And he spoke also a similitude to them: That no man putteth a piece from a new garment upon an old garment; otherwise he both rendeth the new, and the piece taken from the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the new wine will break the bottles, and it will be spilled, and the bottles will be lost. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. And no man drinking old, hath presently a mind to new: for he saith, The old is better. Glory be to God forever.

وَبَعْدَ هَذَا خَرَجَ يَسُوعُ فَنَظَرَ عَشَّاراً اسْمُهُ لاوِي جَالِسَاً عِنْدَ مَكَانِ الْجِبَايَةِ، فَقَالَ لَهُ: " اتْبَعْنِي ". فَتَرَكَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَقَامَ وَتَبِعَهُ. وَصَنَعَ لَهُ لاوِي وَلِيمَةً عَظِيمَةً في بَيْتِهِ. وَكَانَ جَمْعٌ عَظِيمٌ مِنَ الْعَشَّارِينَ وَآخَرِينَ مُتَّكِئِينَ مَعَهُمْ. فَتَذَمَّرَ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ وَالْكَتَبَةُ عَلَى تَلامِيذِهِ قَائِلينَ: " لِمَاذَا تَأْكُلُونَ وَتَشْرَبُونَ مَعَ الْعَشَّارِينَ وَالْخُطَاةِ؟ ". فَأجَابَ يَسُوعُ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: " لا يَحْتَاجُ الأقْوِيَاءُ إلى الطَّبِيبِ، بَلِ الْمُتَألِمُونَ. لأني لَمْ آتِ لأدْعُوَ الأبرَارَ بَلِ الْخُطَاةَ إلى التَّوْبةِ ". أمَّا هُمْ فَقَالُوا لَهُ: " لِمَاذَا يَصُومُ تَلاَمِيذُ يُوحَنَّا كَثِيراً وَيُقَدِّمُونَ طِلْبَاتٍ، وَكَذلِكَ تَلاَمِيذُ الْفَرِّيسِيِّينَ أيْضاً، وَأَمَّا تَلاَمِيذُكَ فَيَأْكُلُونَ وَيَشْرَبُونَ؟ ". فَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: " أَتقْدِرُونَ أَنْ تَجْعَلُوا بَنِي الْعُرْسِ يَصُومُونَ مَا دَامَ الْعَرِيسُ مَعَهُمْ؟ وَلكِنْ سَتَأْتِي أَيامٌ حِينَ يُرْفَعُ الْعَرِيسُ عَنْهُمْ، فَحِينَئِذٍ يَصُومُونَ في تِلْكَ الأَيامِ ". وَقَالَ لَهُمْ أيْضاً مَثَلاً: " لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَضَعُ رُقْعَةً مِنْ ثَوْبٍ جَدِيدٍ في ثَوبٍ عَتِيقٍ، وَإلاَّ فَالْجَدِيدُ يَشُقُّهُ، وَالْعَتِيقُ لا تُوافِقُهُ الرُّقْعَةُ الَّتي أُخِذَتْ مِنَ الْجَدِيدِ. وَلَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَجْعَلُ خَمْراً جَدِيدَةً في زِقَاقٍ عَتِيقَةٍ لِئَلاَّ تَشُقَّ الْخَمْرُ الْجَدِيدَةُ الزِّقَاقَ العَتِيقَةَ، فَهِيَ تُهْرَقُ وَالزِّقَاقُ تَتْلَفُ. بَلْ يَجْعَلُونَ خَمْراً جَدِيدَةً في زِقَاقٍ جَدِيدَةٍ. وَلَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَشْرَبُ الْعَتِيقَ وَيُرِيدُ الْجَدِيدَ، لأَنهُ يَقُولُ: الْعَتِيقُ أَطْيَبُ ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.