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3rd Sunday of Kiahk

الأحد الثالث من شهر كيهك

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

131:10,11

١٣١ : ١٠، ١١

*For the Lord has elected Sion, he has chosen her for a habitation for himself. I will surely bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. Alleluia.

لأَنَّ الرَّبَّ اخْتَارَ صِهْيَوْنَ. وَرَضِيَهَا مَسْكَناً لَهُ. هَهُنَا أَسْكُنُ لأَني أَرَدْتهُ. لِصَيْدِهَا أُبارِكُ بَرَكَةً. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mark

الإنجيل من مرقس

1:23-31

١ : ٢٣ − ٣١

*And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the man. And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this new doctrine? for with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of Galilee. And immediately going out of the synagogue they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith they tell him of her. And coming to her, he lifted her up, taking her by the hand; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. Glory be to God forever.

وَلِلْوَقْتِ كَانَ في مَجْمَعِهِمْ رَجُلٌ بِهِ رُوحٌ نَجِسٌ، فَصَرَخَ قَائِلاً: "آهِ! مَا لَنَا وَلَكَ يَا يَسُوعُ النَّاصِرِيُّ؟ أَتَيْتَ لِتُهْلِكَنَا! إنَّنَا نَعْرِفُكَ مَنْ أَنْتَ: قُدُّوسُ اللَّهِ!" فَانْتَهَرَهُ يَسُوعُ قَائِلاً: "اخْرَسْ! وَاخْرُجْ مِنْهُ!" فَصَرَعَهُ الرُّوحُ النَّجِسُ وَصَاحَ بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ وَخَرَجَ مِنْهُ. فَخَافُوا كُلُّهُمْ، حَتَّى سَأَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضاً قَائِلِينَ: "مَا هَذَا التَّعْلِيمُ الْجَدِيدُ؟ لأَنهُ بِسُلْطَانٍ يَأْمُرُ الأَرْوَاحَ النَّجِسَةَ فَتُطِيعُهُ!" فَخَرَجَ خَبَرُهُ لِلْوَقْتِ في كُلِّ مَوْضِعٍ في الْكُورَةِ الْمُحِيطَةِ بِالْجَلِيلِ. وَلِلْوَقْتِ لَمَّا خَرَجُوا مِنَ الْمَجْمَعِ دَخَلُوا بَيْتَ سِمْعَانَ وَأَندَرَاوسَ، وَمَعَهُمْ يَعْقُوبُ وَيُوحَنَّا، وَكَانَتْ حَمَاةُ سِمْعَانَ مُضْطَجِعَةً مَحْمُومَةً، فَلِلْوَقْتِ أَخْبَرُوهُ عَنْهَا. فَتَقَدَّمَ وَأَقَامَهَا مَاسِكَاً بِيَدِهَا، فَتَرَكَتْهَا الْحُمَّى وَصَارَتْ تَخْدُمُهُمْ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

84:6,7

٨٤ : ٦، ٧

*Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. I will hear what the Lord God will say concerning me: for he shall speak peace to his people, and to his saints. Alleluia.

أَرِنَا يَارَبُّ رَحْمَتَكَ وَأَعْطِنَا خَلاَصَكَ. سَأَسْمَعُ مَا يَتَكَلَّمُ بِهِ الرَّبُّ الإلَهُ فيَّ؛ لأَنهُ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِالسَّلاَمِ عَلَى شَعْبِهِ، وَعَلَى قِدِّيسِيهِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

15:21-31

١٥ : ٢١ − ٣١

*And Jesus went from thence, and retired into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those coasts, crying out, said to him: Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David: my daughter is grieviously troubled by the devil. Who answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Send her away, for she crieth after us: And he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel. But she came and adored him, saying: Lord, help me. Who answering, said: It is not good to take the bread of the children, and to cast it to the dogs. But she said: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters. Then Jesus answering, said to her: O woman, great is thy faith: be it done to thee as thou wilt: and her daughter was cured from that hour. And when Jesus had passed away from thence, he came nigh the sea of Galilee. And going up into a mountain, he sat there. And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the dumb, the blind, the lame, the maimed, and many others: and they cast them down at his feet, and he healed them: So that the multitudes marvelled seeing the dumb speak, the lame walk, and the blind see: and they glorified the God of Israel. Glory be to God forever.

ثُمَّ خَرَجَ يَسُوعُ مِنْ هُنَاكَ وَانْصَرَفَ إلى نَوَاحِي صُورَ وَصَيْدَاءَ. وَإذَا امْرَأةٌ كَنْعَانِيَّةٌ خَرَجَتْ مِنْ تِلْكَ التُّخُومِ، كَانَتْ تَصْرُخُ قَائِلَةً: "ارْحَمْنِي يَا رَبي، يَا ابْنَ دَاوُدَ، ابْنَتِي مُعَذَّبَةٌ؛ إذْ بِهَا شَيْطَانٌ". أمَّا هُوَ فَلَمْ يُجِبْهَا بِكَلِمَةٍ. فَتَقَدَّمَ تَلاَمِيذُهُ وَطَلَبُوا إلَيْهِ قَائِلِينَ: "اصْرِفْ هَذِهِ الْمَرْأَةَ؛ لأنهَا تَصِيحُ وَرَاءَنَا!" أَمَّا هُوَ فَأَجَابَ وَقَالَ: "لَمْ أُرْسَلْ إلى أَحَدٍ إلاَّ إلى خِرَافِ بَيْتِ إسْرَائِيلَ الضَّالَّةِ". أَمَّا هِيَ فَأَتتْ وَسَجَدَتْ لَهُ قَائِلَةً: "يَا رَبي، أَعِنِّي". فَأَجَابَ وَقَالَ: "لَيْسَ حَسَنَاً أنْ يُؤْخَذَ خُبْزُ الْبَنِينَ وَيُعْطَى لِلْكِلاَبِ". فَقَالَتْ: "نَعَمْ يَا رَبي، فَإنَّ الْكِلاَبَ أيْضاً تَأْكُلُ مِنَ الْفُتَاتِ الَّذِي يَسْقُطُ مِنْ مَائِدَةِ أَرْبَابِهَا". حِينَئِذٍ أَجَابَ يَسُوعُ وَقَالَ لَهَا: "يَا امْرَأَةُ، عَظِيمٌ إيمَانُكِ، لِيَكُنْ لَكِ كَمَا تُرِيدِينَ". فَشُفِيَتِ ابْنَتُهَا مِنْ تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ. ثُمَّ انْتَقَلَ يَسُوعُ مِنْ هُنَاكَ، وَجَاءَ إلى جَانِبِ بَحْرِ الْجَلِيلِ، وَصَعِدَ إلى الْجَبَلِ وَجَلَسَ هُنَاكَ. فَجَاءَتْ إلَيْهِ جُمُوعٌ كَثِيرَةٌ، مَعَهُمْ عُرْجٌ وَعُمْيٌ وَصُمٌّ وَشُلٌّ وَآخَرُونَ كَثِيرُونَ، وَطَرَحُوهُمْ عِنْدَ قَدَمِيْهِ فَشَفَاهُمْ حَتَّى تَعَجَّبَتِ الْجُمُوعُ إذْ رَأَوُا الْخُرْسَ يَتَكَلَّمُونَ، وَالْعُرْجَ يَمْشُونَ، وَالْعُمْيَ يُبْصِرُونَ، وَالصُّمَّ يَسْمَعُونَ. وَمَجَّدُوا إلَهَ إسْرَائِيلَ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Romans

البولس من رومية

4:4-24

٤ : ٤ − ٢٤

*Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace, but according to debt. But to him that worketh not, yet believeth in him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God. As David also termeth the blessedness of a man, to whom God reputeth justice without works: Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin. This blessedness then, doth it remain in the circumcision only, or in the uncircumcision also? For we say that unto Abraham faith was reputed to justice. How then was it reputed? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith, which he had, being uncircumcised; that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised, that unto them also it may be reputed to justice: And might be the father of circumcision; not to them only, that are of the circumcision, but to them also that follow the steps of the faithful, that is in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. For not through the law was the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world; but through the justice of faith. For if they who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, the promise is made of no effect. For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression. Therefore is it of faith, that according to grace the promise might be firm to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, (As it is written: I have made thee a father of many nations,) before God, whom he believed, who quickeneth the dead; and calleth those things that are not, as those that are. Who against hope believed in hope; that he might be made the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: So shall thy seed be. And he was not weak in faith; neither did he consider his own body now dead, whereas he was almost an hundred years old, nor the dead womb of Sara. In the promise also of God he staggered not by distrust; but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God: Most fully knowing, that whatsoever he has promised, he is able also to perform. And therefore it was reputed to him unto justice. Now it is not written only for him, that it was reputed to him unto justice, But also for us, to whom it shall be reputed, if we believe in him, that raised up Jesus Christ, our Lord, from the dead, The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

الَّذِي يَعْمَلُ فَلاَ تُحْسَبُ لَهُ الأُجْرَةُ عَلَى سَبِيلِ نِعْمَةٍ، بَلْ كَأَنهَا دَيْنٌ. وَأَمَّا الَّذِي لا يَعْمَلُ، وَلكِنْ يُؤْمِنُ بِالَّذِي يُبَرِّرُ الْمُنَافِقَ، فَإيمَانُهُ يُحْسَبُ لَهُ بِرَّاً. كَمَا يَقُولُ دَاوُدُ أيْضاً في تَطْوِيبِ الإنْسَانِ الَّذِي يَحْسُبُ لَهُ اللَّهُ بِرَّاً بِدُونِ أَعْمَالٍ: "طُوبَى لِلَّذِينَ غُفِرَتْ لَهُمْ آثَامُهُمْ وَالَّذِينَ سُتِرَتْ خَطَايَاهُمْ. طُوبَى لِلرَّجُلِ الَّذِي لا يَحْسُبُ لَهُ الرَّبُّ خَطِيَّةً". أَفَهَذَا التَّطْوِيبُ هُوَ عَلَى الْخِتَانِ فَقَطْ أَمْ عَلَى الْغُرْلَةِ أيْضاً؟ لأَننَا نَقُولُ: إنَّهُ حُسِبَ لإبْرَاهِيمَ الإيمَانُ بِرَّاً. فَكَيْفَ حُسِبَ؟ أَوَهُوَ في الْخِتَانِ أَمْ في الْغُرْلَةِ؟ لَمْ يَكُنْ في الْخِتَانِ، بَلْ في الْغُرْلَةِ! وَأَخَذَ عَلاَمَةَ الْخِتَانِ خَتْمَاً لِبِرِّ الإيمَانِ الَّذِي كَانَ في الْغُرْلَةِ، لِيَكُونَ أَباً لِجَمِيعِ الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْغُرْلَةِ، كَيْ يُحْسَبَ لَهُمْ أيْضاً الْبِرُّ. وَأَباً لِلْخِتَانِ للَّذِينَ لَيْسُوا مِنَ الْخِتَانِ فَقَطْ، بَلِ الَّذِينَ يَسْلُكُونَ في خُطُوَاتِ إيمَانِ أبِينَا إبْرَاهِيمَ الَّذِي كَانَ وَهُوَ في الْغُرْلَةِ. فَإنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِالنَّامُوسِ أُعْطِيَ الْوَعْدُ لإبْرَاهِيمَ أوْ لِنَسْلِهِ أنْ يَكُونَ وَارِثاً لِلْعَالَمِ، بَلْ بِبِرِّ الإيمَانِ. لأنهُ إنْ كَانَ أَصْحَابُ النَّامُوسِ هُمُ الْوَرَثَةَ لأُبْطِلَ الإيمَانُ وَنُقِضَ الْوَعْدُ: لأنَّ النَّامُوسَ يُنْشِئُ غَضَبَاً، إذْ حَيْثُ لا يَكُونُ نَامُوسٌ لا يَكُونُ تَعَدٍّ. مِنْ أجْلِ هَذَا هُوَ مِنَ الإيمَانِ، كَيْ يَكُونَ عَلَى سَبِيلِ النِّعْمَةِ، لِيَكُونَ الْوَعْدُ ثَابِتَاً لِجَمِيعِ الذُّرِّيةِ. لا لأصْحَابِ النَّامُوسِ فَقَطْ، بَلْ لِمَنْ كَانَ مِنْ أهْلِ إيمَانِ إبْرَاهِيمَ، الَّذِي هُوَ أَبٌ لِجَمِيعِنَا. كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ: "إني قَدْ جَعَلْتُكَ أَباً لأُمَمٍ كَثِيرَةٍ". أمَامَ اللَّهِ الَّذِي آمَنَ بِهِ، الَّذِي يُحْيِي الأَمْوَاتَ وَيَدْعُو مَا غَيْرَ مَوْجُودٍ كَأنهُ مَوْجُودٌ. الَّذِي عَلَى خِلافِ الرَّجَاءِ، قَدْ آمَنَ عَلَى الرَّجَاءِ، لِكَيْ يَصِيرَ أَباً لأُمَمٍ كَثِيرَةٍ كَمَا قِيلَ لَهُ: "هَكَذَا سَيَكُونُ نَسْلُكَ". وَإذْ لَمْ يَضْعُفْ في الإيمَانِ نَاظِراً جَسَدَهُ قَدْ مَاتَ وَهُوَ ابْنُ نَحْوِ مِئَةِ سَنَةٍ مع مَوْتِ مُسْتَوْدَعِ سَارَةَ. وَلَمْ يَشُكَّ في وَعْدِ اللَّهِ بِنَقْصٍ في الإيمَانِ، بَلْ تَقَوَّى بِالإيمَانِ مُعْطِياً مَجْداً لِلَّهِ. وَتَيَقَّنَ بِأنهُ قَادِرٌ أنْ يُنْجِزَ مَا وَعَدَهُ بِهِ. وَلِذَلِكَ: حُسِبَ لَهُ بِرَّاً. وَلَمْ يُكْتَبْ مِنْ أَجْلِهِ وَحْدَهُ أنهُ حُسِبَ لَهُ، بَلْ مِنْ أَجْلِنَا نَحْنُ أيْضاً، الَّذِينَ سَيُحْسَبُ لَنَا، نَحْنُ الْمُؤْمِنينَ بِالَّذِي أَقَامَ يَسُوعَ الْمسِيحَ رَبَّنَا مِنْ بَيْنِ الأَمْوَاتِ. 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: أنهُ 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

7:35-50

٧ : ٣٥ − ٥٠

*This Moses, whom they refused, saying: Who hath appointed thee prince and judge? him God sent to be prince and redeemer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. He brought them out, doing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the desert forty years. This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel: A prophet shall God raise up to you of your own brethren, as myself: him shall you hear. This is he that was in the church in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on mount Sina, and with our fathers; who received the words of life to give unto us. Whom our fathers would not obey; but thrust him away, and in their hearts turned back into Egypt, Saying to Aaron: Make us gods to go before us. For as for this Moses, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. And God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of heaven, as it is written in the books of the prophets: Did you offer victims and sacrifices to me for forty years, in the desert, O house of Israel? And you took unto you the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rempham, figures which you made to adore them. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon. The tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers in the desert, as God ordained for them, speaking to Moses, that he should make it according to the form which he had seen. Which also our fathers receiving, brought in with Jesus, into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David. Who found grace before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him a house. Yet the most High dwelleth not in houses made by hands, as the prophet saith: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool. What house will you build me? saith the Lord; or what is the place of my resting? Hath not my hand made all these things? The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

هَذَا هُوَ مُوسَى الَّذِي أَنْكَرُوهُ قَائِلِينَ: مَنْ أَقَامَكَ رَئِيساً أَوْ قَاضِياً عَلينَا؟ هَذَا أَرْسَلَهُ اللَّهُ رَئِيساً وَفَادِياً بِيَدِ الْمَلاَكِ الَّذِي ظَهَرَ لَهُ في الْعُلَّيْقَةِ. هَذَا الَّذِي أَخْرَجَهُمْ صَانِعَاً عَجَائِبَ وَآيَاتٍ في أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، وَفي الْبَحْرِ الأَحْمَرِ، وَفي الْبَرِّيَّةِ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً. هَذَا هُوَ مُوسَى الَّذِي قَالَ لِبَني إسْرَائِيلَ: إنهُ سَيُقِيمُ لَكُمُ الرَّبُّ الإلهُ مِنْ وَسَطِ إخْوَتِكُمْ نَبِيّاً مِثْلِي، لَهُ تَسْمَعُونَ. هَذَا هُوَ الَّذِي كَانَ في الْكَنِيسَةِ في الْبَرِّيةِ، مَعَ الْمَلاَكِ الَّذِي كَانَ يَتَكَلَّمُ مَعَهُ في جَبَلِ سِينَاءَ، وَمَعَ آبَائِنَا. هَذَا الَّذِي قَبِلَ أَقْوَالاً حَيَّةً لِيُعْطِيَكُمْ إيِّاهَا. هَذَا الَّذِي لَمْ يَشَأْ آبَاؤُنَا أَنْ يَكُونُوا طَائِعِينَ لَهُ، بَلْ أَهْمَلُوهُ وَرَجَعُوا بِقُلُوبِهِمْ إلى مِصْرَ قَائِلِينَ لِهَرُونَ: اصْنَعْ لَنَا آلِهَةً تَسِيرُ أَمَامَنَا، لأَنَّ مُوسَى هَذَا الَّذِي أَخْرَجَنَا مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ لا نَعْلَمُ مَاذَا أَصَابَهُ! فَعَمِلُوا لَهُمْ عِجْلاً في تِلْكَ الأَيامِ وَأَصْعَدُوا ذَبِيحَةً لِلصَّنَمِ، وَفَرِحُوا بِأَعْمَالِ أيْدِيهِمْ. فَرَجَعَ اللَّهُ وَأَسْلَمَهُمْ لِيَعْبُدُوا جُنْدَ السَّمَاءِ، كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ في كِتَابِ الأَنْبِيَاءِ: هَلْ قَرَّبْتُمْ لِي ذَبَائِحَ وَقَرَابِينَ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً في الْبَرِّيةِ يَا بَيْتَ إسْرَائِيلَ؟ بَلْ أَخَذْتُمْ خَيْمَةَ مُولُوكَ، ونَجْمَ إلَهِكُمْ رِيفَانَ، التَّمَاثِيلَ الَّتِي صَنَعْتُمُوهَا لِتَسْجُدُوا لَهَا. فَسَأَنقُلُكُمْ إلى مَا وَرَاءَ بَابِلَ. وَأمَّا خَيْمَةُ الشَّهَادَةِ فَكَانَتْ مَعَ آبَائِنَا في الْبَرِّيةِ، كَمَا أَمَرَ الَّذِي كَلَّمَ مُوسَى أنْ يَصْنَعَهَا عَلَى حَسَبِ الْمِثَالِ الَّذِي كَانَ قَدْ رَآهُ، هَذِهِ الَّتي قَدْ أَدْخَلَهَا آبَاؤُنَا مَعَهُمْ وَقَبِلُوهَا مَعَ يَشُوعَ في مُلْكِ الأُمَمِ الَّذِينَ طَرَدَهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ وَجْهِ آبَائِنَا، إلى أَيامِ دَاوُدَ الَّذِي وَجَدَ نِعْمَةً أمَامَ اللَّهِ، وَالْتَمَسَ أنْ يَصْنَعَ مَسْكَناً لإلَهِ يَعْقُوبَ. وَلكِنَّ سُلَيْمَانَ بَنَى لَهُ بَيْتاً، لكِنَّ الْعَلِيَّ لا يَسْكُنُ في مَصْنُوعَاتِ الأَيَادِي، كَمَا يَقُولُ النَّبِيُّ: السَّمَاءُ كُرْسِيٌّ لِي، وَالأَرْضُ مَوْطِئٌ لِقَدَمَيَّ. أَيَّ بَيْتٍ تَبْنُونَ لِي؟ قَالَ الرَّبُّ، أَوْ أيٌّ هُوَ مَكَانُ رَاحَتِي؟ أَلَيْسَتْ يَدِي خَلَقَتْ هَذِهِ الأَشْيَاءَ كُلَّهَا؟ لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

84:9,10

٨٤ : ٩، ١٠

*Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth has sprung out of the earth; and righteousness has looked down from heaven. Alleluia.

الرَّحْمَةُ وَالْحَقُّ الْتَقَيَا. الْعَدْلُ وَالسَّلاَمُ تَلاَثَمَا. الْحَقُّ مِنَ الأَرْضِ أَشْرَقَ، وَالْعَدْلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ تَطَلَّعَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

1:39-56

١ : ٣٩ − ٥٦

*And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda. And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord. And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house. Glory be to God forever.

فَقَامَتْ مَرْيَمُ في تِلْكَ الأيامِ وَذَهَبَتْ بِسُرْعَةٍ إلى الْجِبَالِ إلى مَدِينَةٍ مِنْ يَهُوذَا، وَدَخَلَتْ بَيْتَ زَكَرِيَّا وَسَلَّمَتْ عَلَى أَلِيصَابَاتَ. وَحَدَثَ لَمَّا سَمِعَتْ أَلِيصَابَاتُ سَلاَمَ مَرْيَمَ أَنْ ارْتَكَضَ الْجَنِينُ في بَطْنِهَا، وَامْتَلأَتْ أَلِيصَابَاتُ مِنَ الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ، وَصَرَخَتْ بِصَوْتٍ عَظِيمٍ وَقَالَتْ: "مُبَارَكَةٌ أَنْتِ في النِّسَاءِ وَمُبَارَكَةٌ هِيَ ثَمَرَةُ بَطْنِكِ! فَمِنْ أَيْنَ لي هَذَا أنْ تَأْتِيَ أُمُّ رَبِّي إليَّ؟ فَهُوَذَا حِينَ صَارَ صَوْتُ سَلاَمِكِ في أُذُنَيَّ ارْتَكَضَ الْجَنِينُ بِابْتِهَاجٍ في بَطْنِي. فَطُوبَى لِلَّتِي آمَنَتْ أنْ يَتِمَّ مَا قِيلَ لَهَا مِنْ قِبَلِ الرَّبِّ". فَقَالَتْ مَرْيَمُ: "تُعَظِّمُ نَفْسِي الرَّبَّ، وَتَتَهَلَّلُ رُوحِي بِاللَّهِ مُخَلِّصِي، لأنهُ نَظَرَ إلى اتِّضَاعِ أَمَتِهِ. فَهُوَذَا مُنْذُ الآنَ جَمِيعُ الأَجْيَالِ تُطَوِّبُنِي، لأنَّ الْقَدِيرَ صَنَعَ بِي عَظَائِمَ، وَاسْمُهُ قُدُّوسٌ، وَرَحْمَتُهُ إلى أَجْيَالٍ فَأَجْيَالٍ لِلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَهُ. صَنَعَ عِزَّةً بِذِرَاعِهِ. شَتَّتَ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ بِفِكْرِ قُلُوبِهِمْ. أَنْزَلَ الأَقْوِيَاءَ عَنِ الْكَرَاسِيِّ وَرَفَعَ الْمُتَّضِعِينَ. أَشْبَعَ الْجِيَاعَ خَيْرَاتٍ وَصَرَفَ الأَغْنِيَاءَ فَارِغِينَ. عَضَّدَ إسْرَائِيلَ فَتَاهُ لِيَذْكُرَ رَحْمَتَهُ، كَمَا كَلَّمَ آباءَنَا، إبْراهِيمَ وَنَسْلَهُ إلى الأبدِ". وَأَقَامَتْ مَرْيَمُ عِنْدَهَا نَحْوَ ثَلاَثَةِ أَشْهُرٍ، ثُمَّ عَادَتْ إلى بَيْتِهَا. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.