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Monday of 3rd week of the Great Lent

يوم الاثنين من الاسبوع الثالث من الصوم الكبير

From the book of Proverbs

من أمثال سليمان الحكيم

1:20-33

١ : ٢٠ − ٣٣

*Wisdom preacheth abroad, she uttereth her voice in the streets: At the head of multitudes she crieth out, in the entrance of the gates of the city she uttereth her words, saying: O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate knowledge? Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words. Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded. You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared. When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon you: Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise in the morning and shall not find me: Because they have hated instruction and received not the fear of the Lord, Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and shall be filled with their own devices. The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

الْحِكْمَةُ تُنَادِي فِي الْخَارِجِ. فِي الشَّوَارِعِ تُعْطِي صَوْتَهَا تَدْعُو فِي رُؤُوسِ الأَسْوَاقِ فِي مَدَاخِلِ الأَبْوَابِ. فِي الْمَدِينَةِ تُبْدِي كَلاَمَهَا قَائِلَةً: "إِلَى مَتَى أَيُّهَا الْجُهَّالُ تُحِبُّونَ الْجَهْلَ وَالْمُسْتَهْزِئُونَ يُسَرُّونَ بِالاِسْتِهْزَاءِ وَالْحَمْقَى يُبْغِضُونَ الْعِلْمَ؟ اِرْجِعُوا عِنْدَ تَوْبِيخِي. هَئَنَذَا أُفِيضُ لَكُمْ رُوحِي. أُعَلِّمُكُمْ كَلِمَاتِي "لأَنِّي دَعَوْتُ فَأَبَيْتُمْ وَمَدَدْتُ يَدِي وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يُبَالِي بَلْ رَفَضْتُمْ كُلَّ مَشُورَتِي وَلَمْ تَرْضُوا تَوْبِيخِي فَأَنَا أَيْضاً أَضْحَكُ عِنْدَ بَلِيَّتِكُمْ. أَشْمَتُ عِنْدَ مَجِيءِ خَوْفِكُمْ إِذَا جَاءَ خَوْفُكُمْ كَعَاصِفَةٍ وَأَتَتْ بَلِيَّتُكُمْ كَالزَّوْبَعَةِ إِذَا جَاءَتْ عَلَيْكُمْ شِدَّةٌ وَضِيقٌ حِينَئِذٍ يَدْعُونَنِي فَلاَ أَسْتَجِيبُ. يُبَكِّرُونَ إِلَيَّ فَلاَ يَجِدُونَنِي لأَنَّهُمْ أَبْغَضُوا الْعِلْمَ وَلَمْ يَخْتَارُوا مَخَافَةَ الرَّبِّ لَمْ يَرْضُوا مَشُورَتِي. رَذَلُوا كُلَّ تَوْبِيخِي فَلِذَلِكَ يَأْكُلُونَ مِنْ ثَمَرِ طَرِيقِهِمْ وَيَشْبَعُونَ مِنْ مُؤَامَرَاتِهِمْ لأَنَّ ارْتِدَادَ الْحَمْقَى يَقْتُلُهُمْ وَرَاحَةَ الْجُهَّالِ تُبِيدُهُمْ أَمَّا الْمُسْتَمِعُ لِي فَيَسْكُنُ آمِناً وَيَسْتَرِيحُ مِنْ خَوْفِ الشَّرِّ". مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

From the book of Isaiah

من أشعياء النبي

8:13-9:7

٨ : ١٣ − ٩ : ٧

*Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself: and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he shall be a sanctification to you. But for a stone or stumbling, and for a rock of offence to the two houses of Israel, for a snare and a ruin to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And very many of them shall stumble and fall, and shall be broken in pieces, and shall be snared, and taken. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. Behold I and my children, whom the Lord hath given me for a sign, and for a wonder in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Sion. And when they shall say to you: Seek of pythons, and of diviners, who mutter in their enchantments: should not the people seek of their God, for the living of the dead? To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light. And they shall pass by it, they shall fall, and be hungry: and when they shall be hungry, they will be angry, and curse their king, and their God, and look upwards. And they shall look to the earth, and behold trouble and darkness, weakness and distress, and a mist following them, and they cannot fly away from their distress. What joy shall come after afflictions by the birth and kingdom of Christ; which shall flourish for ever. Judgments upon Israel for their sins. At the first time the land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephtali was lightly touched: and at the last the way of the sea beyond the Jordan of the Galilee of the Gentiles was heavily loaded. The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee, as they that rejoice in the harvest, as conquerors rejoice after taking a prey, when they divide the spoils. For the yoke of their burden, and the rod of their shoulder, and the sceptre of their oppressor thou hast overcome, as in the day of Median. For every violent taking of spoils, with tumult, and garment mingled with blood, shall be burnt, and be fuel for the fire. For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace. His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Glory be to The Holy Trinity.

قَدِّسُوا رَبَّ الْجُنُودِ فَهُوَ خَوْفُكُمْ وَهُوَ رَهْبَتُكُمْ وَيَكُونُ مَقْدِساً وَحَجَرَ صَدْمَةٍ وَصَخْرَةَ عَثْرَةٍ لِبَيْتَيْ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَفَخّاً وَشَرَكاً لِسُكَّانِ أُورُشَلِيمَ فَيَعْثُرُ بِهَا كَثِيرُونَ وَيَسْقُطُونَ فَيَنْكَسِرُونَ وَيَعْلَقُونَ فَيُلْقَطُونَ صُرَّ الشَّهَادَةَ. اخْتِمِ الشَّرِيعَةَ بِتَلاَمِيذِي" فَأَصْطَبِرُ لِلرَّبِّ السَّاتِرِ وَجْهَهُ عَنْ بَيْتِ يَعْقُوبَ وَأَنْتَظِرُهُ هَئَنَذَا وَالأَوْلاَدُ الَّذِينَ أَعْطَانِيهِمُ الرَّبُّ آيَاتٍ وَعَجَائِبَ فِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ عِنْدِ رَبِّ الْجُنُودِ السَّاكِنِ فِي جَبَلِ صِهْيَوْنَ وَإِذَا قَالُوا لَكُمُ: "اطْلُبُوا إِلَى أَصْحَابِ التَّوَابِعِ وَالْعَرَّافِينَ الْمُشَقْشِقِينَ وَالْهَامِسِينَ". أَلاَ يَسْأَلُ شَعْبٌ إِلَهَهُ؟ أَيُسْأَلُ الْمَوْتَى لأَجْلِ الأَحْيَاءِ؟ إِلَى الشَّرِيعَةِ وَإِلَى الشَّهَادَةِ. إِنْ لَمْ يَقُولُوا مِثْلَ هَذَا الْقَوْلِ فَلَيْسَ لَهُمْ فَجْرٌ! فَيَعْبُرُونَ فِيهَا مُضَايَقِينَ وَجَائِعِينَ. وَيَكُونُ حِينَمَا يَجُوعُونَ أَنَّهُمْ يَحْنَقُونَ وَيَسُبُّونَ مَلِكَهُمْ وَإِلَهَهُمْ وَيَلْتَفِتُونَ إِلَى فَوْقُ وَيَنْظُرُونَ إِلَى الأَرْضِ وَإِذَا شِدَّةٌ وَظُلْمَةٌ قَتَامُ الضِّيقِ وَإِلَى الظَّلاَمِ هُمْ مَطْرُودُونَ وَلَكِنْ لاَ يَكُونُ ظَلاَمٌ لِلَّتِي عَلَيْهَا ضِيقٌ. كَمَا أَهَانَ الزَّمَانُ الأَوَّلُ أَرْضَ زَبُولُونَ وَأَرْضَ نَفْتَالِي يُكْرِمُ الأَخِيرُ طَرِيقَ الْبَحْرِ عَبْرَ الأُرْدُنِّ جَلِيلَ الأُمَمِ اَلشَّعْبُ السَّالِكُ فِي الظُّلْمَةِ أَبْصَرَ نُوراً عَظِيماً. الْجَالِسُونَ فِي أَرْضِ ظَِلاَلِ الْمَوْتِ أَشْرَقَ عَلَيْهِمْ نُورٌ أَكْثَرْتَ الأُمَّةَ. عَظَّمْتَ لَهَا الْفَرَحَ. يَفْرَحُونَ أَمَامَكَ كَالْفَرَحِ فِي الْحَصَادِ. كالَّذِينَ يَبْتَهِجُونَ عِنْدَمَا يَقْتَسِمُونَ غَنِيمَةً لأَنَّ نِيرَ ثِقْلِهِ وَعَصَا كَتِفِهِ وَقَضِيبَ مُسَخِّرِهِ كَسَّرْتَهُنَّ كَمَا فِي يَوْمِ مِدْيَانَ لأَنَّ كُلَّ سِلاَحِ الْمُتَسَلِّحِ فِي الْوَغَى وَكُلَّ رِدَاءٍ مُدَحْرَجٍ فِي الدِّمَاءِ يَكُونُ لِلْحَرِيقِ مَأْكَلاً لِلنَّارِ لأَنَّهُ يُولَدُ لَنَا وَلَدٌ وَنُعْطَى ابْناً وَتَكُونُ الرِّيَاسَةُ عَلَى كَتِفِهِ وَيُدْعَى اسْمُهُ عَجِيباً مُشِيراً إِلَهاً قَدِيراً أَباً أَبَدِيّاً رَئِيسَ السَّلاَمِ لِنُمُوِّ رِيَاسَتِهِ وَلِلسَّلاَمِ لاَ نِهَايَةَ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ دَاوُدَ وَعَلَى مَمْلَكَتِهِ لِيُثَبِّتَهَا وَيَعْضُدَهَا بِالْحَقِّ وَالْبِرِّ مِنَ الآنَ إِلَى الأَبَدِ. غَيْرَةُ رَبِّ الْجُنُودِ تَصْنَعُ هَذَا. مَجْدَاً لِلثَالُوث الأَقَدَسْ.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

31:1,2

٣١ : ١، ٢

*Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and who sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Alleluia.

طُوبَاهُمْ الَّذِينَ تُرِكَتْ لَهُمْ آثَامَهُمْ والَّذِينَ سُتِرَتْ خَطَايَاهُمْ. طُوبَى لَلَّرَجُل الَّذِي لم يَحْسِبُ لَهُ الرَّبُّ خَطِيئَةً. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

19:11-28

١٩ : ١١ − ٢٨

*As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested. He said therefore: A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them: Trade till I come. But his citizens hated him: and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. And the first came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin; For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down, and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow. He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow: And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming, I might have exacted it with usury? And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds. But I say to you, that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath, shall be taken from him. But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither, and kill them before me. And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem. Glory be to God forever.

وَإِذْ كَانُوا يَسْمَعُونَ هَذَا عَادَ فَقَالَ مَثَلاً لأَنَّهُ كَانَ قَرِيباً مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ وَكَانُوا يَظُنُّونَ أَنَّ مَلَكُوتَ اللهِ عَتِيدٌ أَنْ يَظْهَرَ فِي الْحَالِ فَقَالَ: "إِنْسَانٌ شَرِيفُ الْجِنْسِ ذَهَبَ إِلَى كُورَةٍ بَعِيدَةٍ لِيَأْخُذَ لِنَفْسِهِ مُلْكاً وَيَرْجِعَ فَدَعَا عَشَرَةَ عَبِيدٍ لَهُ وَأَعْطَاهُمْ عَشَرَةَ أَمْنَاءٍ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: تَاجِرُوا حَتَّى آتِيَ وَأَمَّا أَهْلُ مَدِينَتِهِ فَكَانُوا يُبْغِضُونَهُ فَأَرْسَلُوا وَرَاءَهُ سَفَارَةً قَائِلِينَ: لاَ نُرِيدُ أَنَّ هَذَا يَمْلِكُ عَلَيْنَا وَلَمَّا رَجَعَ بَعْدَمَا أَخَذَ الْمُلْكَ أَمَرَ أَنْ يُدْعَى إِلَيْهِ أُولَئِكَ الْعَبِيدُ الَّذِينَ أَعْطَاهُمُ الْفِضَّةَ لِيَعْرِفَ بِمَا تَاجَرَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ فَجَاءَ الأَوَّلُ قَائِلاً: يَا سَيِّدُ مَنَاكَ رَبِحَ عَشَرَةَ أَمْنَاءٍ فَقَالَ لَهُ: نِعِمَّا أَيُّهَا الْعَبْدُ الصَّالِحُ لأَنَّكَ كُنْتَ أَمِيناً فِي الْقَلِيلِ فَلْيَكُنْ لَكَ سُلْطَانٌ عَلَى عَشْرِ مُدُنٍ ثُمَّ جَاءَ الثَّانِي قَائِلاً: يَا سَيِّدُ مَنَاكَ عَمِلَ خَمْسَةَ أَمْنَاءٍ فَقَالَ لِهَذَا أَيْضاً: وَكُنْ أَنْتَ عَلَى خَمْسِ مُدُنٍ ثُمَّ جَاءَ آخَرُ قَائِلاً: يَا سَيِّدُ هُوَذَا مَنَاكَ الَّذِي كَانَ عِنْدِي مَوْضُوعاً فِي مِنْدِيلٍ لأَنِّي كُنْتُ أَخَافُ مِنْكَ إِذْ أَنْتَ إِنْسَانٌ صَارِمٌ تَأْخُذُ مَا لَمْ تَضَعْ وَتَحْصُدُ مَا لَمْ تَزْرَعْ فَقَالَ لَهُ: مِنْ فَمِكَ أَدِينُكَ أَيُّهَا الْعَبْدُ الشِّرِّيرُ. عَرَفْتَ أَنِّي إِنْسَانٌ صَارِمٌ آخُذُ مَا لَمْ أَضَعْ وَأَحْصُدُ مَا لَمْ أَزْرَعْ فَلِمَاذَا لَمْ تَضَعْ فِضَّتِي عَلَى مَائِدَةِ الصَّيَارِفَةِ فَكُنْتُ مَتَى جِئْتُ أَسْتَوْفِيهَا مَعَ رِباً؟ ثُمَّ قَالَ لِلْحَاضِرِينَ: خُذُوا مِنْهُ الْمَنَا وَأَعْطُوهُ للَّذِي عِنْدَهُ الْعَشَرَةُ الأَمْنَاءُ فَقَالُوا لَهُ: يَا سَيِّدُ عِنْدَهُ عَشَرَةُ أَمْنَاءٍ لأَنِّي أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إِنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ لَهُ يُعْطَى وَمَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ فالَّذِي عِنْدَهُ يُؤْخَذُ مِنْهُ أَمَّا أَعْدَائِي أُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُرِيدُوا أَنْ أَمْلِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ فَأْتُوا بِهِمْ إِلَى هُنَا وَاذْبَحُوهُمْ قُدَّامِي" وَلَمَّا قَالَ هَذَا تَقَدَّمَ صَاعِداً إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from 1 Corinthians

البولس من كورونثوس الأولى

5:9-6:5

٥ : ٩ − ٦ : ٥

*I wrote to you in an epistle, not to keep company with fornicators. I mean not with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or the extortioners, or the servers of idols; otherwise you must needs go out of this world. But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such a one, not so much as to eat. For what have I to do to judge them that are without? Do not you judge them that are within? For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one from among yourselves. He blames them for going to law before unbelievers. Of sins that exclude from the kingdom of heaven. The evil of fornication. Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged before the unjust, and not before the saints? Know you not that the saints shall judge this world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things of this world? If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man, that is able to judge between his brethren? The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

كَتَبْتُ إِلَيْكُمْ فِي الرِّسَالَةِ أَنْ لاَ تُخَالِطُوا الزُّنَاةَ وَلَيْسَ مُطْلَقاً زُنَاةَ هَذَا الْعَالَمِ أَوِ الطَّمَّاعِينَ أَوِ الْخَاطِفِينَ أَوْ عَبَدَةَ الأَوْثَانِ وَإِلاَّ فَيَلْزَمُكُمْ أَنْ تَخْرُجُوا مِنَ الْعَالَمِ وَأَمَّا الآنَ فَكَتَبْتُ إِلَيْكُمْ: إِنْ كَانَ أَحَدٌ مَدْعُوٌّ أَخاً زَانِياً أَوْ طَمَّاعاً أَوْ عَابِدَ وَثَنٍ أَوْ شَتَّاماً أَوْ سِكِّيراً أَوْ خَاطِفاً أَنْ لاَ تُخَالِطُوا وَلاَ تُؤَاكِلُوا مِثْلَ هَذَا لأَنَّهُ مَاذَا لِي أَنْ أَدِينَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ خَارِجٍ أَلَسْتُمْ أَنْتُمْ تَدِينُونَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ دَاخِلٍ أَمَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ خَارِجٍ فَاللَّهُ يَدِينُهُمْ. فَاعْزِلُوا الْخَبِيثَ مِنْ بَيْنِكُمْ أَيَتَجَاسَرُ مِنْكُمْ أَحَدٌ لَهُ دَعْوَى عَلَى آخَرَ أَنْ يُحَاكَمَ عِنْدَ الظَّالِمِينَ وَلَيْسَ عِنْدَ الْقِدِّيسِينَ؟ أَلَسْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ الْقِدِّيسِينَ سَيَدِينُونَ الْعَالَمَ؟ فَإِنْ كَانَ الْعَالَمُ يُدَانُ بِكُمْ أَفَأَنْتُمْ غَيْرُ مُسْتَأْهِلِينَ لِلْمَحَاكِمِ الصُّغْرَى؟ أَلَسْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّنَا سَنَدِينُ مَلاَئِكَةً؟ فَبِالأَوْلَى أُمُورَ هَذِهِ الْحَيَاةِ! فَإِنْ كَانَ لَكُمْ مَحَاكِمُ فِي أُمُورِ هَذِهِ الْحَيَاةِ فَأَجْلِسُوا الْمُحْتَقَرِينَ فِي الْكَنِيسَةِ قُضَاةً! لِتَخْجِيلِكُمْ أَقُولُ. أَهَكَذَا لَيْسَ بَيْنَكُمْ حَكِيمٌ وَلاَ وَاحِدٌ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يَقْضِيَ بَيْنَ إِخْوَتِهِ؟ نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الأولى

1:3-12

١ : ٣ − ١٢

*Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, Unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that can not fade, reserved in heaven for you, Who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein you shall greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations: That the trial of your faith (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, you love: in whom also now, though you see him not, you believe: and believing shall rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorified; Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and diligently searched, who prophesied of the grace to come in you. Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify: when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ, and the glories that should follow: To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you, the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look. 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.

مُبَارَكٌ اللهُ أَبُو رَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ، الَّذِي حَسَبَ رَحْمَتِهِ الْكَثِيرَةِ وَلَدَنَا ثَانِيَةً لِرَجَاءٍ حَيٍّ، بِقِيَامَةِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ مِنَ الأَمْوَاتِ، لِمِيرَاثٍ لاَ يَفْنَى وَلاَ يَتَدَنَّسُ وَلاَ يَضْمَحِلُّ، مَحْفُوظٌ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ لأَجْلِكُمْ، أَنْتُمُ الَّذِينَ بِقُوَّةِ اللهِ مَحْرُوسُونَ، بِإِيمَانٍ، لِخَلاَصٍ مُسْتَعَدٍّ أَنْ يُعْلَنَ فِي الزَّمَانِ الأَخِيرِ الَّذِي بِهِ تَبْتَهِجُونَ، مَعَ أَنَّكُمُ الآنَ - إِنْ كَانَ يَجِبُ - تُحْزَنُونَ يَسِيراً بِتَجَارِبَ مُتَنَوِّعَةٍ، لِكَيْ تَكُونَ تَزْكِيَةُ إِيمَانِكُمْ، وَهِيَ أَثْمَنُ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ الْفَانِي، مَعَ أَنَّهُ يُمْتَحَنُ بِالنَّارِ، تُوجَدُ لِلْمَدْحِ وَالْكَرَامَةِ وَالْمَجْدِ عِنْدَ اسْتِعْلاَنِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ، الَّذِي وَإِنْ لَمْ تَرَوْهُ تُحِبُّونَهُ. ذَلِكَ وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ لاَ تَرَوْنَهُ الآنَ لَكِنْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ، فَتَبْتَهِجُونَ بِفَرَحٍ لاَ يُنْطَقُ بِهِ وَمَجِيدٍ، نَائِلِينَ غَايَةَ إِيمَانِكُمْ خَلاَصَ النُّفُوسِ الْخَلاَصَ الَّذِي فَتَّشَ وَبَحَثَ عَنْهُ أَنْبِيَاءُ، الَّذِينَ تَنَبَّأُوا عَنِ النِّعْمَةِ الَّتِي لأَجْلِكُمْ، بَاحِثِينَ أَيُّ وَقْتٍ أَوْ مَا الْوَقْتُ الَّذِي كَانَ يَدُلُّ عَلَيْهِ رُوحُ الْمَسِيحِ الَّذِي فِيهِمْ، إِذْ سَبَقَ فَشَهِدَ بِالآلاَمِ الَّتِي لِلْمَسِيحِ وَالأَمْجَادِ الَّتِي بَعْدَهَا الَّذِينَ أُعْلِنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُمْ لَيْسَ لأَنْفُسِهِمْ، بَلْ لَنَا كَانُوا يَخْدِمُونَ بِهَذِهِ الأُمُورِ الَّتِي أُخْبِرْتُمْ بِهَا أَنْتُمُ الآنَ بِوَاسِطَةِ الَّذِينَ بَشَّرُوكُمْ فِي الرُّوحِ الْقُدُسِ الْمُرْسَلِ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ. الَّتِي تَشْتَهِي الْمَلاَئِكَةُ أَنْ تَطَّلِعَ عَلَيْهَا. 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

17:10-14

١٧ : ١٠ − ١٤

*But the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. Who, when they were come thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so. And many indeed of them believed, and of honourable women that were Gentiles, and of men not a few. And when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was also preached by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and troubling the multitude. And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go unto the sea; but Silas and Timothy remained there. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَأَمَّا الإِخْوَةُ فَلِلْوَقْتِ أَرْسَلُوا بُولُسَ وَسِيلاَ لَيْلاً إِلَى بِيرِيَّةَ. وَهُمَا لَمَّا وَصَلاَ مَضَيَا إِلَى مَجْمَعِ الْيَهُودِ وَكَانَ هَؤُلاَءِ أَشْرَفَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ فِي تَسَالُونِيكِي فَقَبِلُوا الْكَلِمَةَ بِكُلِّ نَشَاطٍ فَاحِصِينَ الْكُتُبَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ: هَلْ هَذِهِ الأُمُورُ هَكَذَا؟ فَآمَنَ مِنْهُمْ كَثِيرُونَ وَمِنَ النِّسَاءِ الْيُونَانِيَّاتِ الشَّرِيفَاتِ وَمِنَ الرِّجَالِ عَدَدٌ لَيْسَ بِقَلِيلٍ فَلَمَّا عَلِمَ الْيَهُودُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ تَسَالُونِيكِي أَنَّهُ فِي بِيرِيَّةَ أَيْضاً نَادَى بُولُسُ بِكَلِمَةِ اللهِ جَاءُوا يُهَيِّجُونَ الْجُمُوعَ هُنَاكَ أَيْضاً فَحِينَئِذٍ أَرْسَلَ الإِخْوَةُ بُولُسَ لِلْوَقْتِ لِيَذْهَبَ كَمَا إِلَى الْبَحْرِ وَأَمَّا سِيلاَ وَتِيمُوثَاوُسُ فَبَقِيَا هُنَاكَ. لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

31:5,6

٣١ : ٥، ٦

*I acknowledged my sin, and hid not mine iniquity: I said, I will confess mine iniquity to the Lord against myself; and thou forgavest the ungodliness of my heart. Alleluia.

أَعْتَرِفُ لَكَ بِخَطِيئَتِي وَلَم أكْتُم إِثْمِي. قُلتَ أَعْتَرِفُ لِلرَّبِّ باثمي وأنت صَفَحْتَ لِي عَنْ نَفَاقَات قَلبِي. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

11:33-36

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*No man lighteth a candle, and putteth it in a hidden place, nor under a bushel; but upon a candlestick, that they that come in, may see the light. The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be lightsome: but if it be evil, thy body also will be darksome. Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee, be not darkness. If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of darkness; the whole shall be lightsome; and as a bright lamp, shall enlighten thee. Glory be to God forever.

"لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يُوقِدُ سِرَاجاً وَيَضَعُهُ فِي خُفْيَةٍ وَلاَ تَحْتَ الْمِكْيَالِ بَلْ عَلَى الْمَنَارَةِ لِكَيْ يَنْظُرَ الدَّاخِلُونَ النُّورَ سِرَاجُ الْجَسَدِ هُوَ الْعَيْنُ فَمَتَى كَانَتْ عَيْنُكَ بَسِيطَةً فَجَسَدُكَ كُلُّهُ يَكُونُ نَيِّراً وَمَتَى كَانَتْ شِرِّيرَةً فَجَسَدُكَ يَكُونُ مُظْلِماً اُنْظُرْ إِذاً لِئَلاَّ يَكُونَ النُّورُ الَّذِي فِيكَ ظُلْمَةً فَإِنْ كَانَ جَسَدُكَ كُلُّهُ نَيِّراً لَيْسَ فِيهِ جُزْءٌ مُظْلِمٌ يَكُونُ نَيِّراً كُلُّهُ كَمَا حِينَمَا يُضِيءُ لَكَ السِّرَاجُ بِلَمَعَانِهِ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.