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30th day of Bashans

اليوم الثلاثون من شهر بشنس

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

110:4,7

١١٠ : ٤، ٧

*The Lord sware, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec. The Lord at thy right hand; therefore shall he lift up the head. Alleluia.

أَقْسَمَ الرَّبُّ وَلَنْ يَنْدَمَ: "إنكَ أَنْتَ هُوَ الْكَاهِنُ إلى الأَبدِ عَلَى طَقْسِ مَلْشِيصَادَقَ". الرَّبُّ عَنْ يَمِينِكَ، لِذلِكَ يَرْفَعُ رَأْسَاً. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

16:13-19

١٦ : ١٣ − ١٩

*And Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is? But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. Glory be to God forever.

وَلَمَّا جَاءَ يَسُوعُ إلى نَوَاحِي قَيْصَرِيَّةِ فِيلُبُّسَ سَألَ تَلاَمِيذَهُ قَائِلاً: "مَاذا يَقُولُ النَّاسُ في ابْنِ الإنْسانِ، مَنْ هُوَ؟". فَهُمْ قَالُوا: "قَومٌ قَالُوا: يُوحَنَّا الْمَعْمَدَانُ، وَقَالَ آخَرُونَ: إيلِيَّا، وَقَالَ آخَرُونَ: إرْمِيَا أوْ وَاحِدٌ مِنَ الأنْبِيَاءِ". قَالَ لَهُمْ: "وَأنْتُمْ، مَنْ تَقُولُونَ إني أنا؟". فَأجَابَ سِمْعَانُ بُطْرُسُ وَقَالَ: "أَنْتَ هُوَ الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ الْحَيِّ". فَأجَابَ يَسُوعُ وَقَالَ لَهُ: "طُوبَاكَ يا سِمْعَانُ بْنَ يُونا، إنَّ لَحْمَاً وَدَمَاً لَمْ يُعْلِنْ لَكَ هذَا، لَكِنَّ أبِي الَّذِي في السَّمَوَاتِ. وَأنا أَقُولُ لَكَ: أَنْتَ بُطْرُسُ، وَعَلَى هذِهِ الصَّخْرَةِ أبْنِي كَنِيسَتي، وَأَبْوَابُ الْجَحِيمِ لَنْ تَقْوَى عَلَيْهَا. وَأُعْطِيكَ مَفَاتِيحَ مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَوَاتِ، وَمَا تَرْبِطُهُ عَلَى الأَرْضِ يَكُونُ مَرْبُوطَاً في السَّمَوَاتِ. وَمَا تَحُلُّهُ عَلَى الأَرْضِ يَكونُ مَحْلُولاً في السَّمَوَاتِ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

73:23,24,28

٧٣ : ٢٣، ٢٤، ٢٨

*Thou hast holden my right hand. Thou hast guided me by thy counsel, and thou hast taken me to thyself with glory. But it is good for me to cleave close to God, to put my trust in the Lord; that I may proclaim all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion. Alleluia.

أَمْسَكْتَ بِيَدِي الْيُمْنَى. وَبِمَشُورَتكَ هَدَيْتَنِي وَبِالْمَجْدِ قَبِلْتَنِي. وَأنا خَيْرٌ لِي الالْتِصَاقُ بِاللَّهِ وَأنْ أَجْعَلَ عَلَى الرَّبِّ اتِّكَالِي، لأُخْبِرَ بِكُلِّ تَسَابِيحِكَ في أَبوَابِ ابْنَةِ صِهْيَوْنَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint John

الإنجيل من يوحنا

15:17-25

١٥ : ١٧ − ٢٥

*These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake: because they know not him who sent me. If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause. Glory be to God forever.

بِهذَا أَوْصَيْتُكُمْ حَتَّى تُحِبُّوا بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضاً. إنْ كَانَ الْعَالَمُ يُبْغِضُكُمْ فَاعْلَمُوا أنهُ قَدْ أَبْغَضَنِي قَبْلَكُمْ. لَوْ كُنْتُمْ مِنَ الْعَالَمِ لَكَانَ الْعَالَمُ يُحِبُّ خَاصَّتَهُ. وَلكِنْ لأنكُمْ لَسْتُمْ مِنَ الْعَالَمِ، بَلْ أَنا اخْتَرْتُكُمْ مِنَ الْعَالَمِ، لِذلِكَ يُبْغِضُكُمْ الْعَالَمُ. اُذْكُرُوا الكَلاَمَ الَّذِي قُلْتُهُ لَكُمْ: لَيْسَ عَبْدٌ أَعْظَمَ مِنْ سَيِّدِهِ. إنْ كَانُوا قَدْ اضْطَهَدُونِي فَسَيَضْطَهِدُونَكُمْ، وَإنْ كَانُوا قَدْ حَفِظُوا كَلاَمِي فَسَيَحْفَظُونَ كَلاَمَكُمْ. لكِنَّهُمْ إنَّمَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِكُمْ هذَا كُلَّهُ مِنْ أَجْلِ اسْمِي؛ لأنهُمْ لا يَعْرِفُونَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَنِي. لَوْ لَمْ أَكُنْ قَدْ جِئْتُ وَكَلَّمْتُهُمْ، لَمْ تَكُنْ لَهُمْ خَطِيَّةٌ، وَأَمَّا الآنَ فَلَيْسَ لَهُمْ حُجَّةٌ في خَطِيَّتِهِمْ. الَّذِي يُبْغِضُنِي يُبْغِضُ أَبِي أيْضاً. لَوْ لَمْ أَكُنْ قَدْ عَمِلْتُ بَيْنَهُمْ أَعْمَالاً التي لَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا أَحَدٌ آخَرُ، لَمْ تَكُنْ لَهُمْ خَطِيَّةٌ، وَأمَّا الآنَ فَقَدْ رَأَوْنِي وَأَبْغَضُونِي أَنا وَأبِي. لكِنْ لِكَيْ تَتِمَّ الْكَلِمَةُ الْمَكْتُوبَةُ في نَامُوسِهِمْ: إنَّهُمْ أَبْغَضُوني بِلاَ سَبَبٍ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from 2 Corinthians

البولس من كورونثوس الثانية

4:5-5:11

٤ : ٥ − ٥ : ١١

*For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord; and ourselves your servants through Jesus. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God, and not of us. In all things we suffer tribulation, but are not distressed; we are straitened, but are not destitute; We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken; we are cast down, but we perish not: Always bearing about in our body the mortification of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our bodies. For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake; that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. But having the same spirit of faith, as it is written: I believed, for which cause I have spoken; we also believe, for which cause we speak also: Knowing that he who raised up Jesus, will raise us up also with Jesus, and place us with you. For all things are for your sakes; that the grace abounding through many, may abound in thanksgiving unto the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man is corrupted, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation, worketh for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen, are temporal; but the things which are not seen, are eternal. He is willing to leave his earthly mansion to be with the Lord. His charity to the Corinthians. For we know, if our earthly house of this habitation be dissolved, that we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven. For in this also we groan, desiring to be clothed upon with our habitation that is from heaven. Yet so that we be found clothed, not naked. For we also, who are in this tabernacle, do groan, being burthened; because we would not be unclothed, but clothed upon, that that which is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now he that maketh us for this very thing, is God, who hath given us the pledge of the Spirit. Therefore having always confidence, knowing that, while we are in the body, we are absent from the Lord. (For we walk by faith, and not by sight.) But we are confident, and have a good will to be absent rather from the body, and to be present with the Lord. And therefore we labour, whether absent or present, to please him. For we must all be manifested before the judgement seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil. Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we use persuasion to men; but to God we are manifest. And I trust also that in your consciences we are manifest. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

فَإنَّنَا لَسْنَا نَكْرِزُ بِأَنْفُسِنَا، بَلْ بِالْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ رَبِّنَا، وَنَحْنُ أيْضاً عَبِيدٌ لَكُمْ مِنْ قِبَلِ يَسُوعَ؛ لأنَّ اللَّهَ الَّذِي قَالَ: "أنْ يُشْرِقَ نُورٌ مِنْ ظُلْمَةٍ "، هُوَ الَّذِي أَضَاءَ في قُلُوبِنَا، نُورَ مَعْرِفَةِ مَجْدِ اللَّهِ بِوَجْهِ يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ. وَلَنَا هذا الْكَنْزُ في أَوَانٍ خَزَفِيَّةٍ؛ لِكَيْ يَكُونَ فَضْلُ الْقُوَّةِ لِلَّهِ لا مِنَّا. مَحْزُونِينَ في كُلِّ شَيْءٍ، لكِنْ غَيْرَ مُتَضَايِقِينَ. مَطْرُودِينَ، لكِنْ غَيْرَ سَاقِطِينَ. مُضْطَهَدِينَ، لكِنْ غَيْرَ مَتْرُوكِينَ. مَطْرُوحِينَ، لكِنْ غَيْرَ هَالِكِينَ. حَامِلِينَ في أَجْسَادِنَا كُلّ حِينٍ إمَاتَةَ يَسُوعَ، لِكَيْ تَظْهَرَ حَيَاةُ يَسُوعَ أيْضَاً في أَجْسَادِنَا. لأننَا نَحْنُ الأحْيَاءَ نُسَلَّمُ في كُلِّ حِينٍ لِلْمَوْتِ مِنْ أَجْلِ يَسُوعَ؛ لِكَيْ تَظْهَرَ حَيَاةُ يَسُوعَ أيْضاً في جَسَدِنَا الَّذِي سَيَمُوتُ. فَالْمَوْتُ إذاً يَعْمَلُ فِينَا، وَلكِنَّ الْحَيَاةَ فِيكُمْ. وَفِينَا هذَا الرَّوحُ الَّذِي لِلإيمَانِ، حَسَبَ الْمَكْتُوبِ: "آمَنْتُ لِذلِكَ تَكَلَّمْتُ "، نَحْنُ أيْضاً نُؤْمِنُ وَلِذلِكَ نَتَكَلَّمُ. عَالِمِينَ أنَّ الَّذِي أَقَامَ الرَّبَّ يَسُوعَ سَيُقِيمُنَا نَحْنُ أيْضاً مَعَ يَسُوعَ، وَيُوقِفُنَا مَعَكُمْ. لأنَّ جَمِيعَ الأشْيَاءِ كَانَتْ مِنْ أَجْلِكُمْ، لِكَيْ تَكْثُرَ النِّعْمَةُ، وَيَزْدَادَ الشُّكْرُ مِنَ الْكَثِيرِينَ لِمَجْدِ اللَّهِ. لِذلِكَ لا نَمَلُّ، بَلْ وَإنْ كَانَ إنْسَانُنَا الْخَارِجُ يَفْسَدُ، فَالدَّاخِلُ يَتَجَدَّدُ يَوْماً فَيَوْمَاً؛ لأنَّ خِفَّةَ ضِيقَتِنَا الْوَقْتِيَّةِ تُنْشِئُ لَنَا أَكْثَرَ فَأَكْثَرَ ثِقَلَ مَجْدٍ أَبدِيٍّ. وَنَحْنُ غَيْرُ نَاظِرِينَ إلى مَا يُرَى، بَلْ إلى مَا لا يُرَى؛ لأنَّ الأشْيَاءَ التي تُرَى هِيَ وَقْتِيَّةٌ، وَأَمَّا التي لا تُرَى فَأَبدِيَّةٌ. لأننَا نَعْلَمُ أنهُ إنْ نُقِضَ بَيْتُ مَسْكَنِنَا الأرْضِيُّ، فَلَنَا في السَّمَوَاتِ بِنَاءٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ، بَيْتٌ أَبدِيٌّ، غَيْرُ مَصْنُوعٍ بِيَدٍ؛ لأننَا في هذَا نَئِنُّ مُشْتَاقِينَ إلى أنْ نَلْبَسَ مَسْكَننَا الَّذِي مِنَ السَّمَاءِ. وَإنْ لَبِسْنَاهُ فَلا نُوجَدُ عُرَاةً. فَإنَّنَا نَحْنُ السُّكَّانَ في هذَا الْمَسْكَنِ نَئِنُّ مُثْقَلِينَ، إذْ لَسْنَا نُرِيدُ أنْ نَخْلَعَهُ بَلْ أنْ نَلْبَسَ فَوْقَهُ، لِكَيْ يُبْتَلَعَ الْمَائِتُ مِنَ الْحَيَاةِ. وَلكِنَّ الَّذِي صَنَعَنَا لِهذَا عَيْنِهِ هُوَ اللَّهُ، الَّذِي أَعْطَانَا أيْضاً عُرْبُونَ الرُّوحِ. فَإذْ نَحْنُ وَاثِقُونَ كُلَّ حِينٍ وَعَالِمُونَ أننَا مَا دُمْنَا هُنَا في الْجَسَدِ، فَنَحْنُ غُرَبَاءُ عَنِ الرَّبِّ. لأننَا بِالإيمَانِ نَسْلُكُ لا بِالْعِيَانِ. فَنَثِقُ وَنُسَرُّ بِالأَوْلَى أنْ نَخْرُجَ مِنَ الْجَسَدِ وَنَمْضِيَ إلى الرَّبِّ. مِنْ أَجْلِ هذَا نَحْتَرِصُ أيْضاً مُقِيمِينَ كُنَّا هُنَا في الْجَسَدِ أَوْ خَارِجِينَ عَنْهُ لِنَكُونَ مَرْضِيِّينَ عِنْدَهُ. لأنهُ لابدَّ أننَا جَمِيعَنَا نَظْهَرُ أَمَامَ مِنْبَرِ الْمَسِيحِ؛ لِيَنَالَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ كَالأعْمَالِ التي عَمِلَهَا بِالْجَسَدِ، خَيْرَاً كَانَتْ أَمْ شَرَّاً. فَإذْ نَحْنُ عَالِمُونَ مَخَافَةِ الرَّبِّ نُقْنِعُ النَّاسَ. وَأمَّا اللَّهُ فَقَدْ صِرْنَا لَهُ ظَاهِرِينَ، وَأَرْجُو أنْ أَكُونَ ظَاهِرَاً في ضَمَائِرِكُمْ أيْضاً. نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الأولى

2:18-3:7

٢ : ١٨ − ٣ : ٧

*Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is thankworthy, if for conscience towards God, a man endure sorrows, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if committing sin, and being buffeted for it, you endure? But if doing well you suffer patiently; this is thankworthy before God. For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not: but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly. Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls. How wives are to behave to their husbands. What ornaments they are to seek. Exhortations to divers Virtues. In like manner also let wives be subject to their husbands: that if any believe not the word, they may be won without the word, by the conversation of the wives. Considering your chaste conversation with fear. Whose adorning let it not be the outward plaiting of the hair, or the wearing of gold, or the putting on of apparel: But the hidden man of the heart in the incorruptibility of a quiet and a meek spirit, which is rich in the sight of God. For after this manner heretofore the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: As Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters you are, doing well, and not fearing any disturbance. Ye husbands, likewise dwelling with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the female as to the weaker vessel, and as to the co-heirs of the grace of life: that your prayers be not hindered. 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.

أيهَا العَبِيدُ، كُونُوا خَاضِعِينَ لِسَادَتِكُمْ بِكُلِّ خَوْفٍ، لَيْسَ فَقَطْ للصَّالِحِينَ الْمُتَرَفِّقِينَ، بَلْ للآخَرِينَ الْمُعوَجِّينَ أيْضاً؛ لأنَّ هَذِهِ نِعْمَةٌ، إنْ كَانَ أحَدٌ مِنْ أجْلِ ضَمِيرٍ نَحْوَ اللَّهِ، يَحْتَمِلُ أَحْزَاناً وَهُوَ مَظْلُومٌ. لأنْ مَا هُوَ الافْتِخَارُ إذَا كُنْتُمْ تُخْطِئُونَ وَيُقْمعُونَكُمْ فَتَصْبِرُونَ؟ لَكِنْ إذا صَنَعْتُمُ الْخَيرَ وَتَألَّمْتُمْ وَصَبِرتُمْ، فَهَذِهِ هِيَ نِعْمَةٌ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ، الَّذِي دَعَاكُمْ لِهَذَا. لأنَّ الْمَسِيحَ هُوَ أيْضاً تَألَّمَ عَنَّا، تَارِكَاً لَنَا مِثَالاً لِكَيْ نَتَّبِعَ خُطُوَاتِهِ. " الَّذِي لَمْ يُخْطِئْ، وَلَمْ يُوْجَدْ في فَمِهِ غِشٌّ "، وَكَانَ يُشْتَمُ وَلا يَشْتِمُ. وَإِذْ تَألَّمَ لَمْ يَغْضَبْ وَأعْطَى الْحُكْمَ لِلحَاكِمِ العَادِلِ. الَّذِي رَفَعَ خَطَايَانَا عَلَى الْخَشَبَةِ بِجَسَدِهِ، لِكيْ مَا إذَا مُتْنَا بالْخَطَايَا نَحْيَا بِالبِرِّ. وَالَّذِي شُفِيتُمْ بِجِرَاحَاتِهِ. لأنكُمْ كُنْتُمْ كَمِثْلِ خِرَافٍ ضَالَّةٍ، لَكِنَّكُمْ رَجَعْتُمُ الآنَ إلى رَاعِيكُمْ وَأُسْقُفِ نُفُوسِكُمْ. كَذلِكُنَّ النِّسَاءُ أيْضاً، فَلْيَخْضَعْنَ لِرِجَالِهِنَ، حَتَّى وَإنْ كَانَ الْبَعْضُ لا يَقْبَلُونَ الْكَلِمَةَ، يُرْبَحُونَ بِسِيرَةِ النِّسَاءِ بِدُونِ كَلِمَةٍ. مُلاَحِظِينَ سِيرَتَكُنَّ الطَّاهِرَةَ بِخَوْفٍ. وَعَلَى هَذَا فَلاَ تَكُنْ الزِّينَةُ الْخَارِجِيَّةُ، مِنْ ضَفْرِ الشَّعْرِ وَالتَّحَلِّي بِالذَّهَبِ وَلِبْسِ الثِّيَابِ، هِيَ زِينَتَكُنَّ، بَلِ الإنْسَانُ الْخَفِيُّ في الْقَلْبِ، في الرُّوحِ الْهَادِئِ الْوَدِيعِ الْعَدِيمِ الْفَسَادِ، الَّذِي هُوَ قُدَّامَ اللَّهِ كَثِيرُ الثَّمَنِ. لأنهُ هَكَذَا كَانَتْ قَدِيماً النِّسَاءُ الْقِدِّيسَاتُ الْمُتَوَكِّلاَتُ أيْضاً عَلَى اللَّهِ، يُزَيِّنَّ أَنْفُسَهُنَّ خَاضِعَاتٍ لِرِجَالِهِنَّ، كَمَا كَانَتْ سَارَةُ تُطِيعُ إبْرَاهِيمَ وَتَدْعُوهُ " سَيِّدِي". الَّتي صِرْتُنَّ لَهَا بَنَاتٍ، صَانِعَاتِ الْخَيْرِ، وَغَيْرَ خَائِفَاتٍ خَوْفاً مِنْ أَحَدٍ الْبَتَّةَ. كَذلِكَ أَنْتُمْ أيْضاً أَيهَا الرِّجَالُ، كُونُوا سَاكِنِينَ مَعَهُنَّ عَالِمِينَ أنَّ النِّسَاءَ آنِيَةٌ ضَعِيفَةٌ، مُعْطِينَ إيَّاهُنَّ كَرَامَةً، كَالْوَارِثَاتِ مَعَكُمْ نِعْمَةَ الْحَيَاةِ بِأَيِّ نَوْعٍ، لِكَيْ لا تعَاقَ صَلَوَاتكُمْ. 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

20:17-38

٢٠ : ١٧ − ٣٨

*And sending from Miletus to Ephesus, he called the ancients of the church. And when they were come to him, and were together, he said to them: You know from the first day that I came into Asia, in what manner I have been with you, for all the time, Serving the Lord with all humility, and with tears, and temptations which befell me by the conspiracies of the Jews; How I have kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have preached it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to house, Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. And now, behold, being bound in the spirit, I go to Jerusalem: not knowing the things which shall befall me there: Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem. But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to witness this day, that I am clear from the blood of all men; For I have not spared to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. I know that, after my departure, ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, keeping in memory, that for three years I ceased not, with tears to admonish every one of you night and day. And now I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, who is able to build up, and to give an inheritance among all the sanctified. I have not coveted any man's silver, gold, or apparel, as You yourselves know: for such things as were needful for me and them that are with me, these hands have furnished. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive. And when he had said these things, kneeling down, he prayed with them all. And there was much weeping among them all; and falling on the neck of Paul, they kissed him, Being grieved most of all for the word which he had said, that they should see his face no more. And they brought him on his way to the ship. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَمِنْ مِيلِيتُسَ أَرْسَلَ إلى أَفَسُسَ وَاسْتَدْعَى أحْبَارَ الْكَنِيسَةِ. فَلَمَّا جَاءُوا إلَيْهِ قَالَ لَهُمْ: "أَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ مِنْ أَوَّلِ يَوْمٍ أَتِيتُ إلى أَسِيَّا، كَيْفَ كُنْتُ مَعَكُمْ كُلَّ هذَا الزَّمَانِ، أَخْدِمُ الرَّبَّ بِكُلِّ تَوَاضُعٍ وَدُمُوعٍ، وَالتَّجَارِبُ التي أَتَتْ عَلَيَّ بِمَكَايِدِ الْيَهُودِ. كَيْفَ لَمْ أُخْفِ شَيْئاً مِنَ الْفَوَائِدِ إلاَّ وَأَخْبَرْتُكُمْ عَنْهَا وَعَلَّمْتُكُمْ بِهَا. شَاهِداً جَهْرَاً وَفي كُلِّ بَيْتٍ لِلْيَهُودِ وَالْيُونَانِيِّينَ بِالتَّوْبَةِ إلى اللَّهِ وَالإيمَانِ الَّذِي بِرَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ. وَالآنَ هَا أَنا أَذْهَبُ إلى أُورُشَلِيمَ مَأْسُوراً بِالرُّوحِ، لا أَعْلَمُ مَاذَا يُصَادِفُنِي هُنَاكَ فِيها. غَيْرَ أنَّ الرُّوحَ الْقُدُسَ يَشْهَدُ لِي في كُلِّ مَدِينَةٍ قَائِلاً: "إنَّ وُثُقَاً وَشَدَائِدَ تَنْتَظِرُكَ". وَلكِنَّنِي لَسْتُ أَحْتَسِبُ لِشَيْءٍ، وَلا نَفْسِي مُكَرَّمَةٌ عِنْدِي، حَتَّى أُتَمِّمَ سَعْيِي وَالْخِدْمَةَ التي أَخَذْتهَا مِنَ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ، لأَشْهَدَ بِبِشَارَةِ نِعْمَةِ اللَّهِ. وَالآنَ هَا أَنا أَعْلَمُ أَنكُمْ لا تَرَوْنَ وَجْهِي بَعْدُ، أَنْتُمْ جَمِيعاً الَّذِينَ مَرَرْتُ بَيْنَهُمْ كَارِزاً بِمَلَكُوتِ اللَّهِ. لِذلِكَ أُشْهِدُكُمُ في نَهَارِ هذَا الْيَوْمِ إنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِنْ دَمِكُمْ جَمِيعاً، وَذلِكَ لأني لَمْ أَتَأخَّرْ أنْ أُخْبِرَكُمْ بِكُلِّ مَشِيئَةِ اللَّهِ. اِحْتَرِسوا إذَاً لأَنْفُسِكُمْ وَلِجَمِيعِ الرَّعِيَّةِ التي أَقَامَكُمُ الرُّوحُ القُدُسُ فِيهَا أَسَاقِفَةً، لِتَرْعَوْا كَنِيسَةَ الرَّبِّ التي اقْتَنَاهَا بِدَمِهِ بِذَاتِهِ. لأني أَعْلَمُ: أنهُ مِنْ بَعْدَ ذَهَابِي سَيَدْخُلُ بَيْنَكُمْ ذِئَابٌ خَاطِفَةٌ لا تُشْفِقُ عَلَى الرَّعِيَّةِ. وَمِنْكُمْ أَنْتُمْ سَيَقُومُ رِجَالٌ يَتَكَلَّمُونَ بِأَقْوَالٍ مُلْتَوِيَةٍ لِيَجْتَذِبُوا التَّلاَمِيذَ وَرَاءَهُمْ. لِذلِكَ اسْهَرُوا إذاً، مُتَذَكِّرِينَ أني ثَلاَثَ سِنينَ لَمْ أَفْتُرْ نَهَاراً وَلَيْلاً عَنْ أنْ أُعَلِّمَ بِدُمُوعٍ كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْكُمْ. وَالآنَ أَسْتَوْدِعُكُمْ لِلرَّبِّ وَلِكَلِمَةِ نِعْمَتِهِ، الْقَادِرَةِ أنْ تُثَبِّتَكُمْ وَتَمْنَحَكُمْ مِيرَاثاً مَعَ جَمِيعِ الْمُقَدَّسِينَ. فِضَّةَ أَوْ ذَهَبَ أَوْ ثَوْبَ أَحَدٍ لَمْ أَشْتَهِ. أَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ أنَّ احْتِياجَاتِي وَاحْتِياجَاتِ الَّذِينَ مَعِي خَدَمَتْهَا هَاتَانِ الْيَدَانِ. في كُلِّ شَيْءٍ أَرَيْتُكُمْ أنهُ هكَذَا يَنْبَغِي أَنْ نَتْعَبَ وَنُعَضِّدَ الضُّعَفَاءَ، مُتَذَكِّرِينَ كَلِمَاتِ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ لأنهُ قَالَ: "الْغِبْطَةُ في الْعَطَاءِ أَكْثَرُ مِنَ الأَخْذِ"". وَلَمَّا قَالَ هذَا جَثَا عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ مَعَ جَمِيعِهِمْ وَصَلَّى. وَكَانَ بُكَاءٌ عَظِيمٌ مِنَ الْجَمِيعِ، وَوَقَعُوا عَلَى عُنُقِ بُولُسَ وَقَبَّلُوهُ مُتَوَجِّعِينَ، وَلا سِيَّمَا مِنْ أَجْلِ الْكَلِمَةِ التي قَالَهَا: إنَّهُمْ لَنْ يَرَوْا وَجْهَهُ أيْضاً. ثُمَّ شَيَّعُوهُ إلى السَّفِينَةِ. لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

107:32,43

١٠٧ : ٣٢، ٤٣

*Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders, and makes him families as a flock. The upright shall see and rejoice. Alleluia.

فَلْيَرْفَعُوهُ في كَنِيسَةِ شَعْبِهِ، وَلْيُبَارِكُوهُ في مَجْلِسِ الشُّيوخِ. جَعَلَ أبوَّةً مِثْلَ الْخِرَافِ. يُبْصِرُ الْمُسْتَقِيمُونَ وَيَفْرَحُونَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint John

الإنجيل من يوحنا

10:1-16

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*Amen, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers. This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke to them. Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. Glory be to God forever.

"الْحَقَّ الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّ الَّذِي لا يَدْخُلُ مِنَ الْبَابِ إلى حَظِيرَةِ الْخِرَافِ، بَلْ يَطْلَعُ مِنْ مَوْضِعٍ آخَرَ، فَذَاكَ سَارِقٌ وَلِصٌّ. وَأمَّا الَّذِي يَدْخُلُ مِنَ الْبَابِ فَهُوَ رَاعِي الْخِرَافِ. لِهذَا يَفْتَحُ الْبَوَّابُ، وَالْخِرَافُ تَسْمَعُ صَوْتَهُ، فَيَدْعُو خِرَافَهُ بِأسْمَائِهَا وَيُخْرِجُهَا. فَإذَا أَخْرَجَ خِرَافَهُ الْخَاصَّةَ يَذْهَبُ أَمَامَهَا، وَالْخِرَافُ تَتْبَعُهُ، لأنهَا تَعْرِفُ صَوْتَهُ. وَأمَّا الْغَرِيبُ فَلا تَتْبَعُهُ بَلْ تَهْرُبُ مِنْهُ؛ لأنهَا لا تَعْرِفُ صَوْتَ الْغَرِيبِ". هذَا الْمَثَلُ قَالَهُ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ، وَأمَّا هُمْ فَلَمْ يَعْرِفُوا لأيِّ شَيْءٍ كَانَ يُكَلِّمُهُمْ. ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ أيْضاً: "الْحَقَّ الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنِّي أَنا هُوَ بَابُ الْخِرَافِ. جَمِيعُ الَّذِينَ أَتَوْا قَبْلِي هُمْ سُرَّاقٌ وَلُصُوصٌ، وَلكِنَّ الْخِرَافَ لَمْ تَسْمَعْ لَهُمْ. أنا هُوَ بَابُ الْخِرَافِ. إنْ دَخَلَ بِي أَحَدٌ يَخْلُصْ وَيَدْخُلْ وَيَخْرُجْ وَيَجِدْ مَرْعًى. وَأمَّا السَّارِقُ لا يَأتِي إلاَّ لِيَسْرِقَ وَيَذْبَحَ وَيُهْلِكَ، وَأمَّا أَنا فَقَدْ أَتَيْتُ لِتَكُونَ لَهُمْ حَيَاةٌ وَلِيَكُونَ لَهُمْ أَفْضَلُ. أَنا هُوَ الرَّاعِي الصَّالِحُ، وَالرَّاعِي الصَّالِحُ يَبْذِلُ نَفْسَهُ عَنِ الْخِرَافِ. وَأمَّا الَّذِي هُوَ أَجِيرٌ، وَلَيْسَ رَاعِياً، الَّذِي لَيْسَت الْخِرَافُ لَهُ، فَإذَا رَأى الذِّئْبَ مُقْبِلاً يَهْرُبُ وَيَتْرُكُ الْخِرَافَ، فَيَخْطَفُ الذِّئْبُ الْخِرَافَ وَيُبَدِّدُهَا. لأنهُ أَجِيرٌ، وَلا يُبَالِي بِالْخِرَافِ. أمَّا أَنا فَإنِّي الرَّاعِي الصَّالِحُ، وَأَعْرِفُ خَاصَّتِي وَخَاصَّتِي تَعْرِفُنِي، كَمَا أنَّ الآبَ يَعْرِفُنِي وَأنا أَعْرِفُ الآبَ أيْضاً. وَأَنا أَضَعُ نَفْسِي عَنْ خِرَافِي. وَلِي خِرَافٌ أُخَرُ لَيْسَتْ مِنْ هذِهِ الْحَظِيرَةِ، يَنْبَغِي لِي أنْ آتِيَ بِهؤُلاءِ الأُخَرِ أيْضاً فَتَسْمَعُ صَوْتِي، وَتَكُونُ رَعِيَّةً وَاحدةً لِرَاعٍ وَاحِدٍ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.