Readings: 6th Sunday after the Epiphany.

حكمة الأسبوع:

لا بُدَّ له مِن أَن يَكبُر. ولا بُدَّ لي مِن أن أَصغُر.

الأحد السادس من زمن الدنح

 17, شباط 2019

الفكرة الطقسية:

تدعونا صلوات هذا الاحد الى التأمل في فعل تجسد المسيح الذي يصير واحداً منّا ويبذل ذاته في سبيل أن نقبل عطية الله بفرح وان نرتقي اليه بشوق.

القراءات:

القراءة الاولى/ إش 63: 7- 16

إجلسوا وأنصتوا إلى نبوة إشعياء: بارخمار

أَذكُرُ نِعَمَ الرَّبِّ وتَسْبيحَ الرَّبّ لِأَجلِ كُلِّ ما كافأَنا بِه الرَّبّ ولِأَجلِ كَثرَةِ خَيرِه إلى بَيتِ إِسْرائيل الَّذي كافَأَهم بِه بِحَسَبِ مَراحِمِه وكَثرَةِ نِعَمِه إِذ قال: إِنَّهم شَعْبي حَقّاً بَنونَ لا يَخدَعون فصارَ لَهم مُخَلِّصاً في جَميعِ مَضايِقِهم تَضايَقَ ومَلاكُ وَجهِه خَلَّصهم بِمَحَبَّتِه وشَفَقَتِه آفتَداهم ورَفعَهم وحَمَلَهم كُلَّ الأَيَّامِ القَديمة. لكِنَّهم تَمَرَّدوا وأَغضَبوا روحَهَ القُدُّوس فآنقَلَبَ علَيهم عَدُوّاً وقاتَلَهم. ثُمَّ ذَكَرَ شَعبُه الأَيَّامَ القَديمةَ وموسى. أَينَ الَّذي أَصعَدَهم مِنَ البَحْر مع رُعاةِ غَنَمِه؟ أَينَ الَّذي جَعَلَ في داخِلِه روحَه القُدُّوس؟ الَّذي سَيَّرَ عن يَمينِ موسى ذِراعَ بَهائِه وفَلَقَ المِياهَ أَمامَهم لِيَجعَلَ لَه آسماً أَبَدِيّاً الَّذي سَيَّرَهم في الغِمار كفَرَسٍ في البَرِّيَّةِ فلم يَعثُروا كالمَواشي الَّتي تَنزلُ في الوادي كذلك روحُ الرَّبِّ أَراحَهم. هكذا هَدَيتَ شَعبَكَ لِتَجعَلَ لَكَ آسماً بَهِيّاً. تَطلعْ مِنَ السَّماءِ، وآنظُرْ مِن سُكْنى قُدسِكَ وبَهائِكَ. أَينَ غَيرَتُكَ وجَبَروتُكَ؟ هلِ آحتَبَسَ آرتِعاشُ أَحْشائِكَ ومَراحِمُكَ لي؟ فإِنَّكَ أَنتَ أَبونا إِبْراهيمُ لم يَعرِفْنا وإِسْرائيلُ لم يَعلَمْ بِنا. أَنتَ يا رَبُّ أَبونا مُنذُ الأَزَلِ آسمُكَ فادينا. آمين 

القراءة الثانية/ عب 8: 1- 7  

من رسالة بولس الرسول إلى العبرانيين: يقول يا إخوة: بارخمار.

ورأسُ الكلامِ في هذا الحَديثِ أَنَّ لَنا عَظيمَ كَهَنَةٍ هذا هو شَأنُه: جَلَسَ عن يَمينِ عَرْشِ الجَلالِ في السَّمَوات، خادِمًا لِلْقُدْسِ، والخَيمَةِ الحَقيقِيَّةِ الَّني نَصبَها الرَّبُّ لا الإِنسان. فإِنَّ كُلَّ عَظيمِ كَهَنَةٍ يُقامُ لِيُقَرِّبَ القَرابينَ والذَّبائِح، ولِذلك فلا بُدَّ لَه أَيضًا أَن يَكونَ لَدَيه شيَءٌ يُقَرِّبُه. فلَو كانَ يسوعُ في الأَرض لَما جُعِلَ كاهِنًا، لأَنَّ هُناكَ مَن يُقَرِّبُ القَرابينَ وَفْقًا لِلشَّريعَة. غَيرَ أَنَّ عِبادَةَ هؤُلاءِ عِبادة صُورَةٍ وظِلٍّ لِلحَقائِقِ السَّماوِيَّة. وذلِكَ ما أُوحِيَ إِلى مُوسى حينَ هَمَّ بِأَن يَنصِبَ الخَيمَة، فقَد قيلَ لَه:((أُنظُرْ واعمَلْ كُلَّ شَيءٍ على الطِّرازِ الَّذي عُرِضَ علَيكَ على الجَبَل)). فإِنَّ المسيحَ قد نالَ اليَومَ خِدمَةً أَفضَل بِمِقْدارِ ما هو وَسيطٌ لِعَهْدِ أَفضَلَ مِنَ الَّذي قَبْلَه لأَنَّه مَبنِيٌّ على مَواعِدَ أَفضَل. فلَو كانَ العَهْدُ الأَوَّلُ لا غُبارَ علَيه، لَما كانَ هُناكَ داعٍ إِلى عَهْدٍ آخَر.

النعمة والسلام مع جميعكم يا أخوتي  آمين 

القراءة الثالثة/ إنجيل يوحنا 3: 22-32

إنجيل سيدنا يسوع المسيح  للقديس يوحنا

وبَعدَ ذلكَ ذَهَبَ يسوعُ وتلاميذُه إِلى أَرضِ اليَهوديَّة، فَأَقامَ فيها معَهم وأَخذَ يُعَمِّد. وكانَ يوحَنَّا أَيضاً يُعَمِّدُ في عَيْنون، بِالقُرْبِ مِن سالِيم لِما فيها مِنَ الماء، وكانَ النَّاسُ يَأتونَ فيَعتَمِدون، لأَنَّ يوحَنَّا لم يَكُنْ وقتَئِذٍ قد أُلقِيَ في السِّجن. وقامَ جِدالٌ بَينَ تَلاميذِ يوحَنَّا وأَحَدِ اليَهودِ في شَأنِ الطَّهارَة، فجاؤوا إِلى يوحَنَّا وقالوا له: ((راِّبي، ذاكَ الَّذي كانَ معَكَ في عِبْرِ الأُردُنّ، ذاك الَّذي شَهِدتَ له، ها إِنَّه يُعَمِّدُ فيَذهَبُ إِليهِ جَميعُ النَّاس)). أَجابَ يوحَنَّا: (( لَيسَ لأَحدٍ أَن يَأَخُذَ شَيئاً لم يُعطَه مِنَ السَّماء. أَنتُم بِأَنفُسِكم تَشهَدونَ لِي بِأَنِّي قُلتُ إِنِّي لَستُ المَسيح، بل مُرسَلٌ قُدَّامَه. مَن كانَت لَه العَروس فهوَ العَريس. وأَمَّا صَديقُ العَريس الَّذي يَقِفُ يَستَمِعُ إِلَيه فإِنَّه يَفرَحُ أَشدَّ الفَرَحِ لِصَوتِ العَريس. فهُوذا فَرَحي قد تَمَّ. لا بُدَّ له مِن أَن يَكبُر. ولا بُدَّ لي مِن أن أَصغُر. إِنَّ الَّذي يأتي مِنَ عَلُ هو فَوقَ كُلِّ شَيء والَّذي مِنَ الأَرض هُوَ أَرضِيّ يتكلَّمُ بِكلامِ أَهلِ الأَرض. إِنَّ الَّذي يأتي مِنَ السَّماء يَشهَدُ بِما رأَى وسَمِع وما مِن أَحَدٍ يَقبَلُ شَهادَتَه)).

الكاهن :المجد لله دائما ً    الشعب :المجد للمسيح ربنا 

إبتهالات .. وطلبات .. وتضرعات

لنقف كلنا بفرح وابتهاج ولنطلب بثقة قائلين: يا رب ارحمنا.

* يا رب، من أجل أن نفهم بوضوح عمق دعوتنا المسيحية وان نسعى لعيشها في البيت والمدرسة ومحل عملنا، نطلب منك.

* يا رب، من أجل أن نبني حياتنا على الله أبينا ونعمل على إنماء حضوره فينا وبيننا، نطلب منك.

* يا رب، من أجل أن يرى الآخرون في كل منّا تجسيداً لمحبة المسيح، فيتقاسم الجميع الخبز الواحد بفرح، نطلب منك.

Quote of the Week

He must increase; I must decrease.”

6th Sunday after the Epiphany.

17 February 2019

The Idea of Ritual:

The prayer of this Sunday invites us to contemplate in the incarnation of Jesus and exert his self for us to accept Gods gifts joyfully and happily while we live up to Him avidly.

Readings:

1st Reading / Isa 63: 7- 16

Please sit and listen to the prophecy of Isaiah: Barikh-Mar.

The loving deeds of the LORD I will recall, the glorious acts of the LORD, Because of all the LORD has done for us, the immense goodness to the house of Israel, which he has granted according to his mercy and his many loving deeds. He said: “They are indeed my people, children who are not disloyal.” So, he became their saviour in their every affliction. It was not an envoy or a messenger, but his presence that saved them. Because of his love and pity the LORD redeemed them, lifting them up and carrying them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved his holy spirit; So, he turned to become their enemy, and warred against them. Then they remembered the days of old, of Moses, his servant: Where is the one who brought up out of the sea the shepherd of his flock? Where is the one who placed in their midst his holy spirit, who guided Moses by the hand, with his glorious arm? Where is the one who divided the waters before them winning for himself an everlasting renown Who guided them through the depths, like horses in open country? As cattle going down into the valley, they did not stumble. The spirit of the LORD guided them. Thus, you led your people, to make for yourself a glorious name. Look down from heaven and regard us from your holy and glorious palace! Where is your zealous care and your might? your surge of pity? Your mercy hold not back! For you are our father. Were Abraham not to know us, nor Israel to acknowledge us, You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are named from of old.  Amen.

2nd Reading / Heb 8: 1- 7

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to Hebrews: Barikh-Mar.

The main point of what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. Now every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus, the necessity for this one also to have something to offer. If then he was on earth, he would not be a priest, since there are those who offer gifts according to the law. They worship in a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary, as Moses was warned when he was about to erect the tabernacle. For he says, “See that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Now he has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second one.

The grace and peace be with you all brothers. Amen. 

Gospel Reading/ Jn 3: 22- 32

A reading from the Gospel of Saint John:

After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing. John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was an abundance of water there, and people came to be baptized, for John had not yet been imprisoned. Now a dispute arose between the disciples of John and a Jew about ceremonial washings. So, they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.” John answered and said, “No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said [that] I am not the Messiah, but that I was sent before him. The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; the best man, who stands and listens to him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. So, this joy of mine has been made complete. He must increase; I must decrease.” The One from Heaven. The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven [is above all]. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.

P: Glory be to God forever… all: Glory be to the Christ Our Lord

Prayers of the Faithful

Let us all stand with joy and ask with confidence:

O Lord have mercy on us.

* O Lord, we ask to understand the depth of our Christian mission and to strive to practice our faith at home, school and our work. Have mercy on us.

* O Lord, we ask to build our lives by God the Father and to develop his presence in us. Have mercy on us.

 * O Lord, we ask to see others in each of us, the embodiment of the love of Christ, and all to share and divide one bread in happiness and joy. Have mercy on us.