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  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Dec 7, 2022
  • السنكسار
    Dec 7, 2022

    السنكسار

    اليوم الثامن والعشرين - شهرهاتور

    ➕ استشهاد القديس صرابامون أسقف نقيوس

    Synaxarium

    Hatour 28

    ➕ Martyrdom of St.Sarabamon, Bishop of Nakiyos

  • + عظيم هو مجد، بتوليتِك، يا مريم العذراء، الكاملة.
    Dec 7, 2022

    + عظيم هو مجد، بتوليتِك، يا مريم العذراء، الكاملة.

    وجدتِ نعمة، الربُّ مَعَكِ، أنتِ هي السلم، التي رآها يعقوب.

    + ثابتة على الأرض، ومرتفعة إلى السماء، والملائكة، نازلون عليها.

    أنتِ هي الشجرة، التي رآها موسى، مُتَقدة بالنار، ولم تحترق.

    + أي إبن الله، الذي أتى وحلَّ في بطنِك، ونار لاهوته، لم تحرق جسدِك.

    أنتِ هي الحقل، الذي لم يُزرَع، وأخرجتِ، ثمرة حياة.

    + أنتِ هي الكنز، الذي إشتراه يوسف، فوجد الجوهر، مخفي في وسطه.

    وُجد مُخلِّصنا، يسوع في بطنِك، وولدتيِه إلى العالم، حتى خلصنا.

    + لأنه بإرادته، ومسرة أبيه، والرُّوح القُدُس، أتى وخلصنا.

  • + Great is the glory, of your virginity, O Virgin Mary, the perfect one.
    Dec 7, 2022

    + Great is the glory, of your virginity, O Virgin Mary, the perfect one.

    You have found grace, and the Lord is with you, you are the ladder, which Jacob saw.

    + Set firmly on the earth, reaching to heaven, where the angels, come down upon it.

    You are the tree, which Moses has seen, flaming with fire, and was not consumed.

    + This is the Son of God, who dwelt in your womb, the fire of His divinity, did not burn your body.

    You are the field, that was not planted, but you did give, the Fruit of life.

    + You are the treasure, that Joseph bought, and he found the pearl, hidden in its midst.

    Our Savior Jesus, was found in your womb, you bore Him for the world, that He may save us.

    + For of His own will, and the pleasure of His Father, and the Holy Spirit, He came and saved us.

  • Dec 7, 2022

    ‏"He took what was ours to be His very own so that we might have all that was His.

    “He was rich but He became poor for our sake, so that we might be enriched by His poverty.” [2Cor.8:9]

    ....The invisible One was made visible in the flesh.

    He who is from the heavens and from on high was in the likeness of earthy things.

    The immaterial One could be touched.

    He who is free in His own nature came in the form of a slave.

    He who blesses all creation became accursed.

    He who is all righteousness was numbered among the transgressors.

    Life itself came in the appearance of death.

    All this followed because the body which tasted death

    belonged to no other but to Him who is the Son by nature."

    St Cyril the Great

  • من صفات الفادي
    Dec 7, 2022

    من صفات الفادي

    يقدم نفسه بإرادته

    عن حب وسرور وليس عن قسر واضطرار كمن يساق إلى غرفة الإعدام رغمًا عنه،

    ولا يكفي أن يكون الفادي إنسانًا مخلوقًا وبلا خطيئة،

    لأن المخلوق لا يملك نفسه لكيما يقدمها فدية عن الآخرين،

    بل يجب أن يكون إنسانًا بلا خطيئة يملك نفسه أي هو الله المتأنس الذي قال ” لأني أضع نفسي لآخذها أيضًا ليس أحد يأخذها مني بل أضعها أنا من ذاتي.

    لي سلطان أن أضعها ولي سلطان أن اخذها ” (يو 10: 17، 18).

  • تجسد لكى يفدينا من الموت لأن "أجرة الخطية موت"
    Dec 7, 2022

    تجسد لكى يفدينا من الموت لأن "أجرة الخطية موت"

    وذلك لأن الخطية إنفصال عن الله ومن ينفصل عن الله يموت..

    مثل المصباح الذى ينفصل عن الكهرباء ينطفئ..

    إذن فأنا حى بالله وإذا أخطأت أنفصل عن الله وأموت وليس لى رجاء..

    فيجئ المسيح ويقول أنه سيموت مكانى..

    وتظهر لنا مشكلة وهى أن المسيح لا يمن أن يموت..

    فطبيعتة الله فكيف يموت؟!..

    وكما نقول فى لحن أجيوس "قدوس الحى الذى لا يموت"

    طبيعته لا يموت وفى القبطى واليونانى "أثاناطوس" منها كلمة "أثناسيوس" أى "الخالد".. فكيف يموت الله؟!..

    فيقول لنا أنه لكى يذوق الموت سيصبح إنسان ولكنه لا يفقد لاهوتيته..

    مثل الدكتور الذى يريد أن يكون ضابط فيصبح دكتور ضابط..

    وهذا هو ما حدث مع المسيح هو الله (دكتور) ويريد أن يكون انسان (ضابط)

    فلا يترك اللاهوت بل يدخل كلية الطهر (العذراء مريم) ويبقى داخلها 9 شهور..

    ويخرج منها انسان دون أن يفقد لاهوته..

    الانبا رافائيل

  • Dec 7, 2022

    الجياع والعطاش إلى البر

    + آتى إليك اليوم يا إلهى لكى تروى جوعى وتشبع عطشى .

    - باسمك الحلو وكلماتك الحلوة .. أحلى من العسل والشهد .

    - بوجودك الدائم معى وسلامك الفائق على العقل .

    - بجسدك ودمك الطاهرين وثباتى فيك والحياة التى تسرى فىَّ .

    - باحتمال الضيق وتعزيتك لى تشفى جراحاتى وتبرأ أسقامى .

    - بالتسبيح الدائم كالملائكة فى السماء .

    - بحبك العجيب وأحضانك الإلهية المفتوحة لى على الدوام .

    + ربى يسوع .. أشتاق دائماً اليك ونفسى عطشى إليك فى برية هذا العالم فأرضعنى من صخرة حبك عسلاً ولبناً .. ارونى وأشبعنى يا محب البشر ..

  • إذ كانت الخطية تفقدني الرجاء في الحياة الأبدية،
    Dec 6, 2022

    إذ كانت الخطية تفقدني الرجاء في الحياة الأبدية،
    جاء كلمة الله يهبني الحياة الأبدية،
    لذلك لا أهاب متاعب هذا الزمان الحاضر وضيقاته.

  • Martyrdom of St.
    Dec 6, 2022

    Martyrdom of St.James the Mangled (Sawn)

    On this day, St. James the mangled, was martyred.

    He was one of the soldiers of Sakrod, the son of Shapur, King of Persia.

    Because of his courage and his uprightness, he was promoted to the highest rank in the king's court.

    He found favor and access to the king, who even counselled with him in many affairs.

    In this way, he influenced St. James greatly to the extent that he turned his heart away from worshipping the Lord Christ.

    When his mother, his wife, and his sister heard that he adopted the king's belief, they wrote to him saying, "Why have you forsaken the faith in the Lord Christ and worshipped the created objects, the fire and the sun?

    Know that if you persist in what you are doing, we will disown you and you will become a stranger to us." When he read their letter, he wept and said, "If by doing that, I have become a stranger to my own family and my people,

    how would the situation be with my Lord Jesus Christ?"

    Consequently, he resigned from the king's service and devoted his time to reading the holy books.

    When the news reached the king, he summoned St. James.

    When the King saw the change that had befallen him, he ordered that James be beaten severely and if he did not change his belief, he was to be cut up with knives.

    They cut off his fingers, his hands, his legs and his arms. Each time they cut off a piece of his body, he praised the Lord and sang saying, "Have mercy upon me 0 Lord according to Your great compassion." (Psalm 50:1)

    Eventually, nothing was left of him except his head, his breast and his loins.

    When he knew that his time was near, he entreated the Lord to have mercy and compassion upon the world and the people therein.

    He apologized for not standing in the presence of the mighty Lord and said, "I have neither legs to stand before Thee, nor hands to lift up to Thee, behold the parts of my body have been cast around me, 0 Lord receive my soul."

    Straightaway, the Lord Christ appeared to him, comforted, and strengthened him and his soul rejoiced.

    Before he delivered up his soul, one of the guards made haste and cut off his head.

    He thus received the crown of martyrdom. Some of the believers then came forward and took his body, wrapped it and buried it.

    When his mother, his sister, and his wife heard that he was martyred, they rejoiced for his soul and came to where the body was and kissed it, weeping.

    They shrouded it in expensive cloth and poured sweet scents and perfumed oil over it.

    A church and a monastery were built in his name during the reign of the righteous Emperors Arcadius and Honourius.

    When the king of Persia heard the news of the miracles and wonders which appeared through the body of St. James and of the other honored martyrs, he ordered all the bodies of the martyrs in all parts of his kingdom, to be burnt.

    Some of the believers came and took the body of St. James and brought it to Jerusalem and entrusted it to St. Peter El-Rahawy, Bishop of Gaza.

    The body remained there until the reign of Marcianus, who persecuted the Orthodox Christians everywhere.

    St. Peter, the Bishop, took the body to Egypt.

    There he went to the city of Behnasa, where he stayed in a monastery occupied by devoted monks.

    It happened that at the sixth hour, while they were praying in the place where the holy body laid, St. James appeared to them with many other martyrs of Persia.

    They joined them in singing, blessed them and disappeared.

    Before leaving, however, St. James told them that his body should stay there as the Lord commanded.

    Despite this, when Anba Peter the Bishop, decided to return to his country, he took the body with him.

    When he arrived at the seashore, the body was taken from their hands and returned to the place where it had originally been.

    May his prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.

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