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  • Apr 18, 2021

    قراءات الأحد السادس من الصوم المقدس

  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Apr 18, 2021
  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Apr 18, 2021
  • Apr 18, 2021

    “قَالُوا أَيْضًا لِلْأَعْمَى: «مَاذَا تَقُولُ أَنْتَ عَنْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ إِنَّهُ فَتَحَ عَيْنَيْكَ؟». فَقَالَ: «إِنَّهُ نَبِيٌّ!».”
    ‮‮يُوحَنَّا‬ ‭9:17‬ ‭

    أما إجابة الأعمى، المعترف بالفضل لمن أدخل النور إلى حياته، فجاءت مخيّبة لكل آمالهم، إذ أعلن عن إيمانه بأنه نبى، مظهرا بذلك شجاعه وحبا للحق، فهو يشهد للمسيح أمام مجلس يعلم أن أغلبه ضد المسيح.

  • ‏“We have just heard that Jesus gave sight to the man who was blind from birth.
    Apr 18, 2021

    ‏“We have just heard that Jesus gave sight to the man who was blind from birth. Do you wonder?

    ‏Jesus is the Savior. He did something in keeping with his name, for by his kindness he restored what he had given to a lesser degree in the womb.

    ‏Now when he made his eyes less powerful, surely he did not make a mistake, but he deferred it for the miracle.… Behold, why Christ delayed when he made the eyes less powerful in the womb.

    ‏Do not think that the parents of that blind man had no sin and that the blind man himself,

    ‏when he was born, did not contract original sin;

    ‏because of the fact of original sin even very little children are baptized.

    ‏However, that blindness was not due to the sin of his parents or due to the sin of the blind man,

    ‏but in order that the glory of God might be made manifest in him.

    ‏For when we are born we all contract original sin,21803 and still we are not born physically blind.

    ‏That blind man was prepared as a salve for the human race.

    ‏“He was bodily restored to light, in order that by considering his miracle we might be enlightened in heart.”

    ‎‏Caesarius of Arles

  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Apr 18, 2021
  • Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
    Apr 18, 2021
  • وكما أن المولود أعمي, عندما انفتحت عيناه نفذ النور إلي عينيه, فانفتح
    Apr 18, 2021

    وكما أن المولود أعمي, عندما انفتحت عيناه نفذ النور إلي عينيه, فانفتح
    أمامه عالم جديد كان مغلقا عليه,

    هكذا الذين يقبلون سر العماد ينفذ نور
    المسيح إلي أرواحهم,

    وينفتح أمامهم عالم روحاني جديد كان مغلقا أمام
    عيونهم.

    قال الرب يسوع المسيح

    أتيت أنا دينونة للعالم حتي يبصر الذين
    لايبصرون(يوحنا 9:39).

    وقال أيضا أنا نور العالم(يو9:5) وقال أنا قد جئت
    نورا للعالم(يو12:46)

    ووصفه الإنجيل بأنه النور الحقيقي الذي ينير كل
    إنسان(يوحنا 1:9).

    المتنيح الانبا غريغوريس

  • Apr 18, 2021

    الإفخارستيا هي حصن لمن يتناولها . إننا في احتياج إليها لكي نتسلح بحماية فيض الرب ، الأمر الذي نرغب فيه ليجعلنا في أمان من الخصم

    القديس كبريانوس

  • ▪️ They said unto the blind man again, What say you of him, that he has opened your eyes?
    Apr 17, 2021

    ▪️ They said unto the blind man again, What say you of him, that he has opened your eyes?
    He said, He is a prophet. - John 9:17

    🛑 And he said, He is a prophet.

    They receive a sharp arrow into their hearts, who do not admit fair and just reasoning,

    and are eager to seek that only which gratifies their malice.

    For, as it is written, the crafty man shall not meet with prey.

    For their zealous design is upset, contrary to their expectation;

    and they are greatly disappointed of their hope when to their surprise

    they receive the reply: He is a prophet.

    For the man who had been healed, judging very rightly,

    agrees with the opinion of the other party. For they, not unwisely considering the nature of the action,

    maintain that a man who was a sinner could not perform such a deed: and he upon whom the marvel has been wrought,

    all but pursuing the same track of argument,

    declares Jesus to be a prophet, not yet having accurately learned Who He is in truth,

    but adopting a notion current among the Jews.

    For it was customary with them to call wonder-workers prophets,

    deeming that their holiness was thereby borne witness to by God.

    Accordingly, just as they wisely determine not to dishonour the majesty of the Divine sign oat of reverence for the sabbath, but argue from it that

    He Who wrought it was altogether guiltless of sin;

    so also I suppose this man, thrusting aside the petty cavil respecting the sabbath,

    with worthier thoughts gives glory to Him Who had freely given him sight,

    and, having allotted him a place amongst holy men, calls him a prophet.

    He seems to me, moreover, not to have thought too highly of the regulations of the law;

    for [otherwise] he would not have admired Jesus so much,

    or raised his Physician to the rank of a prophet in spite of his apparent transgression of the sabbatical law.

    Having certainly derived benefit from the marvellous deed,

    and having arrived at a better state of mind than that of the Jews,

    he is therefore obliged to admit a superiority to legal observances in the Wonder-worker,

    Who, in doing good works, deemed an infringement of the law altogether blameless.

    St. Cyril of Alexandria

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