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Bulletin: Third Sunday of Elijah

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: Third Sunday of Elijah

Quote of the Week

For what is life? To me, it is Christ. Death, then, will bring more.

 

Third Sunday of Elijah

24 September 2017

 

First  Reading/ Isaiah 32: 1- 8

A reading from the book of Isaiah Barikh-Mar

There will be a king who reigns uprightly and princes who rule with fair judgment; each will be like a shelter from the wind, a refuge from the storm, like streams on arid ground, like the shade of a solid rock in a desolate land. The eyes of seers will no longer be closed, the ears of hearers will be alert, the heart of the hasty will learn to think things over, and the tongue of stammerers will speak promptly and clearly. The fool will no longer be called generous, nor the rascal be styled bountiful. For the fool speaks folly and his heart is set on villainy; he is godless in his actions and his words ascribe error to Yahweh; he starves the hungry of their food and refuses drink to the thirsty. Everything to do with the rascal is evil, he devises infamous plans to ruin the poor with lying words even when the needy has right on his side; but the noble person plans only noble things, noble his every move. Amen.

 

Second Reading / Phil 1: 12- 21

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to Philippians

: Barikh-Mar

I want you to know, my friends, that the things that have happened to me have really helped the progress of the gospel. As a result, the whole palace guard and all the others here know that I am in prison because I am a servant of Christ. And my being in prison has given most of the believers more confidence in the Lord, so that they grow bolder all the time to preach the message fearlessly. Of course some of them preach Christ because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine good will. These do so from love, because they know that God has given me the work of defending the gospel. The others do not proclaim Christ sincerely, but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me while I am in prison. It does not matter! I am happy about it—just so Christ is preached in every way possible, whether from wrong or right motives. And I will continue to be happy, because I know that by means of your prayers and the help which comes from the Spirit of Jesus Christ I shall be set free. My deep desire and hope is that I shall never fail in my duty, but that at all times, and especially right now, I shall be full of courage, so that with my whole being I shall bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For what is life? To me, it is Christ. Death, then, will bring more.

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

 

Third Reading/ Matthew 13: 24-30

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew.

Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man sowed good seed in his field. One night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. When the plants grew and the heads of grain began to form, then the weeds showed up. The man’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, it was good seed you sowed in your field; where did the weeds come from?’ ‘It was some enemy who did this,’ he answered. ‘Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds?’ they asked him. ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because as you gather the weeds you might pull up some of the wheat along with them. Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvest workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.’

P: Glory be to God forever..All: Glory be to Christ Our Lord.

Bulletin: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Quote of the Week

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ

 

 

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

14 September 2017

The Celebration is on Sunday 17 September 2017

 

First Reading/Isaiah 52: 13-14 + 53: 3-8

A reading from the Prophecy of Isaiah Barick-Mar

Behold, my servant will understand; he will be exalted and lifted up, and he will be very sublime. Just as they were stupefied over you, so will his countenance be without glory among men, and his appearance, among the sons of men. He is despised and the least among men, a man of sorrows who knows infirmity. And his countenance was hidden and despised. Because of this, we did not esteem him. Truly, he has taken away our weaknesses, and he himself has carried our sorrows. And we thought of him as if he were a leper, or as if he had been struck by God and humiliated. But he himself was wounded because of our iniquities. He was bruised because of our wickedness. The discipline of our peace was upon him. And by his wounds, we are healed. We have all gone astray like sheep; each one has turned aside to his own way. And the Lord has placed all our iniquity upon him. He was offered up, because it was his own will. And he did not open his mouth. He will be led like a sheep to the slaughter. And he will be mute like a lamb before his shearer. For he will not open his mouth. He was lifted up from anguish and judgment. Who will describe his life? For he has been cut off from the land of the living. Because of the wickedness of my people, I have struck him down. Amen.

 

Second Reading /1Corinthians 1: 18- 25

A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to Corinthians:“Barick-Mar”.

For the Word of the Cross is certainly foolishness to those who are perishing. But to those who have been saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. For it has been written: “I will perish the wisdom of the wise, and I will reject the discernment of the prudent. Where are the wise? Where are the scribes? Where are the truth-seekers of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of this world into foolishness? For the world did not know God through wisdom, and so, in the wisdom of God, it pleased God to accomplish the salvation of believers, through the foolishness of our preaching. For the Jews ask for signs, and the Greeks seek wisdom. But we are preaching Christ crucified. Certainly, to the Jews, this is a scandal, and to the Gentiles, this is foolishness. But to those who have been called, Jews as well as Greeks, the Christ is the virtue of God and the wisdom of God. For what is foolishness to God is considered wise by men, and that which is weakness to God is considered strong by men.

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

 

Third Reading/ Luke 24: 13- 35

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to st Luke.

And behold, two of them went out, on the same day, to a town named Emmaus, which was the distance of sixty stadia from Jerusalem. And they spoke to one another about all of these things that had occurred. And it happened that, while they were speculating and questioning within themselves, Jesus himself, drawing near, traveled with them. But their eyes were restrained, so that they would not recognize him. And he said to them, “What are these words, which you are discussing with one another, as you walk and are sad?” And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, responded by saying to him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” And he said to them, “What things?” And they said, “About Jesus of Nazareth, who was a noble prophet, powerful in works and in words, before God and all the people. And how our high priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death. And they crucified him. But we were hoping that he would be the Redeemer of Israel. And now, on top of all this, today is the third day since these things have happened. Then, too, certain women from among us terrified us. For before daytime, they were at the tomb, and, having not found his body, they returned, saying that they had even seen a vision of Angels, who said that he is alive. And some of us went out to the tomb. And they found it just as the women had said. But truly, they did not find him.” And he said to them: “How foolish and reluctant in heart you are, to believe everything that has been spoken by the Prophets! Was not the Christ required to suffer these things, and so enter into his glory?” And beginning from Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them, in all the Scriptures, the things that were about him. And they drew near to the town where they were going. And he conducted himself so as to go on further. But they were insistent with him, saying, “Remain with us, because it is toward evening and now daylight is declining.” And so he entered with them. And it happened that, while he was at table with them, he took bread, and he blessed and broke it, and he extended it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their eyes. And they said to one another, “Was not our heart burning within us, while he was speaking on the way, and when he opened the Scriptures to us?” And rising up at that same hour, they returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, saying: “In truth, the Lord has risen, and he has appeared to Simon.” And they explained the things that were done on the way, and how they had recognized him at the breaking of the bread.

P: Glory be to God forever..All: Glory be to Christ Our Lord.

Bulletin: First Sunday of Elijah

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: First Sunday of Elijah

Quote of the Week

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was  lost.”

 

First  Sunday of Elijah

10 September 2017

 

First  Reading/ Isaiah 31: 1- 9

A reading from the book of Isaiah Barikh-Mar

Woe to those who descend into Egypt for assistance, hoping in horses, and putting their trust in four-horse chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are exceedingly strong. And they have not believed in the Holy One of Israel, and they have not sought the Lord. Therefore, being wise, he has permitted harm, and he has not removed his words, and he will rise up against the house of the wicked and against those who assist the workers of iniquity. Egypt is man, and not God. And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. And so, the Lord will reach down his hand, and the helper will fall, and the one who was being helped will fall, and they will all be consumed together. For the Lord says this to me: In the same way that a lion roars, and a young lion is over his prey, and though a multitude of shepherds may meet him, he will not dread their voice, nor be afraid of their number, so will the Lord of hosts descend in order to battle upon mount Zion and upon its hill. Like birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts protect Jerusalem, protecting and freeing, passing over and saving. Be converted to the same depth that you have drawn away, O sons of Israel. For in that day, a man will cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your hands have made for you unto sin. And Assur will fall by a sword not of man, and a sword not of man will devour him. And he will not flee from the face of the sword, and his young men will be subject to a penalty. And his strength will pass away in terror, and his princes will flee in fear. The Lord has said it. His fire is in Zion, and his furnace is at Jerusalem. Amen.

 

Second Reading / 2 Thess 1: 1- 9

A reading from the second Letter of St. Paul to Thessalonians: Barikh-Mar

Paul and Sylvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians, in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought to give thanks always to God for you, brothers, in a fitting manner, because your faith is increasing greatly, and because the charity of each of you toward one another is abundant, so much so that we ourselves even glory in you among the churches of God, because of your patience which are a sign of the just judgment of God, so that you may be held worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer. For certainly, it is just for God to repay trouble to those who trouble you, and to repay you, who are being troubled, with a repose with us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with the Angels of his virtue,

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

 

Third Reading/ Luke 19: 1- 10

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke.

And having entered, he walked through Jericho. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. And he was the leader of the tax collectors, and he was wealthy. And he sought to see Jesus, to see who he was. But he was unable to do so, because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. And running ahead, he climbed up a sycamore tree, so that he might see him. For he was to pass near there. And when he had arrived at the place, Jesus looked up and saw him, and he said to him: “Zacchaeus, hurry down. For today, I should lodge in your house.” And hurrying, he came down, and he received him joyfully. And when they all saw this, they murmured, saying that he had turned aside to a sinful man. But Zacchaeus, standing still, said to the Lord: “Behold, Lord, one half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone in any matter, I will repay him fourfold.” Jesus said to him: “Today, salvation has come to this house; because of this, he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man has come to seek and to save what had been lost.”

P: Glory be to God forever..All: Glory be to Christ Our Lord.

Bulletin: 7th Sunday of Summer (Qayta)

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bulletin: Sixth Sunday of Summer (Qayta)

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: Sixth Sunday of Summer (Qayta)

Quote of the Week

“Rise up, go forth. For your faith has saved you.”

 

 

Sixth Sunday of Summer (Qayt)

August 27, 2017  

Sunday Readings

First Reading/ Isaiah 29: 13- 21

A reading from the Book of  Isaiah Barikh-Mar:

And the Lord said: Since this people have drawn near to me only with their mouth, and their lips glorify me while their heart is far from me, and their fear of me is based on the commandments and doctrines of men, for this reason, behold, I will proceed to accomplish a wonder for this people, a great and mystifying miracle. For wisdom will perish from their wise, and the understanding of their prudent will be concealed. Woe to you who use the depths of the heart, so that you may hide your intentions from the Lord. Their works are done in darkness, and so they say: “Who sees us?” and “Who knows us?” This intention of yours is perverse. It is as if the clay were to plan against the potter, or as if the work were to say to its maker: “You did not make me.” Or it is as if what has been formed were to say to the one who formed it, “You do not understand.” In not more than a little while and a brief time, Lebanon will be turned into a fruitful field, and a fruitful field will be considered to be a forest. And in that day, the deaf will hear the words of a book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind will see. And the meek will increase their rejoicing in the Lord, and the poor among men will exult in the Holy One of Israel. For the one who was prevailing has failed, the one who was mocking has been consumed, and all those who were standing guard over iniquity have been cut down. For they caused men to sin by a word, and they supplanted him who argued against them at the gates, and they turned away from justice in vain. Amen.

 

Second Reading/1 Thess 2: 1- 10

A reading from the First Letter of St. Paul to Thessalonians Barikh-Mar.

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our acceptance among you was not empty. Instead, having previously suffered and been treated shamefully, as you know, at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, so as to speak the Gospel of God to you with much solicitude. For our exhortation was not in error, nor from impurity, nor with deception. But, just as we have been tested by God, so that the Gospel would be entrusted to us, so also did we speak, not so as to please men, but rather to please God, who tests our hearts. And neither did we, at any time, become flattering in speech, as you know, nor did we seek an opportunity for avarice, as God is witness. Nor did we seek the glory of men, neither from you, nor from others. And although we could have been a burden to you, as Apostles of Christ, instead we became like little ones in your midst, like a nurse cherishing her children. So desirous were we for you that we were willing to hand over to you, not only the Gospel of God, but even our own souls. For you have become most beloved to us. For you remember, brothers, our hardship and weariness. We preached the Gospel of God among you, working night and day, so that we would not be burdensome to any of you. You are witnesses, as is God, of how holy and just and blameless we were with you who have believed.

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

  

Third Reading/ Gospel Luke 17: 11- 19

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke.

And it happened that, while he was travelling to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he was entering a certain town, ten leprous men met him, and they stood at a distance. And they lifted up their voice, saying, “Jesus, Teacher, take pity on us. And when he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And it happened that, as they were going, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was cleansed, returned, magnifying God with a loud voice. And he fell face down before his feet, giving thanks. And this one was a Samaritan. And in response, Jesus said: “Were not ten made clean? And so where are the nine? Was no one found who would return and give glory to God, except this foreigner?” And he said to him: “Rise up, go forth. For your faith has saved you.”

P: Glory be to God forever..All: Glory be to Christ Our Lord.

Bulletin: Fifth Sunday of Summer

The St Addai Parish weekly bulletin is a 4-page PDF file that contains the Sunday Mass readings in both Arabic and English, the prayers of the faithful, parish news and announcements.

Weekly Bulletin

The first parish bulletin was printed on the first Sunday of Advent in 2003 and that edition was only one page on A5 sized paper. During the years it developed to become 4 pages of A5 sized paper then to 4 pages of A4 sized paper (or a full A3 paper folded in half).