Bulletin: Fourth Sunday of Apostles

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: Fourth Sunday of Apostles

Quote  and Readings of the Week

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?

 

4th Sunday of Apostles

25 June 2017

 

1st Reading/ Isaiah 1: 2-6, 16-17 

A reading from the Book of Isaiah “Barikh-Mar “.

The Lord said, “Earth and sky, listen to what I am saying! The children I brought up have rebelled against me. Cattle know who owns them, and donkeys know where their master feeds them. But that is more than my people Israel know. They don’t understand at all.” You are doomed, you sinful nation, you corrupt and evil people! Your sins drag you down! You have rejected the Lord, the holy God of Israel, and have turned your backs on him. Why do you keep on rebelling? Do you want to be punished even more? Israel, your head is already covered with wounds, and your heart and mind are sick. From head to foot there is not a healthy spot on your body. You are covered with bruises and sores and open wounds. Your wounds have not been cleaned or bandaged. No medicine has been put on them. Wash yourselves clean. Stop all this evil that I see you doing. Yes, stop doing evil and learn to do right. See that justice is done—help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows.”  Amen.

 

2nd Reading /1st  Corinthians 9: 16-19, 20-23

A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to Corinthians “Barikh-Mar.

I have no right to boast just because I preach the gospel. After all, I am under orders to do so. And how terrible it would be for me if I did not preach the gospel! If I did my work as a matter of free choice, then I could expect to be paid; but I do it as a matter of duty, because God has entrusted me with this task. What pay do I get, then? It is the privilege of preaching the Good News without charging for it, without claiming my rights in my work for the gospel. I am a free man, nobody’s slave; but I make myself everybody’s slave in order to win as many people as possible. All this I do for the gospel’s sake, in order to share in its blessings.

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

 

Gospel Reading/ Luke 6: 12-17, 20-23

A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke.

At that time Jesus went up a hill to pray and spent the whole night there praying to God. When day came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he named apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter) and his brother Andrew; James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon (who was called the Patriot), Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became the traitor. When Jesus had come down from the hill with the apostles, he stood on a level place with a large number of his disciples. A large crowd of people was there from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from the coast cities of Tyre and Sidon; Jesus looked at his disciples and said, “Happy are you poor; the Kingdom of God is yours! “Happy are you who are hungry now; you will be filled “Happy are you who weep now; you will laugh! “Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of the Son of Man! Be glad when that happens and dance for joy, because a great reward is kept for you in heaven. For their ancestors did the very same things to the prophets.

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

 

Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Apoetles – Feast of Corpus Christi

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

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Readings: 3rd Sunday of Apostles – Feast of Corpus Christi

Quote  and Readings of the Week

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life.

 

3rd Sunday of Apostles – Feast of Corpus Christi

18 June 2017

 

1st Reading/ Malachi 1: 6- 11

A reading from the Book of Malachi “Barikh-Mar “.

‘The son honours his father, the slave stands in awe of his master. But if I am indeed father, where is the honour due to me? And if I am indeed master, where is the awe due to me? says Yahweh Sabaoth to you priests who despise my name. You ask, “How have we despised your name?” By putting polluted food on my altar. You ask, “How have we polluted you?” By saying, “The table of Yahweh deserves no respect.” When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is this not wrong? When you bring the lame and the diseased, is this not wrong? If you offer them to your governor, see if he is pleased with them or receives you graciously, says Yahweh Sabaoth. In that case, try pleading with God to take pity on us (that is what you have done), and will he take any notice? says Yahweh Sabaoth. Why does one of you not close the doors and so stop the pointless lighting of fires on my altar? I am not pleased with you, says Yahweh Sabaoth; from your hands I find no offerings acceptable. But from farthest east to farthest west my name is great among the nations, and everywhere incense and a pure gift are offered to my name, since my name is great among the nations, says Yahweh Sabaoth… Amen.

 

2nd Reading /1st  Corinthians 10: 15-17, 11: 23-30

A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to Corinthians “Barikh-Mar.

I am talking to you as sensible people; weigh up for yourselves what I have to say. The blessing-cup, which we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ; and the loaf of bread which we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? And as there is one loaf, so we, although there are many of us, are one single body, for we all share in the one loaf. For the tradition I received from the Lord and also handed on to you is that on the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ And in the same way, with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’ Whenever you eat this bread, then, and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes. Therefore anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily is answerable for the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone is to examine himself and only then eat of the bread or drink from the cup; because a person who eats and drinks without recognising the body is eating and drinking his own condemnation. That is why many of you are weak and ill and a good number have died.

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

 

Gospel Reading/ John 6: 51- 64

A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint John.

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them: In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise that person up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in that person. As the living Father sent me and I draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will also draw life from me. This is the bread which has come down from heaven; it is not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live forever. This is what he taught at Capernaum in the synagogue. After hearing it, many of his followers said, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’ Jesus was aware that his followers were complaining about it and said, ‘Does this disturb you? What if you should see the Son of man ascend to where he was before? ‘It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. ‘But there are some of you who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the outset who did not believe and who was to betray him.

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

Bulletin: 2nd Sunday of Aposles – Trininty Sunday

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Readings: 2nd Sunday of Apostles – Trinity Sunday

Quote  and Readings of the Week

I tell you that her sins, many as they are, have been forgiven her, because she has shown such great love.

 

Trinity Sunday

11 June 2017

 

1st Reading/ Acts 4: 5- 12

A reading from the Book of Acts “Barikh-Mar “.

It happened that the next day the rulers, elders and scribes held a meeting in Jerusalem with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, Jonathan, Alexander and all the members of the high-priestly families. They made the prisoners stand in the middle and began to interrogate them, ‘By what power, and by whose name have you men done this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, addressed them, ‘Rulers of the people, and elders! If you are questioning us today about an act of kindness to a cripple and asking us how he was healed, you must know, all of you, and the whole people of Israel, that it is by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, and God raised from the dead, by this name and by no other that this man stands before you cured. This is the stone which you, the builders, rejected but which has become the cornerstone. Only in him is there salvation; for of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.’

Amen.

 

2nd Reading /1  Corinthians 5: 6- 13

A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to Corinthians “Barikh-Mar

Your self-satisfaction is ill founded. Do you not realise that only a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Throw out the old yeast so that you can be the fresh dough, unleavened as you are. For our Passover has been sacrificed, that is, Christ; let us keep the feast, then, with none of the old yeast and no leavening of evil and wickedness, but only the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. In my letter, I wrote to you that you should have nothing to do with people living immoral lives. I was not including everybody in this present world who is sexually immoral, or everybody who is greedy, or dishonest or worships false gods — that would mean you would have to cut yourselves off completely from the world. In fact what I meant was that you were not to have anything to do with anyone going by the name of brother who is sexually immoral, or is greedy, or worships false gods, or is a slanderer or a drunkard or dishonest; never even have a meal with anybody of that kind. It is no concern of mine to judge outsiders. It is for you to judge those who are inside, is it not? But outsiders are for God to judge. You must banish this evil-doer from among you.

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

 

Gospel Reading/ Luke 7: 36- 50

A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke.

One of the Pharisees invited him to a meal. When he arrived at the Pharisee’s house and took his place at table, suddenly a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town. She had heard he was dining with the Pharisee and had brought with her an alabaster jar of ointment. She waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would know who this woman is and what sort of person it is who is touching him and what a bad name she has. ‘Then Jesus took him up and said, ‘Simon, I have something to say to you.’ He replied, ‘Say on, Master. ‘There was once a creditor who had two men in his debt; one owed him five hundred denarius, the other fifty. They were unable to pay, so he let them both off. Which of them will love him more?’Simon answered, ‘The one who was let off more, I suppose.’ Jesus said, ‘You are right. ‘Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, ‘You see this woman? I came into your house, and you poured no water over my feet, but she has poured out her tears over my feet and wiped them away with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but she has been covering my feet with kisses ever since I came in. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. For this reason I tell you that her sins, many as they are, have been forgiven her, because she has shown such great love. It is someone who is forgiven little who shows little love. ‘Then he said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven. ‘Those who were with him at table began to say to themselves, ‘Who is this man, that even forgives sins?’But he said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’

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

Bulletin: The Sunday of Pentecost

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Weekly Bulletin

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Readings: First Sunday of Apostles/ Pentecost (The Coming of The Holy Spirit)

Quote  and Readings of the Week 

But The Fruit the Spirit is Lovet, Joy  Peace Patients Kindness Goodness Faithfulness

 

Pentecost (The Coming of  Holy Spirit)

25 May  2017

 

1st Reading/ Acts 2: 1- 12

A reading from the Book of Acts “Barikh-Mar “.

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, and each one was bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely,’ they said, ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; residents of Rome- Jews and proselytes alike — Cretans and Arabs, we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’ Everyone was amazed and perplexed; they asked one another what it all meant….Amen.

 

2nd Reading /1  Corinthians 12: 1- 11

A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to Corinthians “Barikh-Mar

About the gifts of the Spirit, brothers, I want you to be quite certain. You remember that, when you were pagans, you were irresistibly drawn to inarticulate heathen gods. Because of that, I want to make it quite clear to you that no one who says ‘A curse on Jesus’ can be speaking in the Spirit of God, and nobody is able to say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ except in the Holy Spirit. There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit; there are many different ways of serving, but it is always the same Lord. There are many different forms of activity, but in everybody it is the same God who is at work in them all. The particular manifestation of the Spirit granted to each one is to be used for the general good. To one is given from the Spirit the gift of utterance expressing wisdom; to another the gift of utterance expressing knowledge, in accordance with the same Spirit; to another, faith, from the same Spirit; and to another, the gifts of healing, through this one Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the power of distinguishing spirits; to one, the gift of different tongues and to another, the interpretation of tongues. But at work in all these is one and the same Spirit, distributing them at will to each individual.

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

 

Gospel Reading/ John 14: 15-16, 25-26/ 15: 26-27/ 16: 1-4

A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint John.

If you love me you will keep my commandments. I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete to be with you forever, I have said these things to you while still with you; but the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. When the Paraclete comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning. I have told you all this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues, and indeed the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing a holy service to God. They will do these things because they have never known either the Father or me. But I have told you all this, so that when the time for it comes you may remember that I told you. I did not tell you this from the beginning, because I was with you;

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

Bulletin: Feast of The Ascension

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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: Feast of the Ascension

 

Quote  and Readings of the Week 

“As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into heaven.”

 

Ascension Day (Solaqa)

25 May  2017

 

1st Reading/ Acts 1: 6- 12

A reading from the Book of ACTS “Barikh-Mar “.

When the apostles met together with Jesus, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time give the Kingdom back to Israel?” Jesus said to them, “The times and occasions are set by my Father’s own authority, and it is not for you to know when they will be. But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After saying this, he was taken up to heaven as they watched him, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They still had their eyes fixed on the sky as he went away, when two men dressed in white suddenly stood beside them and said, “Galileans, why are you standing there looking up at the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way that you saw him go to heaven.” Then the apostles went back to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is about half a mile away from the city……..Amen.

 

2nd Reading /1 Timothy 1: 18- 2: 6

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to Timothy “Barikh-Mar.

Timothy, my child, I entrust to you this command, which is in accordance with the words of prophecy spoken in the past about you. Use those words as weapons in order to fight well, and keep your faith and a clear conscience. Some people have not listened to their conscience and have made a ruin of their faith. Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have punished by handing them over to the power of Satan; this will teach them to stop their blasphemy. First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people; for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence toward God and with proper conduct. This is good and it pleases God our Saviour, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to know the truth. For there is one God, and there is one who brings God and human beings together, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself to redeem the whole human race. That was the proof at the right time that God wants everyone to be saved.

The grace and peace be with you all brothers. Amen

 

Gospel Reading/ Luke 24: 44- 53

A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke.

Then he said to them, “These are the very things I told you about while I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you.” Then he led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them. As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into heaven. They worshiped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great joy, and spent all their time in the Temple giving thanks to God.

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