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).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Readings: Fifth Sunday of Summer (Qayta)

 

Quote of the Week

But now he is consoled, and truly you are tormented

 

Fifth Sunday of Summer (Qayt)

August 20, 2017

 

Sunday Readings

First Reading/ Isaiah 28: 14- 22

A reading from the Book of  Isaiah Barikh-Mar:

Because of this, listen to the word of the Lord, you mocking men, who lord it over my people who are at Jerusalem. For you have said: “We struck a deal with death, and we formed a pact with Hell. When the inundating scourge passes through, it will not overwhelm us. For we have placed our hope in lies, and we are protected by what is false.”For this reason, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will set a stone within the foundations of Zion, a tested stone, a cornerstone, a precious stone, which has been established in the foundation: whoever trusts in him need not hurry. And I will establish judgment in weights, and justice in measures. And a hailstorm will overturn hope in what is false; and waters will inundate its protection. And your deal with death will be abolished, and your pact with Hell will not stand. When the inundating scourge passes through, you will be trampled down by it. Whenever it passes through, it will take you away. For, at first light of morning, it will pass through, in the day and in the night, and vexation alone will make you understand what you hear. For the bed has been narrowed, so much so that one alone would fall out, and the short blanket is not able to cover two. For the Lord will stand, just as at the mountain of divisions. He will be angry, just as in the valley which is in Gibeon, so that he may accomplish his work, his strange work, so that he may complete his work, his work which is foreign even to him. And now, do not be willing to mock, lest your chains be tightened. For I have heard, from the Lord, the God of hosts, about the consummation and the abridgement concerning the entire earth. Amen.

 

 

Second Reading/ 2 Corinthians 12: 14- 20

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

Behold, this is the third time I have prepared to come to you, and yet I will not be a burden to you. For I am seeking not the things that are yours, but you yourselves. And neither should the children store up for the parents, but the parents for the children. And so, very willingly, I will spend and exhaust myself for the sake of your souls, loving you more, while being loved less. And so be it. I have not burdened you, but instead, being astute, I obtained you by guile. And yet, did I defraud you by means of any of those whom I sent to you? I asked for Titus, and I sent a brother with him. Did Titus defraud you? Did we not walk with the same spirit? Did we not walk in the same steps? Have you ever thought that we should explain ourselves to you? We speak in the sight of God, in Christ. But all things, most beloved, are for your edification. Yet I fear, lest perhaps, when I have arrived, I might not find you such as I would want, and I might be found by you, such as you would not want. For perhaps there may be among you: contention, envy, animosity, dissension, detraction, whispering, self-exaltation, and rebellion.

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

 

 

Third Reading/ Gospel Luke 16: 19- 31

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke.

A certain man was wealthy, and he was clothed in purple and in fine linen. And he feasted splendidly every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, covered with sores, wanting to be filled with the crumbs which were falling from the wealthy man’s table. But no one gave it to him. And even the dogs came and licked his sores. Then it happened that the beggar died, and he was carried by the Angels into the bosom of Abraham. Now the wealthy man also died, and he was entombed in Hell. Then lifting up his eyes, while he was in torments, he saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. And crying out, he said: ‘Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to refresh my tongue. For I am tortured in this fire.’ And Abraham said to him: ‘Son, recall that you received good things in your life, and in comparison, Lazarus received bad things. But now he is consoled, and truly you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been established, so that those who might want to cross from here to you are not able, nor can someone cross from there to here.’ And he said: ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torments.’ And Abraham said to him: ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ So he said: ‘No, father Abraham. But if someone were to go to them from the dead, they would repent.’ But he said to him: ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe even if someone has resurrected from the dead.’ ”

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

 

Bulletin: The Assumption of the blessed virgin Mary – Fourth Sunday 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

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Readings: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 4th Sunday of Apostles

Quote of the Week

“Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you.”

 

Fourth Sunday of Summer (Qayt)

August 13, 2017

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Sunday Readings

First Reading/ Acts 1: 12- 14

A reading from the Book of  Acts Barikh-Mar:

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain, which is called Olivet, which is next to Jerusalem, within a Sabbath day’s journey. And when they had entered into the cenacle, they ascended to the place where Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude of James, were staying. All these were persevering with one accord in prayer with the women, and with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.. Amen.

 

 

Second Reading/ Romans 16: 1-6, 16

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

Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is in the ministry of the church, which is at Cenchreae, so that you may receive her in the Lord with the worthiness of the saints, and so that you may be of assistance to her in whatever task she will have need of you. For she herself has also assisted many, and myself also. Greet Prisca and Aquila, my helpers in Christ Jesus, who have risked their own necks on behalf of my life, for whom I give thanks, not I alone, but also all the churches of the Gentiles; and greet the church at their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is among the first-fruits of Asia in Christ. Greet Mary, who has labored much among you.  Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

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

 

 

 

Gospel Reading/John2: 12; Matthew13: 53-57/ 12: 46- 50; Luke 11: 27-28

A reading from the Holy Gospel according St John.

After this, he descended to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, but they did not remain there for many days. And it happened that, when Jesus had completed these parables, he went away from there. And arriving in his own country, he taught them in their synagogues, so much so that they wondered and said: “How can such wisdom and power be with this one? Is this not the son of a workman? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Jude? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Therefore, from where has this one obtained all these things?” And they took offense at him.  While he was still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak with him. And someone said to him: “Behold, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, seeking you.” But responding to the one speaking to him, he said, “Which one is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And extending his hand to his disciples, he said: “Behold: my mother and my brothers. For anyone who does the will of my Father, who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” And it happened that, when he was saying these things, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you.” Then he said, “Yes, but moreover: blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.”

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

 

Bulletin: The Feast of Transfiguration of our Lord (Third 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

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Readings: The Feast of Transfiguratin of Our Lord – Third Sunday of Summer

 

 

Quote of the Week

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.”

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 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Third Sunday of Summer (Qayt)

August 6, 2017

 

Sunday Readings

First Reading/ Isaiah 6: 1-13

A reading from the Book of  Isaiah Barikh-Mar:

In the year in which king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, sublime and exalted, and the things that were under him filled the temple. The Seraphim were standing above the throne. One had six wings, and the other had six wings: with two they were covering his face, and with two they were covering his feet, and with two they were flying. And they were crying out to one another, and saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts! All the earth is filled with his glory!” And the lintels above the hinges were shaken at the voice of the one crying out. And the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe to me! For I have remained silent. For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live in the midst of a people having unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King, the Lord of hosts!” And one of the Seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a burning coal, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth, and he said, “Behold, this has touched your lips, and so your iniquities will be taken away, and your sin will be cleansed.” And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send?” and, “Who will go for us?” And I said: “Here I am. Send me.” And he said: “Go forth! And you shall say to this people: ‘When you listen, you will hear and not understand. And when you see a vision, you will not comprehend.’ Blind the heart of this people. Make their ears heavy and close their eyes, lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and then I would heal them.” And I said, “For how long, O Lord?” And he said, “Until the cities are desolate, without an inhabitant, and the houses are without a man, and the land will be left behind, deserted.” For the Lord will take the men far away, and she who will have been left behind will be multiplied in the midst of the earth. But still, there will be a tithing within her, and she will be converted, and she will be put on display, like a terebinth tree and like an oak which extends its branches. And what will remain standing within her will be a holy offspring. Amen.

 

Second Reading/ Hebrews 12: 18- 25        

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

But you have not drawn near to a tangible mountain, or a burning fire, or a whirlwind, or a mist, or a storm, or the sound of a trumpet, or a voice of words. Those who had experienced these things excused themselves, lest the Word be spoken to them. For they could not bear what was said, and so, if even a beast would have touched the mountain, it would have been stoned. And what was seen was so terrible that even Moses said: “I am terrified, and so, I tremble.” But you have drawn near to mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of Angels, and to the Church of the first-born, those who have been inscribed in the heavens, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect, and to Jesus, the Mediator of the New Testament, and to a sprinkling of blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. Be careful not to reject the One who is speaking. For if those who rejected him who was speaking upon the earth were not able to escape, so much more we who might turn away from the One who is speaking to us from heaven.

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

  

Third Reading/ Gospel Matthew 17: 11- 19

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Matthew.

And after six days, Jesus took Peter and James and his brother John, and he led them onto a lofty mountain separately. And he was transfigured before them. And his face shined brightly like the sun. And his garments were made white like snow. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, speaking with him. And Peter responded by saying to Jesus: “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you are willing, let us make three tabernacles here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” And while he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud overshadowed them. And behold, there was a voice from the cloud, saying: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.” And the disciples, hearing this, fell prone on their face, and they were very afraid. And Jesus drew near and touched them. And he said to them, “Rise up and do not be afraid.” And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus alone. And as they were descending from the mountain, Jesus instructed them, saying, “Tell no one about the vision, until the Son of man has risen from the dead.”

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

 

Bulletin: Second 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.

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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: Second Sunday of Summer (Qayta)

Quote of the Week

For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life

 

Second Sunday of Summer (Qayt)

July 30, 2017

 

Sunday Readings

First Reading/ Is 4: 2- 6

A reading from the Book of  Isaiah Barikh-Mar:

In that day, the seedling of the Lord will have magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be greatly-esteemed and a source of joy to those who will have been saved out of Israel. And this shall be: all who are left behind in Zion, and who remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, all who have been written in life in Jerusalem. Then the Lord will have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and will have washed away the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by means of a spirit of judgment and a spirit of intense devotion. And the Lord will create, over every place of Mount Zion and wherever he is called upon, a cloud by day and a smoke with the splendor of burning fire by night. For protection will be over every glory. And there will be a tabernacle for shade from the heat in daytime, and for security, and for protection from the whirlwind and from rain. Amen.

 

 Second Reading/ 2 Corinthians 3: 4-11; 17-18.

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

And we have such faith, through Christ, toward God. It is not that we are adequate to think anything of ourselves, as if anything was from us. But our adequacy is from God. And he has made us suitable ministers of the New Testament, not in the letter, but in the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministration of death, engraved with letters upon stones, was in glory, (so much so that the sons of Israel were not able to gaze intently upon the face of Moses, because of the glory of his countenance) even though this ministration was ineffective, how could the ministration of the Spirit not be in greater glory? For if the ministration of condemnation is with glory, so much more is the ministration of justice abundant in glory. And neither was it glorified by means of an excellent glory, though it was made illustrious in its own way. For if even what was temporary has its glory, then what is lasting has an even greater glory. Now the Spirit is Lord. And wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Yet truly, all of us, as we gaze upon the unveiled glory of the face of the Lord, are transfigured into the same image, from one glory to another. And this is done by the Spirit of the Lord.

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

 

Third Reading/ Gospel Luke 15: 11- 24

And he said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to the father, ‘Father, give me the portion of your estate which would go to me.’ And he divided the estate between them. And after not many days, the younger son, gathering it all together, set out on a long journey to a distant region. And there, he dissipated his substance, living in luxury. And after he had consumed it all, a great famine occurred in that region, and he began to be in need. And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that region. And he sent him to his farm, in order to feed the swine. And he wanted to fill his belly with the scraps that the swine ate. But no one would give it to him. And returning to his senses, he said: ‘How many hired hands in my father’s house have abundant bread, while I perish here in famine! I shall rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am not worthy to be called your son. Make me one of your hired hands.’ And rising up, he went to his father. But while he was still at a distance, his father saw him, and he was moved with compassion, and running to him, he fell upon his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. Now I am not worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants: ‘Quickly! Bring out the best robe, and clothe him with it. And put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here, and kill it. And let us eat and hold a feast. For this son of mine was dead, and has revived; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to feast

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

Bulletin: First Sunday of Qayta – Feast of the 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: First Sunday of Qayta (Nosardeal)

Quote  and Readings of the Week

What will separate us from the love of Christ?

 

First Sunday of Qayta

July 16, 2017

First Reading/ Acts 5: 12- 16 

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

And through the hands of the Apostles many signs and wonders were accomplished among the people. And they all met with one accord at Solomon’s portico. And among the others, no one dared to join himself to them. But the people magnified them. Now the multitude of men and women who believed in the Lord was ever increasing, so much so that they laid the infirm in the streets, placing them on beds and stretchers, so that, as Peter arrived, at least his shadow might fall upon any one of them, and they would be freed from their infirmities. But a multitude also hurried to Jerusalem from the neighboring cities, carrying the sick and those troubled by unclean spirits, who were all healed. Amen.

Second Reading/ First Corinthians 4: 9- 13

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

For I think that God has presented us as the last Apostles, as those destined for death. For we have been made into a spectacle for the world, and for Angels, and for men. So we are fools because of Christ, but you are discerning in Christ? We are weak, but you are strong? You are noble, but we are ignoble? Even to this very hour, we hunger and thirst, and we are naked and repeatedly beaten, and we are unsteady. And we labor, working with our own hands. We are slandered, and so we bless. We suffer and endure persecution. We are cursed, and so we pray. We have become like the refuse of this world, like the reside of everything, even until now.

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

 

 

Gospel Reading/ Luke 14: 1-6

A reading from the Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke.

when Jesus entered the house of a certain leader of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were observing him. And behold, a certain man before him was afflicted with edema. And responding, Jesus spoke to the experts in the law and to the Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. Yet truly, taking hold of him, he healed him and sent him away. And responding to them, he said, “Which of you will have a donkey or an ox fall into a pit, and will not promptly pull him out, on the day of the Sabbath?” And they were unable to respond to him about these things.

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