Bulletin Sunday January 29, 2017

 Annunciation Melkite Catholic Mission

إرسالية البشارة للروم الملكيين الكاثوليك

Celebrating Divine Liturgy – at the Sacred Heart Chapel,
381 W. Center St , Covina, CA 91723
Mailing Address: 589 E. 14th st , Upland, CA 91786
Website: Annunciation Melkite Catholic Mission.org
Fr.Gabriel Azar- Cell (630) 457-الكاهن: الاب جبرائيل عازار 8153
Fr.Gabriel Azar email: basharazar@gmail.com
Protodeacon George Sayegh (626) 893-0302

 

 Welcome to all visitors  who are worshiping with our Community, Please  join us after liturgy  for a cup of coffee , So we can  meet you and get to know one another.

نرحب بالزوار اللذين يشاركوننا القداس الألهي، نرجو ان تبقوا معنا بعد القداس لتناول القهوة  ولنتعَّرف على بعضنا بعض.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SUNDAY OF THE CANAANITE  WOMAN

Orthro 7, Tone 4

الاحد، 29 كانون الثاني 2017

احد المرأة الكنعاني

اللحن الرابع و السابع للسحر

 

Youth of the Annunciation

What is interesting about today’s reading from Mathew 15 is the text that comes directly before the story of the Canaanite Woman. Jesus recalls the words of the Prophet Isaiah: “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts… Let them alone; they are blind guides [of the blind]. If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.”

These words of Jesus are meant to the Pharisees and scribes who were supposed to know God and his will. Mathew writes: “Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  And there came a gentile woman”. According to St Epiphanius : “The Lord came out from the Jews, and the woman came out from her Gentile territory. He left the Jews behind, and the woman left behind idolatry and an impious lifestyle. What they had lost, she found. The one whom they had denied in the law, she professed through her faith. This woman is the mother of the Gentiles, and she knew Christ through faith. Thus on behalf of her daughter (the Gentile people) she entreated the Lord. The daughter had been led astray by idolatry and sin and was severely possessed by a demon”.

Amazing was the woman’s faith in Jesus who is the bread of life. The Jews ignored this bread while she professed her faith in Jesus, who is the savior of the world. That’s why Jesus said to her: “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish”. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Today we need to make our hearts and minds attached more and more to our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Life, our Light, our Future and our Destiny. Let’s imitate this Woman and not the Jews who denied their savior preferring to follow their own teaching rather than the teaching of the Lord.

Fr, Gabriel

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The Annual Church Banquet

On Saturday the 11 ofFebruary, 2017

At Dandana Restaurant,

765 Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

Mark this date in your

Calendar.

Donation $100 for Adult,

$35 children 12 years of age and under.

حفلة الكنيسه السنويه 

يوم السبت الموافق 11 شباط، 2017، في مطعم دندنه، سجلوا وتذكروا هذا التاريخ. التبرع للكبار 100 دولار وللاولاد تحت سن 12 ، 35 دولاراً

 

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بدأنا تكريس البيوت في الاسبوع الماضي، وسنواصل التكريس خلال زمن الصوم المبارك.

We started blessing homes last week, and we will continue doing so during Lent Season.

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>>>>>>>>>> St. John Chrysostom Divine Liturgy <<<<<<<<<<

Troparion of the resurrection (4th tone)

The Women disciples of the Lord heard from the Angels the joyful news of the resurrection, and casting away the ancestral sentence, they announced with pride to the Apostles: Death is vanquished, Christ God is risen! And has bestowed great mercy upon the worl

نشيد  القيامة باللحن الرابع

إن تلميذات الرب تعلمنَ من الملاكِ بشرى القيامةِ البهيجة. ونبذنَ القضاءَ على الجدين، وقلن للرسلِ مفتخراتٍ: لقد سُلب الموت، ونهض المسيحُ الاله، واهباً للعالمِ عظيمَ الرحمة.

                                                                              Troparion of the Patron of the Parish النشيد لسفيع الكنيسة                                                                                                     

Kondakion of the Presentation of our Lord (Feb. 2nd) (1st Tone)                      

O Christ our God who through your birth have sanctified the virginal womb and have now blessed the arms of Simon, today You have come to save us.  O Lord, when wars prevail, keep your people in peace and strengthen our Public Authorities in every good deed, for You alone are the lover of Mankind.

قنداق دخول ربنا يسوع المسيح الى الهيكل- اللحن الاول

أيها المسيحُ الاله، يا من بمولدِه ِ قدَّسَ المستودعَ البتولي، وباركَ يدَيْ سِمعانَ كما يَليق. لقد بادرتَ الآنَ ايضاً وخلَّصتَنا. فاّحفظ رعيَتكَ بسلامٍ في الحروب. وأيدِ الملوكَ الذينَ أَحببَتَهم أيها المحبُ البشرِ وحدَك.

TRISAGION: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, …

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EPISTLE: SECOND CORINTHIANS 6:16-18; 7:1 * (17th Sunday After Pentecost)

PROKIMENON (Tone 8)

Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them:
let all round about him bring gifts to the awesome Lord!

Stichon: God is renowned in Judah; in Israel, great is his name.

Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God, as God says, I will be their God and they shall be my people. (Lv.26: 11.2) Ct. Jer. 31:1) Wherefore, come out from among them, be separated, says the Lord, and touch not an unclean thing; Is. 52: 1, and I will welcome you in, and will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord almighty, (CL Hos. 1:10; Is 43:6)

Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the body and of the spirit, perfecting sanctity in the fear of God.

ALLELUIA (Tone 8)

Come; let us rejoice in the Lord!

Let us sing joyfully to God our Savior!

Stichon: Let us greet his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

رسالة الاحد السابع عشر بعد العنصرة

مقدمة الرسالة

أنذروا وأَوْفوا الربَّ إلهَنا. كلُّ الذينَ حولهُ يَأتونَ بهَدايا

الله معروفُ في يهوذا. وأسمةُ عَظيمٌ في إسرائيل

2 كورِنثس (6: 16 ب الى 7: 1)

يا إخوة، إنكم هيكلُ اللهِ الحيّ، كما قال الله: إِني سأسكنُ فيهم واسيرُ فيما بينَهم، واكونُ لهم الهاً وهم يكونونَ لي شعباً. فلذلك أُخرجوا من بينِهم واعتزلوا، يقولُ الرب، ولا تَمَسُّوا نجِساً، فأَقبلُكم واكونُ لكم أَباً وتكونون أَنتم لي بنينَ وبنات، يقولُ الربُّ القدير على كل شيء. واذ لنا هذه المواعدُ ايها الاحباء، فلنطهّرْ انفسَنا من كلِّ دنسٍ للجسدِ والروح، مُكمِّلين القداسةَ بمخافةِ الله

هللويا

هلمُّوا نبتهجْ بالربِ ونُهلِلْ للهِ مخلّصِنا

لُنبادِرْ الى وجهِهِ بالاعتراف، وبالمزامير نُهللُ له

GOSPEL: MATTHEW 15:21-28 * (17th Sunday After Pentecost)

ِAt that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.”  But he did not say a word in answer to her. His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the womantake thefood of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

انجيل الاحد السابع عشر بعد العنصرة  متى 15: 21- 28

في ذلك الزمان، خرج يسوع الى نواحي صور وصيدا واذا امرأة كنعانية، قد خرجت من تلك التخوم، وهي تصرخ اليه قائلة: أرحمني ايها الرب ابن داود، فإن ابنتي بها شيطان يعذبها جداً. أما هو فلم يجبها بكلمة، فدنا تلاميذهُ وجعلوا يسألونه قائلين: اصرفها فإنها تصيح في إثرنا.  فأجاب وقال: لم أرسلْ إلا الى الخراف الضالةِ من بيت إسرائيل. فأتتْ وسجدت له قائلة: أغثني يا رب. فأجاب قائلاً: ليس حسناً أن يؤخذَ خبزُ البنينَ ويلقى لصغار الكلاب. فقالت: نعم يا رب، ولكنَّ الكلاب الصغيرة تأكل من الفتاتِ الذي يسقط من موائد أربابها. حينئذٍ أجاب يسوع وقال لها: عظيمٌ ايمانكِ يا أمراه، فليكنْ لكِ كما تريدين. فشفيت ابنتها منذُ  تلك الساعة.

        HIRMOS: It Is truly right To Call you blessed…

        KINONIKON: Praise the Lord from the highest. Alleluia! (Psalms 148:1)

POST-COMMUNION: We have seen the True Light…

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A Trinity of Hierarchs

January 30

Synaxis for the Three Holy Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom

The first half of January is centered on the celebration of the Great Feast of the Theophany (January 6). It begins with a fore-feast (January 2-5) and continues with an after-feast (January 7-13). But January also marks the commemoration of several great Church Fathers of the fourth century, particularly the Cappadocians – St Basil the Great (January 1), St Gregory of Nyssa (January 10) and St Gregory the Theologian (January 25) – as well as St John Chrysostom, the return of whose relics to Constantinople after his death in exile is recalled on January 27.

The Cappadocians were particularly instrumental in the defeat of Arianism in the Christian East. While this doctrine, that the Son was like the Father but not of the same essence, had been formally rejected at the First Council of Nicaea in 325, it became even more popular in the years that followed. Several emperors were partial to it as it seemed to be acceptable to a broader number of their Christian subjects. While Arianism survived in many places until the seventh century, it was all but eliminated in Cappadocia (Asia Minor) because of the influence of these Fathers.

St John Chrysostom, originally from Antioch, had been called to Constantinople in 397 to be its archbishop. This Father had little interest in or sympathy for the kind of politics inherent in being bishop of the imperial capital. Within five years his enemies has begun a successful campaign against him and he was exiled to the Caucasus where he died on September 14, 404.

The writings of these Fathers contributed significantly to the development of Byzantine theology and liturgy in the centuries that followed. Due largely to his treatises on the Trinity, St Gregory was accorded the title “Theologian” at the Council of Chalcedon (451). Only two others have been given that distinction in the East: the first being St John the Apostle and the third St Simeon the New Theologian.

As Archbishop of Caesarea, St Basil had devoted his energies to ordering the Liturgy. His Liturgy would become the usual rite of Constantinople. When St John Chrysostom became Archbishop of Constantinople he too provided an order for the Liturgy. Over the next few centuries their arrangements would spread throughout the Greek-speaking Churches and in the Slavic world. We still use their prayers in the Byzantine Churches and remembered these Fathers at every Liturgy today.

Who Is the Greatest?

When the Lord’s apostles disagreed over which of them was the greatest, He diffused their squabble by setting a child in the place of honor. Something similar happened in the case of these “January Fathers.”

In the eleventh century monks and teachers in the imperial capital, Constantinople, were rowing about which of these Fathers was the greatest. Their partisans cited the various contributions of each Father to the theology, liturgy and monastic tradition of the Church. As the issue became more widely known, ordinary believers began taking sides as well. Some called themselves “Basilians,” others referred to themselves as “Johnites” and still others as “Gregorians.”

The question was finally resolved in 1084 with the establishment of a common feast for all

three saints: the Synaxis of the Three Ecumenical Teachers and Holy Hierarchs. According to the Synaxarion, each of the saints appeared, first each separately and then all three together, to John Mavropos, a learned author and poet who served as the Metropolitan of Euchaïta (today’s Avkat).

The saints reportedly told Metropolitan John, “We three are one, as you see, close to God and nothing can separate us or make us contend… There is no first or second among us… Arise, therefore, and tell those who are quarrelling not to be divided into parties over us because in life and death we had no desire other than to bring peace and unity to everyone.” In response the metropolitan undertook the task of reconciling the conflicting groups.

As a symbol and expression of their unity, the saints also urged Metropolitan John to establish a common feast for all three. He established the feast on January 30 and composed a single service for all three. The metropolitan chose January as the most suitable month for this commemoration, because all three Fathers are celebrated in that month.

St John of Euchaïta

A native of Paphlagonia in Asia Minor, John had become a respected scholar and teacher in the capital and a member of the circle of intellectuals patronized by the Emperor, Constantine IX Monomakhos. In 1050, after two years as speaker of the court, he fell out of favor with the emperor and was sent to Euchaïta, some 265 mile from the capital, as its metropolitan, what we might call a “lateral promotion.”

The metropolitan called it an “honorable exile” and sought to be recalled to the capital. At some point he was apparently permitted to retire to the Agia Petra Monastery in Constantinople, sometime in the 1070s.His collected works include numerous poems, essays, letters and homilies. His most beloved poem is the devotional canon to “the Most Sweet Jesus,” found in many popular Byzantine prayerbooks. He is also thought by some to have composed the small paraklitic canon to the Theotokos sung during the Dormition Fast in Byzantine Churches.

The Poetry of This Feast

In addition to the canons and hymns of Metropolitan John, the Church service for this feast also includes works by Neilos Xanthopoulos and Patriarch Germanos of Constantinople.

                       أسئلة من الكتاب المقدس                       

                                           الدكتور طوني سعد                                          

  كيف لنا أن نخلص؟ لابد لنا من أن نولد من جديد أي الميلاد الثاني ،يقول السيد المسيح:الحق الحق أقول لك ان كان أحد لا يولد من فوق لا يقدر أن يرى ملكوت الله…..الحق الحق أقول لك (في حديثه لنقوديموس) ان كان أحد لا يولد من الماء والروح لا يقدر أن يدخل ملكوت الله المولود من الجسد جسد هو والمولود من الروح هو روح لا تتعجب أني قلت لك أنه ينبغي أن تولدوا من فوق..تعبير (الميلاد الثاني )معناه (مولود من فوق)…المولود الجديد هو لا يمت للانسان العتيق والمثقل بالخطايا،هو كيان جديد لا يخطىء ولا يستطيع ان يخطىء لأن كلمة الله زرعت في قلبه.هذا الكيان لم يعد يهتم بالأرض انما بالقداسة وحياة البر. الانسان العتيق كان مالكا متسلطا، نهايته الموت والفناء،أما الانسان الجديد فهو مسكن رحب للروح القدس والذي سيوجه هذا الانسان للابداع والحكمة،للسلام والفرح،للخير والرجاء وهذا كله ينمو بحب السيد المسيح ورعاية الآب السماوي،والى نقطة الأبدية والتمتع بحياة جديدة الى جوار الرب..أعظم نعمة أن يحل الثالوث المقدس في قلب كل واحد منا،عندها تذوب كل صعوبات هذه الحياة وتزداد الثقة بالقدرة على مواجهة الخطايا ..الولادة من الله هي مفتاح الغلبة لأنها عملية اتحاد بالسيد المسيح.وهذا يكون بالمعمودية حيث يغسل الماء المقدس الخطيئة المتوارثة ويحل الروح القدس في القلوب ،روح جديدة وقلب جديد. ان كنا قد عرفنا طريق النور واصبحت أجسامنا هياكل للروح القدس وتخلصنا من الانسان العتيق ووهبنا كل الحرية والارادة،لنسعى الى البقاء في طريق النقاء لما هو الخير لنا ولكل من حولنا حاملين شهادة وصليب  المسيح.

هل يتم الخلاص بالايمان فقط أم بالايمان والأعمال؟ هذا السؤال هو الامر الذي تسبب في الانفصال بين الكنيسة البروتستنانتية والكاثوليكية،بولس أشار الى أن الخلاص بالايمان فقط أما عند يعقوب فالخلاص يكون بالايمان و الاعمال يبدو للوهلة الاولى أن هناك اختلاف بين بولس ويعقوب، ولكن في الحقيقة أنهما متفقين تماما،كيف يكون الايمان صحيحا ان لم يقترن بالأعمال الصالحة،ايماننا يعني أن نثق بيسوع ونحبه ونتبع وصاياه وأهمها وصية المحبة فكيف نترجم هذه المحبة الا من خلال أعمال الخير ،التضحية، والعطاء.  أعمالنا هي مرآة لايماننا،وايماننا هو أيضا مرآة لأعمالنا.بولس يرى أن الايمان يغير الانسان يجعله يسمو لعالم أفضل تكون فيه العلاقات بين البشر قائمة على نبذ الذات وحب العطاء وخدمة الآخر ويعقوب يرى ان الأعمال الحسنة تاتي نتيجة حتمية للايمان بالمسيح.كلما فاح عبق  الورود الجميلة كلما زاد رونقها وتألقها

 .أين كان المسيح بين طفولته وبداية بشارته؟  لا نعرف الكثير عن صبا الرب في الاناجيل القانونية،الا مشهدا واحدا عندما ظهر يسوع في الثانية عشرة من عمره في الهيكل،ولهذا المشهد مدلول لاهوتي وليس تاريخي،فالاناجيل ليست سيرة حياة يسوع انما هي شهادة لاهوت السيد المسيح وبشرى خلاص الانسان مرقس ويوحنا لم يخبرانا عن طفولة يسوع ،مرقس لم يذكر اسم والد يسوع، يوحنا لم يخبرنا عن اسم أم يسوع ،الخبر الوحيد عندما أدهش علماء اليهود بعلمه وهو يجالسهم في الهيكل وكان فقط في ال 12 من العمر.عدم ذكر التفاصيل التاريخية هدفه التركيز على رسالة المسيح

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The shepherd

A guide to help parents prepare your children to more fully participate in th Sunday Divine Liturgy Read the scripture with your children before coming to Church.

Gospel: Luke 18: 10-14 (The Pharisee and the Publican)

The Lord told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.  The Pharisee stood and began to pray thus within himself: ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, robbers, dishonest, adulterers, or even like this publican.  I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all I possess.’ But the publican, standing far off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went back to his home justified rather than the other; for anyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself shall be exalted.

أنجيل الفريسي والعشار (لوقا 18:10-14)

قال الربُّ هذا المثل: رجلانِ صعدا الى الهيكلِ ليصلّيا، أحدُهما فرّيسيٌ والآخرُ عشَّار.  فالفرّيسيُ انتصب يصلي في نفسه هكذا. اللهمَّ أني اشكرُكَ لأني لستُ كسائر الناسِ الخطفةِ الظالمينَ الفاسقين. ولا مثلَ هذا العشَّار. إِني أَصومُ في الاسبوع مرتين، وأُعشرُ كلَّ ما هو لي. وأَمَّا العشَّارُ فوقفَ عن بُعدٍ ولم يُردْ حتىَّ أَن يرفعَ عينيهِ إلى السماء. بل كان يقرعُ صدرَهُ قائلاً: أَللهمَّ اغفر لي أَنا الخاطئ. أَقولُ لكم: إِن هذا نزلُ إلى بيِته مبرَّراً دونَ ذاك. لأَن كلَّ من رفعَ نفسَه وُضعْ ومن وضعَ نفسَه رُفع