【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】復活期第七週星期三, Afterfeast of the Ascension(2014-06-04/ 05-22)

正教會今日讀經:
宗/ 徒23:01-11
  保祿注視公議會說:「諸位仁人弟兄!我在天主前,作事為人,全憑純善的良心,直到今天。」大司祭阿納尼雅卻命站在旁邊的人打他的嘴。那時,保祿向他說:「粉白的牆啊!天主將要打擊你;你坐下審判我,應按照法律,你竟違反法律,下令打我嗎?」旁邊站著的人說:「你竟敢辱罵天主的大司祭嗎?」保祿說:「弟兄們!我原不知道他是大司祭,因為經上記載說:『不可詛咒你百姓的首長。』」
  保祿一看出他們一部份是撒杜塞人,另一部份是法利塞人,就在公議會中喊說:「諸位仁人弟兄!我是法利塞人,是法利塞人的兒子,我是為了希望死者的復活,現在受審。」他說了這話,法利塞人和撒杜塞人便起了爭辯,會眾就分裂了。原來撒杜塞人說沒有復活,也沒有天使,也沒有神靈;法利塞人卻樣樣都承認。於是喧嚷大起,有幾個法利塞黨的經師起來力爭說:「我們在這人身上找不出一點過錯來;或者有神靈或天使同他說了話!」爭辯越來越大,千夫長怕保祿被他們撕裂,便命軍隊下來,把保祿從他們中間搶出來,帶到營裏去了。次夜,主顯現給保祿說:「你放心罷!你怎樣在耶路撒冷為我作證,也該怎樣在羅馬為我作證。」

  Paul looked intently at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have conducted myself with a perfectly clear conscience before God to this day.” The high priest Ananias ordered his attendants to strike his mouth. Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall. Do you indeed sit in judgment upon me according to the law and yet in violation of the law order me to be struck?” The attendants said, “Would you revile God’s high priest?”  Paul answered, “Brothers, I did not realize he was the high priest. For it is written, ‘You shall not curse a ruler of your people.'”
  Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees, so he called out before the Sanhedrin, “My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees; (I) am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.” When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the group became divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection or angels or spirits, while the Pharisees acknowledge all three. A great uproar occurred, and some scribes belonging to the Pharisee party stood up and sharply argued, “We find nothing wrong with this man. Suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?” The dispute was so serious that the commander, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, ordered his troops to go down and rescue him from their midst and take him into the compound. The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage. For just as you have borne witness to my cause in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness in Rome.”

若/ 約16:15-23
  「凡父所有的一切,都是我的;為此我說:他要由我領受而傳告給你們。
  「只有片時,你們就看不見我了;再過片時,你們又要看見我。」於是他門徒中有幾個彼此說:「他給我們所說的:『只有片時,你們就看不見我了;再過片時,你們又要看見我。』還有『我往父那裏去』,是什麼意思?」又說:「他說的這『只有片時』,究竟有什麼意思?我們不明白他講什麼。」耶穌看出他們願意問他,就對他們說:「你們不是彼此詢問我所說的:『只有片時,你們就看不見我了;再過片時,你們又要看見我』的話嗎?我實實在在告訴你們: 你們要痛哭,哀號,世界卻要歡樂;你們將要憂愁,但你們的憂愁卻要變為喜樂。婦女生產的時候,感到憂苦,因為她的時辰來到了;既生了孩子,因了喜樂再不記憶那苦楚了,因為一個人已生在世上了。如今,你們固然感到憂愁,但我們要再見到你們,那時,你們心裏要喜樂,並且你們的喜樂誰也不能從你們奪去。那一天,你們什麼也不必問我了。我實實在在告訴你們:你們因我的名無論向父求什麼,他必賜給你們。」
  ”Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
  ”A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me.” So some of his disciples said to one another, “What does this mean that he is saying to us, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” So they said, “What is this ‘little while’ (of which he speaks)? We do not know what he means.” Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you discussing with one another what I said, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

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