【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】五旬節主日、聖三一主日(2014-06-08/ 05-26)

正教會今日讀經:
宗/ 徒02:01-11
  五旬節日一到,眾人都聚集一處。忽然,從天上來了一陣響聲,好像暴風颳來,充滿了他們所在的全座房屋。有些散開好像火的舌頭,停留在他們每人頭上,眾人都充滿了聖神,照聖神賜給他們的話,說起外方話來。
  那時,居住在耶路撒冷的,有從天下各國來的虔誠的猶太人。這聲音一響,就聚來了許多人,都倉皇失措,因為人人都聽見他們說自己的方言。他們驚訝奇怪地說:「看,這些說話的不都是加里肋亞人嗎?怎麼我們每人聽見他們說我們出生地的方言呢?我們中有帕提雅人、瑪待人、厄藍人和居住在美索不達米亞、猶太及卡帕多細雅、本都並亞細亞、夫黎基雅和旁非里雅、埃及並靠近基勒乃的利比亞一帶的人,以及僑居的羅馬人、猶太人和歸依猶太教的人、克里特人和阿剌伯人,怎麼我們都聽見他們用我們的話,講論天主的奇事呢?」

  When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
  Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, “Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language? We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.”

若/ 約07:37-52;08:12
  在慶節末日最隆重的那一天, 耶穌站著大聲喊說:「誰若渴,到我這裏來喝罷!凡信從我的,就如經上說: 從他的心中要流出活水的江河。」他說這話,是指那信仰他的人將要領受的聖神;聖神還沒有賜下,因為耶穌還沒有受到光榮。
  群眾中有些人聽了這些話,便說:「這人真是那位先知。」另有些人說:「這人是默西亞。」但也有人說:「難道默西亞能來自加里肋亞嗎?經上不是說:默西亞要出自達味的後裔,來自達味出生的村莊白冷嗎?」因此,為了耶穌的緣故,在群眾中起了紛爭。他們中有些人願捉拿他,但誰也沒有向他下手。差役回到司祭長和法利塞人那裡;司祭長法利塞人問他們說:「為什麼你們沒有把他帶來?」差役回答說:「從來沒有一個人如此講話,像這人講話一樣。」法利塞人遂向他們說:「難道你們也受了煽惑嗎?首長中或法利塞人中,難道有人信仰了他嗎?但是,這些不明白法律的群眾,是可詛咒的!」他們中有一個,即先前曾來到耶穌那裏的尼苛德摩,遂向他們說:「如果不先聽取人的口供,和查明他所做的事,難道我們的法律就許定他的罪麼?」他們回答他說:「難道你也是出自加里肋亞麼?你去查考,你就能知道:從加里肋亞不會出先知的。」
  耶穌又向眾人講說:「我是世界的光; 跟隨我的,決不在黑暗中行走,必有生命的光。」

  On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture says: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'” He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who came to believe in him were to receive. There was, of course, no Spirit yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
  Some in the crowd who heard these words said, “This is truly the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Messiah.” But others said, “The Messiah will not come from Galilee, will he? Does not scripture say that the Messiah will be of David’s family and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?” So a division occurred in the crowd because of him. Some of them even wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?” The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this one.” So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.” Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, “Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?” They answered and said to him, “You are not from Galilee also, are you? Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
  Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

註:正教會稱五旬節(Pantecost)當天為聖三一主日(Trinity Sunday、天主聖三節),隔日為聖神星期一(Day of the Holy Spirit, Whit Monday),再隔天就是聖三的第三天(Third Day of the Holy Trinity)。而天主教會在今天慶祝聖神降臨節(Whitsunday),下個主日6/15才是天主聖三節。

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