【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】復活期第五週星期六、聖亞宗徒慶日(2014-05-24/ 05-11)

正教會今日讀經:
宗/ 徒15:35-41
  保祿和巴爾納伯卻留在安提約基雅施教,同別的許多人宣講主的道理。
  過了些日子,保祿向巴爾納伯說:「我們要回去,視察我們曾講過主道的各城,看看弟兄怎麼樣了。」巴爾納伯願意也帶號稱馬爾谷的若望同去,但保祿認為不應帶他去,因為他從旁非里雅離開他們,沒有同他們一起去工作。二人於是起了爭執,以致彼此分離。巴爾納伯遂帶馬爾谷,乘船往塞浦路斯去了。保祿卻揀選了息拉,蒙弟兄們將他託於主的恩寵以後,也起身走了,他走遍了敘利亞和基里基雅,堅固各教會。

  But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and proclaiming with many others the word of the Lord.
  After some time, Paul said to Barnabas, “Come, let us make a return visit to see how the brothers are getting on in all the cities where we proclaimed the word of the Lord.” Barnabas wanted to take with them also John, who was called Mark, but Paul insisted that they should not take with them someone who had deserted them at Pamphylia and who had not continued with them in their work. So sharp was their disagreement that they separated. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus. But Paul chose Silas and departed after being commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. He traveled through Syria and Cilicia bringing strength to the churches.

若/ 約10:27-38
  「我的羊聽我的聲音,我也認識他們,他們也跟隨我;我賜與他們永生,他們永遠不會喪亡;誰也不能從我手中把他們奪去。那賜給我羊群的父,超越一切,為此,誰也不能從我父手裏將他們奪去。我與父原是一體。」
  猶太人又拿起石頭來,要砸死他。耶穌向他們說:「我賴我父給你們顯示了許多善事,為了那一件,你們要砸死我呢?」猶太人回答說:「為了善事,我們不會砸死你;而是為了褻瀆的話,因為你是人,卻把你自己當作是天主。」耶穌卻向他們說:「在你們的法律上不是記載著:『我說過: 你們是神麼』?如果,那些承受天主話的,天主尚且稱他們為神──而經書是不能廢棄的──那麼,父所祝聖並派遣到世界上來的,因為說過: 我是天主子,你們就說: 你說褻瀆的話麼?假使我不做我父的工作,你們就不必信我;但若是我做了,你們縱然不肯信我,至少要信這些工作,如此你們必定認出父在我內,我在父內。」

  ”My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
  The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”‘? If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated 16 and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize (and understand) that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”

聖亞宗徒慶日:
希/ 來07:26-08:02
  這樣的大司祭纔適合於我們,他是聖善的、無辜的、無玷的、別於罪人的、高於諸天的;他無須像那些大司祭一樣,每日要先為自己的罪,後為人民的罪,祭獻犧牲;因為衪奉獻了自己,只一次而為永遠完成了這事,因為法律所立為大司祭的人是有弱點的;可是在法律以後,以誓言所立的聖子,卻是成全的,直到永遠。
  我們所論述的要點即是:我們有這樣一位大司祭,衪已坐在天上「尊威」的寶座右邊,在聖所,即真會幕裏作臣僕;這會幕是上主而不是人手所支搭的。

  It was fitting that we should have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens. He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did that once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints men subject to weakness to be high priests, but the word of the oath, which was taken after the law, appoints a son, who has been made perfect forever.
  The main point of what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up.

瑪/ 太05:14-19
  「你們是世界的光;建在山上的城,是不能隱藏的。人點燈,並不是放在斗底下,而是放在燈台上,照耀屋中所有的人。照樣,你們的光也當在人前照耀,好使他們看見你們的善行,光耀你們在天之父。」
  「你們不要以為我來是廢除法律或先知;我來不是為廢除,而是為成全。我實在告訴你們:既使天地過去了,一撇或一劃也決不會從法律上過去,必待一切完成。所以,誰若廢除這些誡命中最小的一條,也這樣教訓人,在天國裏,他將稱為最小的;但誰若實行,也這樣教訓人,這人在天國裏將稱為大的。」

  ”You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
  ”Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Equal-to-apostles:日文譯作亞使徒,字面意義為「等同宗徒的人」。

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