【每日福音 | Daily Gospel】復活期第六主日、瞎子主日、聖赫莫傑尼斯慶日(2014-05-25/ 05-12)

正教會今日讀經:
宗/ 徒16:16-34
  當我們往祈禱所去時,有個附占卜之神的女孩,向我們迎面走來;她行占卜,使她的主人們大獲利潤。她跟著保祿和我們,喊叫說:「這些人是至高者天主的僕人,他們來給你們宣佈得救的道路。 」她這樣行了多日,保祿就厭煩了,轉身向那惡神說:「我因耶穌基督之名,命你從她身上出去。」那惡神即刻便出去了。
  她的主人們見自己獲利的指望已去,便揪住保祿和息拉,拉到街市上去見首領;又帶他們到官長前說:「這些是猶太人,他們擾亂我們的城市,竟傳佈我們羅馬人所不能接受,也不能遵行的規例。 」群眾齊來攻擊他們,官長就撕下了他們的衣服,下令用棍毆打。打了許多棍之後,就把他們押在監裏,吩咐獄警小心看守;獄警領命,就把他們下在內監,又在他們的腳上帶上木枷。
  約在半夜時分,保祿和息拉祈禱讚頌天主,囚犯都側耳靜聽。忽然地震大作,甚至監獄地基都搖動了,所有的門立時開了,眾人的鎖鏈也解開了。獄警醒來,見監門全開著,以為囚犯都已逃走,就拔出劍來,想要自殺。保祿大聲喊說:「不要傷害自己,我們還都在這裏。」獄警要來了燈,就跑進去,戰慄發抖地俯伏在保祿和息拉面前,然後領他們出來說:「先生,我當作什麼纔可得救?」他們說:「你信主耶穌罷!你和你一家就必得救。 」他們就給他和他家所有的人,講了主的聖道。當夜在那時刻,獄警就帶他們去洗傷,他和他的親人也都領了洗;遂又領他們到自己家裏,擺了宴席;他和全家因信了天主,都滿心喜歡。

  As we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl with an oracular spirit, who used to bring a large profit to her owners through her fortune-telling. She began to follow Paul and us, shouting, “These people are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” She did this for many days. Paul became annoyed, turned, and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” Then it came out at that moment.
  When her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them to the public square before the local authorities. They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These people are Jews and are disturbing our city and are advocating customs that are not lawful for us Romans to adopt or practice.” The crowd joined in the attack on them, and the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After inflicting many blows on them, they threw them into prison and instructed the jailer to guard them securely. When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and secured their feet to a stake.
  About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened, there was suddenly such a severe earthquake that the foundations of the jail shook; all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew (his) sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted out in a loud voice, “Do no harm to yourself; we are all here.” He asked for a light and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved.” So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house. He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized at once. He brought them up into his house and provided a meal and with his household rejoiced at having come to faith in God.

若/ 約09:01-38
  耶穌前行時,看見了一個生來瞎眼的人。他的門徒就問他說:「辣彼,誰犯了罪?是他,還是他的父母,竟使他生來瞎眼呢?」耶穌答覆說:「也不是他犯了罪,也不是他的父母,而是為叫天主的工作在他身上顯揚出來。趁著白天,我們應該做派遣我來者的工作;黑夜來到,就沒有人能工作了。當我在世界上的時候,我是世界的光。」耶穌說了這話以後,便吐唾沫在地上,用唾沫和了些泥,把泥抹在瞎子的眼上,對他說:「去,到史羅亞水池裏洗洗罷!」──史羅亞解說「被派遣的」──瞎子去了,洗了,回來就看見了。
  於是,鄰居和那些素來曾見他討飯的人,就說:「這不是那曾坐著討飯的人麼?」有的說:「就是這人。」有的說:「不,是另一個很相似他的人。」那人卻說:「就是我。」他們問他說:「你的眼睛究竟是怎樣開的呢?」他答覆說:「名叫耶穌的那個人,和了些泥,抹在我的眼上,給我說: 你往史羅亞去洗洗罷;我去了,洗了,就看見了。」他們又問他說:「那個人在那裏?」他說:「我不知道。」
  他們便將先前瞎眼的人,領到法利塞人那裏。耶穌和泥開他眼睛的那天,正是安息日。於是法利塞人又詰問他怎樣看見了。那人就向他們說:「他把泥放在我的眼上,我洗了,就看見了。」法利塞人中有的說:「這人不是從天主來的,因為他不遵守安息日。」有的卻說:「一個罪人怎能行這樣的奇跡?」他們中間便發生了紛爭。於是,他們又問瞎子說:「對於那開了你眼睛的人,你說什麼呢?」瞎子說:「他是一位先知。」
  可是猶太人不肯相信他先是瞎子而後看見了,等到叫了復明者的父母來,問他們說:「這是你們的兒子麼?你們說他生來就瞎麼?怎麼他現在竟看見了呢?」他的父母答覆說:「我們知道這是我們的兒子,也生來就瞎。如今他究竟怎麼看見了,我們卻不知道;或者誰開了他的眼睛,我們也不知道。你們問他罷!他已經成年,會說自己的事了。」他的父母因為害怕猶太人,才這樣說,因為猶太人早已議定:誰若承諾耶穌是默西亞,就必被逐出會堂。為此,他的父母說: 他己經成年,你們問他罷!
  於是法利塞人再把那先前瞎眼的人叫過來,向他說:「歸光榮於天主罷!我們知道這人是個罪人。」那人回答說:「他是不是罪人,我不知道;有一件事我知道: 我曾是個瞎子,現在我卻看見了。 」他們又問他說:「他給你作了什麼?怎樣開了你的眼睛?」他回答說:「我已經告訴了你們,你們不聽;為什麼又願意聽呢?莫非你們也願意做他的門徒麼?」他們辱罵他說:「你去做他的門徒好了!我們是梅瑟的門徒。我們知道: 天主曾給梅瑟說過話;至於這人,我們不知道他是從那裏來的。」那人回答說:「這真奇怪!你們不知道他是從那裏來的,他卻開了我的眼睛。我們都曉得天主不俯聽罪人,只俯聽那恭敬天主,並承行他旨意的人。自古以來從未聽說:有人開了生來就是瞎子的眼睛。這人若不是由天主來的,他什麼也不能做。」他們卻向他說:「你整個生於罪惡中,竟來教訓我們?」便把他趕了出去了。
  耶穌聽說他們把他趕出去了,後來遇見了他,就給他說:「你信人子麼?」那人便回答說:「主,是誰,好使我去信他呢?」耶穌對他說:「你已看見他了,和你講話的就是!」他遂說道:「主,我信。 」遂俯伏朝拜了耶穌。

  As he passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him. We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came back able to see.
  His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, “Isn’t this the one who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is,” but others said, “No, he just looks like him.” He said, “I am.” So they said to him, “(So) how were your eyes opened?” He replied, “The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went there and washed and was able to see.” And they said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I don’t know.”
  They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees. Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath. So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see.” So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” (But) others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them. So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
  Now the Jews did not believe that he had been blind and gained his sight until they summoned the parents of the one who had gained his sight. They asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How does he now see?” His parents answered and said, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. We do not know how he sees now, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him, he is of age; he can speak for him self.” His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged him as the Messiah, he would be expelled from the synagogue. For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; question him.”
  So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give God the praise! We know that this man is a sinner.” He replied, “If he is a sinner, I do not know. One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.” So they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?” They ridiculed him and said, “You are that man’s disciple; we are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this one is from.” The man answered and said to them, “This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where he is from, yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him. It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything.” They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out.
  When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him and the one speaking with you is he.” He said, “I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him.

聖赫莫傑尼斯慶日:
希/ 來13:17-21
  你們應信服並聽從你們的領袖,因為他們為了你們的靈魂,常醒寤不寐,好像要代你們交賬的人;你們要使他們喜歡盡此職分,而不哀怨,因為他們若有哀怨,為你們決無好處。
  請為我們祈禱!因為我們確信,我們有一個純正的良心,願意在一切事上舉止完善。我還懇切勸勉你們格外行祈禱,使我快回到你們那裏。賜平安的天主曾由死者中領出了那位因永遠盟約的血,作群羊偉大司牧的我們的主耶穌,願衪成全你們行各種善工,好承行衪的旨意;願天主在我們身上,藉著耶穌基督行衪眼中所喜悅的事!願光榮歸於衪,至於無窮之世!阿們。

  Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their task with joy and not with sorrow, for that would be of no advantage to you.
  Pray for us, for we are confident that we have a clear conscience, wishing to act rightly in every respect. I especially ask for your prayers that I may be restored to you very soon. May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever (and ever). Amen.

若/ 約10:09-16
  「我就是門,誰若經過我進來,必得安全;可以進,可以出,可以找到草場。賊來,無非是為偷竊、殺害、毀滅; 我來,卻是為叫他們獲得生命,且獲得更豐富的生命。我是善牧: 善牧為羊捨掉自己的性命。傭工,因不是牧人,羊也不是他自己的,一看見狼來,便棄羊逃跑──狼就抓住羊,把羊趕散了,因為他是傭工,對羊漠不關心。我是善牧,我認識我的羊,我的羊也認識我,正如父認識我,我也認識父一樣;我並且為羊捨掉我的性命。我還有別的羊,不屬於這一棧,我也該把他們引來,他們要聽我的聲音,這樣,將只有一個羊群,一個牧人。」

  “I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.”

Hermogenes of Moscow:莫斯科的赫莫傑尼斯,1606年時任莫斯科牧首。在結束動亂時期(1598-1613)的起義上扮演重要角色。

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