يوم الجمعة العظيمة/The Death of Jesus/Good Friday 

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يوم الجمعة العظيمة 
إنجيل القدّيس يوحنّا /19/من37حتى31/إِذْ كَانَ يَوْمُ التَّهْيِئَة، سَأَلَ اليَهُودُ بِيلاطُسَ أَنْ تُكْسَرَ سِيقَانُ المَصْلُوبِينَ وتُنْزَلَ أَجْسَادُهُم، لِئَلاَّ تَبْقَى عَلى الصَّليبِ يَوْمَ السَّبْت، لأَنَّ يَوْمَ ذلِكَ السَّبْتِ كَانَ عَظِيمًا. فَأَتَى الجُنُودُ وكَسَرُوا سَاقَي الأَوَّلِ والآخَرِ المَصْلُوبَينِ مَعَ يَسُوع. أَمَّا يَسُوع، فَلَمَّا جَاؤُوا إِلَيْهِ ورَأَوا أَنَّهُ قَدْ مَات، لَمْ يَكْسِرُوا سَاقَيْه. لكِنَّ وَاحِدًا مِنَ الجُنُودِ طَعَنَ جَنْبَهُ بِحَرْبَة. فَخَرَجَ في الحَالِ دَمٌ ومَاء. والَّذي رَأَى شَهِدَ، وشَهَادَتُهُ حَقّ، وَهُوَ يَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ يَقُولُ الحَقَّ لِكَي تُؤْمِنُوا أَنْتُم أَيْضًا. وحَدَثَ هذَا لِتَتِمَّ آيَةُ الكِتَاب: «لَنْ يُكْسَرَ لَهُ عَظْم». وجَاءَ في آيَةٍ أُخْرَى: «سَيَنْظُرُونَ إِلى الَّذي طَعَنُوه».

The Death of Jesus/Good Friday
John 19/28-37: Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty. A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”

كُلَّ مَنْ يَرْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ يُوَاضَع، وَمَنْ يُواضِعُ نَفْسَهُ يُرْفَع
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا18/من09حتى14/:””قالَ الربُّ يَسوعُ هذَا المَثَلَ لأُنَاسٍ يَثِقُونَ في أَنْفُسِهِم أَنَّهُم أَبْرَار، وَيَحْتَقِرُونَ الآخَرين: «رَجُلانِ صَعِدَا إِلى الهَيْكَلِ لِيُصَلِّيَا، أَحَدُهُما فَرِّيسيٌّ وَالآخَرُ عَشَّار. فَوَقَفَ الفَرِّيسِيُّ يُصَلِّي في نَفْسِهِ وَيَقُول: أَللّهُمَّ، أَشْكُرُكَ لأَنِّي لَسْتُ كَبَاقِي النَّاسِ الطَّمَّاعِينَ الظَّالِمِينَ الزُّنَاة، وَلا كَهذَا العَشَّار. إِنِّي أَصُومُ مَرَّتَينِ في الأُسْبُوع، وَأُؤَدِّي العُشْرَ عَنْ كُلِّ مَا أَقْتَنِي. أَمَّا العَشَّارُ فَوَقَفَ بَعِيدًا وَهُوَ لا يُرِيدُ حَتَّى أَنْ يَرْفَعَ عَيْنَيْهِ إِلى السَّمَاء، بَلْ كانَ يَقْرَعُ صَدْرَهُ قَائِلاً: أَللّهُمَّ، إِصْفَحْ عَنِّي أَنَا الخَاطِئ! أَقُولُ لَكُم إِنَّ هذَا نَزَلَ إِلَى بَيْتِهِ مُبَرَّرًا، أَمَّا ذاكَ فَلا! لأَنَّ كُلَّ مَنْ يَرْفَعُ نَفْسَهُ يُوَاضَع، وَمَنْ يُواضِعُ نَفْسَهُ يُرْفَع.»

For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18/09-14: “Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.”But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”’