إِنَّ حَبَّةَ الحِنْطَة، إِنْ لَمْ تَقَعْ في الأَرضِ وتَمُتْ، تَبْقَى وَاحِدَة. وإِنْ مَاتَتْ تَأْتِي بِثَمَرٍ كَثِير/Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain

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إِنَّ حَبَّةَ الحِنْطَة، إِنْ لَمْ تَقَعْ في الأَرضِ وتَمُتْ، تَبْقَى وَاحِدَة. وإِنْ مَاتَتْ تَأْتِي بِثَمَرٍ كَثِير
إنجيل القدّيس يوحنّا12/من20حتى25/”كَانَ بَينَ الصَّاعِدِينَ لِيَسْجُدُوا في العِيد، بَعْضُ اليُونَانِيِّين. فَدَنَا هؤُلاءِ مِنْ فِيلِبُّسَ الَّذي مِنْ بَيْتَ صَيْدَا الجَلِيل، وسَأَلُوهُ قَائِلين: «يَا سَيِّد، نُرِيدُ أَنْ نَرَى يَسُوع». فَجَاءَ فِيلِبُّسُ وقَالَ لأَنْدرَاوُس، وجَاءَ أَنْدرَاوُسُ وفِيلِبُّسُ وقَالا لِيَسُوع. فَأَجَابَهُمَا يَسُوعُ قَائِلاً: «لَقَدْ حَانَتِ السَّاعَةُ لِكَي يُمَجَّدَ ٱبْنُ الإِنْسَان. أَلحَقَّ ٱلحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُم: إِنَّ حَبَّةَ الحِنْطَة، إِنْ لَمْ تَقَعْ في الأَرضِ وتَمُتْ، تَبْقَى وَاحِدَة. وإِنْ مَاتَتْ تَأْتِي بِثَمَرٍ كَثِير. مَنْ يُحِبُّ نَفْسَهُ يَفْقِدُهَا، ومَنْ يُبْغِضُهَا في هذَا العَالَمِ يَحْفَظُهَا لِحَيَاةٍ أَبَدِيَّة”.

إِنَّ اللهَ وَاحِدٌ وهُوَ أَبُو الجَمِيع، فَوقَ الجَمِيع، وبِالجَمِيعِ وفي الجَمِيع
رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل أفسس04/من01حتى13/:”يا إِخْوَتِي، أُنَاشِدُكُم أَنَا الأَسيرَ في الرَّبِّ أَنْ تَسِيرُوا كَمَا يَلِيقُ بالدَّعْوَةِ الَّتي دُعِيتُم إِلَيْهَا، بكُلِّ تَوَاضُعٍ ووَدَاعَة، وبِطُولِ أَنَاة، مُحْتَمِلِينَ بَعْضُكُم بَعْضًا بِمَحَبَّة، ومُجْتَهِدِينَ أَنْ تُحَافِظُوا عَلى وَحدَةِ الرُّوحِ بِرِبَاطِ السَّلام. إِنَّ الجَسَدَ واحِدٌ والرُّوحَ وَاحِد، كَمَا دُعِيتُم أَيضًا بِرَجَاءِ دَعْوَتِكُمُ الوَاحِد؛ وإِنَّ الرَّبَّ وَاحِد، والإِيْمَانَ وَاحِد، والمَعمُودِيَّةَ وَاحِدَة؛ وإِنَّ اللهَ وَاحِدٌ وهُوَ أَبُو الجَمِيع، فَوقَ الجَمِيع، وبِالجَمِيعِ وفي الجَمِيع. ولكِنْ لِكُلِّ واحِدٍ مِنَّا وُهِبَتِ النِّعْمَةُ على مِقْدَارِ عَطِيَّةِ المَسِيح. لِذَلِكَ يَقُولُ الكِتَاب: «صَعِدَ إِلى العُلَى فسَبَى السَّبْيَ وأَعْطى النَّاسَ العَطايَا». فقَولُهُ «صَعِدَ»، أَيَّ شَيءٍ يَعْنِي سِوَى أَنَّهُ نَزَلَ أَيضًا إِلى أَسَافِلِ الأَرْض؟ إِنَّ الَّذي نَزَلَ هُوَ نَفْسُهُ الَّذي صَعِدَ إِلى أَعْلى جَمِيعِ السَّمَاوَات، لِيَمْلأَ كُلَّ شَيء. وهُوَ الَّذي أَعْطى بَعْضًا أَنْ يَكُونُوا رُسُلاً، وبَعضًا أَنْبِيَاء، وبَعضًا مُبَشِّرِين، وبَعضًا رُعاةً ومُعلِّمين، لِكَمَالِ القدِّيسِين، وَلِعَمَلِ الخِدْمَة، وَلِبُنْيَانِ جَسَدِ المَسِيح، حتَّى نَصِلَ جَميعُنَا إِلى وَحْدَةِ الإِيْمَانِ ومَعْرِفَةِ ٱبنِ الله، إِلى الإِنْسَانِ المُكْتَمِل، إِلى مِقْدَارِ قَامَةِ مِلْءِ المَسِيح،”

Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 12/20-25/:’Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”

One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all
Letter to the Ephesians 04/01-13/:”I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.’ (When it says, ‘He ascended’, what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.