حبذا لو أن كل مسؤول وحاكم ومتجبر ومفتري يتذكر اليوم وكل يوم بأن الموت حق وبأن لا أحد بمقدوره أن يهرب منه.
فالرب، الآب السماوي، عندما يسترد وديعة الحياة من الإنسان فإن هذا الإنسان كائن من كان لا يقدر أن يأخذ معه غير زوادته الإيمانية أي أعماله وفقط اعماله حيث سيقف أمام الرب ليقدم جردة كاملة بكل ما عمله وهو على الأرض .
وحبذا لو يتذكر كل بشري بأن ما على هذه الأرض كله يبقى عليها.
أما جسد الإنسان الترابي فهو جبل من التراب وإلى التراب يعود.
نرفع الصلاة في أحد ذكرى الموتى المؤمنين إلى الرب ونطلب منه خاشعين أن يرحم نفوس موتانا وأن يغفر خطاياهم ويسكنهم في منازله السماوية إلى جانب البررة والقديسين.
اليوم تقام الصلاوات والقداديس من أجل راحة نفوس الموتى.
القراءات الكنسية لهذا اليوم:
Sunday of the Faithful Departed The Rich Man and Lazarus
Luke16/19-31/19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house– 28 for I have five brothers–so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'”
The Day of the Lord
Thessalonians05/01-10/1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers,you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.