يا رَبّ، إِلى مَنْ نَذْهَب، وكَلامُ الحَيَاةِ عِنْدَكَ؟ يا رَبّ، إِلى مَنْ نَذْهَب، وكَلامُ الحَيَاةِ عِنْدَكَ؟ ونَحْنُ آمَنَّا، وعَرَفْنَا أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ قُدُّوسُ الله/Lord To whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God

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يا رَبّ، إِلى مَنْ نَذْهَب، وكَلامُ الحَيَاةِ عِنْدَكَ؟ ونَحْنُ آمَنَّا، وعَرَفْنَا أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ قُدُّوسُ الله
إنجيل القدّيس يوحنّا06/من60حتى71/:”لَمَّا سَمِعَ كَثِيرُونَ مِنَ التَلامِيذ، قَالُوا: «إِنَّ هذَا الكَلامَ صَعْبٌ، مَنْ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يَسْمَعَهُ؟». وعَلِمَ يَسُوعُ في نَفْسِهِ أَنَّ تَلامِيذَهُ يَتَذَمَّرُونَ مِنْ كَلامِهِ هذَا، فَقَالَ لَهُم: «أَهذَا يُسَبِّبُ شَكًّا لَكُم؟ فَكَيْفَ لَو شَاهَدْتُمُ ٱبْنَ الإِنْسَانِ صَاعِدًا إِلى حَيْثُ كَانَ أَوَّلاً؟ أَلرُّوحُ هُوَ المُحْيِي، والجَسَدُ لا يُفيدُ شَيْئًا. والكَلامُ الَّذِي كَلَّمْتُكُم أَنَا بِهِ هُوَ رُوحٌ وهُوَ حَيَاة. لكِنَّ بَعْضًا مِنْكُم لا يُؤْمِنُون». قَالَ يَسُوعُ هذَا لأَنَّهُ كَانَ مِنَ البَدْءِ يَعْلَمُ مَنِ الَّذِينَ لا يُؤْمِنُون، ومَنِ الَّذي سَيُسْلِمُهُ. ثُمَّ قَال: «لِهذَا قُلْتُ لَكُم: لا أَحَدَ يَقْدِرُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ إِليَّ، مَا لَمْ يُعْطَ لَهُ ذلِكَ مِنْ لَدُنِ الآب». مِنْ تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ ٱرْتَدَّ عَنْ يَسُوعَ كَثِيرُونَ مِنْ تَلامِيذِهِ، ولَمْ يَعُودُوا يَتْبَعُونَهُ.
فَقَالَ يَسُوعُ لِلٱثْنَي عَشَر: «وَأَنْتُم، أَلا تُرِيدُونَ أَيْضًا أَنْ تَذْهَبُوا؟». أَجَابَهُ سِمْعَانُ بُطْرُس: «يَا رَبّ، إِلى مَنْ نَذْهَب، وكَلامُ الحَيَاةِ عِنْدَكَ؟ ونَحْنُ آمَنَّا، وعَرَفْنَا أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ قُدُّوسُ الله». أَجَابَهُم يَسُوع: «أَمَا أَنَا ٱخْتَرْتُكُم، أَنْتُمُ الٱثْنَي عَشَر؟ مَعَ ذلِكَ فَوَاحِدٌ مِنْكُم شَيْطَان!». وكَان يُشيرُ إِلى يَهُوذَا بْنِ سِمْعَانَ الإِسْخَريُوطِيّ، الَّذي كَانَ مُزمِعًا أَنْ يُسْلِمَهُ، وهُوَ أَحَدُ الٱثْنَي عَشَر.”

Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 06/60-71/:”When many of his disciples heard it, they said, ‘This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?’But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, ‘Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, ‘For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.’Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’ Jesus answered them, ‘Did I not choose you, the twelve? Yet one of you is a devil.’He was speaking of Judas son of Simon Iscariot, for he, though one of the twelve, was going to betray him.”

إِنَّ خَصْمَكُم إِبْليسَ يَزْأَرُ ويَجُولُ كالأَسَدِ بَاحِثًا عَمَّن يَبْتَلِعُهُ. فقَاوِمُوهُ رَاسِخِينَ في الإِيْمان، عَالِمِينَ أَنَّ تِلْكَ الآلامَ نَفْسَهَا تُصِيبُ أَيْضًا إِخْوَتَكُم الَّذِينَ في العَالَم
رسالة القدّيس بطرس الأولى05/من01حتى14/:”يا إخوَتِي، أُنَاشِدُ الكَهَنَةَ بَينَكُم، أَنَا الكَاهِنَ رَفِيقَهُم، والشَّاهِدَ لآلامِ المَسِيح، والشَّرِيكَ أَيْضًا في المَجْدِ المُزْمِعِ أَنْ يُعْلَن: إِرْعَوا قَطِيعَ اللهِ المَوْكُولَ إِلَيْكُم، وٱسْهَرُوا عَلَيْهِ لا كُرْهًا بَلْ طَوْعًا، وَفْقَ مَشِيئَةِ الله، ولا سَعْيًا إِلى رِبْحٍ خَسِيس، بَلْ بكُلِّ نَشَاط. ولا تَتَصَرَّفُوا كأَسْيادٍ على مَنْ وضَعَهُمُ اللهُ أَمَانَةً بَينَ أَيْدِيكُم، بَلْ كُونُوا مِثَالاً لِلقَطِيع. ومَتَى ظَهَرَ رَاعِي الرُّعَاة، تُحْرِزُونَ إِكْلِيلَ المَجْدِ الَّذي لا يَذْبُل. كَذلِكَ أَنْتُم أَيُّهَا الشُّبَّان، إِخْضَعُوا لِكَهَنَتِكُم. إِلبَسُوا جَمِيعُكُم ثَوْبَ التَّواضُع، بَعضُكُم تُجاهَ بَعْض، «لأَنَّ اللهَ يُقاوِمُ المُتَكَبِّرِينَ ويَهَبُ النِّعْمَةَ لِلمُتَواضِعِين». فَتَوَاضَعُوا إِذًا تَحْتَ يَدِ اللهِ القَادِرَة، لِكَي يَرفَعَكُم في الوَقْتِ المُحَدَّد. أَلْقُوا عَلَيهِ هَمَّكُم كُلَّهُ، لأَنَّهُ يَعتَنِي بِكُم. أُصْحُوا وٱسْهَرُوا. إِنَّ خَصْمَكُم إِبْليسَ يَزْأَرُ ويَجُولُ كالأَسَدِ بَاحِثًا عَمَّن يَبْتَلِعُهُ. فقَاوِمُوهُ رَاسِخِينَ في الإِيْمان، عَالِمِينَ أَنَّ تِلْكَ الآلامَ نَفْسَهَا تُصِيبُ أَيْضًا إِخْوَتَكُم الَّذِينَ في العَالَم. واللهُ، إِلهُ كُلِّ نِعْمَة، الَّذي دَعَاكُم إِلى مَجْدِهِ الأَبَدِيِّ في الْمَسِيح، هُوَ يُعَافِيكُم، بَعْدَمَا تأَلَّمْتُم وقتًا قَلِيلاً، ويُرَسِّخُكُم، ويُؤَيِّدُكُم، ويُثَبِّتُكُم، لَهُ القُدرَةُ للدُّهُورِ. آمين. كتَبْتُ إِلَيْكُم وأَوْجَزْتُ، بِيَدِ سِلْوَانُسَ الأَخِ الَّذي أَعْتَبِرُهُ الأَخَ الأَمِين، لأُشَجِّعَكُم وأَشْهَدَ أَنَّ هذِهِ هِيَ نِعْمَةُ اللهِ الحَقَّة، فَٱثْبُتُوا فيهَا! تُسَلِّمُ علَيْكُم الكَنِيسَةُ الَّتي في بَابِل، والَّتي هِيَ مُخْتَارَةٌ مِثْلُكُم، ويُسَلِّمُ عَلَيْكُم مَرقُسُ ٱبنِي. سَلِّمُوا بَعْضُكُم على بَعضٍ بِقُبْلَةِ المَحَبَّة. أَلسَّلامُ لَكُم جَمِيعًا أَنتُمُ الَّذِينَ في الْمَسِيح!”.

Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
First Letter of Peter 05/01-14/:”Now as an elder myself and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you to tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it not for sordid gain but eagerly. Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Through Silvanus, whom I consider a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you, and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. Your sister church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings; and so does my son Mark. Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.”