31 August 2016

 

 

Miercuri in Saptamana a unsprezecea dupa Pogorarea Sfantului Duh

The Eleventh Wednesday after Pentecost

Evanghelia Zilei

Zis-a Domnul catre iudeii care venisera la Dansul: „Vai voua, carturari si farisei fatarnici!, ca voi claditi mormintele profetilor si le impodobiti pe ale dreptilor si ziceti: Dac'am fi fost noi in zilele parintilor nostri, n'am fi fost partasi cu ei la sangele profetilor!; asa incat voi insiva marturisiti ca sunteti fii ai celor ce i-au ucis pe profeti. Dar voi ati umplut masura parintilor vostri! Serpi, pui de vipere, cum veti scapa de osanda gheenei? De aceea, iata ca Eu trimit la voi profeti si intelepti si carturari; dintre ei veti ucide si veti rastigni, dintre ei veti biciui in sinagogile voastre si-i veti prigoni din cetate'n cetate; ca sa vina asupra voastra tot sangele nevinovat ce s'a varsat pe pamant, de la sangele dreptului Abel pana la sangele lui Zaharia, fiul lui Berechia, pe care l-ati ucis intre templu si altar. Adevar va graiesc, veni-vor acestea toate peste neamul acesta!

Ierusalime, Ierusalime, care-i omori pe profeti si-i ucizi cu pietre pe cei trimisi la tine, de cate ori am vrut sa-i adun pe fiii tai asa cum isi aduna closca puii sub aripi, dar voi n'ati vrut. Iata, vi se lasa casa pustie! Ca va spun Eu voua: De acum nu Ma veti mai vedea pana cand veti zice: Binecuvantat este Cel ce vine intru numele Domnului!“ (Matei 23, 29-39)

The Daily Gospel

The Lord said to the Jews who had come to him, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started! You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” (Matthew 23:29-39)