15 Decembrie 2017



Vineri in saptamana a 30-a dupa Pogorarea Sfantului Duh

The 30th Friday after Pentecost

Evanghelia Zilei

In vremea aceea au venit Iisus si ucenicii Sai in Capernaum. Si fiind ei in casa, i-a intrebat: „Ce vorbeati intre voi pe drum”? Iar ei taceau, fiindca pe cale se sfadisera unii cu altii, cine dintre ei este mai mare. Si sezand jos, i-a chemat pe cei doisprezece si le-a spus: „Daca vrea cineva sa fie intaiul, sa fie cel din urma dintre toti si slujitor al tuturor”. Si luand un copil, l-a pus in mijlocul lor; si luandu-l in brate, le-a zis: „Tot cel ce va primi in numele Meu pe unul din acesti copii, pe Mine Ma primeste; si cel ce Ma primeste pe Mine, nu pe Mine Ma primeste, ci pe Cel Ce M’a trimis pe Mine”.

Si I-a zis Ioan: „Invatatorule, am vazut pe cineva, care nu merge cu noi, scotand demoni in numele Tau; si l-am oprit, pentru ca el nu merge cu noi”. Iar Iisus a zis: „Nu-l opriti, ca nu e nimeni care sa faca o minune in numele Meu si dupa aceea sa poata degrab’ sa Ma vorbeasca de rau. Fiindca cel ce nu-i impotriva noastra e pentru noi. Ca oricine va va da sa beti un pahar de apa in numele Meu, fiindca sunteti ai lui Hristos, adevar va spun ca nu-si va pierde rasplata”. (Marcu 9, 33-41)

The Daily Gospel

At that time, Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?" But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me."

John said to him, "Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is for us. For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ, will by no means lose his reward." (Mark 9:33-41)