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									    Exaltation of the Holy Cross                                         th
                                                                  Sept. 14 , 2008


   For the word of the cross is folly                                                 ‫آ‬               ‫ا ب‬
                                                                                                      ًّ
                                                                                                       ‫ّدا‬                   ‫ا‬
                                                                                      ‫ه‬     ‫ا‬      ‫ح ودون ّ . ا‬                     ٍ
                                                                                                                                  ‫م و‬
   to those who are perishing, but                                                  . ‫ا‬                   ‫ا‬                 ّ‫، أ‬
    to us who are being saved it is                                                    ‫ا ب أن ن‬ ّ       ‫، وا‬        ‫ا‬             ّ
                                                                                                                                  ‫ه‬
          the power of God.                                                                   .‫ا ت‬              ‫ّ وا‬           ‫، دا‬
                                                                                    ‫ن‬        ‫َا‬          ‫ع أن‬         ّ
                                                                                                                      ‫إ ا ب‬
                                                                                    ،‫أ ر و ّ أ ر‬            ّ     ،
SUNDAY MASSES: at 11:00 am                                                               ،      ‫ا‬     ،        ‫و‬         ‫ذوا و‬        ‫و‬
Sun. Sept. 14th, Exaltation of the Holy Cross,
                                                                                           ّ ‫ت ا وي ا ي أ‬               ‫ث ا‬      ،‫ا ة‬
                                                                                                                           . ‫إ ءا‬
 For the late President Bashir Gemayel and the Martyrs                              ‫و ول‬      ِ
                                                                                             ‫عآ‬               ، ‫ا ّا‬
of Lebanon by the Lebanese Centre of Bashir Gemayel.                                                               .       . ‫ود‬
  For Jackline Aziz MoamarBashi offered by
  her son Ziad & family.                                                       The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

Sun. Sept. 21st, 1st Sunday after the Holy Cross,                      We celebrate this important feast for two reasons: (1) to recall an
                                                                       historic event that proved to be extremely important in the life of
                                                                       the Christian church, and (2) to underline the importance of the
WEEKDAY MASSES: @ 5:00pm                                               symbol and reality of the cross in the daily life of every Christian
                                                                       man or woman.
Sat. Sept. 20           ‫تا‬          ‫آ‬     ‫ا‬
                                                                       The important event we commemorate is the finding in the year
              OFFERTORY COLLECTION                                     326 of the relics of the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
                                                                       According to St John Chrysosotom, St Helen, mother of Emperor
                       Sept. 7 $1015.00                                Constantine, longed to find the cross of Christ. For this reason she
                                                                       travelled to Jerusalem where she organized a dig at the hill of
SICKNESS: We pray for the sick in our Parish. God                      Calvary. The diggers uncovered three wooden crosses. They could
grant them a speedy recovery. Persons unable to attend                 not tell which was the cross of Jesus and which were the crosses of
Mass, please contact your pastor for Holy Communion.                   the two thieves crucified with him. Finally they brought a sick
                                                                       woman and a dead man who was being carried to burial. The three
WEDDING BANNS:
                                                                       crosses were placed one after the other on the sick woman and on
       3RD Lody Azar & Alessandro Paossi                               the dead man. Two of the crosses had no effect, but on contact
                                                                       with the third cross, the sick woman was healed of her infirmity
                                                                       and the dead man came to life. These miracles clearly indicated
                 Congratulations and best wishes         to
                                                                       which of the three was the holy cross.
                 Mr. & Mrs. Toni & May Azar on the                     News of the finding of the true cross quickly spread and believers
                 birth of their daughter Christina Sept. 8.            gathered to see the true cross and to venerate it. The Patriarch of
                 Also congratulations to her grandfather               Jerusalem, Makarios, standing on a raised platform, lifted high the
                 Mr. Atallah Azar. May the Lord bless                  cross, “exalting” it, for all to see. The people fell to their knees,
                 and protect your little angel!                        bowing down before the cross and crying out repeatedly: "Lord,
                                                                       have mercy!" St Helen then commissioned a church to be built
                                                                       over the site. The church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated
                              ‫إر ع ا‬                                   on September 13, 335. The feast of the finding and exaltation of
                                                                       the Cross was appointed to be celebrated annually on the
 ّ ‫ك زآ‬       ‫وأ ا‬        ‫د أور‬           ‫ا س‬           ‫آن آ ى‬         following day. The basilica of the Holy Sepulchre is today
    ‫. و‬                ‫، وأ ذ ة ا‬                    ‫ف ا‬         ‫و‬     regarded as the holiest place on earth by Christians of all
                                                                       denominations.
‫وا د ذ ة د‬                   ‫ا‬        ‫ا سأ‬                ‫ه‬       ‫ا‬    Today the sign of the cross has become a universal Christian
        ‫ا ا‬            ‫ا ا‬           ‫ه‬           .٦٢٨ ‫م‬           ‫ا‬    symbol. When people sneeze and cross themselves or athletes
  ّ
  ‫ورآ‬     ‫ا اور‬       ‫ج. ه ء‬                ‫وا ا وا‬                    make a sign of the cross before or during play, we recognize them
     ‫و‬     ‫ا‬         ‫. م‬            ‫ا‬                        ‫دا‬        immediately as Christians. Ornamental crosses are fashionable
  ّ
  ‫رآ‬             ‫ا‬                ‫ك زآ ّ . و روا‬           ‫ا‬    ‫رأ‬     today in the form of necklaces, broaches, earings, and the like.
                                                                       A crucifix (the cross with an image of Christ's body upon it)
                          .ً           ‫ا يآن‬          ‫ا‬           ‫ا‬    identifies a church as a Christian church. Likewise, crucifixes in
                  ‫ا ا‬          ‫را‬        ‫آر‬        ‫و هاا رأ‬            the homes, the school and the classroom is a constant witness and
      ‫وا‬       ‫إ ا‬           ّ "                   ‫ا‬    " :‫ا ب‬         reminder of our faith in Christ who died on the cross to set us free.
‫م ٣١٣. و ج‬                 ‫ّر ا‬         ‫ه و د و ه‬                ‫و‬     These are all useful and important ways of proclaiming and lifting
         .‫دات‬       ‫ةا‬            ‫وا‬         ‫ا‬          ‫ن‬         ‫ا‬    high the cross of Christ. The cross is not just a piece of wood. It is
                                                                       a symbolic summary of the suffering, death and resurrection of
       .‫ا ق وا ب‬                ‫ا‬       ‫ل‬      ‫و ا م ٠٣٣ ّ ا‬           Christ by which we have been redeemed. It is a symbol of our
                        .              ‫عا يا ا‬        ّ
                                                      ‫ب‬                faith in the crucified and risen one, our Lord Jesus Christ.
                                       Sunday Readings
1 Corinthians 1:18-25                                                                                                   ٢٥-١٨/١                ‫١ ر‬
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are
perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of
                                                                 ُ ْ َ ََ ْ ِ       َ                                          َ ‫إ‬
                                                                                    ‫ِن آ ِ َ َ ا ِ ِ ِ ْ َ ا ـ َ ِ ِ َ َ َ َ ، أ‬
God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the                                                    ُ
                                                                 َ َ ْ ِ ُ ِ ُ َ " :‫ا ـ ُ َ ِ َ َ ِ َ ُ ة ا ؛ َ ُ َ ْ ُ ب‬
wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart."                       َ                                      ُُ َ
                                                                 ُ ِ َ َ ْ ‫ا ـ ُ َ َ ء، وأرْذل َ ْ َ ا ُ َ َ ء!". َ َ ْ َ ا ـ َ ِ ؟ وأ‬
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the                        َ ْ
                                                                 ُ ‫أ ُ ر هـ َا ا ه ؟ أ َ َ َ َ ا‬ِ ُ                     َ
                                                                                                            ُ ِ َ ‫ا ِ َ ؟ وأ ْ َ ا‬
debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom                َ                         ‫أ‬
                                                                 َ ‫ِ ْ َ َ هـ َا ا َ َ ِ َ َ َ ؟ َ ِ َ َن ا َ َ َ ِ ِ ْ َ ِ ِ َ َ َف ا‬
of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world
                                                                          َِ                        َ            َ
                                                                 َ ِ ‫ِ َ َ ِ ِ ْ َ ِ ا ، ر ِ َ ا ُ أنْ ُ َ َ ِ َ َ َ ِ ا ِ َ رة ا‬
did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through
the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For       َ                                   َ         َ
                                                                 ‫ُ ْ ِ ُ ن؛ َن ا َ ُ د َ ُْ ُ ن ا َ ت، وا ُ َ ِ َ َ ْ َ ِ ُ ن‬
Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we                 ِ          ‫ر‬      ُ                        ‫د‬             َ
                                                                 ‫ا ـ ِ ْ َ . أ َ ْ ُ َ ُ َ ِي ِ َ ِ ٍ َ ُْ ب، ه َ ِ َ ٌ ِ َ ُ د‬
preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and           ِ                         َ
                                                                 ‫ِ َ ْ ُ َ أُْ ِ ِ ، ِ َ ا َ ُ د‬               َ
                                                                                                               ‫و َ َ َ ٌ ِ ُ َ . وأ‬
folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews           َ                        َ       ُ
                                                                 ُ ‫وا ُ َ ِ ، َ ُ َ َ ِ ٌ، ُ ة ا ِ و ِ ْ َ ُ ا ؛ َ َ َ ْ ُو أ‬
and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of                            َ                              َ ُ
                                                                 َ ِ ٌ ْ ُ ُ ‫َ َ َ ٌ ِ َ ا ِ ه َ أ ْ َ ُ ِ َ ا س، و َ َ ْ ُو أ‬
God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and
the weakness of God is stronger than men.
                                                                                                                            َ ُ
                                                                                                          .‫ا ِ ه َ أ ْ َى ِ َ ا س‬

John 12:20-32                                                                                                               ٣٢-٢٠/١٢
Now among those who went up to worship at the feast
were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was                 ََ َ . ِ َ ُ ‫ا ِ ، َ ْ ُ ا‬                    ‫ِ ِ َ ِ َ ْ ُ ُوا‬        ‫آن َ َ ا‬ َ َ
from Beth-saida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish       ُ َُ َ ‫هـ ُ ء ِ ْ ِ ِ َ ا ي ِ ْ َ ْ َ َ ْ َا ا ـ َ ِ ، و‬                     ِ
to see Jesus." Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew went
with Philip and they told Jesus. And Jesus answered them,
                                                                 َ                     َ
                                                                 ‫َ ِ :" َ َ ، ُ ِ ُ أنْ َ َى َ ُ ع". َ َ ء ِ ِ ُ و َ ل‬ َ
"The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified.                                                            ُ ُ ‫َ َ ر‬
                                                                   َ ُ َ َ َ َ .‫َ ْ َا ُس، و َ ء أ ْ َاوس و ِ ِ ُ و َ ِ َ ُ ع‬                ‫رو‬
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into             َ
                                                                     َ ‫َ ُ ع َ ِ ً: " َ َ ْ َ َ ِ ا َ ُ ِ َ ُ َ َ ا ْ ُ ا ِ ْ َ ن. أ ـ‬         ُ
the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears   ِ
                                                                 ‫ا َرض‬                             ِ                         ‫إ‬
                                                                                     ْ َ َ ْ َ ْ‫ا ـ َ أ ُ ل َ ُ : ِن َ َ ا ـ ِ ْ َ ، إن‬ُ َ
much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who                                         َ                         ِ           ‫و‬
                                                                 ُ َ ْ َ ِ ُ ْ َ . ِ ‫و َ ُ ْ، َ ْ َ َا ِ َة. وإنْ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ِ َ َ ٍ آ‬
hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If                   ٍَ
                                                                 ْ َ . ِ َ ‫هـ َا ا َ َ ِ َ ْ َ ُ َ ِ َ َ ة أ‬                                    َ
                                                                                                                            َ ُ ِ ْ ُ ْ َ ‫َ ْ ِ ُه ، و‬
any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am,
there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the                ِ           َُ          َ         َ ُ َُ
                                                                 . ِ ‫َ ْ ُ ْ ِ َ ْ َ ْ َ ْ ِ . و َ ْ ُ أآ ن أ َ ، َ ُ َ ك َ ُ ن أ ْ ً َ د‬
Father will honor him.                                                        َ ‫ذ‬                      َ
                                                                   َ ‫َ ْ َ ْ ُ ْ ِ ُ َ ْ ُ ا ب. َ ْ ِ ا ن ُ ْ َ ِ َ ، َ َ َا أ ُ ل؟‬
"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father,               ِ                     َ
                                                                       ‫أ َ ِ، َ ِ ِ ْ هـ ِ ِ ا َ ؟ و ـ ِ ْ ِ ْ أ ْ ِ هـ َا َ َ ْ ُ إ‬                  َ
save me from this hour? No, for this purpose I have come         ِ                  ‫ت‬          َ
                                                                 ‫هـ ِ ِ ا َ ! َ أ َ ِ، َ ِ ا ْ َ َ". َ َ ء َ ْ ٌ ِ َ ا َ ء‬     َ
to this hour. Father, glorify thy name." Then a voice came                                                                       ‫ت‬
                                                                 :‫َ ُ ل: " َ ْ َ ْ ُ، و َ ُ َ ". و َ ِ َ ا ـ َ ْ ُ ا ـ َ ِ ُ َ َ ُ ا‬
from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it
again." The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had
                                                                 ُ            َ َ                    ً       ‫إ‬
                                                                 ‫"إ ُ ر ". و َ ل َ ُون: "ِن َ آ َ َ َ ُ". أ َ ب َ ُ ع‬           َ            َ ِ
thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."            َ           ِ           َ               َ        ُ
                                                                 ‫و َ ل: " َ آ ن هـ َا ا ْت ِ ْ أ ْ ِ ، َ ْ ِ ْ أ ْ ِ ُ . ه َ ا ن‬    َ َ
Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not              َ         ِ                     ُ         ُ        َ َ
                                                                   َ ‫د ْ ُ َ ُ هـ َا ا َ َ . أ ن ُ ْ َد ُ ْ َ ن هـ َا ا َ َ ِ َ ر ً . وأ‬             َ
for mine. Now is the judgment of this world, now shall                                                        ِ
                                                                                             ." ِ َ ‫إ َا ر ِ ْ ُ َ ِ ا َرض، َ َ ْ ُ إ ا ـ‬         ُ ‫ِذ‬
the ruler of this world be cast out; and I, when I am
lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.”

                                                                              St. Charbel’s Parish presents a
                     Next Sunday
       2 Timothy 2:1-10            Mark 10:35-45
                                                                                   Thanksgiving Party
                                                                          October 4th, 2008                     at Cardinal Sfeir Hall.

                                                                               Entertainment : DJ — JOSH
THANK YOU… A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to
                                                                          Doors open 6:30 pm                  Dinner: 7:30 pm sharp
the Parish Council and the St. Charbel Ladies Altar
Society for hosting the picnic last Sunday. Thanks to all                                            Cash Bar
who came out and supported us!                                                     Tickets -- $30         Child under 10 -- $15

								
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