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Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church


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5th Sunday of Luke


Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Epistle Reading
St. Paul's Second Letter to the
Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9
Prokeimenon. Mode 2.
Psalm 117.14,18
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

BRETHREN, the God and Father of the Lord


Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I
do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under
King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in
order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket
through a window in the wall, and escaped his
hands.
I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it,
but I will go on to visions and revelations of the
Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years
ago was caught up to the third heaven-whether
in the body or out of the body I do not know,
God knows. And I know that this man was
caught up into Paradise-whether in the body or

VIZITA BARITORE

out of the body I do not know, God knows-and


he heard things that cannot be told, which man
may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast,
but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of
my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall
not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth.
But I refrain from it, so that no one may think
more of me than he sees in me or hears from
me. And to keep me from being too elated by
the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given
me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass
me, to keep me from being too elated. Three
times I besought the Lord about this, that it
should leave me; but he said to me, "My grace
is sufficient for you, for my power is made
perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly
boast of my weaknesses, that the power of
Christ may rest upon me.
Additional Readings for Today
John 20:11-18
Luke 16:19-31

PASTORAL VISIT

Nga 19 deri m 30 Tetor 2016, do t kemi nderin dhe


knaqesin e veant pr viziten e Tij Baritore q do t
zhvilloje Hiresia e Tij Episkop Ilia, Kryebariu i Kishs son.
Me kt rast ftojm t gjith besimtart e kishs son t
shprehin nderimin dhe respektin pr Peshkopin tone
duke qen t pranishm n kish ditn e Djel 23 dhe 30
Tetor pr t mar bekimet e Hiresise se Tij.

19th

From
to 30th of October 2016 we will have
the special honor and pleasure due to the Pastoral Visit
of His Grace Bishop Ilia Katre of Philomelion, Archi
Pastor of our Church. Due to this occasion we invite all
parishioners to express their honor and gratitude to our
bishop by being present in church on coming Sundays
October 23rd and 30th to receive His blessings.

Dhimitr Nestor Ermelinda


Sebastian Valentina
Savini Valeri

Gospel Reading
The Gospel according to Luke 16:19-31
The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was
clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted
sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man
named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with
what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs
came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was
carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich
man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in
torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off
and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father
Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to
dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue;
for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said,
'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your
good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but

now he is comforted here, and you are


in anguish. 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.' And he said, 'Then I beg
you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have
five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also
come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said,
'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear
them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some
one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He
said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the
prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one
should rise from the dead.'".
Additional Readings for Today
John 20:11-18
St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9

MESSAGE FROM Fr. KOSTANDIN


T dashur motra dhe vllezr me Krishtin. Po
afron dita e fests kryesore e Kishs sosn, dita e bekuar
Shn Nikolls (Kollit), 6 Dhjetor.
JU ftojm te gjithve t merni pjes n festimet
q do t zhvillohen n kish q t gjith s bashku t
lutemi dhe t marim pjes n Adhurimin Hyjnor, n
Mbrmsoren qe do t mbahet n Kish, t Hnn m 5
Djetor, ne 7.00 PM dhe n vazhdim t Martn m
10.00AM n Liturgjin Hyjnore. N t dy kto dit do t
kemi knasin e pamas sepse pran nesh do t jet I
pranishm Hiresia e Tij Episkop Ilia Katre, I cili do t na
japi bekimet e Tija. Dshirojm qe pjesemarrja jua t
jet sa m e madhe pr t treguar respektin ndaj
Shenjtorit t Kishs son dhe Hirsis s Tij, Episkop Ilia.
Duam t vem n dukje pr t gjit besimtart e Kishs
son q t mos e humbin kt rast pr t marr bekimet
e Perndise dhe t kemi mundsin t qendrojm t
gjith s bashku .

Le t mos harrojm se atmosfers festive t ktij


viti i shtohet dhe perkujtimi i mrekullis s lotimit t
ikones s Nns s Zotit ton Jisu Krisht, te
Pmbibekuares dhe Virgjereshes Zonjes Mari.
Le t jet ky nj rast ku t gjithe s bashku t
prkujtojm ato momente t ksaj ngjarjeje historike
pr komunitetin e Kishs Orthodokse Shqiptare t Shn
Nikolls .
Bekimet e Perndis mbi ju t gjithe dhe ju
Mirpresim. Ejani t gjith pran Perndis pr t
shijuar nektarin e pacmuar t dashuris s Tij.
Me shum dashuri prulsisht i Juaji At
Kostandini dhe Kshilli Drejtues i Kishs dhe Ladies
Auxiliary ju ftojm t na prkrahni dhe t na mbshtesni
n kt ngjarje t shnuar t Kishs son.
Ju Faleminderit

THE HOLY GREAT


MARTYR DEMETRIUS
THE MYRRHSTREAMER
Commemorated on
October 26rth
Saint Demetrius was a Thessalonian, a most
pious son of pious and noble parents, and a teacher of
the Faith of Christ. When Maximian first came to
Thessalonica in 290, he raised the Saint to the rank of
Duke of Thessaly. But when it was discovered that the
Saint was a Christian, he was arrested and kept bound
in a bath-house. While the games were under way in
the city, Maximian was a spectator there. A certain
friend of his, a barbarian who was a notable wrestler,
Lyaeus by name, waxing haughty because of the height
and strength of his body, boasted in the stadium and
challenged the citizens to a contest with him. All that
fought with him were defeated. Seeing this, a certain
youth named Nestor, aquaintance of Demetrius', came
to the Saint in the bath-house and asked his blessing to
fight Lyaeus single-handed. Receiving this blessing and
sealing himself with the sign of the precious Cross, he
presented himself in the stadium, and said, "O God of
Demetrius, help me!" and straightway he engaged
Lyaeus in combat and smote him with a mortal blow to
the heart, leaving the former boaster lifeless upon the
earth. Maximian was sorely grieved over this, and when
he learned who was the cause of this defeat, he
commanded straightway and Demetrius was pierced
with lances while he was yet in the bath-house, As for
Nestor, Maximian commanded that he be slain with his
own sword.

OUR ORTHODOX TRADITION


10 POROSIT E PERNDIS
1.
Un jam Zoti, Perndia yt... nuk do kesh perndi
t tjera prve meje.
2.
Mos bj pr veten tnde idhull, as ndonj
shmblles tjetr nga ato q jan mbi qiell sipr dhe n

tok posht, dhe sa jan n uj nn dh. Nuk do tu


falesh atyre, as do tu lutesh, sepse un jam Zoti,
Perndia yt.
3.
Mos e prmend kot emrin e Zotit, Perndis
tnd.
4.
Kujto ditn e Sabatit q ta shenjtrosh at.
Gjasht dit do t punosh edhe do t bsh t gjitha
punt e tua. Po e shtata dit sht sabat n Zotin,
Perndin tnd. N at dit nuk do t bsh asnj lloj
pune.
5.
Ndero baban dhe nnn tnde, q t t bhet
mir dhe t jesh jetgjat mbi dhen, q t jep Zoti,
Perndia yt.
6.
Mos kurvro.
7.
Mos vidh.
8.
Mos vrit.
9.
Mos jep dshmi t rreme kundr t afrmit
tnd.
10.
Nuk do t dshirosh... asgj q sht e t
afrmit tnd.
Urdhri i par dhe i dyt caktojn adhurimin e nj
Perndie t vetm dhe t vrtet. I mbrojn njerzit
nga humbja e tyre n idhujtari dhe n ateizm.
Urdhri i tret nnvizon shenjtrin e emrit t
Perndis, shenjtrin e betimit dhe i detyron njerzit
t jen t drejt dhe besnik n premtimet q bjn.
Urdhri i katrt vendos pushimin e Sabatit dhe
prkushtimin e nj dite pr Perndin. Pr t krishtert
dit pushimi u b dita e Diel, gjat s cils u ngjall Zoti
Jisu Krisht. Sa shum e dobishme q sht kjo porosi
pr njeriun! Ai del pr pak nga ankthi i prpjekjes pr t
siguruar jetn dhe fuqit e tij shpirtrore e trupore
riprtrihen. Urdhri i pest thekson autoritetin e
prindrve, cakton respektin dhe nderimin ndaj tyre.
sht themeli i jets familjare. Urdhri i gjasht mbron
jetn morale t njeriut nga vrullet e pakontrolluara t
instinkteve t tij. Ata popuj q i injoruan ato, shkuan
drejt shthurjes dhe zhdukjes s tyre. Urdhri i tet
siguron jetn njerzore. Nuk e l n dshirn e njrit
apo t tjetrit. Urdhri i shtat dhe i dhjet mbrojn
pronsin e ligjshme dhe i v fre gryksis njerzore.
Urdhri i nnt siguron mundsin e mbarvajtjes s
njerzve midis tyre, besimin reciprok, bashkpunimin e
mir, mbi t cilat mbshtetet shoqria.