St. Paul Youth
ܥܠܝܡ̈ܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܦܘܠܘܣ
ܦܪܣܬܐ ܩܕܡܝܬܐ، ܡܢܝܢܐ ܓ. ܫܢܬ̈ܐ ܒ̈݁ܛ
Newsletter of St. Paul Youth
Vo.1. Issue 3
13050 Vanowen St
North Hollywood, CA 91605
ܩܕܝܫܐ ܕܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܓ ܕܨܘܡܐ ܪܒܐ ܡܢ ܟܪܙܘܬܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܡܬܝ ܩܦܠܐܘܢ
ܗ̄ܘܵܐ ܕܹܝܢ ܝܑܼܫܘܥ ܕܢܸܣܲܩ ܠܐܘܿܪܸܫܠܸܡ. ܘܲܕܒܲܪ ܠܲܬܼܪܸܥܣܲܪ ܬܲܠܡܝܼܕܼܵܘܗܝ
ܒܲܝܢܵܘܗܝ ܘܲܠܗܘܿܢ ܒܐܘܼܪܚܵܐ. ܘܐܸܡܲܪ ܠܗܘܿܢ݊ ܗܵܐ ܣܵܠܩܝܼܢܲܢ ܠܐܘܿܪܸܫܠܸܡ،
ܘܲܒܼܪܹܗ ܕܐ̄ܢܵܫܵܐ ܡܸܫܬܠܸܡ ܠܪܲܒܲܝ ܟܵܗܢܹܐ ܘܲܠܣܵܦܪܹܐ، ܘܲܢܚܲܝܝܒܼܘܼܢܵܝܗܝ
ܘܢܸܙܩܦܘܼܢܵܝܗܝ، ܘܲܠܝܵܘܡܵܐ ܕܲܬܼܠܵܬܼܵܐ ܢܩܘܼܡ. ܗܵܝܕܹܝܢ ܩܸܪܒܵܬܼ ܠܹܗ
ܐܸܡܗܘܿܢ ܕܲܒܼܢܲܝ̈ ܙܲܒܼܕܲܝ ܗܝ ܘܲܒܼܢܹܝ̈ܗ، ܘܣܸܓܼܕܲܬܼ ܠܹܗ ܘܫܵܐܠܵܐ ܗ̄ܘܵܬܼ
ܠܹܗ ܡܸܕܸܡ. ܗܘܼ ܕܹܝܢ ܐܸܡܲܪ ܠܵܗܿ: ܡܵܢܵܐ ܨܵܒܼܝܵܐ ܐܲܢ̄ܬܝ، ܐܵܡܪܵܐ ܠܹܗ:
ܐܸܡܲܪ ܕܢܸܬܒܼܘܼܢ ܗܵܠܹܝܢ ܬܪܹܝܢ ܒܢܲܝ، ܚܲܕ ܡܼܢ ܝܲܡܝܼܢܵܟܼ ܘܚܲܕ ܡܼܢ
ܣܸܡܵܠܵܟܼ ܒܡܲܠܟܘܼܬܼܵܟܼ. ܥܢܵܐ ܝܑܼܫܘܿܥ ܘܐܸܡܲܪ݊ ܠܵܐ ܝܵܕܥܝܼܢ ܐܲܢ̄ܬܘܿܢ
ܡܵܢܵܐ ܫܵܐܠܝܼܢ ܐܲܢ̄ܬܘܿܢ. ܡܸܫܟܚܝܼܢ ܐܲܢ̄ܬܘܿܢ ܠܡܸܫܬܵܐ ܟܵܣܵܐ ܕܐܸܢܵܐ
ܥܬܼܝܼܕ ܠܡܸܫܬܵܐ؟ ܐܵܘ ܡܲܥܡܘܿܕܝܼܬܼܵܐ ܕܐܸܢܵܐ ܥܵܡܸܕ ܐ̄ܢܵܐ ܬܸܥܡ̄ܕܘܼܢ.
ܐܵܡܪܝܼܢ ܠܹܗ݊ ܡܸܫܟܚܝܼܢ ܚ̄ܢܲܢ...
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ According to St.
By Benhur Ablakhad
"Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?"
17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took
the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18
"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be
delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn
him to death, 19 and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and
scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day." 20
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him, with her
sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he
said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Command that
these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at
your left, in your kingdom." 22 But Jesus answered, "You do not know
what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to
drink?" They said to him, "We are able…."
This is an important passage for Christians to
understand. In it Christ clearly lays out what one needs to do to be
a true Christian: he/she must sacrifice for others. The mother of
James and John asked Jesus for her sons to reign at His side in His
Kingdom, to be in a position of authority. Jesus’ response is ground
breaking because He weds authority with service and sacrifice. The
Christian is not like “the Gentile’s lord [who] exercise authority
over [their servants]”, but is one who sacrifices for his fellow
man. In order to be a disciple of Christ we must drink from His cup,
the cup of Christ is a bitter one that involves pain, suffering, and
ultimately crucifixion. As we read from the Acts of the Apostles and
the lives of the martyrs and saints we see that they too embraced
this path and drank from this cup in order to share in Christ’s
glory in heaven. We as Christians must meditate on what is required
of us in order to share in Christ’s glory and how to make sacrifices
for our fellow man.
What kind of cup does the Lord have in mind for us?
For many, it entails the long routine of the Christian life, with
all its daily sacrifices, disappointments, set-backs, struggles, and
temptations. But have hope because that is what the Lenten Season is
about, the struggles and setbacks that we experience that lead
ultimately to happiness and glory, the Resurrection of Christ.
Meditate on the struggles of Christ that He mentioned in this
passage: “…the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests
and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19 and deliver him
to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will
be raised on the third day." Pray the Rosary and focus on the
Sorrowful Mysteries that recall the Passion of our Savior and you
will begin to have a better understanding of the sacrifices of
Christian life and what it means to drink from the same cup as
By: Ramona Rostami
wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever
wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not
come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom
This passage begins by Jesus telling His twelve
disciples that He will be betrayed and condemned to death by
crucifixion, yet on the third day He will resurrect. Shortly
afterwards, the mother of the son's of Zebedee (James and John)
asked Jesus to allow her sons to sit at His right and left in the
Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus then asked them if they could undergo the
suffering that He will shortly undergo. James and John then reply
that they can undergo it. Jesus then tells them that they will
indeed have to undergo the same suffering in the future but that
positions and rank in Heaven are only granted by God. Lastly Jesus
reminds His disciples that although rank and position are often
granted on Earth by request, this is not so in Heaven. Rank and
position in Heaven are granted solely based on service done on
In this Lenten Season, we must be concerned with the
how we will be judged when we meet St. Peter. We must not be
concerned with how our good deeds and services are rewarded on
Earth, since our rewards on Earth are meaningless. Our true rewards
await us in Heaven where God will decide if we are worthy of
entering Heaven, based on our deeds on Earth. Indeed just as Jesus
and His followers preached God’s Word and often paid by suffering in
their lives on Earth, so too may we have to suffer in our Earthly
lives if we lead our lives based on God’s Word. We cannot expect to
go to Heaven by leading lives based on selfishness and pleasure,
with little sacrifice and suffering. St. Thomas More stated one of
my favorite quotes eloquently describing this ideal, “We cannot go
to heaven in featherbeds."
3rd Sunday of Sawma- Lent
܀ ܟܠ ܥܪܘܒܼܬܵܐ ܕܨܵܘܡܵܐ ܪܲܒܵܐ ܐܝܼܬ ܨܠܘܿܬܼܵܐ ܕܐܘܼܪܚܵܐ
ܕܸܨܠܝܼܒܼܵܐ ܒܫܲܥܬܼܵܐ ܫܲܒܼܥܵܐ ܒܪܲܡܫܵܐ، ܘܒܵܬܸܪ ܨܠܘܿܬܼܵܐ ܟܠܲܝ ܡܗܸܝܡܢܹܐ
ܥܲܒܼܪܝܼ ܠܐܵܘܵܢܵܐ (ܗܘܿܠ) ܠܐܝܼܟܼܵܠܵܐ ܚܫܵܡܝܼܬܼܵܐ
ܠܗܵܕܹܐ ܐܸܢ ܒܲܣܡܵܠܲܘܟܼܘܿܢ ܡܲܝܬ̄ܘܿܢ ܐܝܼܟܼܵܠܵܐ ܙܲܘܕܵܢܵܐ ܥܲܡܲܘܟܼܘܿܢ.
ܚܲܕܒܫܲܒܵܐ ܒܥܸܕܵܢܵܐ ܕܩܘܼܪܒܵܢܵܐ ܩܲܕܝܼܫܵܐ ܐܝܼܬ ܣܸܕܪܵܐ ܕܝܘܼܠܦܵܢܵܐ
ܡܫܝܼܚܵܝܵܐ ܘܠܸܫܵܢܵܐ ܐܵܪܵܡܵܝܵܐ ܠܝܵܠܹܐ ܙܥܘܿܪܹܐ ܡܼܢ ܫܸܢܹܐ 2-6
ܒܐܵܘܵܢܵܐ ܙܥܘܿܪܵܐ. ܘܒܵܬܸܪ ܐ̄ܪܵܙܵܐ ܐܲܠܵܗܵܝܵܐ ܐܝܼܬܼ ܝܘܼܠܦܵܢܵܐ ܡܫܝܼܚܵܝܵܐ
ܘܩܘܼܪܒܵܢܵܐ ܩܲܕܡܵܝܵܐ ܠܫܸܢܹܐ ܒܸܫ ܪܵܒܹܐ ܡܼܢ 7-...
ܐܸܢ ܒܲܣܡܵܠܲܘܟܼܘܿܢ ܐܵܗܵܒܼܵܬܼܵܐ ܡܲܝܬ̄ܝܘܿܢ ܝܵܠܲܘܟܼܘܿܢ ܠܡܲܕܪܲܫܬܵܐ
܀ܟܠ ܫܲܒܬܵܐ ܒܥܸܕܵܢܵܐ ܕܨܵܘܡܵܐ ܪܲܒܵܐ ܐܝܼܬܼ ܡܲܠܵܦܬܵܐ
ܕܠܸܫܵܢܵܐ ܐܵܪܵܡܵܝܵܐ (ܟܠܕܝܐ ܘܐܬܘܪܝܐ) ܡܢ ܫܲܥܬܵܐ 11 ܥܲܕ 1 ܒܵܬܸܪ ܦܲܠܓܵܐ
during the Great Feast – Lent, we do have Station of the Cross at
7:00 pm, follow dinner (potluck).
during Divine Liturgy there is class for children from age 2-6 in
the small hall, after Mass there is Catechism, and first communion
from age 7 and up. Parents, please courage your children to
participate in Sunday school.
Saturday, from 11 to 1 we do have teaching Aramaic Language (Cladean
& Assyrian) .