Ε Λ Λ Η Ν Ι Κ Α Κ Α Ι Κ Α Τ Η Χ Η Τ Ι Κ Α Σ Χ Ο Λ Ε Ι Α Α Π Ο Σ Τ Ο Λ Ο Υ Β Α Ρ Ν Α Β Α
ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΠΕΡΙΚΟΠΗ ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΝΗΣΤΕΙΩΝ FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
At that time, a man came to Jesus kneeling and saying: “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.
And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to cast it out but they were unable to do so”.
He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me”.
Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.
So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said “From childhood.
And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”
Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”
But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it.
For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.”
(Mark 9 : 17-31)