Advent Calendar Day 25: Queen’s Speech 2020

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II. Erzsébet királynő hagyományos, karácsonykor elmondott beszédét nézhetitek meg és olvashatjátok el ebben a leckében. A királynő is boldog karácsonyt kíván mindenkinek!

Every year we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights. And light does more than create a festive mood —light brings hope.

For Christians, Jesus is ‘the light of the world’, but we can’t celebrate his birth today in quite the usual way. People of all faiths have been unable to gather as they would wish for their festivals, such as Passover, Easter, Eid, and Vaisakhi. But we need life to go on. Last month, fireworks lit up the sky around Windsor, as Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, providing joyous moments of hope and unity — despite social distancing.

Remarkably, a year that has necessarily kept people apart has, in many ways, brought us closer. Across the Commonwealth, my family and I have been inspired by stories of people volunteering in their communities, helping those in need.

In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. To our young people in particular I say thank you for the part you have played.

This year, we celebrated International Nurses’ Day, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. As with other nursing pioneers like Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale shone a lamp of hope across the world. Today, our front-line services still shine that lamp for us – supported by the amazing achievements of modern science – and we owe them a debt of gratitude. We continue to be inspired by the kindness of strangers and draw comfort that – even on the darkest nights – there is hope in the new dawn.

Jesus touched on this with the parable of the Good Samaritan. The man who is robbed and left at the roadside is saved by someone who did not share his religion or culture. This wonderful story of kindness is still as relevant today.  Good Samaritans have emerged across society showing care and respect for all, regardless of gender, race, or background, reminding us that each one of us is special and equal in the eyes of God.

The teachings of Christ have served as my inner light, as has the sense of purpose we can find in coming together to worship.

In November, we commemorated another hero – though nobody knows his name. The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior isn’t a large memorial, but everyone entering Westminster Abbey has to walk around his resting place, honouring this unnamed combatant of the First World War — a symbol of selfless duty and ultimate sacrifice. The Unknown Warrior was not exceptional.  That’s the point. He represents millions like him who throughout our history have put the lives of others above their own, and will be doing so today.  For me, this is a source of enduring hope in difficult and unpredictable times.

Of course, for many, this time of year will be tinged with sadness: some mourning the loss of those dear to them, and others missing friends and family-members distanced for safety, when all they’d really want for Christmas is a simple hug or a squeeze of the hand. If you are among them, you are not alone, and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers

The Bible tells how a star appeared in the sky, its light guiding the shepherds and wise men to the scene of Jesus’s birth. Let the light of Christmas — the spirit of selflessness, love, and above all hope — guide us in the times ahead.

It is in that spirit that I wish you a very happy Christmas.

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Nézd meg ezt is:  Idén is magyar film lett a legjobb!

Vocabulary

to herald beharangozni, bejelenteni
Christian keresztény
the light of the world a világ világossága
faith hit
to gather összegyűlni
Passover pészah, pászkaünnep
to provide biztosítani
remarkably csodálatra méltóan
to keep people apart egymástól távol tartani az embereket
Commonwealth Nemzetközösség
to inspire lelkesíteni, inspirálni
to volunteer önkénteskedni
to rise to the challenge felnőni a kihíváshoz
magnificently nagyszerűen
proud büszke
moved meghatott
indomitable rettenthetetlen
anniversary évforduló
pioneer úttörő
to support támogatni
achievement siker, vívmány
to owe tartozni
debt adósság
gratitude hála
to draw comfort vigasztalást nyerni
dawn hajnal
parable példabeszéd
Good Samaritan irgalmas szamaritánus
to be robbed kirabolják
to be left at the roadside otthagyják az útszélen
to be saved megmentik
religion vallás
relevant érvényes, releváns
to emerge feltűnni, megjelenni
care odafigyelés

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respect tisztelet
regardless of sg valamitől függetlenül
gender nem
race faj
background háttér
to remind emlékeztetni
equal egyenlő
to serve szolgálni
inner light fény a bensőmben
purpose terv, tervezettség
to worship imádkozni, Istent imádni
to commemorate sb megemlékezni valakiről
hero hős
tomb sír
Unknown Warrior ismeretlen harcos
resting place sír, sírhely
to honour tiszteletet adni
combatant harcos
selfless önzetlen
duty kötelességteljesítés
ultimate sacrifice életét áldozás
exceptional kivételes, egyedi
enduring állhatatos
unpredictable kiszámíthatatlan
to be tinged árnyalva lenni
to mourn gyászolni
loss elvesztés
to be distanced távolságot tartani
a squeeze of the hand kézszorítás
to assure biztosítani
prayer ima
shepherd pásztor
 wise men bölcsek
selflessness önzetlenség

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