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cross of JESUs, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. 26 When JEsus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing, whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son.

27 After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own. 28 Afterwards JESUS knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst. 29 Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar. And they putting a sponge full of vinegar about hyssop, put it to his mouth.

30 JESUS therefore when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing is head, he gave up the ghost. 31 Then the Jews (because it was the parasceve) that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath-day (for that was a great sabbathday) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

32 The soldiers therefore came and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him.

33 But after they were come to JESUS, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs..

34 But one of the soldiers with

that he saith true; that you also may believe.

36 For these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled: You shall not break a bone of him.

37 And again another scrip ture saith: They shall look on him whom they pierced.

38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, (because he was e disciple of JESUS, but secretly for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate that he might take away the body of JESUS. And Pilate gave leave. He came therefore and took away the body of JESUS.

39 And Nicodemus also came, he who at first came to JESUS by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

40 They took therefore the body of JESUS, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

41 Now there was in the place, where he was crucified, a garden: and in the garden, a new sepulchre, wherein no man yet had been laid.

42 There therefore because of the parasceve of the Jews, they laid JESUS, because the sepulchre was nigh at hand.


Christ's resurrection, and manifestation to his disciples.

a spear opened his side, and im- AND on the first day of the mediately there came out blood and water.

35. And he that saw it hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth

a Ps. 68 22.

week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark unto the sepulchre: and

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she saw the stone taken away | taken away my Lord: And I from the sepulchre. know not where they have laid him.

2 She ran therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom JESUS loved, and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

3 Peter therefore went out, and that other disciple, and they came to the sepulchre.

4 And they both ran together, and that other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

5 And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying: but yet he went not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the linen cloths lying.

7 And the napkin that had been about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but apart, rapt up into one place.

8 Then that other disciple also went in, who came first to the sepulchre: and he saw and believed.

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

10 The disciples therefore departed again to their home.

11 But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre:

12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of JESUS had been laid.

13 They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have

a Matt. 28. 1. Mark 16, 5, Luke 24.4.

14 When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw JESUS standing; and she knew not that it was JESUS.

15 JESUS saith to her:Woman, why weepest thou? whom seek. est thou? She thinking that it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him and I will take him away.

16 JESUS saith to her: Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say, Master).

17 JESUS saith to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them; I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and your God.

18 Mary Magdalen cometh and telleth the disciples: I have seen the Lord, and these things he said to me.

19 Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were ga thered together for fear of the Jews, JESUS came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you.

20 And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands,

b Mark 16. 14. Luke 24. 36, 1 Cor. 15. 5.

CHAP. XX. Ver. 19. The doors were shut. The same power which could bring Christ's whole body, endoors, can without the least question tire in all its dimensions, through the make the same body really present in the sacrament; though both the one and the other be above our compre hension.

and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

21 He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.

22 When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

23 Whose sins you shall for give, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when JESUS came.

25 The other disciples there

fore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands. the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26 And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. JESUS cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you.

27 Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands, and bring hither thy hand and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.

28 Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God.

a Matt. 18. 18.

Ver. 23. Whose sins, &c. See here the commission, stamped by the broad seal of heaven, by virtue of which the pastors of Christ's church absolve repenting sinners upon their confesston.

29 JESUS saith to him: Bo cause thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.

30 Many other signs also did JESUS in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book.

31 But these are written that you may believe that JESUS is the CHRIST the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in his name.


Christ manifests himself to his disciples by the sea side, and gives Peter the charge of his sheep.

AFTER this JESUS shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And he shewed himself after this manner.

2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called Didymus, and Nathanael who was of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith to them: I go a fishing. I go a fishing. They say to him: We also come with thee.. And they went forth and entered into the ship: and that night they caught nothing.

4 But when the morning was come, JESUS stood on the shore: yet the disciples knew not that it was JESUS.

5 JESUS therefore said to them: Children, have you any meat? They answered him:


6 He saith to them: Cast the net on the right side of the ship; and you shall find. They cast therefore and now they were

Infra, 21. 25.

not able to draw it for the mul- | Lord, thou knowest that I love titude of fishes. thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

7 That disciple, therefore whom JESUS loved, said to Peter: It is the Lord. Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, girt his coat about him (for he was naked) and cast himself into the sea.

8 But the other disciples came In the ship (for they were not far from the land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net with fishes.

9 As soon then as they came to land, they saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid thereon, and bread.

10 JESUS saith to them: Bring hither of the fishes which you have now caught.

11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, one hundred fifty three. And although there were so many, the net was not broken.

12 JESUS saith to them: Come, and dine. And none of them who were at meat, durst ask him: Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

13 And JESUS cometh and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish in like manner.

14 This is now the third time that JESUS was manifested to his disciples, after he was risen from the dead.

15 When therefore they had dined, JESUS saith to Simon Peter: Simon son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again: Simon son of John, lovest thou me? He saith to him: Yes,

17 He said to him the third time: Simon son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, because he had said to him the third time, Lovest thou me! And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.

18 Amen, amen, I say to thee: "when thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself,and didst walk where thou wouldst. But when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou wouldst


19 And this he said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had said this, he saith to him: Follow me.

20 Peter turning about, saw that disciple whom JESUS loved following, who also leaned on his breast at supper, and said: Lord, who is he that shall be tray thee t

21 Him therefore when Peter had seen, he saith to JESUS: Lord, and what shall this man do?

22 JESUS saith to him: So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? follow thou me.

a 2 Pet. 1. 14.-6 Supra, 13, 23.

CHAP. XXI. Ver. 17. Feed my sheep. sheep. Our Lord had promised the spiritual supremacy to St. Peter: St

Matt. xvi. 19; and here he fulfils that promise, by charging him with the superintendency of all his sheep, without exception; and consequently, church of his whole flock, that is, of his whose

23 This saying therefore went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple shouldnot die. And JESUS did not say to him: He should not die; but, So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee?

24 This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things, and hath written these things:

and we know that his testimony is true.

25 But there are also many other things which JESUS did: which if they were written every one, the world itself, I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be writ ten.

a Supra, 20. 30,



This Book, which from the first ages hath been called THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLE is not to be considered as a history of what was done by all the Apostles, who were dispersed into different nations; but only a short view of the first establishment of the Christian Church. A part of the preaching and actious of St. Peter are related in the twelve first chapters; and à particular account of St. Paul's Apos tolical labours in the subsequent chapters. It was written by St. Luke the Evan gelist, and the original in Greek. Its history commences from the Ascension of Christ our Lord, and ends in the year sixty-three, being a brief account of the Church for the space of about thirty years.

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4 And eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth:

5 For John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6 They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying; Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom te Israel?

7 But he said to them: It is

b Luke 24. 49. 11. Mark 1. 8.

John 14. 26. Matt. Luke 3. 16. John 1, 26

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