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11 He that hurteth, let him hurt still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is just, let him be justified still: and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still.

12 Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to render to every man according to his works.

13 I am alpha and omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

14 Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the

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Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

15 Without are dogs and sor cerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I JESUS have sent my Angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.

17 And the spirit and the bride say: Come. And he that Isaias 41. 4. and 44. 6. and 48, 12. heareth, let him say: Come. Supra, 1. 8. and 17. and 21. 6.

men. In fine, others think that St. John's design was in a mystical way, by metaphors and allegories, to repre Ent the attempts and persecutions of the wicked against the servants of God, the punishments that should in a short time fall upon Babylon, that is, upon all the wicked in general: the eternal happiness and reward, which God had reserved for the pious inhabitants of Jerusalem, that is, for his faithful servants, after their short trials and the tribulations of this mortal life. In the mean time we meet with many profitable instructions and admonitions, which we may easily enough understand: but we have no certainty, when we apply these predictions to partl cular events: for as St. Jerome takes notice the Apocalypse has as many mysteries as words, or rather mysteries in every word. Apocalypsis Joannis tot habet Sacramenta quot verbaparum dixi, in verbis singulis multiplices latent intelligentia. Ep. ad Paulin. t. 4, p. 574, edit. Benedict.

Ver. 11. Let him hurt still. It is not an exhortation, or license to go on in sin; but an intimation, that how far soever the wicked may proceed, their progress shall quickly end, and then they must expect to meet with proporHonable punishments.

And he that thirsteth, let him come: and he that will, let him take the water of life, freely.

18 For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book.

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book.

20 He that giveth testimony of these things saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord JESUS.

21 The grace 21 The grace of our Lord JESUS Christ be with you all. Amen.

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1HRIST is born at Bethlehem. Luke, ii.





He is circumcized. Luke, ii.

The wise men come and adore him. Matthew, il.

He is presented in the temple. Luke, il. Joseph and the
Blessed Virgin mother fly with the child Jesus into Egypt.
Matthew, ii.

The massacre of the infants by Herod. Matthew, ii. Joseph
with the Blessed Virgin and her Son, return from Egypt, but
for fear of Archelaus, go to live at Nazareth in Galilee. Mat-
thew, ii.

JESUS is found in the temple disputing with the doctors
when he was twelve years of age. Luke, ii.

St. John Baptist begins to preach penance, and to baptize.
The chief of the Jews send messengers to ask if he was not
the Messias. John, i.

JESUS himself is baptized by John. A voice from heaven
declares him the beloved Son of God; the Holy Ghost comes
down like a dove. Matthew, iii. Mark, i. Luke, iii.

CHRIST is no sooner baptized, but he retires into a wilder-
ness, where he fasted for forty days. The devil there tempts
him. The angels come and minister to him. Matthew, iv.
Mark, i. Luke, iv.

CHRIST's first miracle at Cana in Galilee, turned water into
wine. John, ii.

St. John Baptist is cast into prison, and beheaded by
Herod. Matthew, xiv. Mark, vi. Luke, ix.

CHRIST makes choice of twelve of his Disciples, whom he
calls Apostles, Peter is the first of them. Matthew, x. Mark,
iii. Luke, vi.

CHRIST'S Sermon, or his instructions on the mountain.
Matthew, v. vi. & vii. He preaches in Judea and Galilee,
casts out devils, cures all manner of diseases, and sometimes
on the Sabbath days confutes and puts to confusion his adver-
saries, who blame him for it. Matthew, xii. Luke, xiv, &o,




Sacred History.

He raiseth to life the daughter of Jairus. Matthew, ix.
Mark, v. Luke, viii.

Also the son of the widow of Naim. Luke, vii.

He calms the sea by his word. Matthew, viii. Mark, iv.
Luke, viii.

He heals the man thirty-eight years ill of a palsy. John, v
He sends his twelve apostles to preach, with power of
doing miracles. Matthew, x. Mark, vi. Luke, ix.
He teaches them to pray. Matthew, vi. Luke, xi.
He makes choice of seventy-two disciples. Luke, x.
He promises to make Peter the head of his Church, to
build his Church upon him, to give him the keys of the
kingdom of heaven. Matthew, xvi.

He declares himself the Messias in plain terms to the Sa
maritan woman. John, iv.

He excuses his disciples for plucking the ears of corn on
the second-first Sabbath. Matthew, xii.

He feeds at one time five thousand men with five loaves.
Matthew, xiv. At another time four thousand with seven
loaves. Matthew, xy

He promises to give them his body to be truly meat, &c.
Many even of his disciples leave him, looking upon that
doctrine as hard and harsh. John, vi.

His transfiguration. Matthew,,xvii.

The Sunday, or first day of the week, in which he died on
the cross, he came riding upon an ass into Jerusalem.
Matthew, xxi.

In the beginning of that week, he went daily into the
temple, and in the evenings retired to Bethania, to pray ir.
the garden of Gethsemani. Luke, xxi. 38, &c.

On Wednesday, Judas made a bargain with the chief
priests to deliver him up to them for a sum of money.
Matthew, xxvi. 15.

On Thursday he sent his disciples in the afternoon to
bring the paschal lamb offered in the temple, which after
sunset he eat with his twelve apostles. Matthew, xxvi.
He washed their feet. John, xiii.

After supper he instituted the Blessed Sacrament and
Sacrifice of his Body and Blood. Matthew, xxvi.

He gave his apostles those excellent instructions set down
by St. John, xiv. xvii.

CHRIST's prayer in the Garden three times repeated.
He is there seized, being betrayed by Judas.

He is led away to Annas, and then to Caiphas.

He is condemned as guilty of blasphemy, and death, for
owning himself the Son of God. He is spit upon, buffeted,


Sacred History.

On Friday morning they deliver him up to the Roman
governor, Pontius Pilate, who sees and declares him inno-
cent, yet fearing not to be thought a friend to Cesar, con-
demns him to the death of the Cross.

He dies on the Cross, and is buried. For the history of his
passion, see Matthew, xxvi. xxvii. xxviii. Mark, xiv. xv.
xvi. Luke, xxii. xxiii. xxiv. John, xviii. xix. xx.

The miracles at his death. Ibid.

He riseth from death the third day. Ibid.

His different apparitions that very day: and others after-
wards. Ibid.

He gives his apostles power to forgive sins. John, xx.

He gives to St. Peter the charge over his whole Church.
John, xxi.

He promiseth to be with his Church to the end of the
world. Matthew, xxviii.

After forty days he ascends in their sight into heaven.
Acts, i.

St. Matthias is chosen an Apostle in the place of Judas
the traitor. Acts, i.

The day of pentecost the Holy Ghost descended upon
them, and upon all present with them, in a visible manner.
Acts, ii.

The wonderful change wrought in the Apostles by the
coming of the Holy Ghost. Their undaunted courage.
Acts, ii. &c.

They preach the resurrection of Christ, the necessity of
believing in him, of repenting and doing penance.

St. Peter, the chief of the Apostles, converts on one day
three thousand, on another five thousand. Acts, ii. 41, and
Ibid. iv. 4.

He with St. John cures the lame beggar, that sat at the
gate of the temple. Acts, iii. 6.

The new christians have all things in common. Every
one's necessities are supplied out of the common stock.
Acts, iv. 32.

Ananias and Saphira for reserving some part of the mo-
ney of a field sold, and for lying to the Holy Ghost, fall dead
at St. Peter's feet. Acts, v.

The election of the seven deacons. Acts, vi.

Saul, by virtue of a commission from the chief priests,
persecutes the christians. Acts, ix.

St. Stephen was stoned to death. Acts, vii. 58.

The ministers of the gospel being dispersed, preach in
Judea and Samaria, &c.

St. Philip in Samaria, baptizeth Simon the Magician. He




Sacred History.

offers money to St. Peter to have the power of giving the
Holy Ghost. Acts, viii.

St. Paul is miraculously converted going to persecute the
christians at Damascus. Acts, ix. He presently preacheth

St. Peter cures Eneas at Lydda, and raiseth to life Ta-
bitha at Joppe. Acts, ix.


The very shadow of his body cures all diseases. Acts, v.

He receives Cornelius the Centurion, and other Gentiles
with him into the church. Acts, x.

He is thought to have gone about this time to Antioch in
Syria, and to have founded the episcopal See.

41 He preached in Pontus, Galatia, &c.





St. Barnaby and St. Paul preach at Antioch, where the
believers were first called Christians. Acts, xvii. 26.

Herod Agrippa puts to death St. James, the brother of
St. John, and imprisons St. Peter, who was miraculously
delivered. Acts, xii.

St. Matthew, and afterwards St. Mark, wrote their Gos-

St. Paul and Barnaby sent to preach in Pamphylia, Pisi-
dia, Lycaonia. Afterwards in Pontus, Thracia, &c. Acta
xiii. xiv.

St. Peter about this time wrote his first epistle.

A dispute between St. Paul and some zealous converts
that had been Jews, about the obligation of making even
the Gentiles observe the Jewish laws. Acts, xv.

St. Paul and Barnaby are sent to Jerusalem, to have this
question decided by the Apostles, &c.

A council of the Apostles and bishops decides the ques-
tion, St. Peter speaking first, and St. James joining with
him. The letter of the council to their brethren the con-
verted Gentiles. Acts, xv.

51 St. Paul and St. Barnaby separate. Acts, XV.

52 St. Paul with Silas goes to Asia. St. Timothy and also St.
Luke become his companions. He goes to Philippi in Mace-
donia, to Thessalonica, to Berea, to Athens. Finds there an
altar dedicated to the unknown God. Acts, xvi. xvii.

He writes his first epistle to the Thessalonians, and the
second soon after.

He stays eighteen months at Corinth. Acts, xviii. 11.
65 He goes to Ephesus. After a short visit to the brethren at
Jerusalem, he goes to Antioch, and from thence again into
Galatia and Phrygia, and stays three years at Ephesus, and
thereabouts. Acts, xix.


He writes to the Galatians.

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