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improve by the example of his patience, and partake of his resurrection. Thro'.
EPISTLE. Philip. ii. 5. 11. - Brethren: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus; who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery, to be equal with God: but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the like ness of men, and in habit' found as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death; even to the death of the cross. For which cause Gud also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names : that in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of the Father.
GRAD. Ps. lxxii.-Thou hast held me by my right hand, and by thy will thou hast conducted me: ared with glory thou hast received me. V. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart! But my feet were almost moved, my steps had well nigh slipt, because I had a zeal on sinners seeing the prosperity of sinners.
TRACT. Ps. xxi.- Deus, Deus meus, respice in mre:quare me dereliquisti? O God, my God, look upon me “why hast thou forsaken me?' V. Far from my salvation are the words of my sins.
V. O my God I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear : and by night, and it shall not be imputed as folly in
V. But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel. V. In thee have our fathers hoped and thou hast delivered them. V. They cried out to thee, and they were saved: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. V. But I am a worm, and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. V. Al they that saw me have laughed me to scor: they have spoken with the lips, and waga ged the head: V. He hoped in the Lord, said they:
let him deliver him; let him save him, seeing he delighted in him. v. They considered me, and viewed me attentively : they divided my garments amongst them, and cast lots for my vest.
V. Deliver me from the lion's mouth: and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns. V. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: 0 all ye of the seed of Jacob magnify him. V. A people that is to come, shall be declared the Lord's: and the heavens shall publish his justice. V. To a people, to be born, whom the Lord hath made. The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
acording to Matt. xxvi. and xxvii. AT that time; Jesus said to his disciples : You
know that after two days shall be the pasch, and the Son of Man shall be delivered up to be crucified. Then were gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people into the court of the high priest, who was called Caiphas: and they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and put him to death. But they said: Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult amongst the people. And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, there came to him a woman having an alabaster-box of precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste? For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this woman? for she has wrought a good work upon me. For the poor you have always with you, but me you have not always. For she, in pouring this ointment upon my body, hath done it for my burial. Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be told for a memory of her. Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, and said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they apă pointed him thirty pieces of silver. And from thencea forth he sought an opportunity to betray him. And on the first day of the Azymes the disciples came to Jesus, saying : Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the pasch? But Jesus said: Go ye into the city to a certain man, and say to him: The Master saith my time is near at hand, I will keep the pasch at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus appointed to them, and they prepared the pasch. Now when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples. And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen, I say to you, that one of you is about to betray me. And they being very much troubled, began every one to say: Is it I, Lord? But he answering said: He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him; but wo to that man, by whom the Son of Man shali be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born. And Judas, that betrayed him, answering said: Is it I, Rabbi? He saith to him : Thou hast said it. And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke; and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body. And taking the chalice he gave thanks: and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the New Testament which shall be shed for many for the remission of sins. And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drluk it new with you in the kingdom of my Father. And a hymn being said, they went out into mount Olivet. Then Jesus said to them: All you shall be scandalized in me this night. For it is written: “ I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed.” But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. And Peter answering, said to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized. Jesus said to him: Amen, I say to thee, that in this night, before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrive. Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples. Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, tiil I go youer, and pray. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebelee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then he saitis to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here and watch with me. And going a little further he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass froin me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as thon wilt. And he cometh to his disciples, and fineth thein asleep), and he saith to l'eter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me; Watch ve, and pray that ye enter nor into temptaLion. The spirit ineed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Again the second time he went, and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice may not pass away but I must drink it, thy will be done. And he cometh again, and findeth them sleeping for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, he went again; and he prayer the third time, saying the self sanie words. Theil he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest: behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of simmers. Rise, let us ya: behold he is at hand that will betray me. As he vet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the anci
ents of the people. And he that that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast. And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him. And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou core? Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus, and held him. And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword; and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. Then Jesus said to him: Put up again thy sword into its place; for all that take the sword, shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels? How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done? In that same hour Jesus said to the multitude: You are come out as it were to a robber, with swords and clubs, to apprehend
I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands on me. Now all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving him, fled.. But they holding esus, led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled. And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high-priest. And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end. And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; and they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses; and they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it. And the high-priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee? But Jesus" held his peace.
And the high-priest said to him I adjure ther. by the living God, that thou tell us if