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Judas betrays Christ.

S. MARK. Peter thrice demes Christ. were possible, the hour might pass from council,sought for witness against Jesus to him.

put him to death; and found none: 36 And he said, Abba, Father,all things 56 For many bare false witness against are possible unto thee; take away this bim, but their witness agreed not together. cup from me: nevertheless, not what I 57 And there arose certain, and bare will, but what thou wilt.

false witness against him, saying, 37 And he cometh, and findeth them 58 We heard him say, I will destroy sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, this temple that is made with hands, and sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch within three days I will build another one hour?

made without hands. 38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter 59 But neither so did their witness agree into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, together. but the flesh is weak.

60 And the high priest stood up in the 39 And again he went away, and pray- midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest ed, and spake the same words. thou nothing? what is it which these wit.

40 And when he returned, he found ness against thee? them asleep again, (for their eyes were 61 But he held his peace, and answered heavy;) neither wist they what to answer nothing. Again the high priest asked him, bim.

and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the 41 And he cometh the third time, and Son of the Blessed? saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take 62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; see the Son of man sitting on the right hand behold, the Son of man is betrayed into of power, and coming in the clouds of the hands of sinners.

heaven. 42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that be- 63 Then the bigh priest rent his clothes, trayeth me is at hand.

and saith, What need we any further wit43 And immediately while he yet nesses ? spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what and with him a great multitude with swords think ye? And they all condemned him and staves, from the chief priests, and the to be guilty of death. scribes, and the elders.

65 And some began to spit on him, and 44 And he that betrayed him, had given to cover his face, and to buifet him, and to them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall say unto him, Prophesy; and the servants kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead didstrike him with the palms of their hands. hun away safely.

66 And as Peter was beneath in the 45 And as soon as he was come, he palace, there cometh one of the maids of goeth straightway to him, and saith, Mas- the high priest: ter, Master; and kissed him.

67 And when she saw Peter warming 46 | And they laid their hands on him, himself, she looked upon him, and said, and took him.

And thou also wast with Jesus of Naza47 And one of them that stood by,drew reth. a sword, and smote a servant of the high 68 But he denied, saying, I know not, priest, and cut off his ear.

neither understand I what thou sayest. 48 And Jesus answered and said unto And he went out into the porch; and the them, Are ye come out as against a thief, cock crew. with swords and with staves to take me? 69 And a maid saw him again, and be

49 I was daily with you in the temple, gan to say to them that stood by, This is teaching, and ye took me not: but the one of them. scriptures must be fulfilled.

70 And he denied it again. And a little 50 And they all forsook bim and fled. after, they that stood by said again to Pe.

51 And there followed him a certain ter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou young man, having a linen cloth cast about art'a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth his naked body; and the young men laid thereto. hold on him.

71 But he began to curse and to swear, 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled saying, I know not this man of whom ye from them naked.

speak. 53 And they led Jesus away to the 72 And the second time the cock crew. high priest: and with him were assembled And Peter called to mind the word that all the chief priests, and the elders and Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow the scribes.

twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And 54 And Peter followed him afar off, when he thought thereon, he wept. even into the palace of the high priest:

CHAP. XV. and he sat with the servants, and warmed Achiet priests held a consultation with

ND straightway in the morning the himself at the fire. 55 And the chief priests, and all the the elders and scribes, and the whole counChrist is condemned before Pilate. CHAP. XV.

He is crucified. cil, and bound Jesus, and carried him 23 And they gave him to drink, wine away, and delivered him to Pilate.

mingled with myrrh: but he receiveditnot. 2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the 24 And when they had crucified him, King of the Jews? And he answering, said they parted his garments, casting lots upon unto him, Thou sayest it.

them, what every man should take. 3 And the chief priests accused him of 25 And it was the third hour, and they many things : but he answered nothing. crucified him.

4 And Pilate asked him again saying, 26 And the superscription of his accuAnswerest thou nothing? behold how many sation was written over, THE KING OF things they witness against thee.

THE JEWS. 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing: so 27 And with him they crucify two that Pilate marvelled,

thieves, the one on his right hand, and the 6 Now at that feast he released unto other on his left. them one prisoner, whomsoever they de- 28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which sired.

saith, And he was numbered with the 7 And there was one named Barabbas, transgressors. which lay bound with them that had made 29 And they that passed by, railed on insurrection with him, who had committed him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, murder in the insurrection.

thou that destroyest the temple, and build8 And the multitude crying aloud, be- est it in three days, gan to desire him to do as he had ever done 30 Save thyself, and come down from unto them.

the cross. 9 But Pilate answered them, saying, 31 Likewise also the chief priests mockWill ye that I release unto you the King of|ing, said among themselves with the the Jews?

scribes, He saved others; himself he can. 10 (For he knew that the chief priests not save. had delivered him for envy.)

32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend 11 But the chief priests moved the peo- now from the cross, that we may see and ple that he should rather release Barab- believe. And they that were crucified bas unto them.

with him, reviled him. 12 And Pilate answered, and said again 33 And when the sixth hour was come, unto them, What will ye then that I shall there was darkness over the whole land, do unto him whom ye call the King of the until the ninth hour. Jews?

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried 13 And they cried out again, Crucify with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama him.

sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, 14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken what evil hath he done? And they cried me? out the more exceedingly, Cruciiy him. 35 And some of them that stood by,

15 | And so Pilate, willing to content when they heard it, said, Behold, he callthe people, released Barabbas unto them, eth Elias. and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged 36 And one rap and filled a sponge full him, to be crucified.

of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave 16 And the soldiers led him away into him to drink, saying, Let alone ; let us see the hall, called Pretorium ; and they call whether Elias will come to take him down. together the whole band;

37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, 17 And they clothed him with purple, and gave up the ghost. and platted a crown of thorns, and put it| 38 And ihe vail of the temple was rent about his head,

in twain, from the top to the bottom. 18 And began to salute him, Hail, King 39 T And when the centurion wbich stood of the Jews!

over against him, saw that he so cried out, 19 And they smote him on the head and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this with a reed, and did spit upon him, and man was the Son of God. bowing their knees, worshipped him. 40 There were also women looking on

20 And when they had mocked him, afar off, among whom was Mary Magdathey took off the purple from him, and put lene, and Mary the mother of James the his own clothes on him, and led him out less, and of Joses, and Salome; to crucify him.

41 Who also, when he was in Galilee. 21 And they compel one Simon a Cy- followed him, and ministered unto him ; renian, who passed by, coming out of the and many other women which came up country, the father of Alexander and Ru- with him unto Jerusalem. fus, to bear his cross.

42 T And now, when the even was come, 22 And they bring him unto the place (because it was the preparation, that is, Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, the day before the sabbath,) The place of a skuli.

| 43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable


The resurrection of Christ, S. LUKE.

and liis ascension. counsellor, which also waited for the king- & And they went out quickly, and fled dom of God, came, and went in boldly from the sepulchre ; for they trembled, unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. and were amazed: neither said they any

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were thing to any man; for they were afraid. already dead: and calling unto him the 9 T Now, when Jesus was risen early, centurion, he asked him whether he had the first day of the week, he appeared first been any while dead.

to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had 45 And when he knew it of the centu- cast seven devils. rion, he gave the body to Joseph.

10 And she went and told them that had 46 And he bought fine linen, and took been with him, as they mourned and wept. him down, and wrapped him in the linen, 11 And they, when they had heard that and laid him in a sepulchre which was he was alive, and had been seen of her, hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone believed not. unto the door of the sepulchre.

12 9 Aster that, he appeared in another 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the form unto two of them, as they walked, mother of Joses beheld where he was laid. and went into the country. CHAP. XVI.

13 And they went and told it unto the ND when the sabbath was past, Mary residue : neither believed they them.

Magdalene, and Mary the mother of 14 | Afterward he appeared unto the James, and Salome, had bought sweet eleven, as they sat at meat, and upbraided spices, that they might come and anoint them with their unbelief, and hardness of him.

heart, because they believed not them 2 And very early in the morning, the which had seen him after he was risen. first day of the week, they came unto the 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into sepulchre at the rising of the sun: all the world, and preach the gospel to

3 And they said among themselves, Who every creature. shall roll us away the stone from the door 16 He that believeth and is baptized, of the sepulchre?

shall be saved ; but he that believeth not, 4 (And when they looked, they saw that shall be damned. the stone was rolled away,) for it was very 17 And these signs shall follow them that great.

believe: In my name shall they cast out 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they devils;

they shall speak with new tongues: saw a young man sitting on the right side, 18 They shall take up serpents; and if clothed in a long white garment; and they they drink any deadly thing, it shall not were affrighted.

hurt them; they shall lay hands on the 6 And he saith unto them, Be not af- sick, and they shall recover. frighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which 19 T So then after the Lord had spoken was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: unto them, he was received up into heaven, behold the place where they laid him. and sat on the right hand of God.

7 But go your way, tell his disciples and 20 And they went forth, and preached Peter, that he goeth before you into Gali- every where, the Lord working with them, lee: there shall ye see him, as he said and confirining the word with signs fol.

lowing. Amen.

unto you.

1 The Gospel according to Saint LUKE.

Abia : and his wife was of the daughters
FURAS Met Horas many have the kinrin
TORASMUCH as many have taken in of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

6. And they were both righteous before tion of those things which are most surely God, walking in all the commandments believed among us, ,

and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, 7 And they had no child, because that which from the beginning were eye-wit- Elisabeth was barren; and they both were nesses, and ministers of the word; now well stricken in years.

3 It seemed good to me also, having had 8 And it came to pass, that, while he perfect understanding of all things from executed the priest's office before God in the very first, to write unto thee in order, the order of his course, niost excellent Theophilus,

9 According to the custom of the priest's 4 That thou mightest know the certain- office, bis lot was to burn incense when he ty of those things wherein thou hast been went into the temple of the Lord. instructed.

10 And the whole multitude of the peo5 THERE was in the days of Herod ple were praying without, at the time of

the king of Judea, a certain incense. priest named Zacharias, of the course on 11 And there appeared unto him an an. The conception of Christ.


Elisabeth blesses Mary. gel of the Lord, standing on the right side not, Mary : for thou hast found favour of the altar of incense.

with God. 12 And when Zacharias saw hem, he 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in was troubled, and fear fell upon him. thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt

13 But the angel said unto him, Fear call his name JESUS. not, Zacharias : for thy prayer is heard; 32 He shall be great, and shall be called and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God son, and thou shalt call his name John. shall give unto him the throne of his father

14 And thou shalt have joy and glad- David. ness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. 33 And he shall reign over the house of

15 For he shall be great in the sight of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor shall be no end. strong drink; and he shall be filled with the 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

16 And many of the children of Israel 35 And the angel answered and said shall he turn to the Lord their God. unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come up

17 And he shall go before him in the on thee, and the power of the Highest spirit and power of Elias, to turn the shall overshadow thee: therefore also that hearts of the fathers to the children, and holy thing which shall be born of thee, the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; shall be called the Son of God. to make ready a people prepared for the 36 And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, Lord.

she hath also conceived a son in her old 18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, age; and this is the sixth month with her Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old who was called barren: man, and my wife well stricken in years. 37 For with God nothing shall be im

19 And the angel answering, said unto possible. him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the pre- 38 And Mary said, Behold the bandsence of God; and am sent to speak unto maid of the Lord, be it unto me according thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. to thy word. And the angel departed from

20 And behold, thou shalt be dumb, her. and not able to speak, until the day that 39 And Mary arose in those days, and these things shall be performed, because went into the hill-country with haste, into thou believest not my words, which shall a city of Juda, be fulfilled in their season.

40 And entered into the house of Za21 And the people waited for Zachari- charias, and saluted Elisabeth. as, and marvelled that he tarried so long 41 And it came to pass, that when Eljin the temple.

sabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the 22 And when he came out, he could not babe leaped in her womb: and Elisabeth speak unto them: and they perceived that was filled with the Holy Ghost. he had seen a vision in the temple ; for he 42 And she spake out with a loud voice beckoned unto them, and remained speech- and said, Blessed art thou among women, less.

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 23 And it came to pass, that as soon as 43 And whence is this to me, that the the days of his ministration were accom- mother of my Lord should come to me? plished, he departed to his own house. 44 For lo, as soon as the voice of thy

24 And after those days his wife Elisa- salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe beth conceived, and hid herself five months, leaped in my womb for joy. saying,

45 And blessed is she that believed: 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me for there shall be a performance of those in the days wherein he looked on me, to things which were told her from the Lord. take away my reproach among men. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth mag

26 And in the sixth month the angel nify the Lord, Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God Galilee, named Nazareth,


Saviour. 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose 48 For he hath regarded the low estate name was Joseph, of the house of David ; of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceand the virgin's name was Mary. forth all generations shall call me blessed.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and 49 For he that is righty hath done to said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, me great things; and holy is his name. the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou 50 And his mercy is on them that fear among women.

him, from generation to generation. 29 And when she saw him, she was 51 He hath shewed strength with his troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind arm; he hath scattered the proud in the what manner of salutation this should be. imagination of their hearts.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear 52 He hath put down the mighty from

The nativity of John.


The nativity of Christ. their seats, and exalted them of low de- l. 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the gree.

Prophet of the Highest, for thou shalt go 53 He hath filled the hungry with good before the face of the Lord to prepare his things, and the rich he hath gent empty ways; away.

77 To give knowledge of salvation unto 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, his people, by the remission of their sins, in remembrance of his mercy ;

78 Through the tender mercy of our 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abra- God; whereby the day-spring from on ham, and to his seed, for ever.

high hath visited us, 56 And Mary abode with her about three 79 To give light to them that sit in months, and returned to her own house. darkness and in the shadow of death, to

57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that guide our feet into the way of peace. she should be delivered ; and she brought 80 And the child grew, and waxed forth a son.

strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till 58 And her neighbours and her cousins the day of his shewing unto Israel. heard how the Lord had shewed great mer

CHAP. 11. cy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 59 And it came to pass, that on the AND it came to pass in those days, that

there went out a decree from Cesar eighth day they came to circuncise the Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. child; and they called him Zacharias, after (And this taxing was first made #ben the name of his father.

Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 60 And his mother answered and said, And all went to be taxed, every one Not so; but he shall be called John. into his own city.

61 And they said unto her, There is none 4 And Joseph also went up from Galiof thy kindred that is called by this name. lee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Ju.

62 And they made sigurs to his father, dea, unto the city of David, which is called how he would have him called.

Bethlehem, (because he was of the house 63 And he asked for a writing-table, and lineage of Darid,) and wrote, saying, His name is John. And 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused they marvelled all.

wife, being great with child. 64 And his mouth was opened imme- 6 And so it was, that while they were diately, and ois tongue loosed, and he there, the days were accomplished that spake, and praised God.

she should be delivered. 65 And fear came on all that dwelt 7 And she brought forth her first-bora round about them: and all these sayings son, and wrapped himinswaddling-clothes, were noised abroad throughout all the hill- and laid him in a manger; because there country of Judea.

was no room for them in the inn. 66 And all they that heard them, laid 8 And there were in the same country them up in their hearts, saying, What shepherds abiding in the field, keeping manner of child shall this be! And the watch over their Hock by night. hand of the Lord was with him.

9 And lo, the angel of the Lord came 67 And his father Zacharias was filled upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, round about them; and they were sore saying,

afraid. 68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear forhe hath visited and redeemed his people, not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of

69 And hath raised up a horn of salva- great joy, which shall be to all people. tion for us, in the house of his servant 11 For unto you is born this day, in the David :

city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ 70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy the Lord. prophets, which have been since the world 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; began:

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swad. 71 That we should be saved from our aling-clothes, lying in a manger. enemies, and from the hand of all that

13 And suddenly there was with the

angel a multitude of the heavenly host 72 To perform the mercy promised to praising God, and saying, our fathers, and to remember his holy cove- 14 Glory to God in the highest, and ca nant;

earth peace, good will toward men. 73 The oath which he sware to our fa- 15 And it came to pass, as the angels ther Abraham,

were gone away from them into heaven, 74 That he would grant unto us,that we, the shepherds said one to another, Let us being delivered out of the hand of our now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this enemies, might serve him without fear, thing which is come to pass, which the

75 In holiness and righteousness before Lord hath made known unto us. him, all the days of our life.

16 And they came with haste, and found

hate us ;

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