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and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answering, said : + Hold, stop there. C. And having touched his ear, he healed him. And Jesus said to those that came to him, the chief priests, and magiftrates of the temple, and elders : + Are you come with swords and clubs as against a robber? When I was every day with you in the temple, you never laid hands on me : but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. C. Then they seizing him, led him to the house of the high priest: and Peter followed at a distance. And a fire being kindled in the middle of the court, they fat about it, and Peter was with them.
And a maid - servant seeing him fitting at the fire, and having viewed him, said : S. This man was also with him. C. And he denied him, saying: S. Woman, I know him not. C. And a little after, a man also seeing him, said: S. Thou too art one of them. C. But Peter said: S. O man, I am not. C. And after the space of about an hour, another affirmed it, saying: S. Certainly this man was also with him : for he is a Galilean. C. And Peter said: S. Man, I know not what thou sayeft. C. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, the cock crowed. And the Lord, turning about, looked at Peter And Peter remembered what the Lord had said : Before the cock croweth, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. And the men that held Jefus, insulted him, beating him. And they also hoodwinked him, and struck him on the face; and they asked him, saying: S. Prophesy who it was that struck thee? Č. And many other things they blasphemously spoke against him. And when it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests and the Scribes met together, and brought him to their council-hall, saying: S. If thou art the Chris, tell us. C. And he said to them : + If I tell you, you will not believe me. And if I ask
you any questions, you will not answer me, nor let me
go. But hereafter the Son of Man shall sit on the right hand of the power of God. C. Then they all said : S. Art thou then the Son of God ? C. And he said : + You have said it ; for I am. C. And they said : S. What farther need have we of witnesses ? For we have heard enough from his owni mouth. And they all rising up, led bim to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying: S. We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbid ding tribute to be paid to Cæsar, and affirming himself to be the Christ, and our King. C. And Pilate asked him, saying : S. Art thou the King of the Jews? C. And he answering, said: † Thou sayest it. C. Then Pilate said to the chief priests, and people: S. I find nothing criminal in this man. C. But they perfitted the more, saying: S. He stirreth the people, teaching all over fudea, begin. ning from Galilee to this place. And Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if he was a Galilean. And as soon: as he knew that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who at that time was in gerufalem. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad; for he had been a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard many things of him, and hoped to see some miracle done by him. And he asked him many questions ; but he made him no answer. And the chief priests and Scribes stood by, constantly accusing him. And Herod with his army treated him with scorn, and insulted him, clothing him with a white garment, and sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate were reconciled to one another that day; for before they were ac variance. And Pilate calling together the chief priests, and magistrates, and the people, said to them : S. You have brought this man before me, as one that perverteth the people ; and behold, having examined him before you, I find him not guilty of any of all those things you accuse him of. No, nor
Herod neither : for I sent you to him, and behold nothing is done to him, as if he deserved death. I will chastise him therefore, and dismiss him. C. Now on the festival he was obliged to release them one man. But the whole multitude cried out all together, faying: S. Away with this man, and release Barabbas ; C. Who had been put in prison for a sedition raised in the city, and for a murder. And Pilate spoke to them again, being desirous to releafe Jesus. But they cried out, saying: S. Crucify him, crucify him. C. And he said to them a third time: S. What harm hath this man done? I find nothing in him, for which he deserveth death : I will therefore chastise him, and then release him. C. But they perfifted demanding with a loud voice that he might be crucified. And their cries increased. And Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be complied with. And he released to them him for whom they had petitioned, and who had been put in prison for murder and fedition ; but Jesus he delivered up to their will. And as they led him along, they laid hold of one Simon a Cyrenean, coming out of the country, and laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women, who lamented and bewailed him. But Jesus turning to them, said : + Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourfelves, and for your children; because, behold the days will come, in which they will say : Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that gave not fuck. Then they shall begin to say to the mountains : Fall upon us : and to the hills : Cover us : For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry? Č. And two other malefactors were led with him to be executed. And when they were come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the thieves, one on the right hand,
and the other on the left. And Jesus said : + Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. C. And they, dividing his garments, cast lots for them. And the people stood gazing on him, and the rulers derided him with them, saying: S. He saved others, let him save himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen one of God. And the soldiers also insulted him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, saying : S. If thou art the King of the Jews, fave thyself. C. And there was also an infcription written over him in Greek and Latin and Hebrew letters: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the thieves that were hanging, blafphemed him, saying: S. If thou art the Christ, fave thyself and us. C. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying : S. Neither doft thou fear God, because thou art the same under condemnation? And we indeed are juftlyso, for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man bath done no harm. C. And he said to Jefus : S. Lord, remember me, when thou shalt come into thy kingdom. C. And Jesus said to him : t Amen, I say to thee : this day shalt thou be with me in paradise. C. And it was now about the fixth hour, and there was darkness upon the whole earth until the ninch hour. And the sun was darkned : and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle. And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said : + Father, into thy, hands I commend my spirit. C. And saying this, he expired. * And the Centurion seeing what had happened, glorified God, saying : S. Indeed this was a righteous man.
C. And the whole multitude of them that were present at that fight, and beheld what had happened, went away Ariking their breasts. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, food afar off beholding these things.
* Here all kneel and pause.
Here is said: Cleanse my heart, as ORDINARY, ND behold there was a man named Joseph,
who was a senator, a good and just man, who had not confented to their council nor their doings ; and he was of Arimathea, a city of Judea, and expected himself the kingdom of God. This mancame to Pilate, and begged the body of Jefus : and taking it down, wrapped it in a winding-fheet, and laid it in a monument hewn out of a rock, in which never any man had been yet laid.
OFFERTORY. Pf. 101. O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to thee: turn not away thy face from me.
ings we have made; and mercifully grant, that we may receive, with pious sentiments, what we celebrate in the mystery of the pasion of
Thro' the fame. COMMUNION. Pf. 101. I mingled my drink with tears, because when thou hadit raised me up, thou didft caft me down, and I withered as grals: but thou, O Lord, continueft for ever: thou wilt arife, and have mercy on Sion, because the time to have mercy on her is come.
lively hope, that thou hast given us eternal life by the temporal death of thy Son, represented in these adorable mysteries. Thro’ the fame. Let us pray. Bown down your heads to God.
this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ scrupled not to be delivered up into the hands of wicked men, and undergo the punishment of the cross. Who liveth.