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Christ's death and burial. thani? that is to say, My God, the mother of Zebedee's chilmy God, why hast thou forsaken dren. me?

57 ¶ When the even was 47 Some of them that stood come, there came a rich man of there, when they heard that, Arimathea, named Joseph, who said, This man calleth for Elias. also himself was Jesus' disciple:

48 And straightway one of 58 He went to Pilate, and them ran, and took a sponge, begged the body of Jesus. Then and filled it with vinegar, and Pilate commanded the body to put it on a reed, and gave him to be delivered.


59 And when Joseph had 49 The rest said, Let be, let taken the body, he wrapped it us see whether Elias will come in a clean linen cloth,

to save him.

60 And laid it in his own new 50 ¶ Jesus, when he had cried tomb, which he had hewn out again with a loud voice, yielded in the rock; and he rolled a up the ghost. great stone to the door of the 51 And behold, the vail of sepulchre, and departed. the temple was rent in twain 61 And there was Mary Magfrom the top to the bottom and dalene, and the other Mary, sitthe earth did quake, and the ting over against the sepulchre. rocks rent; 62 Now, the next day that 52 And the graves were open- followed the day of the preparaed, and many bodies of saints tion, the chief priests and Phawhich slept, arose, risees came together unto Pilate, 53 And came out of the graves 63 Saying, Sir, we remember after his resurrection, and went that that deceiver said, while he into the holy city, and appeared was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

unto many.

54 Now, when the centurion, 64 Command therefore that and they that were with him, the sepulchre be made sure watching Jesus, saw the earth- until the third day, lest his disquake, and those things that ciples come by night, and steal were done, they feared greatly, him away, and say unto the peosaying, Truly this was the Son ple, He is risen from the dead: of God. so the last error shall be worse

55 And many women were than the first. there (beholding afar off) which 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye followed Jesus from Galilee, have a watch: go your way, ministering unto him: make it as sure as ye can.

56 Among which was Mary 66 So they went and made Magdalene, and Mary the mo- the sepulchre sure, sealing the ther of James and Joses, and stone, and setting a watch.

His resurrection,

Christ's resurrection.


and appearance.

ren, that they go into Galilee,
and there shall they see me.
11 ¶ Now, when they were

N the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the going, behold, some of the watch first day of the week, came Mary came into the city, and shewed Magdalene, and the other Mary unto the chief priests all the to see the sepulchre. things that were done.

2 And behold, there was a 12 And when they were asgreat earthquake: for the angel sembled with the elders, and of the Lord descended from had taken counsel, they gave heaven, and came and rolled large money unto the soldiers, back the stone from the door, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciand sat upon it. ples came by night, and stole 3 His countenance was like him while we slept. lightning, and his raiment white 14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

as snow.

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.


15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: 5 And the angel answered and this saying is commonly and said unto the women, Fear reported among the Jews until not ye: for I know that ye seek this day.

Jesus, which was crucified.

16 Then the eleven disci

6 He is not here: for he is ples went away into Galilee, into risen, as he said. Come, see a mountain where Jesus had the place where the Lord lay. appointed them.

7 And go quickly, and tell

17 And when they saw him, his disciples, that he is risen they worshipped him : but some from the dead, and behold, he doubted.

goeth before you into Galilee ; 18 And Jesus came, and spake there shall ye see him: lo, I unto them, saying, All power is have told you. given unto me in heaven and in

8 And they departed quickly earth. from the sepulchre, with fear 19 Go ye therefore and and great joy; and did run to teach all nations, baptizing them bring his disciples word. in the name of the Father, and 9 And as they went to tell of the Son, and of the Holy his disciples, behold, Jesus met Ghost; them, saying, All hail. And 20 Teaching them to observe they came, and held him by the all things whatsoever I have feet, and worshipped him. commanded you and lo, I am

10 Then said Jesus unto them, with you always, even unto the Be not afraid go tell my breth-lend of the world. Amen.



¶ The GOSPEL according to ST. MARK.


John Baptist's office.

up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit

HE beginning of the gospel like a dove descending upon of Jesus Christ the Son of him.

11 And there came a voice

2 As it is written in the pro- from heaven, saying, Thou art phets, Behold, I send my mes- my beloved Son, in whom I am senger before thy face, which well pleased. shall prepare thy way before


12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. 3 The voice of one crying in 13 And he was there in the the wilderness, Prepare ye the wilderness forty days tempted way of the Lord, make his paths of Satan; and was with the wild straight. beasts; and the angels minis

of sins.

4 John did baptize in the wil-tered unto him. derness, and preach the baptism 14 Now, after that John was of repentance, for the remission put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel 5 And there went out unto of the kingdom of God, him all the land of Judea, and 15 And saying, The time is they of Jerusalem, and were all fulfilled, and the kingdom of baptized of him in the river of God is at hand: repent ye, and Jordan, confessing their sins. believe the gospel.

6 And John was clothed with 16 Now as he walked by the camel's hair, and with a girdle sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, of a skin about his loins; and he and Andrew his brother, casting did eat locusts and wild honey; a net into the sea: for they were 7 And preached, saying, There fishers.

cometh one mightier than I after 17 And Jesus said unto them, me, the latchet of whose shoes Come ye after me, and I will I am not worthy to stoop down make you to become fishers of

and unloose.


8 I indeed have baptized you 18 And straightway they forwith water: but he shall baptize sook their nets, and followed you with the Holy Ghost.


9 And it came to pass in 19 And when he had gone a those days, that Jesus came from little further thence, he saw Nazareth of Galilee, and was James the son of Zebedee, and baptized of John in Jordan. John his brother, who also were

10 And straightway coming in the ship mending their nets.


An unclean spirit cast out. Christ healeth many. 20 And straightway he called 30 But Simon's wife's mother them: and they left their father lay sick of a fever; and anon Zebedee in the ship with the they tell him of her. hired servants, and went after 31 And he came and took her him. by the hand, and lifted her up; 21 And they went into Ca- and immediately the fever left pernaum; and straightway on her, and she ministered unto the sabbath-day he entered into them.

the synagogue and taught.

32 And at even when the sun

22 And they were astonished did set, they brought unto him at his doctrine: for he taught all that were diseased, and them them as one that had authority, that were possessed with devils. and not as the scribes. 33 And all the city was ga

23 And there was in their sy-thered together at the door. nagogue a man with an unclean 34 And he healed many that spirit; and he cried out, were sick of divers diseases, 24 Saying, Let us alone; what and cast out many devils; and have we to do with thee, thou suffered not the devils to speak, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou because they knew him. come to destroy us? I know 35 And in the morning, rising thee who thou art, the Holy up a great while before day, he One of God. went out and departed into a 25 And Jesus rebuked him, solitary place, and there prayed. saying, Hold thy peace, and 36 And Simon, and they that come out of him. were with him, followed after

26 And when the unclean spi- him. rit had torn him, and cried with

37 And when they had found

a loud voice, he came out of him. him, they said unto him, All 27 And they were all amazed, men seek for thee.

insomuch that they questioned 38 And he said unto them, among themselves, saying, What Let us go into the next towns, thing is this? what new doctrine that I may preach there also: is this? for with authority com- for therefore came I forth. mandeth he even the unclean 39 And he preached in their spirits, and they do obey him. synagogues throughout all Gali28 And immediately his fame lee, and cast out devils. spread abroad throughout all 40 And there came a leper to the region round about Galilee. him, beseeching him, and kneel

29 And forthwith, when they ing down to him, and saying were come out of the synagogue, unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst they entered into the house of make me clean. Simon and Andrew, with James 41 And Jesus, moved with and John. compassion, put forth his hand,


The leper cleansed. The palsy healed. and touched him, and saith unto broken it up, they let down the him, I will; be thou clean. bed wherein the sick of the

42 And as soon as he had palsy lay. spoken, immediately the leprosy 5 When Jesus saw their faith, departed from him, and he was he said unto the sick of the cleansed. palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven


43 And he straitly charged thee. him, and forthwith sent him 6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and 44 And saith unto him, See reasoning in their hearts, thou say nothing to any man; 7 Why doth this man thus but go thy way, shew thyself to speak blasphemies? who can the priest, and offer for thy forgive sins but God only? cleansing those things which 8 And immediately, when JeMoses commanded, for a testi- sus perceived in his spirit that mony unto them. they so reasoned within them

45 But he went out, and be-selves, he said unto them, Why gan to publish it much, and to reason ye these things in your blaze abroad the matter, inso-hearts?

much that Jesus could no more 9 Whether is it easier to say openly enter into the city, but to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins was without in desert places: be forgiven thee; or to say, and they came to him from every Arise, and take up thy bed, and quarter. walk?


Christ healeth the palsy.

10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power

AND again he entered into on earth to forgive sins, he

Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

saith to the sick of the palsy,)

11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way

2 And straightway many were into thy house.

gathered together, insomuch 12 And immediately he arose, that there was no room to re-took up the bed, and went forth ceive them, no, not so much as before them all; insomuch that about the door: and he preach- they were all amazed, and gloed the word unto them. rified God, saying, We never saw

3 And they come unto him, it on this fashion. bringing one sick of the palsy, 13 And he went forth again which was borne of four. by the sea-side; and all the

4 And when they could not multitude resorted unto him, come nigh unto him for the press, and he taught them. they uncovered the roof where 14 And as he passed by, he he was and when they had saw Levi the son of Alpheus,

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