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52, 53

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Woes upon Chorazin and Bethsaida, and the great Invitation, “ Come

unto Me"

A woman anoints Jesus' feet, and He heals one possessed with a devil

blind and dumb

The Unpardonable Sin of Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost

Parables of the Sower, the Wheat and Tares, the grain of Mustard Seed,

Leaven, etc.

Conditions of Discipleship laid down to a certain Scribe and another of

Jesus' Disciples

Jesus calms a storm, and cures a Gadarene demoniac

Raising of Jairus' daughter, healing of woman with issue, opening of

two blind men's eyes, and casting out of a devil

Jesus again visits Nazareth, and afterwards sends out twelve Apostles -

King Herod beheads John the Baptist

Miracle of feeding five thousand in the desert

Jesus walking on the sea, and trial of Peter's faith

Jesus proclaims Himself the Bread of Life

Desertion of Jesus by many Disciples

Fourth Period.

Denunciation of the Pharisees, healing of the daughter of a Syrophenician

woman, of one that was deaf, and of many others
Miracle of feeding four thousand
Pharisees and Sadducees ask a sign, and Jesus warns against their leaven
Another blind man's eyes opened
Jesus promotes Peter, and predicts His own death

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The transfiguration of Jesus, and His teaching concerning Elias

A demoniac healed, and paying of Tribute Money

The disciples' disputings, and Humility and Forgiveness enjoined

Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles

The Scribes and Pharisees bring to Jesus a woman taken in adultery

Jesus proclaims Himself the Light of the World

Blind man healed by Jesus and excommunicated by the Jews

Jesus proclaims Himself the Good Shepherd

Jesus at the Feast of Dedication

Sickness, Death, and Resurrection of Lazarus

Samaritans reject Jesus, and the seventy disciples sent forth

Parable of the good Samaritan, and Mary's choice of the good part

The Disciples of Jesus taught the Lord's Prayer

Jesus accused of casting out devils by Beelzebub

Woes pronounced upon the hypocrisy of Scribes, Pharisees, and lawyers

Parable of the rich man and his ground bringing forth plentifully

Exhortations as to trust, watchfulness, and discerning the signs of the

times

Parable of the dresser of the vineyard, and healing of a woman with a

spirit of infirmity

Jesus detects Herod's cunning, and laments over Jerusalem

A man having dropsy healed, and the parable of the Great Supper spoken

Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Piece of Silver, the Prodigal Son, the

Unjust Steward, and Dives and Lazarus

Jesus discourses about offences, heals ten lepers, and answers the

Phariseos' questionings

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CONTENTS.

VII.

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Parables of the Unjust Judge and Importunate Widow, and the Phariseo

and Publican praying in the Temple

104

Jesus on the law of Divorce

105

Parable of the labourers in the vineyard, and the request of the mother

of Zebedee's children

107, 108

Blind Bartimæus and another blind beggur healed, and Zacchæus

brought to Jesus

109

Parable of nobleman delivering Ten Pounds to his servants, and his

reckoning with them

116

Jesus anointed by Mary of Bethany, and His triumphal entry into

Jerusalem

111-114

Certain Greeks desiring to see Jesus, cursing of the Fig Tree, and cast-

ing out of the Money Changers

114-115

The authority of Jesus questioned, and the parables of the Two Sons,

the Vineyard let out to Husbandmen, and the Wedding Garment 116--118

The Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes plot against Jesus, and He
exposes them

118-120
The widow and her two mites, and many of the chief rulers become
secret disciples of Jesus

120, 121
Withering curses upon the Scribes, Pharisees, and Jerusalem

121-123
Predictions relating to the Temple and the Future

123-126

Parables of the Ten Virgins and the Talents

127

A revelation concerning the Judgment at the last day

128

Judas Iscariot covenants to betray Jesus

129

Preparation for eating the Passover, and Jesus washing the Disciples'

feet

129, 1:30

Institution of the Lord's Supper, the departure of Judas Iscariot, and
Peter's warning.

131-133
Jesus addresses His disciples after partaking of Holy Communion, and
offers His High-Priestly prayer

133-139

Jusus' agony and bloody sweat in Gethsemane, and His betrayal by

Judas Iscariot

139, 140

The sword of Peter cuts off the right ear of Malchus

141

The trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrim, the three-fold denial of Peter,
and the Repentance of Judas Iscariot

141--144

• The trial of Jesus before Pontius Pilate and Herod, and His condemna.

tion to be crucified.

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Jesus crowned with thorns and mocked by the soldiers

147

Simon the Cyrenian compelled to bear the cross of Jesus

148

The Crucifixion of Jesus, with two malefactors, at Calvary

148

The Penitent Thief promised an entrance into Paradise

119

The veil of the Temple rent in twain, and the Centurion's Confession

150

Joseph of Arimathæa gives Jesus honourable burial ·

151

Fifth Period.

The Glorious Resurrection of Jesus from the dead

152

Women come to the sepulchre and are received by angels

152, 153

Jesus first appears to Mary Magdalene

154

Jesus joins two disciples on the way to Emmaus

155

The doubt of Thomas dispelled

150

Jesus and His Disciples, with many brethren, meet in Galileo

157

Peter receives his Great Commission to feed the sheep and lambs

155

The Glorious Ascension of Jesus to heaven

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1.-Birth of John the Baptist Foretold.

ST LUKE 1. 1-25.

Jerusalem--Hill-country of Juda a. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most sạrely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word ; it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judæa, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia : and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him,

ANNUNCIATION OF BIRTHS OF FORERUNNER AND SAVIOUR.

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Fear not, Zacharias : for thy prayer is heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink ; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before Him in the Spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just ; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this ? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them : and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple : for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein He looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

2.--Birth of Jesus Foretold.

Sr Matt 1. 18-25 ; ST LUKE 1. 26-56.

Nazareth-Hill Country of Judæa-Nazareth. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David ; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary : for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and

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