as my
Father hath sent me, even

so send I you. . Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

the Holy Ghost. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto S. Luke xxiv. 36, 38 them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they

are retained.

-- 39, 41, 44, 46 - 49. S. Mark xvi. 15-18. S. John xx. 19, 21, 22-23.

His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then came Jesus,

Peace be unto you. •

Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side ; and be not faithless, but believing. .

Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen,


have believed.

S. John XX. 26, 27, 29.

Jesus shewed him. self again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.

Children, have ye any meat ?. Cast the net on the right side of the ship and ye shall find.. Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. . Come and dine. .

Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?. Feed my lambs. . Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me ?. Feed my sheep.. Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?. Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, when thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest : but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall

gird thee and carry thee whither thou wouldest not..

Follow me. . If I will that he tarry till I come, what is and what shall this that to thee? Follow thou me.

Peter seeing the disciple whom Jesus loved, saith, Lord,

man do?

S. John xxi. 1, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.


All power is given unto me in heaven and spake unto the disin earth. Go ye

therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you : and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

S. Matt. xxviii. 16, 18-20.

And being assem

lem, but

Wait for the promise of the Father, which bled together with ye have heard of me. For John truly bap- hobides heen come tized with water, but ye shall be baptized with part from Jerusathe Holy Ghost not many days hence. . It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father hath put in His own power. But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts i. 2, 4, 5,7 – 8.


To the scribe when
he answered dis-
S. Mark xii. 34.

Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.

Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.

They went into a
village, . and they
did not receive
him.. James and
John said, Lord
wilt thou that we
command fire to
consume them ?
S. Luke ix. 52, 53,
54, 55 - 56.
Some told him of
the Galileans, whose
blood Pilate had
mingled with their

Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things ? I tell you, nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, nay ; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. .

A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard ; and he came and sought fruit there

on, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of the vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none : cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground? And he, answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: and if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

S. Luke xiii. 1,25, 69.

cans and sinners,


What man of you, having an hundred sheep, then den pear to if he lose one of them, doth not leave the and the Pharisees ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance.

Either what woman, having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house and seek diligently till she find it ? And when she hath


found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

A certain man had two sons : and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to

And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land ; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country ; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son : make me as one of thy

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