Daily Archives: April 2, 2015

The Agony


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32 Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”

33 He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be troubled and distressed.

34 Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch.”

35 He advanced a little and fell to the ground and prayed that if it were possible the hour might pass by him;

36 he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will but what you will.”

37 When he returned he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?

38 Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”

39 Withdrawing again, he prayed, saying the same thing.

40 Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open and did not know what to answer him.

41 He returned a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners.

42 Get up, let us go. See, my betrayer is at hand.”

Mark 14 32:42

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The Lord’s Supper


Pope Francis lifts up the chalice as he leads a vigil mass during Easter celebrations at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican 22 While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” 23 Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. 25 Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” 26 Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mark 14 22:26

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