Friday, March 25
Gospel of the day (Jn 18, 1 to 19.42): At that time Jesus spent with his disciples across the Kidron valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. But Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had met there many times with his disciples. Judas then, comes there with the cohort and the guards sent by the chief priests and Pharisees, with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus knew everything that was going to happen, he comes forward and asks: "Who are you looking for?". They answered, "Jesus of Nazareth". Said to them: 'I am'. Judas, who betrayed him, stood with them. When I said, "I am ', they drew back and fell to the ground. He asked them again, "Whom do you seek?". They answered, "Jesus of Nazareth". Jesus replied, "I have told you that I am; so if you seek me, let these others go. " This was to fulfill what he had said: "Of those who have given me, I have not lost any." Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. The servant was Malchus. Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, I will not drink? ".
Then the cohort, the tribune and the Jewish guards seized Jesus, bound him and brought him first to Annas, for he was father in law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. It was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man died for the people. They followed Jesus Simon Peter and another disciple. This disciple was known to the high priest and went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest, while Peter stayed outside by the door. So the other disciple, the one known to the high priest, spoke to the doorkeeper and ushered Pedro. The doorkeeper girl says to Peter, "Are not you another of the disciples of that man?". He says: "I am not." The servants and the guards had a burning coals because it was cold, and warmed. Peter was also with them warming. The High Priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. Jesus replied, "I have spoken openly to the world; I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where all Jews come together, and I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask? Ask those who have heard me what I have spoken to them; they know what I said. " Just said this, one of the officers standing there slapped Jesus, saying, "Is that how you answer the high priest?". Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, declares what is wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me? ". Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the High Priest. Simon Peter warming himself was there and said, 'Are not you another of his disciples? ". He denied it saying, "I am not." One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the one whom Peter cut off the ear, says, "Did not I see you in the garden with Him?". Peter again denied, and immediately a rooster crowed.
The house of Caiaphas take Jesus to the Praetorium. It was early morning. They did not enter the praetorium not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. He went Pilate out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?". They replied, "If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered." Pilate replied, "Take him yourselves and judge him according to your law." The Jews replied: "We can not put anyone to death." This was to fulfill what Jesus had said when he indicated what death he should die. Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus and said, "Are you the King of the Jews?". Jesus replied, "Do you say this on your own, or did others say it to you about me?". Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. You've done?". Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight that was not delivered to the Jews: but my kingdom is not from here. " Pilate said, "So you are a king?". Jesus answered, "Yes, as you say, I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice. " He tells Pilate: "What is truth?". And with that, he went out again to the Jews and told them, "I find no fault in Him But is customary among you who to release one for Easter.. Will you, then, that release for you the King of the Jews? ". They cried out again, saying, "To that, no; Barabbas. ' Barabbas was a robber.
Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and dressed him in a purple robe; and, they are approaching him and saying, 'Hail, King of the Jews. " And they gave slaps. Pilate came out again and said, "Behold, I bring him out so that you may know that I find no crime in him." He left then Jesus was wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said "Behold the man." When they saw the chief priests and the guards shouted, "Crucify him, crucify him!". Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no crime in him." The Jews answered him: "We have a law and by that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God." When Pilate heard these words, he was even more afraid. He reentered the palace and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?". But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate said, "What thou not unto me? Do not you know I have power to release you, and power to crucify you? ". Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me if you had not given up; therefore, he who delivered me to you has the greater sin. " Since then Pilate tried to free him. But the Jews shouted: "If you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who becomes king is against Caesar. " When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat on the court in the place called Stone Pavement, in Hebrew Gabbatha. It was the day of Preparation of Passover, at the sixth hour. Pilate said to the Jews: "Here is your king." They shouted: "Out, out! Crucify him. " Pilate said, "What Shall I crucify your King?". They replied the chief priests: "We have no king but Caesar." Then he handed him over to be crucified.
They took therefore Jesus, and he bearing his cross went forth into a place called Calvary, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha, where they crucified and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. The writing was, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." This inscription read many Jews, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. The chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said,' I am King of the Jews. '" Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written." The soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments, with those who made four parts, to every soldier, and the tunic. The coat was without seam, woven from top to bottom. So they said, "Let us not tear; but cast lots to see who gets. " That the scripture might be fulfilled: "They divide my garments have cast lots for my clothes." And this is what the soldiers did. Near the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved, says to his mother: "Woman, behold your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
After this, Jesus that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, says knowing: "I thirst." There was a vessel full of vinegar. They fastened to a hyssop branch a sponge soaked in vinegar and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said: "It is finished." And bowing his head he gave up his spirit.
The Jews, as was the day of Preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on Saturday since that Sabbath was very solemnly besought Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away. They were therefore the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and the other crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus, they saw dead already, they brake not his legs, but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear and immediately there came out blood and water. He who saw it bears witness and his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth, that you also may believe. And all this happened so that the scripture might be fulfilled: "You will not break a bone." And again another scripture says, "They shall look on him whom they pierced."
After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate's permission to remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him leave. They came and took away his body. -that Nicodemus he was also previously had gone to see him night- with a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped in bandages with the spices, following the Jewish burial custom. In the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been buried. There, therefore, because it was the day of Preparation of the Jews and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus.
We share his brother in Christ, Father Santiago Zamora
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