The fourth part of this Ghospel. The Holy weeke of his Passion in Hierusalem. Being now come to the place of his Passion, he entreth with triumph as their Christ. 12. He curseth that fruitlesse leafie tree. 15. He sheweth his zeale for the house of God: for which the Rulers seeke his destruction. 24. He exhorteth his Disciples to stedfastnes of faith, and to forgiue their enemies. 27. He auoucheth his power by the witnes of Iohn who was a man sent of God. 1. PALME SVNDAY. Mat. 21,1.
Iohn 12,15. AND when they came nigh vnto Hierusalem and Bethania Mount-oliuet, he endeth two of his Disciples,
2. and saith to them: Goe into the towne that is against you, and immediatly entring in thither, you shal find a colt tied, vpon which no man yet hath sitten: loose him, and bring him.
3. And if any man shal say to you, what doe you? say that he is needful for our Lord: and incontinent he wil send him hither.
4. And going their waies, they found the colt tied before the gate without in the meeting of two waies: and they loose him.
5. And certaine of them that stood there, said to them: What doe you loosing the colt?
6. Who said to them as Iesvs had commanded them; and they did let him goe with them.
7. And they brought the colt to Iesvs; and they lay their garments vpon him, and he sate vpon him.
8. And Al these voluntary duties were grateful to our Sauiour: and so be the like done to him in the B. Sacrament. many spred their garments in the way: and others did cut boughes from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9. And they that went before and they they that folowed, cried saying: Psa. 117,26. Hosanna, blessed is he that commeth in the name of our Lord.
10. Blessed is the Kingdom of our father Dauid that commeth, Hosanna in the highest.
11. And he entred Hierusalem into the temple; and hauing vewed al things round about, when now the euening houre was come, he went forth into Bethania with the Twelue.
12. MVNDAY. And the next day when they departed from Bethania, he was an hungred.
13. And Mat. 21,19. when he had seen a farre off a figtree hauing leaues, he came if happily he could find any thing on it. And when he was come to it, he found nothing but leaues. For it was not the time for figges.
14. And answering he said to it: Now no man eate fruit of thee any more for euer. And his Disciples heard it.
15. And they come to Hierusalem. And Mat. 21,12.
Luke 19,45. when he was entred into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and the tables of the bankers, and the chaires of them that sold pigeons he ouerthrew.
16. And he suffred not that any man should carie a Vessel through the temple.
Profaning of Gods Church.
He could not abide to see the Temple of God profaned, no nor suffred those things to be done in it, which otherwise were not vnlawful but honest, if they had been done in due place. How much lesse can he abide the profaning of Churches now with Heretical seruice and preaching of heresie and blasphemie? vessel through the temple;
17. And he taught, saying to them; Is it not written, Isia. 56,7.
Iere. 7,11. That my house shal be called the house of prayer to al Nations? But you haue made it a Denne of theeues.
If the Temple was then a denne of theeues, because of profane & secular marchandise? how much more now, when the house appointed for the Holy Sacrifice & Sacrament of the Bodie of Christ, is made a denne for the Ministers of Caluins bread? denne of theeues.
18. Which when the cheefe Priestes and the Scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they were afraid of him, because the whole multitude was in admiration vpon his doctrine.
19. And when euening was come, he went forth out of the citie.
20. TVESDAY. And Mat. 21,20. when they passed by in the morning, they saw the figtree withered from the rootes.
21. And Peter remembring, said to him: Rabbi, behold the figtree that thou didst curse, is withered.
22. The Ghospel for S. Gregorius Thaumaturgus Nouemb. 17. And in a Votiue Masse for anie necessitie. And Iesvs answering saith to them: Haue Faith of God is to beleeue that he is able, and that he wil doe it, if it be expedient, and no impediment on our part. faith of God.
23. Amen I say to you, that whosoeuer shal say to this mountaine, Be taken vp and be cast into the sea, and shal not stagger in his hart, but beleeue that whatsoeuer he saith shal be done; it shal be done vnto him.
24. Therfore I say to you, al things, whatsoeuer you aske, praying, beleeue that you shal receaue, and they shal come vnto you.
25. And when you shal stand to pray, forgiue if you haue ought against any man; that also your Father which is in Heauen, may forgiue you your sinnes.
26. God neuer forgiueth sinnes to him that pardoneth not his enemies from his hart whereby it is euident that more is required then only faith. If so be that you wil not forgiue, neither wil your Father that is in Heauen, forgiue you your sinnes.
27. And they come againe to Hierusalem. And Mat. 21,23.
Luke 20,2. when he walked in the temple, there come to him the cheefe Priests & the Scribes and the Ancients,
28. and they say to him: In what power doest thou these things? and who hath giuen thee this power, that thou shouldest doe these things?
29. And Iesvs answering said to them: I also wil aske you one word, and answer you me, and I wil tel you in what power I doe these things.
30. The Baptisme of Iohn was it from Heauen, or from men? answer me.
31. But they thought with them selues, saying: If we say, from Heauen; he wil say, why then did you not beleeue him?
32. If we say, from men, we feare the people. For al accounted Iohn that he was indeed a Prophet.
33. And they answering say to Iesvs: We know not. And Iesvs answering saith to them: Neither doe I tel you in what power I doe these things.