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CHAPTER II. The Evening of our Lord's Life on Earth.
Scene 1. Lazarus sick at Bethany
II. Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus is preach-
III. Bethany, The Stone of Conference
V. The House of Caiphas and the Road to it
VII. Ephrem : A Town sixteen miles north of Jer-
Scene 1. Road from Ephrem to Jericho.
CHAPTER IV. PALM SUNDAY TO HOLY THURSDAY.
Scene 1. From Bethany to Jerusalem. PALM SUN-
II. Jerusalem. The Precincts of the Temple
III. Mount of Olives. The Night after Palm
VIII. TUESDAY MORNING. The Road from
IX. Tuesday morning. The Temple
X. The Council Chamber in the Palace of the
XI. The Portico of the Temple. Tuesday in
XII. Our Lord's last Public Discourse. Tuesday
XIV. The Slope of the Mount of Olives. Tuesday
THE WATCHES OF THE SACRED PASSION.
Chapter VI. THE FIRST NIGHT WATCH, 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Scene I. The Guest Room. The Pasch
II. The usual Family Supper
III. The Washing of the Feet
IV. Preparation for the Blessed Eucharist - 377
Scene V. The Apartment where our Lady and the
Devout Women have eaten the Pasch
VI. From the Guest Room to the Sanctuary
VII. The Sanctuary. The Holy Mass
CHAPTER VII. THE SECOND NIGHT WATCH, 9 P.M. to midnight.
Scene I. The Way to Gethsemani
IV. The Stone by the Grotto. The Three Disciples 603
V. Mount Moriah. The Court of the Temple.
CHAPTER VIII. THE THIRD NIGHT WATCH, midnight to 3 A.M.
Scene I. Gethsemani. The Traitor
IX. The Court below. St. Peter
CHAPTER 1X. THE FOURTH NIGHT WATCH, 3 till 6 A.M.
THE WATCHES OF THE SACRED PASSION,
BEFORE AND AFTER.
PRELIMINARY. Do this, our Blessed Lord said on the last night of His life on earth, Do this for a commemoration of Me (St. Luke xxii.), that is, do this in remembrance of Me. His dying wish, then, is to be remembered by us. His parting request to us is, “ Remember Me”.
The Blessed Eucharist is instituted, and the Holy Mass established, to be the sacrifice to the Lord by ordinance, continual and everlasting (Ezech. xlvi. 14), in order that we may remember our Blessed Lord and not forget Him.
Forget not the kindness of thy Surety, for He hath given His life for thee, is a word addressed to us by the Holy Ghost (Ecclus. xxix. 19).
We are touched by the pathetic appeal of holy Joseph to his fellow-prisoner, the king's chief butler, now set free and about to leave the prison : Only remember me, when it shall be well with thee, and do me this kindness: to put Pharao in mind to take me out of this prison : for I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here without any fault was cast into the dungeon (Genesis xl.). Immeasurably more earnest and more moving is the appeal of our Blessed Lord to us from the tabernacle, Remember Me, only remember Me, for without any fault do I lie here forgotten in this prison. Only remember Me when it shall be well with thee. Yes, and also when things go ill with thee, remember Me. Only remember Me. This is the dying petition of Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. Does He ask too much of us? Is His a request too large, too bold, too hard ?