Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Marcum – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark
Mark 8 : 1-9
In illo tempore : Cum turba multa esset cum Jesu, nec haberent, quod manducarent, convocatis discipulis, ait illis : Misereor super turbam : quia ecce jam triduo sustinent Me, nec habent quod manducent : et si dimisero eos jejunos in domum suam, deficient in via : quidam enim ex eis de longe venerunt.
Et responderunt Ei discipuli sui : Unde illos quis poterit hic saturare panibus in solitudine? Et interrogavit eos : Quot panes habetis? Qui dixerunt : Septem.
Et praecepit turbae discumbere super terram. Et accipiens septem panes, gratias agens fregit, et dabat discipulis suis, ut apponerent, et apposuerunt turbae.
Et habebant pisculos paucos : et ipsos benedixit, et jussit apponi. Et manducaverunt, et saturati sunt, et sustulerunt quod superaverat de fragmentis, septem sportas. Erant autem qui manducaverant, quasi quatuor milia : et dimisit eos.
At that time, when there was a great multitude with Jesus, and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples together and said to them, “I have compassion on the multitude, for behold! They have now been with Me for three days, and have nothing to eat, and if I shall send them away fasting to their homes they will faint in the way, for some of them came from afar off.”
And His disciples answered Him, “From where can anyone fill them here with bread in the wilderness?” And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they answered, “Seven.”
And He commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks He broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the people.
And they had a few little fishes, and He blessed them, and commanded them to be set before the people. And they did eat, and were filed, and they took up that which was left of the fragment, seven baskets and those who had eaten were about four thousand, and He sent them away.