Liturgical Colour : Red
Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. John
John 19 : 30-35
In illo tempore : Cum accepisset Jesus acetum, dixit : Consummatum est. Et inclinato capite tradidit spiritum. Judaei ergo (quoniam Parasceve erat), ut non remanerent in cruce corpora sabbato (erat enim magnus dies ille sabbati), rogaverunt Pilatum, ut frangerentur eorum crura et tollerentur.
Venerunt ergo milites : et primi quidem fregerunt crura et alterius, qui crucifixus et cum eo. Ad Jesum autem cum venissent, ut viderunt eum jam mortuum, non fregerunt ejus crura, sed unus militum lancea latus ejus aperuit, et continuo exivit sanguis et aqua. Et qui vidit, testimonium perhibuit; et verum est testimonium ejus.
At that time, Jesus, when He had taken the vinegar, said, “It is consummated.” And bowing His head, He gave up the Spirit. Then the Jews, because it was the eve of the Passover, asked that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath day, for that was a great sabbath day, and besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
The soldiers therefore came, and they broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. But after they came to Jesus, they saw that He was already dead, and they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear opened His side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he who saw it had given testimony, and his testimony is true.