28:10. Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee. There they shall see me.
28:11. Who when they were departed, behold, some of the guards came into the city and told the chief priests all things that had been done.
28:12. And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers,
28:13. Saying: Say you, His disciples came by night and stole him away when we were asleep.
28:14. And if the governor shall hear of this, we will persuade him and secure you.
28:15. So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
28:16. And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
28:17. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.
28:18. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
All power, etc... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20.
21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world.
How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14.
28:19. Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
28:20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO ST. MARK
St. Mark, the disciple and interpreter of St. Peter (saith St. Jerome), according to what he heard from Peter himself, wrote at Rome a brief Gospel at the request of the Brethren, about ten years after our lord's Ascension; which when Peter had heard, he approved of it and with his authority published it to the church to be read. Baronius and others say that the original was written in Latin: but the more general opinion is that the Evangelist wrote it in Greek.
Mark Chapter 1
The preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is baptized by him. He calls his disciples and works many miracles.
1:1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
1:2. As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee.
1:3. A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make straight his paths.
1:4. John was in the desert, baptizing and preaching the baptism of penance, unto remission of sins.
1:5. And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of Jerusalem and were baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
1:6. And John was clothed camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and he ate locusts and wild honey.
1:7. And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
1:8. I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
1:9. And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in Jordan.
1:10. And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens open and the Spirit as a dove descending and remaining on him.
1:11. And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
1:12. And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert.
1:13. And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan. And he was with beasts: and the angels ministered to him.
1:14. And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came in Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
1:15. And saying: The time is accomplished and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel:
1:16. And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting nets into the sea for they were fishermen.
1:17. And Jesus said to them: Come after me; and I will make you to become fishers of men.
1:18. And immediately leaving their nets, they followed him.
1:19. And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who also were mending their nets in the ship:
1:20. And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with his hired men, they followed him.
1:21. And they entered into Capharnaum: and forthwith upon the sabbath days going into the synagogue, he taught them.
1:22. And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes.
1:23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
1:24. Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy One of God.
1:25. And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the man.
1:26. And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him.
1:27. And they were all amazed insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? What is this new doctrine? For with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits: and they obey him.
1:28. And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of Galilee.
1:29. And immediately going out of the synagogue they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
1:30. And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith they tell him of her.