This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...sight. And verily the Apostles then carried the body of Mary until they came to the tomb where the Lord had commanded them, and there they buried Mary's body; and then they set themselves at the door of the tomb as the Lord Jesus Christ had bidden them. And suddenly while they were thus sitting our Lord came there with a great company of angels, and said to them, 'Peace be with you, brethren.' And then he commanded the archangel Michael to receive the soul of the blessed Mary in the clouds, and he did so. And then he spake to the Apostles until they all drew near to the Lord Jesus Christ. And then he received the soul into the clouds, and the Lord bade the clouds to go into Paradise and there to deposit the soul of the blessed Mary; and there truly in Paradise it shall be ever in glory with God and all his elect. And then indeed at the third hour of the day the Lord came with a great multitude and greeted the apostles and said 'Peace be with you brethren.' And then the apostles answered him, and said, 'Glory be to thee, 0 God, because thou alone hast done such glorious deeds.' Then said our Lord unto them, 'I was first sent by my Father to the intent that I should undergo my holy passion. And then after my passion I was again restored to my body, as I previously predicted to yon, and was restored to all those that were following me among mankind. And I was just lately sitting above the children of men in my great majesty, and sat above you on my throne; and I judged the twelve nations, among the three peoples of Israel, and those that had sprung from the twelve tribes. And by my Father's command I was again restored to the body. And for the sake of their?her holiness I dedicated myself to that immaculate temple; and she is the purest virgin, and she was a v...
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