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paps which never gave suck. Then mend my spirit: and having said shall they begin to say to the moun- thus, he gave up the ghost. Now tains, Fall on us; and to the hills, when the Centurion saw what was Cover us. For if they do these done, he glorified God, saying, Cer things in a green tree, what shall tainly this was a righteous man be done in the dry? And there were And all the people that came toalso two other malefactors,led with gether to that sight, beholding the him to be put to death. And when things that were done, smote their they were come to the place which breasts and returned. And all his is called Calvary, there they cruci-acquaintance, and the women that fied him, and the malefactors; one followed him from Galilee, stood on the right hand, and the other on afar off, beholding these things. the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his
The Collects. LMIGHTY God, we beseech
raiment, and cast lots. And the Athee graciously to behold this
people stood beholding: and the
rulers also with them derided him, thy family, for which our Lord Jesaying, He saved others; let him sus Christ was contented to be be save himself, if he be Christ the trayed, and given up into the hands chosen of God. And the soldiers of wicked men, and to suffer death also mocked him, coming to him, upon the cross, who now liveth and and offering him vinegar, and say-reigneth with thee and the Holy ing, If thou be the king of the Ghost, ever one God, world withJews, save thyself. And a super-out end. Amen.
scription also was written over him ALMIGHTY and everlasting in letters of Greek, and Latin, and God, by whose Spirit the whole Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING body of the Church is governed and OF THE JEWS. And one of the sanctified; receive our supplications malefactors, which were hanged, and prayers, which we offer before railed on him, saying, If thou be thee for all estates of men in thy Christ, save thyself and us. But holy Church, that every member of the other answering, rebuked him, the same, in his vocation and misaying, Dost not thou fear God, see-nistry, may truly and godly serve ing thou art in the same condemna-thee, through our Lord and Saviour tion? And we indeed justly; for Jesus Christ. Amen.
we receive the due reward of our Merciful God, who hast made deeds: but this man hath done no- all men, and hatest nothing thing amiss. And he said unto Je-that thou hast made, nor désirest Bus, Lord, remember me when thou the death of a sinner, but rather comest into thy kingdom. And that he should be converted and Jesus said unto him, Verily I say live; have mercy upon all Jews, unto thee, To-day shalt thou be Turks, Infidels, and Heretics; and with me in Paradise, And it was take from them all ignorance, hardabout the sixth hour, and there was ness of heart, and contempt of thy darkness over all the earth until the word; and so fetch them home, ninth hour. And the sun was dark-blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they ened, and the vail of the temple was may be saved among the remnant rent in the midst. And when Je-of the true Israelites, and be made sus had cried with a loud voice, he one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus said, Father, into thy hands I com-Christ our Lord, who liveth and
The Epistle. Heb. x. 1.
reigneth with thee and the Holy covenant that I will make with them Spirit, one God, world without end. after those days, saith the Lord; I Amen. will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; HE law havinga shadow of good and their sins and iniquities will I things to come, and not the remember no more. Now, where very image of the things, can never, remission of these is, there is no with those sacrifices which they more offering for sin. Having, thereoffered year by year continually, fore, brethren, boldness to enter make the comers thereunto perfect. into the holiest by the blood of Je For then, would they not have sus, by a new and living way, which ceased to be offered? because that he hath consecrated for us through the worshippers, once purged, the vail, that is to say, his flesh; and should have had no more conscience having an high priest over the house of sins. But in those sacrifices there of God; let us draw near with a is a remembrance again made of true heart, in full assurance of faith, sins every year. For it is not pos-having our hearts sprinkled from an sible that the blood of bulls and of evil conscience, and our bodies washgoats should take away sins. Where-led with pure water. Let us hold fore, when he cometh into the world, fast the profession of our faith withhe saith, Sacrifice and offering thou out wavering; (for he is faithful wouldest not, but a body hast thou that promised;) and let us consider prepared me: In burnt-offerings one another to provoke unto love, and sacrifices for sin thou hast had and to good works; not forsaking no pleasure: Then said 1, Lo, the assembling of ourselves together come (in the volume of the book it as the manner of some is; but exis written of me) to do thy will, Ojhorting one another: and so much God. Above, when he said, Sacrifice, the more, as ye see the day ap and offering, and burnt-offerings, proaching. and offering for sin, thou woulddest not, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law; Then and scourged him. And the said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, soldiers platted a crown of thorns, O God. He taketh away the first, and put it on his head, and they put that he may establish the second. on him a purple robe, and said, By the which will we are sanctified, Hail, king of the Jews! and they through the offering of the body of smote him with their hands. Pilate Jesus Christ once for all. And eve-therefore went forth again, and saith ry priest standeth daily ministering unto them, Behold, I bring him forth and offering oftentimes the same to you, that ye may know that I find sacrifices, which can never take away no fault in him. Then came Jesus sins. But this man, after he had forth, wearing the crown of thorns, offered one sacrifice for sins, for and the purple robe. And Pilate ever sat down on the right hand of saith unto them, Behold the man. God; from henceforth expecting When the chief priests therefore till his enemies be made his foot-and officers saw him, they cried out, stool. For by one offering he hath saving, Crucify him, crucify him. perfected for ever them that are Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, sanctified: whereof the Holy Ghost and crucify him; for I find no fault also is a witness to us: for after in him. The Jews answered him, that he had said before, This is the We have a law, and by our law he
The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. DILATE therefore took Jesus,
ought to die, because he made him- city; and it was written in Hebrew, self the Son of God. When Pilate and Greek, and Latin. Then said therefore heard that saying, he was the chief priests of the Jews to Pithe more afraid; and went again late, Write not, The King of the into the judgment-hall, and saith Jews; but that he said, I am King unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But of the Jews. Pilate answered, What Jesus gave him no answer. Then I have written, I have written. saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou Then the soldiers, when they had not unto me? Knowest thou not crucified Jesus, took his garments, that I have power to crucify thee, (and made four parts, to every soland have power to release thee?dier a part) and also his coat: now Jesus answered, Thou couldest have the coat was without seam, woven no power at all against me, except from the top throughout. They it were given thee from above; said therefore among themselves, therefore he that delivered me unto Let us not rend it, but cast lots for thee hath the greater sin. And it, whose it shall be: that the Scripfrom thenceforth Pilate sought to ture might be fulfilled, which saith, release him; but the Jews cried they parted my raiment among out, saying, If thou let this man go, them, and for my vesture they did thou art not Cæsar's friend: Who-cast lots. These things therefore soever maketh himselfa king, speak- the soldiers did. Now there stood eth against Cæsar. When Pilate by the cross of Jesus, his mother, therefore heard that saying, he and his mother's sister, Mary the brought Jesus forth, and sat down wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magin the judgment-seat, in a place that dalene. When Jesus, therefore, is called the Pavement, but in the saw his mother, and the disciple Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the standing by whom he loved, he saith preparation of the passover, and unto his mother, Woman, behold about the sixth hour: and he saith thy son. Then saith he to the disciunto the Jews, Behold your King.ple, Behold thy mother. And from But they cried out, Away with him, that hour that disciple took her unto away with him, crucify him. Pi-his own home. After that, Jesus late saith unto them, Shall I crucify knowing that all things were now your King? The chief priests an-accomplished, that the Scripture swered, We have no king but Cesar. might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst Then delivered he him therefore Now there was set a vessel full of unto them to be crucified: and they vinegar: and they filled a spunge took Jesus, and led him away. And with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, he, bearing his cross, went forth and put it to his mouth. When into a place called the place of a Jesus, therefore, had received the skull, which is called in the Hebrew vinegar, he said, It is finished: and Golgotha; where they crucified he bowed his head, and gave up the him, and two others with him, on ghost. The Jews, therefore, beeither side one, and Jesus in the cause it was the preparation, that midst. And Pilate wrote a title, the bodies should not remain upon and put it on the cross; and the the cross on the sabbath-day, (for writing was, JESUS OF NAZA-that sabbath-day was an high day) RETH, THE KING OF THE besought Pilate that their legs might JEWS. This title then read many be broken, and that they might be of the Jews; for the place where taken away. Then came the sol Jesus was crucified was nigh to the diers and brake the legs of the first,
90 and of the other which was crucifi-Who is gone into heaven, and is on ed with him. But when they came the right hand of God; angels, and to Jesus, and saw that he was dead authorities, and powers, being made already, they brake not his legs. subject unto him.
But one of the soldiers with a spear The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57. pierced his side, and forth with came WHEN the even was come,
thereout blood and water. And he
there came a rich man of Arthat saw it bare record, and his re-imathea, named Joseph, who also cord is true: and he knoweth that himself was Jesus' disciple: He he saith true, that ye might believe. went to Pilate, and begged the body For these things were done, that of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the Scripture should be fulfilled, A the body to be delivered. And bone of him shall not be broken. when Joseph had taken the body, And again another scripture saith, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, They shall look on him whom they and laid it in his own new tomb, pierced.
which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene,
GRANT, O Lord, that as we and the other Mary, sitting over are baptized into the death of against the sepulchre. Now the thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus next day that followed the day of Christ,soby continual mortifying our the preparation, the chief priests corrupt affections, we may be bu- and Pharisees came together unte ried with him; and that through Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember the grave and gate of death we may that that deceiver said, while he pass to our joyful resurrection, for was yet alive, After three days I his merits, who died, and was bu- will rise again. Command there. ried, and rose again for us, thy Son fore that the sepulchre be made Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. sure until the third day, lest his disThe Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 17. ciples come by night, and steal him It is better, if the will of God be away, and say unto the people, Lle
so, that ye suffer for well-doing, is risen from the dead; so the last than for evil-doing. For Christ also error shall be worse than the first. hath once suffered for sins, the just Pilate said unto them, Ye have a for the unjust (that he might bring watch; go your way, make it as us to God) being put to death in the sure as you can. So they went and flesh, but quickened by the spirit: made the sepulchre sure, sealing by which also he went and preach- the stone, and setting a watch. ed unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing; wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved by
water. The like figure whereunto,
At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm (O come let us sing, &c.) these anthems shall be sung or said.
CHRIST our passover is sacrieven Baptism, doth also now save ficed for us; therefore let us us (not the putting away the filth keep the feast;
of the flesh, but the auswer of a Not with the old leaven, neither good conscience towards God) by with the leaven of malice and wickine resurrection of Jesus Christ: edness; but with the unleavened
bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor wrath of God cometh on the chil dren of disobedience. In the which
CHRIST being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death kath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto
sin once; but in that he liveth,
ye also walked sometime, when ye lived in them.
The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, liveth unto God, when it was yet dark, unto the seLikewise reckon ye also your-pulchre, and seeth the stone taken selves to be dead indeed unto sin; away from the sepulchre. Then she but alive unto God through Jesus runneth and cometh to Simon Peter, Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9. and to the other disciple whom Je
CHRIST is risen from the dead, sus loved, and saith unto them, and become the first fruits of They have taken away the Lord them that slept. out of the sepulchre, and we know For since by man came death, by not where they have laid him. Pe. man came also the resurrection of ter therefore went forth, and that the dead. other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together; and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepul chre; and he, stooping down and
For as in Adam all die; even so in ('hrist shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
ALMIGHTY God, who through looking in, saw the linen clothes lythine only begotten Son Jesus ing, yet went he not in. Then coinChrist hast overcome death, and eth Simon Peter following him, opened unto us the gate of everlast-and went into the sepulchre, and ing life; we humbly beseech thee, seeth the linen clothes lie; and the that as, by thy special grace pre-napkin that was about his head not venting us, thou dost put into our lying with the linen clothes, but minds good desires; so by thy con-wrapped together in a place by ittinual help we may bring the same self. Then went in also that other to good effect, through Jesus Christ disciple which came first to the seour Lord, who liveth and reigneth pulchre, and he saw, and believed. with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever For as yet they knew not the Scripone God, world without end. Amen. ture, that he must rise again from The Epistle. Col. iii. 1. the dead. Then the disciples went IF ye then be risen with Christ, away again unto their own home. seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the Monday in Easter-Week. right hand of God. Set your affecThe Collect. tion on things above, not on things A LMIGHTY God, who through on the earth: For ye are dead, and thine only begotten Son Jesus your life is hid with Christ in God. Christ hast overcome death, and When Christ, who is our life, shall opened unto us the gate of everlastappear, then shall ye also appear ing life; we humbly beseech thee, with him in glory. Mortify there- that as, by thy special grace prefore your members which are upon venting us, thou dost put into our the earth; fornication, uncleanness, minds good desires; so by thy coninordinate affection, evil concupis- tinual help we may bring the same cence, and covetousness, which is to good effect, through Jesus Christ lolatry: for which things sake the our Lord; who liveth and reigneth