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thily deserve to be punished, by the comforts of that they might have my joy fulfilled in themthy grace may mercifully be relieved ; through selves. I have given them thy word ; and the our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. world hath hated them, because they are not The Epistle. James v. 7.
of the world, even as I am not of the world.
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of RE patient therefore, brethren, unto the
the world, but that thou shouldest keep them D coming of the Lord. Behold, the hus
from the evil. They are not of the world, even bandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the
as I am not of the world. Sanctify them earth, and hath long patience for it, until he
through thy truth : thy word is truth. As receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming I also sent them into the world. And for their of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one sakes I sanctify myself. that they also might be against another, brethren, lest ye be condemn
sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for ed: behold, the judge standeth before the these alone, but for them also which shall bedoor. Take, my brethren, the prophets, who lieve on me through their word : that they all bave spoken in the name of the Lord, for an
may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that Behold, we count them happy which endure.
the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and
And the glory which thou gavest me I have have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord
given them; that they may be one, even as we is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. But
are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they above all things, my brethren, swear not,
may be made perfect in one ; and that the neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither
world may know that thou hast sent me, and by any other oath : but let your yea, be yea, and
hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
I will that they also, whom thou hast given The Gospel. John xvii. 1.
me, be with me where I am ; that they may THESE words spake Jesus, and lifted up behold my glory, which thou hast given
1 his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the for thou lovedst me before the foundation of hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
the world. Orighteous Father, the world may glorify thee: 'as thou hast given him hath not known thee : but I have known thee, power over all flesh, that he should give eter and these have known that thou hast sent me. nal life to as many as thou hast given him. And I have declared unto them thy name, and And this is life eternal. that they might know will declare it: that the love wherewith thou thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on earth : I have finished the work which thou gavest me
Fifth Sunday in Lent. to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me
The Collect. with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have mani W E beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully fested thy name unto the men which thou to look upon thy people; that by thy gavest me out of the world : thine they were, great goodness they may be governed and preand thou gavest them me; and they have served evermore, both in body and soul; kept thy word. Now they have known that all through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. things whatsoever thou hast given me are of
The Epistle. Hebrews ix. 11. thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received CHRIST being come an High Priest of good them, and have known surely that I came out u things to come, by a greater and more perfrom thee, and they have believed that thou
fect tabernacle, not made with hands; that is
fect tabernacle: 10. didst send me. I pray for them; I pray not
to say, not of this building; neither by the for the world, but for them which thou hast blood of goats and calves ; but by his own given me; for they are thine. And all mine are blood he entered in once into the holy place, thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified having obtained eternal redemption for us. in them. And now I am no more in the world. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the but these are in the world, and I come to thee. ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sancHoly Father, keep through thine own name tifieth to the purifying of the flesh; how much those whom thou hast given me, that they may more shall the blood of Christ, who, through be one, as we are. While I was with them in the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot the world, I kept them in thy name : those that to God, purge your conscience from dead works thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them to serve the living God? And for this cause is lost, but the son of perdition: that the scrip. he is the Mediator of the new testament, that ture might be fulfilled. And now come I to by means of death, for the redemption of the mee; and these things I spake in the world, transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the above every name; that at the Name of Jesus promise of eternal inheritance.
every knee should bow, of things in heaven, The Gospel. John xviii. 1.
and things in earth, and things under the W HEN Jesus had spoken these words, he
earth; and that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God went forth with his disciples over the
the Father. brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas
The Gospel. Matt. xvii. 1. also, which betrayed him, knew the place : for
W HEN the morning was come, all the chief Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disci
priests and elders of the people took ples. Judas then, having received a band of
and of counsel against Jesus, to put him to death, men and officers from the chief priests and
chier priests and And when they had bound him, they led him Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and
away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, know
governour. Then Judas who had betrayed ing all things that should come upon him, went
him, when he saw that he was condemned, forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
repented himself, and brought again the thirty They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus
pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also,
saying, I have sinned, in that I have betrayed which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon
the innocent blood. And they said, What is then as he had said unto them, I am he, they
that to us? see thou to that. And he cast went backward, and fell to the ground. Then
down the pieces of silver in the temple, and asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And
departed, and went and hanged himself. And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered,
the chief priests took the silver pieces, and I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye said, It is not lawful for to put them into the seek me, let these go their way: that the saying
treasury, because it is the price of blood. might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them
And they took counsel, and bought with which thou gavest me have I lost none. Then
them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote Wherefore that field was called. The field of the high priest's servant, and cut off his right blood, unto this day. (Then was fulfilled that ear. The servant's name was Malchus. Then
which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into
saying, And they took the thirty pieces of the sheath : the cup which my father hath given
silver, the price of him that was valued, whom me, shall I not drink it? Then the band and
they of the children of Israel did value, and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus,
gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord and bound him, and led him away to Annas
appointed me.) And Jesus stood before the first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas,
governour; and the governour asked him, which was high priest that same year.
saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Sunday next before Easter.
Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when
he was accused of the chief priests and elders, The Collect.
he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of him, Hearest thou not how many things they A thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent witness against thee? And he answered him thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take to never a word, insomuch that the governour upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the the cross, that all mankind should follow the governour was wont to release unto the people example of his great humility; Mercifully a prisoner, whom they would. And they had grant, that we may both follow the example of then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. his patience, and also be made partakers of his Therefore when they were gathered together, resurrection ; through the same Jesus Christ Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I our Lord. Amen.
release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which
is called Christ? For he knew that for envy The Epistle. Phil. i. 5.
they had delivered him. When he was set T ET this mind be in you, which was also in down on the judgement-seat, his wife sent U Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do God, thought it not robbery to be equal with with that just man: for I have suffered many God; but made himself of no reputation, and things this day in a dream because of him. took upon him the form of a servant, and was But the chief priests and elders persuaded the made in the likeness of men: and being found multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and destroy Jesus. The governour answered and became obedient unto death, even the death of said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. exalted him, and given him a Name which is Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then
with Jesus, which is called Christ? They all when they heard that, said, This man calleth say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, governour said, Why, what evil hath he done? and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, But they cried out the more, saying, Let him and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was will come to save him. Jesus, when he had made, he took water, and washed his hands cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of ghost. And, behold, the vail of the temple the blood of this just person: see ye to it. was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; Then answered all the people, and said, His and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; blood be on us, and on our children. Then and the graves were opened ; and many bodies released he Barabbas unto them: and when he of the saints which slept, arose, and came out had scourged Jesus he delivered him to be of the graves after his resurrection, and went crucified. Then the soldiers of the governour into the holy city, and appeared unto many, took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered Now when the centurion, and they that were unto him the whole band of soldiers. And with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet and those things that were done, they feared robe. And when they had platted a crown of greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed
Monday before Easter. in his right hand : and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail,
For the Epistle. Isaiah lxiii. 1. King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, W HO is this that cometh from Edom, with and took the reed, and smote him on the head. W dyed garments from Bozrah? this that And after that they had mocked him, they is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the took the robe off from him, and put his own greatness of his strength? I that speak in raiment on him, and led him away to crucify righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art him. And as they came out they found a thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments man of Cyrene, Simon by. name; him they like him that treadeth in the wine-fat? I have compelled to bear his cross. And when they trodden the wine-press alone, and of the people were come unto a place called Golgotha, that there was none with me: for I will tread them is to say, a place of a scull, they gave him in mine anger, and trample them in my fury, vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my he had tasted thereof he would not drink. garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For And they crucified him, and parted his gar- the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the ments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, which was spoken by the prophet, They parted and there was none to help; and I wondered my garments among them, and upon my ves- that there was none to uphold: therefore mine ture did they cast lots. And sitting down, own arm brought salvation unto me, and my they watched him there; and set over his fury it upheld me. And I will tread down the head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS people in mine anger, and make them drunk THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were in my fury, and I will bring down their strength there two thieves crucified with him ; one on to the earth. I will mention the loving-kindthe right hand, and another on the left. And nesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, they that passed by reviled him, wagging their according to all that the Lord hath bestowed heads, saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, on us, and the great goodness towards the and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on thou be the Son of God, come down from the them, according to his mercies, and according cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses. For him, with the scribes and elders, said, He he said, Surely they are my people, children saved others, himself he cannot save. If he that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. In be the King of Israel, let him now come down all their affliction he was afflicted, and the from the cross, and we will believe him. He angel of his presence saved them: in his love, trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he and in his pity, he redeemed them, and he bare will have him: for he said, I am the Son of them, and carried them all the days of old. God. The thieves also, which were crucified But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit ; with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and from the sixth hour there was darkness over he fought against them. Then he remembered all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the days of old, Moses and his people, saying, the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Where is he that brought them up out of the saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani ? that is to sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is say, My God, My God, why hast thou for- he that put his holy Spirit within him ? that saken me? Some of them that stood there, led them by the right hand of Moses, with his
glorious arm, dividing the water before them, unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall to make himself an everlasting Name? that led meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; them through the deep as an horse in the wil. follow him: And wheresoever he shall go in, derness, that they should not stumble? As a say ye to the good-man of the house, The beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of Master saith, Where is the guest-chamber, the Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou where I shall eat the passover with my disci. Jead thy people, to make thyself a glorious ples? And he will shew you a large upperName. Look down from heaven, and behold room furnished, and prepared : there make from the habitation of thy holiness, and of thy ready for us. And his disciples went forth, glory : where is thy zeal, and thy strength, the and came into the city, and found as he had sounding of thy bowels, and of thy mercies said unto them: and they made ready the pastowards me? Are they restrained? Doubtless sover. And in the evening he cometh with the thou art our Father, though Abraham be igno- iwelve. And as they sat, and did eat, Jesus rant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer, eateth with me shall betray me. And they thy Name is from everlasting. O Lord, why began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one hast thou made us to err from thy ways? and by one, Is it I ? and another said, is it I ? And hardened our hearts from thy fear? Return the answered and said unto them, It is one of for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inhe- the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. ritance. The people of thy holiness have pos- The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written sessed it but a little while: our adversaries of him : but woe to that man by whom the Son have trodden down thy sanctuary. We are of man is betrayed: good were it for that man thine : thou never barest rule over them; they if he had never been born. And as they did were not called by thy Name.
eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake
it, and gave it to them and said, Take, eat: The Gospel. Mark xiv. 1.
this is my body. And he took the cup, and AFTER two days was the feast of the Pas- when he had given thanks he gave it to them: n sover, and of the unleavened bread : and and they all drank of it. And he said unto the chief priests and the scribes sought how them, This is my blood of the new testament, they might take him by craft, and put him to which is shed for many. Verily I say unto death. But they said, Not on the feast-day, you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the lest there be an uproar of the people. And vine, until that day that I drink it new in the being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the kingdom of God. And when they had sung leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman an hymn they went out into the mount of Olives. having an alabaster box of ointment of spike. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be nard, very precious; and she brake the box, offended because of me this night: for it is and poured it on his head. And there were written, I will smite the shepherd, and the some that had indignation within themselves, sheep shall be scattered. But, after that I am and said, Why was this waste of the ointment risen, I will go before you into Galilee. But made? for it might have been sold for more Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offend. than three hundred pence, and have been given ed, yet will not I. And Jesus saith unto him, to the poor: and they murmured against her. Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye this night, before the cock crow twice, thou her ? she hath wrought a good work on me: shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more for ye have the poor with you always, and vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will whensoever ye will ye may do them good; but not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said me ye have not always. She hath done what they all. And they came to a place which was she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my named Gethsemane : and he saith to his discibody to the burying. Verily I say unto you, ples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And be Wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached taketh with him Peter, and James and John, throughout the whole world, this also that she and began to be sore amazed, and to be very hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of heavy, and saith unto them, My soul is exceed. her. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, ing sorrowful unto death; tarry ye here, and went unto the chief priests to betray him unto watch. And he went forward a little, and fell them. And when they heard it they were glad, on the ground, and prayed, that, if it were posand promised to give him money. And he sible, the hour might pass from him. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto And the first day of unleavened bread, when thee; take away this cup from me; neverthethey killed the passover, his disciples said unto less, not what I will, but what thou wilt. And him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, he cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith that thou mayest eat the passover? And he unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou ? couldest not sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray,
some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. And as Peter was beneath in the palace there cometh one of the maids of the high priest; and when she saw Peter warming himself she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again, and began to say unto them that stood by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
lest ye enter into temptation: the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. And when he returned he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders. And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him. And they laid their hands on him, and took him. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answer ed, and said unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords and with staves, to take me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not : but the ScripLures must be fulfilled. And they all forsook him, and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: and he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest; and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus said, I am; and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witness ? ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And
Tuesday before Easter.
For the Epistle. Isaiah'l. 5. THE Lord God hath opened mine ear, and
1 I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair : I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord God will help me, therefore shall I not be confounded : therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? Let us stand together; who is mine adversary ? let him come near to me. Behold, the Lord God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? Lo, they all shall wax old as a garment: the moth shall eat them up. Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light ? let him trust in the Name of the Lord, and stay upon his God. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow,
The Gospel. St. Mark xv. I. AND straightway in the morning the chief n priests held a consultation with the elders, and scribes, and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. And the chief priests accused him of many things : but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying,