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heard that saying, he was the more afraid ; were now accomplished, that the Scripture and went again into the judgement-hall, and might be fulfilled, saith, 1 thirst. Now there saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? But Jesus was set a vessel full of vinegar : and they filled gave him no answer. Then saith Pilate unto
à spunge with vinegar, and put
upon hyssop, him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore thou not that I have power to crucify thee, had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and have power to release thee ? Jesus answer- and he bowed bis head, and gave up the ed, Thou couldest have no power at all against ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was me, except it were given thee from above : the preparation, that the bodies should not therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath remain upon the cross on the sabbath-day, the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate (for that sabbath-day was an high day,) besought to release him: but the Jews cried out sought Pilate that their legs might be broken, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not and that they might be taken away. Then Cæsar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a
came the soldiers, and broke the legs of the king speaketh against Cæsar. When Pilate first, and of the other which was crucified with therefore beard that saying, he brought Jesus him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw forth, and sat down in the judgement-seat, in a that he was dead already, they brake not his place that is called The Pavement, but in the legs : but one of the soldiers with a spear Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout of the passover, and about the sixth hour : blood and water. And he that saw it bare and he said unto the Jews, Behold your King! record, and his record is true : and he knoweth But they cried out, Away with him, away with that he saith true, that ye might believe. For him ; crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, these things were done, that the Scripture Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be answered, We have no king but Cæsar. "Then broken. And again, another Scripture saith, delivered he him therefore unto them to be They shall look on him whom they pierced. crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him, away. And he, bearing his cross, went forth
Easter Even. into a place, called the place of a scull, which
The Collect. is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha : where they crucified him, and two others with him, on GRA
RANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And into the death of thy blessed Son our Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross.
Saviour Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifyAnd the writing was, JESUS OF NAZA. ing our corrupt affections we may be buried RETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. with him ; and that through the grave, and gate This title then read many of the Jews : for the
of death, we may pass to our joyful resurrection, place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to
for his merits, who died, and was buried, and the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and
rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests Lord. Amen. of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of
The Epistle. I. Pet. iii. 17. the Jews; but that he said, I am the King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written,
IT is better, if the will of God be so, that ye
suffer for well-doing, than for evil-doing. I have written. Then the soldiers, when they
For Chirst also hath once suffered for sins, the had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and just for the unjust, that he might bring us to made four parts, to every soldier a part;
God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickalso his coat: now the coat was without seam,
ened by the Spirit. By which also he went woven from the top throughout. They said
and preached unto the spirits in prison ; which therefore among themselves, Let us not rend
sometime were disobedient, when once the longit, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be : that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, while the ark was a preparing; wherein few,
suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, They parted my raiment among them, and for
that is, eight souls, were saved by water. The my vesture they did cast lots. These things
like figure whereunto, even baptism, doth also therefore the soldiers did. Now there stood
now save us, (not the putting away the filth of by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas,
the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience
towards God,) by the resurrection of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore
Christ : who is gone into heaven, and is on the saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother,
right hand of God, angels and authorities and
powers being made subject unto him. Woman, behold thy son!. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from
The Gospel. Matt. xxvii. 57. that hour that disciple took her unto his own WHEN the even was come, there came a home. After this, Jesus knowing that'all things rich man of Arimathæa, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple. He went rather, that is risen again, who is at the right to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then band of God, who makes intercession for us.Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. Rom. viii. 13. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrap- Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath ped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his redeemed us to God by his blood, to receive own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door and honour, and glory, and blessing. of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Blessing and honour, glory and power, be Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting unto him that sitteth on ihe throne, and unto over against the sepulchre. Now the next day the Lamb for ever and ever. Amen. that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto
The Collect. Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that that ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After
Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and three days I will rise again. Command there- opened unto us the gate of everlasting life ; We fore that the sepulchre be made sure until the humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special third day, lest his disciples come by night and grace preventing us thou dost put into our steal him
say unto the people, He is minds good desires, so by thy continual help risen from the dead : so the last error shall be we may bring the same to good effect; through worse than the first. Pilate said unto them, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth Ye have a watch ; go your way, make it as with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, sure as you can. So they went and made the world with out end. Amen. sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26.
MEN and brethren, children of the stock of
Abraham, and whosoever among you THE ANTHEM.
feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation
sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and CHRIST our passover was sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast:
their rulers, because they knew him not, nor Not with the leaven of malice and wicked
yet the voices of the prophets which are read ness; but with the unleavened bread of since.
every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in rity and truth.-I. Cor. v. 7.
condemning him. And though they found no Christ being raised from the dead dieth no
cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate more, death hath no more dominion over him.
that he should be slain. And when they had For in that he died, he died unto sin once ;
fulfilled all that was written of him, they took but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
him down from the tree, and laid him in a Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be sepulchre. But God raised him from the dead: dead indeed unto sin; but alive unto God
and he was seen many days of them which through Jesus Christ our Lord.—Rom. vi. 9.
came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where
who are his witnesses unto the people. And is thy victory?
we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the The sting of death is sin, and the strength of promise which was made unto the fathers, God sin is the law.
hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, But thanks be to God, who giveth us the
in that he hath raised up Jesus again ; as it is victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.-I. Cor.
also written in the second psalm, Thou art my xv. 55.
Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as
concerning that he raised him up from the Or this.
dead, now no more to return to corruption, he I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that said on this wise, I will give you the sure
he shall stand at the latter day upon the mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in earth; and though worms destroy this body, yet another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy in my flesh shall I see God.-Job xix. 25. One to see corruption. For David, after he
For now is Christ risen from the dead, the had served his own generation by the will of first fruits of them that slept.-I. Cor. xv. 20. God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers,
Since by man came death ; hy man came and saw corruption : but he, whom God raised also the resurrection of the dead; for as in again, saw no corruption. Be it known unto you Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be therefore, men and brethen, that through this made alive.
man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: If God be for us, who can be against us? and by him all that believe are justified from who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's all things, from which ye could not be justified elect? it is God that justifieth : who is he by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that condemneth? it is Christ that died ; yea, that come upon you, which is spoken of in the
prophets ; behold, ye despisers, and wonder, again for our justification. Grant us so to put and perish : for I work a work in your days, a away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that work which ye shall in no wise believe, though we may alway serve thee in pureness of living a man declare it unto you.
and truth ; through the merits of the same thy
Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. I. Thess. iv. 9.
dawn toward the first day of the week, BUT as touching brotherly love ye need came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to not : see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was selves are taught of God to love one another. a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren descended from heaven, and came and rolled which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. you, brethren, that ye increase more and more: His countenance was like lightning, and his and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your raiment white as snow: and for fear of him the own business, and to work with your own hands, keepers did shake, and became as dead men. as we command you : that ye may walk honestAnd the angel answered and said unto the ly toward them that are without, and that ye women, Fear not ye : for I know that ye seek may have lack of nothing. But I would not Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, as others which have no hope. For if we and tell his disciples that he is risen from the believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring Galilee; there shall ye see him : lo, I have with him. For this we say unto you by the told you. And they departed quickly from the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not to bring his disciples word. And as they went prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, saying, All hail. And they came and held him with the voice of the archangel, and with the by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall Jesus unto them, Be not afraid:
bre- rise first: then we which are alive and remain, thren that they go into Galilee, and there shall shall be caught up together with them in the they see me. Now when they were going, clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : and so behold, some of the watch came into the city, shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore and shewed unto the chief priests all the things comfort one another with these words. that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel,
The Gospel. Luke vii. 11. they gave large money unto the soldiers, say
AND it came to pass the day after, that he ing, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and went into a city called Nain; and many of stole him away while we slept. And if this his disciples went with him, and much people, come to the governor's ears, we will persuade Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, him, and secure you. So they took the money, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the and did as they were taught: and this saying only son of his mother, and she was a widow; is commonly reported among the Jews until and much people of the city was with her. this day. Then the eleven disciples went away And when the Lord saw her, he had cominto Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had passion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. appointed them. And when they saw him, And he came and touched the bier : and they they worshipped him: but some doubted. And that bare him stood still. And he said, Young Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All
I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. dead sat up, and began to speak. And he Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, bap- delivered him to his mother. And there came tizing them in the name of the Father, and of a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them That a great prophet is risen among us; and, to observe all things whatsoever I have com- That God hath visited his people. And this manded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, even unto the end of the world. Amen. and throughout all the region round about.
First Sunday after Easter.
Second Sunday after Easter.
Saint Péter many excellent gifts, and com
Third Sunday after Easter. mandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock; Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pas
The Collect. tors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same ; that ALMIGHTY God, who shewest to them they may receive the crown of everlasting the intent that they may return into the way
that be in error the light of thy truth, to glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
of righteousness; Grant unto all them that are
admitted into the fellowship of Christ's ReliThe Epistle. I. Pet, i. 3.
gion, that they may eschew those things that
are contrary to their profession, and follow all BLE LESSED be the God and Father of our such things as are agreeable to the same;
Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ
The Epistle. I. Pet. ii. 11. from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, re- DE EARLY beloved, I beseech you as stranserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the
gers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly power of God through faith unto salvation lusts, which war against the soul; having your ready to be revealed in the last time. Where
conversation honest among the Gentiles; that, in ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season,
whereas they speak against you as evil doers, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold they may, by your good works which they temptations: that the trial of your faith, being shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitamuch more precious than of gold that perisheth,
tion. Submit yourselves to every ordinance though it be tried with fire, might be found
of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to unto praise and honour and glory at the ap
the king, as supreme; or unto governours, as pearing of Jesus Christ: whom having not
unto them that are sent by him, for the punishseen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see
ment of evil doers, and for the praise of them him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy un
that do well. For so is the will of God, that speakable and full of glory: receiving the end
with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignoof your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
rance of foolish men: as free, and not using Of which salvation the prophets have inquired your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness; but and searched diligently, who prophesied of the
as the servants of God. Honour all men. grace that should come unto you: searching Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ,
The Gospel. Luke vii. 36. and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves but AND one of the Pharisees desired him that
he would eat with him. And he went into unto us they did minister the things, which are the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. now reported unto you by them that have
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a preached the gospel unto you with the Holy sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat Ghost sent down from heaven; which things in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster the angels desire to look into.
box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind
him weeping, and began to wash his feet with The Gospel. John X. 11.
tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her
head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them JE ESUS said, I am the good shepherd: the with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee
good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep which had bidden him saw it, he spake within But he that is an hireling, and not the shep- himself, saying, This man, if he were a proherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the phet, would have known who and what manner wolf coming and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am And he saith, Master, say on. There was a the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and certain creditor which had two debtors: the am known of mine. As the Father knoweth one owed five hundred pence, and the other me, even so know I the Father: and I lay fifty.. And when they had nothing to pay, he down my life for the sheep. And other sheep frankly forgave them both: Tell me, therefore, I have, which are not of this fold; them also which of them will love him most? Simon I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. he forgave the most. And he said unto him,
Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to for whom are all things, and by whom are all the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to this woman? I entered into thine house, thou make the Captain of their salvation perfect gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath through sufferings. washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me
The Gospel. John xvi. 5. no kiss: but this woman, since the time I came JE
ESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go my in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. Mine head way to him that sent me, and none of you with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman asketh
me, Whither goest thou? But, because hath anointed my feet with ointment. Where- I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath fore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the are forgiven; for she loved much: but to truth; it is expedient for you
go away: whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. for if I go not away, the Comforter will not And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. come unto you; but if I depart, I will send And they that sat at meat with him began to him unto you. And when he is come, he will say within themselves, Who is this that for- reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, giveth sins also ? and he said to the woman, and of judgement: of sin, because they believe Thy faith hath saved thee; go in
peace. not on me; of righteousness, because I go to
my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgeFourth Sunday after Easter.
ment, because the prince of this world is judg
ed. I have yet many things to say unto you, The Collect.
but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide
order the unruly wills and affections of you into all truth: for he shall not speak of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that may love the thing which thou commandest, shall he speak: and he will shew you things to and desire that which thou dost promise; that He shall glorify me': for he shall reso, among the sundry and manifold changes of ceive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All the world, our hearts may surely there be things that the Father hath are mine: therefixed, where true joys are to be found; through fore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
shew it unto you.
Fifth Sunday after Easter.
The Collect. earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, that he might destroy the works of the and every transgression and disobedience re- devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs ceived a just recompence of reward; how shall of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; that having this hope, we may purify ourselves, which at the first began to be spoken by the even as he is pure; that when he shall
appear Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that again with power and great glory, we may be heard him; God also bearing them witness, made like unto him in his eternal and glorious both with signs and wonders, and with divers kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, accord- thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ing to his own will? For unto the angels hath ever one God, world without end. Amen. he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place
The Epistle. James i. 17. testified, saying, What is man,
that thou art EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou from above, and cometh down from the visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, than the angels; thou crownedst him with neither shadow of turning. Of his own will glory and honour, and didst set him over the begat he us with the word of truth, that we works of thy hands: thou hast put all things in
should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. subjection under his feet. For in that he put Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every all in subjection under him, he left nothing that man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to is not put under him. But now we see not yet wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all was made a little lower than the angels, for filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and the suffering of death, crowned with glory and receive with meekness the engrafted word, honour; that he by the grace of God should which is able to save your souls. But be ye taste death for every man. For it became him, doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiv