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up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Sa
viour Jesus Christ. Amen. ,
Merciful God, who hast
made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. Heb. x. 1.
HE law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices, which they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunto perfect: for then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure: Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering, and burntofferings, and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are of. fered by the Law: then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering, and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his foot-stool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified: Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh; and having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that
promised;) and let us consider |g
one another to provoke unto love,
and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. ILATE therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews: and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; and went again into the judgement-hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou
not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgement-seat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified: and they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, bearing his cross, went forth into a place called the place of a scull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha: where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in
the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross; and the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am the King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus there
fore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son. Then
saith he to the disciple, Behold again, another Scripture saith, thy mother. And from that hour | They shall look on him whom that disciple took her unto his | they pierced. own home. After this, Jesus,
Easter Even. knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture |
The Collect. might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
ORANT, O Lord, that as we Now there was set a vessel full
U are baptized into the death of vinegar: and they filled a |
of thy blessed Son our Saviour spunge with vinegar, and put
Jesus Christ, so by continual it upon hyssop, and put it to mortifying our corrupt affections his mouth. When Jesus there- |
we may be buried with him; and fore had received the vinegar,
that through the grave, and gate he said, It is finished : and he
of death, we may pass to our bowed his head, and gave up the
joyful resurrection ; for his meghost. The Jews therefore, be
rits, who died, and was buried, cause it was the preparation, that
ation that and rose again for us, thy Son the bodies should not remain up
d not remain ud- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. on the cross on the sabbath-day, | The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. iii. 17. (for that sabbath-day was an high-1 TT is better, if the will of God day,) besought Pilate that their be so, that ye suffer for welllegs might be broken, and that doing, than for evil-doing. For they might be taken away. Then Christ also hath once suffered for came the soldiers, and brake the sins, the just for the unjust, that legs of the first, and of the other he might bring us to God, being which was crucified with him. put to death in the flesh, but But when they came to Jesus, quickened by the Spirit. By and saw that he was dead alrea- which also he went and preached dy, they brake not his legs. But unto the spirits in prison ; which one of the soldiers with a spear | sometime were disobedient, when pierced his side, and forthwith | once the long-suffering of God came thereout blood and water. waited in the days of Noah, And he that saw it bare record, while the ark was a preparing; and his record is true: and he wherein few, that is, eight souls, knoweth that he saith true, that were saved by water. The like ye might believe. For these figure whereunto, even baptism, things were done that the Scrip- doth also now save us, (not the ture should be fulfilled, A bone putting away the filth of the of him shall not be broken. And Aesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God,) by the have a watch; go your way, resurrection of Jesus Christ: who make it as sure as you can. So is gone into heaven, and is on they went and made the sepulthe right hand of God, angels chre sure, sealing the stone, and and authorities and powers be- | setting a watch. ing made subject unto him. The Gospel. St. Matth. xxvii. 57.
1 At Morning Prayer, instead of the W HEN the even was come,
* Psalm, 0 come, let us sing, &c. these AnW there came a rich man of thems shall be sung or said. Arimathæa, named Joseph, who MHRIST our passover is saalso himself was Jesus' disciple. crificed for us : therefore let He went to Pilate, and begged | us keep the feast; the body of Jesus. Then Pilate Not with the old leaven, nor commanded the body to be de- with the leaven of malice and livered. And when Joseph had wickedness : but with the unleataken the body, he wrapped it in vened bread of sincerity and a clean linen cloth, and laid it in truth. i Cor. v. 7. his own new tomb, which he had
CHRIST being raised from hewn out in the rock; and he
U rolled a great stone to the door
the dead dieth no more : of the sepulchre, and departed.
od death hath no more dominion And there was Mary Magda
For in that he died, he died lene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
unto sin once : but in that he Now the next day that followed
liveth, he liveth unto God. the day of the preparation, the
Likewise reckon ye also yourchief priests and Pharisees came
selves to be dead indeed unto together unto Pilate, saying, Sir,
sin : but alive unto God through we remember that that deceiver
| Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. said, while he was yet alive, Af
vi. 9. ter three days I will rise again. CHRIST is risen from the Command therefore that the se- 1 dead : and become the firstpulchre be made sure until the fruits of them that slept. third day, lest his disciples come | For since by man came death : by night and steal him away, | by man came also the resurrecand say unto the people, He is tion of the dead. risen from the dead: so the last! For as in Adam all die : even error shall be worse than the so in Christ shall all be made first. Pilate said unto them, Ye | alive. i Cor. xv. 20.