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And he said unto him, Thy brother wherewith He was girded. Then is come ; and thy father hath killed cometh He to Simon Peter : and the fatted calf, because he hath re- Peter said unto Him, Lord, dost ceived him safe and sound. And Thou wash my feet? Jesus anhe was angry, and would not go in : swered and said unto him, What I therefore came his father out, and do, thou knowest not now ; but intreated him. And he answering thou shalt know hereafter. Peter said to his father, Lo, these many saith unto Him, Thou shalt never years do I serve thee, neither trans- wash my feet. Jesus answered gressed I at any time thy command- him, If I wash thee not, thou hast ment : and yet thou never gavestno part with Me. Simon Peter me a kid, that I might make merry saith unto Him, Lord, not my feet with my friends : but as soon as only, but also my hands and my this thy son was come, which hath head. Jesus saith to him, He devoured thy living with harlots, that is washed needeth not save to thou hast killed for him the fatted wash his feet, but is clean every calf. And he said unto him, Son, whit: and ye are clean, but not all. thou art ever with me, and all that For He knew who should betray I have is thine. It was meet that Him ; therefore said He, Ye are we should make merry, and be not all clean. So after He had glad : for this thy brother was washed their feet, and had taken dead, and is alive again ; and was His garments, and was set down lost, and is found.
again, He said unto them, Know
ye what I have done to you? Ye SATURDAY.
call Me Master and Lord : and ye Some of our Lord's last divine sa
say well ; for so I am. If I then, sayings and actions before His:
me your Lord and Master, have washed
your feet; ye also ought to wash crucifixion.
one another's feet. For I have From the Holy Gospel according to given you an example, that ye St. John.
should do as I have done to you. INOW before the feast of the Verily, verily, I say unto you, The
I passover, when Jesus knew servant is not greater than his lord; that His hour was come that He neither He that is sent greater than should depart out of this world He that sent Him. If ye know unto the Father, having loved His these things, happy are ye if ye do own which were in the world, He them. loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil hav
Eighth Umeek. ing now put into the heart of Judas
MONDAY. Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray
Same subject continued. Him ; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His
From the Holy Gospel according hands, and that He was come from
to St. John. God, and went to God ; He riseth W HEN Judas was gone out, from supper, and laid aside His VV Jesus said, Now is the Son garments ; and took a towel, and of man glorified, and God is glogirded Himself. After that He rified in Him. If God be glorified poureth water into a bason, and in Him, God shall also glorify Him began to wash the disciples' feet, in Himself, and shall straightway and to wipe them with the towel glorify Him. Little children, yet 1 St. John xiii. 1.
2 St. John xiii. 31.
a little while I am with you. Ye And He said unto them, This is shall seek me: and as I said unto My blood of the new testament, the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot which is shed for many. Verily I come; so now I say to you. A say unto you, I will drink no more new commandment I give unto of the fruit of the vine, until that you, That ye love one another; as day that I drink it new in the kingI have loved you, that ye also love dom of God. And when they had one another. By this shall all men sung an hymn, they went out into know that ye are My disciples, if the mount of Olives. ye have love one to another. Simon Peter said unto Him, Lord, whi
THURSDAY. ther goest Thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not
Same subject continued. follow Me now; but thou shalt
| From the Holy Gospel according follow Me afterwards. Peter said
to St. Matthew. unto Him. Lord. why cannot I fol- THEN cometh Jesus with them low Thee now? I will lay down 1 unto a place called GethMy life for Thy sake. Jesus an- semane, and saith unto the disciswered him. Wilt thou lay down ples, Sit ye here, while I go and thy life for My sake? Verily, ve- pray yonder. And He took with rily, I say unto thee. The cock | Him Peter and the two sons of Zeshall not crow till thou hast denied bedee, and began to be sorrowful Me thrice.
and very heavy. Then saith He
unto them, My soul is exceeding TUESDAY.
sorrowful, even unto death : tarry Same subject continued.
ye here, and watch with Me. And From the Holy Gospel according He went a little farther, and fell on to St. Mark.
His face, and prayed, saying, O TAND in the evening Jesus com- My Father, if it be possible, let
A eth with the twelve. And this cup pass from Me: nevertheas they sat and did eat, Jesus said, less not as I will, but as Thou wilt. Verily I say unto you, One of you And He cometh unto the disciples, which eateth with Me shall betray and findeth them asleep, and saith Me. And they began to be sor- unto Peter, What, could ye not rowful, and to say unto Him one watch with Me one hour ? Watch by one, Is it I ? and another said, and pray, that ye enter not into Is it I ? And He answered and temptation : the spirit indeed is said unto them, It is one of the willing, but the flesh is weak. He twelve, that dippeth with Me in went away again the second time, the dish. The Son of man indeed and prayed, saying, O My Father, goeth, as it is written of Him: but if this cup may not pass away from woe to that man by whom the Son Me, except I drink it, Thy will be of man is betrayed ! good were it done. And He came and found for that man if he had never been them asleep again : for their eyes born. And as they did eat, Jesus were heavy. And He left them, took bread, and blessed, and brake and went away again, and prayed it, and gave to them, and said, the third time, saying the same Take, eat : this is My body. And words. Then cometh He to His He took the cup, and when He disciples, and saith unto them, had given thanks, He gave it to Sleep on now, and take your rest : them : and they all drank of it. I behold, the hour is at hand, and i St. Mark xiv. 17.
* St. Matt. xxvi. 36.
the Son of man is betrayed into the of the angels said He at any time, hands of sinners. Rise, let us be Thou art My Son, this day have I going : behold, he is at hand that begotten Thee? And again, I will doth betray me.
be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son ? And again, when
He bringeth in the firstbegotten SATURDAY.
into the world, He saith, And let The Divinity of Christ. | all the angels of God worship From St. Paul's Epistle to the
Him. And of the angels He saith, who maketh His angels spirits,
and His ministers a flame of fire. MOD, who at sundry times and But unto the son He saith, Thy
U in divers manners spake in throne, o God, is for ever and time past unto the fathers by the ever: a sceptre of righteousness is prophets, hath in these last days the sceptre of Thy kingdom. Thou spoken unto us by His Son, whom hast loved righteousness, and hated He hath appointed heir of all iniquity ; therefore God, even Thy things, by whom also He made the God, hath anointed Thee with the worlds ; who being the brightness oil of gladness above Thy fellows. of His glory, and the express image And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning of His person, and upholding all hast laid the foundation of the things by the word of His power, earth ; and the heavens are the when He had by Himself purged works of Thine hands; they shall our sins, sat down on the right perish; but Thou remainest; and hand of the Majesty on high ; they all shall wax old as doth a being made so much better than garment; and as a vesture shalt the angels, as He hath by inherit- Thou fold them up, and they shall ance obtained a more excellent be changed: but Thou art the same, name than they. For unto which I and Thy years shall not fail.
Then all kneeling say the Confession and Litany following:
we have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through our fault, through our great and grievous fault; and we present ourselves before Thy eyes, humbly beseeching Thee not to consider the multitude of our offences, but to remem
1 Heb. i. 1.
ver Thy infinite mercies. Give us, O Lord, a true contrition for all the sins we have committed against Thee, that being turned from all our evil ways, we may by a sincere repentance obtain Thy peace; for the sake of the merits of Thy blessed Son's most sacred passion, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God the Father of heaven; God the Son Redeemer of the world ; God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
From all irreligion, from the neglect of what we know to be our duty, and carelessness in performing it,
O Lord, deliver us.
From all lying, deceit, and hypocrisy, from a revengeful spirit, from all ill-will, and ingratitude to those who do us good,
O Lord, deliver us.
From wasting our precious time, which once past can never be recalled, from a heedless and unthinking life, and from too great a love of ourselves and our own wills,
O Lord, deliver us.
We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us, and make us to love Thee above all things, and our neighbour as ourselves.
Grant that our love of Thee may shew itself in the obseryance of Thy commandments, and the love of our neighbour in always doing to him as we would he should do unto us;
We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.
That we may live soberly, justly, and godly ; keeping our thoughts free from the defilements of sin ; and directing our thoughts, words, and actions, to Thee, who art the author of life here, and of happiness hereafter;
We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.
That a spirit of mildness and gentleness to others may appear in all our actions; patiently bearing with others' failings as we would wish them to bear with our own;
That we may live together as brothers, children of the same Father, and looking for the blessed hope and coming of Thee, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ;
We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.
Then all say, OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
I Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
If it be the season of Advent, Lent, or Ember-Days, here may
follow the special Prayers which are to be said during those seasons. *
* Collects to be said during the season of Advent.
FIRST WEEK. DOUR forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, I that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SECOND WEEK. W E beseech Thee, O Lord, incline Thy ears to our prayers, and en
W lighten the darkness of our mind by the grace of Thy visitation, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
THIRD WEEK. DAISE up Thy power, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come ; that
N they who confide in Thy mercy may be more speedily freed from all adversity, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
FOURTH WEEK. MIVE joy to us, Thine unworthy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord, U by the coming of Thy only-begotten Son, who are made sorrowful by the guilt of our deeds ; through the same Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Collect to be said during the season of Lent. MRANT, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that as we deny ourselves and U our own wills for Christ's sake, so we may be led more freely to confess and heartily to bewail our innumerable sins before Thee ; and though worthily deserving punishment for our evil deeds, by the comforts of Thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collects to be said on the Ember-Days.
crating to Thee the ensuing season of the year, grant, we beseech Thee, that we Thy humble servants may so consecrate unto Thy Divine