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Answerest thou nothing ? behold how many was come, there was darkness over the whole things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth answered nothing : so that Pilate marvelled. hour Jesus cried with a loud voice saying, Eloi, Now at that feast he released unto them one Eloi, lama sabacthani ? which is, being interprisoner, whomsoever they desired. And there preted, My God, my God, why hast thou forwas one named Barabbas, which lay bound with saken me? And some of them that stood by, them that had made insurrection with him, who when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth had committed murder in the insurrection. Elias. And one ran and filled a spunge full of And the multitude, crying aloud, began to desire vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to him to do as he had ever done unto them. But drink, saying, Let alone ; let us see whether Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus release unto you the King of the Jews ? for he cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. knew that the chief priests had delivered him And the vail of the temple was rent in twain for envy. But the chief priests moved the from the top to the bottom. And when the people, that he should rather release Barabbas centurion, which stood over against him, saw unto them. And Pilate answered, and said that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he again unto them, What will ye then that I shall said, Truly this man was the Son of God. do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then
Wednesday before Easter. Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly,
The Epistle. Hebrews ix. 16. Crucify him. And so Pilate, willing to content W HERE a testament is, there must also of the people, released Barabbas unto them, and necessity be the death of the testator. For delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to a testament is of force after men are dead; otherbe crucified. And the soldiers led him away wise it is of no strength at all while the testator into the hall, called Prætorium; and they called liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament together the whole band. And they clothed was dedicated without blood. For when Moses him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, had spoken every precept to all the people, acand put it upon his head : and began to salute cording to the law, he took the blood of calves him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all him, and bowing their knees worshipped him the people, saying, This is the blood of the And when they had mocked him they took off testament which God hath enjoined unto you. the purple from him, and put his own clothes on Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with blood him, and led him out to crucify him. And they both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, ministry. And almost all things are by the coming out of the country, the father of Alexan- law purged with blood; and without shedding der and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring of blood is no remission. It was therefore him unto the place Golotha, which is, being necessary that the patterns of things in the interpreted, The place of a scull. And they heavens should be purified with these ; but gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; the heavenly things themselves with better but he received it not. And when they had sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered crucified him they parted his garments, casting into the holy places made with hands, which lots upon them, what' every man should take. are the figures of the true; but into heaven And it was the third hour, and they crucified itself, now to appear in the presence of God him. And the superscription of his accusation for us :. nor yet that he should offer himself was written over, THE KING OF THE often, as the high priest entereth into the holy JEWS. And with him they crucify two place every year with blood of others; for thieves, the one on his right hand, and the then must be often have suffered since the other on his left. And the Scripture was ful- foundation of the world : but now once, in the filled, which saith, And he was numbered with end of the world hath he appeared, to put the transgressors. And they that passed by away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as railed on him, wagging their heads, and say it is appointed unto men once to die, but after ing, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and this the judgement; so Christ was once offered buildest it in three days, save thyself, and come to bear the sins of many; and unto them that down from the cross. Likewise also the chief look for him shall he appear the second time, priests mocking said among themselves, with without sin, unto salvation. the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel des.
The Gospel. Luke xxii. 1. cend now from the cross, that we may see and NOW the feast of unleavened bread drew believe. And they that were crucified with nigh, which is called The Passover. And him reviled him. And when the sixth hour the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Isca judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And the riot, being of the number of the twelve. And Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath he went his way, and communed with the desired to have you, that he may sift you chief priests and captains, how he might betrayas wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy him unto them. And they were glad, and faith fail not: and when thou art converted, covenanted to give him money. And he pro- strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto mised, and sought opportunity to betray him him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both unto them in the absence of the multitude. into prison and to death. And he said, I tell Then came the day of unleavened bread, when thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, the passover must be killed. And he sent before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the kuowest me. And he said unto them, When passover, that we may eat. And they said I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare ? lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath entered into the city, there shall a man meet a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him and he that hath no sword, let him sell his into the house where he entereth in. And ye garment, and buy one. For I say unto you, shall say unto the good man of the house, The That this that is written must yet be accomMaster saith unto thee, Where is the guest- plished in me, And he was reckoned among chamber, where I shall eat the passover with the transgressors : for the things concerning my disciples? And he shall shew you a large me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, upper room furnished : there make ready. here are two-swords. And he said unto them, And they went, and found as he had said unto It is enough. And he came out, and went, as them : and they made ready the passover, he was wont, to the mount of Olives, and his And when the hour was come, he sat down, disciples also followed him. And when he was and the twelve apostles with him. And he at the place, he said unto them, Pray, that ye said unto them, With desire I have desired to enter not into temptation. And he was with eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I drawn from them about a stone's cast, and say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until kneeled down and prayed, saying, Father, if it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he thou be willing, remove this cup from me: took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. this, and divide it among yourselves : for I say And there appeared an angel unto him from unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the heaven, strengthening him. And being in an vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat And he took bread, and gave thanks, and was as it were great drops of blood falling brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is down to the ground. And when he rose up my body which is given for you: this do in from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup found them sleeping for sorrow, and said unto after supper, saying, This cup is the new testa- them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter ment in my blood, which is shed for you. into temptation. And while he yet spake. But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth behold, a multitude, and be that was called me is with me on the table. And truly the Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, Son of man goeth as it was determined : but and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed! Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the And they began to inquire among themselves, Son of man with a kiss ? When they who were which of them it was that should do this thing about him saw what would follow, they said And there was also a strife among them, which unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword ? of them should be accounted the greatest. And one of them smote the servant of the high And he said unto them, The kings of the priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And they that exercise authority upon them are called he touched his ear, and healed him. Then benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains that is greatest among you, let him be as the of the temple, and the elders who were come younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth to him, Be ye come out as against a thief, with serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth swords and staves ? When I was daily with at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands sitteth at meat ? but I am among you as he against me: but this is your hour, and the that serveth. Ye are they which have con power of darkness. Then took they him, and tinued with me in my temptations. And I led him, and brought him into the high priest's appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath house : and Peter followed afar off. And when appointed unto me; that. ye may eat and drink they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,
and were set down together, Peter sat down brance of me. After the same manner also be among them. But a certain maid beheld him, took the cup, when he had supped, saying, as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked This cup is the new testament in my blood : upon him, and said, This man was also with this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in rememhim. And he denied him, saying, Woman, brance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, I know him not. And after a little while an- and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's other saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. death till be come. Wherefore, whosoever shall And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, the space of one hour after, another confident- unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and ly affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also blood of the Lord. But let a man examine was with him ; for he is a Galilean. And himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. drink of that cup. For he that eateth and And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh damcrew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon nation to himself, not discerning the Lord's Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the body. For this cause many are weak and Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. Peter went out, and wept bitterly. And the men But when we are judged, we are chastened that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. of the Lord, that we should not be condemned Ad when they had blindfolded him, they with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? And another. And if any man hunger, let him eat many other things blasphemously spake they at home; that ye come not together unto conagainst him. And as soon as it was day, the demnation. And the rest will I set in order elders of the people, and the chief priests, and when I come. the scribes, came together, and led him into their council, saying, Art thou the Christ ? tell
The Gospel. Luke xxiii. 1. us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye The whole multitude of them arose, and will not believe: and if I also ask you, ye will 1 led him unto Pilate. And they began to not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perthe Son of man sit on the right hand of the verting the nation, and forbidding to give tripower of God. Then said they all, Art thou bute to Cæsar, saying, That he himself is Christ then the Son of God? And he said unto them, a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art Ye say that I am. And they said, What need thou the King of the Jews ? And he answered we any further witness ? for we ourselves have him, and said, Thou sayest it. Then said heard of his own mouth.
Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people,
I find no fault in this man. And they were the Thursday before Easter.
more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people,
teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from The Epislle. I. Cor. xi. 17.
Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of TN this that I declare unto you, I praise you Galilee, be asked whether the man were a I not; that ye come together not for the bet- Galilean. And as soon as he knew that he ter, but for the worse. For first of all, when belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent ye come together in the church, I hear that him to Herod, who himself was also at Jerusathere, be divisions among you, and I partly lem at that time. And when Herod saw Jesus believe it. For there must be also heresies he was exceeding glad ; for he was desirous to among you, that they who are approved may see him of a long season, because he had heard be made manifest among you. When ye come many things of him; and he hoped to have together therefore into one place, this is not to seen some miracle done by him. Then he eat the Lord's supper: for in eating every one questioned with him in many words ; but he taketh before other his own supper; and one answered him nothing. And the chief priests is hungry, and another is drunken. What, and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or And Herod with his men of war set him at despise ye the church of God, and shame them nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a that have not? What shall I say to you? gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made For I have received of the Lord that which friends together; for before they were at enalso I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, mity between themselves. And Pilate, when the same night in which he was betrayed, took he had called together the chief priests, and the bread; and when he had given thanks, he rulers, and the people, said unto them, Ye have brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, brought this man unto me, as one that pervertwhich is broken for you: this do in remem- eth the people: and behold, I, having examined
thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom, And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour; and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the pe that came together to that sight, beholding the things that were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: No, nor yet Herod : for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise him, and release him. For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast. And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: (who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were in stant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified : and the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and la mented him. But Jesus, turning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalern, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him; and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding; and the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, railed on him, saying, If though be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing
THE ANTHEM. REHOLD the Lamb of God, that taketh D away the sins of the world.-- John i. 29.
He gave his back to the smiters, and his cheek to them that plucked off the hair, he hid not his face from shame and spitting.” Isaiah 1. 6.
Many were astonished at him, his visage was so marred more than any man; and his form than the sons of men.—Isaiah lii. 14. .
Reproach hath broken his heart: he is full of heaviness, and he looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but he found none.--Ps. Ixix. 20.
All they that see him, laugh him to scorn: they shoot out the lip, and shake the head, saying ; He trusted in God that he would deliver him, let him deliver him, if he delight in him.-Ps. xxii. 7, 8.
Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow.--Lam. i. 12.
REHOLD the Lamb of God that taketh D away the sins of the world.—John i. 29.
He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
Surely he hath borne pur griefs, and carried our sorrows: he was wounded for our transgressions ; he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes are we healed.
All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way: and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was cut off out of the land of the living,
for the transgression of my people was he stricken.- Isaiah liii. 3.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin ; and the strength of sin is the law,
But thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I. Cor. xv. 55.
The Collects. ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee gra
1 ciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the bands 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. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by n whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified ; receive our sup
of me) to do thy will, O God. Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt-offerings, and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein ; which are offered 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 footstool. 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 [ 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, offering 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 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.
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 Saviour 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 Heretics; and take from them all igno, rance, 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. THE law having a shadow of good things
I 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
The Gospel. John xix. 1. PILATE 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