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wards the house of Israel, which ways, and hardened our heart he hath bestowed on them, ac- from thy fear? Return, for thy cording to his mercies, and ac-servant's sake, the tribes of thine cording to the multitude of his inheritance. The people of thy loving-kindnesses. For he said, holiness have possessed it but a Surely they are my people, chil- little while: our adversaries bave dren that will not lie: So be was trodden down thy sanctuary. We their Saviour. In all their aftlic-are thine : thou never barest rule tiou he was afflicted, and the an- over them; they were not called gel of bis presence saved them : by thy name. in his love and in his pity he re- The Gospel. St. Mark, xiv. 1. deemed then, and the bare them. AFTER two days was the feast and carried them all the days of of the Passover, and of unold. But they rebelled, and vexed leavened bread: and the chief liis.Holy Spirit: therefore he was priests and the scribes soughtbow turned to be their enemy, and he they might take him by craft, fought against them. Then he and put him to death.

But they remembered the days of old, Mo- said, Not on the feast day, lest ses and his people, saying, Where there be an uproar of the people. is he that brought them up out And being in Bethany, in the of the sea, with the shepherd of house of Šimon the leper, as he his flock? Where is he that put sat at meat, there caine a woman his Holy Spirit within him ? that having an alabaster box of ointled them by the right band of Mo- ment of spikenard, very precious: ses

, with his glorious arm dividing and she brake the box and poured the water before them, to make it on his head. And there were himself an everlasting name ? some that had indignation within That led them through the deep themselves, and said, 'Why was as an horse in the wilderness, that this waste of the ointment made? they should not stumble ? As a for it might have been sold for. beast goeth down into the valley, more than three hundred pence, the spirit of the Lord caused him and have been given to the poor to rest : so didst thou lead thy And they murmured against her. people, to make thyself a glorious And Jesus said, Let her alone; name. Look down from heaven, why trouble ye her ? she hath and behold from the habitation of wrought a good work on me: For thy boliness, and of thy glory : ye have the poor with you always, Where is thy zeal, and thy and whensoever ye will, ye may strength, the sounding of thy do them good; but me ye have bowels, and of thy mercies to- not always. She hath done what Wards me ? are they restrained ? she could; she is come aforehand Doubtless thou art our Father, to anoint my body to the burying. though Abraham be ignorant of Verily I say unto you, Wberesous, and Israel acknowledge us ever this gospel shall be preached bot: thou, O Lord, art our Fath-throughout the whole world, this cer, our Redeemer; thy name is also that she hath done shall be from everlasting. 'o Lord, why spoken of, for a memorial of her. least thou made us to err from thy|And Judas Iscariot, one of the

twelve, went unto the chief took the cup. and when he had priests, to betray him unto them. given thanks, he gave it to them : And when they heard it, they and they all drank of it. And he were glad, and promised to give said unto them, This is my blood him inoney. And he sought how of the new Testament, which is he might conveniently betray him, shed for many: Verily I say unto And the first day of unleavened you, I will drink no more of the bread, when they killed the pass fruit of the vine until that day that over, his disciples said unto him, I drink it new in the kingdom of Where wilt thou that we go and God. And when they had sung prepare, that thou mayest eat the an hymn, they went out into the passover? And he sendeth forth mount of Olives. And Jusus saith two of his disciples, and saith unto unto them, All ye shall be offendthem, Go ye into the city; and ed because of me this night : for there shall meet you a man bear- it is written, I will smite the sheping a pitcher of water: follow him, herd, and the sheep shall be scatAnd wheresoever he shall go in, tered. But after that I am risen, say ye to the good man of the I will go before you into Galilee. house, The Master saith, Where But Peter said unto him, Although is the guest-chamber, where I all shall be offended, yet will not sball eat the passover with my I. And Jesus saitn unto him, Ve. disciples ? And he will show you rily I say unto thee, that this day, a large upper room furnished and even in this night, before the cock prepared : there make ready for crow twice, thou shalt deny me us. And his disciples went forth, thrice. But he spake the more and came into the city and found vehemently, If I should die with as he had said unto them : and thee, I will not deny thee in any they made ready the passover. wise. Likewise also said they alī. And in the evening, he cometh And they came to a place which with the twelve. And as they sat, was named Gethsemane: and he and did eat, Jesus said. Verily I saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, say unto you, one of you which while I shall pray. And he taketh eateth with me shall betray me. with him Peter, and James. and And they began to be sorrowful. John,and began to be sore amazed, and to say unto him one by one, and to be very heavy; and saith Is it 1 ? And another said, Is it I ? unto them. My soul is exceeding And he answered and said unto sorrowful unto death : tarry ye them, It is one of the twelve that here 'and watch. And he went dippeth with me in the dish. The forward a little, and fell on the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is ground,and prayed, that, if it were written of him: but woe to that possible, the hour might pass froin man by whom the son of man is him. And he said, Abba, Father, betrayed : good were it for that all things are possible unto thee: man if he had never been born. take away this cup froni me : And as they did eat, Jesus took nevertheless, not what I will, but bread, and blessed, and brake it, what thou wilt. And he cometh, and gave to them, and said, Take, and findeth them sleeping and eat: this is my body. And he saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch cloth, and fled from them naked. one hour? Watch ye, and pray, And they led Jesus away to the lest ye enter into temptation ; the bigh priest : and with him were spirit truly is ready, but the flesh assembled all the chief priests, is weak. And again he went away, and the elders, and the scribes. and prayed, and spake the same And Peter followed bim afar off, words. And wben he returned, even into the palace of the high be found them asleep again (for priest : and he sat with the sertheir eyes were heavy); neither vants, and warmed himself at the wist they what to answer him. tire. And the chief priests, and And he cometh the third time, all the council, sought for witness and saith unto them, Sleep on against Jesus to put him to death; now, and take your rest : it is and found none. (For many bare enough, the hour is come; be- false witness against him, but their bald, the Son of man is betrayed witness agreed not together.) into the hands of sinners. Rise And there arose certain, and up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth bare false witness against him, be is at hand. And immediately, saying, We heard him say, I will while he yet spake, cometh Judas, destroy this temple that is made one of the twelve, and with him a with hands, and within three days great multitude, with swords and I will build another made withstaves, from the chief priest, and out hands. But neither so did the scribes, and the elders. And their witness agree together. And he that betrayed him had given the high priest stood up in the them a token, saying, Whomso- midst, and asked Jesus, saying, ever I shall kiss. that same is he; Answerest thou nothing? what is take bim and lead him away safe- it which these witness against ly And as soon as he was come, thee? But he held his peace, and he goeth straightway to him, and answered nothing. Again the saith, Master, Master; and kissed high priest asked him, and said bim. And they laid their bands unto him, Art thou the Christ, the on him, and took him And Son of the Blessed? And Jesus one of them that stood by drew said, I am: and ye shall see the a sword, and smote a servant of Son of man sitting on the right the high priest, and cut off his hand of power, and coming in the tar. And Jesus answered and clouds of heaven. Then the bigh said unto them, Are ye come out priest rent his clothes, and saith, as against a thief, with swords What need we any further witand with staves, to take me? I nesses ? ye have heard the blaswas daily with you in the temple, phemy: what think ye? And they teaching, and ye took me not; all condemned him to be guilty of but the Scripiures must be fulfil- death. And some began to spit on led. And they all forsook him, bim, and to cover his face, and to and fled.

And there followed buffet him, and to say unto him, him a certain young man, having Prophesy. And the servants did e linen cloth cast about his naked strike him with the palms of their body; and the young men

laid hands. And as Peter was beneath kold on him. And he left the linen in the palace, there cometh one.

of the maids of the high priest ; they all sball .wax old as a garand when she saw Peter warm- ment: the moth shall eat them ing himself, she looked upon up. Who is among you that him, and said, And thou also feareth the Lord, that obeyeth wast with Jesus of Nazareth. the voice of his servant, that But he denied, saying, I know walketh in darkness, and bath not, neither understand I what no light? let him trust in the thou sayest. And he went out name of the Lord, and stay upon into the porch; and the cock his God. Behold, all ye that kin. crew. And a maid saw him again, dle a fire, that compass yourselves and began to say to them that about with sparks; walk in the stood by, This is one of them. light of your fire, and in the sparks And he denied it again. And a that ye have kindled. Tbis shall little after, they that stood by ye have of mine hand, ye shall said again to Peter, Surely thou lie down in sorrow. art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech a reeth The Gospel. St. Mark, sv. 1. thereto. But he began to curse AND straightway in the mornand to swear, saying, I know not ing, the chief pries:s held a this man of whom ye speak. And consultation with the elders and the second time the cock crew.scribes, and the whole council, And Peter called to mind the and bound Jesus, and carried him word that Jesus said unto him, away, and delivered him to Pj. Before the cock crow twice, late. And Pilate asked himn, Art thou shalt deny me thrice. And thou the king of the Jews? And when he thought thereon he he, answering, said unto him, Thou wept.

sayest it. And the chief priests

accused him of many things : but Tuesday before Easter. he answered nothing. And Pi. For the Epistle. Isaiah, I. 5. late asked him again, saying, An. Te Lord God hath opened swerest thou nothing ? behold

mine ear, and I was not re- how many things they witness bellious, neither turned away against thee. But Jesus yet anback. I gave my back to the swered nothing: so that Pilate smiters, and my cheeks to them marvelied. Now at that feast he thal plucked off the hair : I hid released unto them one prisoner, not my face from shame and spit- whomsoever they desired.

And ting For the Lord God will belp there was one named Barabbas, me, therefore shall I not be con- which lay bound with them that founded; t'rerefore have I set my had made insurrection with him, face like a flint, and I know that who had committed murder in I shall not be ashamed. He is near the insurrection. And the mul. that justifieth me; who will con- titude, crying aloud, began to tend with me? let us stand toge- desire bim to do as he had ever ther; who is mine adversary ? let done unto them. But Pilate him come near to me. Behold, answered them, saying, Will ye the Lord God will help me ; who that I release unto yon the King is he that shall condemn me? Lo, lof the Jews? (For he knew that

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the chief priests had delivered and they crucified him. And the him for envy.) But the chief superscription of his accusation priests moved the people, that was written over. THE KING he should rather release Barab- OF THE JEWS. And with him bas unto them. And Pilate an- they crucify two thieves; the one swered, and said again unto them, on his right hand, and the other What will ye then that I shall do on his left. And the scripture was unto him whom ye call the King fulfilled, which saith, And he was of the Jews. And they cried out numbered with the transgressors. again, Crucify him. Then Pilate And they that passed by railed said unto them, Why, what evil on him, wagging their heads, and hath be done? And they cried saying, Ab, thou that destroyest out the more exceedingly, Cru- the temple, and buildest it in three cify him And so Pilate, willing days, save thyself, and come down to content the people, released from the cross. Likewise also the Barabbas unto them; and de- chief priests mocking, said among livered Jesus, when he had themselves, with the scribes, He scourged him, to be crucified. saved others, himself he cannot And the soldiers led him away save. Let Christ the King of Isinto the hall, called Pretorium ; rael descend now from the cross, and they called together the that we may see and believe. whole band. And they clothed And they that were crucified with him with purple, and platted a him reviled him. And when the crown of thorns, and put it about sixth hour was come, there was his head, and began to salute darkness over the whole land, unhim, Hail

, King of the Jews. til the ninth hour. And at the And they smote him on the head ninth hour, Jesus cried with a with a roed, and did spit upon loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, labim, and bowing their knees wor- ma sabachthani ? which is, being shipped him. And when they interpreted, My God, my God, bad mocked him they took off why hast thou forsaken me? And the purple from him, and put his some of them that stood hy, when own clothes on him, and led bim they heard it, said, Behold, he out to crucify him. And they calleth Elias. And one ran and compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, filled a spunge full of vinegar, who passed by, coming out of the and put it on a reed, and gave country, the father of Alexander him to drink, saying, Let alone ; and Rufus, to bear his cross. And let us see whether Elias will come they bring him unto the place to take him down. And Jesus Golgotha, which is, being inter- cried with a loud voice, and gave preted, the place of a skuli. And up the ghost. And the vail of the they gave him to drink wine temple was rent in twain, from mingled with myrrh; but he re- the top to the bottom. And when ceived it not. And when they the Centurion, which stood over had crucified him, they parted against him, saw that he so cried

garments, casting lots upon out, and gave up the ghost, he them, what every man should said, Truly this man was the Son lake. And it was the third hour, jof God.

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