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sought Pilate that their legs might the long-suffering of God waited be broken, and that they might in the days of Noah, while the be taken away. Then came the ark was a preparing; wherein soldiers and brake the legs of the few, that is, eight souls were saved first, and of the other which was by water. The like figure wherecrucified with him. But when unto, even Baptism, doth also they came to Jesus, and saw that now save us (not the putting he was dead already; they brake away the filth of the flesh, but the not his legs. But one of the sol-answer of a good conscience todiers with a spear pierced his wards God) by the resurrection side, and forthwith came thereout of Jesus Christ : Who is gone blood and water. And he that into hea and is on the right saw it bare record, and his record hand of God; angels, and authois true: and he knoweth that he rities, and powers, being made saith true, that ye might believe. subject unto him. For these things were done, that The Gospel St. Matt. xxvii. 57. the Scripture should be fulfilled. WHEN the even was come ken. And again another scrip- Arimatbea, named Joseph, who ture saith, They shall look on him also himself was Jesus' disciple: whom they pierced.

He went to Pilate, and begged

the body of Jesus. Then Pilate Easter-Even.

commanded the body to be de. The Collect.

livered. And when Joseph had GRANT: O Lord, that as we taken the body, he wrapped it in

are baptized into the death a clean linen cloth, and laid it in of thy blessed Son our Saviour his own new tomb, which he had Jesus Christ, so by continual hewn out in the rock; and he mortifying our corrupt affections, rolled a great stone to the door of we may be buried with him; the sepulchre, and departed. And and that through the grave and there was Mary Magdalene, and gate of death we may pass to the other Mary, sitting over aour joyful resurrection, for his gainst the sepalchre. Now the merits, who died, and was bu- next day that followed the day of ried, and rose again for us, thy Son the preparation, the chief priests Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and Pharisees came together unto The Epislle. 1 St. Peter, iii. 17. Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember IT is better, if the will of God that that deceiver said, while he

be so, that ye suffer for well-was yet alive, After three days I doing, than for evil-doing. For will rise again. Command thereChrist also hath once suffered for fore that the sepulchre be made sins, the just for the unjust (that sure until the third day, lest his he might bring us to God) being disciples come by night, and steal put to death in the flesh, but him away, and say unto the peo quickened by the spirit: by which ple, He is risen from the dead; also he went and preached unto so the last error shall be worse the spirits in prison; which somé- than the first. Pilate said unto time were disobedient, wben once them, Ye have a watch ; go your

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wap, make it as sure as you can.we may bring the same to good So they went and made the se- effect, ihrough Jesus Christ our paichre sure, sealing the stone, Lord, who liveth and reigneth and setting a watch.

with thee and the Holy Ghost; to

ever one God, world without end. Easter-Day.

Amen.
1 A Morning Prayer, instead of the

The Epistle. Col. iii. 1.
Puglio o come lei us sing, sc.) these IF ye then be risen with Christ

, anthenus .

seek those things which are CHRIST our passover is sacri- above, where Christ sitteth on

ficed for us ; therefore let us the right hand of God. Set your keep the feast;

affection on things above, not on Not with the old learen, nei- things on the earth : For ye are ther with the leaven of malice dead, and your life is hid with and wickedness; but with the un-Christ in God. When Christ, learened bread of sincerity and who is our life, shall appear, then truth. I Cor. v. 7.

shall ye also appear with him in CHRIST being raised from the lory: Mortify therefore your

dead, dieth no more ; death members which are upon earth; bath no more doininion over

fornication, uncleanness, inorhim.

dinate affection, evil concupis. For in that be died, he died cence, and covetousness, which anto sin once ; but in that he liv- is idolatry: for which things sake eth, he liveth unto God.

the wrath of God cometh on the Likewise reckon ye also your-children of disobedience. In the selves to be dead indeed unto which ye also walked sometime, siu ; but alive unto God through when ye lived in them. Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9. The Gospel. St. John, xx. 1. CHRIST is risen from the dead, THE first day of the week comand become the first fruits when it was yet dark, unto the

eth Mary Magdalene early. For since by man came death, sepulchre, and seeth the stone by man came also the resurrec- then she runneth and cometh to

taken away froin the sepulchre. tion of the dead. For as in Adam all die ; even

Simon Peter, and to the other un in Christ shall all be made saith unto them, They have taken

disciple whom Jesus loved, and alive. I Cor. 11. 20.

away the Lord out of the sepulThe Collect.

chre, and we know not were ALUCHTY God, who through they have laid him. Peter there

thine only begotten Son Je-foré went forth, and that other sus Christ hast overcome death, disciple, and came to the sepuland opened unto us the gate of chre. So they ran both together; everlasting lise; we bumbly be- and the other disciple did outtech thee, that as, by thy spe-run Peter, and came first to the cial grace preventing us, thou sepulchre; and he, stooping down lost put into onr minds good de- and looking in, 'saw the linen lins; so by thy continual help clothes lying, yet went he not in.

of them that slept.

Then cometh Simon Peter fol. about doing good and healing all' lowing bim, and went into the that were oppressed of the devil: sepulchre, and seeth the linen for God was with him. And wo cloths lie ; and the napkin that are witnesses of all things which was about his head out lying with be did, both in the land of the the linen clothes, but wrapped Jews, and in Jerusalem'; whom. together in a place by itself. Then they slew, and hanged on a tree. went in also that other disciple Him God raised up the third day. which came first to the sepulchre, and showed him openly; not to and he saw, and believed. For all the people, but unto witnesses as yet they knew not the Scrip- chosen before of God, even to us, ture, that he must rise again from who did eat and drink with him the dead. Then the disciples after he rose from the dead. And went away again unto their own he commanded us to preach unto bome.

the people, and to testify that it Monday in Easter-Week.

is he who was ordained of God The Collect.

to be the judge of quick and dead. ALMIGHTY God, who through Tohim give all the prophets wit

thine only begotten Son Jeness, that through his name, whosus Christ hast overcome death, soever believeth in him, shall reand opened unto us the gate of ceive remission of sins. everlasting life; we humbly be- The Gospel. St. Luke, xxiv. 13. seech thee, that as, by thy special BEHOLD, two of his disciples grace preventing us, thou dost went that same day to a vilput into our minds good desires ; lage called Emmaus, which was so by thy continual help we may from Jerusalem about threescore bring the same to good effect, furlongs. And they talked togethrough Jesus Christ our Lord, ther of all these things which had who liveth and reigneth with thee happened. And it came to pass, and the Holy Ghost, ever one that wbile they communed togeGod, world without end. Amen. ther, and reasoned. Jesus himself For the Epistle. Acts, X. 34.

drew near, and went with them. PETER opened his mouth, and But their eyes were holden, that

said, Of a truth I perceive that they should not know him. And God is no respecter of persons : he said unto them, What manner but in every nation he that fear- of communications are these that eth him and worketh righteous- ye have one to another, as ye ness, is accepted with him. The walk, and are sad ? And one of word which God sent unto the them, whose name was Cleopas, children of Israel, preaching peace answering, said unto him, Art hy Jesus Christ ; (he is Lord of thou only a stranger in Jerusaall ;) that word, I say, ye know, lem, and hast not known the which was published throughout things which are come to pass all Judea, and began from Galilee, there in these days ? And he said after the baptisin which John unto them, What things ? And preached: How God anointed they said unto him, concerning JA 15. of Nazareth with the 'lols Jesus of Nazareth, who was s Ghost, and with power; who weut prophet mighty in deed and word,

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And how the chief priests and turned to Jerusalem, and found BUMI our rulers delivered him to be the eleven gathered together, and Eddy condemped to death, and have them that were with them, say, o crucified lim. But we trusted ing, The Lord is risen indeed, and Ata that it had been he who should hath appeared outo Simon. And at have redeemed Israel: and be- they told what things were done ER side all this, to-day is the third in the way, and how he was known Ro? day since these things were of them in breaking of bread. i norgen done. Yea, and certain women

also of our company made us Tuesday in Easter-Week. on astonished, who were early at the

The Collect. sépulchre;

and when they found ALMIGHTY God, who through not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision Christ hast overcome death, and of angels, which said that he was opened unto us the gate of everalive. And certain of them who lasting life ; we humbly beseech were with us went to the sepul- thee, that as, by thy special grace cure

, and found it even so as the preventing us, thou dost put into women had said; but him they our minds good desires; so by thy saw not. Then he said unto them, continnal help we may bring the O fools, and slow of heart to be-same to good effect, through Jelieve all that the prophets have sus Christ our Lord, who liveth spoken! ought not Christ to have and reigneth with thee and the suffered these things, and to en-Holy Ghost ever one God, world ter into his glory? And beginning without end. Amen. at Moses and all the prophets, he For the Epistle. Acts, xiii. 26. suppunded unto them in all the MEN and brethren, children

of the stock of Abrahain, bimself

. And they drew nigh and whosoeveramung you feareth unto the village whither they God, to you is the word of this went: and be made as though salvation sent. For they that he would have gone further : But dwell at Jerusalem, and their ruthey constrained him, saying,slers, because they knew him not, Abide with us; for it is towards nor yet the voices of the prophets evening, and the day is far spent. which are read every sabbath-day, And he went in tó tarry with they have fulfilled them in conthem. And it came to pass, as he demning him And though they sat at meat with them, he took found no cause of death in him, bread, and blessed it, and brake it, yet desired they Pilate that he and gave to them. And their should be slain. And when they eyes were opened, and they knew bad fulfilled all that was written him, and be vanished out of their of him, they took him down from sight

. And they said one to an- the tree, and laid him in a sepulOther Did not our heart burn chre

But God raised him from witbin ns, when he talked with us the dead : And he was seen many by the way, and while he opened days of them which came up to us the Scriptures? And they with him from Galilee to Jeruset

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lem, who are his witnesses unto hearts? Bebold my hands and my the people. And we declare un- feet, that it is I myself. handle to you glad tidings, how that the me, and see; for a spirit bath uot promise, which was made unto tiesh and bones, as ye see me the fathers, God hath fulfilled the have. And when he had thus same unto us their children, in spoken, he showed them his hands that he hath raised up Jesus and his feet. And while they yet again; as it is also written in the believed not for joy, and wondersecond Psalm, Thou art my Son, ed, he said unto them, Have ye this day have I begotten thee. here any meat? And they gave And as concerning that he raised him a piece of a broiled fish, and him up from the dead, now no of an honey-comb. And he took more to return to corruption, he it, and did eat before them. And said on this wise, I will give you he said unto them, These are the the sure mercies of David. Where-words which I spake unto you, fore he saith also in another while I was yet with you, that Psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine all things must be fulfilled which Holy One to see 'corruption. were written in the law of Moses, For David, after he had served and in the Prophets, and in the his own generation, by the will Psalms, concerning me. Then of God, fell on sleep, and was opened he their understanding, laid unto his fathers, and saw cor- that they might understand the ruption : But he, whom God rais- scriptures; and said unto them, ed again, saw no corruption. Be Thus it is written, and thus it it known unto you therefore, men behoved Christ to suffer, and to and brethren, that through this rise from the dead the third day; man is preached unto you the for- and that repentance and remisgiveness of sins : And by him sion of sins should be preached all that believe are justified from in his name among all nations, all things, from which ye could beginning at Jerusalem. And ye not be justified by the law of are witnesses of these things. Moses. Beware, therefore, lest that come upon you which is The first Sunday after Easter. spoken of in the prophets, Behold,

The Collect. ye despisers, and wonder, and pe- ALMIGHTY Father. who hast rish: for I work a work in your given thine only Son to die days, a work which you shall in for our sins, and to rise again for no wise believe, though a man our justification; grant us so to declare it unto you.

put away the leaven of malice The Gospel. St. Luke, xxiv. 36. and wickedness, that we may alJESUS himself stood in the ways serve thee in pureness of

midst of them, and saith unto living and truth, through the them, Peace be unto you. But merits of the same thy Son Jesus they were terrified and affright-Christ our Lord. Amen. ed, and supposed that they had The Epistle. 1 John, v. 4. seen a spirit. And he said unto WHATSOEVER is born of them, Why are ye troubled, and God, overcometh the world; why do thoughts arise in your and this is the victory that overa

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