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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 Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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thing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a finner, 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, blefred Lord, to thy Aock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one

PARAPHRASE. was contented to be betrayed in the most perfidious manner, (Luke xxii. 1.) and to be delivered into the hands of the wicked who crucified and New him; but who now enjoys renewed life, and reigns in concert with the Father and the Holy Ghost triumphantly for ever in heaven. Amen.

Paraphrase on the second EOLLECT for Good Friday. O omnipotent Being, by whose Spirit the unity of the church is preserved, (Eph. iv. 3.) and every individual member of it is sanctified, (Rom. xiii. 16.) we beseech thee to hear favourably the prayers which we offer up to thy divine Majesty, for all the members of thy church of what condition soever, for princes, subjects, clergy, laity, rich and poor, &c. that they may all serve thee in their various callings and stations, and do good in their respective ways in their generations, by leading sober and virtuous lives, and deroutly worshipping thee ; and this we beg for the fake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Paraphrase on the third COLLECT

for Good Friday, O molt gracious and merciful God, who haft created all men, and art. so far from hating those whom thou hast called into existence, that thou so lovedft the world, as to give thy only begotten Son, that they might have eternal life, (John iii. 16.) who haft no pleafure that the wicked Mould dies

, but that he should turn from his ways and live ; (Ezek. xviii. 23.) Display thy mercy by converting all Jews, Turks, and Infidels ; rescue them from that ignorance which arises from their not having heard or not understood thy word ; all hardness of heart or contempt of thy word, in not attending to, or defpifing thy revelations; and fo bring



Shepherd, Jesus Chrift-our Lord, who liveth and reigneth wich thee and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen.


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The Epiftle. Heb. x. i.
THE law having a shadow of good things to come, and

not the very image of the things, can never with those facrifices, 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 chofe sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible chat the blood of bulls and of goats should take away lins : Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldft not, but a body haft thou prepared me : In burnt offerings and facrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure : Then said 1, 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 burnt offerings, and offering for sin thou wouldst not, neither hadît 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 often-times the same sacrifices which can never take away fins. But this man, after he had offered one facrifice for fins

, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghoft also is a witness to us : For after that he had said before, This is the covenant that

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PARAPHRASE home thy ftray theep, (Luke xv. 4.) that they may be saved among the Femnant of Israelites, which are according to the election of grace; (Rom. xi. 5.) and that they may make one fold under one shepherd (Joha 17.) Jelas Chrif our Lord. Amen. W

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I will make with them after those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them: and their fins 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 felh : and having an high Prieit over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full afsurance 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 affembling 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.


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 faith unto them, Bes hold, 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 faith unto them, Behold the man. When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate faith 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 judgment hall, and faith unto Jesus, "Whence art thou? But Jefus gave him no answer. Then faith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knoweft thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have ne


power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater fin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to releale him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go,

thou art not Cæsar's friend : Whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cæsar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and fat down in the judgment-feat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the pafsover, and about the sixth hour : and he faith unto the Jews, Behold your king. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saich unto them, Shall I crucify your king ? The chief priests answer ed, We have no king but Cæfar. 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 fkull, 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 faid 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 lors for it whose it fhall be : that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which faith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the foldiers 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 therefore saw his mother, and the dilciple standing by whom he loved, he faith unto his mother,


Woman, behold thy fon. Then faith he to the disciple, Behold chy mother. And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, faith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar : and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put

it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus thereè fore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished : and

he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the fabbath-day (for that fabbath-day was an high day) befought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereoue blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he faith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him Thall not be broken. And again another Scripture faith, They shall look on him whom they pierced,



Tbe Colle El.
RANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the

, death of thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus Chrift; fo by continual mortifying our corrupt affections, we may be buried with him, and that through the grave and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful refurrection, for his merits, who died and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


On the COLLECT for Eafter-Eve. O Lord, we intreat thee to grant that as we are baptized into our Saviour’s death, (Rom. xi. 6, 2.) lo by mortifying our inordinate affections,


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