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and Peter remembered the words are approved may be made of the Lord, how he had said manifest among you.

When unto him, Before the cock crow, ye come together therefore thou shalt deny me thrice. into one place, this is not to And Peter went out and wept eat the Lord's Supper. For, in bitterly. And the men that eating, every one taketh before held JESUS, mocked him, and other his own supper: and one smote him. And when they is hungry, and another is had blindfolded him, they struck drunken. What, have ye not him on the face, and asked him, houses to eat and to drink in? saying, Prophesy, who is it or despise ye the Church of that smote thee? And many God, and shame them that have other things blasphemously not? What shall I say to you? spake they against him. And, shall I praise you in this? I as soon as it was day, the elders praise you not. For I have of the people, and the chief received of the LORD that priests, and the scribes, came which also I delivered unto together, and led him into their you, That the Lord Jesus, the council, saying, Art thou the same night in which he was Christ? Tell us. And he said betrayed, took bread; and when unto them, If I tell you, ye will he had given thanks, he brake not believe : and if I also ask it, and said, Take, eat; this is you, ye will not answer me, my body, which is broken for nor let me go. Hereafter shall you: this do in remembrance the Son of man sit on the right of me. After the same manner hand of the power of God. also he took the cup, when he Then said they all, Art thou had supped, saying, This cup then the Son of God? And he is the new testament in my said unto them, Ye say that I blood: this do ye, as oft as ye am. And they said, What need drink it, in remembrance of me. we any further witness ? for we For as often as ye eat this ourselves have heard of his bread, and drink this cup, ye own mouth.

do show the Lord's death till he come.

Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and

drink this cup of the LORD unThe Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17.

worthily, shall be guilty of the

body and blood of the LORD. IN this that I declare unto But let a man examine himself, you, I praise you not; that and so let him eat of that bread, you come together not for the and drink of that cup. For he better, but for the worse. For that eateth and drinketh unfirst of all, when ye come worthily, eateth and drinketh together in the Church, I hear damnation to himself, not disthat there be divisions among cerning the Lord's body. For you; and I partly believe it. this cause many are weak and For there must be also heresies sickly among you, and many among you, that they which sleep. For if we would judge



ourselves, we should not be questioned with him in many judged.

But when we are words ; but he answered him judged, we are chastened of the nothing. And the chief priests LORD, that we should not be and scribes stood and vehecondemned with the world. mently, accused him. And Wherefore, my brethren, when Herod with his men of war set ye come together to eat, tarry him at naught, and mocked one for another. And if any him, and arrayed him in a man hunger, let him eat at gorgeous robe, and sent him home; that ye. come not to- again to Pilate. And the same gether unto condemnation. And day Pilate' and Herod were the rest will I set in order when made friends together; for I come.

before, they were at enmity

between themselves. And PiThe Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1.

late, when he had called toTHE whole multitude of gether the chief priests, and them arose, and led him unto the rulers, and the people, said Pilate. And they began to unto them, Ye have brought accuse him, saying, We found this man unto me, as one that this fellow perverting the na- perverteth the people : and tion, and forbidding to give behold, I, having examined him tribute to Cæsar, saying, that before you, have found no fault he himself is Christ a king in this man, touching those And Pilate asked him, saying, things whereof ye accuse him : Art thou the King of the Jews ? no, nor yet Herod: for I sent And he answered him, and said, you to him ; and lo, nothing Thou sayest it. Then said worthy of death is done unto Pilate to the chief priests and him. I will therefore chastise to the people, I find no fault him, and release him. (For of in this man. And they were necessity he must release one the more fierce, saying, He unto them at the feast.) And stirreth

up the people, teaching they cried out all at once, say, throughout all Jewry, begin- ing, Away with this man, and ning from Galilee to this place. release unto us Barabbas ; (who When Pilate heard of Galilee, for a certain sedition made in he asked whether the man were the city, and for murder, was a Galilean. And as soon as he cast into prison.) Pilate, thereknew that he belonged unto fore, willing to release JESUS, Herod's jurisdiction, he sent spake again to them. But they him to Herod, who himself was cried, saying, Crucify him, also at Jerusalem at that time. crucify him. And he said unto And when Herod saw Jesus, them the third time, Why, what he was exceeding glad; for he evil hath he done? I have found was desirous to see him of a no cause of death in him: I long season, because he had will therefore chastise him, and heard many things of him; and let him go. And they were he hoped to have seen some instant with loud voices, remiracle done by him. Then he' quiring that he might be cruci

fied: and the voices of them, others ; let him save himself, and of the chief priests, pre- if he be CHRIST the chosen of vailed. And Pilate gave sen- God. And the soldiers also tence that it should be as they mocked him, coming to him, required. And he released unto and offering hìm vinegar, and them him that for sedition and saying, If thou be the King of murder was cast into prison, the Jews, save thyself, And a whom they had desired : but superscription also was written he delivered Jesus to their will. over him in letters of Greek, And as they led him away, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS they laid hold upon one Simon, IS THE KING OF THE a Cyrenian, coming out of the JEWS. And one of the malecountry, and on him they laid factors, which were hanged, the cross, that he might bear railed on him, saying, If thou it after Jesus. And there be Christ, save thyself and followed him a great company us.

But the other answering, of people, and of women, who rebuked him, saying, Dost not also bewailed and lamented thou fear God, seeing thou art him. But Jesus turning unto in the same condemnation ? them, said, Daughters of Jeru- And we indeed justly; for we salem, weep not for me, but receive the due reward of our weep for yourselves, and for deeds ; but this man hath done your children.

For behold, nothing amiss. And he said the days are coming, in the unto Jesus, Lord, remember which they shall say, Blessed me when thou comest into thy are the barren, and the wombs kingdom. And Jesus said unto that never bare, and the paps him, Verily I say unto thee, which never gave suck. Then To-day shalt thou be with me shall they begin to say to the in Paradise. And it was about mountains, Fall on us; and to the sixth hour, and there was the hills, Cover us. For if they darkness over all the earth do these things in a green tree, until the ninth hour. And the what shall be done in the dry? sun was darkened, and the vail And there were also two other of the temple was rent in the malefactors, led with him to be midst. And when Jesus had put to death. And when they cried with a loud voice, he said, were come to the place which Father, into thy hands I comis called Calvary, there they mend my spirit: and having crucified him, and the malefac, said thus, he gave up the ghost. tors; one on the right hand, Now when the Centurion saw and the other on the left. Then what was done, he glorified said Jesus, Father, forgive God, saying, Certainly this was them, for they know not what a righteous man. And all the they do. And they parted his people that came together to raiment, and cast lots. And that sight, beholding the things the people stood beholding that were done, smote their and the rulers also with them breasts and returned. And derided him, saying, He saved all his acquaintance, and the



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women that followed him from and reigneth with thee and the Galilee, stood afar off, behold- HOLY SPIRIT, one God, world ing these things.

without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. x. I. The Collects.

THE law having a shadow ALMIGHTY God, we be- of good things to come, and not seech thee graciously to behold the very image of the things, this thy family, for which our

can never, with those sacrifices Lord JESUS CHRIST was con

which they offered year by year tented to be betrayed, and given continually, make the comers up into the hands of wicked thereunto perfect. For then, men, and to suffer death would they not have ceased

upon the cross, who now liveth and to be offered ? because that reigneth with thee and the the worshippers, once purged, Holy Ghost, ever one God, should have had no more conworld without end. Amen.

science of sins. But in those

sacrifices there is a ALMIGHTY and everlasting brance again made of sins every God, by whose Spirit the whole year. For it is not possible body of the Church is governed that the blood of bulls and of and sanctified; receive our sup-goats should take away sins. plications and prayers, which Wherefore, when he cometh we offer before thee for all into the world, he saith, Sacriestates of men in thy holy fice and offering thou wouldest Church, that every member of

not, but a body hast thou prethe same, in his vocation and pared me: in burnt-offerings ministry, may truly and godly and sacrifices for sin thou hast serve thee, through our Lord had no pleasure: then said I, and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Lo, I come in the volume of Amen.

the book it is written of me) O MERCIFUL God, who to do thy will, O God. Above, hast made all men, and hatest when he said, Sacrifice, and nothing that thou hast made, offering, and burnt-offerings, nor desirest the death of a sin- and offering for sin, thou ner, but rather that he should wouldest not, neither hadst be converted and live ; have pleasure therein, which mercy upon all Jews, Turks, offered by the law; then said Infidels, and Heretics ; and he, Lo, I come to do thy will, take from them all ignorance, O God. He taketh away the hardness of heart, and contempt first, that he may

establish the of thy word; and so fetch them second. By the which will we home, blessed LORD, to thy are sanctified, through the offerflock, that they may be saved ing of the body of Jesus Christ among the remnant of the true once for all. And every priest Israelites, and be made one standeth daily ministering and fold under one Shepherd, JESUS offering oftentimes the same CHRIST our Lord, who liveth sacrifices, which can never take



away sins. But this man, after the soldiers platted a crown of he had offered one sacrifice for thorns, and put it on his head, sins, for ever sat down on the and they put on him a purple right hand of God; from hence- robe, and said, Hail, King of forth expecting till his enemies the Jews! and they smote him be made his footstool. For by with their hands. Pilate thereone offering he hath perfected fore went forth again, and saith for ever them that are sancti- unto them, Behold, I bring him fied: whereof the Holy Ghost forth to you, that ye may know also is a witness to us : for after that I find no fault in him. that he had said before, This is Then came Jesus forth, wearthe covenant that I will make ing the crown of thorns, and with them after those days, the purple robe. And Pilate saith the LORD; I will put my saith unto them, Behold the laws into their hearts, and in man. When the chief priests their minds will I write them; therefore and officers saw him, and their sins and iniquities will they cried out, saying, Crucify I remember no more. Now, him, crucify him. Pilate saith where remission of these is, unto them, Take ye him, and there is no more offering for sin. crucify him; for I find no fault Having, therefore, brethren, in him. The Jews answered boldness to enter into the holiest him, We have a law, and by by the blood of Jesus, by a our law he ought to die, because new and living way, which he he made himself the Son of hath consecrated for us through God. When Pilate therefore the vail, that is to say, his flesh; heard that saying, he was the and having an high priest over more afraid ; and went again the house of God; let us draw into the judgment-hall, and saith near with a true heart, in full unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? assurance of faith, having our Bu gave him no answer. hearts sprinkled from an evil Then saith Pilate unto him, conscience, and

bodies Speakest thou not unto me ? washed with pure water. Let Knowest thou not that I have us hold fast the profession of power to crucify thee, and have our faith without wavering; (for power to release thee? JESUS he is faithful that promised ;) answered, Thou couldest have and let us consider one another no power at all against me, to provoke unto love, and to except it were given thee from good works; not forsaking the above ; therefore he that deassembling of ourselves toge- livered me unto thee hath the ther, as the manner of some is; greater sin. And from thencebut exhorting one another: and forth Pilate sought to release so much the more, as ye see the him ; but the Jews cried out, day approaching.

saying, If thou let this man go,

thou art not Cæsar's friend : The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. whosoever maketh himself a

PILATE therefore took king, speaketh against Cæsar. Jesus, and scourged him. And When Pilate therefore heard


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