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small fishes; but what are they among so many? And JESUS said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in
number about five And JESUS took the loaves, and when he had given
But Jerusalem which is above, | Peter's brother, saith unto him, is free; which is the mother There is a lad here which hath of us all. For it is written, five barley loaves, and two Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath the place. So the men sat an husband. Now we, brethren, down, in as Isaac was, are the children thousand. of promise. But as then, he that was born after the flesh thanks, he distributed to the persecuted him that was born disciples, and the disciples to after the spirit; even so it is them that were set down, and now. Nevertheless, what saith likewise of the fishes as much the Scripture? Cast out the as they would. When they bond-woman and her son; for were filled, he said unto his the son of the bond-woman disciples, Gather up the fragshall not be heir with the son ments that remain, that nothing of the free-woman. So then, be lost. Therefore they gabrethren, we are not children thered them together, and filled of the bond-woman, but of the twelve baskets with the fragfree. ments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. unto them that had eaten. Then JESUS went over the sea of those men, when they had seen Galilee, which is the sea of the miracle that JESUS did, Tiberias. And a great multi-said, This is of a truth that tude followed him, because they prophet that should come into saw his miracles which he did the world.
on them that were diseased.
WE beseech thee, Almighty GOD, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both CHRIST our Lord. in body and soul, through JESUS Amen.
And JESUS went up into a THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT, mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When JESUS then lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? (And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. he would do.) Philip answerCHRIST being come an high ed him, Two hundred penny-priest of good things to come, worth of bread is not sufficient by a greater and more perfect for them, that every one of tabernacle, not made with them may take a little. One hands; that is to say, not of of his disciples, Andrew, Simon this building; neither by the
Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? JESUS answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing; it is my Father that honoureth me, of whom ye say, that he is your GoD: yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you; but I know him, and keep his
blood of goats and calves; but | shall never taste of death. Art by his own blood he entered in thou greater than our father once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of CHRIST, who, through the eternal SPIRIT, offered himself without spot to GOD, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause saying. Your father Abraham he is the Mediator of the new Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first Testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inherit
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46.
rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? JESUS said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up hid himself, and went out of stones to cast at him; but JESUS the temple.
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ALMIGHTY and everlasting towards mankind, hast sent thy GOD, who, of thy tender love Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST, and to suffer death upon the to take upon him our flesh, cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great
we may both follow the exam
a Samaritan, and hast a devil? JESUS answered, I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and humility; mercifully grant that judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil: Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, hel which was also in CHRIST
ple of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection, through the same JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. LET this mind be in you,
JESUS; who being in the form | because it is the price of blood. of God, thought it not robbery And they took counsel, and to be equal with God; but made bought with them the potter's himself of no reputation, and field to bury strangers in. took upon him the form of a Wherefore that field was called, servant, and was made in the The field of blood, unto this likeness of men and being day. (Then was fulfilled that found in fashion as a man, he which was spoken by Jeremy humbled himself, and became the prophet, saying, And they obedient unto death, even the took the thirty pieces of silver, death of the cross. Wherefore the price of him that was valuGOD also hath highly exalted ed, whom they of the children him, and given him a name of Israel did value, and gave which is above every name; them for the potter's field, as that at the name of JESUS every the LORD appointed me.) And knee should bow, of things in JESUS stood before the governheaven, and things in earth, or; and the governor asked and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1.
him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And JEsUs said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou WHEN the morning was not how many things they witcome, all the chief priests and ness against thee? And he anelders of the people took coun-swered him to never a word, sel against JEsUs to put him to insomuch that the governor death. And when they had marvelled greatly. Now at that bound him, they led him away, feast the governor was wont to and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury,
release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore, when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called CHRIST? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders
persuaded the multitude that they found a man of Cyrene, they should ask Barabbas, and Simon by name; him they destroy JESUS. The governor compelled to bear his cross. answered and said unto them, | And when they were come unto Whether of the twain will ye a place called Golgotha, that is that I release unto you? They to say, a place of a skull, they said, Barabbas. Pilate saith gave him vinegar to drink minunto them, What shall I do gled with gall; and when he then with JESUS, which is called had tasted thereof, he would CHRIST? They all say unto not drink. And they crucified him, Let him be crucified. And him, and parted his garments, the governor said, Why, what casting lots: that it might be evil hath he done? But they fulfilled, which was spoken by cried out the more, saying, Let the prophet, They parted my him be crucified. When Pilate garments among them, and saw that he could prevail no- upon my vesture did they cast thing, but that rather a tumult lots. And sitting down, they was made, he took water, and watched him there; and set washed his hands before the up over his head his accusamultitude, saying, I am innocent tion written, THIS IS JESUS of the blood of this just person: THE KING OF THE JEWS. see ye to it. Then answered all Then were there two thieves the people, and said, His blood crucified with him, one on the be on us, and on our children. right hand, and another on the Then released he Barabbas left. And they that passed by unto them and when he had reviled him, wagging their Scourged JESUS, he delivered heads, and saying, Thou that him to be crucified. Then destroyest the temple, and the soldiers of the governor buildest it in three days, save took JESUS into the common- thyself: if thou be the Son of hall, and gathered unto him the GOD, come down from the cross. whole band of soldiers. And Likewise also the chief priests, they stripped him, and put mocking him, with the scribes on him a scarlet robe.
And and elders, said, He saved
when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out,
others, himself he cannot save: if he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in GoD; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of GOD. The thieves also which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land, unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour, JESUS
cried with a loud voice, saying, | press alone, and of the people Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? there was none with me: for I that is to say, My GOD, my GOD, will tread them in mine anger, why hast thou forsaken me? and trample them in my fury, Some of them that stood there, and their blood shall be sprinkwhen they heard that, said, led upon my garments, and I This man calleth for Elias. will stain all my raiment. For And straightway one of them the day of vengeance is in mine ran, and took a spunge, and heart, and the year of my refilled it with vinegar, and put deemed is come. And I looked, it on a reed, and gave him to and there was none to help ; drink. The rest said, Let be, and I wondered that there was let us see whether Elias will none to uphold: therefore mine come to save him. JESUS, own arm brought salvation unto when he had cried again with me; and my fury it upheld me. a loud voice, yielded up the And I will tread down the peoghost. And behold, the vail of ple in mine anger, and make the temple was rent in twain, them drunk in my fury, and I from the top to the bottom; will bring down their strength and the earth did quake, and to the earth. I will mention the the rocks rent; and the graves loving kindnesses of the Lord, were opened; and many bodies and the praises of the LORD, of saints which slept, arose, and according to all that the LORD came out of the graves after his hath bestowed on us, and the resurrection, and went into the great goodness towards the holy city, and appeared unto house of Israel, which he hath many. Now when the Centu- bestowed on them, according rion, and they that were with to his mercies, and according him watching JESUS, saw the to the multitude of his loving earthquake, and those things kindnesses. For he said, Surely that were done, they feared they are my people, children greatly, saying, Truly this was that will not lie: So he was the Son of God. their Saviour. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them in his love and in his For the Epistle. Isaiah lxiii. 1. pity he redeemed them, and he WHO is this that cometh bare them, and carried them from Edom, with dyed gar- all the days of old. But they ments from Bozrah? this that rebelled, and vexed his HOLY is glorious in his apparel, SPIRIT: therefore he was turntravelling in the greatness of ed to be their enemy, and he his strength? I that speak in fought against them. Then he righteousness, mighty to save. remembered the days of old, Wherefore art thou red in thine Moses and his people, saying, apparel, and thy garments like Where is he that brought them him that treadeth in the wine-up out of the sea, with the fat? I have trodden the wine-shepherd of his flock? Where
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