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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 him 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
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 Collects. ALMIGHTY GOD, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord JESUS CHRIST was con
The Epistle. Heb. x. 1.
THE law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never, with those sacrifices which they offered year by year tented to be betrayed, and given continually, make the comers thereunto perfect. For then, up into the hands of wicked would they not have ceased men, and to suffer death 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 con
world without end. Amen.
science of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a rememALMIGHTY 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 wouldst 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 are 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
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 saith unto them, Behold, 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 saith unto them, Behold the man. When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith 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
away sins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified: whereof the HOLY GHOST also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the LORD; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins 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 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 But JESUS gave him no answer. hearts sprinkled from an evil Then saith Pilate unto him, conscience, and our 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 he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love, and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves toge-livered me unto thee hath the ther, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
power to release thee? JESUS answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above; therefore he that de
greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him; but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cæsar's friend : whosoever maketh himself a PILATE therefore took king, speaketh against Cæsar. JESUS, and scourged him. And! When Pilate therefore heard
The Gospel. St. John xix. 1.
that saying, he brought JESUs | themselves, Let us not rend it, forth, and sat down in the but cast lots for it, whose it judgment-seat, in a place that shall be that the Scripture is called the Pavement, but in might be fulfilled, which saith, the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And They parted my raiment among it was the preparation of the them, and for my vesture they passover, and about the sixth did cast lots. These things
hour and he saith unto the therefore the soldiers did. Now Jews, Behold your King. But there stood by the cross of they cried out, Away with him, JESUS, his mother, and his away with him, crucify him. mother's sister, Mary the wife Pilate saith unto them, Shall I of Cleophas, and Mary Magdacrucify your King? The chief lene. When JESUS, therefore, priests answered, We have no saw his mother, and the disciple king but Cæsar. Then delivered standing by whom he loved, he he him therefore unto them to saith unto his mother, Woman, be crucified and they took behold thy son. Then saith JESUS, and led him away. And he to the disciple, Behold thy he, bearing his cross, went mother. And from that hour
forth into a place called the that disciple took her unto his place of a skull, which is called own home. After this, JESUS in the Hebrew Golgotha; where knowing that all things were they crucified him, and two now accomplished, that the others with him, on either side Scripture might be fulfilled, one, and JESUS in the midst. saith, I thirst. Now there was And Pilate wrote a title, and set a vessel full of vinegar: and put it on the cross; and the they filled a sponge with vinewriting was, JESUS OF NA- gar, and put it upon hyssop, ZARETH, THE KING OF and put it to his mouth. When THE JEWS. This title then JESUS, therefore, had received read many of the Jews; for the the vinegar, he said, It is finishplace where JESUS was crucified ed: and he bowed his head, was nigh to the city; and it and gave up the ghost. The was written in Hebrew, and Jews, therefore, because it was Greek, and Latin. Then said the preparation, that the bodies the chief priests of the Jews to should not remain upon the Pilate, Write not, The King of cross on the sabbath-day, (for the Jews; but that he said, I that sabbath-day was an high am King of the Jews. Pilate day) besought Pilate that their answered, What I have written, legs might be broken, and that I have written. Then the sol- they might be taken away. diers, when they had crucified Then came the soldiers and JESUS, took his garments, (and brake the legs of the first, and made four parts, to every soldier of the other which was crucified a part) and also his coat: now with him. But when they came the coat was without seam, to JESUS, and saw that he was woven from the top throughout. dead already, they brake not his They said therefore among legs. But one of the soldiers
with a spear pierced his side, | were saved by water. The like and forthwith came thereout figure whereunto, even Baptism, blood and water. And he that doth also now save us (not the saw it bare record, and his putting away the filth of the record is true: and he knoweth flesh, but the answer of a good that he saith true, that ye might conscience towards GoD) by the believe. For these things were resurrection of JESUS CHRIST: done, that the Scripture should who is gone into heaven, and be fulfilled, A bone of him shall is on the right hand of God; not be broken. And again angels, and authorities, and another Scripture saith, They powers, being made subject shall look on him whom they unto him. pierced.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57.
WHEN the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, GRANT, O LORD, that as we who also himself was JESUS' are baptized into the death of disciple: he went to Pilate, thy blessed Son our Saviour and begged the body of JESUS. JESUS CHRIST, so by continual Then Pilate commanded the mortifying our corrupt affec- body to be delivered. And tions, we may be buried with when Joseph had taken the him; and that through the grave body, he wrapped it in a clean and gate of death we may pass linen cloth, and laid it in his to our joyful resurrection, for own new tomb, which he had his merits, who died, and was hewn out in the rock; and he buried, and rose again for us, rolled a great stone to the door thy Son JESUS CHRIST our of the sepulchre, and departed. Lord. Amen. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. IT is better, if the will of Now the next day that followed GOD be so, that ye suffer for the day of the preparation, the well-doing, than for evil-doing. chief priests and Pharisees For CHRIST also hath once came together unto Pilate, saysuffered for sins, the just for ing, Sir, we remember that that the unjust, (that he might bring deceiver said, while he was yet us to GoD) being put to death alive, After three days I will in the flesh, but quickened by rise again. Command therefore the spirit by which also he that the sepulchre be made sure went and preached unto the until the third day, lest his disspirits in prison; which some- ciples come by night, and steal time were disobedient, when him away, and say unto the once the long-suffering of GoD people, He is risen from the waited in the days of Noah, dead; so the last error shall be while the ark was a preparing; worse than the first. Pilate wherein few, that is, eight souls, said unto them, Ye have a
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 17.