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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 into 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 à 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, EASTER-EVEN.
there came a rich man of The Collect.
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 Magda
lene, and the other Mary, sitThe Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 17. ting 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
watch; go your way, make it we humbly beseech thee, that as sure as you can.
So they as, by thy special grace prewent and made the sepulchreventing us, thou dost put into sure, sealing the stone, and our minds good desires ; so by setting a watch.
thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect,
through JESUS CHRIST EASTER-DAY.
Lord; who liveth and reigneth Ti At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, with thee and the Holy Ghost, (O come let us sing, foc.) these antheins shall be sung or said.
ever one God, world without
end. Amen. CHRIST our passover
is sacrificed for us ; therefore let The Epistle. Col. iii. 1. us keep the feast;
IF ye then be risen with Not with the old leaven, CHRIST, seek those things which neither with the leaven of are above, where Christ sitteth malice and wickedness ; but
the right hand of God. Set with the unleavened bread of
affection on things above, sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. not on things on the earth : for
your life is hid CHRIST being raised from ye are dead, and
When the dead, dieth no more ; death with Christ in God. hath no more dominion over
CHRIST, who is our life, shall him.
appear, then shall ye also apFor in that he died, he died pear with him in glory. Morunto sin once; but in that he tify therefore your members liveth, he liveth unto God.
which are upon the earth ; Likewise reckon ye also
fornication, uncleanness, inoryourselves to be dead indeed dinate affection, evil concupiunto sin; but alive unto God scence, and covetousness, which through Jesus Christ our
is idolatry : for which things' Lord. Rom. vi. 9.
sake the wrath of God cometh
on the children of disobedience: CHRIST is risen from the in the which ye also walked dead, and become the first fruits sometime, when ye lived in of them that slept.
them. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrec
The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. tion of the dead.
THE first day of the week For as in Adam all die; even cometh Mary Magdalene early so in Christ shall all be made when it was yet dark, unto th alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
sepulchre, and seeth the stone
from the sepulchre. The Collect.
Then she runneth and cometh ALMIGHTY God, who to Simon Peter, and to the other through thine only begotten disciple whom Jesus loved, and Son Jesus Christ hast over- saith unto them, They have come death, and opened unto taken away the Lord out of the us the gate of everlasting life ; l sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. I that God is no respecter of Peter therefore went forth, and persons : but in every nation that other disciple, and came he that feareth him and worketh to the sepulchre. So they ran righteousness, is accepted with both together; and the other him. The word which God disciple did outrun Peter, and sent unto the children of Israel, came first to the sepulchre; and preaching peace by JESUS he, stooping down and looking Christ; (he is LORD of all :) n, saw the linen clothes lying, that word, I say, ye know,
et went he not in. Then which was published throughcometh Simon Peter following out all Judea, and began from him, and went into the sepul- Galilee, after the baptism chre, and seeth the linen clothes which John preached : how lie; and the napkin that was God anointed Jesus of Nazaabout his head not lying with reth with the Holy Ghost, the linen clothes, but wrapped and with power; who went together in a place by itself. about doing good, and healing Then went in also that other all that were oppressed of the disciple which came first to the devil: for God was with him. sepulchre, and he saw, and And we are witnesses of all believed. For as yet they knew things which he did, both in not the Scripture, that he must the land of the Jews, and in rise again from the dead. Then Jerusalem; whom they slew, the disciples went away again and hanged on a tree. Him unto their own home.
God raised up the third day,
and showed him openly; not MONDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. to all the people, but unto witThe Collect.
nesses chosen before of God, ALMIGHTY God, who even to us, who did eat and through thine only begotten drink with him after he rose Son JESUS CHRIST hast over
from the dead. And he com
. come death, and opened untò
manded us to preach unto the us the gate of everlasting life ; people, and to testify that it is we humbly beseech thee, that he who was ordained of God to as, by thy special grace pre- be the judge of quick and dead. venting us, thou dost put into To him give all the prophets our minds good desires ; so by witness, that through his name, thy continual help we may
whosoever believeth in him, bring the same to good effect, shall receive remission of sins. through JESUS CHRIST our The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost,
BEHOLD, two of his disever one God, world without ciples went that same day to a end. Amen.
village called Emmaus, which
from Jerusalem about For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. threescore furlongs. And they
PETER opened his mouth, talked together of all these and said, Of a truth I perceive things which had happened
And it came to pass, that while his glory? And beginning at they communed together, and Moses and all the prophets, he reasoned, Jesus himself drew expounded unto them in all the near, and went with them. But Scriptures, the things concerntheir eyes were holden, that ing himself. And they drew they should not know him. nigh unto the village whither And he said unto them, What they went: and he made as manner of communications are though he would have gone these that ye have to further : but they constrained another, as ye walk, and are him, saying, Abide with us ; sad? And one of them, whose for it is towards evening, and name was Cleopas, answering, the day is far spent. And he said unto him, Art thou only a went in to tarry with them. stranger in Jerusalem, and hast And it came to pass, as he sat not known the things which at meat with them, he took are come to pass there in these bread, and blessed it, and brake, days?
And he said unto them, and gave to them. And their What things ? And they said eyes were opened, and they unto him, Concerning Jesus of knew him, and he vanished out Nazareth, who was a prophet of their sight. And they said mighty in deed and word, one to another, Did not our before God and all the people: heart burn within us, when he and how the chief priests and talked with us by the way, and our rulers delivered him to be while he opened to us the condemned to death, and have Scriptures ? And they rose up crucified him. But we trusted the same hour, and returned to that it had been he who should Jerusalem, and found the eleven have redeemed Israel : and gathered together, and them beside all this, to-day is the that were with them, saying, third day since these things The Lord is risen indeed, and were done. Yea, and certain hath appeared unto Simon. women also of our company And they told what things were made us astonished, who were done in the way, and how he early at the sepulchre ; and was known of them in breaking when they found not his body, of bread. they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels,
TUESDAY IN EASTER-WEEK, which said that he was alive. And certain of them who were
The Collect. with us went to the sepulchre, ALMIGHTY GOD, who and found it even so as the through thine only begotten women had said ; but him they Son Jesus Christ hast oversaw not. Then he said unto come death, and opened unto them, 0 fools, and slow of us the gate of everlasting life; heart to believe all that the we humbly beseech thee, that prophets have spoken! ought as, by thy special grace prenot Christ to have suffered venting us, thou dost put into these things, and to enter into our minds good desires ; so by