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must release one unto them at the Then said Jesus, Father, forgive feast.) And they cried out all at them, for they know not what they once, saying, Away with this man, do. And they parted his raiment, and release unto us Barabbas:(who and cast lots. And the people for a certain sedition made in the stood beholding: and the rulers alcity, and for murder, was cast into so with them derided him, saying, prison.) Pilate, therefore, willing He saved others; let him save himto release Jesus, spake again to self, if he be Christ the chosen of them. But they cried, saying, Cru- God. And the soldiers also mockcify him, crucify him. And he said ed him, coming to him, and offerunto them the third time, Why, ing him vinegar, and saying, If thou what evil hath he done? I have be the King of the Jews, save thyfound no cause of death in him: I self

. And a superscription also was will therefore chastise him, and let written over him in letters of Greek, him go. And they were instant with and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS loud voices, requiring that he might THE KING OF THE JEWS. be crucified:and the voices of them, And one of the malefactors, which and of the chief priests, prevailed. were hanged, railed on him, sayAnd Pilate gave sentence that it ing, If thou be Christ, save thyself should be as they required. And and us. But the other answerhe released unto them him that foring, rebuked him, saying, Dost sedition and murder was cast into not thou fear God, seeing thou art prison, whom they had desired: in the same condemnation? And but he delivered Jesus to their will. we indeed justly; for we receive And as they led him away, they the due reward of our deeds: but laid hold upon one Simon, a Cy- this man hath done nothing amiss. renian, coming out of the country, And he said unto Jesus, Lord, and on him they laid the cross, that remember me when thou comest he might bear it after Jesus. And into thy kingdom. And Jesus there followed him a great compa- said unto him, Verily I say unto ny of people, and of women, who thee, To-day shalt thou be with also bewailed and lamented him. me in Paradise. And it was about But Jesus turning unto them, said, the sixth hour, and there was darkDaughters of Jerusalem, weep not ness over all the earth until the for me, but weep for yourselves, ninth hour. And the sun was darkand for your children. For behold, ened, and the vail of the temple was the days are coming, in the which rent in the midst. And when Jethey shall say, Blessed are the bar- sus had cried with a loud voice, he ren, and the wombs that never bare, said, Father, into thy hands I comand the paps which never gave mend my spirit: and having said suck. Then shall they begin to say thus, he gave up the ghost. Now to the mountains, Fall on us; and when the Centurion saw what was to the hills, Cover us. For if they done, he glorified God, saying, Cerdo these things in a green tree, tainly this was a righteous man. what shall be done in the dry? And all the people that came And there were also two other, together to that sight, beholdmalefactors, led with him to be ing the things that were done, put to death. And when they were smote their breasts and returned. come to the place which is called And all his acquaintance, and the Calvary, there they crucified him, women that followed him from and the malefactors; one on the Galilee, stood afar off, beholding right hand, and the other on the left. these things.

Good Friday.

of sins. But in those sacrifices there The Collects.

is a remembrance again made of LMIGHTY God, we beseech sins every year,

For it is not pos thee graciously to behold this sible that the blood of bulls and thy family, for which our Lord Je- of goats should take away sins. sus Christ was contented to be be- Wherefore, when he cometh into trayed, and given up into the hands the world, he saith, Sacrifice and of wicked men, and to suffer death offering thou wouldest not, but a upon the cross, who now liveth and body hast thou prepared me: In reigneth with thee and the Holy burnt-offerings and sacrifices for Ghost, ever one God, world with sin thou hast had no pleasure: out end. Amen.

Then said 1, Lo, I come in the AI LMIGHTY and everlasting volume of the book it is written

God, by whose Spirit the whole of me) to do thy will, O God.' body of the Church is governed and Above, when he said, Sacrifice, sanctified; receive our supplications and offering, and burnt-offerings, and prayers, which we offer before and offering for sin, thou wouldest thee for all estates of men in thy not, neither hadst pleasure therein, holy Church, that every member of which are offered by the law; Then the same, in his vocation and minis- said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, try, may truly and godly serve thee, O God. He taketh away the first, through our Lord and Saviour Je-that he may establish the second. sus Christ. Amen.

By the which will we are sanctified, O MERCIFUL God, who hast through the offering of the body of

made all men, and hatest Jesus Christ once for all. And evenothing that thou hast made, nor ry priest standeth daily ministering desirest the death of a sinner, but and offering oftentimes the same rather that he should be converted sacrifices, which can never take and live; have mercy upon all Jews, away sins. But this man, after Turks, Infidels, and Heretics; and he had offered one sacrifice for sins, take from them all ignorance, hard-for ever sat down on the right hand ness of heart, and contempt of thy of God; from henceforth expectword; and so fetch them home, ing till his enemies be made his blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they footstool. For by one offering he may be saved among the remnanthath perfected for ever them that of the true Israelites, and be made are sanctified: whereof the Holy one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus Ghost also is a witness to us: for Christ our Lord, who liveth and after that he had said before, This reigneth with thee and the Holy is the covenant that I will make Spirit, one God, world without with them after those days, saith end. Amen.

the Lord; I will put my laws into The Epistle. Heb. x. 1. their hearts, and in their minds THI

THE law having a shadow of will I write them; and their sins

good things to come, and not and iniquities will I remember no the very image of the things, can more. Now, where remission of never, with those sacrifices which these is, there is no more offering for they offered year by year continu-sin. Having, therefore, brethren, ally, make the comers thereunto boldness to enter into the holiest perfect. For then, would they not by the blood of Jesus, by a new have ceased to be offered ? because and living way, which he hath that the worshippers, once purged, consecrated for us through the should have had no more conscience vail, that is to say, his flesh; and

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having an high priest over the house except it were given thee from of God; let us draw near with a above; therefore he that delivered true heart, in full assurance of faith, me unto thee hath the greater sin. having our hearts sprinkled from And from thenceforth Pilate sought an evil conscience, and our bodies to release him ; but the Jews cried washed with pure water. Let us out, saying, If thou let this man hold fast the profession of our faith go, thou art not Cæsar's friend : without wavering; (for he is faith- Whosoever maketh himself a king, ful that promised;) and let us con- speaketh against Cæsar. When sider one another to provoke unto Pilate therefore heard that saying, love, and to good works; not for- he brought Jesus forth, and sat saking the assembling of ourselves down in the judgment-seat, in a together, as the manner of some is; Iplace that is called the Pavement, but exhorting one another : and so but in the Hebrew, Gabhatha. much the more, as ye see the day And it was the preparation of the approaching.

passover, and about the sixth hour: The Gospel St. John xix. 1. and he saith unto the Jews, Behold ILATE therefore took Jesus, your King. But they cried out,

and scourged him. And the Away with him, away with him, soldiers platted a crown of thorns, crucify him. Pilate saith unto and put it on his head, and they put them, Shall I crucify your King? on him a purple robe, and said, The chief priests answered, We Hail, King of the Jews! and they have no king but Cæsar. Then smote him with their hands. Pi- delivered he him therefore unto late therefore went forth again, and them to be crucified: and they saith unto them, Behold, I bring took Jesus, and led him away. him forth to you, that ye may know And he, bearing his cross, went that I find no fault in him. Then forth into a place called the place came Jesus forth, wearing the of a skull, which is called in the crown of thorns, and the purple Hebrew Golgotha; where they robe. And Pilate saith unto them, crucified him, and two others with Behold the man. When the chief him, on either side one, and Jesus priests therefore and officers saw in the midst. And Pilate wrote a him, they cried out, saying, Cruci- title, and put it on the cross; and fy him, crucify him. Pilate saith the writing was, JESUS

OF NAunto them, Take ye him, and cru- ZARETH, THE KING OF cify him; for I find no fault in him. THE JEWS. This title then

. The Jews answered him, We have read many of the Jews; for the a law, and by our law he ought to place where Jesus was crucified die, because he made himself the was nigh to the city; and it was Son of God. When Pilate there-written in Hebrew, and Greek, fore heard that saying, he was the and Latin. Then said the chief more afraid ; and went again into priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write the judgment-hall, and saith unto not, The King of the Jews; but Jesus, Whence art thou? But Je-that he said, I am King of the sus gave him no answer. Then Jews. Pilate answered, What I saith Pilate unto him, Speakest have written, I have written. Then thou not unto me? Knowest thou the soldiers, when they had crucinot that I have power to crucify fied Jesus, took his garments, (and thee, and have power to release made four parts, to every soldier a thee? Jesus answered, Thou could-part) and also his coat: now the est have no power at all against me, Icoat was without seam, woven

this, Jesus knowing that all things I Tois

better

, if the will of God be

from the top throughout. They bone of him shall not be broken. said therefore among themselves, And again another Scripture saith, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for They shall look on him whom they it, whose it shall be: that the Scrip- pierced. ture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among

Easter-Even. them, and for my vesture they did

The Collect. cast lots. These things therefore

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RANT, O Lord, that as we the soldiers did. Now there stood are baptized into the death of by the cross of Jesus, his mother, thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus and his mother's sister, Mary the Christ, so by continual mortifying wife of Cleophas, and Mary Mag- our corrupt affections, we may be dalene. When Jesus, therefore, buried with him; and that through saw his mother, and the disciple the grave and gate of death we may standing by whom he loved, he saith pass to our joyful resurrection, for unto his mother, Woman, behold his merits, who died, and was buthy son. Then saith he to the dis-ried, and rose again for us, thy Son ciple, Behold thy mother. And Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. from that hour that disciple took The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 17. her into his own home. After

suffer for well-doing, were now accomplished, that the than for evil-doing. For Christ Seripture might be fulfilled, saith, also hath once suffered for sins, the I thirst. Now there was set a ves- just for the unjust, (that he might sel full of vinegar : and they filled bring us to God) being put to death a spunge with vinegar, and put it in the flesh, but quickened by the upon hyssop, and put it to his spirit: by which also he went and mouth. When Jesus, therefore, preached unto the spirits in prison; had received the vinegar, he said, which sometime were disobedient, It is finished: and he bowed his when once the long-suffering of head, and gave up the ghost. The God waited in the days of Noah, Jews, therefore, because it was the while the ark was a preparing; preparation, that the bodies should wherein few, that is, eight souls, not remain upon the cross on the were saved by water. The like sabbath-day, (for that sabbath-day figure whereunto, even Baptism, was an high day) besought Pilate doth also now save us (not the putthat their legs might be broken, ting away the filth of the flesh, and that they might be taken away. but the answer of a good conThen came the soldiers and brake science towards God) by the resurthe legs of the first, and of the other rection of Jesus Christ : Who is which was crucified with him. But gone into heaven, and is on the when they came to Jesus, and saw right hand of God; angels, and axthat he was dead already, they thorities, and powers, being made brake not his legs. But one of the subject unto him. soldiers with a spear pierced his The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57. sidle, and torthwith came thereout W.

HEN the even was come, blood .

there came a rich man of Arit bare recorri, and his record is imathea, named Joseph, who also true: and he kroweth that he saith himself was Jesus' disciple: He true, that ye might believe. For went to Pilate, and begged the these things were done, that the body of Jesus. Then Pilate comScripture should be fulfilled, Almanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the For since by man came death, body, he wrapped it in a clean lin- by man came also the resurrection en cloth, and laid it in his own new of the dead. tomb, which he had hewn out in For as in Adam all die; even the rock; and he rolled a great so in Christ shall all be made alive. stone to the door of the sepulchre, 1 Cor. xv. 20. and departed. And there was Ma

The Collect. ry Magdalene, and the other Mary. A thine only begotten Son Jesus sitting over against the sepulchre. Now the next day that followed the Christ hast overcome death, and day of the preparation, the chief opened unto us the gate of everpriests and Pharisees came to-lasting life; we humbly beseech gether unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we thee, that as, by thy special grace remember that that deceiver said, preventing us, thou dost put into while he was yet alive, After three our minds good desires ; so by thy days I will rise again. Command continual help we may bring the therefore that the sepulchre be same to good effect, through Jemade sure until the third day, lest sus Christ our Lord, who liveth his disciples come by night, and and reigneth with thee and the steal him away, and say unto the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world people, He is risen from the dead; without end. Amen. so the last error shall be worse than The Epistle. Col. ii. 1. the first. Pilate said unto them, Y. IF xe then be risen with Christ

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seek things it as sure as you can. So they went above, where Christ sitteth on the and made the sepulchre sure, seal-right hand of God. Set your affecing the stone, and setting a watch. tion on things above, not on things

on the earth: For ye are dead, Easter-Day.

and your life is hid with Christ in 1 At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalın, (o God. When Christ, who is our come let us sing, &c.) these arithems sball be sung

life, shall appear, then shall ye alCHCE

HRIST our passover is sacri- so appear with him in glory. Mor

ficed for us; therefore let ustify therefore your members which keep the feast;

are upon the earth ; fornication, Not with the old leaven, neither uncleanness, inordinate affection, with the leaven of malice and wick- evil concupiscence, and covetousedness; but with the unleavened ness, which is idolatry: for which bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. things' sake the wrath of God v. 7.

cometh on the children of disobeCHR

HRIST being raised from the dience. In the which ye also

dead, dieth no more; death walked sometime, when ye lived hath no more dominion over him. in them.

For in that he died, he died un- The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. to sin conce; but in that he liveth, THEfirst day of the week liveth unto God.

cometh Mary Likewise reckon ye also your- early, when it was yet dark, unto selves to be dead indeed unto sin ; the sepulchre, and seeth the stone but alive unto God through Jesus taken away from the sepulchre. Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9. Then she runneth and cometh to C! HRIST is risen from the Simon Peter, and to the other dis

dead, and become the first ciple whom Jesus loved, and saith fruits of them that slept.

lunto them, They have taken away

or said.

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