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The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 1. the cup after supper, saying, This NOW the feast of unleavened cup is the new testament in my bread drew nigh, which is call-blood, which is shed for you. But ed the Passover. And the chief behold, the hand of him that bepriests and scribes sought how they trayeth me is with me on the table. might kill him; for they feared the And truly the Son of man goeth as people. Then entered Satan into it was determined; but wo unto Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of that man by whom he is betrayed. the number of the twelve. And he And they began to inquire among went his way, and communed with themselves, which of them it was the chief priests and captains how that should do this thing. And he might betray him unto them. there was also a strife among them, And they were glad, and covenant-which of them should be accounted ed to give him money. And he the greatest. And he said unto promised, and sought opportunity them, The kings of the Gentiles to betray him unto them in the ab-exercise lordship over them; and sence of the multitude. Then came they that exercise authority upon the day of unleavened bread, when them are called benefactors. But the passover must be killed. And ye shall not be so: but he that is he sent Peter and John, saying, Go, greatest among you, let him be as and prepare us the passover, that the younger; and he that is chief, we may eat. And they said unto as he that doth serve. For whether him, Where wilt thou that we pre- is greater, he that sitteth at meat, pare? And he said unto them, Be- or he that serveth? is not he that hold, when ye are entered into the sitteth at meat? But I am among city, there shall a man meet you you as he that serveth. Ye are bearing a pitcher of water; follow they which have continued with me him into the house where he enter-in my temptations. And I appoint eth in. And ye shall say unto the unto you a kingdom, as my father good man of the house, The Mas- hath appointed unto me: that ye ter saith unto thee, where is the may eat and drink at my table in guest-chamber, where I shall eat my kingdom, and sit on thrones, the passover with my disciples? judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And he shall show you a large up-And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, per room furnished: there make behold, Satan hath desired to have ready. And they went and found you, that he may sift you as wheat: as he had said unto them; and they but I have prayed for thee, that thy made ready the passover. And faith fail not; and when thou art when the hour was come, he sat converted, strengthen thy brethren. down, and the twelve Apostles with And he said unto him, Lord, I am him. And he said unto them, With ready to go with thee both into pri desire I have desired to eat this son and to death. And he said, I passover with you before I suffer. teli thee, Peter, the cock shall not For I say unto you, I will not any crow this day, before that thou more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled shalt thrice deny that thou knowest in the kingdom of God. And he me. And he said unto them, When took the cup, and gave thanks, and I sent you without purse, and scrip said, Take this, and divide it among and shoes, lacked ye any thing? yourselves. For I say unto vou, And they said, Nothing. Then I will not drink of the fruit of the said he unto them, But now he that vine, until the kingdom of God shall hath a purse, let him take it, and come. And he took bread, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath gave thanks, and brake it, and gave no sword, let him sell his garment unto them, saying, This is my body, and buy one. For I say unto you which is given for you: this do in that this that is written must yet be remembrance of me. Likewise alsolaccomplished in me. And he was

reckoned among the transgressors: kindled a fire in the midst of the for the things concerning me have hall, and were set down together, an end. And they said, Lord, be- Peter sat down among them. But hold, here are two swords. And he a certain maid beheld him, as he said unto them, It is enough. And sat by the fire, and earnestly looked he came out, and went, as he was upon him, and said, This man was wont, to the mount of Olives; and also with him. And he denied his disciples also followed him. him, saying, Woman, I know him And when he was at the place, he not. And after a little while ano said unto them, Pray that ye enter ther saw him, and said, Thou art not into temptation. And he was also of them. And Peter said, withdrawn from them about a Man, I am not. And about the stone's cast, and kneeled down, and space of one hour after, another prayed, saying, Father, if thou be confidently affirmed, saying, Of a willing, remove this cup from me; truth, this fellow also was with him; nevertheless, not my will, but thine for he is a Galilean. And Peter be done. And there appeared an said, Man, I know not what thou angel unto him from heaven, sayest. And immediately, while strengthening him. And being in he yet spake, the cock crew. And an agony, he prayed more earnest- the Lord turned, and looked upon ly; and his sweat was as it were Peter; and Peter remembered the great drops of blood falling down word of the Lord, how he had said to the ground. And when he rose unto him, Before the cock crow, up from prayer, and was come to thou shalt deny me thrice. And his disciples, he found them sleep-Peter went out and wept bitterly. ing for sorrow; and said unto them, And the men that held Jesus, mockWhy sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ed him, and smote him. And when ye enter into temptation. And they had blindfolded him, they while he vet spake, behold, a mul- struck him on the face, and asked titude, and he that was called Ju-him, saying, Prophesy, who is it das, one of the twelve, went before that smote thee? And many other them, and drew near unto Jesus things blasphemously spake they to kiss him. But Jesus said unto against him. And, as soon as it him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son was day, the elders of the people, of man with a kiss? When they and the chief priests, and the scribes, which were about him saw what came together, and led him into would follow, they said unto him, their council, saying, Art thou the Lord, shall we smite with the Christ? Tell us. And he said unto sword? And one of them smote the them, If I tell you, ye will not be servant of the high priest, and cut lieve: And if I also ask you, ye will off his right ear, And Jesus an-not answer me, nor let me go. wered and said, Suffer ye thus far, Hereafter shall the Son of man sit And he touched his ear, and healed on the right hand of the power of him. Then Jesus said unto the God. Then said they all, Art thou chief priests and captains of the then the Son of God? And he said temple, and the elders which were unto them, Ye say that I am. And come to him, Be ye come out as they said, What need we any fur Against a thief, with swords and ther witness? for we ourselves have staves? When I was daily with you heard of his own mouth. in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your Thursday before Easter. bour, and the power of darkness. The Epistle. 1 Cor. xi, 17. Then took they him and led him, IN this that I declare unto you, and brought him into the high praise you not; that you come Priest's house. And Peter follow-together not for the better, but for ed afar off. And when they had the worse, For first of all when ve

come together in the Church, I hear the rest will I set in order when that there be divisions among you; come.

and I partly believe it. For there The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. must be also heresies among you, 'THE whole multitude of then that they which are approved may arose, and led him unto Prate be made manifest among you. And they began to accuse him, say When ye come together therefore ing, We found this fellow pervert into one place, this is not to eat the ing the nation, and forbidding t Lord's Supper. For, in eating, give tribute to Caesar, saying, tha every one taketh before other his he himself is Christ a king. And own supper: and one is hungry, and Pilate asked him, saying, Art tho another is drunken. What, have the King of the Jews" And he an ye not houses to eat and drink in ?swered him, and said, Thou sayes or despise ye the Church of God, it. Then said Pilate to the chie and shame them that have not? priests and to the people, I find n What shall I say to you? shall fault in this man. And they were praise you in this? I praise you the more fierce, saying, He stirret not. For I have received of the up the people, teaching throughou Lord that which also I delivered all Jewry, beginning from Galile unto you, That the Lord Jesus, to this place. When Pilate hear the same night in which he was of Galilee, he asked whether the betrayed, took bread; and when he man were a Galilean. And as soon had given thanks, he brake it, and as he knew that he belonged unto said, Take, eat; this is my body, Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him which is broken for you: this do in to Herod, who himself was also at remembrance of me. After the Jerusalem at that time. And when same manner also he took the cup, Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding when he had supped, saying, This glad; for he was desirous to see cup is the new testament in my him of a long season, because he blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink had heard many things of him; and it, in remembrance of me. For as he hoped to have seen some miraoften as ye eat this bread, and cle done by him. Then he question drink this cup, ye do show the ed with him in many words; but he Lord's death till he come. Where- answered him nothing. And the fore, whosoever shall eat this bread, chief priests and scribes stood and and drink this cup of the Lord vehemently accused him. And He unworthily, shall be guilty of the rod with his men of war set him a body and blood of the Lord. But nought, and mocked him, and array let a man examine himself, and so ed him in a gorgeous robe, and sen let him eat of that bread, and drink him again to Pilate. And the sam of that cup. For he that eateth and day Pilate and Herod were mad drinketh unworthily, eateth and friends together; for before, the drinketh damnation to himself, not were at enmity between themselves discerning the Lord's body. For And Pilate, when he had called to this cause many are weak and sick-gether the chief priests, and th ly among you, and many sleep. For rulers, and the people, said unt if we would judge ourselves, we them, Ye have brought this ma should not be judged. But when unto me, as one that perverteth th we are judged, we are chastened of people: and behold, I having es the Lord, that we should not be amined him before you, have foun condemned with the world. Where- no fault in this man, touching thos fore, my brethren, when ve come things whereof ye accuse him: N together to eat, tarry one for ano-nor yet Herod: for I sent you ther. And if any man hunger, let him; and lo, nothing worthy him eat at home; that ve come not death is done unto him. I together unto condemnation. And therefore chastise him, and relea

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him. (For of necessity he must re-ment, and cast lots. And the peolease one unto them at the feast.) ple stood beholding: and the rulers And they cried out all at once, say- also with them derided him, saying, ing, Away with this man, and re- He saved others; let him save himlease unto us Barabbas: (who for self, if he be Christ the chosen of a certain sedition made in the city, God. And the soldiers also mockand for murder, was cast into pri-ed him, coming to him, and offering 1890.) Pilate, therefore, willing to him vinegar, and saying, If thou be release Jesus, spake again to them. the King of the Jews, save thyself. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, And a superscription also was writtrucify him. And he said unto ten over him in letters of Greek, them the third time, Why, what and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS vil hath he done? I have found no THE KING OF THE JEWS. ause of death in him: I will there- And one of the malefactors, which ore chastise him, and let him go. were hanged, railed on him, saying, And they were instant with loud If thou be Christ, save thyself and voices, requiring that he might be us. But the other answering, rerucified and the voices of them, buked him, saying, Dost not thou and of the chief priests, prevailed. fear God, secing thou art in the same And Pilate gave sentence that it condemnation? And we indeed should be as they required. And justly; for we receive the due rehe released unto them him that for ward of our deeds: but this man sedition and murder was cast into hath done nothing_amiss. And he prison, whom they had desired: said unto Jesus, Lord, remember but he delivered Jesus to their will. me when thou comest into thy kingAnd as they led him away, they dom. And Jesus said unto him, laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyre- Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt uan, coming out of the country, thou be with me in Paradise. And and on him they laid the cross, that it was about the sixth hour, and he might bear it after Jesus. And there was darkness over all the there followed him a great com-earth until the ninth hour. And pany of people, and of women, who the sun was darkened, and the vail also bewailed and lamented him. of the temple was rent in the midst. But Jesus turning unto them, said, And when Jesus had cried with a Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not loud voice, he said, Father, into thy for me, but weep for yourselves, hands I commend my spirit: and ind for your children. For behold, having said thus, he gave up the the days are coming, in the which ghost. Now when the Centurion they shall say, Blessed are the bar-saw what was done, he glorified ren, and the wombs that never God, saying, Certainly this was a bare, and the paps which never righteous man. And all the peogave suck. Then shall they begin ple that came together to that sight, to say to the mountains, Fall on us; beholding the things that were done, end to the hills, Cover us. For if smote their breasts and returned. they do these things in a green tree, And all his acquaintance, and the what shall be done in the dry?women that followed him from And there were also two other, Galilee, stood afar off, beholding malefactors, led with him to be put these things.

to death. And when they were come to the place which is called) Calvary, there they crucified him,

The Collects.

and the malefactors; one on the ALMIGHTY God, we beseech right hand, and the other on the thee graciously to behold this left. Then said Jesus, Father. for- thy family, for which our Lord give them, for they know not what Jesus Christ was contented to be they do. And they parted his rai-betrayed, and given up into the

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hands of wicked men, and to suffer Then said I, Lo, I come (in bot death upon the cross, who now volume of the book it is written of liveth and reignetn with thee and me) to do thy will, O God. Above, the Holy Ghost, ever one God, when he said, Sacrifice, and offer. world without end. Amen. ing, and burnt-offerings, and offer ALMIGHTY and everlasting ing for sin, thou wouldest not, nei God, by whose spirit the whole ther hadst pleasure therein, which body of the Church is governed and are offered by the law; Then said sanctified; receive our supplica-he, Lo, I come to do thy will, tions and prayers, which we offer God. He taketh away the first before thee for all estates of men that he may establish the second. in thy holy Church, that every mem- By the which will we are sanctified ber of the same, in his vocation and through the offering of the body of ministry, may truly and godly serve Jesus Christ once for all. And thee, through our Lord and Saviour every priest standeth daily minisJesus Christ, Amen. tering and offering oftentimes the MERCIFUL God, who hast same sacrifices, which can never made all men, and hatest no- take away sins. But this man, af thing that thou hast inade, nor de-ter he had offered one sacrifice for sirest the death of a sinner, but sins, for ever sat down on the right rather that he should be converted hand of God; from henceforth ex and live; have mercy upon all Jews,pecting till his enemies be made his Turks, Infidels, and Heretics; and footstool. For by one offering he take from them all ignorance, hard-hath perfected for ever them that ness of heart, and contempt of thy are sanctified: whereof the Holy word; and so fetch them home, Ghost also is a witness to us: for blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they after that he had said before, This may be saved among the remnant is the covenant that I will make of the true Israelites, and be made with them after those days, saith one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus the Lord; I will put my laws into Christ our Lord, who liveth and their hearts, and in their minds will reigneth with thee and the Holy I write them; and their sins and Spirit, one God, world without end, iniquities will I remember no more. Amen. Now, where remission of these is, The Epistle. Heb. x. 1. there is no more offering for sin. THE law having a shadow of Having, therefore, brethren, bold. good things to come, and not ness to enter into the holiest by the the very image of the things, can blood of Jesus, by a new and living never, with those sacrifices which way, which he hath consecrated for they offered year by year continual-us through the vail, that is to say, ly, make the comers thereunto per-his flesh; and having an high priest fect. For then, would they not over the house of God; let us draw have ceased to be offered? because near with a true heart, in full as that the worshippers, once purged, surance of faith, having our hearts should have had no more con- sprinkled from an evil conscience, science of sins. But in those sacri- and our bodies washed with pure fices there is a remembrance again water. Let us hold fast the profes made of sins every year. For it is sion of our faith without wavering; not possible that the blood of bulls (for he is faithful that promised;) and of goats should take away sins, and let us consider one another to Wherefore, when he cometh into provoke unto love, and to good the world, he saith, Sacrifice and works; not forsaking the assem offering thou wouldest not, but a bling of ourselves together as the body hast thou prepared me: In manner of some is; but exhorting burnt-offerings and sacrifices for one another: and so much the sin thou hast had no pleasure: more, as yo see the day approaching.

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