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bad delivered him. When he was set cannot save : If he be the King of Is. down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent rael, let him now come down from the tinto him, saying, Have thou nothing to cross, and we will believe him. He do with that just inan; for I have suf trusted in God; let him deliver him fered many things this day in a dream now, if he will have him for he said, I because of him. But the chief priests am the Son of God. The thieves also and elders persuaded the multitude that which were crucified with him, cast the they should ask Barabbas, and destroy same in his teeth. Now from the sixth Jesus. The governor answered and hour there was darkness over all the said unto them, Whether of the twain land, unto the ninth hour. And about will ye that I release unto you? They the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud said, Barabbas Pilale saith unto them, voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachchanif What shall I do then with Jesus, which that is to say, My God, my God, why is called Christ? They ali say unto him, hast thou forsaken me? Some of them Let bim be crucified. And the governor that stood there, when they heard that, said, Why, what evil hath he done ? But said. This man calleth for Elias. And they cried out the more, saying, Let him straightway one of them ran, and took a be crucified. When Pilate saw that he spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and could prevail nothing, but that rather a put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. tumult was made, he took water and The rest said, Let be, let us see whethe washed his hands before the multitude, Elias will come to save him. Jesus saying, I am innocent of the blood of when he had cried again with a loud this just person : see ye to it. Then voice, yielded up the ghost. And be. answered all the people, and said, hold, the vail of the temple was rent in His blood be on us, and on our chil. twain, from the top to the bottom; and dren. Then released he Barabbas unto the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; them: and when he had scourged Jesus, and the graves were opened ; and many he delivered him to be crucified. Then | bodies of saints which slept, arose, and the soldiers of the governor took Jesus came out of the graves after his resurinto the common-ball, and gathered unto rection, and went into the boly city, and him the whole band of soldiers. And appeared unto many. Now when the they stripped him, and put on him a Centurion, and they that were with him scarlet robe. And when they had platted watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and a crown of thorns, they put it upon his those things that were done, they feared head, and a reed in his right hand ; and greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son they bowed the knee before him, and of God. mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and

Monday before Easter. Look the reed and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked

For the Epistle. Isaiah lxiii. 1. him, they took the robe off from him, W HO is this that cometh from and put his own raiment on him, and

Edom, with dyed garments from led him away to crucify him. And as Bozrah ? this that is glorious in his apthey came out, they found a man of Cy parel, travelling in the greatness of bis rene, Simon by name; him they com strength ? I that speak in righteousness, pelled to bear his cross. And when mighty to save. Wherefore art thou they were come unto a place called Gol red in thine apparel, and thy garments gotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, like him that treadeth in the wine-fat ? I they gave him vinegar to drink mingled have trodden the wine-press alone, and with gall; and when he had tasted there. of the people there was none with me: of, he would not drink. And they cru for I will read them in mine abger, and cified him, and parted his garments, trample them in my fury, and their casting lots: that it might be fulfilled, blood shall be sprinkled upon my garwhich was spoken by the prophet, They ments, and I will stain all my raiment, parted my garments among them, and For the day of vengeance is in mine upon my vesture did they cast lots. And heart, and the year of my redeemed is sitting down, they watched him there : come. And I looked, and there was and set up over his head his accusation none to help; and I wondered that there written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING was none to uphold: therefore mine own OF THE JEWS. Then were there arm brought salvation unto me; and my two thieves crucified with him, one on fury it upheld me. And I will tread the right hand, and another on the left. | down the people in mine anger, and And they that passed by reviled him, make them drunk in my fury, and I will wagging their heads, and saying. Thou bring down their strength to the earth. that destroyest the temple, and buildest I will mention the loving-kindnesses of it in three days, save thyself: If theu the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, be the Son of God, come down from the according to all that the Lord hath becross. Likewise also the chief priests, stowed on us, and the great goodness tu. mucking him, with the scribes and el. wards the house of Israel, which le ders, said, He saved others, himself he hath bestowed on them, according to his

mercies, and according to the multitude whensoever ye will, ye may do them of mis loving-kindnesses. For he said, good; but me ye have not always. She Surely they are my people, children that hath done what she could : she is come will not lie : So he was their Saviour. aforehand to anoint my body to the bula all their affliction he was afflicted, and rying. Verily I say unto you, WhereThe angel of his presence saved them in | soever this gospel shall be preached his love and in his pity he redeemed throughout the whole world, this also them, and he bare them, and carried that she hath done shall he spoken of, fer them all the days of old. But they re. a niemorial of her. And Judas Iscariot. belled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: there one of the twelve, went unto the chief fore he was turned to be their enemy, priests, to betray him unto them. And and he fought against them. Then he when they heard it, they were glad, and remembered the days of old, Moses and promised to give him money. And be his people, saying, Where is be that sought how he might conveniently betray brought them up out of the sea, with the him. And the first day of unleavened shepherd of his flock? Where is he that bread, when they killed the passover, his put his Holy Spirit within him ? that led disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou them by the right hand of Moses, with that we go and prepare, that thou may. his g.orious arm dividing the water be est eat the passover? And he sendeth fore them, to make himself an everlast forth two of his disciples, and saith unto ing name? That led them through the them, Go ye into the city and there deep as an horse in the wilderness, that

shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher they should not stumble ? As a beast of water: follow him. And wheresogeath down into the valley, the Spirit of ever he shall go in, say ye to the good The Lord caused him to rest : so didst man of the house, The Master saith, thou lead thy people. to make thyself a Where is the guest-chamber, where I glorious name. Look down from hea. shall eat the passover with my disciples ? veo, and behold from the habitation of And he will show you a large upper room thy holiness, and of thy glory: Where furnished and prepared : there make is thy real, and thy strength, the sound ready for us. And his disciples went ing of thy bowels, and of thy mercies to forth, and came into the city, and found wards me? are they restrained Doubt as he had said unto them and they less thou art our Father, though Abra - made ready the passover. And in the ham be ignorant of us, and Israel ac- evening he cometh with the twelve. And knowledge us not thou, O Lord, art as they sat, and did eat, Jesus said, Ve our Father, our Redeemer; thy name is rily I say unto you, one of you which from everlasting. O Lord, why hasteateth with me shall betray me. And thou made us to err from thy ways, and they began to be sorrowful, and to say hardened our heart from thy fear ? Re- unto him one by one, Is it I ? And anturn, for thy servants' sake, the tribes other said, Is it I ? And he answereci of thine inheritance The people of thy and said unto them, It is one of the holiness have possessed it but a little twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. while : our adversaries have trodden The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is down thy sanctuary. We are thine : written of him : but woe to that man by tbou never Larest rule over them; they whom the Son of man is betrayed : good were not called by thy name.

were it for that man if he had never been

born And as they did eat, Jesus took The Gospel. St. Mark xiv. I.

bread, and blessed, and brake it, and AFTER two days was the feast of the gave to them, and said, fake, eat: this

1 Passover, and of unleavened bread: is my body. And he took the cup, and and the chief priests and the scribes when he had given thanks, he gave it to Bought bow they might take him by them : and they all drank of it. And craft, and put him to death. But they he said unto them, This is my blood of mid, Not on the feast day, lest there be

the new testament, which is shed for an uproar of the people. And being in many. Verily I say unto you, I will Bethany, in the house of Simon the le drink no more of the fruit of the vine per, as be sat at meat, there came a wo until that day that I drink it new in the man having an alabaster box of ointment kingdom of God. And when they had of spikenard, very precious; and she sung an hymn, they went out into the bruke the box, and poured it on his mount of Olives. And Jesu saith unto head. And there were some that had them, All ye shall be offended because of indignation within themselves, and said, me this night: for it is written, I will Why was this waste of the ointmentsmite the shepherd, and the sheep shall made ? for it might have been sold for be scattered. But after that I am risen more than three hundred pence, and have I will go before you into Galuee. But been given to the poor. And they mur. Peter said unto him, Although all shal mured against her. And Jesus said, be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus Let her alone : why trouble ye her? She saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, nath wrought a good work on me : For that this day, even in this night, before ve have Uie pour with you always, and the cuck crow twice, thou shalt deny nie

Ihrice. But he spake the more vehe. for witness aguinst Jesus to put him to mently, if I should die with thee, I death; and found none. For mary will not deny thee in any wise. Like- bare false witness against him, but theis wise also said they all. And they came witness agreed not together.) And lo a place which was named Gethse- there arose certain, and bare false wit. mane and he saith to his disciples, Sitness against him, saying. We heard ye here, while I shall pray. And he him say, I will destroy this temple iaketh with him Peter, and James, and that is made with hands, and within John, and began to be sore amazed, and three days I will build another mario to be very heavy, and saith unto them, without hands. But neither so did My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto their witness agree together. And the death : tarry ye here and watch. And high priest stood up in the midst, and He went forward a little, and feil on the asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou no. ground, and prayed, that, if it were pos. thing? what is it which these witness sible, the hour might pass from him. against thee? But be held his peace, And he said, Abba, Father, all things are and answered nothing. Again the high possible unto thee: take away this cup priest asked him, and said unto him, Art from me: nevertheless, not what I will, ihou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? but what thou wilt. And he cometh, And Jesus said, I am and ye shall see and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto the Son of man sitting on the right hand Peter, Simon, sleepest thou ? couldest of power, and coming in "he clouds of not thou watch one hour? Watch ye, heaven. Then the high prest rent his and pray, lest ye enter into temptation; clothes, and saith, What need we any the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is further witnesses ? ye have heard the weak. And again he went away, and blasphemy: what think ye? And they prayed, and spake the same words. And all condemned him to be guilty of death. when he returned, he found them asleep And some began to spit on him, and to again (for their eyes were heavy :) nei cover his face, and to buffet him, and to ther wist they what to answer him. And say unto him, Prophesy. And the ser. he cometh the third time, and saith unto vants did strike him with the palms of them, Sleep on now, and take your rest : their hands. And as Peter was beneath it is enough, the hour is come; behold, in the palace, there cometh one of the the Sun of man is betrayed into the maids of the high priest; and when she hands of sinners, Rise up, let us go; saw Peter warming himself, she looked 1o, he that betra yeth me is at hand. And upon him, and said, And thou also wast immediately, while he yet spake, cometh with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a saying, I know not, neither understand 1 great multitude, with swords and staves, what thou sayest. And he went out into from the chief priests, and the scribes. the porch ; and the cock crew. Anda and the elders.' And he that betrayed maid saw him again, and began to say to him had given them a token, saying them that stood by, This is one of them. Whonisoever I shall kiss, that same is And he denied it again And a little ne; take him and lead him away safely after, they that stood by said again to And as soon as he was come, he goeth Peter, Surely thou art one of them; for straight way to him, and saith, Master, thou art a Galilean, and thy speech Master; and kissed him. And they laid agreeth thereto. But be began to curse their hands on him, and took him. And and to swear, saying I know not this one of them that stood by drew a sword, man of whom ye speak. And the second and smote a servant of the high priest, time the cock crew. And Peter called and cut off his car. And Jesus an- to mind the word that Jesus said unto swered and said unto them, Are ye come him, Before the cock crow twice, thou out as against a thief, with swords and shalt deny me thrice. And when he with staves, to take me? I was daily thought thereon he wept. with you in the temple, teaching, and ye took me not; but the scriptures must be

Tuesday before Easter. fulfilled. And they all forsook bim, and fled. And there followed him a cer

For the Epistle. Isaiah 1. 5. tain young man, having a linen cloth THE Lord God hath opened mine ear, cast about his naked body; and the 1 and I was not rebellious, neither young men laid hold on him. And he turned away back. I gave my back to left the linen cloth, and fled from them the smiters, and my cheeks to them that raked. And they led Jesus away to the plucked off the hair : I hid not my face high priest: and with him were assem- from shame and spitting. For the Lord hled all the chief priests, and the elders, God will help me, therefore shall I not and the scribes. And Peter followed him be confounded; therefore have I set my afar off, ever into the palace of the high face like a Aint, and I know that I shaft priest and he sat with the servants, and not be ashamed. He is near that justi warmed himself at the fire. And the fieth me; who will contend with me? anul priests, and all the council, sought let us stand together, who is mine ad. versary ? let him come near to me. Be- Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, told, ihe Lord God will belp me; who coming out of the country, the father is he that shall condemn me ? Lo, they of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his ail shall wax old as a garment: the moth cross. And they bring him unto the place shall eat them up. Who is among you Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the the place oa skuil. And they gave voice of his servant, that walketh in him to drink wine mingled with myrrb; darkness, and hath no light ? let him but he received it not. And when they trust in the name of the Lord, and stay bau crucified him, they parted his gar. upon bis God. Behold, all ye that kin | ments, casting lots upon them, what dle A fire, that compass yourselves about every man should take. And it was the with sparks; walk in the light of your third hour, and they crucified bim. And fire, and in the sparks that ye ha e kin the superscription o his accusation was dlert. This shall ye have of mine hand, written over, THE KING OF THE ye shall lie down in sorrow.

JEWS. And with bim they crucify two

thieves; the one on his right hand, and The Gospel St. Mark xv. ).

the other on las left. And the scripture AND straightway in the morning, the was fulfilled, which saith, And he was

chief priests beld a consultation numbered with the transgressors. And with the elders and scribes, and the they that passed by railed on him, wag. whole council, and bound Jesus, and ging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou carried him away, and delivered him to that destroyest the temple, and buildest Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Art thou it in three days, save thyself, and come the King of the Jews ? And he answer down from the cross. Likewise also ing said unto him, Thou sayest it. And the chief priests mocking, said among the chiel priests accused him of many themselves, with the scriles, He saved things : but he answered nothing. And others, bimself he cannot save Let Pilale asked him again, saying, Answer Christ the King of Israel (lescend now est thou nothing behold how many from the cross, that we may see and things they witness against thee. But believe. And they that were crucified Jesus yet answered nothing: so that with trim reviled him. And when the Pilate marvelled. Now at that feast he sixth hour was come, there was dark Teleased unto them one prisoner, whom ness over the whole land, until the ninth sorver they desired. And there was one hour And at the ninth hour. Jesus named Barabbas, which lay bound with cried with a loud voice, saying, Elur. them that had made insurrection with Eloi, lama sahachthani, which is, being him, who had committed murder in the interpreted, My God, my God, why insurrection. And the multitude crying bast thou forsaken me? And some of aloud, began to desire him to do as he them that stood by, when they heard it, had ever done unto them. But Pilate said, Behold, he calleth Elis. And one enswered them, saying, Will ye that I ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, release unto you the King of the Jews ? and put it on a reed, and gave him to (For be knew that the chief priests had drink, saying, Let alone, let us see delivered him for envy.) But the chief whether Elias will come to take him priests moved the people, that he should down. And Jesus cried with a loud Father release Barabbas unto them. And voice, and gave up the ghost. And the Pilate answered, and said again unto vail of the temple was rent in twain, them, What will ye then that I shall do from the top to the bottom. And when unto him whom ye call the King of the the Centurion, which stood over against Jews ? And they cried out again, Cru. him, saw that be so cried out, and gave cify him. Then Pilate said unto them, up the ghost, he said, Truly this man Why, what evil hath be done? And they was the Son of God. cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. And so Pilale, willing to content Wednesday before Easter. the people, released Barabbas unto them; and delivered Jesuis, when he The Epistle Heb. ix. 15. had scourged him, to be crucified. And W HERE a testament is, there must the soldiers led him away into the ball, also of necessity be the death of called Pretorium, and they called to the leslator: for a testament is of force gether the whole band. And they cloth-after men are dead; otberwise it is of ed him with purple, and platled a crown no strength at all, whilst the testator of thoms and put it about his head, and liveth. Whereupon, neither the first began to salute him, Hail, King of the testament was dedicated without blood. Jews And they smote him on the head | For when Moses had spoken every pre. wit & reed, and did spit upon him, and cept to all the people, according to the Lowing their knees worshipped him. law, he took the blood of calves and of And when they had mocked him they goats, with water, and scarlet wool, took of the purple f om him, and put and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, his own clothes on him, and led him out and all the people, saying, This is the lo crucify bim. And they compel nine blood of the testament which fod hatha

epioned unto you. Moreover, he kingdom of God. And he took the cup. sprinkled likewise with blood both the and gave thanks, and said, Take this, tabernacle, and all the vessels or the and divide it among yourselves. For i ministry And almost all things are by say unto you, I will not drink of the the law purged with blood; and without fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of shedding of blood is no remission. It God shall come And he took bread, was therefore necessary that the patterns and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave of things in the heavens should be puri. unto them, saying, This is my body, fied with these ; but the heavenly things which is given for you: this do in rethemselves with better sacrifices than membrance of me Likewise also the these for Christ is not entered irto cup after supper, saying. This cup is the holy places made with hands, which the new testament in my blood, which are the figures of the true but into is shed for you. But behold, the hand heaven itself, now to appear in the pre of him that betrayeth me is with me on sence of God for us : nor yet that he the table. And truly the Son of man should offer himself often, as the high goeth as it was determined; but woe priest entereth into the holy place every unto that man by whom he is betrayed. year with blood of others (for then And they began to inquire aniong theminust he often have suffered since the selves, which of them it was that should foundation of the world, but now once, do this thing. And there was also a in the end of the world, hath he appear strife among them, which of them ed to put away sin by the sacrifice of should be accounted the greatest And himself And as it is appointed unto he said unto them, The kings of the men once to die, but after this the judge Gentiles exercise lordship over them; ment: so Christ was once offered to and they that exercise authority upon bear the sins of many; and unto them them are called benefactors. But ye that took for him shall he appear the shall not be so: but he that is greatest second time, without sin, unto salva among you, let him be as the younger; tion.

and be that is chief, as he that doth

serve. For whether is greater, he that The Gospel St. Luke xxii. I.

sitteth at meat, or he that serveth ? is N OW the feast of unleavened bread not he that sitteth at meat ? But I am

I drew nigh, which is called the among you as he that serveth. Ye are Passover. And the chief priests and they which have continued with me in scribes sought how they might kill him; my temptations. And I appoint unto for they feared the people. Then enter you a kingdom, as my Father hath ap. ed Satan into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, pointed unto me: that ye may eat and being of the number of the twelve. And drink at my table in my kingdom, and he went his way, and communed with sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes the chief priests and captains how he of Israel And the Lord said, Simon, might betray him unto them. And they Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to were glad, and covenanted to give him have you, that he may sift you as wheat: money. And he promised, and sought but I have prayed for thee, that thy opportunity to betray him unto thein in faith fail not; and when thou art conthe absence of the multitude. Thenverted, strengthen thy brethren. And came the day of unleavened bread, when he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to the passover must be killed. And he go with thee both into prison and to sent Peter and John, saying, Go, and death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, prepare us the passover, that we may eat. the cock shall not crow this day, before And they said unto him, Where wilt that thou shalt thrice deny that thou thou that we prepare ? And he said unto knowest me. And he said unto them, them, Behold, when ye are entered into When I sent you without purse, and the city, there shall a man meet you scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? bearing a pitcher of water; follow him And they said, Nothing. Then said he into the house where be entereth in. unto them, But now he that hatha And ye shall say unto the good man of purse, let him take it, and likewise his the house, The Master saith unto thee, scrip: and he that hath no sword, let Where is the guest-chamber, where I him sell his garment and buy one. For shall eat the passover with my disciples ? I say unto you, that this that is written And he shall show you a large upper must yet be accomplished in me, And room furnished: there make ready. he was reckoned among the tra And they went and found as he had said sors : for the things concerning me have unto them; and they made ready the an end. And they said, Lord, behold, passover. And when the hour was here are two swords. And he said untu come, he sat down, and the twelve | them. It is enough. And he came out, Apostles with him. And he said unto and went, as he was wont, to the mount them, With desire I have desired to eat | or Olives; and his disciples also follow. this passover with you before I suffer. ed him. And when he was at the place, For 1 say unto you, I will not any more he said unto them, Pray that ye enter eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the I not into templation. And he was with

sors : for the threrong the transgres.

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