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But let a man examine him- whether the man were a Gaself, and so let him eat of that liiean. And as soon as he bread, and drink of that cup. knew that he belonged unto For he that eateth and drink- Herods jurisdiction, he sent eth unworthily, eateth and him to Hurod, who wimself drinketh damnation to himselt, was also at Jerusalem at that not discerning the Lord's body. time. And when Herod saw For this cause many are weak Jesus, he was exceeding glad; and sickly among you, and for he was desirous to see him many sleep. For if we would of a long season, because he judge ourselves, we should had heard many things of him; not be judged. But when we and he hoped to have seen are judged, we are chastened some miracle done by him. of the Lord, that we should Then he questioned with him not be condemned with the in many words; but he answerworld. Wherelore, my bre-fud him nothing. And the chief thren, when ye come to ether priests and scribes stood and to eat, tarry one for another ehemently accused him. And And if any man hunger, let Herod with his men of war him eat at home; that ye come set him at nought, and mocknot together unto condemna-fed bim, and arrayed him in a tion. And the rest will I sell orgeous robe, and sent him in order when I come. again to Pilate. And the same The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. made friends together ; for
day Pilate and Hurod were 'HE whole multitude of before, they were at enmity
them arose, and led him between themselves. And Piunto Pilate. And they began late, when he had called 10to accuse him, saying, Welgether the chief priests, and found this fellow perverting he rulers, and the people, said the nation, and forbidding tuunitu them, Ye have brought give tribute to Cæsar, sayin, ihis man unto me, as one that that he bimself is Christ perverteth the people : and king. And Pilate asked him, chold, I have examined saying, Art thou the king onim b-fore you, have found no the Jews ? and he answered ault in this man, touching him, and said, Thou sayestriose things whereof ye accuse it. Then said Pilate to the im: No, nor yet Herod : for chief priests and to the peopl , I sent you to him ; and lo, noI find no fault in this man lihing worthy of death is clone And they were the more fierce, unto him. I will therefore savino, He stirreth up the peo- hastise him, and release him. pe. teaching throughout all (For of necessity he must reJewry, beginning from Galilee lease one unto them at the to this place. When Pilatefcast.) And thev cried out all beard of Galilee, he asker at once, saying, Away with
this man, and release unto us, mountains, Fall on us; and to Barabbas : (who for a certaine hills, Cover us. For if sedition made in the city, and they do these things in a green for murder, was cast into pri- tee, what shall be done in the son.) Pilate, therefore, wii. dry? And there were also ling to release Jesus, spakciwo other, malefactors, led again to them. But they cried, with him to be put to death. saying, Crucify him, crucily and when they were come to him. And he said unto then the place which is called Cal. the third time, Why, whai vary, there they crucified him, evil hath he done? I have and the malefactors; one on found no cause of death in the right hand, and the other him: I will therefore chastise on the left. Then said Jesus, him, and let him go. And Father, forgive them, for they they were instant with loud know not what they do. And voices, requiring that he might and they parted his raiment, be crucified : and the voices and cast lots. And the people of them, and of the chief stood beholding: and the rulers priests, prevailed. And Pi- also with them derided him, Jate gave sentence that it saying, He saved others ; let should be as they required. him save himself, if he be And he released unto them Christ the chosen of God. him that for sedition and mur. And the soldiers also mocked der was cast into prison, whom him, coming to him, and ofthey had desired: but he de- fering him vinegar, and saylivered Jesus to their will.ing, If thou be the king of the And as they led him away, Jews, save thyself. And a they laid hold upon one Simon, superscription also was written a Cyrenian, coming out of the over him in letters of Greek, country, and on him they laid and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS the cross, that he might bear IS THE KING OF THE it after Jesus. And there fol- JEWS. And one of the malelowed him a great company factors, which were hanged, of people, and of women, who railed on him, saying, If thout also bewailed and lamented be Christ, save thyself and us. him. But Jesus turning unto But the other answering, rethem, said, Daughters of Je-buked him, saying, Dost not rusalem, weep not for me, but thou fear God, seeing thou weep for yourselves, and for art in the same condemnation?
For behold. And we indeed justly ; for we the days are coming, in the receive the due reward of our which tsev shall say, Blessed deeds : but this man hath done are the barren, and the wombs nothing amiss. And he said that never bare, and the paps junto Jesus, Lord, remember which never gave suck. Then me when thou comest into thy shall they begin to say to the kingdom. And Jesus said unto
dim, Verily I say unto thee, prayers, which we offer beToday shalt thou be with me fore thee for all estates of nien in Paradise And it was about in thy holy church, that every tie sixth bour, and there was member of the same, in his darkness over all the earth vocation and ministry, may until the ninth hour. And the truly and godly serve thee, sun was darkened, and the through our Lord and Saviour vail of the temple was rent in Jesus Christ. Amen. the midst. And when Jesus MERCIFUL God, who
he said, Father into thy hands batest nothing that thou hast I commend my spirit: and made, nor desirest the death having said thus, he gave up of a sinner, but rather that he the ghost. Now when the should be converted and live ; Centurion saw what was done, have mercy upon all Jews, he glorified God, saying, C'er-Turks, Infidels, and Heretics; tainly this was a righteous and take from them all igroman. And all the people that rance, hardness of heart, and came together to that sight, contempt of thy word ; and so beholding the things that were fetch them honie, blessed Lord, done, smote their breasts and to thy flock, that they may be returned. And all his acquaint-saved among the remnant of ance, and the women that the true Israelites, and be followed him from Galilee, made one fold under one Shepstood afar off, beholding these herd, Jesus Chirst our Lord, things.
who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one Good Friday. God, world without end. Amen. The Collects.
The Epistle. Heb. x. i. ALMIGHTY God. we be behold this thy family, for and not the very image of
seech thee graciously i. THE law having a shadow which our Lord Jesus Christ the things, can never, with Was contented to be betrayed, those sacrifices which they ofand given up into the hands offered year by year continually, wicked men, and to sufferdeath make the comers thereunto upon the cross, who now liv-perfect. For then, would they eth and reigneth with ihee and
not have ceased to be offered? the Holy Ghost, ever one God, because that the worshippers, world without end. Amen.
once purged, should have had LMIGHTY and everlast- no more conscience of sins.
A in God, by whose spiriBut those sacrifices there
the whole body of the Church is a remembrance again made is governed and sanctified . of sins every year. For it is receive our supplications and not possible that the blood of
bulls and of goats should take member no more. Now, where away sins. Wheretore, when remission of these is, there is he cometh into the world, hu no more offering for sin. Haysaith, Sacrifice and offering|ing, therefore, brethren, boldthou wouldest not, but a body ness to enter into the holicst hast thou prepared me : I. Toy the blood of Jesus, by a new burnt-offerings and sacrifices and living way, which he hath for sin thou hast had no plea- consecrated for us through the sure: Then said I, Lo, I come vail that is to say, bis flesh; (in the volume of the book it and having an high priest over is written of me) to do thy will. the house of God; let us draw O God. Above, when he said, near with a true heart, in full Sacrifice, and offering, and assurance of faita, having our burnt-offerings, and offering hearts sprinkled from an evil for sin, thou wouldest not.fronscience, and our bodies neither hadst pleasure therein, washed with pure water. Let which are offered by the law, us hold fast the profession of Then said he, Lo, I come to our faith, without wavering i do thy will, () God. He taketh for he is faithful that promisa way the first, that he may ed ;) and let us consider one establish the second. By the another to provoke unto love, which will we are sanctified, and to good works ; not forthrough the offering of the saking the assembling of our. body of Jesus Christ once for selves together, as the manner all. And every priest standeth of some is ; but exhorting one daily ministering and offering another : and so much the oftentimes the same sacrifices, more, as ye see the day apwhich can never take away proaching. sins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice forl The Gospel. St. John xix, 1.
DLATE right hand of God; from sus, and scourged him. henceforth expecting till his and the soldiers platted a enemies be made his footstool. crown of thorns, and put it For by one offering he ha:hon bis head, and they put on perfected for ever them that iim a purple robe, and said, are sanctified: whereof the Hail, king of the Jews! and Holy Ghost also is a witness to they smote him with their us : For after that he had said hands Pilate therefore went before this is the covenant forth again, and saith unto th it I will make with them them, Behold I bring him after those davs, saith the forth to vou, that ve may know Lord, I will put my laws into that I find no fault in bim. their hearts and in their minds Then came Jesus forth, wear. will I write them : and their ing the crown of thorns, and sins and iniquities will I re-the purple robe. And Pilate
saith unto them, Behold the they cried out, Away with him, man. When the chief priests. away with him, crucify liim. therefore, and officers saw Pilate saith unto them, Shall ! him, they cried out, saying, crucify your King? The chief Crucify him, crucify him. Pi- priests answered, We have no late saith unto them, Take ya king but Cæsar. Then delihim, and crucify him ; for Ivered he him therefore unto find no fault in him. The Jews them to be crucified ; and they answered him, We have a took Jesus, and led him away. law, and by our law he ought And he,bearing his cross, went to die, because he made him-forth into a place called the self the Son of God. When place of a skull, which is called Pilate, therefore, heard that in the Hebrew, Golgotha ; saying, he was the more where they crucified him, and afraid ; and went again into two other with him, on either the judgment-ball, and saith side one,and Jesus in the midst. unto Jesus, Whence art thou ! And Pilate wrote a title and But Jesus gave him no answer. put it on the cross; and the Then saith Pilate unto him, writing was, JESUS OF NASpeakest thou not unto me? ZARETH THE KING OF Knoweth thou not that I have THE JEWS. This title then power to crucify thee and read many of the Jews; for the have power to release thee? place where Jesus was crucifiJesus answered, Thou couldested was nigh to the city ; and it have no power at all against was written in Hebrew, and me, except it were given thee Greek, and Latin. Then said from above ; therefore he that the chief priests of the Jews to delivered me unto thee hath Pilate, Write not, The King of the greater sin. And from the Jews; but that he said, I am thenceforth Pilate sought to King of the Jews. Pilate anrelease him ; but the Jews swered, What I have written, cried out, saying, If thou let I have written. Then the solthis man go, thou art not diers, when they had crucified Cæsar's friend: Whosoever Jesus, took his garments, (and maketh himself a king, speak- made four parts, to every soleth against Cæsar. When Pi-dier a part) and also his coat: late, therefore, heard that say- now the coat was without seam, ing, he brought Jesus forth, woven from the top throughout. and sat down in the judgment. They said therefore among seat, in a place that is called themselves, Let us not rend it, the Pavement, but in the He. but cast lots for it,whose it shall brew, Gabbatha. And it was be : that the Scripture might the preparation of the Pass- be fulfilled, which saith, They over, and about the sixth parted my raiment among hour: and he saith unto the them, and for my vesture they Jews, Behold your King. But did cast lots. These things