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The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. Your father Abraham rejoi

ESÜS said, Which of you ced to see my day, and he saw

convinceth 'mie of fin? it, and was glad. Then said And if I say the truth, why the Jews unto him, Thou art do ye not believe me? He not yet fifty years old, and that is of God, heareth God's haft thou seen Abraham? Jewords ; ye therefore hear them sus said unto them, Verily, not, because ye are not of verily, I say unto you, before God. Then answered the Abraham was, I am. Then Jews, and said unto him, Say took they up stones to cast at we not well, that thou art a him ; but Jesus hid. himself, Samaritan, and haft a devil ? and went out of the temple. Jesus answered, I have not a devil: but I honour my Fa- The Sunday next before Eafter. ther, and ye do dishonour me.

The Collect. And I seek not mine own Lmighty eth and judgeth. Verily, ve- love towards mankind, haft rily, I say unto you, If a man sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus keep my saying, he shall never Christ, to take upon him our fee death. Then said the flesh, and to suffer death upon Jews unto him, Now we the cross, that all mankind know that thou hast a devil : should follow the example of Abraham is dead, and the his great humility; mercifully prophets; and thou sayelt, If grant that we may both fola man keep my saying, he low the example of his patishall never taste of death. Art ence, and also be made parthou greater than our father takers of his resurrection, Abraham, which is dead? and through the same Jesus Christ the prophets are dead : whom our Lord. Amen. makest thou thyself? Jesus The Epistle. Phil. ii.


ET this mind be in you, my honour is nothing; it is

father that honoureth me, Jesus : who being in the form of whom ye say, that he is of God, thought it not robyour God: yet ye have not bery to be equal with God; known him; but I know him: but made himself of no repuand if I should say I know tation, and took upon him him not, I shall be a liar the form of a servant, and like unto you; but I know was made in the likeness of him, and keep his saying, men : and being found in


answered, If I honour myfeif L which was also in Chrift



fashion as a man, he humbled is the price of blood. And himself, and became obedient they took counsel, and bought unto death, even the death with them the potters field to of the cross. Wherefore God bury strangers in. Wherealso hath highly exalted him, fore that field was called, The and given him a Name which field of blood, unto this day. is above every name; that at (Then was fulfilled that which the Name of Jesus every knee was fpoken by Jeremy the should bow, of things in hea- prophet, saying, And they ven, and things in earth, and took the thirty pieces of filthings under the earth ; and ver, the price of him that that every tongue should con- was valued, whom they of fess that Jesus Chrift is Lord, the children of Israel did vatotheglory of God the Father. lue, and gave them for the

potters field, as the Lord The Gospel. St. Matth.xxvii. 1. appointed me.) And Jesus

HEN the morning stood before the governor ;

was come, all the chief and the governor asked him, priests and elders of the peo- saying, Art thou the King of ple took counsel against Jesus the Jews ? _And Jesus said to put him to death. And unto him, Thou sayest. And when they had bound him, when he was accused of the they led him away, and deli- chief priests and elders, he anvered him to Pontius Pilate swered nothing. Then faith the governor. Then Judas, Pilate unto him, Hearest thou who had betrayed him, when not how many things they he saw that he was condemned, witness against thee » and he repented himself, and brought answered him to nevera word, again the thirty pieces of fil- insomuch that the governor ver to the chief priests and marvelled greatly. Now at elders, saying, I have sinned, that feast the governor was in that I have betrayed the wont to release unto the peoinnocent blood. And they ple a prisoner, whom they said, What is that to us? fee would. And they had then thou to that. And he cast a notable prisoner, called Badown the pieces of silver in rabbas. Therefore, when they the temple, and departed, and were gathered together, Piwent and hanged himself. late said unto them, Whom And the chief priests took the will ye that I release unto filver pieces, and said, It is you? Barabbas, or Jesus not lawful for to put them which is called Chrift? For into the treasury, because it he knew that for envy they


had delivered him. When band of foldiers. And they he was set down on the judg- stripped him, and put on him ment-feat, his wife fent unto a scarlet robe. And when him, saying, Have thou no- they had platted a crown of thing to do with that just thorns, they put it upon his man; for I have suffered ma- head; and a reed in his right ny things this day in a dream hand: and they bowed the becaule of him. But the knee before him, and mocked chief priests and elders per- him, saying, Hail, King of suaded the multitude that the Jews ! And they spit uponi they should ask Barabbas, and him, and took the reed and destroy Jesus. The governor fmote him on the head. And answered and said unto them, after that they had mocked Whether of the twain will ye him, they took the robe off that I release unto you? They from him, and put his own said, Barabbas. Pilate faith raiment on him, and led him unto them, What shall I do away to crucify him. And then with Jesus, which is cal- as they came out, they found led Christ? They all say unto a man of Cyrene, Simon by hiin, Let him be crucified. name; him they compelled And the governor said, Why, to bear his cross. And when what evil hath he done ? they were come unto a place But they cried out the more, called Golgotha, that is to saying, Let bim be crucified, say, a place of a skull, they When Pilatefaw that he could gave him vinegar to drink prevail nothing, but that ra- mingled with gall; and when ther a tumult was made, he he had tasted thereof, he would took water, and washed his not drink. And they crucihands before the multitude, fied him, and parted his garsaying, I am innocent of the ments, cafting lots: that it blood of this just person : see might be fulfilled, which was ye to it. Then answered all spoken by the prophet, They the people, and said, His parted my garments among blood be on us, and on our them, and upon my vesture children. Then released he did they cast lots. And fitBarabbas unto them; and ting down, they watched him when he had scourged Jesus, there ; and set up over his he delivered him to be cru- head his accufation written, cified. Then the soldiers of THIS IS JESUS THE the governor took Jesus into KING OF THE JEWS. the common-hall, and ga- Then were there two thieves thered unto him the whole crucified with him ; one on


the right band, and another a loud voice, yielded up the on the left. And they that paf- ghoft. And behold, the rail led by reviled him, wagging of the temple was rent in their heads, and saying, Thou twain, from the top to the that destroyest the temple, bottom; and the earth did and buildest'it in three days, quake, and the rocks rent ; save thyself: If thou be the and the graves were opened ; Son of God, come down from and many bodies of saints the cross. Likewise, also the which fept, arose, and came chief priests, mocking him, out of the graves after his rewith the scribes and elders, furrection, and went into the faid, He saved others, him- holy city, and appeared unto self he cannot save: if he be many. Now when the Centuthe King of Israel, let him rion, and they that were with now come down froin the him watching Jesus, saw the cross, and we will believe him. earthquake, and those things He trusted in God; let him that were done, they feared deliver bim now, if he will greatly, saying, Truly this have him : for he said, I am was the Son of God. the Son of God. The thieves also which were crucified with

Monday before Easter. him, castthe same in his teeth. For the Epiftle. Ifai. Ixiii. 1. Now from the sixth hour there HO is this that comwas darkness over all the land, eth from Edom, with unto the ninth hour. And a- dyed garments from Bozrah? bout the ninth hour, Jesus cri- this that is glorious in his aped with a loud voice, saying, parel, travelling in the greatEli, Eli, lama Jabachthani? ness of his strength ? I that that is to say, My God, my speak in righteousness, mighty God, why haft thou forsaken to save. Wherefore art thou me? Some of them that stood red in thine apparel, and thy there, when they heard that, garments like him that treadfaid, This man calleth for Eli, eth in the wine-fat ? I have as. And straightway one of trodden the wine-press alone, them ran, and took a spunge, and of the people there was and filled it with vinegar, and none with me : for I will tread put it on a reed, and gave him them in mine anger, and to drink. The rest faid, Let trample them in my fury, and be, let us see whether Elias will their blood shall be sprinkled come to save him. Jesus, upon my garments, and I will when he had cried again with stain all my raiment. For the



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day of vengeance is in mine brought them up out of the heart, and the year of my re- sea, with the shepherd of his deemed is come. And I look- flock? Where is he that put ed, and there was none to his Holy Spirit within him? help; and I wondered that that led them by the rightthere was .none to uphold : hand of Moses, with his gloritherefore mine

ous arm dividing the water bebrought salvation unto me ; fore them, to make himself an and my fury it upheld me. everlasting Name? That led And I will tread down the them through the deep as an people in mine anger, and horse in the wilderness, that make them drunk in my fury, they should not stumble? As and I will bring down their a beast goeth down into the strength to the earth. I will valley, the spirit of the Lord mention the loving kindnesses caused him to rest : so didit of the Lord, and the praises thou lead thy people, to make of the Lord, according to all thyself a glorious Name. Look that the Lord hath bestowed down from heaven, and beon us, and the great goodness hold from the habitation of towards the house of Israel, thy holiness, and of thy glory: which he hath bestowed on Where is thy zeal, and thy them, according to his mer- strength, the founding of thy cies, and according to the bowels, and of thy mercies multitude of his loving-kind- towards me? are they renesses. For he said, Surely strained ? Doubtless thou art they are my people, children our Father, though Abraham that will not lie : So he was be ignorant of us, and Israel their Saviour. In all their af- acknowledge us not : thou fliction he was afflicted, and O Lord, art our Father, our the angel of his presence saved Redeemer, thy Name is from them : in his love and in his everlasting. O Lord, why haft pity he redeemed them, and thou made us to err from thy he bare them, and carried ways ? and hardened our them all the days of old. But heart from thy fear? Return, they rebelled, and vexed his for thy servants fake, the holy Spirit: therefore he was tribes of thine inheritance. turned to be their enemy, and the people of thy holiness he fought against them. Then have poffèffed it but a little he remembered the days of while : our adversaries have old, Moses and his people, trodden down thy sanctuary. saying, Where is he that We are thine, thou never


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