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Wednesday before Easter. judgment : so Christ was once

The Epistle. Heb. ix. 16. offered to bear the sins of many WHERE a testament is, there and unto them that look for him

must also of necessity be shall he appear the second time, the death of the testator; for a without sin, unto salvation. testament is of force after men The Gospel. St. Luke, xxii. 1. are dead; otherwise it is of no

Now the feast of unleaven. strength at all, whilst the testator ed bread drew nigh, wbich liveth. Whereupon, neither the is called the Passover. And the first testament was dedicated chief priests and scribes sought without blood. For when Moses how they might kill bim ; for had spoken every precept to all they feared the people. Then the people, according to the law, entered Satan into Judas, surhe took the blood of calves and named Iscariot, being of the numof goats, with water, and scarlet ber of the twelve. And he went wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled his way, and communed with the both the book, and all the people, chief priests and captains how be saying, This is the blood of the might betray him unto them. testament which God hath en- And they were glad, and covejoined unto you. Moreover, he nanted to give him money. And sprinkled likewise with blood|he promised, and sought opporboth the tabernacle and all the tunity to betray him unto them vessels of the ministry. And al- in the absence of the multitude. most all things are by the law Then came the day of unleavenpurged with blood; and without ed bread, when the passover must shedding of blood is no remission. be killed. And he sent Peter It was therefore necessary that and John, saying, Go, and prethe patterns of things in the hea- pare us the passover, that we vens should be purified with may eat. And they said unto these; but the heavenly things him, Where wilt thou that we themselves with better sacrifices prepare ? And he said unto them, than these. For Christ is not en- Behold, when ye are entered into tered into the holy places made the city, there shall a man meet with hands, which are the figures you bearing a pitcher of water; of the true; but into heaven it follow bim into the house where self, now to appear in the pre- he entereth in. And ye shall say sence of God for us: nor yet that unto the good man of the house, he should offer himself often, as The Master saith unto thee, Where the high priest entereth into the is the guest-chamber, where I holy place every year with blood shall eat the passover with my of others: (for then must be of- disciples? And he shall show you ten have suffered since the foun- a large upper room furnished: dation of the world), but now there make ready. And they once, in the end of the world, went and found as he had said hath he appeared to put away unto them; and they made ready sin by the sacrifice of himself. the passover. And when the hour And as it is appointed unto men was come, he sat down, and the

ce to die, but after this the twelve Apostles with him. And

he said unto them, With desire that ye may eat and drink at my I have desired to eat this passover table in my kingdom, and sit on with you before I suffer. For I thrones, judging the twelve tribes say unto you, I will not any more of Israel. And the Lord said, eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath the kingdom of God. And he desired to have you, that he may took the cup, and gave thanks, sist you as wheat: but I have and said, Take this, and divide it prayed for thee, that thy faith fail among yourselves. For I say not; and when thou art convertunto you, I will not drink of the ed, strengthen thy brethren. And fruit of the vine, until the king- he said unto him, Lord. I am dom of God shall come. And he ready to go with thee both into took bread, and gave thanks, and prison and to death. And he said, brake it, and gave unto them, say. I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall ing, This is iny body, which is not crow this day, before that thou given for you: this do in remem-shalt thrice deny that thou knowbrance of me. Likewise also the est me. And he said unto them, eup after supper, saying, This cup When I sent you without purse, isthe new testament in my blood, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye wbich is shed for you But be- any thing? And they said, Nohold, the hand of bim that betray- thing. Then said he unto them, eth me is with me on the table. But now he that hath a purse, let And truly the Son of man goeth him take it, and likewise his as it was determined: but woe scrip: and he that hath no sword, unto that man by whom he is be- let him sell his garment and buy trayed. And they began to in-one. For I say unto you, that this quire among themselves, which that is written must yet be acof them it was that should do this complished in me. And he was thing. And there was also a strife reckoned among the transgresamong them, which of them sors: for the things concerning should be accounted the greatest. me have an end. And they said, And he said unto them, The kings Lord, behold, here are two of the Gentiles exercise lordship swords. And he said unto them, over them; and they that exer- It is enough. And he came out, cise authority upon them are and went, as he was wont, to the called benefactors. But ye shall mount of Olives; and his discinot be so: but he that is greatest ples also followed him. And among you, let him be as the when he was at the place, he younger; and be that is chief, as said unto them, Pray that ye enhe that doth serve. For whether ter not into temptation. And he is greater, be that sitteth at meat, was withdrawn from them about or he that serveth ? is not he that a stone's cast, and kneeled down, sitteth at meat? But I am among and prayed, saying, Father, if thou you as he that serveth. Ye are be willing, remove this cup from they which have continued with me: Devertheless, not my will,

And there ine in my temptations. And I ap- but thine be done. point unto you a kingdom, as my lappeared an angel unto him from Fatber hath appointed unto me: heaven, strengthening him. And


being in an agony, be prayed while another saw him, and said, more earnestly; and his sweat Thou art also of them. And Pewas as it were great drops of ter said, Man, I am not. And ablood falling down to the ground. bout the space of one hour after, And when he rose up from prayer, another confidently affirmed, sayand was come to his disciples, ing, Of a truth, this fellow also he found them sleeping for sor- was with him ; for he is a Garow; and said unto them, Why lilean. And Peter said, Man, I sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye know not what thou sayest. And enter into temptation. And while immediately, while he yet spake, he yet spake, behold, a multitude, the cock crew. And the Lord and he that was called Judas, one turned, and looked upon Peter; of the twelve, went before them, and Peter remembered the word and drew near unto Jesus to kiss of the Lord, how he had said unto him. But Jesus said unto him, him, Before the cock crow, thou Judas, betrayest thou the Son of shalt deny me thrice. And Peter man with a kiss? When they went out and wept bitterly. And which were about him saw what the men that held Jesus, mocked would follow, they said unto him, him, and smote him, And when Lord, shall we smite with the they had blindfolded him, they sword ? And one of them smote struck him on the face, and asked the servant of the high priest, and him, saying, Prophesy, who is cut off his right ear. And Jesus it that smote thee ? And many answered and said, Suffer ye thus other things blasphemously spake far. And he touched his ear, and they against him. And, as soon healed him. Then Jesus said un- as it was day, the elders of the to the chief priests and captains people, and the chief priests, and of the temple, and the elders the 'scribes came together, and which were come to him, Be ye led him into their council, saying, come out as against a thief, with Art thou the Christ? Tell us. swords and staves ? When I was And he said unto them, if I tell daily with you in the temple, ye you, ye will not believe : And if I stretched forth no hands against also ask you, ye will not answer me : but this is your hour, and me, nor let me go. Hereafter the power of darkness. Then shall the Son of man sit on the took they him, and led him, and right hand of the power of God. brought him into the high priest's Then said they all, Art thou then house. And Peter followed afar the Son of God? And he said off. And when they had kindled unto them. Ye say that I am. And a fire in the midst of the hall, and they said. What need we any were set down together, Peter further witness ? for we ourselves sat down among them. - But a bave heard of his own mouth. certainr maid beheld him, as he Thursday before Easter. sat by the fire, and earnestly The Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17. looked upon him, and said, This In this that I declare unto you, man was also with him. And he I praise you not; that you denied him, saying, Woman, I come together not for the better, know him not. 'And after a little but for the worse. For first of all,

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when ye come logether in the sleep. For if we would judge ourChurch, I hear that there be di- selves, we should not be judged. visions among you ; and I partly But when we are judged, we are believe it. For there must be also chastened of the Lord, that we beresies among you, that they should not be condemned with which are approved may be made the world. Wherefore, my brethmanifest among you. When ye ren, when ye come together to come together therefore into one eat, tarry one for another. And place, this is not to eat the Lord's if any man hunger, let him eat at Supper. For, in eating, every home; that ye come not together one taketh before other his own unto condemnation. And the rest supper : and one is hungry, and will I set in order when I come, another is drunken. What, have The Gospel. St. Luke, xxiii. 1. se not bouses to eat and to drink T E whole multitude of them in or despise ye the Church of arose, and led bim unto Pilate, God, and shame them that have And they hegan to accuse him, Det? Wbat shall I say to you ? saying, We found this fellow perskall I praise you in this ? I praise verting the nation, and forbidding you not. For I bave received of to give tribute to Cæsar, saying, the Lord that which also I deli-that be himself is Christ a king. vered unto you, That the Lord And Pilate asked him, saying Jesus, the same night in which art thou the king of the Jews ? be was betrayed, took bread; and And he answered him, and said, when he had given thanks, he Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate brake it, and said, Take, eat ; to the chief priests and to the this is my body, which is broken people, I find no fault in this man. for you : this do in remembrance and they were the more fierce, of me. After the same manner saying, He stirreth up the people, also he took the cup, when he had teaching throughout all Jewry, supped, saying, This cup is the beginning from Galilee to this new testament in my blood: this place. When Pilate beard of do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in re- Galilee, he asked whether the membrance of me. For as often man were a Galilean. And as soon as ye eat this bread, and drink this as he knew that he belonged unto cup. ye do show the Lord's death Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him till he come. Wherefore, whoso-10 Herod, who himself was also ever shall eat this bread, and drink at Jerusalem at that time. And this cup of the Lord unworthily, when Herod saw Jesus, he was shall be guilty of the body and exceeding glad; for he was deblood of the Lord. But let a man sirous to see him of a long seaexamine himself, and so let him son, because he had heard many eat of that bread, and drink of things of him; and he hoped to that cup. For he that eateth and have seen some miracle done by drinketh anworthily, eateth and him. Then he questioned with drinketh damnation to himself, him in many words; but he annot discerning the Lord's body. swered him nothing. And the For this cause many are weak chief priests and scribes stood and and sickly among you, and many vehemently accused him, and


Herod with his men of war set will. And as they led him away, him at nought, and mocked him, they laid hold upon one Simon, and arrayed him in a gorgeous a Cyrenian, coming out of the robe, and sent him again to Pilate. country, and on him they laid And the same day Pilate and He- the cross, that he might bear it rod were made friends together; after Jesus. And there followed for before, they were at enmity him a great company of people, between themselves. And Pilate, and of women, who also bewailed when he had called together the and lamented him. But Jesus chief priests, and the rulers, and turning unto them, said, Daughthe people, said unto them. Yeters of Jerusalem, weep not for have brought this man unto me me, but weep for yourselves, and as one that perverteth the people : for your children. For behold, and behold, I, having examined the days are coming, in the which him before you, have found no they shall say, Blessed are the fault in this man, touching those barren, and the wombs that never things whereof ye accuse him : bare, and the paps which never No, nor yet Herod : for I sent gave suck. Then shall they be you to him; and lo, nothing wor- gin to say to the mountains, Fall thy of death is done unto him. on us; and the hills, Cover us. I will therefore chastise him, and For if they do these things in a release him. (For of necessity green tree, what shall be done in he must release one into them the dry ? And there were also at the feast.) And they cried iwo others, malefactors, led with out all at once, saying Away him to be put to death. And with this man, and release unto when they were

come to the us Barabbas: (who for a certain place which is called Calvary sedition made in the city, and for there they crucified him, and murder, was cast into prison.) the malefactors; one on the right Pilate, therefore, willing to re-hand, and the other on the left. lease Jesus, spake again to them. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive But they cried, saying, Crucify them, for they know not what hiin, crucify him. And he said they do. And they parted his unto them the third time, Why, raiment, and cast lots. And the what evil hath he done? I have people stood beholding: and the found no cause of death in him : rulers also with them derided I will therefore chastise him, and him, saying, he saved others; let let him go. And they were in-him save himself, if he he Christ stant with loud voices, requiring the chosen of God. And the solthat he might be crucified : and diers also mocked him, coming the voices of them and of the to him, and offering him vinegar, chief priests prevailed. And Pi- and saying, If thou be the king late gave sentence that it should of the Jews, save thyself. And be as they required. And be re- a superscription also was written leased unto them him that for over him in letters of Greek, and sedition and murder was cast into Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS prison, whom they had desired : THE KING OF THE JEWS. but he delivered Jesus to their And one of the malefactors, which

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