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of God. Then faid they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he faid unto them, Ye fay that I am. And they said, What need we any further witnefs? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
Thursday before Eafter.
'N this that I declare unto you, I praife you not; that you come together, not for the better, but for the worse. For firft of all, when ye come together in the Church, I hear that there be divifions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be alfo herefies among you, that they who are approved, may be made manifeft among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For in eating, every one taketh before other his own fupper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What, have ye not houfes to eat and to drink in or defpife ye the Church of God, and fhame them that have not? What fhall I fay to you? fhall I praise you in this? I praife you not. For I have received of the Lord, that which alfo I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jefus, the fame night in which he was betrayed, took bread and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and faid, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the fame manner alfo he took the cup, when he had fupped, faying, This cup is the new teftament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do fhew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore, whofcever fhall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, fhall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and fo let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himfelf, not difcerning the Lord's body. For this caufe many are weak and fickly among you, and many fleep. For if we would judge ourfelves, we fhould not be
judged. But when we are judged, we are chaftened of the Lord, that we fhould not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the reft will I fet in order when I come.
The Gospel. St Luke xxiii. 1.
HE whole multitude of them arofe, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accufe him, faying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæfar, faying, that he himself is Chrift, a King. And Pilate afked him, faying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him, and faid, Thou fayeft it. Then faid Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. And as foon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurifdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself was also at Jerufalem at that time. And when Herod faw Jefus, he was exceeding glad for he was defirous to fee him of a long feafon, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen fome miracle done by him. Then he queftioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. And the chief priefts and fcribes ftood and vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war fet him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and fent him again to Pilate. And the fame day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before they were at enmity between themselves. And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers and the people, faid unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I have examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching thofe things whereof ye accufe him: No, nor yet Herod: for I fent you to him, and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastife
him, and release him. (For of neceffity he must release one unto them at the feaft.) And they cried out all at once, faying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: (Who for a certain fedition made in the city, and for murder, was caft in prison.) Pilate therefore, willing to release Jefus, fpake again to them. But they cried, faying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he faid unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were inftant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified: and the voices of them and of the chief priests, prevailed. And Pilate gave fentence that it fhould be as they required. And he released unto them him, that for fedition and murder was caft into prifon, whom they had defired: but he delivered Jefus to their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who alfo bewailed and lamented him. But Jefus turning unto them, faid Daughters of Jerufalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourfelves, and for your children. For behold, the days are coming, in the which they fhall fay, Bleffed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave fuck. Then fhall they begin to fay to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And there were alfo two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him; and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then faid Jefus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and caft lots. And the people stood beholding: and the rulers alfo with them derided him, faying, He faved others; let him fave himself, if he be Chrift the chofen of God. And the foldiers alfo mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and faying, If thou be the King of the Jews fave thyfelf. And a fuperfcription alfo was
written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, railed on him, But the faying, If thou be Chrift, fave thyself and us. other answering, rebuked him, faying, Doft not thou fear, God, feeing thou art in the fame condemnation? And we indeed juftly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amifs. And he laid unto Jefus, Lord, remember me when thou comeft into thy Kingdom. And Jefus faid unto him, Verily I fay unto thee, To-day fhalt thou be with me in paradife. And it was about the fixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the fun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midft. And when Jefus had cried with a loud voice, he faid, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having faid thus, he gave up the ghoft. Now when the centurion faw what was done, he glorified God, faying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that fight, beholding the things that were done, fmote their breafts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, ftood afar off beholding these things.
Lmighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jefus Chrift was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to fuffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
On the firft COLLECT for Good Friday.
O Almighty God, we beseech thee to blefs with thy particular care and favour thy houthold (Eph. ii. 19.) the church, for the fake of which our Saviour, that he might raafom it with his own blood, (Ati xx. 28.)