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Lmighty and everlasting God, by whofe Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and fanctified; Receive our Supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all eftates of men in thy holy Church; that every member of the fame, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly ferve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.
Merciful God, who haft made all men, and hatest nothing that thou haft made, nor wouldest the death of a finner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word; and fo fetch them home, bleffed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be faved among the remnant of the true Ifraelites, and be made one fold under one
was contented to be betrayed in the most perfidious manner, (Luke xxii. 1.) and to be delivered into the hands of the wicked who crucified and flew him; but who now enjoys renewed life, and reigns in concert with the Father and the Holy Ghoft triumphantly for ever in heaven. Amen.
Paraphrafe on the fecond COLLECT for Good Friday.
O omnipotent Being, by whofe Spirit the unity of the church is preferved, (Eph. iv. 3.) and every individual member of it is fanctifed, (Rom. xiii. 16.) we beseech thee to hear favourably the prayers which we offer up to thy divine Majefty, for all the members of thy church of what condition foever, for princes, fubjects, clergy, laity, rich and poor, &c. that they may all ferve thee in their various callings and ftations, and do good in their respective ways in their generations, by leading fober and virtuous lives, and devoutly worshipping thee; and this we beg for the fake of Jefus Chrift our Saviour. Amen.
Paraphrafe on the third COLLECT for Good Friday.
O moft gracious and merciful God, who haft created all men, and art fo far from hating thofe whom thou haft called into existence, that thou fo lovedft the world, as to give thy only begotten Son, that they might have eternal life, (John iii. 16.) who haft no pleafure that the wicked fhould die, but that he should turn from his ways and live; (Ezek. xviii. 23.) Difplay thy mercy by converting all Jews, Turks, and Infidels ; refcue them from that ignorance which arifes from their not having heard or not understood thy word; all hardness of heart or contempt of thy word, in not attending to, or defpifing thy revelations; and fo bring
fhepherd, Jefus Chrift our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen.
The Epiftle. Heb. x. 1.
HE law having a fhadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those facrifices, which they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunto perfect for then would they not have ceafed to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged, fhould have had no more confcience of fins. But in thofe facrifices there is a remembrance again made of fins every year. For it is not poffible that the blood of bulls and of goats fhould take away fins: Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body haft thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and facrifices for fin thou haft had no pleasure: Then faid I, Lo, I come (In the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above, when he faid, Sacrifice and offering, and burnt offerings, and offering for fin thou wouldst not, neither hadft pleasure therein, which are offered by the law: Then faid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may eftablish the fecond. By the which will we are fanctified, through the offering of the body of Jefus Chrift once for all. And every prieft ftandeth daily miniftering, and offering often-times the fame facrifices which can never take away fins. But this man, after he had offered one facrifice for fins, for ever fat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: For after that he had faid before, This is the covenant that
Some thy ftray fheep, (Luke xv. 4.) that they may he faved among the remnant of Ifraelites, which are according to the election of grace; (Rom. xi. 5.) and that they may make one fold under one fhepherd (John 17.) Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
I will make with them after thofe days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them and their fins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remiffion of these is, there is no more offering for fin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holieft by the blood of Jefus, by a new and living way, which he hath confecrated for us, through the vail, that is to fay, his flesh and having an high Prielt over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in full affurance of faith, having our hearts fprinkled from an evil confcience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold faft the profeffion of our faith without wavering: (for he is faithful that promifed) And let us confider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forfaking the affembling of ourselves together, as the manner of fome is; but exhorting one another: and fo much the more, as ye fee the day approaching.
The Gospel. St John xix. 1.
ILATE therefore took Jefus, and fcourged him. And the foldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and faid, Hail, King of the Jews: and they fmote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and faith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jefus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate faith unto them, Behold the man. When the chief priests therefore and officers faw him, they cried out, faying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate faith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews anfwered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himfelf the Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard that faying, he was the more afraid; and went again into the judgment hall, and faith unto Jefus, Whence art thou? But Jefus gave him no answer. Then faith Pilate unto him, Speakeft thou not unto me? knoweft thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jefus anfwered, Thou couldeft have ne
power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater fin. And from thenceforth Pilate fought to release him: but the Jews cried out, faying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cæfar's friend: Whofoever maketh himfelf a king, fpeaketh against Cæfar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jefus forth, and fat down in the judgment-feat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the paffover, and about the fixth hour: and he faith unto the Jews, Behold your king. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate faith unto them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Cæfar. Then delivered he him. therefore unto them to be crucified: and they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, bearing his crofs, went forth into a place called the place of a fkull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha: where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either fide one, and Jesus in the midft. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the crofs. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jefus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then faid the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not the King of the Jews; but that he faid, I am the King of the Jews. Pilate anfwered, What I have written, I have written. Then the foldiers, when they had crucified Jefus, took his garments (and made four parts, to every foldier a part) and also his coat: now the coat was without feam, woven from the top throughout. They faid therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but caft lots for it whofe it fhall be that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which faith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vefture they did caft lots. These things therefore the foldiers did. Now there ftood by the crofs of Jefus, his mother, and his mother's fifter, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jefus therefore faw his mother, and the dif ciple standing by whom he loved, he faith unto his mother,
Woman, behold thy fon. Then faith he to the difciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour that difciple took her unto his own home. After this, Jefus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, faith, I thirst. Now there was fet a veffel full of vinegar and they filled a fpunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyffop, and put it to his mouth. When Jefus therefore had received the vinegar, he faid, It is finifhed: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghoft. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the crofs on the fabbath day (for that fabbath-day was an high day) befought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the foldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jefus, and faw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs. But one of the foldiers with a fpear pierced his fide, and forthwith came thereout blood and water. And he that faw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he faith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the Scripture fhould be fulfilled, A bone of him fhall not be broken. And again another Scripture faith, They fhall look on him whom they pierced,
RANT, O Lord, that
as we are baptized into the death of thy bleffed Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift; fo by continual mortifying our corrupt affections, we may be buried with him, and that through the grave and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful refurrection, for his merits, who died and was buried, and rofe again for us, thy Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, we intreat thee to grant that as we are baptized into our Saviour's death, (Rom. xi. 6, 2.) fo by mortifying our inordinate affections,