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perfect: for then would they crifice for sins, for ever sat
not have ceased to be offer- down on the right hand of
ed? because that the worship God; from henceforth ex-
pers once purged should have pecting till his enemies be
had no more conscience of made his foot-stool. For by.
sins. “But in those sacrifices one offering he hath perfect-
there is a remembrance again ed for ever them that are
made of sins every year. sanctified: Whereof the Holy
For it is not possible that Ghost also is a witness to us:
the blood of bulls and of for after that he had said be-
goats should take away sins. fore, This is the covenant
Wherefore, when he com- that I will make with them
eth into the world, he saith, after those days, saith the
Sacrifice and offering thou Lord, I will put my laws in-
wouldest not, but a body to their hearts, and in their
hast thou prepared me: minds will I write them;
In burnt-offerings and sa- and their sins and iniquities
crifices for sin thou hast will I remember no
had no pleasure: Then said Now where remission of these
I, Lo, I come in the vo- | is, there is no more offering
lume of the book it is writ- for sin. Having therefore,
ten of me) to do thy will

, brethren, boldness to enter
O God. Above, when he into the holiest by the blood
said, Sacrifice and offering, of Jesus, by a new and living
and burnt-offerings, and of way, which he hath conse-
fering for sin thou would crated for us, through the
est not, neither hadst plea- vail, that is to say, his flesh;
sure therein, which are of- and having an High Priest
fered by the Law: then said over the house of God; let
he, Lo, I come to do thy us draw near with a true
will, O God. He taketh heart, in full assurance of
away the first, that he may faith, having our hearts
establish the second. By the sprinkled from an evil con-
which will we are sanctified, science, and our bodies wash-
through the offering of the ed with pure water.
body of Jesus Christ once for hold fast the profession of
all. And every priest stand- our faith without wavering;
eth daily ministering, and of-|(for he is faithful that pro-
fering oftentimes the same mised;) and let us consider
sacrifices, which can one another to provoke unto
take away sins. But this man, love, and to good works; not
after he had offered one sa- | forsaking the assembling of

Let us


ourselves together, as the to him, Speakest thou not manner of some is; but ex- unto me? knowest thou not horting one another : and so that I have power to crucify much the more, as ye see the thee, and have power to reday approaching

lease thee? Jesus answered, The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. Thou couldest have no power Pjes

ILATE therefore took at all against me, except it

Jesus, and scourged him. were given thee from above: And the soldiers platted a therefore he that delivered crown of thorns, and put it me unto thee hath the greater on his head, and they put on sin. And from thenceforth him a purple robe, and said, Pilate sought to release him : Hail, King of the Jews: and but the Jews cried out, saythey smote him with their ing, If thou let this man go, hands. Pilate therefore went thou art not Cæsar's friend : forth again, and saith unto whosoever maketh himself a them, Behold, I bring him king speaketh against Cæsar. forth to you, that ye may When Pilate therefore heard know that I find no fault in that saying, he brought Jehim. Then came Jesus forth, sus forth, and sat down in wearing the crown of thorns, the judgement-seat, in a place and the purple robe. And that is called the Pavement, Pilate saith unto them, Be- but in the Hebrew, Gabbahold the man! When the tha. And it was the

prepachief priests therefore and ration of the passover, and officers saw him, they cried about the sixth hour: and he out, saying, Crucify him, saith unto the Jews, Behold crucify him. Pilate saith un- your King! But they cried to them, Take ye him, and out, Away with him, away crucify him: for I find no with him, crucify him. Pifault in him. The Jews an

The Jews an- late saith unto them, Shall I swered him, We have a law, crucify your King? The chief and by our law he ought to priests answered, We have no die, because he made himself king but Cæsar. Then delithe Son of God. When Pi- vered he him therefore unto late therefore heard that say- them to be crucified : and ing, he was the more afraid; they took Jesus, and led him and went again into the away. And he, bearing his judgement-hall, and saith un-cross, went forth into a place to Jesus, Whence art thou? called the place of a scull

, But Jesus gave him no an- which is called in the Heswer. Then saith Pilate un- brew, Golgotha : where they

crucified him, and two other ther, and the disciple standwith him, on either side one, ing by, whom he loved, he and Jesus in the midst. And saith unto his mother, WoPilate wrote a title, and put man, behold thy son. Then it on the cross; and the writ- saith he to the disciple, Being was, JESUS OF NAZA- hold thy mother. And from RETH THE KING OF that hour that disciple took THE JEWS. This title then her unto his own home. read many of the Jews: for After this, Jesus, knowing the place where Jesus was that all things were now accrucified was nigh to the complished, that the Scripcity: and it was written in ture might be fulfilled, saith, Hebrew, and Greek, and La- I thirst. Now there was set tin. Then said the chief a vessel full of vinegar: and priests of the Jews to Pilate, they filled a spunge with Write not, The King of the vinegar, and put it upon Jews; but that he said, I hyssop, and put it to his am the King of the Jews. mouth. When Jesus therePilate answered, What I have fore had received the vinewritten, I have written. gar, he said, It is finished: Then the soldiers, when they and he bowed his head, and had crucified Jesus, took his gave up the ghost. The Jews garments, and made four therefore, because it was the parts, to every soldier a part; preparation, that the bodies and also his coat: now the should not remain


the coat was without seam, wov- cross on the sabbath-day, (for en from the top throughout that sabbath - day was They said therefore among high day,) besought Pilate themselves, Let us not rend that their legs might be it, but cast lots for it, whose broken, and that they might it shall be: that the Scrip- be taken away. Then came ture might be fulfilled, the soldiers, and brake the which saith, They parted my legs of the first, and of the raiment among them, and for other which was crucified my vesture they did cast lots with him. But when they came These things therefore the to Jesus, and saw that he was soldiers did. Now there stood dead already, they brake not by the cross of Jesus, his mo- his legs., But one of the solther, and his mother's sister, diers with a spear pierced his Mary the wife of Cleophas, side, and forthwith and Mary Magdalene. When thereout blood and water. Jesus therefore saw his mo- | And he that saw it bare re



may be W

cord, and his record is true : l in the days of Noah, while and he knoweth that he saith the ark was a preparing; true, that ye might believe. wherein few, that is, eight For these things were done souls, were saved by water. that the Scripture should be The like figure whereunto, fulfilled, A bone of him shall even baptism, doth also now not be broken. And again, save us, (not the putting away another Scripture saith, They the filth of the flesh, but the shall look on him whom they answer of a good conscience pierced

towards God) by the resur

rection of Jesus Christ: who EASTER EVEN.

is gone into heaven, and is The Collect.

on the right hand of God, RANT, O Lord, that angels and authorities and

as we are baptized into powers being made subject the death of thy blessed Son unto him. our Saviour Jesus Christ, so The Gospel. St. Matt.xxvii. 57. by continual mortifying our HEN the even was corrupt affections we may be come, there came a buried with him; and that rich man of Arimathæa, namthrough the grave, and gate ed Joseph, who also himself of death, we may pass to our was Jesus' disciple. He went joyful resurrection; for his to Pilate, and begged the merits, who died, and was body of Jesus. Then Pilate buried, and rose again for us, commanded the body to be thy Son Jesus Christ our delivered. And when Joseph Lord. Amen.

had taken the body, he wrapThe Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 17. ped it in a clean linen cloth, IT. T is better, if the will of and laid it in his own new

God be so, that ye suffer tomb, which he had hewn for well-doing, than for evil- out in the rock; and he rolldoing. For Christ also hath ed a great stone to the door once suffered for sins, the of the

sepulchre, and departjust for the unjust, that he ed. And there was Mary might bring us to God, be- Magdalene, and the other ing put to death in the flesh, Mary, sitting over against but quickened by the Spirit. the sepulchre. Now the By which also he went and next day that followed the preached unto the spirits in day of the preparation, the prison; which*sometime were chief priests and Pharisees disobedient, when once the came together unto Pilate, long-suffering of God waited saying, Sir, we remember

that that deceiver said, while the dead : and become

HRIST is risen from he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Com- the first-fruits of them that mand therefore that the se- slept. pulchre be made sure until For since by man came the third day, lest his disci- death : by man came also ples come by night and steal the resurrection of the dead. him away, and say unto the For as in Adam all die : people, He is risen from the even so in Christ shall all be dead : so the last error shall made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20. be worse than the first. Pi Glory be to the Father, and late said unto them, Ye have to the Son : and to the Holy a watch; go your way, make Ghost; it as sure as you can. So As it was in the beginning, they went and made the is now, and ever shall be : sepulchre sure, sealing the world without end. Amen. stone, and setting a watch.

The Collect.

LMIGHTY God, who

through thine only-beAt Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, O come let us sing, sc. these Anthems stumi gotten Son Jesus Christ hast be .

overcome death, and opened HRIST our passover is unto us the gate of ever

sacrificed for us : there- lasting life; We humbly before let us keep the feast; seech thee, that, as by thy

Not with the old leaven, special grace preventing us nor with the leaven of malice thou dost put into our minds and wickedness : but with good desires, so by thy conthe unleavened bread of sin-tinual help we may bring the cerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. same to good effect; through

#RIST being raised Jesus Christ our Lord, who

from the dead dieth no liveth and reigneth with thee more : death hath no more and the Holy Ghost, ever dominion over him.

one God, world without end. For in that he died, he Amen. died unto sin once : but in The Epistle. Coloss. iii. 1. that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Ive then be risen


Christ, seek those things Likewise reckon ye also which are above, where Christ yourselves to be dead indeed sitteth on the right hand of linto sin : but alive unto God God. Set


affection on through Jesus Christ our things above, not on things Lord. Rom. vi. 9.

on the earth: For ye are

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