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The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 1. the cup after supper, saying, Thi NOW the feast of unleavened cup is the new testament in my bread drew nigh, which is call-blood, which is shed for you. But ed the Passover. And the chief behold, the hand of him that be priests and scribes sought how they trayeth me is with me on the table. might kill him; for they feared the And truly the Son of man goeth as people. Then entered Satan into it was determined; but wo unto Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of that man by whom he is betrayed. the number of the twelve. And he And they began to inquire among went his way, and communed with themselves, which of them it was the chief priests and captains how that should do this thing. And, he might betray him unto them. there was also a strife among them, And they were glad, and covenant-which of them should be accounted ed to give him money. And he the greatest. And he said unto promised, and sought opportunity them, The kings of the Gentiles to betray him unto them in the ab-exercise lordship over them; and sence of the multitude. Then came they that exercise authority upon the day of unleavened bread, when them are called benefactors. But the passover must be killed. And ye shall not be so: but he that is he sent Peter and John, saying, Go, greatest among you, let him be as and prepare us the passover, that the younger; and he that is chief, we may eat. And they said unto as he that doth serve. For whether him, Where wilt thou that we pre-is greater, he that sitteth at meat, pare? And he said unto them, Be- or he that serveth? is not he that hold, when ye are entered into the sitteth at meat? But I am among city, there shall a man meet you you as he that serveth. Ye are bearing a pitcher of water; follow they which have continued with me him into the house where he enter-in my temptations. And I appoint eth in. And ye shall say unto the unto you a kingdom, as my Father good man of the house, The Mas- hath appointed unto me: that ye ter saith unto thee, where is the may eat and drink at my table in guest-chamber, where I shall eat my kingdom, and sit on thrones, the passover with my disciples ? judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And he shall show you a large up-And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, per room furnished: there make behold, Satan hath desired to have ready. And they went and found you, that he may sift you as wheat: as he had said unto them; and they but I have prayed for thee, that thy made ready the passover. And faith fail not; and when thou art when the hour was come, he sat converted, strengthen thy brethren. down, and the twelve Apostles with And he said unto him, Lord, I am him. And he said unto them, With ready to go with thee both into pri desire I have desired to eat this son and to death. And he said, I passover with you before I suffer. teli thee, Peter, the cock shall not For I say unto you, I will not any crow this day, before that thou more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled shalt thrice deny that thou knowest in the kingdom of God. And he me. And he said unto them, When took the cup, and gave thanks, and I sent you without purse, and scrip said, Take this, and divide it among and shoes, lacked ye any thing? yourselves. For I say unto vou, And they said, Nothing. Then I will not drink of the fruit of the said he unto them, But now he that vine, until the kingdom of God shall hath a purse, let him take it, and come. And he took bread, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath gave thanks, and brake it, and gave no sword, let him sell his garment unto them, saying, This is my body, and buy one. For I say unto you, which is given for you: this do in that this that is written must yet be remembrance of me. Likewise alsolaccomplished in me. And he was
e cup after supper suria!ckoned among the transgressors: Kindled a fire in the midst of the
mselves, which of the i
I should do this thing.
cise lordship over the Devertheless, not my will, but thine for he is a Galilean. And Peter
that exercise author
be done. And there appeared an said, Man, I know not what thou
are called benefactors angel unto him from heaven, sayest.
test among you, let han agony, he prayed more earnest-the Lord turned, and looked upon
; and his sweat was as it were Peter; and Peter remembered the
ounger; and he that
that doth serve. For great drops of blood falling down word of the Lord, how he had said
to the ground. And when he rose unto him, Before the cock crow,
cater, he that sittethat that serveth? is not le That meat? But I am a
as he that serveth. Eg for sorrow; and said unto them, And the men that held Jesus, mock
which have continued
Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ed him, and smote him. And when
1, Satan hath desired
ave prayed for thee, Lord, shall we smite with the Christ? Tell us. And he said unto
vant of the high priest, and cut lieve: And if I also ask you, ye will off his right ear. And Jesus an-not answer me, nor let me go. wered and said, Suffer ye thus far, Hereafter shall the Son of man sit And he touched his ear, and healed on the right hand of the power of Then Jesus said unto the God. Then said they all, Art thou chief priests and captains of the then the Son of God? And he said
nd he said unto them.ple, and the elders which were unto them, Ye say that I am. And
come to him, Be ye come out as they said, What need we any fur
bands against me: but this is your Thursday before Easter.
his scrip: and he that
that is written must afar off. And when they had the worse. For first of all. when ve
ished in me. And
il not; and when ted, strengthen the be said unto him, Lo o go with thee both I to death. And be Peter, the cock s his day, before th rice deny that thou k
ou without purse, ande
urse, let him take hour, and the power of darkness.
come together in the Church, I hear the rest will I set in order when 1 that there be divisions among you; come.
and I partly believe it. For there The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. must be also heresies among you,THE whole multitude of them that they which are approved may arose, and led him unto Piate. be made manifest among you. And they began to accuse him, say When ye come together therefore ing, We found this fellow pervert. into one place, this is not to eat the ing the nation, and forbidding to Lord's Supper. For, in eating, give tribute to Cæsar, saying, that every one taketh before other his he himself is Christ a king. And own supper: and one is hungry, and Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou another is drunken. What, have the King of the Jews" And he an ye not houses to eat and drink in ?swered him, and said, Thou sayest or despise ye the Church of God, it. Then said Pilate to the chief and shame them that have not? priests and to the people, I find no What shall I say to you? shall I fault in this man. And they were praise you in this? I praise you the more fierce, saying, He stirreth not. For I have received of the up the people, teaching throughout Lord that which also I delivered all Jewry, beginning from Galilee unto you, That the Lord Jesus, to this place. When Pilate heard the same night in which he was of Galilee, he asked whether the betrayed, took bread; and when he man were a Galilean. And as soon had given thanks, he brake it, and as he knew that he belonged unto said, Take, eat; this is my body, Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him which is broken for you: this do in to Herod, who himself was also at remembrance of me. After the Jerusalem at that time. And when same manner also he took the cup, Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding when he had supped, saying, This glad; for he was desirous to see cup is the new testament in my him of a long season, because he blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink had heard many things of him; and: it, in remembrance of me. For as he hoped to have seen some miraoften as ye eat this bread, and cle done by him. Then he questiondrink this cup, ye do show the ed with him in many words; but he Lord's death till he come. Where- answered him nothing. And the fore, whosoever shall eat this bread, chief priests and scribes stood and and drink this cup of the Lord vehemently accused him. And He unworthily, shall be guilty of the rod with his men of war set him at body and blood of the Lord. But nought, and mocked him, and array let a man examine himself, and so ed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent let him eat of that bread, and drink him again to Pilate. And the same of that cup. For he that eateth and day Pilate and Herod were made drinketh unworthily, eateth and friends together; for before, they drinketh damnation to himself, not were at enmity between themselves discerning the Lord's body. For And Pilate, when he had called to this cause many are weak and sick-gether the chief priests, and the ly among you, and many sleep. For rulers, and the people, said unt if we would judge ourselves, we them, Ye have brought this ma should not be judged. But when unto me, as one that perverteth the we are judged, we are chastened of people: and behold, I having ex the Lord, that we should not be amined him before you, have foun condemned with the world. Where- no fault in this man, touching thos fore, my brethren, when ve come things whereof ye accuse him: No together to eat, tarry one for ano-nor yet Herod: for I sent you t ther. And if any man hunger, let him; and lo, nothing worthy of him eat at home; that ye come not death is done unto him. I wil together unto condemnation. And therefore chastise him, and releas
him. (For of necessity he must re- ment, and cast lots. And the peolease one unto them at the feast.) ple stood beholding: and the rulers And they cried out all at once, say- also with them derided him, saying, ing, Away with this man, and re- He saved others; let him save himlease unto us Barabbas: (who for self, if he be Christ the chosen of a certain sedition made in the city, God. And the soldiers also mockand for murder, was cast into pri- ed him, coming to him, and offering 1890.) Pilate, therefore, willing to him vinegar, and saying, If thou be release Jesus, spake again to them. the King of the Jews, save thyself. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, And a superscription also was writtrucify him. And he said unto ten over him in letters of Greek, them the third time, Why, what and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS vil hath he done? I have found no THE KING OF THE JEWS. (ause of death in him: I will there- And one of the malefactors, which ore chastise him, and let him go. were hanged, railed on him, saying, And they were instant with loud If thou be Christ, save thyself and voices, requiring that he might be us. But the other answering, rerucified and the voices of them, buked him, saying, Dost not thou ind of the chief priests, prevailed. fear God, secing thou art in the same And Pilate gave sentence that it condemnation? And we indeed should be as they required. And justly; for we receive the due rehe released unto them him that for ward of our deeds: but this man sedition and murder was cast into hath done nothing amiss. And he prison, whom they had desired: said unto Jesus, Lord, remember but he delivered Jesus to their will. me when thou comest into thy kingAnd as they led him away, they dom. And Jesus said unto him, laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyre-Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt uan, coming out of the country, thou be with me in Paradise. And and on him they laid the cross, that it was about the sixth hour, and be might bear it after Jesus. And there was darkness over all the there followed him a great com-earth until the ninth hour. And pany of people, and of women, who the sun was darkened, and the vail lso bewailed and lamented him. of the temple was rent in the midst. But Jesus turning unto them, said, And when Jesus had cried with a Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not loud voice, he said, Father, into thy for me, but weep for yourselves, hands I commend my spirit: and ind for your children. For behold, having said thus, he gave up the the days are coming, in the which ghost. Now when the Centurion they shall say, Blessed are the bar-saw what was done, he glorified ren, and the wombs that never God, saying, Certainly this was a bare, and the paps which never righteous man. And all the peogave suck. Then shall they begin ple that came together to that sight, to say to the mountains, Fall on us; beholding the things that were done, end to the hills, Cover us. For if smote their breasts and returned. they do these things in a green tree, And all his acquaintance, and the what shall be done in the dry?women that followed him from And there were also two other, Galilee, stood afar off, beholding malefactors, led with him to be put these things.
to death. And when they were
come to the place which is called
hands of wicked men, and to suffer Then said I, Lo, I come (in bot death upon the ross, who now volume of the book it is written of liveth and reignetn with thee and me) to do thy will, O God. Above, the Holy Ghost, ever one God, when he said, Sacrifice, and offer world without end. Amen. ing, and burnt-offerings, and offer ALMIGHTY and everlasting ing for sin, thou wouldest not, nei God, by whose spirit the whole ther hadst pleasure therein, which body of the Church is governed and are offered by the law; Then said sanctified; receive our supplica- he, Lo, I come to do thy will, tions and prayers, which we offer God. He taketh away the first before thee for all estates of men that he may establish the second. in thy holy Church, that every mem- By the which will we are sanctified ber of the same, in his vocation and through the offering of the body of ministry, may truly and godly serve Jesus Christ once for all. And a thee, through our Lord and Saviour every priest standeth daily minis Jesus Christ, Amen. tering and offering oftentimes the MERCIFUL God, who hast same sacrifices, which can never made all men, and hatest no- take away sins. But this man, af thing that thou hast nade, nor de-ter he had offered one sacrifice for sirest the death of a sinner, but sins, for ever sat down on the right rather that he should be converted hand of God; from henceforth ex and live; have mercy upon all Jews, pecting till his enemies be made his Turks, Infidels, and Heretics; and footstool. For by one offering he take from them all ignorance, hard-hath perfected for ever them that ness of heart, and contempt of thy are sanctified: whereof the Holy word; and so fetch them home, Ghost also is a witness to us: for blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they after that he had said before, This may be saved among the remnant is the covenant that I will make of the true Israelites, and be made with them after those days, saith one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus the Lord; I will put my laws into Christ our Lord, who liveth and their hearts, and in their minds will reigneth with thee and the Holy I write them; and their sins and Spirit, one God, world without end, iniquities will I remember no more. Amen. Now, where remission of these is, The Epistle. Heb. x. 1. there is no more offering for sin. THE law having a shadow of Having, therefore, brethren, bold good things to come, and not ness to enter into the holiest by the the very image of the things, can blood of Jesus, by a new and living th never, with those sacrifices which way, which he hath consecrated for they offered year by year continual-us through the vail, that is to say, ly, make the comers thereunto per-Jhis flesh; and having an high priest fect. For then, would they not over the house of God; let us draw have ceased to be offered? because near with a true heart, in full as that the worshippers, once purged, surance of faith, having our hearts should have had no more con- sprinkled from an evil conscience, science of sins. But in those sacri- and our bodies washed with pure fices there is a remembrance again water. Let us hold fast the profes made of sins every year. For it is sion of our faith without wavering; not possible that the blood of bulls (for he is faithful that promised; and of goats should take away sins, and let us consider one another to Wherefore, when he cometh into provoke unto love, and to good the world, he saith, Sacrifice and works; not forsaking the assem offering thou wouldest not, but a bling of ourselves together as the body hast thou prepared me: In manner of some is; but exhorting burnt-offerings and sacrifices for one another: and so much the in thou hast had no pleasure: more, as yo see the day approaching.