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priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest; and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked said him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am; and ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. And as Peter was beneath in the palace there cometh one of the maids of the high priest; and when she saw Peter warming himself she looked upon him,

and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech a greeth thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

Tuesday before Easter. For the Epistle. Isaiah 1. 5. THE Lord God hath opened

mine ear, and was re bellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord God will help me, therefore shall not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that jus tifieth me; who will contend with me? Let us stand toge ther; who is mine adversary let him come near to me. Be hold, the Lord God will help me; who is he that shall co demn me? Lo, they all shall wax old as a garment: the moth shall eat them up. Wh is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh

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The Gospel. St. Mark xv. 1. AND straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the of elders, and scribes, and the e whole council, and bound JeAnd sus, and carried him away, and

darkness, and hath no light? | shall do unto him whom ye call let him trust in the Name of the King of the Jews? And they the Lord, and stay upon his cried out again, Crucify him. Is God. Behold, all ye that kindle Then Pilate said unto them, a fire, that compass yourselves Why, what evil hath he done? about with sparks; walk in the And they cried out the more light of your fire, and in the exceedingly, Crucify him. And sparks that ye have kindled. so Pilate, willing to content the This shall ye have of mine people, released Barabbas unto A hand, ye shall lie down in sor- them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head: and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews. And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they com

delivered him to Pilate. And Be Pilate asked him, Art thou the the King of the Jews? And he an

swering said unto him, Thou we savest it. And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, s Answerest thou nothing? be


ness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing: so that Pilate marvelled. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude, crying aloud, began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. But Pilate answered

hold how many things they wit-pel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a scull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he received it not. And when they had crucified him they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they cruci


lease unto you the King of the Jews? For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. But the chief priests noved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. And Pilate answered, and said again unto kthem, What will ye then that

es them, saying, Will ye that I re-fied him. And the superscription of his accusation was writ ten over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with hum they crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. And

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Wednesday before Easter.

they that passed by railed on | Whereupon, neither the first
him, wagging their heads, and testament was dedicated with
saying, Ah, thou that destroyest out blood: for when Moses had
the temple, and buildest it in spoken every precept to all the
three days, save thyself, and people, according to the la
come down from the cross. he took the blood of calves and
Likewise also the chief priests of goats, with water, and scar
mocking said among them- let wool, and hyssop, and sprink
selves, with the scribes, He led both the book, and all the
saved others; himself he can- people, saying, This is the blood

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of himself. And as it is ap
pointed unto men once to die,
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Christ was once offered to bear
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them that look for him shall he

appear the second time without
sin unto salvation.

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The Epistle. Heb. ix. 16.

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him; for they feared the peo- | brake it, and gave unto them, ple. Then entered Satan into saying, This is my body, which Judas surnamed Iscariot, being is given for you: this do in reof the number of the twelve. membrance of me. Likewise And he went his way, and com- also the cup after supper, saymuned with the chief priests ing, This cup is the new testaand captains, how he might be- ment in my blood, which is tray him unto them. And they shed for you. But behold, the were glad, and covenanted to hand of him that betrayeth ne give him money. And he pro- is with me on the table. And mised, and sought opportunity truly the Son of Man goeth as to betray him unto them in the it was determined; but wo unto absence of the multitude. Then that man by whom he is became the day of unleavened trayed. And they began to enbread, when the passover must quire among themselves, which cebe killed. And he sent Peter of them it was that should do this thing. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let

be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee both into prison and to death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before

and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the Chouse where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the good-him man of the house, The Master bet saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper-room furnished; there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And when the hour was come he sat down, and the twelve Apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the Kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and

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that thou shalt thrice deny that | When they who were about thou knowest me. And he said him saw what would follow, into them, When I sent you they said unto him, Lord, shall without purse, and scrip, and we smite with the sword? And shoes, lacked ye any thing? And one of them smote the servant they said, Nothing. Then said of the high priest, and cut off he unto them, But now, he that his right ear. And Jesus anhath a purse, let him take it, swered and said, Suffer ye thus and likewise his scrip: and he far. And he touched his ear, that hath no sword, let him sell and healed him. Then Jesus his garment, and buy one. For said unto the chief priests, and I say unto you, That this that captains of the temple, and the is written must yet be accom- elders who were come to him, plished in me, And he was Be ye come out as against a reckoned among the transgres- thief, with swords and staves? sors for the things concerning When I was daily with you in ne have an end. And they the temple, ye stretched forth said, Lord, behold, here are no hands against me: but this two swords. And he said unto is your hour, and the power of them, It is enough. And he darkness. Then took they him, came out, and went, as he was and led him, and brought him wont, to the mount of Olives, into the high priest's house: and and his disciples also followed Peter followed afar off. And him. And when he was at the when they had kindled a fire in place, he said unto them, Pray, the midst of the hall, and were that ye enter not into tempta- set down together, Peter sat tion. And he was withdrawn down among them. But a cerfrom them about a stone's cast, tain maid beheld him, as he sat and kneeled down and prayed, by the fire, and earnestly looked saying, Father, if thou be will upon him, and said, This man ing, remove this cup from me: was also with him. And he nevertheless, not my will, but denied him, saying, Woman, I thine be done. And there ap- know him not. And after a peared an angel unto him from little while another saw him heaven, strengthening him. And and said, Thou art also of them. being in an agony, he prayed And Peter said, Man, I am not. more earnestly; and his sweat And about the space of one was as it were great drops of hour after, another confidently blood falling down to the affirmed, saying, Of a truth this ground. And when he rose up fellow also was with him; for from prayer, and was come to he is a Galilean. And Peter his disciples, he found them said, Man, I know not what sleeping for sorrow, and said thou sayest. And immediately, unto them, Why sleep ye? rise while he yet spake, the cock and pray, lest ye enter into crew. And the Lord turned, temptation. And while he yet and looked upon Peter; and spake, behold, a multitude, and Peter remembered the word of he that was called Judas, one the Lord, how he had said unto of the twelve, went before him, Before the cock crow, thou them, and drew near unto Je- shalt deny me thrice. And Pesus to kiss him. But Jesus said ter went out, and wept bitterly. unto him, Judas, betrayest thou And the men that held Jesus the Son of Man with a kiss? mocked him, and smote him.

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