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Aoth the book, and all the people,j tunity to betray him unto them saying, This is the blood of the in the absence of the multitude. testament which God hath en- Then came the day of unleavened joined unto you. Moreover, he bread, when the passover must sprinkled likewise with blood be killed. And he sent Peter and both the tabernacle, and all the John, saying, Go, and prepare us vessels of the ministry. And al- the passover, that we may eat. most all things are by the law And they said unto him, Where purged with blood; and without wilt thou that we prepare ? And shedding of blood is no remission. he said unto them, Behold, when It was therefore necessary that ye are entered into the city, there the patterns of things in the hea-shall a man meet you bearing a vens should be purified with pitcher of water; follow him into these; but the heavenly things the house where he entereth in. themselves with better sacrifices And ye shall say unto the good than these. For Christ is not man of the house, The Master entered into the holy places saith unto thee, Where is the made with hands, which are the guest-chamber, where I shall eat figures of the true; but into hea- the passover with my disciples? ven itself, now to appear in the And he shall show you a large uppresence of God for us: nor yet per room furnished: there make that he should offer himself of- ready. And they went and found ten, as the high priest entereth as he had said unto them; and into the holy place every year they made ready the passover. with blood of others: (for then And when the hour was come, he must he often have suffered since sat down, and the twelve Aposthe foundation of the world) but tles with him. And he said unto now once, in the end of the them, With desire I have desired world, hath he appeared to put to eat this passover with you beaway sin by the sacrifice of him- fore I suffer. For I say unto you, self.' And as it is appointed unto I will not any more eat thereof, men once to die, but after this until it be fulfilled in the kingdom the judgment : so Christ was of God. And he took the cup, and once offered to bear the sins of gave thanks, and said, Take this, many; and unto them that look and divide it among yourselves. for him shall he appear the se- Forl say unto you, I will not drink cond time, without sin, unto sal- of the fruit of the vine, until the vation.

kingdom of God shall come. And The Gospel. St. Luke xxj. 1. he took bread, and gave thanks, NO TOW the feast of unleavened and brake it, and gave unto them,

bread drew nigh, which is saying, This is my body, which called the Passover. And the is given for you: this do in rechief priests and scribes sought membrance of me. Likewise how they might kill him;

for also the cup after supper, saying, they feared the people. Then This cup is the new testament entered Satan into Judas, sur- in my blood, which is shed for named Iscariot, being of the num-you. But behold, the hand of ber of the twelve. And he went him that betrayeth me is with me his way, and communed with the on the table. 'And truly the Son chief priests and captains how he of man goeth as it was determinmight betray him unto them. ed; but woe unto that man by And they were glad, and cove- whom he is betrayed. And they aanted to give him money. And began to inquire among thembe promised, and sought onpor. Iselves, which of them it was tha.

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should do this thing. And there unto them, It is enough. And was also a strife among them, he came out, and went, as he which of them should be ac-was wont, to the mount of counted the greatest. And he Olives; and his disciples also folsaid unto them. The kings of the lowed him. And when he was Gentiles exercise lordship over at the place, he said unto them, them; and they, that exercise Pray that ye enter not into tempauthority upon them are called tation. And he was withdrawn benefactors. But ye shall not be from them about a stone's cast, so: but he that is greatest among and kneeled down, and prayed, you, let him be as the younger; saying, Father, if thou be willing, and he that is chief, as he that remove this cup from me; nedoth serve. For whether is vertheless, not my will, but thine greater, he that sitteth at meat, be done. And there appeared or he that serveth? is not he that an angel unto him from heaven, sitteth at meat? But I am among strengthening him. And being you as he that serveth. Ye are in an agony, be prayed more they, which have continued with earnestly; and his sweat was as me in my temptations. And I it were great drops of blood fall. appoint unto you a kingdom, as ing down to the ground. And my Father hath appointed unto when he rose up from prayer, me: that ye may eat and drink and was come to his disciples, at my table in my kingdom, and he found them sleeping for sorsit on thrones, judging the twelve row; and said unto them, Why tribes of Israel. And the Lord steep ye? rise and pray, lest ye said, Simon, Simon, behold, Sa- enter into temptation. And while tan hath desired to have you, that he yet spake, behold, a multitude, he may sift you as wheat: but I and he that was called Judas, one have prayed for thee, that thy of the twelve, went before them, faith fail not; and when thou and drew near unto Jesus to kiss art converted, strengthen thy him. But Jesus said unto him, brethren. And he said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Lord, I am ready to go with the man with a kiss? When they both into prison and to death. which were about him saw what And he said, I tell thee, Peter, would follow, they said unto the cock shall not crow this day, him, Lord, shall we smite with before that thou shalt thrice deny the sword? And one of them that thou knowest me. And he smote the servant of the high said unto them, When I sent you priest, and cut off his right ear. without purse, and scrip, and And Jesus answered and said, shoes, lacked ye any thing? And Sufferye thus far. And he touched they said, Nothing. Then said be his ear, and healed him. Then unto them, But now he that hath Jesus said unto the chief priests a purse, let him take it, and like- and captains of the temple, and wise his scrip: and he that hath the elders which were come to no sword, let him sell his gar- him, Be ye come out as against a ment and buy one. For I say thief, with swords and staves ? unto you, that this that is written When I was daily with you in must yet be accomplished in me, the temple, ye stretched forth no And he was reckoned among hands against me: but this is the transgressors:

for the things your hour, and the power of dark concerning, me have an end. ness. Then took they him and And they said, Lord, behold, here led him, and brought him into the are two swords. And he said high priest's house. And Pou

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followed afar off. And when they Thursday before Easter. had kindled a fire in the midst The Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17. of the balland were set down In this that I declare unto you, I them. But a certain maid be together not for the better, but held him, as he sat by the fire, for the worse. For first of all, and earnestly looked upon him, when ye come together in the and said, This man was also with Church, I hear that there be dihim. And he denied him, saying, visions among you; and I partly Woman, I know him not. And believe it. For there must be also after a little while another saw heresies among you, that they him, and said, Thou art also of which are approved may be made them. And Peter said, Man, 1 manifest among you. When ye am not. And about the space of come together therefore into one one hour after, another confident- place, this is not to eat the Lord's ly, afirmed, saying, Of a truth, Supper. For, in eating, every this fellow also was with him; one taketh before other his own for he is a Galilean. And Peter supper: and one is hungry, and said, Man, I know not what thou another is drunken. What, have sayest. And immediately, while ye not houses to eat and drink he yet spake, the cock crew, in? or despise ye the Church of And the Lord turned, and looked God, and shame them that have upon Peter; and Peter remem- not? What shall I say to you? bered the word of the Lord, how shall I praise you in this? I praise he had said unto him, Before the you not. For I have received of cock crow, thou shalt deny me the Lord that which also I deli. thrice. And Peter went out and vered unto you,

That the Lord wept bitterly. And the men that Jesus, the same night in which held Jesus, mocked him, and he was betrayed, took bread; and smote him. And when they had when he had given thanks, he blindfolded him, they struck him brake it, and said, Take, eat; on the face, and asked him, say. this is my body, which is broken ing, Prophesy, who is it that for you: this do in remembrance amote thee? And many other of me. After the same manner things blasphemously spake they also he took the cup, when he against him. And, as soon as it had supped, saying, This cap is was day, the elders of the peo- the new testament in my blood: ple, and the chief priests, and this do ye, as oft as ye arink it, the scribes, came together, and in remembrance of me. For as led him into their council, say. often as ye eat this bread, and ing, Art thou the Christ? Tell us. drink this cup, ye do show the And he said unto them, If I tell Lord's deathui hecone. Where. you, ye will not believe: And if fore, whosoever shall eat this I also ask you, ye will not an- bread, and drink this cup of the swer me, nor let me go. Here- Lord unworthily, shall be guilty after shall the Son of man sit on of the body and blood of the the right hand of the power of Lord. But let a man examine God. Then said they all, Art himself, and so let him eat of that thou then the Son of God?' And bread, and drink of that cup. he said unto them, Ye say that For be that eateth and

drinketh I am. And they said, What need unworthily, eateth and drinketh we any further witness? for we damnation to himself, not disourselves have heard of his own cerning the Lord's body. For

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sickly among you, and many robe, and sent him again to Pi. sleep. For if we would judge late. And the same day Pilate ourselves, we should not be judg- and Herod were made friends toed. But when we are judged,we gether; for before, they were at are chastened of the Lord, that enmity between themselves. And we should not be condemned Pilate, when he had called towith the world. Wherefore, my gether the chief priests, and the brethren, when ye come together rulers, and the people, said unto to eat, tarry one for another. them, Ye have brought this man And if any man hunger, let him unto me, as one that perverteth eat at home; that ye come not the people: and behold, 1, having together unto condemnation. examined him before you, have And the rest will I set in order found no fault in this man, touchwhen I come.

ing those things whereofyeaccusę The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. him: No, nor yet Herod: for I THE

arose, and led him unto Pi- worthy of death is done unto him. late. And they began to accuse I will therefore chastise him, and him, saying, We found this fellow release him. (For of necessity perverting the nation, and for- he must release one unto them bidding to give tribute to Cæsar, at the feast.) And they cried out saying, that he himself is Christ all at once, saying, Away with a king. And Pilate asked him, this man, and release unto us saying, Art thou the King of the Barabbas: (who for a certain seJews? And he answered him, dition made in the city, and for and said, Thou sayest it. Then murder, was cast into prison). said Pilate to the chief priests Pilate, therefore, willing to reand to the people, I find no fault lease Jesus, spake again to them. in this man. And they were the But they cried, saying, Crucimore fierce, saying, He stirreth fy him, crucify him. And he up the people, teachig through- said unto them the third time, out all" Jewry, beginning from Why, what evil hath he done? Galilee to this place. When Pi- have found no cause of death in late heard of Galilee, he asked him: I will therefore chastise whether the man were a Galile- him, and let him go. And they an. And as soon as he knew that were instant with loud voices, he belonged unto Herod's juris- requiring that he might be crucidiction, he sent him to Herod, fied: and the voices of them, and who himself was also at Jerusa- of the chief priests, prevailed, lem at that time. And when And Pilate gave sentence that it Herod saw Jesús, he was ex- should be as they required. And ceeding glad; for he was desi- he released unto them him that rous to see him of a long season, for sedition and murder was cast because he had heard many into prison, whom they had desir things of him; and he hoped to ed: but he delivered Jesus to their have seen some miracle done by will. And as they led him away, him.. Then he questioned with they laid hold upon one Simon, a him in many words; but he an. Cyrenian, coming out of the swered him nothing. And the country, and on him they laid the chief priests and scribes stood and cross, ibat he might bear it after vehemently accused him. And Jesus. And there followed him a Herod with his men of war set great company of people, and ot him at nought, and mocked him, women, who also bewailed and and arrayed him in a gorgeous lamented him. But Jesus turning onto them, said, Daughters of Je-the earth until the ninth hour. rusalem, weep not for me, but And the sun was darkened, and weep for yourselves, and for your the vail of the temple was rent in children. Forbehold, the days are the midst. And when Jesus had coming, in the which they shall cried with a loud voice, he said, may, Blessed are the barren, and Father, into thy hands I commend the wombs that never bare, and my spirit: and having said thus, the paps which never gave suck. he gave up the ghost. Now when Then shall they begin to say to the Centurion saw what wasdone, the mountains, Fall on us; and he glorified God, saying, Certain to the hills, Cover us. For if they ly this was a righteous man. And do these things in a green tree, all the people that came together what shall be done in the dry to that sight, beholding the things And there were also two other, that were done,smote their breasts malefactors, led with him to be and returned. And all his acput to death. And when they quaintance, and the women that were come to the place which is followed him from Galilee, stood called Calvary, there they cruci- afar off, beholding these things. fied him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other

Good-Friday. on the left. Then said Jesus, Fa

The Collects. het, forgive them, for they know A thee graciously to behold this tot what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And thy family, for which our Lord the people stood beholding: and Jesus Christ was contented to be the rulers also with them derided betrayed, and given up into the luim, saying, He saved others; lethands of wicked men, and to sufhim save himself, if he be Christ fer death upon the cross, who now the chosen of God. And the sol- liveth and reigneth with thee and diers also mocked him, coming the Holy Ghost, ever one God, to him, and offering him vinegar, world without end. Amen. and saying, I thou be the King of ALGOG.HTY wandse everlasting perscription also was written over whole body of the Church is go. kim in letters of Greek, and La- verned and sanctified; receive tin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE our supplications and prayers, KING OF THE JEWS. And one which we offer before thee for all of the malefactors, which were estates of men in thy holy Church, langed,

railed on him, saying, If that every member of the same, in thou be Christ, save thyself and us. his vocation and ministry, may But the other answering, rebuked truly and godly serve thee,through kim, saying, Dost not thou fear our Lord and Saviour Jesus God, seeing thou art in the same Christ. Amen. condemnation ?ec And we indeed O MERCLE ULGod, who hast ward of our deeds: but this man nothing that thou hast made, nor hath done nothing amiss.

And he desirest the

death of a sinner, but said unto Jesus, Lord, remember rather that he should be convertme when thou comest into thy ed and live; bave mercy upon all kingdom. And Jesus said unto Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Herehim, Verily I say unto thee,To-day tics; and take from them all igo shalt thou be with me in Paradise. norance, hardness of heart, and And it was about the sixth hour, contempt of thy word ; and so and there was darkness over all fetch them homie, blessed Lord,

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