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•oth the book, and all the people, laying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover, he sprinkled likewise with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures ot the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entered into the holy place every year with blood of others: (for then most he often have suffered since the foundation of the world) but now once, in the end of the world, hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the se cond time, without sin, unto sal vation. The Gospel, St. Luke xxii. 1.

NOW the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. Then entered Satan into Judas, sur named Iscariot, being of the num ber of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And

tunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude. Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And he sent Peter 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 house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the good man of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall show 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. Fori say untoyoujwillnot drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body, which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth as it was determined; but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed. And they began to inquire among themwas 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 him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether 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 that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said be unto them, But now he that hath it purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said

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should do this thing. And there unto them, It is enough

And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he was 8t the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow; and said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye. enter into temptation. And while he yet spake, behold.a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut oft' his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Sufferye thus far. Andhetouched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests and captains of the temple, and the elders which were come to him, Be ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves > When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is yourhour,and the powerof darkness. Then took they him and led him,and brought him into the high priest's house. And Pid0 and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, 1 am not. And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth, this fellow also was with him; for he is a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while be yet spake, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shall deny me thrice. And Peter went out and wept bitterly. And the men that he'd Jesus, mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? And many other things blasphemously spake they against him. And, as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests, and the acrihes, came together, and led him into their council, saying, Art thou the Christ? Tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell

followed afar off. And when they Thursday before Easier.

had kindled a fire in the midst The Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17. of the hall, and were set down T N this that I declare unto you, I together, Peter sat down among J. praise you not; that you come them. But a certain maid be-1 together not for the better, but held him, as he sat by the fire, for the worse. For first of all,

f'ii T. ye will not believe: And if also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all, Art ihou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

when ye come together in the Church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must he also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For, in eating, every one takeih before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What, have ye not houses to eat and drink in? or despise ye the Church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you' shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the carac night in which he was betrayed,took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my Wood: this do ye, as oft as ye «rink it, in remembrance of me For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye dp show the Lord'sdeattUUlhecome. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketli unworthily, eateth and drinketli damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's bodv. For this cause many are weak and

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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