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the idea of the striking symbolical custom which the above-mentioned rubrics prescribe, might conduce in some degree to those religious thoughts, which many members of the Church of England speak of having derived from the actual sight of it.

F. O.

Margaret Street, London, Feast of the Purification, 1843.

Office of the Passion

OF

OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.

At Matins.

O LORD, open

Thou

my lips.
Ry. And my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.
Ť. O God, make speed to save me.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Invitatory. Christ taken captive, mocked, scourged, and crucified : * O come, let us worship.

PSALM 95. O COME, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily

rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.

Christ taken captive, mocked, scourged, and crucified : O come, let us worship.

For the Lord is a great God : and a great

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above all gods. In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.

O come, let us worship.

The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land. O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Christ taken captive, mocked, scourged, and crucified : O come, let us worship.

To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness; when your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.

O come, let us worship.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways; unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.

Christ taken captive, mocked, scourged, and crucified : O come, let us worship.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

O come, let us worship.

Christ taken captive, mocked, scourged, and crucified: O come, let us worship.

IN passione Domini,

Quâ datur salus homini,
Sit nostrum refrigerium
Et cordis desiderium ;
Portemus in memoria
Dolores et opprobria.

Hymn.

IN
N the Lord's atoning grief

Be our rest and sweet relief;
Store we deep in heart's recess
All the shame and bitterness.

CHRISTI coronam spineam, Thorns, and cross, and nails, and Crucem, clavos, et lanceam,

lance, Et plagas sacratissimas,

Wounds, our treasure that enOmni laude dignissimas,

hance, Acetum, fel, arundinem,

Vinegar, and gall, and reed, Et mortis amaritudinem:

And the pang His soul that freed : Hæc omnia nos satient

May these all our spirits sate, Et dulciter inebrient,

And with love inebriate; Nos repleant virtutibus

In our souls plant virtue's root, Et gloriosis fructib

And mature its glorious fruit. Te crucifixum colimus,

Crucified we Thee adore, Et toto corde poscimus

Thee with all our hearts implore, Ut nos sanctorum cætibus

Us with saintly bands unite Conjungas in cælestibus.

In the realins of heav'nly light. Laus, honor CHRISTO vendito, CHRIST! by coward hands beEt nostrî causâ prodito,

trayed, Passo mortem pro populo

CHRIST! for us a captive made, In aspero patibulo.

CHRIST! upon the bitter Tree

Slain for man, be praise to Thee!

Amen.
Antiphon. Merciless men have risen.

PSALM 2.
WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together :

and why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together : against the Lord, and against his Anointed.

Let us break their bonds asunder : and cast away their cords from us.

He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn : the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath : and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my King : upon my holy hill of Sion.

I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said unto me : Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance : and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron : and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.

Serve the Lord in fear : and rejoice unto him with

reverence.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, (yea, but a little,) blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Antiphon. Merciless men have risen against Me, and have not spared My soul.

N. I left My home, I abandoned My inheritance.
Ry. I gave My soul into the hands of sinners.

Our Father, privately. ¥. And lead us not into temptation. Ry. But deliver us from evil.

Absolution. MAY CAY the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ lead us

to the joys of Paradise. Amen. Benediction. May the Lord for His Passion's sake grant us His blessing. Amen.

Lesson i. PILATE then took Jesus and scourged Him; and

the soldiers platted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews ! and they smote Him with their hands.

But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Ry. Thanks be to God.

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