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Ry. He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him: He was wounded for our transgressions, * He was bruised for our iniquities, with His stripes we are healed. . Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.-He was bruised.

Benediction. By virtue of the Holy Cross the Lord bring us to the joys of the true light. Amen.

Lesson ii.

THE soldiers then took Jesus and led Him away; and He, bearing His cross, went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha where they crucified Him and two others with Him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.'

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

Ry. Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold and see, * If there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow. . Behold, all ye nations, and see My grief. -If there be.

Benediction. The sprinkling of Christ's Blood be to us everlasting health and defence. Amen.

Lesson iii.

AFTER this Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scriptures might be fulfilled, saith, 'I thirst.' Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar; and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He

said, 'It is finished ;' and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost.

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

Ry. There was darkness when the Jews had crucified Jesus; and about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? And He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost.. Jesus cried with a loud voice and said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit.—And He bowed. Glory. And He bowed.

At Lauds.

GOD, make speed to save me.

Ry. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father. As it was.

Antiphon. I have endured from them reproaches.



OW long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever: how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart: how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?

Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him : for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.

But my trust is in thy mercy and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.

I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me: yea, I 'will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.

Antiphon. I have endured from them reproaches and alarms; but the Lord is with Me as a mighty warrior.

Little Chapter.

THE HE breath of our nostrils, Christ the Lord, is taken for our sins; of whom we said, Under His shadow we shall live among the heathen.' Ry. Thanks be to God.

Qui per Crucem

Redemit nos ab hostibus,

Laudet cœtus

Noster lætus, Exultet cælum laudibus.

Pœna fortis

Tuæ mortis
Et sanguinis effusio
Corda terant,
Ut Te quærant,
JESU! nostra redemptio.

Per felices
Sputa, flagella, verbera,
Nobis grata
Sunt collata,
Eterna CHRISTI munera.

Nostrum tangat
Cor, ut plangat,

Tuorum sanguis vulnerum,
In quo toti
Simus loti,

Conditor alme siderum !


то CHRIST, whose Cross
Repaired our loss,

Be praise and glory given;
Be He the song

Of our glad throng,

Echoing the lauds of heaven.

May the strong throe
Of Thy last woe,

Thy sacred Blood outpour'd,
Our hearts subdue,

Thy grace to sue,
JESU! Redeemer! Lord!

By His all-glorious
Wounds victorious,

Spitting, stripes, and twisted cord,
Gifts ever new

To us accrue,

CHRIST'S measureless reward.

Our hearts forlorn,

With grace to mourn

May Thy blest wounds supply;

May that rich stream
Our souls redeem,

Kind Framer of the sky!

1 Lam. iv. 20.

Tuæ donis,

Salvator, nos inebria,

Quâ fidelis

Dare velis

Eterna nobis gaudia.

Our hearts uplift
With the pure Gift,
Thy Passion, Lord, secures;
In pity deign

For us to gain

The bliss that aye endures.


. He gave His cheek to the smiter. Ry. He was filled with revilings.

Antiphon. God spared not.

The Song of Zacharias.

Luke 1.

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;

And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: in the house of his servant David;

As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets : which have been since the world began;

That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hands of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers: and to remember his holy Covenant;

To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham: that he would give us;

That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear;

In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.

And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their sins,

Through the tender mercy of our God whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;

To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the way

of peace.

Antiphon. God spared not His own Son, but gave Him for us all.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray. Collect.

LORD Jesu Christ, Who in the matin hour didst vouchsafe to be spit upon and buffeted for our sakes, and Who in the same hour didst rise with glory from the dead; grant that we may patiently endure revilings and reproaches for the glory of Thy Name; grant that we may rise from sin to holiness, and see Thee with Thy disciples in Galilee; Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, God for ever and ever. Amen.


Antiphon. Tidings are brought to Mary that Christ is taken captive by the faithless Jews; and fear came on her, and trouble. . Never did mother suffer grief. Ry. As Mary suffered seeing the wounds of her Son.

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LORD, Who of Thy great mercy didst suffer death in the flesh for our sake, and sparedst not Thine own Body nor Thy Mother's grief; grant us, we beseech Thee, by that same mercy, so to remember Thy Passion, that we may be made partakers of everlasting joy; Who livest.

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