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up into the hands of wicked men,

The Epistle. Heb. x. 1. and to suffer death upon the THE Lawhaving a shadow of cross, who now liveth and reign

things to eth with thee and the Holy not the very image of the things, Ghost, ever one God, world with- can never with those sacrifices, out end. Amen.

which they offered year by year

continually, make the comers A

LMIGHTY and everlasting thereunto perfect : for then would

God, by whose Spirit the they not have ceased to be offerwhole body of the Church is go- ed ? because that the worshipverned and sanctified; Receive pers once purged should have our supplications and prayers, had no more conscience of sins. which we offer before thee for But in those sacrifices there is a all estates of men in thy holy remembrance again made of sins Church, that every member of every year. For it is not possithe same, in his vocation and mi- ble that the blood of bulls and nistry, may truly and godly serve of goats should take away sins. thee; through our Lord and Sa- Wherefore, when he cometh into viour Jesus Christ. Amen. , the world, he saith, Sacrifice and

offering thou wouldest not, but

a : made all men, and hatest In burnt-offerings and sacrifices nothing that thou hast made, nor for sin thou hast had no pleawouldest the death of a sinner, sure: Then said I, Lo, I come but rather that he should be con- (in the volume of the book it is verted and live; Have mercy written of me) to do thy will, O upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, God. Above, when he said, Saand Hereticks, and take from crifice and offering, and burntthem all ignorance, hardness of offerings, and offering for sin heart, and contempt of thy Word; thou wouldest not, neither hadst and so fetch them home, blessed pleasure therein, which are ofLord, to thy flock, that they fered by the Law: then said may be saved among the rem- he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O nant of the true Israelites, and God. He taketh away the first, be made one fold under one shep- that he may establish the second. herd, Jesus Christ our Lord, By the which will we are sanctiwho liveth and reigneth with fied, through the offering of the thee and the Holy Spirit, one body of Jesus Christ once for God, world without end. Amen. | all. And every priest standeth daily ministering, and offering | and to good works; not forsakoftentimes the same sacrifices, ing the assembling of ourselves which can never take away sins. together, as the manner of some But this man, after he had offer- is; but exhorting one another : ed one sacrifice for sins, for ever and so much the more, as ye see sat down on the right hand of the day approaching. God; from henceforth expect- The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. ing till his enemies be made his PILATE therefore took Je foot-stool. For by one offering and scourged him. And he hath perfected for ever them the soldiers platted a crown of that are sanctified: Whereof the thorns, and put it on his head, Holy Ghost also is a witness to and they put on him a purple us: for after that he had said robe, and said, Hail, King of the before, This is the covenant that Jews: and they smote him with I will make with them after their hands. Pilate therefore those days, saith the Lord, I went forth again, and saith unto will put my laws into their hearts, them, Behold, I bring him forth and in their minds will I write to you, that ye may know that I them; and their sins and iniqui- find no fault in him. Then came ties will I remember no more. Jesus forth, wearing the crown Now where remission of these is, of thorns, and the purple robe. there is no more offering for sin. And Pilate saith unto them, BeHaving therefore, brethren, bold hold the man! When the chief ness to enter into the holiest by priests therefore and officers saw the blood of Jesus, by a new and him, they cried out, saying, Cruliving way, which he hath con- cify him, crucify him. Pilate saith secrated for us, through the vail, unto them, Take ye him, and that is to say, his "flesh; and crucify him: for I find no fault having an High Priest over the in him. The Jews answered house of God, let us draw near him, We have a law, and by our with a true heart, in full assur- | law he ought to die, because he ance of faith, having our hearts made himself the Son of God. sprinkled from an evil conscience, When Pilate therefore heard that and our bodies washed with pure saying, he was the more afraid ; water. Let us hold fast the pro- and went again into the judgefession of our faith without wa- ment-hall, and saith unto Jesus, vering ; (for he is faithful that Whence art thou ? But Jesus promised ;) and let us consider gave him no answer. Then saith one another to provoke unto love, Pilate unto him, Speakest thou


not unto me? knowest thou not | the midst. And Pilate wrote a that I have power to crucify title, and put it on the cross ; thee, and have power to release and the writing was, JESUS OF thee? Jesus answered, Thou NAZARETÉ THE KING couldest have no power at all a- | OF THE JEWS. This title gainst me, except it were given then read many of the Jews: for thee from above: therefore he the place where Jesus was crucithat delivered me unto thee hath fied was nigh to the city: and it the greater sin. And from was written in Hebrew, and thenceforth Pilate sought to re- | Greek, and Latin. Then said lease him: but the Jews cried the chief priests of the Jews to out, saying, If thou let this man Pilate, Write not, The King of go, thou art not Cæsar's friend: the Jews; but that he said, I whosoever maketh himself a king am the King of the Jews. Pie speaketh against Cæsar. When late answered, What I have writPilate therefore heard that say- ten, I have written. Then the ing, he brought Jesus forth, and soldiers, when they had crucisat down in the judgement-seat, fied Jesus, took his garments, in a place that is called the Pave- and made four parts, to every ment, but in the Hebrew, Gab- soldier a part; and also his coat: batha. And it was the prepara- now the coat was without seam, tion of the passover, and about woven from the top throughout. the sixth hour : and he saith un- | They said therefore among themto the Jews, Behold your King! selves, Let us not rend it, but But they cried out, Away with cast lots for it, whose it shall be: him, away with him, crucify him. that the Scripture might be fulPilate saith unto them, Shall I filled, which saith, They parted crucify your King ? The chief my raiment among them, and for priests answered, We have no my vesture they did cast lots. king but Cæsar. Then delivered These things therefore the solhe him therefore unto them to diers did. Now there stood by be crucified: and they took Je- the cross of Jesus, his mother, sus, and led him away. And he, and his mother's sister, Mary bearing his cross, went forth into the wife of Cleophas, and Mary a place called the place of a scull, Magdalene. When Jesus therewhich is called in the Hebrew, fore saw his mother, and the disGolgotha : where they crucified ciple standing by, whom he lovhim, and two other with him, ed, he saith unto his mother, on either side one, and Jesus in Woman, behold thy son. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold again, another Scripture saith, thy mother. And from that hour They shall look on him whom that disciple took her unto his they pierced. own home. After this, Jesus,

Easter Even. knowing that all things were now

The Collect. accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. GRANT, O Lord, that as we Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a

of thy blessed Son our Saviour spunge with vinegar, and put

Jesus Christ, so by continual it upon hyssop, and put it to mortifying our corrupt affections his mouth. When Jesus there

we may be buried with him; and fore had received the vinegar, that through the

that through the grave, and gate he said, It is finished : and he of death, we may pass to our bowed his head, and gave up the joyful resurrection ; for his meghost. The Jews therefore, be- rits, who died, and was buried, cause it was the preparation, that and rose again for us, thy Son the bodies should not remain up

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. on the cross on the sabbath-day, The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. iii. 17. for that sabbath day was an high. IT is better

, if the will

of God ,

ye legs might be broken, and that doing, than for evil-doing. For they might be taken away. Then Christ also hath once suffered for came the soldiers, and brake the sins, the just for the unjust, that legs of the first, and of the other he might bring us to God, being which was crucified with him. put to death in the flesh, but But when they came to Jesus, quickened by the Spirit. By and saw that he was dead alrea- which also he went and preached dy, they brake not his legs. But unto the spirits in prison ; which one of the soldiers with a spear sometime were disobedient, when pierced his side, and forthwith on

once the long-suffering of God came thereout blood and water. waited in the days of Noah, And he that saw it bare record, while the ark was a preparing ; and his record is true: and he wherein few, that is, eight souls, knoweth that he saith true, that were saved by water. The like ye might believe. For these figure whereunto, even baptism, things were done that the Scrip- doth also now save us, (not the ture should be fulfilled, A bone putting away the filth of the of him shall not be broken. And Aesh, but the answer of a good


WHEN the

conscience towards God, by the have a watch; go your way,
resurrection of Jesus Christ: who make it as sure as you can. So
is gone into heaven, and is on they went and made the sepul-
the right hand of God, angelschre sure, sealing the stone, and
and authorities and powers be- setting a watch.
ing made subject unto him.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxvii. 57.
HEN the even was come,

| At Morning Prayer, instead of the

Psalm, 0 come, let us sing, &c. these Anthere came a rich man of thems shall be sung or said.


HRIST our passover is saalso himself was Jesus' disciple. crificed for us : therefore let He went to Pilate, and begged us keep the feast; the body of Jesus. Then Pilate Not with the old leaven, nor commanded the body to be de- with the leaven of malice and livered. And when Joseph had wickedness : but with the unleataken the body, he wrapped it in vened bread of sincerity and a clean linen cloth, and laid it in truth. i Cor. v. 7. his own new tomh, which he had

the dead dieth no more : rolled a great stone to the door

death hath no more dominion of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magda

For in that he died, he died lene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. unto sin once : but in that he Now the next day that followed liveth, he liveth unto God. the day of the preparation, the selves to be dead indeed unto

Likewise reckon

ye chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, sin : but alive unto God through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. we remember that that deceiver

vi. 9. said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. I CHRIST is risen from the pulchre be made sure until the fruits of them that slept. third day, lest his disciples come For since by man came death: by night and steal him away, by man came also the resurrecand say unto the people, He is tion of the dead. risen from the dead : so the last For as in Adam all die : even error shall be worse than the so in Christ shall all be made first. Pilate said unto them, Ye alive. i Cor. xv. 20.

hewn out in the rock ; and he CHRIST being raised from

over him.

also your

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