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women that followed him from and reigneth with thee and the Galilee, stood afar off, behold- HOLY SPIRIT, one God, world ing these things.
without end. Amen.
The Epistle. Heb. x. 1.
THE law having a shadow ALMIGHTY God, we be- of good things to come, and not seech thee graciously to behold the very image of the things, this thy family, for which our
can never, with those sacrifices Lord Jesus CHRIST was con
which they offered year by year tented to be betrayed, and given
continually, make the comers
For then, up into the hands of wicked thereunto perfect. men, and to suffer death
would they not have ceased
upon the cross, who now liveth and to be offered ? because that reigneth with thee and the the worshippers, once purged, Holy Ghost, ever one God, should have had no more conworld without end. Amen.
science of sins. But in those
sacrifices there is a ALMIGHTY and everlasting brance again made of sins every God, by whose Spirit the whole
For it is not possible body of the Church is governed that the blood of bulls and of and sanctified; receive our sup-goats should take away sins. plications and prayers, which Wherefore, when he cometh we offer before thee for all into the world, he saith, Sacriestates of men in thy holy fice and offering thou wouldest Church, that every member of not, but a body hast thou prethe same, in his vocation and pared me: in burnt-offerings ministry, may truly and godly and sacrifices for sin thou hast serve thee, through our Lord had no pleasure : then said I, and Saviour JESÚS Christ. Lo, I come in the volume of Amen.
the book it is written of me) O MERCIFUL God, who to do thy will, O God. Above, hast made all men, and hatest when he said, Sacrifice, and nothing that thou hast made, offering, and burnt-offerings, nor desirest the death of a sin- and offering for sin, thou ner, but rather that he should wouldest not, neither hadst be converted and live ; have pleasure therein, which mercy upon all Jews, Turks, offered by the law; then said Infidels, and Heretics ; and he, Lo, I come to do thy will, take from them all ignorance, O God. He taketh away the hardness of heart, and contempt first, that he may establish the of thy word; and so fetch them second. By the which will we home, blessed LORD, to thy are sanctified, through the offerflock, that they may be saved ing of the body of Jesus CHRIST among the remnant of the true once for all. And every priest Israelites, and be made one standeth daily ministering and fold under one Shepherd, Jesus offering oftentimes the same Christ our Lord, who liveth sacrifices, which can never take
away sins. But this man, after the soldiers platted a crown of he had offered one sacrifice for thorns, and put it on his head, sins, for ever sat down on the and they put on him a purple right hand of God; from hence- robe, and said, Hail, King of forth expecting till his enemies the Jews ! and they smote him be made his footstool. For by with their hands. Pilate thereone offering he hath perfected fore went forth again, and saith for ever them that are sancti- j unto them, Behold, I bring him fied : whereof the Holy Ghost forth to you, that ye may know also is a witness to us : for after that I find no fault in him. that he had said before, This is Then came Jesus forth, wearthe covenant that I will make ing the crown of thorns, and with them after those days, the purple robe. And Pilate saith the LORD; I will put my saith unto them, Behold the laws into their hearts, and in man. When the chief priests their minds will I write them; therefore and officers saw him, and their sins and iniquities will they cried out, saying, Crucify I remember no more. Now, him, crucify him. Pilate saith where remission of these is, unto them, Take ye him, and there is no more offering for sin. crucify him ; for I find no fault Having, therefore, brethren, in him. The Jews answered boldness to enter into the holiest him, We have a law, and by by the blood of Jesus, by a our law he ought to die, because new and living way, which he he made himself the Son of hath consecrated for us through God. When Pilate therefore the vail, that is to say, his flesh; heard that saying, he was the and having an high priest over more afraid ; and went again the house of God; let us draw into the judgment-hall, and sạith near with a true heart, in full unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? assurance of faith, having our But Jesus gave him no answer. hearts sprinkled from an evil Then saith Pilate unto him, conscience, and
bodies Speakest thou not unto me ? washed with pure water. Let Knowest thou not that I have us hold fast the profession of power to crucify thee, and have our faith without wavering; (for power to release thee? JESUS he is faithful that promised ;) answered, Thou couldest have and let us consider one another no power at all against me, to provoke unto love, and to except it were given thee from good works; not forsaking the above ; therefore he that de. assembling of ourselves toge- livered me unto thee hath the ther, as the manner of some is; greater sin. And from thencebut exhorting one another: and forth Pilate sought to release so much the more, as ye see the bim ; but the Jews, cried out, day approaching,
saying, If thou let this man go,
thou art not Cæsar's friend : The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. whosoever maketh himself a
PILATE therefore took king, speaketh against Cæsar. Jesus, and scourged him. And When Pilate therefore heard
that saying, he brought Jesus themselves, Let us not rend it, forth, and sat down in the but cast lots for it, whose it judgment-seat, in a place that shall be : that the Scripture is called the Pavement, but in might be fulfilled, which saith, the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And They parted my raiment among it was the preparation of the them, and for my vesture they passover, and about the sixth did cast lots.
These things hour: and he saith unto the therefore the soldiers did. Now Jews, Behold your King. But there stood by the cross of they cried out, Away with him, Jesus, his mother, and his away with him, crucify him. mother's sister, Mary the wise Pilate saith unto them, Shall I of Cleophas, and Mary Magdacrucify your King ? The chief lene. When Jesus, therefore, priests answered, We have no saw his mother, and the disciple king but Cæsar. Then delivered standing by whom he loved, he he him therefore unto them to saith unto his mother, Woman, be crucified : and they took behold thy son. Then saith Jesus, and led him away. And he to the disciple, Behold thy he, bearing his cross, went mother. And from that hour forth into a place called the that disciple took her unto his place of a skull, which is called own home. After this, Jesus in the Hebrew Golgotha; where knowing that all things were they crucified him, and two now accomplished, that the others with him, on either side Scripture might be fulfilled, one, and Jesus in the midst. saith, I thirst. Now there was And Pilate wrote a title, and set a vessel full of vinegar : and put it on the cross; and the they filled a sponge with vinewriting was, JESUS OF NA-gar, and put it upon hyssop, ZARETH, THE KING OF and put it to his mouth. When THE JEWS. This title then Jesus, therefore, had received read many of the Jews; for the the vinegar, he said, It is finishplace where JESUS was crucified ed: and he bowed his head, was nigh to the city; and it and gave up the ghost. The was written in Hebrew, and Jews, therefore, because it was Greek, and Latin. Then said the preparation, that the bodies the chief priests of the Jews to should not remain upon the Pilate, Write not, The King of cross on the sabbath-day, (for the Jews; but that he said, I that sabbath-day was an high ain King of the Jews. Pilate day) besought Pilate that their answered, What I have written, legs might be broken, and that I have written. Then the sol- they might be taken away. diers, when they had crucified Then came the soldiers and Jesus, took his garments, (and brake the legs of the first, and made four parts, to every soldier of the other which was crucified a part) and also his coat: now with him. But when they came the coat was without seam, to Jesus, and saw that he was woven from the top throughout. dead already, they brake not his They said therefore among legs. But one of the soldiers
with a spear pierced his side, were saved by water. The like and forthwith came thereout figure whereunto, even Baptism, blood and water. And he that doth also now save us (not the saw it bare record, and his putting away the filth of the record is true: and he knoweth flesh, but the answer of a good that he saith true, that ye might conscience towards God) by the believe. For these things were resurrection of Jesus Christ : done, that the Scripture should who is gone into heaven, and be fulfilled, A bone of him shall is on the right hand of God; not be broken.
And again angels, and authorities, and another Scripture saith, They powers, being made subject shall look on him whom they unto him. pierced
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57.
WHEN the even was come, EASTER-EVEN.
there came a rich man of The Collect.
Arimathea, named Joseph, GRANT, O LORD, that as we who also himself was Jesus' are baptized into the death of disciple : he went to Pilate, thy blessed Son our Saviour and begged the body of Jesus. JESUS CHRIST, so by continual Then Pilate commanded the mortifying our corrupt affec- body to be delivered. And tions, we may be buried with when Joseph had taken the him; and that through the grave body, he wrapped it in a clean and gate of death we may pass linen cloth, and laid it in his to our joyful resurrection, for own new tomb, which he had his merits, who died, and was hewn out in the rock; and he buried, and rose again for us, rolled a great stone to the door thy Son Jesus Christ our of the sepulchre, and departed. Lord. Amen.
And there was Mary Magda
lene, and the other Mary, sitThe Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 17. ting over against the sepulchre.
IT is better, if the will of Now the next day that followed God be so, that ye suffer for the day of the preparation, the well-doing, than for evil-doing. chief priests and Pharisees For CHRIST also hath came together unto Pilatę, saysuffered for sins, the just for ing, Sir, we remember that that the unjust, (that he might bring deceiver said, while he was yet us to God) being put to death alive, After three days I will in the flesh, but quickened by rise again. Command therefore the spirit : by which also he that the sepulchre be made sure went and preached unto the until the third day, lest his disspirits in prison ; which some- ciples come by night, and steal time were disobedient, when him away, and say unto the once the long-suffering of God people, He is risen from the waited in the days of Noah, dead; so the last error shall be while the ark was a preparing; worse than the first. Pilate wherein few, that is, eight souls, said unto them, Ye have a
watch; go your way, make it we humbly beseech thee, that as sure as you can. So they as, by thy special grace prewent and made the sepulchre venting us, thou dost put into sure, sealing the stone, and our minds good desires ; so by setting a watch.
thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect,
through Jesus Christ EASTER-DAY.
Lord; who liveth and reigneth 1 At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, with thee and the Holy GHOST, (0 come let us sing, gc.) these anthems shall be sung or said.
ever one God, world without
end. Amen. CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us ; therefore let The Epistle. Col. iii. 1, us keep the feast;
IF ye then be risen with Not with the old leaven, Christ, seek those things which neither with the leaven of
are above, where Christ sitteth malice and wickedness; but
on the right hand of God. Set with the unleavened bread of
your affection on things above, sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. not on things on the earth : for CHRIST being raised from ye are dead, and your life is hid
with CHRIST in God. When the dead, dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over
CHRIST, who is our life, shall him.
appear, then shall ye also apFor in that he died, he died pear with him in glory. Morunto sin once; but in that he tify, therefore your members
which are upon liveth, he liveth unto God.
; Likewise reckon ye also fornication, uncleanness, inoryourselves to be dead indeed dinate affection, evil concupiunto sin ; but alive unto God scence, and covetousness, which through JESUS CHRIST
is idolatry : for which things' Lord. Rom. vi. 9.
sake the wrath of God cometh
on the children of disobedience: CHRIST is risen from the in the which ye also walked dead, and become the first fruits sometime, when ye lived in of them that slept.
them. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrec
The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. tion of the dead.
THE first day of the week For as in Adam all die; even cometh Mary Magdalene early so in Christ shall all be made when it was yet dark, unto th alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
sepulchre, and seeth the stone
taken away from the sepulchre. The Collect.
Then she runneth and cometh ALMIGHTY God, who to Simon Peter, and to the other through thine only begotten disciple whom Jesus loved, and Son JESUS CHRIST hast over- saith unto them, They have come death, and opened unto taken away the Lord out of the us the gate of everlasting life ;l sepulchre, and we know not