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they sat, and did eat, Jesus said, Father, all things are possible unVerily I say unto you, One of you to thee; take away this cup from which eateth with me shall betray me; nevertheless, not what I will, me. And they began to be sor but what thou wilt. And he comrowful, and to say unto him one eth and findeth them sleeping, and by one, Is it I ? and another said, saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest Is it I? And he answered and said thou? couldest not thou watch unto them, It is one of the twelve one hour? Watch ye and pray, that dippeth with me in the dish. lest ye enter into temptation : the The Son of Man indeed goeth, as spirit truly is ready, but the flesh it is written of him: but wo to that is weak. And again he went away, man by whom the Son of Man is and prayed, and spake the same betrayed : good were it for that words. And when he returned he man if he had never been born. found them asleep again, (for their And as they did eat, Jesus took eyes were heavy,) neither wist bread, and blessed, and brake it, they what to answer him. And and gave to them, and said, Take, he cometh the third time, and eat : this is my body. And he saith unto them, Sleep on now, took the cup, and when he had and take your rest: it is enough, given thanks he gave it to them: the hour is come; behold, the Son and they all drank of it. And he of Man is betrayed into the hands said unto them, This is my blood of sinners. Rise up, let us go; lo, of the new testament, which is he that betrayeth me is at hand. shed for many. Verily I say unto And immediately, while he yet you, I will drink no more of the spake, cometh Judas, one of the fruit of the vine, until that day twelve, and with him a great multhat I drink it new in the Kingdom titude with swords and staves, of God. And when they had sung from the chief priests, and the an hymn they went out into the scribes, and the elders. And he mount of Olives. And Jesus saith that betrayed him had given them unto them, All ye shall be offend a token, saying, Whomsoever I ed because of me this night: for shall kiss, that same is he; take it is written, I will smite the shep him, and lead him away safely. herd, and the sheep shall be scat And as soon as he was come he tered. But, after that I am risen, goeth straightway to him, and I will go before you into Galilee. saith, Master, master; and kissed But Peter said unto him, Although him. And they laid their hands all shall be offended, yet will not on him, and took him. And one I. And Jesus saith unto him, of them that stood by drew a Verily I say unto thee, That this sword, and smote a servant of the day, even in this night, before the high priest, and cut off his ear. cock crow twice, thou shalt deny And Jesus answered, and said unto me thrice. But he spake the more them, Are ye come out as against vehemently, If I should die with a thief, with swords and with thee, I will not deny thee in any staves, to take me? I was daily wise. Likewise also said they all. with you in the temple teaching, And they came to a place which and ye took me not: but the Scripwas named Gethsemane: and he tures must be fulfilled. And they saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, all forsook him, and fled. And while I shall pray. And he taketh there followed him a certain young with him Peter, and James, and man, having a linen cloth cast John, and began to be sore amaz about his naked body; and the ed, and to be very heavy, and saith young men laid hold on him: and unto them, My soul is exceeding | he left the linen cloth, and fled sorrowful unto death; tarry ye from them naked. And they led here, and watch. And he went Jesus away to the high priest: and forward a little, and fell on the with him were assembled all the ground, and prayed, that, if it chief priests, and the elders, and were possible, the hour might pass the scribes. And Peter followed from him. And he said, Abba, him afar off, even into the palace
saith, and thesok himin drew he
of the high priest; and he sat with ed him to be guilty of death. And the servants, and warmed himself some began to spit on him, and to at the fire. And the chief priests cover his face, and to buffet him, and all the council sought for and to say unto him, Prophesy : witness against Jesus to put him and the servants did strike him to death; and found none. For with the palms of their hands. many bare false witness against And as Peter was beneath in the him, but their witness agreed not palace there cometh one of the together. And there arose cer- maids of the high priest; and tain, and bare false witness against when she saw Peter warming himhim, saying, We heard him say, I self she looked upon him, and I will destroy this temple that is said, And thou also wast with Jemade with hands, and within three sus of Nazareth. But he denied, days I will build another made saying, I know not, neither unwithout hands. But neither so did | derstand I what thou sayest. And their witness agree together. And he went out into the porch; and the high priest stood up in the the cock crew. And a maid saw midst, and asked Jesus, saying, him again, and began to say to Answerest thou nothing? what them that stood by, This is one is it which these witness against of them. And he denied it again. thee? But he held his peace, and | And a little after, they that stood answered nothing. Again the high by said again to Peter, Surely thou priest asked him, and said unto art one of them; for thou art a kim, Art thou the Christ, the Son Galilean, and thy speech agreeth of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I thereto. But he began to curse am; and ye shall see the Son of and to swear, saying, I know not Man sitting on the right hand of this man of whom ye speak. And power, and coming in the clouds the second time the cock crew. of heaven. Then the high priest And Peter called to mind the word rent his clothes, and saith, What that Jesus said unto him, Before need we any further witnesses ? ye the cock crow twice, thou shalt have heard the blasphemy: what deny me thrice. And when he think ye? And they all condemn- thought thereon, he wept.
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| voice of his servant, that walketh For the Epistle. Isai. l. 5.
in darkness, and hath no light? THE Lord God hath opened | let him trust in the Name of the
mine ear, and I was not rebel- 1 Lord, and stay upon his God. lious, neither turned away back. I Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, gave my back to the smiters, and that compass yourselves about my cheeks to them that plucked with sparks; walk in the light of off the hair: I hid not my face your fire, and in the sparks that from shame and spitting. For the ye have kindled. This shall ye Lord God will help me, therefore have of mine hand, ye shall lie shall I not be confounded: there down in sorrow. fore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not
The Gospel. St. Mark xy. 1. be ashamed. He is near that AND straightway in the mornjustifieth me; who will contend h ing the chief priests held a with me? Let us stand together; i consultation with the elders, and who is mine adversary ? let him scribes, and the whole council, and come near to me. Behold, the bound Jesus, and carried him aLord God will help me; who is way, and delivered him to Pilate. he that shall condemn me? Lo, And Pilate asked him, Art thou they all shall wax old as a gar the King of the Jews? And he ment: the moth shall eat them answering said unto him, Thou up. Who is among you that fear- sayest it. And the chief priests eth the Lord, that obeyeth the accused him of many things : but
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he answered nothing. And Pilate, bring him unto the place Golgoasked him again, saying, Answer tha, which is, being interpreted, est thou nothing? behold how The place of a scull. And they many things they witness against gave him to drink wine mingled thee. But Jesus yet answered no with myrrh ; but he received it thing: so that Pilate marvelled. not. And when they had cruciNow at that feast he released unto fied him they parted his garments, them one prisoner, whomsoever casting lots upon them, what every they desired. And there was one | man should take. And it was the named Barabbas, which lay bound third hour, and they crucified him. with them that had made insur And the superscription of his acrection with him, who had com cusation was written over, THE mitted murder in the insurrection. KING OF THE JEWS. And And the multitude, crying aloud, with him they crucify two thieves, began to desire him to do as he the one on his right hand, and the had ever done unto them. But Pi other on his left. And the scriplate answered them, saying, Will ture was fulfilled, which saith, ye that I release unto you the King And he was numbered with the of the Jews? For he knew that transgressors. And they that passthe chief priests had delivered him ed by railed on him, wagging their for envy. But the chief priests heads, and saying, Ah, thou that moved the people, that he should destroyest the temple, and buildest rather release Barabbas unto them. it in three days, save thyself, and And Pilate answered, and said come down from the cross. Likeagain unto them, What will ye wise also the chief priests mocking then that I shall do unto him said among themselves, with the whom ye call the King of the scribes, He saved others; himself Jews ? And they cried out again, he cannot save. Let Christ the Crucify him. Then Pilate said King of Israel descend now from unto them, Why, what evil hath the cross, that we may see and he done? And they cried out the believe. And they that were crumore exceedingly, Crucify him. cified with him reviled him. And And so Pilate, willing to content when the sixth hour was come, the people, released Barabbas unto there was darkness over the whole them, and delivered Jesus, when land until the ninth hour. And he had scourged him, to be cru | at the ninth hour Jesus cried with cified. And the soldiers led him a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, away into the hall, called Præto lama sabachthani? which is, berium; and they call together the ing interpreted, My God, my God, whole band. And they clothed why hast thou forsaken me? And him with purple, and platted a some of them that stood by, when crown of thorns, and put it about they heard it, said, Behold, he his head: and began to salute him, calleth Elias. And one ran and Hail, King of the Jews. And they filled a spunge full of vinegar, and smote him on the head with a put it on a reed, and gave him reed, and did spit upon him, and to drink, saying, Let alone; let bowing their knees worshipped us see whether Elias will come to him. And when they had mock take him down. And Jesus cried ed him they took off the purple with a loud voice, and gave up the from him, and put his own clothes ghost. And the vail of the temple on him, and led him out to cru was rent in twain from the top to cify him. And they compel one the bottom. And when the cenSimon a Cyrenian, who passed turion, which stood over against by, coming out of the country, him, saw that he so cried out, and the father of Alexander and Ru- | gave up the ghost, he said, Truly fus, to bear his cross. And they this man was the Son of God.
people. Then entered Satan into The Epistle. Heb. ix. 16.
Judas surnamed Iscariot, being W HERE a testament is, there of the number of the twelve. And
V must also of necessity be he went his way, and communed the death of the testator: for a with the chief priests and captains, testament is of force after men how he might betray him unto are dead; otherwise it is of no them. And they were glad, and strength at all whilst the testator covenanted to give him money. liveth. Whereupon, neither the And he promised, and sought opfirst testament was dedicated with portunity to betray him unto them out blood : for when Moses had in the absence of the multitude. spoken every precept to all the Then came the day of unleavened people, according to the law, he bread, when the passover must be took the blood of calves and of killed. And he sent Peter and goats, with water, and scarlet John, saying, Go and prepare us wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the passover, that we may eat. both the book, and all the people, And they said unto him, Where saying, This is the blood of the wilt thou that we prepare ? And testament, which God hath en- he said unto them, Behold, when joined unto you. Moreover, he ye are entered into the city, there sprinkled with blood both the ta shall a man meet you, bearing a bernacle, and all the vessels of the pitcher of water; follow him into ministry. And almost all things the house where he entereth in. are by the law purged with blood; And ye shall say unto the goodand without shedding of blood is l man of the house, The Master no remission. It was therefore saith unto thee, Where is the necessary that the patterns of guest-chamber, where I shall eat things in the heavens should be the passover with my disciples ? purified with these ; but the hea And he shall shew you a large upvenly things themselves with bet- per room furnished; there make ter sacrifices than these. For Christ ready. And they went, and found is not entered into the holy places as he had said unto them: and made with hands, which are the they made ready the passover. figures of the true, but into hea- | And when the hour was come he ven itself, now to appear in the sat down, and the twelve Apostles presence of God for us; nor yet with him. And he said unto them, that he should offer himself often, With desire I have desired to eat as the high priest entereth into the this passover with you before I holy place every year with blood suffer: for I say unto you, I will of others : for then must he often not any more eat thereof, until it have suffered since the foundation be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God. of the world; but now once in the And he took the cup, and gave end of the world hath he appear- | thanks, and said, Take this, and ed to put away sin by the sacrifice divide it among yourselves. For I of himself. And as it is appointed say unto you, I will not drink of the unto men once to die, but after fruit of the vine, until the Kingthis the judgement: so Christ was dom of God shall come. And he once offered to bear the sins of took bread, and gave thanks, and many: and unto them that look brake it, and gave unto them, sayfor him shall he appear the second ing, This is my body, which is time without sin unto salvation. given for you: this do in remem
brance of me. Likewise also the The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 1.
cup after supper, saying, This cup NOW the feast of unleavened is the new testament in my blood,
W bread drew nigh, which is which is shed for you. But becalled the Passover. And the chief hold, the hand of him that betraypriests and scribes sought how they | eth me is with me on the table. might kill him; for they feared the l And truly the Son of Man goeth
on thronessrael. And hold, Sa- whewhat would fo
as it was determined; but wo un- , to the mount of Olives, and his to that man by whom he is be disciples also followed him. And trayed. And they began to en when he was at the place, he said quire among themselves, which of unto them, Pray, that ye enter them it was that should do this not into temptation. And he was thing. And there was also a strifewithdrawn from them about a among them, which of them stone's cast, and kneeled down and should be accounted the greatest. prayed, saying, Father, if thou be And he said unto them, The kings willing, remove this cup from me: of the Gentiles exercise lordship nevertheless, not my will, but over them, and they that exercise thine be done. And there appearauthority upon them are called ed an angel unto him from heabenefactors. But ye shall not be ven, strengthening him. And beso: but he that is greatest amonging in an agony, he prayed more you, let him be as the younger; earnestly; and his sweat was as it and he that is chief, as he that were great drops of blood falling doth serve. For whether is great down to the ground. And when er, he that sitteth at meat, or he he rose up from prayer, and was that serveth? is not he that sitteth come to his disciples, he found at meat? but I am among you them sleeping for sorrow, and said as he that serveth. Ye are they unto them, Why sleep ye? rise which have continued with me and pray, lest ye enter into tempin my temptations. And I appoint tation. And while he yet spake, unto you a kingdom, as my Fa- behold, a multitude, and he that ther hath appointed unto me; was called Judas, one of the twelve, that ye may eat and drink at my went before them, and drew near table in my kingdom, and sit unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus on thrones, judging the twelve said unto him, Judas, betrayest
thou the Son of Man with a kiss ? said, Simon, Simon, behold, Sa-When they who were about him tan hath desired to have you, saw what would follow, they said that he may sift you as wheat : unto him, Lord, shall we smite but I have prayed for thee, that with the sword? And one of them thy faith fail not; and when thou smote the servant of the high art converted, strengthen thy bre- priest, and cut off his right ear. And thren. And he said unto him, Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye Lord, I am ready to go with thee thus far. And he touched his ear, both into prison and to death. and healed him. Then Jesus said And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the unto the chief priests, and captains cock shall not crow this day, before of the temple, and the elders who that thou shalt thrice deny that were come to him, Be ye come thou knowest me. And he said out as against a thief, with swords unto them, When I sent you with and staves? When I was daily with out purse, and scrip, and shoes, you in the temple, ye stretched lacked ye any thing? And they forth no hands against me: but said, Nothing. Then said he unto this is your hour, and the power them, But now, he that hath a of darkness. Then took they him, purse, let him take it, and like and led him, and brought him wise his scrip: and he that hath into the high priest's house: and no sword, let him sell his gar- Peter followed afar off. And when ment, and buy one. For I say they had kindled a fire in the midst unto you, That this that is writ of the hall, and were set down ten must yet be accomplished in together, Peter sat down among me, And he was reckoned among them. But a certain maid beheld the transgressors : for the things him, as he sat by the fire, and concerning me have an end. And earnestly looked upon him, and they said, Lord, behold, here are said, This man was also with him. two swords. And he said unto And he denied him, saying, Wothem, It is enough. And he came man, I know him not. And after out, and went, as he was wont, a little while another saw him, and