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said, Thou art also of them. And , Prophesy, who is it that smote Peter said, Man, I am not. And thee? And many other things about the space of one hour after, blasphemously spake they against another confidently affirmed, say him. And as soon as it was day, ing, Of a truth this fellow also was the elders of the people, and the with him ; for he is a Galilean. chief priests, and the scribes, came And Peter said, Man, I know not together, and led him into their what thou sayest. And immedi council, saying, Art thou the ately, while he yet spake, the cock Christ ? tell us. And he said unto crew. And the Lord turned, and them, If I tell you, ye will not looked upon Peter; and Peter re believe : and if I also ask you, ye membered the word of the Lord, will not answer me, nor let me go. how he had said unto him, Before Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit the cock crow, thou shalt deny me on the right hand of the power of thrice. And Peter went out, and God. Then said they all, Art thou wept bitterly. And the men that then the Son of God? And he said held Jesus mocked him, and smote unto them, Ye say that I am. him. And when they had blind- And they said, What need we any folded him, they struck him on further witness ? for we ourselves the face, and asked him, saying, have heard of his own mouth.

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ye, as oft as ye drink it, in rememThe Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17.

brance of me. For as often as ye IN this that I declare unto you, eat this bread, and drink this cup, I I praise you not; that ye come 1 ye do shew the Lord's death till together not for the better, but he come. Wherefore, whosoever for the worse. For first of all, shall eat this bread, and drink this when ye come together in the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall church, I hear that there be di | be guilty of the body and blood of visions among you, and I partly | the Lord. But let a man examine believe it. For there must be also | himself, and so let him eat of that heresies among you, that they who bread, and drink of that cup. For are approved may be made mani he that eateth and drinketh unfest among you. When ye come worthily eateth and drinketh damtogether therefore into one place, nation to himself, not discerning this is not to eat the Lord's sup- | the Lord's body. For this cause per: for in eating every one tak many are weak and sickly among eth before other his own supper; you, and many sleep. For if we and one is hungry, and another would judge ourselves, we should is drunken. What, have ye not not be judged. But when we are houses to eat and to drink in? judged, we are chastened of the or despise ye the church of God, Lord, that we should not be conand shame them that have not? | demned with the world. WhereWhat shall I say to you? shall I fore, my brethren, when ye come praise you in this? I praise you together to eat, tarry one for annot. For I have received of the other. And if any man hunger, Lord that which also I delivered let him eat at home; that ye come

you, That the Lord Jesus, not together unto condemnation. the same night in which he was And the rest will I set in order betrayed, took bread; and when when I come. he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my

The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. body, which is broken for you: THE whole multitude of them this do in remembrance of me. 1 arose, and led him unto Pi. After the same manner also he late. And they began to accuse took the cup, when he had sup him, saying, We found this fellow ped, saying, This cup is the new | perverting the nation, and forbidtestament in my blood : this do ding to give tribute to Cæsar, say

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ing, That he himself is Christ a | And he said unto them the third King. And Pilate asked him, say- time, Why, what evil hath he ing, Art thou the King of the done? I have found no cause of Jews? And he answered him, and death in him: I will therefore said, Thou sayest it. Then said chastise him, and let him go. And Pilate to the chief priests, and to they were instant with loud voices, the people, I find no fault in this requiring that he might be cruciman. And they were the more fied: and the voices of them and fierce, saying, He stirreth up the of the chief priests prevailed. And people, teaching throughout all Pilate gave sentence that it should Jewry, beginning from Galilee to be as they required. And he rethis place. When Pilate heard of leased unto them him that for seGalilee, he asked whether the man | dition and murder was cast into were a Galilean. And as soon as prison, whom they had desired: he knew that he belonged unto but he delivered Jesus to their will. Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him And as they led him away, they to Herod, who himself was also at laid hold upon one Simon a Cyre. Jerusalem at that time. And when nian, coming out of the country, Herod saw Jesus he was exceeding and on him they laid the cross, glad; for he was desirous to see him that he might bear it after Jesus. of a long season, because he had And there followed him a great heard many things of him; and company of people, and of wohe hoped to have seen some mira men, which also bewailed and lacle done by him. Then he ques mented him. But Jesus, turning tioned with him in many words; unto them, said, Daughters of but he answered him nothing. Jerusalem, weep not for me, but And the chief priests and scribes weep for yourselves, and for your stood and vehemently accused him. children. For behold, the days And Herod with his men of war set are coming, in the which they him at nought, and mocked him, shall say, Blessed are the barren, and arrayed him in a gorgeous and the wombs that never bare, robe, and sent him again to Pilate. and the paps which never gave And the same day Pilate and He- suck. Then shall they begin to rod were made friends together; say to the mountains, Fall on us : for before they were at enmity and to the hills, Cover us. For if between themselves. And Pilate, they do these things in a green when he had called together the tree, what shall be done in the chief priests, and the rulers, and dry? And there were also two the people, said unto them, Ye other, malefactors, led with him have brought this man unto me, 1 to be put to death. And when as one that perverteth the people : they were come to the place which and behold, I, having examined is called Calvary, there they cruhim before you, have found no cified him; and the malefactors, fault in this man touching those one on the right hand, and the things whereof ye accuse him: other on the left. Then said JeNo, nor yet Herod : for I sent sus, Father, forgive them, for you to him; and lo, nothing wor they know not what they do. And thy of death is done unto him. they parted his raiment, and cast I will therefore chastise him, and lots. “And the people stood berelease him. For of necessity he holding; and the rulers also with must release one unto them at the them derided him, saying, Ile feast. And they cried out all at saved others; let him save himonce, saying, Away with this man, self, if he be Christ, the chosen of and release unto us Barabbas : God. And the soldiers also mock(who for a certain sedition made ed him, coming to him, and offerin the city, and for murder, was ing him vinegar, and saying, If cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, thou be the King of the Jews, save willing to release Jesus, spake thyself. And a superscription also again to them. But they cried, 1 was written over him in letters of saying, Crucify him, crucify him. ! Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew,

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THIS IS THE KING OF THE | earth until the ninth hour. And JEWS. And one of the malefac- the sun was darkened, and the tors, which were hanged, railed on vail of the temple was rent in the him, saying, If thou be Christ, midst. And when Jesus had cried save thyself, and us. But the with a loud voice, he said, Father, other answering rebuked him, say-| into thy hands I commend my ing, Dost not thou fear God, see spirit: and having said thus, he ing thou art in the same condem gave up the ghost. Now when the nation? And we indeed justly; for centurion saw what was done, he we receive the due reward of our glorified God, saying, Certainly deeds, but this man hath done this was a righteous man. And nothing amiss. And he said unto all the people that came togeJesus, Lord, remember me when ther to that sight, beholding the thou comest into thy kingdom. things that were done, smote And Jesus said unto him, Verily I their breasts, and returned. And say unto thee, To-day shalt thou all his acquaintance, and the wobe with me in paradise. And it men that followed him from Galiwas about the sixth hour: and lee, stood afar off, beholding these there was a darkness over all the I things.

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our Lord, who liveth in Spirit, one

GOOD FRIDAY.

under one shepherd, Jesus Christ ALMIGHTY God, we beseech A thee graciously to behold this with thee and the Holy Spirit, one thy family, for which our Lord God, world without end. Amen. Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the

The Epistle. Heb. x. 1. hands of wicked men, and to suf JTVHE law having a shadow of fer death upon the cross, who now 1 good things to come, and not liveth and reigneth with thee and the very image of the things, can the Holy Ghost, ever one God, never with those sacrifices, which world without end. Amen.

they offered year by year continuALMIGHTY and everlasting

ally, make the comers thereunto A God, by whose Spirit the

perfect: for then would they not whole body of the Church is go

have ceased to be offered ? because verned and sanctified; Receive

that the worshippers once purged our supplications and prayers,

should have had no more conwhich we offer before thee for all

science of sins. But in those saestates of men in thy holy Church,

crifices there is a remembrance

again made of sins every year. that every member of the same,

For it is not possible that the blood in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee;

of bulls and of goats should take through our Lord and Saviour

away sins. Wherefore, when he

cometh into the world, he saith, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sacrifice and offering thou wouldMERCIFUL God, who hast est not, but a body hast thou pre

made all men, and hatest no pared me: In burnt-offerings and thing that thou hast made, nor sacrifices for sin thou hast had no wouldest the death of a sinner, pleasure: 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 up- written of me) to do thy will, o on all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and God. Above, when he said, SaHereticks, and take from them all crifice and offering, and burnt-ofignorance, hardness of heart, and ferings, and offering for sin thou contempt of thy Word; and so wouldest not, neither hadst pleafetch them home, blessed Lord, to sure therein, which are offered thy flock, that they may be saved by the Law: then said he, Lo, among the remnant of the true I come to do thy will, O God. He Israelites, and be made one foldtaketh away the first, that he may

establish the second. By the which in him. Then came Jesus forth, will we are sanctified, through wearing the crown of thorns, and the offering of the body of Jesus | the purple robe. And Pilate saith Christ once for all. And every unto them, Behold the man! When priest standeth daily ministering, the chief priests therefore and ofand offering oftentimes the same ficers saw him, they cried out, sacrifices, which can never take saying, Crucify him, crucify him. away sins. But this man, after Pilate saith unto them, Take ye he had offered one sacrifice for | him, and crucify him : for I find sins, for ever sat down on the right no fault in him. The Jews anhand of God; from henceforth ex swered him, We have a law, and pecting till his enemies be made by our law he ought to die, behis foot-stool. For by one offering cause he made himself the Son of he hath perfected for ever them God. When Pilate therefore heard that are sanctified: Whereof the that saying, he was the more aHoly Ghost also is a witness to us: fraid ; and went again into the for after that he had said before, judgement-hall, and saith unto Je.

This is the covenant that I will sus, Whence art thou? But Jesus make with them after those days, gave him no answer. Then saith saith the Lord, I will put my laws Pilate unto him, Speakest thou into their hearts, and in their not unto me? knowest thou not minds will I write them; and their that I have power to crucify thee, sins and iniquities will I remem and have power to release thee ? ber no more. Now where remis Jesus answered, Thou couldest sion of these is, there is no more have no power at all against me, offering for sin. Having there. except it were given thee from fore, brethren, boldness to enter above: therefore he that deliverinto the holiest by the blood of ed me unto thee hath the greater Jesus, by a new and living way, sin. And from thenceforth Pilate which he hath consecrated for us, sought to release him ; but the through the vail, that is to say, Jews cried out, saying, If thou let his flesh; and having an High this man go, thou art not Cæsar's Priest over the house of God; let friend: whosoever maketh himself us draw near with a true heart, in a king speaketh against Cæsar. full assurance of faith, having our When Pilate therefore heard that hearts sprinkled from an evil con saying, he brought Jesus forth, and science, and our bodies washed sat down in the judgement-seat, with pure water. Let us hold fast in a place that is called the Pavethe profession of our faith without ment, but in the Hebrew, Gabba. wavering; (for he is faithful that tha. And it was the preparation promised :) and let us consider of the passover, and about the one another to provoke unto love, sixth hour: and he saith unto the and to good works; not forsaking Jews, Behold your King ! But the assembling of ourselves toge- they cried out, Away with him, ther, as the manner of some is; away with him, crucify him. Pibut exhorting one another: and late saith unto them, Shall I cruso much the more, as ye see the cify your King? The chief priests day approaching.

answered, We have no king but The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. Cæsar. Then delivered he him DILATE therefore took Jesus, therefore unto them to be cruciI and scourged him. And the fied: and they took Jesus, and led soldiers platted a crown of thorns, 1 him away. And he, bearing his and put it on his head, and they cross, went forth into a place callput on him a purple robe, and ed the place of a scull, which is said, Hail, King of the Jews : and called in the Hebrew, Golgotha: they smote him with their hands. where they crucified him, and two Pilate therefore went forth again, other with him, on either side one, and saith unto them, Behold, I and Jesus in the midst. And Pin bring him forth to you, that ye late wrote a title, and put it on the may know that I find no fault cross; and the writing was, JESUS

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OF NAZARETH THE KING his own home. After this, Jesus, OF THE JEWS. This title then knowing that all things were now read many of the Jews : for the accomplished, that the Scripture place where Jesus was crucified might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. was nigh to the city: and it was Now there was set a vessel full of written in Hebrew, and Greek, vinegar : and they filled a spunge and Latin. Then said the chief with vinegar, and put it upon priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write hyssop, and put it to his mouth. not, The King of the Jews; but When Jesus therefore had received that he said, I am the King of the vinegar, he said, It is finished: the Jews. Pilate answered, What and he bowed his head, and gave I have written, I have written. up the ghost. The Jews therefore, Then the soldiers, when they had because it was the preparation, crucified Jesus, took his garments, that the bodies should not remain and made four parts, to every sol- upon the cross on the sabbath-day, dier a part; and also his coat: (for that sabbath-day was an highnow the coat was without seam, day,) besought Pilate that their woven from the top throughout. legs might be broken, and that They said therefore among them they might be taken away. Then selves, Let us not rend it, but cast came the soldiers, and brake the lots for it, whose it shall be: that | legs of the first, and of the other the Scripture might be fulfilled, which was crucified with him. which saith, They parted my rai. But when they came to Jesus, and ment among them, and for my saw that he was dead already, vesture they did cast lots. These they brake not his legs. But one things therefore the soldiers did. of the soldiers with a spear piercNow there stood by the cross of ed his side, and forthwith came Jesus, his mother, and his mo- thereout blood and water. And ther's sister, Mary the wife of he that saw it bare record, and his Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. | record is true: and he knoweth When Jesus therefore saw his mo- that he saith true, that ye might ther, and the disciple standing by, believe. For these things were whom he loved, he saith unto his done that the Scripture should be mother, Woman, behold thy son. fulfilled, A bone of him shall not Then saith he to the disciple, Be- be broken. And again, another hold thy mother. And from that Scripture saith, They shall look hour that disciple took her unto on him whom they pierced.

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he might bring us to God, being nRANT, O Lord, that as we put to death in the flesh, but

U are baptized into the death quickened by the Spirit. By which of thy blessed Son our Saviour also he went and preached unto Jesus Christ, so by continual mor | the spirits in prison; which sometifying our corrupt affections we time were disobedient, when once may be buried with him; and that the long-suffering of God waited through the grave, and gate of in the days of Noah, while the ark death, we may pass to our joyful was a preparing; wherein few, resurrection; for his merits, who

that is, eight souls, were saved by died, and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ to, even baptism, doth also now our Lord. Amen.

save us, (not the putting away the

filth of the flesh, but the answer of The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. iii. 17. a good conscience towards God,) IT is better, if the will of God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: I be so, that ye suffer for well- who is gone into heaven, and is doing, than for evil-doing. For on the right hand of God, angels Christ also hath once suffered for and authorities and powers being sins, the just for the unjust, that made subject unto him.

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