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take away sins. Wherefore, when that is to say, his flesh; and have he cometh into the world, he ing an high priest over the house saith, Sacrifice and offering thou of God; let us draw near with a wouldest not, but a body hasttrue heart, in full assurance of thou prepared me : In burnt-of-faith, having our hearts sprinkled ferings and sacriices for sin thou from an evil conscience, and our hast had no pleasure : Then said bodies washed with pure water. I, Lo, I come in the volume of Let us hold fast the profession of the book it is written of me) to our faith, without wavering;(for do thy will, O God. Above, when he is faithful that promised.;) and he said, Sacrifice, and offering, let us consider one another to proand burnt-offerings, and offering vokeunto love,and to good works, for sin, thou wouldest not, neither not forsaking the assembling of hadst pleasure therein, which are ourselves together, as the man. offered by the law; Then said he, ner of some is; but exhorting one LO, I come to do thy will, O God. another: and so much the more, He taketh away the first, that as ye see the day approaching. he may establish the second. By The Gospel. St. John, xix. 1. the which will we are sanctified, PILATE therefore took Jesus, through the offering of the body and scourged him. And the of Jesus Christ once for all. And soldiers platted a crown of thorns, every priest standeth daily minis. and put it on his head, and they tering and offering oftentimes the put on him a purple robe, and same sacrifices, which can never said, Hail, king of the Jews! and take away sins. But this man, they smote him with their hands. after he had offered one sacrifice Pilate therefore went forth again, for sins, for ever sat down on the and saith unto them, Behold, I right hand of God; from hence- bring him forth to you, that ye forth expecting till his enemies inay know that I find no fault in be made his footstool. For by one him. Then came Jesus forth, offering he hath perfected for wearing the crown of thorns, and ever them that are sanctified : the purple robe. And Pilate whereof the Holy Ghost also is a saith unto them, Behold the man. witness to us: for after that he When the chief priests therefore had said before, This is the cove- and officers saw him, they cried nant that I will make with them out, saying, Crucify him, crucify after those days, saith the Lord ; 1 him. Pilate saith unto them, will put my laws into their hearts, Take ye him, and crucify him ; and in their minds will I write for I find no fault in him. The them; and their sins and iniqui- Jews answered him, we have a ties will I remember no more. law, and hy our law he onight to Now, where remission of these is, die, because he made himself the there is no more offering for sin. Son of God. When Pilale there. Having therefore, brethren, bold-fore heard that saying, he was the ness to enter into the holiest by more afraid; and went again into the blood of Jesus, by a new and the judgment-hall, and saith unto living way, which he hath conse- Jesus, Whence art thou ? But crated for us through the vail, Jesus gave him no answer. Then
saith Pilate unto him, Speakest|Greek, and Latin. Then said the thou not unto me? Knowest thou chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, not that I have power to crucify Write not, The King of the Jews; thee, and have power to release but that he said, I am King of the thee? Jesus answered, Thon Jews. Pilate answered, What I couldest have no power at all have written, I have written. against me, except it were given Then the soldiers, when they had thee from above; therefore he crucified Jesus, took his garments, that delivered me unto thee bath|(and made four parts, to every the greatersin. And from thence- soldier a part) and also his coat: forth Pilate sought to release now the coat was without seam, Sim; but the Jews cried out, say-woven from the top throughout. ing, If thou let this man go, thou They said therefore among themart not Cæsar's friend: Whoso-selves, Let us not rend it, but cast ever maketh himself a king, lots for it, whose it shall he: that speaketh against Cæsar. When the Scripture might be fulfilled, Pilate therefore heard that say- which saith, They parted my raiing, he brought Jesus forth, and ment among them, and for my sat down in the judgment-seat, vesture they did cast lots. These in a place that is called the Pave-things therefore the soldiers did. ment, but in the Hebrew, Gab- Now there stood by the cross of batha. And it was the prepara- Jesus, his mother, and his motion of the passover, and about ther's sister, Mary, the wife of the sixth hour: and he saith unto Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. the Jews, Behold your King. But when Jesus therefore saw his they cried out, Away with him, mother, and the disciple standing away with him, crucify him. Pi- by, whom he loved, he saith unto late saith unto them, Shall I cru- his mother, Woman, behold thy cify your King ? The chief priests son. Then saith be to the disciple, answered, We have no king but Behold thy mother. And from Cæsar. Then delivered he him that hour that disciple took lier therefore unto them to be cruci- unto his own home. After this, fied: and they took Jesus, and led Jesus knowing that all things him away. And ke, bearing his were now accomplished, that the cross, went forth into a place Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, called the place of a skull; which i thirst. Now there was set a ves. is called in the Ilebrew Golgotha; sel full of vinegar: and they filled where they crucified him, and a spunge with vinegar, and put two others with him, on either it upon hyssop, and put it to his side one, and Jesus in the midst. mouth. ivben Jesus therefore And Pilate wrote a title, and put had received the vinegar, he said, it on the cross; and the writing It is finished: and he bowed his was, JESUS OF NAZARETH. head, and gave up the ghost. The THE KING OF THE JEW'S. Jews therefore, because it was This title then read many of the the preparation, that the bodies Jews; for the place where Jesus should not reinain upon the cross was crucified was nigh to the city; on the sabbath-day, (for that saha and it was written in Hebrew, and bath-day was an high day) hes
sought Pilate that their legs might the long-suffering of God waited be broken, and that they might in the days of Noah, while the be taken away. Then came the ark was a preparing; wherein soldiers and brake the legs of the few, that is, eight souls, were saved first, and of the other which was by water. The like figure wherecrucified with him. But when unto, even Baptism, doth also they came to Jesus, and saw that now save us (not the putting he was dea:l already, they brake away the filth of the flesh, but the not his legs. But one of the sol- answer of a good conscience todiers 'vith a spear pierced his wards God) by the resurrection side, and forthwith came thereout of Jesus Christ: Who is gone blood and water. And he that into heaven, and is on the right saw it bare record, and his record band of God; angels, and authois true: and he knoweth that he rities, and powers, being made saith true, that ye might believe. subject unto bim. For these things were done, that The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57. the Scripture should be fulfilled. WHEN the even was come A bone of him shall not be bro there came a rich man of ken. And again another scrip- Arimathea, named Joseph, who ture saith, They sball look on bim also himself was Jesus' disciple: whom they pierced.
He went to Pilate, and begged
the body of Jesus. Then Pilate Easter-Even.
commanded the body to be deThe Collect.
livered. And when Joseph had GRANT, O Lord, that as we taken the body, he wrapped it in
are baptized into the death a clean linen cloth, and laid it in of thy blessed Son our Saviour his own new toınb, which he had Jesus Christ, so by continual hewn out in the rock; and he mortifying our corrupt affections, rolled a great stone to the door of we may be buried with him; the sepulchre, and departed. And and that through the grave and there was Mary Magdalene, and gate of death we may pass to the other Mary, sitting over a. our joyful resurrection, for his gainst the sepulchre. Now the merits, who died, and was bu- next day that followed the day of ried, and rose again for us, thy Son the preparation, the cbief priests Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
and Pharisees came together unto The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, iii. 17. Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember IT is better, if the will of God that that deceiver said, while be
be so, that ye suffer for well-was yet alive, After three days ! doing, than for evil-doing. For will rise again. Command there. Christ also hath once suffered for fore that the sepulchre be made sins, the just for the unjust that sure until the third day, lest his he might bring us to God) being disciples come by night, and steal put to death in the flesh, but him away, and say unto the peo. quickened by the spirit: by which ple. He is risen from the dead; also he went and preached unto so the last. error shall be worse the spirits in prison; which some- than the first. Pilate said unto time were disobedient, when once them, Ye have a watch ; go your
way, make it as sure as you can. we may bring the same to good So they went and made the se. effect, through Jesus Christ our pulcbre sure, sealing the stone, Lord, who liveth and reignetlı and setting a watch.
with thee and the Holy Ghost,
ever one God, world without end. Easter-Day.
Amen. 1 At Morning Prayer, instead of the
The Epistle. Col. ii. 1. Psalm (o come let us sing, sc.) these IF ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are CHRIST our passover is sacri- above, where Christ sitteth on
ficed for us; therefore let us the right hand of God. Set your keep the feast;
affection on things above, not on Not with the old leaven, nei- things on the earth: For ye are ther with the leaven of malice dead, and your life is bid with and wickedness; but with the un-Christ in God. When Christ, learened bread of sincerity and who is our life, shall appear, then truth. 1 Cor. v. 7.
shall ye also appear with him in CHRIST being raised from the glory; Mortify therefore your
dead, dieth no more ; death members which are upon earth; hath 00 more dominion over
fornication, uncleanness, inorhim.
dinate affection, evil concupisFor in that he died, he died cence, and covetousness, which unto sin once; but in that he liv- lis idolatry: for which things sake eth, he liveth unto God.
the wrath of God cometh on the Likewise reckon ye also your
children of disobedience. In the selves to be dead indeed unto which ye also walked sometime, sin; but alive unto God through when ye lived in them. Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi, 9. The Gospel. St. John, 28. 1. CHRIST is risen from the dead, The first day of the week comand become the first fruits when it was yet Jark, unto the
eth Mary Magdalene early, of them that slept.
For since by inan came death, sepulchre, and seeth the stone by man came also the resurrec- Then she runneth and cometh to
taken away from the sepulchre. tion of the dead. For as in Adam all die ; even
Simon Peter, and to the other so in Christ shall all be made
disciple whom Jesus loved, and alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
saith unto them, They have taken
away the Lord out of the sepulThe Collect.
chre, and we know not where ALMIGHTY God, who through they have laid him. Peter there
thine only begotten Son Je- fore went forth, and that other sus Christ hast overcome death, disciple, and came to the sepuland opened unto us the gate of chre. So they ran both together; everlasting life; we humbly be- and the other disciple did outseech thee, that as, by thy spc-run Peter, and came first to the cial grace preventing us, thou sepulchre; and he, stooping down dost put into our minds good de- and looking in, saw the linen sires; so by thy continual help/clothes lying, yet went he not in.
Then cometh Simon Peter fol-; about doing good, and healing all lowing him, and went into the that were oppressed of the devil: sepulchre, and seeth the linen for God was with him. And we clothes lie; and the napkin that are witnesses of all things which was about his head not lying with he did, both in the land of the the linen clothes, but wrapped Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom together in a place by itself. Then they slew, and hanged on a tree. went in also that other disciple Him God raised up the third day, which came first to the sepulchre, and showed him openly, not to and he saw, and believed. For as all the people, but unto witnesses yet they knew not the Scripture, chosen before of God, even to us, tliat he must rise again from the who did eat and drink with him dead. Then the disciples went after he rose from the dead. And away again unto their own home. he commanded us to preach unto
the people, and to testify that it Monday in Easter-Il’eck.
is he who was ordained of God The Collect.
to be the judge of quick and dead. ALMIGHTY God, who through To him give all the prophets wit
thine only begotten Son Je-ness, that through his name, who. sus Christ hast overcome death, soever believeth in him, shall reand opened unto us the gate of ceive remission of sins. everlasting life; we humbly be The Gospel. St. Luke, xxiv. 13. seech thee, that as, by thy special BEHOLİ), two of his disciples grace preventing us, thou dost went that same day to a vilput into our minds good desires; lage called Emmaus, whicli was so hy thy continual belp we may from Jerusalem about threescore bring the same to good effect, furlongs. And they talked toge. through Jesus Christ our Lord,ther of all these things which had who liveth and reigneth with thee liappened. And it came to pass, and the Holy Ghost, ever one that while they communed togeGod, world without end. Amen. ther, and reasoned, Jesus himself
For the Epistle. Acts, X. 31. drew near, and went with them. PETER opened his mouth, and But their eyes were holden, that
said, Ofå truth I perceive that they should not know him. And God is no respecter of persons : he said unto them, What manner but in every nation he that fear-of communications are these that eth him and worketh righteous- ye have one to another, as ye ness, is accepted with him. The walk, and are sad? And one of word which God sent unto the them, whose name was Cleopas, children of Israel, preaching peace answering, said unto him, Art by Jesus Christ; (he is Lord of thou only a stranger in Jerusaall ;) that word, I say, ye know, lem, and hast not known the which was published throughout things which are coine to pass all Judea, and began from Galilee, there in these days ? And he said after the baptism which John unto them, What things ? And preached: How God anointed they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Ghost, and with power; who went prophet nighty in deed and word,