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ample of his great humility ; because it is the price of blood mercifully grant that we may And they took counsel, and both follow the example of his bought with them the potter's patience, and also be made par. field to bury strangers in. Where takers of his resurrection, through (fore that field was called, The the same Jesus Christ our Lord. field of blood, unto this day. Amen.
**]('Then was fulálled that which The Epistle, Fail, ü, 5. was spoken by Jeremy the proT ET this mind be in you, Iphet, saying, And they took the Leo which was also in Christ Je-thirty pieces of silver, the price sus: who being in the form of of him that was valued, whom God, thought it not robbery to they of the children of Israel did be equal with God; but made value, and gave them for the pothimself of no reputation, and ter's field, as the Lord appointed took upon him the form of a ser me.) And Jesus stood before vant, and was made in the like the governor; and the governor ness of men: and being found in asked him, saying, Art thou the fashion as a man, he humbled King of the Jews? And Jesus himself, and became obedient said unto him, Thou sayest. And unto death, even the death of the when he was accused of the cross. Wherefore God also hath chief priests and elders, he anhighly exalted him, and given swered nothing. Then saith Pi. him a name which is above eve- late unto him, Hearest thou not ry name; that at the name of how many things they witness Jesus every knee should bow, of against thee? And he answered things in heaven, and things in him to never a word, insomuch earth, and things under the earth; that the governor marvelled and that every tongue should greatly. Now at that feast the confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, governor was wont to release to the glory of God the Father. unto the people a prisoner, whom
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1. they would. And they had then W HEN the morning was a notable prisoner, called Barab
W come, all the chief priests bas. Therefore, when they were and elders of the people took gathered together, Pilate said counsel against Jesus to put him unto them, Whom will ye that I to death. And when they had release unto you? Barabbas, or bound him, they led him away, Jesus, which is called Christ? and delivered him to Pontius For he knew that for envy they Pilate the governor. Then Ju- had delivered him. When he das, who had betrayed him, when was set down on the judgment. he saw that he was condemned, seat, his wife sent unto him, say. repented himself, and brought ing, Have thou nothing to do again the thirty pieces of silver with that just man; for I have to the chief priests and elders, suffered many things this day saying, I have sinned, in that I in a dream because of him. But have betrayed the innocent blood. the chief priests and elders perAnd they said, What is that to suaded the multitude that they us? see thou to that. And he should ask Barabbas, and destroy cast down the pieces of silver in Jesus.' The governor answered
nd departed, and and said unto them, Whether of went and hanged himself. And the twain will ye that I release the chief priests took the silver unto you? They said, Barabbas. pieces, and said, It is not lawful Pilate saith unto them, What for to put them into the treasury, I shall I do thon with Jesnis, which
is called Christ? They all sav un- his accusation written, THIS IS to Lim, Let him be crucitied. JESUS THE KING OF THE And the governor said, Why, JEWS. Then were there two what evil hath he done? But I thieves. crucified with him, one they cried out the more, saying, on the right hand, and another Let him be crucified. When on the left. And they that passPilate saw that he could prevailed by reviled him, wagging their nothing, but that rather a tumult|heads, and saying, Thou that dewas made, he took water and stroyest the temple, and buildest washed his hands before the it in three days, save thyself: Ji multitude, saying, I am innocent thou be the Son of God, come of the blood of this just person: down from the cross. Likewise see ye to it. Then answered all also the chief priests, mocking the people, and said, His blood be him, with the scribes and elders, on us, and on our children. Then said, He saved others, himself he released he Barabbas into them: cannot save: If he be the King of and when he had scourged Jesus, Israel, let him now come down he delivered him to be crucified froin the cross, and we will beThen the soldiers of the gover-Ilieve him. He trusted in God; nor took Jesus into the commor- let him deliver him now, if he hail, and gathered unto him the will have him for he said, I am whole band of soldiers. And the Son of God. The thieves althey stripped him, and put on so which were crucified with him a scarlet robe. And when him, cast the same in his teeth. they had platted a crown of Now from the sixth hour there thorns, they put it upon his head, was darkness over all the land, and a reed in his right hand; and unto the ninth hour. And about they bowed the knee before him, the ninth hour, Jesus cried with and mocked him, saying, Hail, a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, laKing of the Jews! And they spil na sabachthani ? that is to say, upon him, and took the reed and | My God, my God, why hast thou smote him on the head. And forsaken me? Some of them that axer that they had mocked him, stood there, when they heard they took the robe off from him, that, said, This man calleth for and put his own raiment on him, Elia'. And straightway one of and led him away to crucify him./them ran, and took a spunge, And as they came out, they found and filled it with vinegar, and a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; put it on a reed,and gave him to him they compelled to bear his drink. The rest said, Let be, let cross. And whenthey were come us see whether Elias will come unto a place called Golgotha, that to save him. Jesus, when he is to say, a place of a skull, they had cried again with a loud voice, gave him vinegar to drink min- yielded up the ghost. And begled with gall; and when he had hold, the vail of the temple tasted thereof, he would not was rent in twain, from the top drink. And they crucified him, to the bottom; and the earth did and parted his garments, casting quake, and the rocks rent; and lots: that it might be fulfilled, the graves were opened; and which was spoken by the pre-i many bodies of saints which pliet, They parted my garments slept, arose, and came out of the among them, and upon my ves- graves after his resurrection, and Srire did they cast lots. And went into the holy city, and apsitting down, they watched him peared unto many. Now when there; and set up over his head the Centurion, and they that
were with him watching Jesus, old. But they rebelled, and vex. saw the earthquake, and those ed his Holy Spirit: therefore he things that were done, they fear- was turned to be their enemy, ed greatly, saying, Truly this was and he fought against them. the Son of God.
Thien he remembered the days of
old, Moses and his people, sayMonday before Easter. |ing, Where is he that brought For the Epistle. Isaiah lxij. 1. them up out of the sea, with the W HO is this that cometh from shepherd of his flock? Where is
WV Edom, with dyed garments he that put his Holy Spirit withfrom Bozrah? this that is glorious in him? that led them by the right in his apparel, travelling in the hand of Moses, with his glorious greatness of his strength? I that arm dividing the water before speak in righteousness, mighty to them, to make himself an eversave. Wherefore art thou red in lasting name? That led thein thine apparel, and thy garments through the deep as an horse in like him that treadeth in the wine- the wilderness, that they should fat? I have trodden the wine- not stumble? As ä beast goeth press alone, and of the people down into the valley, the spirit of there was none with me: for I the Lord caused him to rest : so will tread them in mine anger, I didst thou lead thy people, to and trample them in my fury, make thyself a glorious name. and their blood shall be sprinkled Look down from heaven, and beupon my garments, and I will hold from the habitation of thy stain all my raiment. For the day holiness, and of thy glory: Where of vengeance is in mine heart, is thy zeal, and the strength, the and the year of my redeemed is sounding of thy bowels, and of come. And I looked, and there thy mercies towards me? are was none to help; and I wonder- they restrained? Doubtless thou ed that there was none to uphold: art our Father, though Abraham
re mine own arm brought be ignorant of us, and Israel acsalvation unto me; and my fury knowledge us not: thou, O Lord, it upheld me. And I will tread art our Father, our Redeemer; down the people in mine anger, thy name is from everlasting. O and make them drunk in my fury, Lord, why hast thou made us to and will bring down their err from thy ways, and hardened strength to the earth. I will men- our heart from thy fear ? Return, tion the loving kindnesses of the for thy servant's sake, the tribes Lord, and the praises of the Lord, of thine inheritance. The people according to all that the Lord hath of thy holiness have possessed it bestowed on us, and the great but a little while : our adversaries goodness towards the house of have trodden down thy sanctuaIsrael, which he hath bestowed ry. We are thine: thou never on them, according to his mer-barest rule over them; they were cies, and according to the multi- | not called by thy name. tude of his loving kindnesses. For The Gospel. St. Mark xiv. 1. he said, Surely they are my peo- AFTER two days was the feast ple, children that will not lie: So A of the Passover, and of unhe was their Saviour. In all their leavened bread: and the chief affliction he was afflicted, and the priests and the scribes sought angel of his presence saved them: how they might take him by in his love and in bis pity he re-craft, and put him to death. But cleemed them, and he bare them. they said, Not on the feast day, and carried them all the days of lest there be an uproar of the
people. And being in Bethany, there make ready for us. And in the house of Simon the leper; his disciples went forth, and as he sat at meat, there came a came into the city, and found as woman having an alabaster box he had said unto them: and they of ointment of spikenard, very made ready the passover. And in precious; and she brake the box, the evening he cometh with the and poured it on his head. And twelve. And as they sat, and did there were some that had indig- eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto nation within themselves, and you, one of you which eateth said, Why was this waste of the with me shall betray me. And ointment made? forit might have they began to be sorrowful, and been sold for more than three to say unto him one by one, Is it hundred pence, and have been I? And another said, Is it I? given to the poor. And they And he answered and said unto murmured against her. And Je- them, It is one of the twelve that sus said, Let her alone : why dippeth with me in the dish. trouble ye her? she hath wrought The Son of man indeed goeth, a good work on me: For ye have as it is written of him: but woe the poor with you always, and to that man by whom the Son of whensoever ye will, ye may do man is betrayed: good were it them good; but me ye have not for that man if he had never been always. She hath done what she born. And as they did eat, Jesus could; she is come aforehand to took bread, and blessed, and anoint my body to the burying. brake it, and gave to them, and Verily I say unto you, Whereso. said, Take, eat: this is my body. ever this gospel shall be preach- And he took the cup, and when ed thronghout the whole world, he had given thanks, he gave it this also that she hath done shall to them: and they all drank of it. be spoken of, for a memorial of And he said unto them, This is her. And Judas Iscariot, one of my blood of the new testament, the twelve, went unto the chief which is shed for many. Verily priests, to betray him unto them. I say unto you, I will drink no And when they heard it, they more of the fruit of the vine un· were glad, and promised to give til that day that I drink it new in him money. And he sought how the kingdom of God. And when he might conveniently betray they had sung an hymn, they him. And the first day of un- went out into the mount of leavened bread, when they kill. Olives. And Jesus saith unto ed the passover, his disciples said them, All ye shall be offended unto him, Where wilt thou that because of me tbis night: for it we go and prepare, that thou is written, I will smite the shepmayest eat the passover? And he herd, and the sheep shall be scatsendeth forth two of his disciples, tered. But after that I am risen, and saith unto them, Go ye into I will go before you into Galilee. the city; and there shall meet But Peter said unto him, Alyou a man bearing a pitcher of though all shall be offended, yet water: follow him. And where will not I. And Jesus saith unto soever he shall go in, say ye to him, Verily I say unto thee, that the good man of the house, The this day, even in this night, beMaster saith, Where is the guest-fore the cock crow twice, thou chamber, where I shall eat the shalt deny me thrice. But he passover with my disciples? And spake the more vehemently, if I he will show you a large upper should die with thee, I will not de. room furnished and prepared ny thee in any wise. Likewise al
co said they all. And they came to took him. And one of meni that a place which was named Gethse- stood by drew a sword, and mane: and he saith to his disci- , smote a servantof the high priest, ples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray, and cut off his ear. And Jesus And he taketh with him Peter, and answered and said unto them, James, and John, and began to be! Are ye come ont as against a sore amazed, and to be very hea- thief, with swords and with vy; and saith unto them, My soul staves to take me? I was daily is exceeding sorrowfulunto death: with you in the temple, tcachtarry ye here and watch. And ing, and ye took me not; but he went forward a little, and fell the scriptures must be fulfilled. on the ground, and prayed, that, And they all forsook bir and if it were possible, the hour fied. And there followed him a might pass from him. And he certain young man, having a said, Abba, Father, all things are linen cloth cast about his naked possible unto thee: take away body; and the young men laid this cup from me: nevertheless, hold on him. And he left the not what I will, but what thou linen cloth, and led from them wilt. And he cometh, and find naked. And they led Jesus away eth them sleeping, and saith un-| to the high priest: and with him to Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? were assembled all the chief couldest not thou watch one priests, and the elders, and the hour? Watch ye and pray, lest scribes. And Peter followed him ye enter into temptation; the afar off, even into the palace of the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh high priest: and he sat with the is weak. And again he went servants and warmed himself at away, and prayed, and spake the the fire. And the chief priest, same words. And when he re- and all the council, sought for turned, he found them asleep witness against Jesus to put him again (for their eyes were hea- to death; and found none. (For vy); neither wist they what to many bare false witness against answer him. And he cometh him, but their witness agreed not the third time, and saith unto together.) And there arose certhem, Sleep on now, and take tain, and bare false witness your rest: it is enough, the hour against him, saying, We heard is come; behold, the Son of man him say, I will destroy this temis betrayed into the hands of sin-ple that is made with hands, and ners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he within three days I will build that betrayeth me is at hand. another made without hands. And immediately, while he yet But neither so did their witness spake, cometh Judas, one of the agree together. And the high twelve, and with him a great priest stood up in the midst, and multitude, with swords and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest staves, from the chief priests, thou nothing? what is it which and the scribes, and the elders. these witness against thee? But And he that betraved him had he held his peace, and answered given them a token, saying, nothing. Again the high priest Whomsoever I shall kiss, that asked him, and said unto him, same is he; take him and lead Art thou the Christ, the Son of the him away safely. And as soon as Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. he was come, he goeth straight- and ye shall see the Son of man way to him, and saith, Master, sitting on the right hand of powMaster; and kissed him. And er, and coming in the clouds of they laid their hands on hiin, and heaven. Then the high priest