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judging the twelve tribes of Is- | drawn from them about a stone's rael. And the Lord said, Simon, cast, and kneeled down and praySimon, behold, Satan hath desired, saying, Father, if thou be ed to have you, that he may sift willing, remove this cup from you as wheat: but I have prayed me: nevertheless, not my will, for thee, that thy faith fail not; but thine be done. And there and when thou art converted, appeared an angel unto him from strengthen thy brethren. And heaven, strengthening him. And he said unto him, Lord, I am being in an agony, he prayed ready to go with thee both into

more earnestly; and his sweat prison and to death. And he was as it were great drops of said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock blood falling down to the ground. shall not crow this day, before And when he rose up from that thou shalt thrice deny that prayer, and was come to his disthou knowest me. And he said ciples, he found them sleeping unto them, When I sent you for sorrow, and said unto them, without purse, and scrip, and Why sleep ye? rise and pray, shoes, lacked ye any thing? And lest ye enter into temptation. they said, Nothing. Then said And while he yet spake, behold, he unto them, Buť now, he that a multitude, and he that was callhath a purse, let him take it, and ed Judas, one of the twelve, likewise his scrip: and he that went before them, and drew near hath no sword, let him sell his unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jegarment, and buy one. For I sus said unto him, Judas, betraysay unto you, That this that is est thou the Son of Man with written must yet be accomplish- a kiss ? When they who were aed in me, And he was reckoned bout him saw what would follow, among the transgressors : for the they said unto him, Lord, shalí things concerning me have an we smite with the sword ? And end. And they said, Lord, be one of them smote the servant of hold, here are two swords. And the high priest, and cut off his he said unto them, It is enough. right ear. And Jesus answered And he came out, and went, as and said, Suffer


thus far. And he was wont, to the mount of he touched his ear, and healed Olives, and his disciples also fol- him. Then Jesus said unto the lowed him. And when he was chief priests, and captains of the at the place, he said unto them, temple, and the elders who were Pray, that ye enter not into come to him, Be ye come out as temptation. And he was with- against a thief, with swords and

staves ? When I was daily with and asked him, saying, Propheyou in the temple, ye stretched sy, who is it that smote thee? forth no hands against me: but And many other things blasphethis is your hour, and the power mously spake they against him. of darkness. Then took they And as soon as it was day, the him, and led him, and brought elders of the people, and the him into the high priest's house : chief priests, and the scribes, and Peter followed afar off. And came together, and led him into when they had kindled a fire in their council, saying, Art thou the midst of the hall, and were the Christ ? tellus. And he set down together, Peter sat said unto them, If I tell you, ye down among them. But a cer- will not believe : and if I also tain maid beheld him, as he sat ask you, ye will not answer me, by the fire, and earnestly looked nor let me go. Hereafter shall upon him, and said, This man the Son of Man sit on the right was also with him. And he de- hand of the power of God. Then nied him, saying, Woman, I said they all, Art thou then the know him not. And after a little Son of God ? And he said unto while another saw him, and said, them, Ye say that I am. And Thou art also of them. And Pe- they said, What need we any ter said, Man, I am not. And further witness ? for we about the space of one hour after, selves have heard of his own another confidently affirmed, say- mouth. ing, Of a truth this fellow also was with him ; for he is a Gali

Thursday before Easter. lean. And Peter said, Man, I The Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17. know not what thou sayest. And IN this that I declare unto you, immediately, while he yet spake, I praise

ye the cock crew. And the Lord together not for the better, but turned, and looked upon Peter; for the worse. For first of all, and Peter remembered the word when ye come together in the of the Lord, how he had said church, I hear that there be diunto him, Before the cock crow, visions among you, and I partly thou shalt deny me thrice. And believe it. For there must be Peter went out, and wept bitter- also heresies among you, that ly. And the men that held Je- they who are approved may be sus mocked him, and smote him. made manifest among you. When And when they had blindfolded ye come together therefore into him, they struck him on the face, one place, this is not to eat the



Lord's supper: for in eating many are weak and sickly among every one taketh before other his you, and many sleep. For if we own supper"; and one is hungry, would judge ourselves, we should and another is drunken. What, not be judged. But when we have ye not houses to eat and are judged, we are chastened of to drink in ? or despise ye the the Lord, that we should not church of God, and shame them be condemned with the world. that have not ? Whạt shall I say Wherefore, my brethren, when to you? shall I praise you in ye come together to eat, tarry this ? I praise you not. For I have one for another. And if any received of the Lord that which man hunger, let him eat at home; also I delivered unto you, That that ye come not together unto the Lord Jesus, the same night condemnation. And the rest will in which he was betrayed, took I set in order when I come. bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said,

The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. eat; this is


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arose, and led him unto Pido in remembrance of me. After late. And they began to accuse the same manner also he took him, saying, We found this felthe cup, when he had supped, low perverting the nation, and saying, This cup is the new tes- forbidding to give tribute to Cætament in my bĪood : this do ye, sar, saying, That he himself is as oft as ye drink it, in remem- Christ a King. And Pilate askbrance of me. For as often as ed him, saying, Art thou the ye eat this bread, and drink this King of the Jews ? And he ancup, ye do shew the Lord's death swered him, and said, Thou

saytill he come. Wherefore, who- est it. Then said Pilate to the soever shall eat this bread, and chief priests, and to the people, I drink this cup of the Lord, un- find no fault in this man. And worthily, shall be guilty of the they were the more fierce, saybody and blood of the Lord. ing, He stirreth up the people, But let a man examine himself, teaching throughout all Jewry, and so let him eat of that bread, beginning from Galilee to this and drink of that cup. For he place. When Pilate heard of Gathat eateth and drinketh unwor- lilee, he asked whether the man thily eateth and drinketh dam- were a Galilean. And as soon nation to himself, not discerning as he knew that he belonged unthe Lord's body. For this cause to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent

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him to Herod, who himself was | this man, and release unto us also at Jerusalem at that time. Barabbas: (who for a certain seAnd when Herod saw Jesus he dition made in the city, and for was exceeding glad; for he was murder, was cast into prison.) ) desirous to see him of a long sea- Pilate therefore, willing to reson, because he had heard many lease Jesus, spake again to them. things of him; and he hoped to But they cried, saying, Crucify have seen some miracle done by him, crucify him. “And he said him. Then he questioned with unto them the third time, Why, him in many words; but he an- what evil hath he done? I have swered him nothing. And the found no cause of death in him : chief priests and scribes stood I will therefore chastise him, and and vehemently accused him. let him go. And they were inAnd Herod with his men of war stant with loud voices, requiring set him at nought, and mocked that he might be crucified : and him, and arrayed him in a gor- the voices of them and of the geous robe, and sent him again chief priests prevailed. And Pito Pilate. And the same day late gave sentence that it should Pilate and Herod were made be as they required. And he refriends together; for before they leased unto them him that for were at enmity between them- sedition and murder was cast inselves. And Pilate, when he had to prison, whom they had desircalled together the chief priests, ed; but he delivered Jesus to and the rulers, and the people, their will

. And as they led him said unto them, Ye have brought away, they laid hold upon one this man unto me, as one that Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of perverteth the people: and be the country, and on him they hold, I, having examined him laid the cross, that he might bear before you, have found no fault it after Jesus. And there folin this man touching those things lowed him a great company of whereof

ye accuse him : No, nor people, and of women, which alyet Herod : for I sent you to so bewailed and lamented him, him; and lo, nothing worthy of But Jesus, turning unto them, death is done unto him. I will said, Daughters of Jerusalem, therefore chastise him, and re- weep not for me, but weep for lease him. For of necessity he yourselves, and for your chilmust release one unto them at dren. For behold, the days are. the feast. And they cried out coming, in the which they shall all at once, saying, Away with say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and same condemnation? And we inthe paps which never gave suck deed justly; for we receive the Then shall they begin to say to due reward of our deeds, but this the mountains, Fall on us; and man hath done nothing amiss. to the hills, Cover us. For if And he said unto Jesus, Lord, they do these things in a green remember me when thou comest tree, what shall be done in the into thy kingdom. And Jesus dry? And there were also two said unto him, Verily I say unto other, malefactors, led with him thee, To-day shalt thou be with to be put to death. And when me in paradise. And it was athey were come to the place bout the sixth hour : and there which is called Calvary, there was a darkness over all the earth they crucified him; and the ma- until the ninth hour. And the lefactors, one on the right hand, sun was darkened, and the vail of and the other on the left. Then the temple was rent in the midst. said Jesus, Father, forgive them, And when Jesus had cried with for they know not what they do. a loud voice, he said, Father, And they parted his raiment, into thy hands I commend my and cast lots. · And the people spirit : and having said thus, he stood beholding; and the rulers gave up the ghost. Now when also with them derided him, say- the centurion saw what was done, ing, He saved others; let him he glorified God, saying, Cersave himself, if he be Christ, the tainly this was a righteous man. chosen of God. And the soldiers And all the people that came toalso mocked him, coming to him, gether to that sight, beholding and offering him vinegar, and the things that were done, smote saying, If thou be the King of their breasts, and returned. And the Jews, save thyself. And a all his acquaintance, and the wosuperscription also was written men that followed him from Gaover him in letters of Greek, lilee, stood afar off, beholding and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS these things. IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the male

Good Friday. factors, which were hanged, rail

The Collects. ed on him, saying, If thou be LMIGHTY God, we beChrist, save thyself, and us. But seech thee graciously to bethe other answering rebuked hold this thy family, for which him, saying, Dost not thou fear our Lord Jesus Christ was conGod, seeing thou art in the thou art in the tented to be betrayed, and given

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