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Jesus. 'l'he governor answered and which was spoken by the prophet, said unto them, Whether of the They parted my garments among twain will ye that I release unto them, and upon my vesture did you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate they cast lots. And sitting down, saith unto them, What shall I do they watched him there; and set then with Jesus, which is called up over his head his accusation Christ? They all say unto him, written, THIS IS JESUS THE Let him be crucified. And the KING OF THE JEWS. Then governor said, Why, what evil hath were there two thieves crucified he done? But they cried out the with him, one on the right hand, more, saying, Let him be crucified. and another on the left. And they When Pilale saw that he could pre- that passed by reviled him, wagging vail nothing, but that rather a tu- their heads, and saying, Thou that mult was made, he took water, and destroyest the temple, and build

washed his hands before the multi- est it in three days, save thyself: tude, saying, I am innocent of the If thou be the Son of God, come blood of this just person : see ye to down from the cross. Likewise it. Then answered all the people, also the chief priests, mocking him, and said, His blood be on us, and with the scribes and elders, said, on our children. Then released He saved others, himself he cannot he Barabbas unto them : and when save: If he be the King of Israel, he had scourged Jesus, he deliver- let him now come down from the ed him to be crucified. Then the cross, and we will believe him. He soldiers of the governor took Jesus trusted in Gol; let him deliver into the common-hall, and gather-him now, if he will have him: for ed unto him the whole band of sol- he said, I am the Son of God. The diers. And they stripped him, and thieves also which were crucified put on him a scarlet robe. And with him, cast the same in his teeth, when they had platted a crown of Now from the sixth hour there was thorns, they put it upon his head, darkness over all the land, unto the and a reed in his right hand; and ninth hour. And about the ninth they bowed the knee before him, hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani of the Jews! And they spit upon that is to say, My God, my God, him, and took the reed and smote why hast thou forsaken me. Some hini on the head. And after that of them that stood there, when they they had mocked him, they took the heard that, said, This man calleth robe off from him, and put his own for Elias. And straightway one of raiment on him, and led him away them ran, and took a spunge, ard to crucify him. And as they came filled it with vinegar, and put it on a out, they found a man of Cyrcne, reed, and gave him to drink. The Simon by name; him they com- rest said, Let be, let us see whether pelled to bear his cross. And when Elias will come to save him. Jesus, they were come unto a place called when he had cried again with a loud Golgotha, that is to say, a place of voice, yielded up the ghost. And a skull, they gave him vinegar to behold, the vail of the temple was drink mingled with gall; and when rent in twain, from the top to the he had tasted thereof, he would not bottom; and the earth did quake, and drink. And they crucified him, the rocks rent; and the graves were and parted his garments, casting opened ; and many bodies of saints lots; that it might be fulfilled, which slept, arose, and came out of

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the graves after his resurrection, and was afflicted, and the angel of his went into the holy city, and appear-presence saved them : in his love ed unto many. Now when the Cen- and in his pity he redeemed them, turion, and they that were with him and he bare them, and carried them watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, all the days of old. But they re. and those things that were done, belled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: they feared greatly, saying, Truly therefore he was turned to be their this was the Son of God.

enemy, and he fought against them.

Then he remembered the days of Monday before Easter.

old, Moses and his people, saying, For the Epistle. Isaiah Ixü. 1. Where is he that brought them up WH THO is this that cometh from jont of the sea, with the shepherd

Edom, with dyed garments of his flock? Where is he that put from Bozrah? this that is glorious his Holy Spirit within him? that in his apparel, travelling in the led them by the right hand of Mo greatness of his strength? I that ses, with his glorious arm dividing speak in righteousness, mighty to the water before them, to make

Wherefore art thou red in himself an everlasting name? That thine apparel, and thy garments led them through the deep as an like him that treadeth in the wine- horse in the wilderness, that they fat? I have trodden the wine-press should not stuinble? As a beast alone, and of the people there was goeth down into the valley, the spi. none with me: for I will tread them rit of the Lord caused him to rest : in mine anger, and trample them so didst thou lead thy people, to in my fury, and their blood shall be make thyself a glorious name. Lonk sprinkled upon my garments, and down from heaven, and behold from I will stain all my raiment. For the habitation of thy holiness, and the day of vengeance is in mine of thy glory: Where is thy zenl, bicart, and the year of my redeem- and thy strength, the sounding of thy eil is come. And I looked, and bowels, and of thy mercies towarris there was none to help; and I won-me! are they restrained ? Doubtless dered that there was none to up-thou art our Father, though Abra. hold: therefore mine own arm ham be ignorant of us, and Israel brought salvation into me; and acknowledge us not: thou, O Lorul my fury it held me. And I will fart our Father, our Redeemer; thy tread down the people in mine an- name is from everlasting. O Lord ger, and make them drunk in my why hast thou made us to err fium fury, and I will bring down their thy ways, and harlened our heart strength to the carth. I will men- from thy fear? Return, for thy ser. tion the loving-kindnesses of the vant's sake, the tribes of thine in. Lord, and the praises of the Lorl, heritance. The people of thy holi. accoriling to all that the Lord hath ness have possessed it but a little bestowed on us, and the great gooxl. while: our adversaries have trol. ness towards the house of Israel, den down thy sanctuary. We are which he hath bestowed on them, thine: thou never barest rule over accoriling to his mercies, and ac-them; they were not called by thy cording to the multitude of his lov- name. ing-kindnesses. For he said, Sure The Gospel. St. Mark xiv. 1.

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of the Passover, and of unleaSaviour. Ia all their affliction helvened bread : and the chief priests

that will not lie: So he was then AFTER two days was the feast

and the scribes sought how they chamber, where I shall eat the might take him by craft, and put passover with my disciples ? And him to death. But they said, Not he will show you a large upper on the feast day, lest there be an room furnished and prepared: there uproar of the people. And being make ready for us. And his disci. in Bethany, in the house of Simon ples went forth, and came into the the leper, as he sat at meat, there city, and found as he had said unto came a woman having an alabaster them: and they made ready the box of ointment of spikenard, very passover. And in the evening he precious; and she brake the box, cometh with the twelve. And as And poured it on his head. And they sat, and did eat, Jesus said, there were some that had indigna- Verily I say unto you, one of you tion within themselves, and said, which eateth with me shall betray Why was this waste of the ointment me. And they began to be sore made? for it might have been sold rowful, and to say unto him one for more than three hundred pence, by one, Is it I? And another said, and have been given to the poor. Is it I? And he answered and said And they murmured against her. Junto them, It is one of the twelve And Jesus said, Let her alone : why that dippeth with me in the dish. trouble ye her? she hath wrought The Son of man indeed goeth, as it a good work on me: For ye have is written of him: but woe to that the poor with you always, and man by whom the Sou of man is whensoever ye will, ye may do them betrayed: good were it for that gnod; but me ye have not always. man if he had never been born. She hath done what she could; she And as they did eat, Jesus took is come aforehand to anoint my bread, and blessed, and brake it, body to the burying. Verily I say and gave to them, and said, Take, anto you, Wheresoever this gospel seat: this is my body. And he took shall be preached throughout the the cup, and when he had given whole world, this also that she hath thanks, he gave it to them: and done shall be spoken of, for a me- they all drank of it. And he said morial of her. And Judas Iscariot, unto them, This is my blood of the one of the twelve, went unto the new Testament, which is shed for chief priests, to betray him unto many.. Verily I say unto you, I them. And when they heard it, will drink no more of the fruit of they were glad, and promised to the vine until that day that I drink give him money. And he sought it now in the kingdom of God. And how he might conveniently betray when they had sung an hymn, they him. And the first day of unleav- went out into the mount of Olives. ened bread, when they killed the And Jesus saith unto them, All ye passover, his disciples said unto shall be offended because of me him, Where wilt thou that we go this night : for it is written, I will and prepare, that thou mayest eat smite the shepherd, and the sheep the passover? And he sendeth forth shall be scattered. But after that two of his disciples, and saith unto I am risen, I will go before you into them, Go yeinto the city; and there Galilee. But Peter said unto him, shall meet you a man bearing a Although all shall be offended, yet pitcher of water: follow him. And will not I. And Jesus saith unto wheresoever he shall go in, say ye lum, Verily I say unto thee, that to the gooul map of the house, The this day, even in this night, before Master saitli, Where is the guest-'the 'cock crow twice, thou shalt

deny me thrice. Bat he spake the him, and saith, Master, Master; more vehemently, If I should die and kissed him. And they laid with thee, I will not deny thee in their hands on him, and took him. any wise. Likewise also said they And one of them that stood by drew all. And they came to a place a sword, and sinote a servant of the which was named Gethsemane: and high priest, and cut off his ear. And he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, Jesus answered and said unto them, while I shall pray. And he taketh Are ye come out as agrünst a thiet, with him Peter, and James, and with swords and with staves, to take John, and began to be sore amazed, me? I was daily with you in the and to be very heavy; and saith temple, teaching, and ye took me unto them, My soul is exceeding not; but the scriptures must be sorrowful unto death : tarry ye here fulfilled. And they all torsook him, and watch. And he went forward and fled. And there followed him a little, and fell on the ground, and a certain young man, having a linen prayed, that, if it were possible, the cloth cast about his naked body; hour might pass from him. And and the young men laid hokion hin. he said, Abba, Father, all things And he left the linen cloth, and are possible unto thee: take away fled from them naked. And they this cup from me: nevertheless, led Jesus away to the high priest: not what I will, but what thou wilt. and with bim were assembled all And he coineth, and findeth them the chief prieste, and the ekl:rs,and sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Si- the scribes. And Peter followed mon, sleepest thou? couldest not him afar off, even into the palace thou watch one hour? Watch ye, of the high priest : and he sat with and pray, lest ye enter into temp- the servants, and warmed himself tation; the spirit truly is ready, but at the fire. And the chief priests, the flesh is weak. And again he and all the council, souglit for wito went away, and prayed, and spake ness against Jesus to put him to the same words. And when he re-death ; and found none. (For many turned, he found them asleep again bare false witness against hin, but (for their eyes were heavy); nei-their witness agreed not together.) ther wist they what to answer him. And there arose certain, and bare And he cometh the third time, and false witness against him, saying, saith unto them, Sleep on now, and We heard him say, I will destroy take your rest: it is enough, the this temple that is made with hands, hour is come; behold, the Son of and within three days I will buildi man is betrayed into the hands of another made without hands. But sinners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he neither so did their witness agree that betrayeth me is at hand. And together. And the high priest ingmediately, while he yet spake, stood up in the midst, and asked cometh Judas, one of the twelve, Jesus, saying, Answerest thou noand with him a great multitude, thing? what is it which these wit. with swords and staves, from the ness against thee? But he held his chief priests, and the scribes, and peace, and answered nothing. Again the elders. And he that betrayed the high priest asked him, and sail him had given them a token, say unto him, Art thou the Christ, the ing, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, same is he; take him and lead him I am: and ye shall see the Son of away safely. And as soon as he man sitting on the right hand of was come, he goeth straightway to power, and coming in the clouds of

heaven. 'Then the high priest rent near that justifieth me; who will his clothes, and saith, What need contend with me? let us stand towe any further witnesses ? ye have gether; who is mine adversary? heard the blasphemy: what think let him come near to me. Behold, ve? And they all condemned him the Lord God will help me ; whó to be guilty of death. And some is he that shall condemn me? Lo, began to spit on him, and to co- they all shall wax old as a garment: ver his face, and to buffet him, the moth shall eat them up. Who and to say unto him, Prophesy. is among you that feareth the Lord, And the servants did strike him that obeyeth the voice of his servant, with the palms of their hands. And that walketh in darkness, and liath As Peter was lieneath in the palace, no light ? let him trust in the name there cometh one of the maids of of the Lord, and stay upon his God. the high priest; and when she saw Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, Peter warming himself, she looked that compass yourselves about with upon him, and said, And thou also sparks ; walk in the light of your wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But fire, and in the sparks that ye have he denied, saying, I know not, nei- kindled. This shall ye have of mine ther understand I what thou sayest. hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow. And he went out into the porch; The Gospel. St. Mark xv. 1. and the cock crew.. And a maid AND straightway inthe morning, them that stood by, This is one of tation with the elders and scribes, them And he denied it again. and the whole council, and bound And a little after, they that stood Jesus, and carried him away, and by said again to Peter, Surely thou delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate ait one of them; for thou art a asked him, Art thou the king of the Galilean, and thy speech agreeth Jews ? And he answering said unto thereto. But he began to curse him, Thou sayest it. And the chief and to swear, saying, I know not priests accused him of many things: this man of whom ye speak. And but he answered nothing. And Pi. the second time the cock crew. late asked him again, saying, AnAnd Peter called to mind the word swerest thou nothing? behold how that Jesus said unto him, Before many things they witness agninst the cock crow twice, thou shalt de- thee. But Jesus yet answered nony me thrice. And when he thought thing: so that Pilate marvelled. thereon he wept.

Now at that feast he released unto

them one prisoner, whomsoerer Tuesday before Easter. they desired.

And there was one For the Epistle. Isaiah l. 5, named Barabbas, which lay bound THER THE Lord God hath opened mine with them that had made insurrec

ear, and I was not rebellious, tion with him, who had committed neither turned away back. I gave murder in the insurrection. And my back to the smiters, and my the multitude, crying aloud, began clieeks to them that plucked off the to desire him to do as he had ever hair: I hid not my face from shame done unto them. But Pilate an. and spitting. For the Lord God swered them, saying, Will ye that will help me, therefore shall I not I release unto you the King of the be confounded; therefore have I Jews? (For he knew that the chief set my face like a fiint, and I know priests had clelivered him for envy.) that I shall not be ashamed. He is! But the chief priests moveal the

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