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what he would do.) Philip an-bernacle, not made with hands; swered him, Two hundred penny-that is to say, not of this building; worth of bread is not sufficient neither by the blood of goats and for them, that every one of them calves; but by his own blood he may take a little. One of his dis-entered in once into the holy ciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's place, having obtained eternal rebrother, saith unto him, There is demption for us. For if the blood a lad here which hath five barley of bulls and of goats, and the loaves, and two small fishes; but ashes of an heifer sprinkling the what are they among so many? unclean, sanctifieth to the purifyAnd Jesus said, Make the men sit ing of the flesh; how much more down. Now there was much shall the blood of Christ, who, grass in the place. So the men through the eternal Spirit, offer sat down, in number about five ed himself without spot to God, thousand. And Jesus took the purge your conscience from dead loaves, and when he had given works to serve the living God? thanks, he distributed to the dis- And for this cause he is the Meciples, and the disciples to them diator of the new Testament, that that were set down, and likewise by means of death, for the reof the fishes as much as they demption of the transgressions would. When they were filled, that were under the first Testahe said unto his disciples, Gather ment, they which are called up the fragments that remain, might receive the promise of eterthat nothing be lost. Therefore nal inheritance.
they gathered them together, and The Gospel. St. John, viii. 46.
The fifth Sunday in Lent.
God, mercifully to look upon mine own glory: there is one that thy people; that by thy great good-seeketh and judgeth. Verily, ness they may be governed and verily, I say unto you, If a man preserved evermore, both in body keep my saying, he shall never and soul, through Jesus Christ see death. Then said the Jews our Lord. unto him, Now we know that The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. thou hast a devil: Abraham is CHRIST being come an high dead, and the prophets; and thou
priest of good things to come, sayest, If a man keep my saying, by a greater and more perfect ta- he shall never taste of death. Art
thou greater than our father form of a servant, and was made Abraham, which is dead? and in the likeness of men: and being the prophets are dead: whom found in fashion as a man, he makest thou thyself? Jesus an-humbled himself, and became swered, If I honour myself, my obedient unto death, even the honour is nothing; it is my Fa-death of the cross. Wherefore ther that honoureth me, of whom God also hath highly exalted him, ye say, that he is your God: yet and given him a name which is ye have not known him; but I above every name; that at the know him and if I should say I name of Jesus every knee should know him not, I shall be a liar bow, of things in heaven, and like unto you; but I know him, things in earth, and things under and keep his saying. Your father the earth; and that every tongue Abraham rejoiced to see my day, should confess that Jesus Christ and he saw it, and was glad. is Lord, to the glory of God the Then said the Jews unto him, Father.
Thou art not yet fifty years old, The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1. and hast thou seen Abraham? WHEN the morning was come, Jesus said unto them, Verily, ve- all the chief priests and rily, I say unto you, before Abra-elders of the people took coun ham was, I am. Then took they sel against Jesus to put him to up stones to cast at him; but death. And when they had Jesus hid himself, and went out bound him, they led him away, of the temple. and delivered him to Pontius PiThe Sunday next before Easter. who had betrayed him, when he late the governor. Then Judas, The Collect. saw that he was condemned, re
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pented himself, and brought again God, who, of thy tender love the thirty pieces of silver to the towards mankind, has sent thy chief priests and elders, saying, I Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to have sinned, in that I have betake upon him our flesh, and to trayed the innocent blood. And suffer death upon the cross, that they said, What is that to us? see all mankind should follow the ex-thou to that. And he cast down ample of his great humility; mer-the pieces of silver in the temple, cifully grant that we may both and departed, and went and follow the example of his pa- hanged himself. And the chief tience, and also be made parta-priests took the silver pieces, and kers of his resurrection, through said, It is not lawful for to put the same Jesus Christ our Lord. them into the treasury, because Amen. it is the price of blood. And The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. they took counsel, and bought LE ET this mind be in you, which with them the potters field to was also in Christ Jesus: who bury strangers in. Wherefore being in the form of God, thought that field was called, The field of it not robbery to be equal with blood, unto this day. (Then was God; but made himself of no re-fulfilled that which was spoken putation, and took upon him the by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
And they took the thirty pieces cried out the more, saying, Let of silver, the price of him that him be crucified. When Pilate was valued, whom they of the saw that he could prevail nothing, children of Israel did value, and but that rather a tumult was made, gave them for the potters field, as he took water, and washed his the Lord appointed me.) And hands before the multitude. sayJesus stood before the governor ;ing, I am innocent of the blood and the governor asked him, say-of this just person: see ye to it. ing, Art thou the king of the Then answered all the people, Jews? And Jesus said unto him, and said, His blood be on us, and Thou sayest. And when he was on our children. Then released accused of the chief priests and el-he Barabbas unto them and ders, he answered nothing. Then when he had scourged Jesus, he saith Pilate unto him, Hearest delivered him to be crucified. thou not how many things they Then the soldiers of the governor witness against thee? And he took Jesus into the common-hall, answered him to never a word, and gathered unto him the whole. insomuch that the governor mar-band of soldiers. And they stripvelled greatly. Now at that feast ped him, and put on him a scarlet the governor was wont to release robe. And when they had platunto the people a prisoner, whom ted a crown of thorns, they put it they would. And they had then upon his head, and a reed in his a notable prisoner, called Barab-right hand; and they bowed the bas. Therefore, when they were knee before him, and mocked gathered together, Pilate said un-him, saying, Hail, King of the to them, Whom will ye that I re-Jews! And they spit upon him, lease unto you? Barabbas, or Je- and took the reed and smote him sus which is called Christ? For on the lead. And after that they he knew that for envy they had had mocked him, they took the delivered him. When he was set robe off from him, and put his down on the judgment-seat, his own raiment on him, and led him wife sent unto him, saying, Have away to crucify him. And as they thou nothing to do with that just came out, they found a man of man; for I have suffered many Cyrene, Simon by name; him things this day in a dream because they compelled to bear his cross. of him. But the chief priests and And when they were come unto elders persuaded the multitudeja place called Golgotha, that is to that they should ask Barabbas, say, a place of a skull, they gave and destroy Jesus. The governor him vinegar to drink mingled answered and said unto them, with gall; and when he had tasted Whether of the twain will ye that thereof, he would not drink. And I release unto you? They said, they crucified him, and parted Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, his garments, casting lots: that What shall I do then with Jesus, it might be fulfilled, which was which is called Christ? They all spoken by the prophet, They partsay unto him, Let him be cruci-ed my garments among them, fied. And the governor said, Why, and upon my vesture did they what evil hath he done? But they cast lots. And sitting down, they
watched him there; and set up graves were opened; and many over his head his accusation writ-bodies of saints which slept, arose, ten, THIS IS JESUS THE KING and came out of the graves after OF THE JEWS. Then were his resurrection, and went into there two thieves crucified with the holy city, and appeared unto him; one on the right hand, and many. Now when the Centuanother on the left. And they rion, and they that were with him that passed by reviled him, wag-watching Jesus, saw the earthging their heads, and saying, Thou quake, and those things that were that destroyest the temple, and done, they feared greatly, saying, buildest it in three days, save thy-Truly this was the Son of God. self: If thou be the Son of God,
Monday before Easter.
come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests, mock- For the Epistle. Isaiah, Ixiii, 1. ing him, with the scribes and el-WHO is this that cometh from ders, said, He saved others, him- Edom, with dyed garments self he cannot save: If he be the from Bozrah? this that is glorious King of Israel, let him now come in his apparel, travelling in the down from the cross, and we will greatness of his strength? I that believe him. He trusted in God; speak in righteousness, mighty let him deliver him now, if he to save. Wherefore art thou red will have him for he said, I am in thine apparel, and thy garthe Son of God. The thieves ments like him that treadeth in also which were crucified with the wine-fat? I have trodden the him, cast the same in his teeth. wine-press alone, and of the peoNow from the sixth hour there ple there was none with me: for was darkness over all the land, I will tread them in mine anger, unto the ninth hour. And about and trample them in my fury, and the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a their blood shall be sprinkled loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama upon my garments, and I will sabachthani? that is to say, My stain all my raiment. For the God, my God, why hast thou for- day of vengeance is in mine saken me? Some of them that heart, and the year of my restood there, when they heard deemed is come. And I looked, that, said, This man calleth for and there was none to help; and Elias. And straightway one of I wondered that there was none them ran, and took a spunge, and to uphold: therefore mine own filled it with vinegar, and put it arm brought salvation unto me; on a reed, and gave him to drink. and my fury it upheld me. And The rest said, Let be, let us see I will tread down the people in whether Elias will come to save mine anger, and make them him. Jesus, when he had cried drunk in my fury, and I will again with a loud voice, yielded bring down their strength to the up the ghost. And behold, the earth. I will mention the loving vail of the temple was rent in kindnesses of the Lord, and the twain, from the top to the bot-praises of the Lord, according to tom; and the earth did quake, all that the Lord hath bestowed and the rocks rent; and the on us, and the great goodness to
wards the house of Israel which ways, and hardened our heart he hath bestowed on them, ac-from thy fear? Return, for thy cording to his mercies, and ac-servant's sake, the tribes of thine cording to the multitude of his inberitance. The people of thy loving-kindnesses. For he said, holiness have possessed it but a Surely they are my people, chil- little while: our adversaries have dren that will not lie: So he was trodden down thy sanctuary. We their Saviour. In all their afflic-are thine: thou never barest rule tion he was afflicted, and the an- over them; they were not called gel of his presence saved them by thy name. in his love and in his pity he re- The Gospel. St. Mark, xiv. 1. deemed thein, and he bare them, AFTER two days was the feast and carried them all the days of of the Passover, and of unold. But they rebelled, and vexed leavened bread: and the chief his Holy Spirit: therefore he was priests and the scribes sought how turned to be their enemy, and he they might take him by craft, fought against them. Then he and put him to death. But they remembered the days of old, Mo-said. Not on the feast day, lest ses and his people, saying, Where there be an uproar of the people. is he that brought them up out And being in Bethany, in the of the sea, with the shepherd of house of Simon the leper, as be his flock? Where is he that put sat at meat, there came a woman his Holy Spirit within him? that having an alabaster box of ointled them by the right hand of Mo-ment of spikenard, very precious: ses, with his glorious arm dividing and she brake the box, and poured the water before them, to make it on his head. And there were himself an everlasting name? some that had indignation within That led them through the deep themselves, and said, Why was as an horse in the wilderness, that this waste of the ointment made? they should not stumble? As a for it might have been sold for beast goeth down into the valley, more than three hundred pence, the spirit of the Lord caused him and have been given to the poor. to rest so didst thou lead thy And they murmured against her. people, to make thyself a glorious And Jesus said, Let her alone; name. Look down from heaven, why trouble ye her? she bath and behold from the habitation of wrought a good work on me: For thy holiness, and of thy glory: ye have the poor with you always, Where is thy zeal, and thy and whensoever ye will, ye may strength, the sounding of thy do them good; but me ye have bowels, and of thy mercies to- not always. She hath done what wards me? are they restrained she could; she is come aforehand Doubtless thou art our Father, to anoint my body to the burying. though Abraham be ignorant of Verily I say unto you, Wheresous, and Israel acknowledge us ever this gospel shall be preached not: thou, O Lord, art our Fath-throughout the whole world, this er, our Redeemer; thy name is also that she hath done shall be from everlasting. O Lord, why spoken of, for a memorial of her. hast thou made us to err from thy And Judas Iscariot, one of the