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why hast thou forsaken me? Some earth. I will mention the loving of them that stood there, when they kindnesses of the Lord, and the heard that, said, This man calleth praises of the Lord, according to all for Elias. And straightway one of that the Lord hath bestowed on us, them ran, and took a spunge, and and the great goodness towards the filled it with vinegar, and put it on house of Israel, which he hath bea reed, and gave him to drink. The stowed on them, according to his rest said, Let be, let us see whether mercies, and according to the mulElias will come to save him. Jesus, titude of his loving kindnesses. For when he had cried again with a he said, Surely they are my people, loud voice, yielded up the ghost. children that will not lie: So he was And behold, the veil of the temple their Saviour. In all their affliction was rent in twain, from the top to he was afflicted, and the angel of the bottom; and the earth did his presence saved them: in his love quake, and the rocks rent; and the and in his pity he redeemed them, graves were opened; and many and he bare them, and carried.them bodies of saints which slept, arose, all the days of old. But they reand came out of the graves after belled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: his resurrection, and went into the therefore he was turned to be their holy city, and appeared unto many. enemy, and he fought against them. Now when the Centurion, and they Then he remembered the days of that were with him watching Jesus, old, Moses and his people, saying, saw the earthquake, and those Where is he that brought them up things that were done, they feared out of the sea, with the shepherd of greatly, saying, Truly this was the his flock? Where is he that put his on of God.

Holy Spirit within him? that led them by the right hand of Moses, Monday before Easter. with his glorious arm dividing the For the Epistle. Isaiah lxiii. 1. water before them, to make himself WHO is this that cometh from an everlasting name? That led them

Edom, with dyed garments through the deep as an horse in the from Bozrah? this that is glorious wilderness, that they should not in his apparel, travelling in the stumble? As a beast goeth down greatness of his strength? I that into the valley, the spirit of the speak in righteousness, mighty to Lord caused him to rest: so didst save. Wherefore art thou red in thou lead thy people, to make thythine apparel, and thy garments self a glorious name. Look down like him that treadeth in the wine- from heaven, and behold from the fat? I have trodden the wine-press habitation of thy holiness, and of alone, and of the people there was thy glory: Where is thy zeal, and none with me: for I will tread them thy strength, the sounding of thy in mine anger, and trample them bowels, and of thy mercies towards in my fury, and their blood shall be me ? are they restrained? Doubtsprinkled upon my garments, and I less thou art our Father, though will stain all my raiment. For the Abraham be ignorant of us, and day of vengeance is in mine heart, Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O and the year of my redeemed is Lord, art our Father, our Redeemcome. And I looked, and there er; thy name is from everlasting. was none to help; and I wondered O Lord, why hast thou made us to that there was none to uphold: err from thy ways, and hardened therefore mine own arm brought our heart from thy fear? Return, salvation unto me; and my fury it for thy servant's sake, the tribes of upheld me. And I will tread down thine inheritance. The people of the people in mine ange, and make thy holiness have possessed it but them drunk in my fury, and I will a little while: our adversaries have bring down their strength to the trodden down thy sanctuary. We

are thine: thou never barest rule to the good man of the house, The over them; they were not called by Master saith, Where is the guest thy name. chamber, where I shall eat the passThe Gospel. St. Mark xiv. 1. over with my disciples? And he will AFTER two days was the feast show you a large upper room fur.

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

all. And they came to a place which I was daily with you in the temple, was named Gethsemane: and he teaching, and ye took me not; but saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, the scriptures must be fulfilled. while I pray. And he taketh with And they all forsook him, and fled. him Peter, and James, and John, And there followed him a certair. and began to be sore amazed, and young man, having a linen cloth to be very heavy; and saith unto cast about his naked body; and the them, My soul is exceeding sorrow-young men laid hold on him. And ful unto death: tarry ye here and he left the linen cloth, and fled from watch., And he went forward a them naked. And they led Jesus little, and fell on the ground, and away to the high priest: and with prayed, that, if it were possible, the him were assembled all the chief hour might pass from him. And priests, and the elders, and the he said, Abba, Father, all things are scribes. And Peter followed him possible unto thee: take away this afar of, even into the palace of the cup from me: nevertheless, not high priest: and he sat with the ser what I will, but what thou wilt. vants and warmed himself at the And he cometh, and findeth them fire. And the chief priest, and all sleeping, and saith unto Peter, the council, sought for witness Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not against Jesus to put him to death; thou watch one hour? Watch ye and found none. (For many bare and pray, lest ye enter into temp-false witness against him, but their tation; the spirit truly is ready, but witness agreed not together.) And the flesh is weak. And again he there arose certain, and bare false went away, and prayed, and spake witness against him, saying, We the same words. And when he re- heard him say, I will destroy this turned, he found them asleep again temple that is made with hands, and (for their eyes were heavy;) neither within three days I will build anwist they what to answer him. And other made without hands. But he cometh the third time, and saith neither so did their witness agree tounto them, Sleep on now, and take gether. And the high priest stood up your rest: it is enough, the hour is in the midst, and asked Jesus, saycome; behold, the Son of man is be-ing, Answerest thou nothing? what trayed into the hands of sinners. is it which these witness against Rise up, let us go; lo, he that be- thee? But he held his peace, and antrayeth me is at hand. And im-swered nothing. Again the high mediately, while he yet spake, priest asked him, and said unto him, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the and with him a great multitude, with Blessed? And Jesus said, I am, and swords and staves, from the chief ye shall see the Son of man sitting on priests, and the scribes, and the el- the right hand of power, and coming ders. And he that betrayed him had in the clouds of heaven. Then the given them a token, saying, Whom- high priest rent his clothes, and soever I shall kiss, that same is he; saith, What need we any further take him and lead him away safely. witnesses? ye have heard the blasAnd as soon as he was come, he phemy: what think ye? And they goeth straightway to him, and saith, all condemned him to be guilty of Master, Master; and kissed him. death. And some began to spit on And they laid their hands on him, him, and to cover his face, and to and took him. And one of them buffet him, and to say unto him, that stood by drew a sword, and Prophesy. And the servants did smote a servant of the high priest, strike him with the palms of their and cut off his ear. And Jesus an- hands. And as Peter was beneath in swered and said unto them, Are ye the palace, there cometh one of the coine out as against a thief, with maids of the high priest; and when words and with staves to take me ? she saw Peter warming himself,

she looked upon him, and said, And The Gospel. St. Mark xv. 1. thou also wast with Jesus of Naza- AND straightway in the morn reth. But he denied, saying, I know] ing, the chief priests held a con not, neither understand I what thou sultation with the elders and scribes, sayest. And he went out into the and the whole council, and bound porch; and the cock crew. And a Jesus, and carried him away, and maid saw him again, and began to delivered him to Pilate. And Pi say to them that stood by, This is late asked him, Art thou the King one of them. And he denied it of the Jews? And he answering said again. And a little after, they that unto him, Thou sayest it. And the stood by said again to Peter, Sure-chief priests accused him of many ly thou art one of them; for thou things: but he answered nothing, art a Galilean, and thy speech And Pilate asked him again, say. agreeth thereto. But he began to ing, Answerest thou nothing? be curse and to swear, saying, I know hold how many things they witness not this man of whom ye speak. against thee. But Jesus yet answer. And the second time the cock crew.led nothing: so that Pilate marvel And Peter called to mind the word led. Now at that feast he released that Jesus said unto him, Before the junto them one prisoner, whomso cock crow twice, thou shalt deny ever they desired. And there was me thrice. And when he thought one named Barabbas, which la thereon he wept.

bound with them that had made in surrection with him, who had com mitted murder in the insurrection Tuesday before Easter. And the multitude, crving aloud, For the Epistle. Isaiah 1. 5. began to desire him to do as he had THE Lord God hath opened mine ever done unto them. But Pilate ear, and I was not rebellious, answered them, saying, Will ye neither turned away back. I gave that I release unto you the King of my back to the smiters, and my the Jews? (For he knew that the cheeks to them that plucked off the chief priests had delivered him for hair: I hid not my face from shame envy.) But the chief priests mover! and spitting. For the Lord God the people, that he should rather will help me, therefore shall I not be release Barabbas unto them. An confounded; therefore have I set Pilate answered, and said agai my face like a flint, and I know that unto them, What will ye then tha I shall not be ashamed. He is near I shall do unto him whom ve cal that justifieth me; who will contend the King of the Jews? And they with me? let us stand together; cried out again, Crucify hin who is mine adversary? let him Then Pilate said unto them, Why come near to me. Behold, the Lord what evil hath he done? And they God will help me; who is he that cried out the more exceedingly shall condemn me? Lo, they all Crucify him. And so Pilate, will shall wax old as a garment: the ing to content the people, released moth shall eat them up. Who is Barabbas unto them; and delivered among you that feareth the Lord, Jesus, when he had sepurged him, that obeveth the voice of his servant, to be crucified. And the soldiers that walketh in darkness, and hath led him away into the hall, called no light? let him trust in the name Pretorium; and they called together of the Lord, and stay upon his God. the whole band. And they clothed Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, him with purple, and platted a that compass yourselves about with crown of thorns, and put it about sparks; walk in the light of your his head, and began to salute him, fire, and in the sparks that ye have Hail, King of the Jews. And they kindled. This shall ye have of mine smote him on the head with a reed, hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow, and did spit upon him, and bowing

their knees worshipped him. And ghost. And the veil of the temple when they had mocked him they was rent in twain, from the top to took off the purple from him, and the bottom. And when the Cenput his own clothes on him, and led turion, which stood over against him out to crucify him. And thev him, saw that he so cried out, and compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who gave up the ghost, he said, Truly passed by, coming out of the coun- this man was the Son of God. try, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. Wednesday before Easter. And they The Epistle. Heb. ix. 16, bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, the WHERE a testament is, there must also of necessity be the place of a skull. And they gave death of the testator: for a testahim to drink wine mingled with ment is of force after men are dead; myrrh; but he received it not. And otherwise it is of no strength at all, when they had crucified him, they whilst the testator liveth. Whereparted his garments, casting lots upon, neither the first testament upon them, what every man should was dedicated without blood. For take. And it was the third hour, when Moses had spoken every preand they crucified him. And the cept to all the people, according to superscription of his accusation the law, he took the blood of calves Was written over, THE KING OF and of goats, with water, and scarTHE JEWS. And with him they let wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled erucify two thieves; the one on his both the book, and all the people, right hand, and the other on his left. saying, This is the blood of the tesAnd the scripture was fulfilled, tament which God hath enjoined which saith, And he was numbered unto you. Moreover, he sprinkled with the transgressors. And they likewise with blood both the taberthat passed by railed on him, wag-nacle, and all the vessels of the ging their heads, and saying, Ah, ministry. And almost all things are thou that destroyest the temple, and by the law purged with blood; and buildest it in three days, save thy-without shedding of blood is no reself, and come down from the cross. mission. It was therefore necessary Likewise also the chief priests that the patterns of things in the mocking, said among themselves, heavens should be purified with with the scribes, He saved others, these; but the heavenly things himself he cannot save. Let Christ themselves with better sacrifices the King of Israel descend now from than these. For Christ is not enterthe cross, that we may see and be-ed into the holy places made with lieve. And they that were crucified hands, which are the figures of the with him reviled him. And when true; but into heaven itself, now to the sixth hour was come, there was appear in the presence of God for darkness over the whole land, until us: nor yet that he should offer himthe ninth hour. And at the ninth self often, as the high priest enter. hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, eth into the holy place every year saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachtha-with blood of others: (for then must ni? which is, being interpreted, My he often have suffered since the God, my God, why hast thou for foundation of the world) but now saken me? And some of them that once, in the end of the world, hath stood by, when they heard it, said, he appeared to put away sin by the Behold, he calleth Elias. And one sacrifice of himself. And as it is ran and filled a spunge full of vine-appointed unto men once to die, but gar, and put it on a reed, and gave after this the judgment: so Christ him to drink, saying, Let alone; let was once offered to bear the sins of us see whether Elias will come to many; and unto them that look for take him down. And Jesus cried him shall he appear the second me, with a loud voice, and gave up the without sin, unto salvation.

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