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HOLY WEDNESDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says: Ť. O Lord, open Thou our lips. Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

. O God, make speed to save us. RY. O Lord, make haste to help us. ¥. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c. Then he says the following Psalm:

Lord unto mine enemies : and to PART OF Psalm 109, v. l.

those that speak evil against my COLD not Thy tongue, O God soul.

But deal Thou with me, O Lord of the ungodly, yea, the mouth of God, according unto Thy name : the deceitful is opened upon me.

for sweet is Thy mercy. For the love that I had unto O deliver me, for I am helpless them, lo, they take now my con- and poor : and my heart is wounded trary part : but I give myself unto within me. prayer.

I became also a reproach unto Thus have they rewarded me them : they that looked upon me evil for good : and hatred for my shaked their heads. good will.

Help me, O Lord my God : 0 Set Thou an ungodly man to be save me according to Thy mercy ; ruler over him : and let Satan stand

And they shall know, how that at his right hand.

this is Thy hand : and that Thou, When sentence is given upon Lord, hast done it. him, let him be condemned : and Though they curse, yet bless let his prayer be turned into sin. Thou : and let them be confounded

Let his days be few : and let that rise up against me; but let another take his office.

Thy servant rejoice. Let his children be fatherless : As for

me,

I will give great and his wife a widow.

thanks unto the Lord with my His delight was in cursing, and mouth : and praise Him among the it shall happen unto him : he loved multitude ; not blessing, therefore shall it be For He shall stand at the right far from him.

hand of the poor : to save his soul Let it thus happen from the from unrighteous judges.

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Then he says,

MAY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be

unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following: From the Holy Gospel according of the number of the twelve. And to St. Luke.

he went his way, and communed '

OW the feast of unleavened with the chief priests and captains, called the Passover. And the chief And they were glad, and covenanted priests and scribes sought how they to give him money. And he promight kill Jesus; for they feared mised, and sought opportunity to the people. Then entered Satan betray Him unto them in the ab. into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being sence of the multitude.

Then he says,
. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. And make us to fear and praise Thy name.
Ñ. O Lord, cleanse Thou us from our sins.
Ry. And from all our enemies defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the usual Litany, Confession, fc. (page

87), to the end of the Wednesday and Friday Morning Prayers, adding after the Lord's Prayer the following Collect :

Collect for Holy Wednesday.

to be treacherously betrayed by wicked Judas, who didst adjudge him the punishment of his guilt, but didst also award the penitent thief the reward of his confession ; grant us, we beseech Thee, the effects of Thy mercy, that as in Thy passion Thou gavest to each different retribution according to their deserts so Thou wouldst take from us our old errors, and grant us the grace of Thy resurrection ; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

1 St. Luke xxii. 1.

HOLY WEDNESDAY.

EVENING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says:
Ť. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour.
RI. And let Thine anger cease from us.
Ť. O God, make speed to save us.
RY. O Lord, make haste to help us.

. Glory be to the Father, &c. Ry. As it was, &c.

WHX

Then he says the following Psalm :
Psalm 52.

root thee out of the land of the THY boastest thou thyself, living. thou tyrant :

that thou canst The righteous also shall see this, do mischief;

and fear : and shall laugh him to Whereas the goodness of God : scorn ; endureth yet daily ?

Lo, this is the man that took not Thy tongue imagineth wicked God for his strength : but trusted ness : and with lies thou cuttest unto the multitude of his riches, like a sharp razor.

and strengthened himself in his Thou hast loved unrighteousness wickedness. more than goodness : and to talk As for me, I am like a green of lies more than righteousness. olive-tree in the house of God :

Thou hast loved to speak all my trust is in the tender mercy of words that may do hurt : 0 thou God for ever and ever. false tongue.

I will always give thanks unto Therefore shall God destroy thee Thee for that Thou hast done : and for ever : he shall take thee, and I will hope in Thy name,

for Thy pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and saints like it well.

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TAY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be

unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following: From the Holy Gospel according while another saw him, and said, to St. Luke.

Thou art also of them. And Peter

said, Man, I am not. And about THEN took they Jesus, and led the space of one hour after another

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the high priest's house. And Peter truth this fellow also was with Him : followed afar off. And when they for he is a Galilæan. And Peter said, had kindled a fire in the midst of Man, I know not what thou sayest. the hall, and were set down toge- And immediately, while he yet ther, Peter sat down among them. spake, the cock crew.

And the But a certain maid beheld him as Lord turned, and looked upon he sat by the fire, and earnestly Peter. And Peter remembered the looked upon him, and said, This word of the Lord, how He had said man was also with Him. And he unto Him, Before the cock crow, denied Him, saying, Woman, I thou shalt deny Me thrice. And know Him not. And after a little Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Then he says, ř. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Ry. And make us to fear and praise Thy name.

. O Lord, cleanse Thou us from our sins. Ry. And from all our enemies defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the usual Litany, Confession, fc. (page

103), to the end of the Wednesday and Friday Evening Prayers, adding after the Lord's Prayer the following Collect :

Collect for Holy Wednesday. O CHRIST, God over all blessed for ever, who didst endure

to be treacherously betrayed by wicked Judas, who didst adjudge him the punishment of his guilt, but didst also award the penitent thief the reward of his confession ; grant us, we beseech Thee, the effects of Thy inercy, that as in Thy passion Thou gavest to each different retribution according to their deserts, so Thou wouldst take from us our old errors, and grant us the grace of Thy resurrection; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

1 St. Luke xxii 54.

MAUNDAY THURSDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says:
Ť. O Lord, open Thou our lips.
Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

. O God, make speed to save us
RY. O Lord, make haste to help us.
. Glory be to the Father, &c. Rp. As it was, &c.

HEA

Then he says the following Psalm:
PSALM 64.

They imagine wickedness, and

practise it : that they keep secret EAR my voice, O God, in my among themselves, every man in

prayer : preserve my life from the deep of his heart. fear of the enemy.

But God shall suddenly shoot at Hide me from the gathering to-them with a swift arrow : that they gether of the froward : and from the shall be wounded. insurrection of wicked doers.

Yea, their own tongues shall Who have whet their tongue like make them fall : insomuch that a sword : and shoot out their ar- whoso seeth them shall laugh them rows, even bitter words ;

That they may privily shoot at And all men that see it shall say, him that is perfect : suddenly do This hath God done : for they shall they hit him, and fear not.

perceive that it is His work. They encourage themselves in The righteous shall rejoice in the mischief : and commune among Lord, and put his trust in Him : themselves how they may lay snares, and all they that are true of heart and say, that no man shall see them. shall be glad.

to scorn.

Then all say,

I BELIEVE in God, &c.

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