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Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity beween themselves? And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people, faid unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one chat perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise him, and release him. For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast. And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore, chastise him, and let him go. And they were instam with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. And he released unto them him that for fedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had defired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenean, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him. But Jefus turning unto them faid, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begia to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills,

Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is Calvary, there they crucified him; and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Andthe people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself

. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefa&tors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be the Christ, fave thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise. And it was about the fixth hour. And there was a darkness over all the earth, until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my fpirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the Centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, Imote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.


The Collects.

God, we beseech thee graciously 1R behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amena


whole body of the Church is governed and fan&tified; Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the fame, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen.

Merciful God, who haft made all men, and hatest

nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a finner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardnefs of heart, and contempt of thy word; and fo fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be faved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.' Amen.

The Epistle. Heb, X. 1. THI "HE law having a shadow of good things to come,

and not the very image of the things, can never Collects] : These three prayers, the first for God's compashonate regard, the second for the Christian church, and the third for unconverted nations, were adopted at the reformation, with many alterations, from the Romih missals. They will be found, for the most part, in the prefent services of that church on the Peria vi. in Parasceve. The introitus was pfalm xxii. In the first book of Edward VIth, the first collect is appointed for matins; the other two at the communion. This day has been observed as an holy day from great antiquity. Eufebius informs us, that it was so in his time, and long before. “ For, says he, this day of our Saviour's passion we are wont to celebrate, not only with faftings and watchings, but also with attentive hearing and reading of the Holy scriptures."-Ecc. Hift. l. 2, c. 17.

with those facrifices which they offered year by year con tinually, make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away fins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, hc faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest nor, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice, and offering, and burnt-offerings, and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadît pleasure therein, which are offered by the law; then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.'! By the which will we are fan&tified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every prieft ftandeth daily miniftering, and offering oftentimes the fame facrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one facrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for evet them that are fanétified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: For after that he had faid before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws ipro their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and theit fins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remiffion of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldnefs to enter into the boliest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath confecrated for us, through the vail, that is to fay, his flesh; and having an high-priest over the house of God; let us draw. near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wa

vering; (for he is faithful that promised;) and us let consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. PILATE therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And

the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, king of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and faith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate faith unto them, Behold the man! When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate faith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; and went again into the judgmenthall, and faith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then faith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not, that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest' have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the

greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cefar's friend : Whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Cefar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment-seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbacha. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the fixth hour: and he

The Gospel.] Both the xviiith and xixth chapters were appointed for the Gospel, till the review 1662.

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