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us, &c.] tbefe Anthems fball be sung or faid. CH "HRIST our paffover is facrificed for us: therefore
let us keep the feast; not with the old leaven, bor with the leaven of malice and wickednefs; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v.7. CHR
HRIST being raised from the dead, dieth no more; that he died, he died unto fin once: but in that he livech, he liveth unto God. Likewife reckon ye also yourfelves to be dead indeed unto fin), but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi.
9. VHRIST is risen from the dead, and become the first
fruits of them that flept. For fince by man came death; by man came also the refurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die: even fo in Christ thall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c. Erfier-day] This is the highest of all feasts, fays Epiphanius; and was obferved as such from the earliest ages of Christianity; commanded to be to, according to St. Augustine, either by the apoitles, or the first general councils. The English name of it is derived from the Saxon ofter, 2 word lignifying “to rile." In the primitive ages the Christians were accustomed on this festival to use the following falutation to each other op meeting in the morning, “ Christ is rifen.” The reply to this was eithet, “Christ is risen, indeed;" or chus, “And hath appeared unto Simon.” It is taid this practice is still retained in the Greek church. In reference probably to this cuftom, our church changes her usual invitatory plan, «O come, let us sing,” &c. and appoints a feries of sentences from scripture in lieu thereof, which are all allusive to the glorious event of Chrift's refurrection from the grave. The firit of thefe fentences was added at the review 1662; the fecond, (which was the first in Edward the Vleb's prayer-book) was concluded with two hallelujahs; and the next with one After which was inserted as follows:
The Priest. Shew forth to all nations the glory of God:
O God, who for our redemption didit give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the crofs; and by his glorious resurrection haft delivered us from the power of our enemy; grant us fo to die daily from fin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection, through whe fume Chrift our Lord. Amen.
9 Let us pray.
Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly befeech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us, thou dost put into our minds good desires; so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. Coloff. iii. 1. then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ fitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth: For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when
The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. "HE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene
early, when it was yet dark, unto the supulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the fepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and faith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the fepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together; and the other dif
The Collec?] This prayer for grace to will, and power to do good, is composed from a form in the Sacramentarium of Gregory; and another in the Gallic. Lit. Mabil. P: 336. The introitus at the first communion, in Edward's book, at which this collect was used, was psalm xvi. At the second communion, (at which the colle&t for the first Sunday after Easter was used) the introitus was the ijid pfalm: and the epistle and gospel, 1 Cor. v. 6, to verse 9; and Mark xvi. to verse 9.
ciplcdid outrun Peter, and came first to the fepulchre: and he stooping down, and looking in, faw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the fepulchre, and feeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that was about his head not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and he faw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the fcripture, that he mult rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
Monday in Easter-Week.
, Jesus Christ haft overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly befeech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing ns, thon dost put into our minds good defires, so by thy continuál help we may bring the fame to good effect, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, and the Iloly Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Annen.
The Epiftie. Acts x. 34. PETER opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth 1 pe?.
ceive that God is no respecter of perfons; but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousBefs, is accepted with him. The word which God fent untó the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jest
Niond's, &c.] This and Tucsday were added and retained as attendants upon Easter-day in honour of it; for of old this queen of feajts, as the fathers call it, was so highly estimated, that it was in a manner TolemiDizeu difiy days together, even from Easter to Whitfuntide; all which time the early Christians met together in public, to sing with greatest joy priims and hallelujahıs to Almighty God, and to take the cup of falvation, the buly communion, praling the name of the Lord.—Sparrow. During theti liiv davs bazpeitin was conferred; }} fasts were suipended; and the worthippers prayed itanding, (the customary posture on Sundays in token ei joy.) The instruitiw ou uns day was ptalna lxii.
Christ : (he is Lord of all :) that word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the Baptism which John preached: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they few, and hanged on a tree: Him God raised ap the third day, and shewed him openly, not to all the people, but unto witnefses chofen before of God, even to us who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God, to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his Name, whosoever believeth in him shall receive remiffion of fins.
The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13.
to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they commthed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are there that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said unto him, Art thou only a Stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things?. And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a propliet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified hiin. But We trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women allo
of our company made us astonished, which were early at the fepulchre; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us, went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they faw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and flow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he fat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their fight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the fame hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is riseu indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and liow he was known of them in breaking of bread.
Tuesday in Easter-Weck.
Son Jesus Christ halt overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech
The Collect] Before the last review the collect for this day was what we now use on the succeeding Sunday; being the fame that in the first common prayer-book of Edward Vith' was ordained for the post-communion on Eafter-day. The introitus was psalm cxiii.