Page images

And they said Nothing. Then near unto Jesus to kiss him. said he unto them, But now But Jesus said unto him, Juhe that hath a purse, let him das, betrayest thou the Son of take it, and likewise his scrip: man with a kiss? When they and he that hath no sword, let which were about him saw him sell his garment and buy what would follow, they said one. For I say unto you, that unto him, Lord, shall we smite this that is written must yet with the sword ? And one of be accomplished in me, And them smote the servant of the he was reckoned among the high priest, and cut off his transgressors; for the things right ear. Aud Jesus answerconcerning me have an end.ed and said, Suffer ye thus far: And they said, Lord, behold. And he touched his ear, and here are two swords. And healed him. Then Jesus said he said unto them, It is enough.funto the chief priests and capAnd he came out, and went, tains of the temple, and the as he was wont, to the mount elders which were come to of Olives; and his disciplesnim, Be ye come out as against also followed him. And when thief, with swords and staves? he was at the place, he said when I was daily with you in unto them, Pray that ye enter the temple, ye stretched forth not into temptation. And he no hands against me : but this was withdrawn from them is your hour, and the power about a stone's cast, and of darkness. Then took they kneeled down and prayed. him, and led him, and brought saying, Father, if thou be him into the high priest's wiling, remove this cup from house. And Peter followed me: nevertheless, not my will, afar off. And when they had but thine be done. And there kindled a fire in the midst of appeared an angel unto him the hall, and were set down from heaven, strengthening together, Peter sat down him. And being in an agony, among them. But a certain he prayed more earnestly; and maid beheld him, as he sat hy his sweat was as it were great the fire, and earnestly looked dmps of blood falling down to upon him, and said, This man the ground. And when he was also with him. And he lose up from prayer, and was denied him, saying, Woman, come to his disciples, he found I know him not. And after them sleeping for sorrow; and a little while another saw him, said unto them, Why sleep and said, Thou art also of ye? rise and pray, lest ye en-them. And Peter said, Man, ter into temptation And I am not. And about the while he yet spake, behold, a space of one hour after, anothmultitude, and he that wasser confidently affrmed, save called Judas, one of the twelve.ling, Of a truth. this fellow Went before them, and drew (also was with him ; for he is

a Galilean. And Peter said. better, but for the worse. For Man, I know not what thou first of all, when ye come tosayest. And immediately,gether in the Church, I hear while he yet spake, the cock that there be divisions among crew. And the Lord turned. you ; and I partly believe it. and looked upon Peter; and For there must be also herePeter remembered the word of sies among you, that they the Lord, how he had said unto which are approved may be him, Before the cock crow, made manifest among you. thou shalt deny me thrice. When ye come together thereAnd Peter went out and wept fore into one place, this is not bitterly. And the men that to eat the Lord's Supper, For, held Jesus, mocked bim, and in eating, every one taketh smote him. And when they before other bis own supper : had blindfolded him, they and one is hungry, and anstruck him on the face, and other is drunken. What, have asked him, saying, Prophesy. ye not houses to eat and to who is it that smote thee? drink in? or despise ye the And many other things blas-church of God, and shame phemously spake they against them that have not? What him. And, as soon as it was shall I say to you? shall I day, the elders of the people, praise you in this? I praise and the chief priests, and the you not.

For I have received scribes, came together, and of the Lord that which also I led him into their council, say-delivered unto you. That the ing, Art thou the Christ? Lord Jesus, the same night in

And he said unto which he was betrayed, took them, if I tell you, ye will bread; and when he had given not believe. And if I also ask thanks, he brake it, and said, you, ye will not answer me, Take, eat; this is my body, nor let me go. Hereafter which is broken for you : this shall the Son of man sit on the do in remembrance of me. right hand of the power of After the same manner also God. Then said they all, Ari he took the cup, when he had thou then the Son of God? supped, saying, This cup is And he said unto them, Ye the New Testament in my say that I am. And they said. blood : this do ye, as oft as ye What need we any further drink it, in remembrance of witness ? for we ourselves have me. For as often as ye eat heard of his own mouth.

this bread, and drink this cup,

ye do show the Lord's death Thursday before Easter.

till he come. Wherefore, who. The Epistle. I Cor. xi. 17. soever shall eat this bread, N this that I declare unto and drink this cup of the Lord

you, I praise you not ; that unworthily, shall be guilty of you come together not for the the body and blood of the Lord.

Tell us.


But let a man examine him- whether the man were a Ga. self, and so let him eat of that lilean. And as soon as he bread, and drink of that cup. knew that he belonged unto For he that eateth and drink. Herod's jurisdiction, he sunt eth unworthily, eateth and him to Huod, who wimself drinketh damnation to himself. was also at Jerusalem at that not discerning the Lord's body. Juime. And when Iitrod saw For this cause many are weak Jesus, he was exceeding glad; and sickly among you, and for he was desirous to see him many sleep. For if we would of a long season, because he judge ourselves, we shouid had heard many things of him; not be judged. But when we and he hoped to have seen are judged, we are chastened some miracle done by him. of the Lord, that we should l'hen he questioned with him not be condemned with the in many words; but he answerWorld. Wherefore, my bre-cd him nothing. And the chief thren, when ye come to ether priests and scribes stood and to eat, tarry one for another ehemently accused him. And And if any man hunger, let Herod with his men of war him eat at home; that ye come set him at nought, and mockDot together unto condemna-fed bim, and arrayed him in a tion. And the rest will I sell orgeous robe, and sent him in order when I come. again to Pilate. And the same The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. made friends together ; for

clay Pilate and Herod were THE whole multitude of pefore, they were at enmity

them arose, and led hin between thi mselves. And Piunto Pilate. And they began late, when he had called toto accuse bim, saying, Wegether the chief priests, and found this fellow perverting the rulers, and the people, suid the nation, and forbidding to unto them, Ye have brought give tribute to Cæsar, sayin, ibis man unto me, as one that that be himself is Christ perverteth the people : and king. And Pilate asked him, chold, I have examined saying, Art thou the king o him before you, have found no the Jews ? and he answered ault in this man, touching him, and said, Thou sayestose things whereof ve accuse it. Then said Pilate to the im: No, nor yet Herod : for chief priests and to the peopl' , I sent you to him ; and lo, noI find no fault in this man thing worthy of death is done And they were the more fierce, unto him. I will therefore saviny, He stirreth up the peo-chastise him, and release him.' ple. teaching throughout all (For of necessity he must reJewry, beginning from Galilee lease one unto them at the to this place. When Pilate feast.) And they cried out all beard of Galilee, he asker at once, saying, Away with


[ocr errors]

this man, and release unto us, 'nountains, Fall on us; and to Barabbas : (who for a certaine hills, Cover us. For if sedicion made in the city, and licy do these things in a green for murder, was cast into pri-free, what shall be done in the son.) Pilate, therefore, wii. dry? And there were also ling to release Jesus, spake iwo other, malefactors, led again to them. But they cried, with him to be put to death. saying, Crucify him, crucily And when they were come to him. And he said unto then the place which is called Cal. the third time, Why, whai vary, there they crucified him, evil hath he done? I have and the male factors; one on found no cause of death in the right hand, and the other him: I will therefore chastise on the left. Then said Jesus, him, and let him go. And Father, forgive them, for they they were instant with loud know not what they do. And voices, requiring that he might and they parted his raiment, be crucified : and the voices and cast lots. And the people of them, and of the chief stood beholding: and the rulers priests, prevailed. And Pi. also with them derided him, late gave sentence that it saying, He saved others ; let should be as they required. him save himself, if he be And he released unto them Christ the chosen of God. him that for sedition and mur. And the soldiers also mocked der was cast into prison, whom him, coming to him, and of they had desired : but he de- fering him vinegar, and say. livered Jesus to their will. ing, If thou be the king of the And as they led him away, Jews, save thyself. And a they laid hold upon one Simon, superscription also was written a Cyrenian, coming out of the over him in letters of Greek, country, and on him they laid and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS the cross, that he might bear IS THE KING OF THE it after Jesus. And there fol- JEWS. And one of the malelowed him a great company factors, which were hanged, of people, and of women, who railed on him, saying, If thou also bewailed and lamented be Christ, save thyself and us. him. But Jesus turning unto But the other answering, rethem, said, Daughters of Je-buked him, saying, Dost not rusalem, weep not for me, but thou fear God, seeing thou weep for yourselves, and for art in the same condemnation ?

For behold. And we indeed justly ; for we the days are coming, in the receive the due reward of our which thev shall sav, Blessed deeds : but this man hath done are the barren, and the wombs nothing amiss. And he said that never bare, and the paps unto Jesus, Lord, remember which never gave suck. Then me when thou comest into thy shall they begin to say to the kingdom. And Jesus said unto

your children.

him, Verily I say unto thee, prayers, which we offer beTo-day shalt thou be with me fore thee for all estates jf nien in Paradise And it was about in thy holy church, that every ti e sixth bour, and there was member of the same, in his darkness over all the earth vocation and ministry, may until the ninth hour. And the truly and godly serve thee, sun was darkened, and the through our Lord and Saviour vail of the temple was rent in Jesus Christ. Amen. the midst. And when Jesus

[ocr errors]

he said, Father. into thy hands batest nothing that thou hast I commend my spirit: and made, nor desirest the death having said thus, he gave up of a sinner, but rather that he the ghost. Now when the should be converted and live ; Centurion saw what was done, have mercy upon all Jews, he glorified God, saying, C'er-Turks, Infidels, and Heretics; tainly this was a righteous and take from them all igroman. And all the people that rance, hardness of heart, and came together to that sight, contempt of thy word ; and so beholding the things that were fetch them honie, blessed Lord, done, smote their breasts and to thy flock, that they may be returned. And all his acquaint- saved among the remnant of ance, and the women that the true Israelites, and be followed him from Galilee, made one fold under one Shepstood afar off, beholding these herd, Jesus Chirst our Lord, things.

who liveth and reigneth with

thee and the Holy Spirit, one Good Friday. God, world without end. Amen. The Collects.

The Epistle. Heb. x. i.
LMIGHTY God, we be-

seech thee graciously to

'HE law having a shadow behold this thy family, for and noť the very image of

of good things to come, which our Lord Jesus Christ the things, can never, with was contented to be betrayed, those sacrifices which they ofand given up into the hands offered year by year continually, wicked men, and 10 sufferdeath make the comers thereunto upon the cross, who now liva eth and reigneth with ihee and not have ceased to be offered?

perfect. For then, would they the Holy Ghost, ever one God, because that the worshippers, world without end. Amen.

once purged, should have had LMIGHTY and everlast- no more conscience of sins.


the whole body of the Church is a remembrance again made is governed and sanctified . of sins every year. For it is receive our supplications and not possible that the blood of

« EelmineJätka »