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him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand : and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail king of the Jews. And they

spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they

took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucifie him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name : him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, ta place of a scull, they gave him vineger to drink,mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof,lie would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they call lors. And fitting down, they watched him there; and set up over his head his accusation written; THIS IS FESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS: Then were there two thieves crucified with him: one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that parsed by reviled him, wagging their heads,& faying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildelt it in three days, save thy self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priekts mocking him, with the scribes and elders, faid, He saved others, himself he cannot fave: if he be the king of Israel, let

him now come down from the cross,and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him : for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also which were crucified with him, cast the fame in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land,into the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour, Jesus tryed with a loud voice,faying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God why halt thou forsaken me? Some of them tha

stocd there, when they heard that, faid, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran,and took a fpunge, and filled it with vineger, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us fee whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cryed again with a loud voice,yielded up the ghost. Ard behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened, and many bodies of faints which slept, arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jelus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, faying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Munday before Easter.

For the Epistle. Ifa.63.1. VVH Ho is this that cometh from Edom, with died

garments from Bozrah? this that is gloricus' in his apparel,travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel,and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine fat?I have troden the winepress alone and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample then in my fury, and their bloud shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondred that there was none to uphold therefore mine own arm brought falvation unto mezand my fury it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury;

d I will bring down their strength to the earth. I will

them ention the loving kindnesses of the Lord, and the -raises of the Lord,according to all that the Lord hat ii estowed on us,& the great goodness towards the house f Hrael, which he hath bestowed on them, according

his mercies, and according to the multitude of his oving kindnelles.For he said, Surely they are my people, hildren that will not ly: So he was their Saviour. In ll their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his resence saved them : in his love, and in his pity he edeemed them, and he bare them, and carried them ll the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his oly Spirit, therefore he was turned to be their enemy, nd he foņght against them. Then he reviembred the ays of old, Moles and his people, saying, Where is he hat brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he that put his holy Spirit with nhim? that lead them by the right hand of Moless vith his glorious apm, dividing the water before them, hrough the decpas an horse in the wilderness that they hould not stumble? As a beast goạth slower into the valt ey, the Spirit of the Lord caused hing to reit: fodidit hou lead tlay, people to make thy felt a Nante. Look down from heaven, and behold from the abitatiori of thy holinesszand of thy glorye Where is hy zeal, and thy strength, the founding of thy bowels, and of thy mercies towards me ? are they restrained ? Doubtlessthou art our Father, though Abraham be ig. norant of us,and Israel acknowledge us not: Thou, o Lord,jart our Father

joyr Redeemer, thy Name is from everlasting. O Lord

why hast thou made us to err from thy ways and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy fervants Lake, che tribesof thine inheritance The people of thy holiness haye poflefled it but a little vhile: our adyerlaries have trøden down thy fanctuary Ce are thine, thou never bareft rule over them; they ere,not called by thy Namg. 1910 39

a glorious

The Gospel, S. Mark 14.1. A

Fter two days was the feast of the passover, and of

unleavened bread : and the chief priests and the fcribes fought how they might take him by craft and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast-day, left there be an uprore of the people. And being in Bethany

, in the house of Simon the leper,as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster-box of ointment of spikenard, very precious, and the brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and faid, Why was this waste of the ointment made ? For it might have been fold for more then three hundred pence, and have been

given to the poor: and they murmured against her. And Jeļus said,Let her alone, why trouble you her? she hath wrought a good work on me.For ye have the poor with you always, and whenfoever ye will, ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what the could: Me is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel thall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done, shall be spoken of for à memorial of her. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve

, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might con. veniently betray him. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the pafsover, his disciples faid unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? And he fendeth forth two of his disciples and faith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wherefoever he shall goin, fay ye to the good-man of the house, The Master faith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the pallover with my disciples? And he will shewyou a large upper room

mnished and prepared, there make ready for us.s And

his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the paflover. And in the evening he coineth with the twelve. And as they fat, and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me, fall betray me. And they began to be forrowful, and to say unto him orie by one, Is it I?. and another said, Is it?' And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth as it is written of him ; but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed: good were it for that man if he had never been born. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat : This is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them : and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my bloud of the New Testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus faith unto them, All ye Thall be offended because of me this night: for it is in ritten,I will fmite the shepherd and the Theep shall be scartered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. But Peter faid unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not. l. . And Jesus faith unto him, Verily I say into thee, that this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more vehéinently, If i Mould die with: thee, I will not deny thee in any wife. Likewise allo said they all. And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane : and he faith to his disciples, Sit ye here,while I shall pray. And he taketh with hini Peter, and James,and John, and began to be sore amazed,an! to be very heavy, and faith unto them, My soul is ex ceeding sorrowful unto death;tarry. ye here and watch.

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