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flesh; but he of the free-wo- the passover, a feast of the man was by promise. Which Jews, was nigh. When Jesus things are an allegory: for then lift up his eyes, and saw these are the two covenants : a great company come unto the one from Mount Sinai, him, he saith unto Philip, which gendereth to bondage, Whence shall we buy bread, which is Agar. For this Agar that these may eat ? (And this is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and he said to prove him ; for he answereth to Jerusalem which himself knew what he would now is, and is in bondage with do.) Philip answered him, her children. But Jerusalem Two hundred penny-worth of which is above, is free ; which bread is not sufficient for them, is the mother of us all. For that every one of them may it is written, Rejoice, thou bar-take a little. One of his disren that bearest not; break ciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's forth and cry, thou that tra-brother, saith unto him, Theie vailest not: for the desolate is a lad here which hath five hath many more children than barley loaves, and cwo small she which hath an husband. fishes; but what are they Now we, brethren, as Isaac among so many? And Jesus was, are the children of pro- said, Make the men sit down, mise. But as then, he that Now there was much grass in was born after the flesh per- the place. So the men sat secuted him that was born down, in number about five after the spirit ; even so as it is thousand. And Jesus took the now. Nevertheless, what saith loaves, and when he had given the Scripture ? Cast out the thanks, he distributed to the bond-woman and her son ; for disciples, and the disciples to the son of the bond-woman them that were set down, and shall not be heir with the son likewise of the fishes as much of the free-woman. So then, as they would. When they brethren, we are no children were filled, he said unto his of the bond-woman, but of the disciples, Gather up the fragfree.

ments that remain, that noThe Gospel. St. John vi. 1. thing be lost. Therefore they

gathered them together, and J" (ESUS went over the sea of filled twelve baskets with the

Galilee, which is the sea fragments of the five barley of Tiberias. And a great nul- loaves, which remained over titude followed him, because and above unto them that had they saw his miracles which eaten. Then those men, when he did on them that were dis- they had seen the miracle that eased. And Jesus went up Jesus did, said, This is of a into a mountain, and there he truth that prophet that should sat with his diciples. And come into the world.

never

The Fifth Sunday in Lent. Inot believe me? Ile that is of
The Collect.

God, heareth God's words ; WE beseech thee, A1 ye therefore hcar them noi

, mighty God, mercifully

because ye arę not of God. to look upon thy pxople; thai Then answered the Jews, and by thy great goodness they said unto him, Say we rot wel!, may be governed and preser

that thou art a Samaritan, and Ted evermore, Loth in body hast a devil ? Jesus answered, and soul, through Jesus Christ I have not a devil: but I hoour Lord. Anien.

nour my father, and ye do disThe Efristle. Ileb.ix. 11.

honour me. And I seek not

mine own glory: there is cne high priest of good things rily, verily, I say unto you, If lo come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not shall never see death. Then

a idan kecp my saying, he made with hands; that is to said the Jews unto him, Now say not of this building; nei

we know that thou hast a dether by the blood of goats and

vil : Abraham is dead, and the calves; but by his own blood he entered in once into the

prophets ; and thou sayest, if holy place, having obtained a man keep my saying, he

shall

taste of death. eternal redemption for us. For art thou greater than our if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an dead? and the prophets are

father Abraham, which is heifur sprinkling the unclean, dead : whom makest thou thysanctifieth to the purifying of self? Jesus answered, If I hothe flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who

nour myself my honour is no

thing; it is my Father that ho. through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to that he is your God: yet ye

noureth me, of whom ye say, Cod, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the know him ; and if I should say

have not known him ; but I living God? And for this cause I know him not, I shall be a he is the Mediator of the new liar like unto you ; but I know Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of your father Abraham rejoiced

him, and keep his saying. the transgressions that were under the first Testament, and was glad. Then said the

to see my day, and he saw it, they which are called might Jews unto him, Thou art not receive the promise of eternal

yet fifty years old, and hast

thou seen Abraham? Jesus The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. said unto them, Verily, verily, TESUS said, Which of you I say unto you, before Abraconvinceth me of sin ? And ham was, I am. Then took

say the truth, why do ye they up stones to cast at him ;

inheritance.

but Jesus hid hiinself, and is Lord, to the glory of God went out of the temple.

the Father.

The Gospel, St. Matt. xxvii. 1.
The Sunday next before
Easter.

WHEN the morning was

come, all the chief priests The Collect,

and elders of the people took LMIGHTY and everlast-counsel against Jesus to put der love towards mankind, hast had bound him, they led him sent thy son our Saviour Jesus away, and delivered him to Christ, to take upon him our Pontius Pilate the governor. Hesh, and to suffer death ripon Then Judas, who had betrayed the cross, that all mankind him, when he saw that he was should follow the example of condemned, repented himself, his great humility; mercifully and brought again the thirty grant that we may both follow pieces of silver to the chief the example of his patience,spriests and elders, saying, I and also be made partakers of have sinncd, in that I have his resurrection, through the betrayed the innocent blood. same Jesus Christ our Lord. And they said, What is that Amen.

to us? see thou to that. And The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5.

he cast down the pieces of

silver in the temp!c, and deLEI

ET this mind be in you parted, and went and hanged

which was also in Christ himself. And the chief priests Jesus : who being in the form took the silver pieces, and said, of God, thought it not robbery It is not lawful for to put them to be equal with God; but into the treasury, because it is made himself of no reputation, the price of blood. And they and took upon him the form of took counsel, and bought with a servant, and was made in them the potters field to bury the likeness of men: and being strangers in. Wherefore that found in fashion as a man, he field was called, The field of humbled himself, and became blood, unto this day. (Then obedient unto death, even the was fulfilled that which was death of the cross. Where-spoken by Jeremy the prophet, fore God also hath highly ex- saying, And they took the alted him, and given him a thirty pieces of silver, the Name which is above every price of him that was valued, name : that at the name of whom they of the children of Jesus every knee should bow : Israel did value, and gave of things in heaven, and things them for the potters field, as in earth, and things under the the Lord appointed me.) And earth; and that every tongue Jesus stood before the governshould confess that Jesus Christ or ; and the governor asked

him, saying, Art thou theling, Let him be crucified. King of the Jews ? And Jesus When Pilate saw that he could said unto him, Thou sayest. prevail nothing, but that raAnd when he was accused of ther a tumult was made, he the chief priests and elders. took water, and washed his he answered nothing. Then hands before the multitude, saith Pilate unto him, Hearest saying, I am innocent of the thou not how many things they blood of this just person ; see witness against thee? and he ye to it. Then answered all answered him to never a word, the people, and said, His blood insomuch that the governor be on us, and on our children, marvelled greatly. Now at Then released he Barabbas that feast the governor was unto them : and when he had wont to release unto the people scourged Jesus, he delivered a prisoner whom they would him to be crucified. Then the And they had then a nota- soldiers of the governor took ble prisoner, called Barabbas Jesus into thecommon-hall, and Therefore, when they were gathered unto him the whole gathered together, Pilate said band of soldiers. And they unto them, whom will ye that stripped him, and put on him I release unto you? Barabbas, a scarlet robe. And when they or Jesus which is called had platted a crown of thorns, Christ? For he knew that for they put it upon his head, and envy they had delivered him. a reed in his right hand ; and When he was set down on the they bowed the knee before judgment-seat, his wife seni bim, and mocked him, saying, unto him, saying, Have thou Hail, King of the Jews ! And nothing to do with that just they spit upon him, and took man ; for I have suffered the reed and smote him on the many things this day in a head. And after that they had dream because of him. But mocked him, they took the the chief priests and elders robe off from him, and put his persuaded the multitude that own raiment on him, and led they should ask Barabbas, and him away to crucify him. And destroy Jesus. The governor as they came out, they found answered and said unto them.Ja man of Cyrene, Simon by Whether of the twain will ye name ; him they compelled to that I release unto you? They bear his cross; And when said, Barabbas. Pilate saith they were come unto a piace unto them, What shall I de called Golgotha, that is to say, then with Jesus, which is call- a place of a skull, they gave ed Christ? They all say unto bim vinegar to drink mingled him, Let him be crucified with gall; and when he had And the governor said, Why.tasted thereof, he would not what evil hath he done? Builrink. And they crucified him, they cried out the more, say. and parted his garments, casting lots : that it might be ful-Iran, and took a spunge, and filled, which was spoken by filled it with vinegar, and put the prophet, They parted my it on a reed, and gave him to garments among them, and drink. The rest said, Let be, upon my vesture did they cast let us see whether Elias will lots. And sitting down, they come to save him. Jesus, watched him there ; and set when he had cried again with up over his head his accusa- a loud voice, yielded up the tion written, THIS IS JESUS ghost. And behold, the vail. THE KINGOFTHEJEWS. Jof the temple was rent in Then were there two thieves twain, from the top to the bot-. crucified with him ; one on the tom ; and the earth did quake, right hand and another on the and the rocks rent; and the left. And they that passed by graves were opened; and reviled him, wagging their many bodies of saints which heads, and saying, Thou that slept arose, and came out of destroyest the temple, and the graves after his resurrecbuildest it in three days, savetion, and went into the holy thyself: If thou be the Son of city, and appe ured unto many. God, come down from the Now when the Centurion, and cross. Likewise also the chief they that were with him priests, mocking him, with the watching Jesus, saw the earthscribes and elders, said, He quake, and those things that saved others, himself he can- were done, they feared greatly, not save: If he be the King of saying, Truly this was the Israel, let him now come down Son of God. from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in

Monday before Easter. God; let him deliver him now, For the Epistle. Isaiah Ixii. 1. if he will have him : for he WHO is this that cometh said, I am the Son of God. from Edom, with dyed

The thieves also which were garments from Bozrah? this crucified with him, cast the that is glorious in his apparel, same in his teeth. Now from travelling in the greatness of the sixth hour there was dark- his strength ? I that speak in ness over all the land, unto the righteousness, mighty to save. ninth hour. And about the Wherefore art thou red in ninth hour, Jesus cried with a thine apparel, and thy garloud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, ments like him that treadeth lama sabachthani ? that is to in the wine fat? I have trod. say, My God, my God, why den the wine-press alone, and hast thou forsaken me? Some of the people there was none of them that stood there, with me : for I will tread when they heard that, said, them in mine anger, and tram. This man calleth for Elias. ple them in my fury, and their And straightway one of them blood shall be sprinkled upon

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