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I will make with them after those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will i write them: and their fins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh : and having an high Prielt 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 wavering: (for he is faithful that promised) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works : not forfaking 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.
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, Bes hold, 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 judgment hall, and faith unto Jesus, "Whence art thou? But Jefus gave him no answer. Then faith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knoweft thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have ne
power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater fin. And from thenceforth Pilate fought to releale him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cæsar's friend : Whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cæsar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and fat down in the judgment-feat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the paffover, and about the sixth hour : and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your king. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your king ? The chief priests answer ed, We have no king but Cæfar. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified : and they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, bearing his cross, went forth into a place called the place of a fkull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha; where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews : for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city : and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not the King of the Jews, but that he said, I am the King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments (and made four parts, to every soldier a part) and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lors for it whose it fhall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which faith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cait lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's fister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the dilciple Atanding by whom he loved, he faith unto his mother,
Woman, behold thy fon. Then faith he to the disciple, Behold chy mother. And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, faith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar : and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put
it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus thereè fore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished : and
he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the fabbath-day (for that fabbath-day was an high day) befought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereoue blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he faith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him Thall not be broken. And again another Scripture faith, They shall look on him whom they pierced,
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death of thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus Chrift; fo by continual mortifying our corrupt affections, we may be buried with him, and that through the grave and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful refurrection, for his merits, who died and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PA RA PHRASE.
On the COLLECT for Eafter-Eve. O Lord, we intreat thee to grant that as we are baptized into our Saviour’s death, (Rom. xi. 6, 2.) lo by mortifying our inordinate affections,
The Epiftle. St Pet. iii. 17. (T is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for
well-doing, than for evil-doing. For Christ allo hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust ; (that he might bring us to God) being put to death in the Aesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing; wherein few, that is eight souls, were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto, even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God) by the resurrection of Jesus Chrift:
gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God, angels
, and authorities, and powers being made subject unto him.
The Gospel. St Matth. xxvii. 57.
Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was
. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock : and he rolled a great stone to the door of the fepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, fitting over against the sepulchre. Now the next day that followed the day of the preparation, the chief prieits and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we rer member that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore thac the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, left his dif
PA RA P H R AS E. (Col. iii. 5.) we may likewise be buried with him, (Rom. vi. 4) fo that we may pass through death, as a gate opened to admit us to a joyful refurrection, through the merits of Jesus Christ, who died for our fins, and joke again for our justification, (Rom. iv. 25.) Amen.
ciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead : so the last error shall be worse than the first. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch, go your way, make it as sure as you can. went and made the fepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Easter-day. At morning Prayer, instead of the Pfalm, (O come, let us, &c.] tbeje
Anthems fall be fung, or faid: YHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let
us keep the feast. Not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness : but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Cor. v. 7: YHRIST being raised from the dead, dieth no more:
death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once : but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto fin : but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9.
PAR A P H R AS E.
On the first ANTHEM for Eafter-Day. Chrift, our paschal lamb, is facrificed for us, let us therefore celebrate : feast as the Jews did, but not with the leaven of the Jewish law, (1 Cor. 5, 7.) nor with that finful leaven wherewith our Saviour reproaches the Pharisees, (Matt. xvi. 6. Mark viii. 15.) but with the unleavened bread of fincerity and real piety, whịch is required of us by the holy religion that we profess, as chriftians,
Paraphrafe on the fecond ANTHEM for Easter-Day, Chrift being risen from the dead, cannot die any more, having fubdued death by his divine power, and ascended into heaven, a place to which the dominion of death does not extend; forasmuch as it was requifite for him to die once, to expiate the fins of the world, so the death of such a person was abundantly sufficient to make atonement for the sins of all men : and forasmuch as he now liveth, he liveth for ever in the eternal glory of the Father: I therefore exhort you to improve this truth for your edification. Be also dead unto fin, and endeavour totally to lose all per