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and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, saying, This is the blood of the testament, which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover, he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others: for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world; but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation,

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number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude. Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the good-man of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished; there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And when the hour was come he sat down, and the twelve Apostles with him. And he said unto them. With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until

sift you as wheat but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee both

the Kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body, which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after sup-into prison and to death. per, saying, This cup is the And he said, I tell thee, new testament in my blood, Peter, the cock shall not which is shed for you. But crow this day, before that behold, the hand of him thou shalt thrice deny that that betrayeth me is with thou knowest me. And he me on the table. And truly said unto them, When I the Son of Man goeth as it sent you without purse, and was determined; but wo scrip, and shoes, lacked ye unto that man by whom he any thing? And they said, is betrayed. And they be- Nothing. Then said he ungan to enquire among them- to them, But now, he that selves, which of them it was hath a purse, let him take that should do this thing. it, and likewise his scrip: And there was also a strife and he that hath no sword, among them, which of them let him sell his garment, should be accounted the and buy one. For I say greatest. And he said unto unto you, That this that is them, The kings of the Gen-written must yet be accomtiles exercise lordship over plished in me, And he was them, and they that exer- reckoned among the transcise authority upon them gressors: for the things conare called benefactors. But cerning me have an end. ye shall not be so: but he And they said, Lord, behold, that is greatest among you, here are two swords. And let him be as the younger; he said unto them, It is and he that is chief, as he enough. And he came out, that doth serve. For whe- and went, as he was wont, ther is greater, he that sit- to the mount of Olives, and teth at meat, or he that his disciples also followed. serveth? is not he that sit- him. And when he was at teth at meat? but I am the place, he said unto them, among you as he that serv- Pray, that ye enter not ineth. Ye are they which to temptation. And he was have continued with me in withdrawn from them about my temptations. And I ap- a stone's cast, and kneeled point unto you a kingdom, down and prayed, saying, as my Father hath appoint- Father, if thou be willing, ed unto me; that ye may remove this cup from me: eat and drink at my table nevertheless, not my will, in my kingdom, and sit on but thine be done. And thrones, judging the twelve there appeared an angel tribes of Israel. And the unto him from heaven, Lord said, Simon, Simon, strengthening him. And bebehold, Satan hath desired ing in an agony, he prayto have you, that he may ed more earnestly; and his

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him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him; for he is a Gali

sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, and said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. And while he yet spake, behold, a multitude, and he that was call-lean. And Peter said, Man, ed Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss? When they who were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders who were come to him, Be ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your 'hour, and the power of darkness. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house and Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld him, as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with

I know not what thou say-
est. And immediately, while
he yet spake, the cock crew.
And the Lord turned, and
looked upon Peter; and Pe-
ter remembered the word of
the Lord, how he had said
unto him, Before the cock
crow, thou shalt deny me
thrice. And Peter went out,
and wept bitterly. And the
men that held Jesus mocked
him, and smote him. And
when they had blindfolded
him, they struck him on the
face, and asked him, say-
ing, Prophesy, who is it that
smote thee?
And many
other things blasphemously
spake they against him. And
as soon as it was day, the
elders of the people, and the
chief priests, and the scribes,
came together, and led him
into their council, saying,
Art thou the Christ? tell
us. And he said unto them,
If I tell you, ye will not be-
lieve: and if I also ask you,
ye will not answer me, nor
let me go. Hereafter shall
the Son of Man sit on the
right hand of the power of
God. Then said they all,
Art thou then the Son of
God? And he said unto
them, Ye say that I am.
And they said, What need
we any further witness? for
we ourselves have heard of
his own mouth..

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The Epistle. 1 Cor. xl. 17. bread, and drink this cup N this that I declare un- of the Lord, unworthily, to you, I praise you not; shall be guilty of the body that ye come together not and blood of the Lord. But for the better, but for the let a man examine himself, worse. For first of all, and so let him eat of that when ye come together in bread, and drink of that the church, I hear that cup. For he that eatethi there be divisions among and drinketh unworthily you, and I partly believe eateth and drinketh damnait. For there must be also tion to himself, not discernheresies among you, that ing the Lord's body. For they who are approved may this cause many are weak be made manifest among and sickly among you, and you. When ye come to many sleep. For if we would gether therefore into one judge ourselves, we should place, this is not to eat the not be judged. But when Lord's supper: for in eat-we are judged, we are chasing every one taketh before tened of the Lord, that we other his own supper; and should not be condemned one is hungry, and another with the world. Wherefore, is drunken. What, have ye my brethren, when ye come not houses to eat and to together to eat, tarry one drink in? or despise ye the for another. And if any church of God, and shame man hunger, let him eat at them that have not? What home; that ye come not shall I say to you? shall I together unto condemnapraise you in this? I praise tion. And the rest will I you not. For I have re-set in order when I come. ceived of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus. the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this

The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1.

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them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying, That he himself is Christ a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him, and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teachi ing throughout all Jewry,

beginning from Galilee to with this man, and release this place. When Pilate unto us Barabbas: (who for heard of Galilee, he asked a certain sedition made in whether the man were a the city, and for murder, Galilean. And as soon as was cast into prison.) Pihe knew that he belonged late therefore, willing to reunto Herod's jurisdiction, lease Jesus, spake again to he sent him to Herod, who them. But they cried, sayhimself was also at Jeru-ing, Crucify him, crucify salem at that time. And him. And he said unto when Herod saw Jesus he them the third time, Why, was exceeding glad; for he what evil hath he done? was desirous to see him of I have found no cause of a long season, because he death in him: I will therehad heard many things of fore chastise him, and let him; and he hoped to have him go. And they were inseen some miracle done by stant with loud voices, rehim. Then he questioned quiring that he might be with him in many words; crucified: and the voices of but he answered him no- them and of the chief priests thing. And the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave and scribes stood and vehe- sentence that it should be as mently accused him. And they required. And he reHerod with his men of war leased unto them him that set him at nought, and for sedition and murder was mocked him, and arrayed cast into prison, whom they him in a gorgeous robe, and had desired; but he deliversent him again to Pilate. ed Jesus to their will. And And the same day Pilate and as they led him away, they Herod were made friends to- laid hold upon one Simon a gether; for before they were Cyrenian, coming out of the at enmity between them- country, and on him they selves. And Pilate when he laid the cross, that he might had called together the chief bear it after Jesus. And priests, and the rulers, and there followed him a great the people, said unto them, company of people, and of Ye have brought this man women, which also bewailunto me, as one that per-ed and lamented him. But verteth the people: and be- Jesus, turning unto them, hold, I, having examined said, Daughters of Jerusahim before you, have found lem, weep not for me, but no fault in this man touch- weep for yourselves, and for ing those things whereof ye your children. For behold, accuse him: No, nor yet the days are coming, in the Herod: for I sent you to which they shall say, Blesshim; and lo, nothing wor- ed are the barren, and the thy of death is done unto wombs that never bare, and him. I will therefore chas- the paps which never gave tise him, and release him. suck. Then shall they beFor of necessity he must re- gin to say to the mountains, lease one unto them at the Fall on us; and to the hills, feast. And they cried out Cover us. For if they do all at once, saying, Away these things in a green tree,

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