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with a spear pierced his side, were saved by water. The like and forthwith came thereout figure whereunto, even Baptism, blood and water. And he that doth also now save us (not the saw it bare record, and his putting away the filth of the record is true: and he knoweth flesh, but the answer of a good that he saith true, that ye might conscience towards God) by the believe. For these things were resurrection of JESUS CHRIST : done, that the Scripture should who is gone into heaven, and be fulfilled, A bone of him shall is on the right hand of God; not be broken. And again angels, and authorities, and another Scripture saith, They powers, being made subject shall look on him whom they unto him. pierced.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57.
WHEN the even was come, EASTER-EVEN.“
there came a rich man of The Collect.
Arimathea, named Joseph, GRANT, O Lord, that as we who also himself was Jesus' are baptized into the death of disciple : he went to Pilate, thy blessed Son our Saviour and begged the body of Jesus. JESUS CHRIST, so by continual Then Pilate commanded the mortifying our corrupt affec- body to be delivered. And tions, we may be buried with when Joseph had taken the him; and that through the grave body, he wrapped it in a clean and gate of death we may pass linen cloth, and laid it in his to our joyful resurrection, for own new tomb, which he had his merits, who died, and was hewn out in the rock; and he buried, and rose again for us, rolled a great stone to the door thy Son JESUS CHRIST our of the sepulchre, and departed. Lord. Amen.
And there was Mary Magda
lene, and the other Mary, sitThe Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 17. ting
| ting over against the sepulchre. IT is better, if the will of Now the next day that followed God be so, that ye suffer for the day of the preparation, the well-doing, than for evil-doing. chief priests and Pharisees For CHRIST also hath once came together unto Pilate, saysuffered for sins, the just for ing, Sir, we remember that that the unjust, (that he might bring deceiver said, while he was yet us to God) being put to death alive, After three days I will in the flesh, but quickened by rise again. Command therefore the spirit : by which also he that the sepulchre be made sure went and preached unto the until the third day, lest his disspirits in prison ; which some- ciples come by night, and steal time were disobedient, when him away, and say unto the once the long-suffering of God people, He is risen from the waited in the days of Noah, dead ; so the last error shall be while the ark was a preparing; worse than the first. Pilate wherein few, that is, eight souls, said unto them, Ye have a
watch; go your way, make it we humbly beseech thee, that as sure as you can. So they as, by thy special grace prewent and made the sepulchreventing us, thou dost put into sure, sealing the stone, and our minds good desires ; so by setting a watch.
thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect,
through JESUS CHRIST our EASTER-DAY.
Lord; who liveth and reigneth 9 At Morning Prayer, instead of the Psalm, with thee and the Holy GHOST, (O come let us sing, fc.) these anthems
ever one God, world without shall be sung or said.**
end. Amen. CHRIST our passover is sacrificed for us ; therefore let| | The Epistle. Col. iii. 1. us keep the feast ;
IF ye then be risen with Not with the old leaven, CHRIST, seek those things which neither with the leaven of are above, where Christ sitteth malice and wickedness ; but on the right hand of God. Set with the unleavened bread of your affection on things above. sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7.
not on things on the earth : for ; CHRIST being raised from
| ye are dead, and your life is hid
with CHRIST in God. When the dead, dieth no more ; death hath no more dominion over
CHRIST, who is our life, shall him.
appear, then shall ye also ap· For in that he died, he died
pear with him in glory. Morunto sin once; but in that he
tify therefore your members liveth, he liveth unto God.
which are upon the earth ; Likewise reckon ye also
fornication, uncleanness, inoryourselves to be dead indeed
dinate affection, evil concupiunto sin; but alive unto God
scence, and covetousness, which through Jesus CHRIST our
is idolatry : for which things' Lord. Rom. vi. 9,
sake the wrath of God cometh
on the children of disobedience: CHRIST is risen from the in the which ye also walked dead, and become the first fruits sometime, when ye lived in of them that slept.
them. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrec
The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. tion of the dead.
THE first day of the week For as in Adam all die; even cometh Mary Magdalene early so in Christ shall all be made when it was yet dark, unto th alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
sepulchre, and seeth the stone
taken away from the sepulchre. The Collect.
Then she runneth and cometh ALMIGHTY God, who to Simon Peter, and to the other through thine only begotten disciple whom Jesus loved, and Son Jesus Christ hast over- saith unto them, They have come death, and opened unto taken away the Lord out of the us the gate of everlasting life; sepulchre, and we know not
where they have laid him. Ithat God is no respecter of Peter therefore went forth, and persons : but in every nation that other disciple, and came he that feareth him and worketh to the sepulchre. So they ran righteousness, is accepted with both together; and the other him. The word which God disciple did outrun Peter, and sent unto the children of Israel, came first to the sepulchre; and preaching peace by JESUS he, stooping down and looking Christ; (he is LORD of all :) n, saw the linen clothes lying, that word, I say, ye know,
et went he not in. Then which was published throughcometh Simon Peter following out all Judea, and began from him, and went into the sepul- Galilee, after the baptism chre, and seeth the linen clothes which John preached : how lie ; and the napkin that was God anointed JESUS of Nazaabout his head not lying with reth with the Holy Ghost, the linen clothes, but wrapped and with power; who went together in a place by itself. about doing good, and healing Then went in also that other all that were oppressed of the disciple which came first to the devil: for God was with him. –22ti2m2/2 /►Ầ2/\/22–2Ò2Â§Â2Ò2Â2Ò2Â Â ÂÂ?2ti2–2–2ņģ222/22/2\/2Ứēģti2ti2m believed. For as yet they knew things which he did, both in not the Scripture, that he must the land of the Jews, and in rise again from the dead. Then Jerusalem; whom they slew, the disciples went away again and hanged on a tree. Him unto their own home.
God raised up the third day,
and showed him openly ; not MONDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. to all the people, but unto witThe Collect.
nesses chosen before of God, ALMIGHTY God. who even to us, who did eat and through thine only begotten
drink with him after he rose Son Jesus Christ hast over
from the dead. And he comcome death, and opened unto manded us to preach unto the us the gate of everlasting life: people, and to testify that it is we humbly beseech thee, that he who was ordained of God to as, by thy special grace pre
be the judge of quick and dead. venting us, thou dost put into
To him give all the prophets our minds good desires ; so by
witness, that through his name, thy continual help we may
av whosoever believeth in him, bring the same to good effect,
shall receive remission of sins. through JESUS CHRIST our The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost,
BEHOLD, two of his disever one God, world without ciples went that same day to a end. Amen.
village called Emmaus, which
was from Jerusalem about For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. I threescore furlongs. And they
PETER opened his mouth, talked together of all these and said, Of a truth I perceive things which had happened
And it came to pass, that while his glory? And beginning at they communed together, and Moses and all the prophets, he reasoned, JESUS himself drew expounded unto them in all the near, and went with them. But Scriptures, the things concerntheir eyes were holden, that ing himself. And they drew they should not know him. nigh unto the village whither And he said unto them, What they went, and he made as manner of communications are though he would have gone these that ye have one to further : but they constrained another, as ye walk, and are him, saying, Abide with us ; sad ? And one of them, whose for it is towards evening, and name was Cleopas, answering, the day is far spent. And he said unto him, Art thou only a went in to tarry with them. stranger in Jerusalem, and hast And it came to pass, as he sat not known the things which at meat with them, he took are come to pass there in these bread, and blessed it, and brake, days? And he said unto them, and gave to them. And their What things ? And they said eyes were opened, and they unto him, Concerning Jesus of knew him, and he vanished out Nazareth, who was a prophet of their sight. And they said mighty in deed and word, one to another, Did not our before God and all the people: heart burn within us, when he and how the chief priests and talked with us by the way, and our rulers delivered him to be while he opened to us the condemned to death, and have Scriptures? And they rose up crucified him. But we trusted the same hour, and returned to that it had been he who should Jerusalem, and found the eleven have redeemed Israel : and gathered together, and them beside all this, to-day is the that were with them, saying, third day since these things The Lord is risen indeed, and were done. Yea, and certain hath appeared unto Simon. women also of our company And they told what things were made us astonished, who were done in the way, and how he early at the sepulchre ; and was known of them in breaking when they found not his body, I of bread. they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, TUESDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. which said that he was alive.
The Collect. And certain of them who were with us went to the sepulchre, ALMIGHTY God, who and found it even so as the through thine only begotten women had said ; but him they Son Jesus Christ hast oversaw not. Then he said unto come death, and opened unto them, O fools, and slow of us the gate of everlasting life; heart to believe all that the we humbly beseech thee, that prophets have spoken! ought as, by thy special grace prenot Christ to have suffered venting us, thou dost put into these things, and to enter into lour minds good desires ; so by
thy continual help we may shalt not suffer thine Holy One bring the same to good effect, to see corruption. For David, through JESUS CHRIST our after he had served his own Lord; who liveth and reigneth generation, by the will of God, with thee and the Holy Ghost, fell on sleep, and was laid unto ever one God, world without his fathers, and saw corruption: end. Amen...
| but he, whom God raised again,
saw no corruption. For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. known unto you therefore, men i
Be it MEN and brethren, children and brethren, that through this of the stock of Abraham, and man is preached unto you the whosoever among you feareth forgiveness of sins : and by GOD, to you is the word of this him all that believe are justified salvation sent. For they that from all things, from which ye dwell at Jerusalem, and their could not be justified by the law rulers, because they knew him of Moses. Beware, therefore, not, nor yet the voices of the lest that come upon you which prophets which are read every is spoken of in the prophets, sabbath-day, they have fulfilled Behold, ye despisers, and wonthem in condemning him. And der, and perish: for I work a though they found no cause of work in your days, a work death in him, yet desired they which you shall in no wise Pilate that he should be slain. believe, though a man declare and when they had fulfilled all it unto you. that was written of him, they The Gospel
| The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But JESUS himself stood in the God raised him from the dead: midst of them, and saith unto And he was seen many days of them, Peace be unto you. But them which came up with him they were terrified and affrightfrom Galilee to Jerusalem, who ed, and supposed that they had are his witnesses unto the seen a spirit. And he said unto people. And we declare unto them, Why are ye troubled, you glad tidings, how that the and why do thoughts arise in promise which was made unto your hearts ? Behold my hands the fathers, God hath fulfilled and my feet, that it is I myself: the same unto us their children, handle me, and see ; for a spirit in that he hath raised up Jesus hath not flesh and bones, as ye again; as it is also written in see me have. And when he the second Psalm, Thou art my had thus spoken, he showed Son, this day have I begotten them his hands and his feet. thee. And as concerning that And while they yet believed he raised him up from the dead, not for joy, and wondered, he now no more to return to said unto them, Have ye here corruption, he said on this wise, any meat? And they gave him I will give you the sure mercies a piece of a broiled fish, and of of David. Wherefore he saith an honey-comb. And he took also in another Psalm, Thou it, and did eat before them. And