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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 blood 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 shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the Theep shall be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus faith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this day, even in this night, before the cock crow iwice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all. And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane : and he said to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he takech with him Pecer, and James, and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; and faith unto them, My soul is 'exceeding forrowful unto death : tarry ye here, and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed, that if it were possible the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee ; take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them Peeping, and faith unto Peter, Simon, Neepest thou ? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, left ye enter into temptation : the spirit truly is ready, buc the Aesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. And when he returned, he found them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy) neither wist they what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and faith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; Behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of finners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And immediately,

while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders. And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, whomsoever I Mall kiss, that same is he ; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and faith, Master, master; and killed him. And they laid their hands on him, and took him. And one of them that stood by, drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high

priell, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords and with staves, to take me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the Scriptures must be fulfilled. And they all forfook him, and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him. And he left the linen cloth, and filed from them naked. And they led Jesus away to the high Priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed hini arar off, even into the palace of the high Priest : and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. And the chief priests, and all the council, fought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple, that is made with hands, and within three days ! will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together. And the high Priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou, nothing? what is it which these witnets against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high Priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Besled? And Jesus taid, I am : and ye

shall fee the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high Priest rent his clothes, and faith, What need we any further witnesses ? ye have heard the blasphemy : what think ye? And they all


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condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophefy. And the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high Priest : and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wait with Jesus of Nazaseth. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither underNtand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch, and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by laid again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man, of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

Tuesday before Eafter.

For the Epiftle. Isaiah 1. 5.
THE Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not

rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the Imiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked of the hair : I hid not my face from shame, and Ipitting. For the Lord God will help me, therefore shall I not be confounded : therefore have I set my face like a fint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that justifeth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is mine adversary ? let him come near to me, Behold, the Lord God will help me ; who is he that shall condemn med Lo, they all shall wax old as a garment: the moth




kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand, ye shall lie down in forrow.


The Gospel. St Mark xv. 1.
ND straightway in the morning the chief priests held a

consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pijate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews ? And he answering, said unto him, Thou sayeft it. And the chief priests accused him of many things : but he answered nothing. And Pilare asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? Behold, how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet anfwered nothing: To that Pilate marvelled. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner whomsoever they desired. And there was one nanied Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude cry. ing aloud, began to defire him to do as he had ever done unto them. But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the king of the Jews? (For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy) but the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Ba. rabbas unto them. And Pilate answered, and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the king of the Jews ? And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. And so Pilate willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him away into the hall called Pretorium, And they called together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his heari, and began to salute hiin, Hail king of the Jews. And they fmote him on the head with a reed, and

did spit upon him, and bowing their knees, worshipped him.' And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon'a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, the place of a skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superfcription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with him they crucified two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the Scripture was fulfilled, which faith, And he was numbered with the transgreffors. And they that paffed by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and faying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildeft it in three days, save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking ; faid


themselves, with the scribes, He saved others, himself he cannot save. Lec Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabacbebani ? Which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why haft thou forsaken me? And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, faid, Behold, he catleth Elias. And one ran and filled a spunge full of yinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the vail of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion which ftood over against him, saw that he lo cried out, and gave up the ghof, he said, Truly this man was the son of Cud.

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