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the soldiers did. Now there stood G'RANT, O Lord, that as we
from the top throughout. They bone of him shall not be broken. said therefore among themselves, And again another Scripture saith, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for They shall look on him whom they it, whose it shall be: that the Scrip- pierced. ture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among
Easter-Even. them, and for my vesture they did
The Collect. cast lots. These things therefore
are baptized into the death of by the cross of Jesus, his mother, thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus and his mother's sister, Mary the Christ, so by continual mortifying wife of Cleophas, and Mary Mag- our corrupt affections, we may be dalene. When Jesus, therefore, buried with him; and that through saw his mother, and the disciple the grave and gate of death we may standing by whom he loved, he saith pass to our joyful resurrection, for unto his mother, Woman, behold his merits, who died, and was buthy son. Then saith he to the dis- ried, and rose again for us, thy Son ciple, Behold thy mother. And Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. from that hour that disciple took The Epistle. . 1 St. Peter iii. 17. her into his own home. After this, Jesus knowing that all things so, that ye suffer for well-doing,
I , were now accomplished, that the than for evil-doing. For Christ Seripture might be fulfilled, saith, also hath once suffered for sins, the I thirst. Now there was set a ves- just for the unjust, (that he might sel full of vinegar : and they filled bring us to God) being put to death a spunge with vinegar, and put it in the flesh, but quickened by the upon hyssop, and put it to his spirit: by which also he went and mouth. When Jesus, therefore, preached unto the spirits in prison; had received the vinegar, he said, which sometime were disobedient, It is finished: and he bowed his when once the long-suffering of head, and gave up the ghost. The God waited in the days of Noah, Jews, therefore, because it was the while the ark was a preparing; preparation, that the bodies should wherein few, that is, eight souls, not remain upon the cross on the were saved by water. The like sabbath-day, (for that sabbath-day figure whereunto, even Baptism, was an high day) besought Pilate doth also now save us (not the putthat their legs might be broken, ting away the filth of the flesh, and that they might be taken away. but the answer of a good con
Then came the soldiers and brake science towards God) by the resurthe legs of the first, and of the other rection of Jesus Christ : Who is which was crucified with him. But gone into heaven, and is on the when they came to Jesus, and saw right hand of God; angels, and authat he was dead already, they thorities, and powers, being made brake not his legs. But one of the subject unto him. soldiers with a spear pierced his The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57. side, and forthwith came thereout NHEN the even was come,
WH blood anii water. And he that saw there came a rich man of Arit bare recorri, and his record is imathea, named Joseph, who also true: and he kroweth that he saith himself was Jesus' disciple: He true, that ye might believe. For went to Pilate, and begged the these things were done, that the body of Jesus. Then Pilate comScripture should be fulfilled, Almanded the body to be delivered.
And when Joseph had taken the For since by man came death, body, he wrapped it in a clean lin- by man came also the resurrection en cloth, and laid it in his own new of the dead. tomb, which he had hewn out in For as in Adam all die; even the rock; and he rolled a great so in Christ shall all be made alive. stone to the door of the sepulchre, 1 Cor. xv. 20. and departed. And there was Ma
ay Magdalene, and the other Mary: A Chine
only begotten Son Jesus
sitting over against the sepulchre. Now the next day that followed the Christ hast overcome death, and day of the preparation, the chief opened unto us the gate of everpriests and Pharisees came to-lasting life; we humbly beseech gether unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we thee, that as, by thy special grace remember that that deceiver said, preventing us, thou dost put into while he was yet alive, After three our minds good desires ; so by thy days I will rise again. Command continual help we may bring the therefore that the sepulchre be same to good effect, through Jemade sure until the third day, lest sus Christ our Lord, who liveth his disciples come by night, and and reigneth with thee and the steal him away, and say unto the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world people, He is risen from the dead; without end. Amen. so the last error shall be worse than The Epistle. Col. iii. 1. the first. Pilate said unto them, Y. I then be risen, with: Christ, it as sure as you can. So they went above, where Christ sitteth on the and made the sepulchre sure, seal- right hand of God. Set your affecing the stone, and setting a watch. tion on things above, not on things
on the earth: For ye are dead, Easter-Day.
and your life is hid with Christ in 1 At Morning Prayer, instcad of the Psalm, (0 God. When Christ, who is our come let us sing, &c.) these arithems shall be sung
life, shall appear, then shall ye alHRIST our passover is sacri- so appear with him in glory. Mor
ficed for us, therefore let us tify therefore your members which keep the feast;
are upon the earth ; fornication, Not with the old leaven, neither uncleanness, inordinate affection, with the leaven of malice and wick-evil concupiscence, and covetousedness; but with the unleavened ness, which is idolatry: for which bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. things' sake the wrath of God
cometh on the children of disobeHRIST being raised from the dience. In the which ye also
dead, dieth no more; death walked sometime, when ye lived hath no more dominion over him. in them.
For in that he died, he died un- The Gospel. St. John xx. 1. to sin conce; but in that he liveth, THE first day of the week
Likewise reckon ye also your- early, when it was yet dark, unto selves to be dead indeed unto sin ; the sepulchre, and seeth the stone but alive unto God through Jesus taken away from the sepulchre. Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 9. Then she runneth and cometh to CH
HRIST is risen from the Simon Peter, and to the other dis
dead, and become the first ciple whom Jesus loved, and saith fruits of them that slept.
unto them, They have taken away
the Lord out of the sepulchre, and was published throughout all Juwe know not where they have dea, and began from Galilee, after laid him. Peter therefore went the baptism which John preached: forth, and that other disciple, and How God anointed Jesus of Nazacame to the sepulchre. So they reth with the Holy Ghost, and with ran both together; and the other power; who went about doing disciple did outrun Peter, and good, and healing all that were opcame first to the sepulchre; and he, pressed of the devil: for God was stooping down and looking in, saw with him. And we are witnesses the linen clothes lying, yet went of all things which he did, both in he not in. Then cometh Simon the land of the Jews, and in JePeter following him, and went into rusalem; whom they slew, and the sepulchre, and seeth the linen hanged on a tree. Him God raised clothes lie; and the napkin that up the third day, and showed him was about his head not lying with openly; not to all the people, but the linen clothes, but wrapped to-unto witnesses chosen before of gether in a place by itself. Then God, even to us, who did eat and went in also that other disciple drink with him after he rose from which came first to the sepulchre, the dead. And he commanded us and he saw, and believed. For as to preach unto the people, and to yet they knew not the Scripture, testify that it is he who was ordainthat he must rise again from the ed of God to be the judge of quick dead. Then the disciples went and dead. To him give all the away again unto their own home. prophets witness, that through his
name, whosoever believeth in him. Monday in Easter-Week.
shall receive remission of sins. The Collect.
The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. LMIGHTY God, who
through BEHOLD, two of his disciples Christ hast overcome death, and called Emmaus, which was from opened unto us the gate of everlast- Jerusalem about threescore furing life; we humbly beseech thee, longs. And they talked together that as, by thy special grace pre- of all these things which had hapventing us, thou dost put into our pened. And it came to pass, that minds good desires; so by thy con- while they communed together, tinual help we may bring the same and reasoned, Jesus himself drew to good effect, through Jesus Christ near, and went with them. But our Lord; who liveth and reign-their eyes were holden, that they eth with thee and the Holy Ghost, should not know him. And he ever one God, world without end. said unto them, What manner of Amen.
communications are these that ye For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. have one to another, as ye walk,
, , said, Of a truth I perceive that whose name was Cleopas, answerGod is no respecter of persons : ing, said unto him, Art thou only but in every nation he that feareth a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast him and worketh righteousness, is not known the things which are accepted with him. The word come to pass there in these days? which God sent unto the children And he said unto them, What of Israel, preaching peace by Je-things ? And they said unto him, sus Christ; (he is Lord of all:) Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, that word, I say, ye know, whichlwho was a prophet mighty in deed
and word, before God and all the were done in the way, and how people : And how the chief priests he was known of them in breakand our rulers delivered him to be ing of bread. condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that Tuesday in Easter-Week. it had been he who should have
The Collect. redeemed Israel: and beside all ALMIGHTY God, whothrough these things were done. Yea, and Christ hast overcome death, and certain women also of our compa- opened unto us the gate of everny made us astonished, who were lasting life; wehumbly beseechthee, early at the sepulchre; and when that as, by thy special grace prethey found not his body, they came, venting us, thou dost put into our saying, that they had also seen a minds good desires; so by thy convision of angels, which said that tinual help we may bring the same he was alive. And certain of them to good effect, through Jesus Christ who were with us went to the our Lord, who liveth and reigneth sepulchre, and found it even so as with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever the women had said ; but him one God, world without end. Amen. they saw not. Then he said unto For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. them, o fools, and slow of heart MEN and brethren, children of to believe all that the prophets the stock of Abraham, and have spoken! ought not Christ to whosoever among you feareth God, have suffered these things, and to to you is the word of this salvation enter into his glory? And begin- sent. For they that dwell at Jening at Moses and all the prophets, rusalem, and their rulers, because he expounded unto them in all the they knew him not, nor yet the Scriptures, the things concerning voices of the prophets which are himself. And they drew nigh un- read every sabbath-day, they have to the village whither they went : fulfilled them in condemning him. and he made as though he would And though they found no cause of have gone further : But they con- death in him, yet desired they Pistrained him, saying, Abide with late that he should be slain. And us; for it is towards evening, and when they had fulfilled all that the day is far spent. And he went was written of him, they took him in to tarry with them. And it came down from the tree, and laid him to pass, as he sat at meat with them, in a sepulchre. But God raised him he took bread, and blessed it, and from the dead : And he was seen brake, and gave to them. And their many days of them which came up eyes were opened, and they knew with him
from Galileeto Jerusalem, him, and he vanished out of their who are his witnesses unto the peosight. And they said one to an-ple. And we declare unto you glad other, Did not our heart burn with- tidings, how that the promise which in us, when he talked with us by the was made unto the fathers, God way, and while he opened to us the hath fulfilled the same unto us their Scriptures ? And they rose up the children, in that he hath raised up same hour, and returned to Jerusa- Jesus again; as it is also written in lem, and found the eleven gathered the second Psalm, Thou art my together, and them that were with Son, this day have I begotten thee. them, saying, The Lord is risen And as concerning that he raised indeed, and hath appeared unto Si-him up from the dead, now no more mon. And they told what things to return to corruption, he said on