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and they give him blows. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith to them, Behold I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in hien. (Jesus therefore came forth bearing the crown of thorns, and the purple garment.) And he saith to them, Behold the man. When the chief priests therefore and the servants had seen him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them, Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law; and according to that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more.
And he entered into the hall again; and he said to Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate therefore saith to him, Speakest thou not to me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou shouldet not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore he that hath delivered me to thee, bath the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying, If thou release this man, thou art not Cacsar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself king, spcaketh against Casar. Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth: and sat down in the judgment-seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in the Hebrew Gabbatha. And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews, Belold your
king. But they cried out, Away with bim, away her with him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them, Shail
I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Corsar. Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha. Where they
crucified him, and with him two others, or side, and Jesus in the midst. And Pila title also; and he put it upon the cross. writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH TI OF THE JEWS. - This title therefore m Jews did read : because the place where crucified, was nigh to the city; and it w in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin. The priests of the Jews said to Pilate; Writi king of the Jews; but that he said, I am the Jews. Pilate answered ; What I hay have written. The soldiers therefore wb crucified him, took his garments (and the parts, to every soldier a part,) and als Now the coat was without seam, wove top throughout. They said then one Let us not cut it, but let us cast lots fo shall be; that the scripture might be fu saith: “ They have parted my garments and upon my vesture they have cast lots soldiers indeed did these things. Now hy the cross of Jesus, his mother, and sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary When Jesus therefore had seen his mo" disciple standing whom he loved, he mother: Woman, behold thy Son. saith to the disciple: Behold thy mothe that hour the disciple took her to his ward Jesus knowing that all things wer plished, that the scripture might be f I thirst. Now there was a vessel set vinegar. And they putting a sponge about hyssop put it to his mouth. Je when he had taken the vinegar, said mated. And bowing his head, he gave Then the Jews (because it was the pa the bodies might not remain upon the
* Here all kneel, and patise
sanbath day (for that was a great sabbath-day,) be. sought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came: and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him. But after dey came to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead. They did not break his legs : But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And be that saw it bath given testimony: and bis testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that you also may believe. For these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled : “ You shall not break a bone of him. And again another scripture saith : “ They shall look on him whom they pierced.”
Here is said, Cleanse my heart. ORDINARY. AND after these things Joseph of Arimathea (because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate that he might take the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave leave. He
carpe therefore and took away the body of Jesus. * And Nicodemus also came, he who at the first came
to Jesus by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and
aloes, about one hundred pound weight. They took die open therefore the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen
cloths with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now there was in the place, where he was crucified, a garden ; and in the garden a new sepulchire
, wherein no man had yet been laid. There therefore, because of the parasceve of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulchre was nigh at hand. Then the Priest, standing on the Epistle side, says as
follows. [Let us pray, most dearly beloved brethren, for the
holy Church of God, that the Lord God would be pleased to grant it peace, maintain it in union, and preserve it all over the earth. That he would likevise bring into ber bosom, the princes and poten.
tates of the whole world, and grant us pe tranquillity in this life, and to glorify God ther Almighty.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kne Subdeacon. Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, who, by Ch revealed thy glory to all nations ; preserve ti of thine own mercy, that thy Church, which over the whole world, may persevere wil stant faith in the confession of thy name.
R. Amen. (Let us pray also for our most Holy Father,
that our Lord God, who hath made choic in the order of the Episcopacy, may pres in health and safety for the good of his hol and to govern the holy people of God.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us knu Subdeacon. Stand up again
O Almighty and Eternal God, by whos ment all things are established and maintai cifully regard our prayers, and by thy good serve the Prelate chosen to govern us Christian people, who are governed by thy may increase the merits of their faith und a Bishop. Thro'. R. Amen. [Let us also pray for all Bishops, Priests
Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Read keepers, Confessors, Virgins, Widows, the holy people of God.]
Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us k Subdeacon. Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, by whos whole body of the Church is sanctified and hear our prayers for all orders and degre that by the assistance of thy grace, thou served by every rank and condition. Amen. [Let us pray also for our Cat lechumer
Lord God may open for them the
hearts, and the gates of mercy; that having received the remission of sin by the laver of regeneration, they may also belong to our Lord Jesus Christ.] Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subateacon, Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, who continually
the Father Almighty, that he would purge the
. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdencon. Stand up again.
O Almighty and Eternal God, the comfort of the zflicted, and the strength of those that labour; let
of all such as call upon thee in tribulabism, come to thee; that all with joy, may find the effects of thy mercy in their necessities. Thro'. R.
also for all heretics and schismatics, that our Lord God would be pleased to deliver them from all their errors, and call them back to our Holy Mother the Catholic and Apostolic Priest
. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down.
Almighty and Éterpal God, who savest all and woaldst have none to perish ; look down on those souls that are seduced by the deceits of the devil; that the hearts of all those who err, laying aside all beretical malice, may repent and return to the unity of the truth. Thro. R. Amen.
Amen. [Let us
Subdencon. Stand up again.