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The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57. ther with the leaven of malice WHEN (JHEN the even was come, and wickedness; but with the
there came a rich man of unleavened bread of sincerity Arimathea, named Joseph, who and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. also himself was Jesus' disci- HRIST being raised from ple: He went to Pilate, and the dead, dieth no more; begged the body of Jesus. Then death hath no more dominion Pilate commanded the body to over him. be delivered. And when Jo- For in that he died, he died seph had taken the body, he unto sin once; but in that he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, liveth, he liveth unto God. and laid it in his own new tomb, Likewise reckon ye also yourwhich he had hewn out in the selves to be dead indeed unto rock; and he rolled a great sin; but alive unto God through stone to the door of the sepul. Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. chre, and departed. And there vi. 9. was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against CHRIST is risen from the the sepulchre. Now the next fruits of them that slept. day that followed the day of the
For since by man came death, preparation, the chief priests and by man came also the resurrecPharisees came together unto tion of the dead. Pilate, saying, Sir, we remem- For as in Adam all die; even ber that the deceiver said, while so in Christ shall all be made he was yet alive, After three alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20. days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepul
The Collect. chre be made sure until the ,
thine only begotten Son by night, and steal him away, Jesus Christ hast overcome and say unto the people, He is death, and opened unto us the risen from the dead; so the last gate of everlasting life; we error shall be worse than the humbly beseech thee, that as, first. Pilate said unto them, by thy special grace preventing Ye have a watch; go your way, us, thou dost put into our minds make it as sure as you can. So good desires; so by thy conthey went and made the sepul- tinual help we may bring the chre sure, sealing the stone, and same to good effect, through setting a watch.
Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and Easter-Day.
the Holy Ghost, ever one God, At Morning prayer, instead world without end. Amen. of the Psalm (O come let us The Epistle. Col. iii. 1. sing, &c.) these Anthems shall be sung or said.
seek those things which are NHRIST our passover is sa- above, where Christ sitteth on
Set us keep the feast;
your affection on things above, Not with the old leaven, nei- not on things on the earth : For
ye are dead, and your life is hid not the Scripture, that he must with Christ in God. When rise again from the dead. Then Christ, who is our life, shall the disciples went away again appear, then shall ye also ap- unto their own home. pear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members Monday in Easter Week. which are upon the earth; for
The Collect. nication, nate affection, evil concupis. Almighty God, who through cence,
and covetousness, which Jesus Christ hast overcome is idolatry: for which things death, and opened unto us the sake the wrath of God cometh gate 'of everlasting life; we on the children of disobedience, humbly beseech thee, that as, In the which ye also walked by thy special grace preventing sometime, when ye lived in us, thou dost put into our minds them.
good desires; so by thy conti. The Gospel. St. John xx. 1.
nual help we may bring the same THE first day of the week Christ our Lord; who liveth
to good effect, through Jesus THE
cometh Mary Magdalene and reigneth with thee and the early, when it was yet dark, un- Holy Ghost, ever one God, to the sepulchre, and seeth the world without end. Amen. stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth and For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. cometh to Simon Peter, and to PETER: opened this mouth, loved, and saith unto them, ceive that God is no respecter They have taken away the Lord of persons: but in every nation out of the sepulchre, and we he that feareth him and worketh know not where they have laid righteousness, is accepted with him. Peter therefore went forth, him. The word which God and that other disciple, and sent unto the children of Israel, came to the sepulchre. So preaching peace by Jesus Christ: they ran both together; and the (he is Lord of all:) That word, other disciple did outrun Peter, I say, ye know, which was puband came first to the sepulchre; lished throughout all Judea, and he, stooping down and look and began from Galilee, after ing in, saw the linen clothes ly. the baptism which John preaching, yet went he not in. Then ed: How God anointed Jesus cometh Simon Peter following of Nazareth with the Holy him, and went into the sepul- Ghost, and with power; who chre, and seeth the linen clothes went about doing good, and lie; and the napkin that was healing all that were oppressed about his head not lying with of the devil : for God was with the linen clothes, but wrapped him. And we are witnesses of together in a place by itself. all things which he did, both Then went in also that other in the land of the Jews, and in disciple which came first to the Jerusalem; whom they slew, sepulchre, and he saw, and be- and hanged on a tree. Him tieved. For as yet they knew God raised up the third day,
and showed him openly; not to should have redeemed Israel : all the people, but unto witnes- and beside all this, to-day is ses chosen before of God, even the third day since these things to us, who did eat and drink were done. Yea, and certain with him after he rose from the women also of our company dead. And he commanded us made us astonished, who were to preach unto the people, and early at the sepulchre; and to testify that it is he who was when they found not his body, ordained of God to be the judge they came, saying, that they of quick and dead. To him had also seen a vision of angels, give all the prophets witness, which said that he was alive. that through his name, whoso And certain of them who were ever believeth in him, shall re. with us went to the sepulchre, ceive remission of sins.
and found it even so as the woThe Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. men had said ; but him they
saw not. Then he said unto EHOLD, two of his dis- them, O fools, and slow of heart to a village called Emmaus, have spoken! ought not Christ which was from Jerusalem about to have suffered these things, threescore furlongs. And they and to enter into his glory? And talked together of all these beginning at Moses and all the things which had happened. Prophets, he expounded unto And it came to pass, that while them in all the Scriptures, the they communed together, and things concerning himself. And reasoned, Jesus himself drew they drew nigh unto the vilnear, and went with them. lage whither they went: and he But their eyes were holden, made as though he would have that they should not know him. gone further : But they conAnd he said unto them, What strained him, saying, Abide manner of communications are with us; for it is towards eventhese that ye have one to an- ing, and the day is far spent. other, as ye walk, and are sad? And he went in to tarry with And one of them, whose name them. And it came to pass, was Cleopas, answering, said as he sat at meat with them, he unto him, Art thou only a took bread, and blessed it, and stranger in Jerusalem, and hast brake, and gave to them. And not known the things which their eyes were opened, and are come to pass there in these they knew him, and he vanishdays? And he said unto them, ed out of their sight. And they What things ? And they said said one to another, Did not unto him, Concerning Jesus of our heart burn within us, while Nazareth, who was a Prophet he talked with us by the way, mighty in deed and word, be- and while he opened to us the fore God and all the people: Scriptures? And they rose up And how the chief priests and the same hour, and returned our rulers delivered him to be to Jerusalem, and found the condemned to death, and have eleven gathered together, and crucified him. But we trust them that were with them, sayed that it had been he who ing, The Lord is risen indeed,
and hath appeared unto Simon. ple. And we declare unto your And they told what things were glad tidings, how that the prodone in the way, and how he mise which was made unto the was known of them in break- fathers, God hath fulfilled the ing of bread.
same unto us their children, in
that he hath raised up Jesus Tuesday in Easter-Week.
again ; as it is also written in
the second Psalm, Thou art The Collect.
my Son, this day have I begot, who through thee. And as thine only begotten Son that he raised him up from the Jesus Christ hast overcome dead, now no more to return death, and opened unto us the to corruption, he said on this gate of everlasting life; we wise, I will give you the sure humbly beseech thee, that as, mercies of David. Wherefore by thy special grace preventing he saith also in another Psalm, us, thou dost put into our Thou shalt not suffer thine ho minds good desires; so by thy ly One to see corruption. For continual help we may bring David, after he had served his the same to good effect, through own generation, by the will of Jesus Christ our Lord; who God, fell on sleep, and was liveth and reigneth with thee laid unto his fathers, and saw and the Holy Ghost, ever one corruption : But he, whom God God, world withoutend. Amen. raised again, saw no corruption. For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. Be it known unto you there
fore, men and brethren, that MEN
EN and brethren, chil. through this man is preached
dren of the stock of Abra- unto you the forgiveness of ham, and whosoever among sins: And by him all that beyou feareth God, to you is the lieve are justified from all things, word of this salvation sent. from which ye could not be For they that dwell at Jerusa- justified by the law of Moses. lem, and their rulers, because Beware, therefore, lest that they knew him not, nor yet the come upon you which is spovoices of the prophets which ken of in the prophets, Behold, are read every sabbath-day, ye despisers, and wonder, and they have fulfilled them in con- perish: for I work a work in demning him. And though your days, a work which you they found no cause of death shall in no wise believe, though in him, yet desired they Pilate a man declare it unto you. that he should be slain. And The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took JESUS himself stood in the laid him in a sepulchre. But unto them, Peace be unto you, God raised him from the dead : But they were terrified and af And he was seen many days of frighted, and supposed that them which came up with him they had seen a spirit. And he from Galilee to Jerusalem, who said unto them, Why are ye are his witnesses unto the peo. troubled, and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts? Behold The Epistle. 1 John v. 4. my hands and my feet, that it see; for a spirit hath not flesh world, and this is the victory is I myself: handle me, and WHATSOEVER is born and bones, as ye see me have. that overcometh the world, And when he had thus spoken, even our faith. Who is he he showed them his hands and that overcometh the world, but his feet. And while they yet he that believeth that Jesus is believed not for joy, and won the Son of God? This is he dered, he said unto
them, Have that came by water and blood, ye here any meat? And they
even Jesus Christ; not by wagave him a piece of a broiled
ter only, but by water and fish, and of an honey-comb. blood : And it is the Spirit that And he took it, and did eat be- beareth witness, because the fore them. And he said unto Spirit is truth. 'For there are them, These are the words three that bear record in heawhich I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that ali ven, the Father, the Word, and things must be fulfilled which the Holy Ghost: and these three
And there are three were written in the law of Mo- that bear witness in the earth, ses, and in the Prophets, and the spirit, and the water, and the in the Psalms, concerning me. blood : and these three agree in Then opened he their under
If we receive the witness standing, that they might un, of men, the witness of God is derstand the scriptures; and said unto them, Thus it is greater: for this is the witness written, and thus it behoved of his Son. He that believeth
of Godwhich hath testified Christ to suffer, and to rise
on the Son of God, hath the from the dead the third day; witness in himself: he that beand that repentance and remis- lieveth
not God, hath made him sion of sins should be preach- a liar, because he believeth not ed in his name among all na- the record that God gave of his tions, beginning at Jerusalem. Son. And this is the record, And ye are witnesses of these that God hath given to us eterthings.
nal life ; and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son
hath life; and he that hath not The first Sunday after Easter. the Son hath not life. The Collect.
The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. LMIGHTY Father, who
'HE same day at evening, hast given thine only Son being the first day of the to die for our sins, and to rise week, when the doors were again for our justification ; grant shut, where the disciples were us so to put away the leaven of assembled for fear of the Jews, malice and wickedness, that we came Jesus and stood in the may alway serve thee in pure- midst, and saith unto them, ness of living and truth, through Peace be unto you. And when the merits of the same thy Son he had so said, he showed unto Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. them his hands and his side.