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even Baptism, doth also now last error shall be worse than save us (not the putting away the first. Pilate said unto the filth of the flesh, but the them, Ye have a watch; go answer of a good conscience your way, make it as sure as towards God) by the resurrec- you can. So they went and tion of Jesus Christ : Who is made the sepulchre sure, sealgone into heaven, and is on the ing the stone, and setting a right hand of God; angels, watch. and authorities, and powers, being made subject unto him. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii.

Easter-Day. 57.

1 At Morning Prayer, instead WHEN, the even

of the Psalm (O come let us come, there came a rich sing, &c.) these Anthems man of Arimathea, named Jo- shall be sung or said. seph, who also himself was Je

. sus disciple : He went to PiCHRIST our passover is sa'

crificed for us; therefore late, and begged the body of let us keep the feast ; Jesus. Then Pilate command

Not with the old leaven, neied the body to be delivered.ther with the leaven of malice And when Joseph had taken and wickedness; but with the the bady, he wrapped it in a unleavened bread of sincerity clean linen cloth, and laid it and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock ; CHRIST being raised from

the dead, dieth no more; and be rolled a great stone

death hath no more dominion to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was

over him.

For in that he died, he died Mary Magdalene, and the

unto sin once; but in that he other Mary, sitting over

liveth, he liveth unto god. gainst the sepulchre. Now the

Likewise reckon ye also next day that followed the day of the preparation, the chief yourselves to be dead indeed

unto sin ; but alive unto God priests and Pharisees came to

through Jesus Christ our Lord. gether unto Pilate, saying, sir,

Rom. vi. 9 We remember that that deceiver said, while

HRIST is risen from the alive, After three days I will dead, and become the first rise again.

Command there fruits of them that slopt. fore that the sepulchre be For since by man made sure until the third day, death, by man came also the lest bis disciples come by resurrection of the dead. night, and steal bim away. For as in Adam all die ; and say unto the people, He is even so in Christ shall all be risen from the dead; so the made alive, 1 Cor. xv. 20.


he was yet CHBE



The Collect. junto the sepulchre, and seeth LMIGHTY God, who the stone taken away from the

through thine only begot-sepulchre. Then she runneth ten Son Jesus Christ hast over- and cometh to Simon Peter, come death, and opened unto and to the other disciple whom us the gates of everlasting life : Jesus loved, and saith unto we humbly beseech thee, that them, They have taken away as, by thy special grace pre- the Lord out of the sepulchre, venting us, thou dost put into and we know not where they our minds good desires; so by have laid him. Peter therethy continual help we may fore went forth, and that other bring the same to good effect, disciple, and came to the sethrough Jesus Christ our Lord, pulchre. So they ran both towho liveth and reigneth with gether; and the other disciple thee and the Holy Ghost, ever did outrun Peter, and came one God, world without end. Girst to the sepulchre ; and he, Amen.

stooping down and looking in, The Epistle Col. ii. 1.

saw the linen clothes lying,

yet went he not in. Then IFO

F ye then be risen with cometh Simon Peter following

Christ, seek those things him, and went into the sepul. which are above, where Christchre, and seeth the linen sitteth on the right hand of clothes lie; and the napkin God. Set your affection on that was about his head not things above, not on things lying with the linen clothes, on the earth : For ye are dead, but wrapped together in a and your life is hid with Christ place by itself. Then went in in God. When Christ, who also that other disciple which is our life, shall appear, then came first to the sepulchre, shall ye also appear with him and he saw, and believed. For in glory. Mortify therefore as yet they knew not the scripyour members which are upon ture; that he must rise again the earth; fornication, un- from the dead. Then the discleanness, inordinate affection, ciples went away again unto evil concupiscence, and covet- their own home. onsness, which is idolatry : for which things sake the wrath of Monday in Easter-Week, God cometh on the children of

The Collect. disobedience. In the which ye also walked sometime, when LMIGHTY God, who ye live in them.

Ithrough thine only begot

ten Son Jesus Christ hast overThe Gospel. St. John xx. 1.

come death, and opened unto THE CHE first day of the week us the gate of everlasting life ;

cometh Mary Magdalene we humbly beseech thee, that early, when it was yet dark, Jas, by thy special grace pre


venting us, thou dost put into he who was ordained of God to our minds good desires; so by be the judge of Quick anud aida thy continual help we may io him give all the prophets bring the same to good effect. witness, that through his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord: whosoever believeth in him, who liveth and reigneth with shall receive remission of sins. thee and the Holy Ghost, ever The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. one God, world without end. Amen.


EHOLD, two of his disFor the Epistle. Acts x. 34. day to a village called Em

ciples went that same PETER opened his mouth, maus, which was from Jerusa

and said, Of a truth I per-lem about threescore furlongs. ceive that God is no respecter And they talked together of all of persons : but in every na- these things which had haption he that feareth him and pened. And it came to pass, worketh righteousness, is ac- that while they communed tocepted with him. The word gether, and reasoned, Jesus which God sent unto the chil- himself drew near, and went dren of Israel, preaching peace with them. But their eyes were by Jesus Christ : (he is Lord holden, that they should not of all :) That word, I say, ye know him. And he said unto know, which was published them, What manner of comthroughout all Judea, and be-munications are these that ye gan from Galilee, after the have one to another, as yo baptism which John preached : walk, and are sad? And one How God anointed Jesus of of them, whose name Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, Cleopas, answering, said unto and with power; who went him, Art thou only a stranger about doing good, and healing in Jerusalem, and hast not all that were oppressed of the known the things which are devil: for God was with him. come to pass there in these And we are witnesses of all days? And he said unto them, things which he did, both in What things ? And they said the land of the Jews, and in unto him, Concerning Jesus of Jerusalem ; whom they slew, Nazareth, who was a Prophet and hanged on a tree. Him mighty in deed and word, beGod raised up the third day, fore God and all the people : and showed him openly; notAnd how the chief priests lo all the people, but unto wit-and our rulers delivered him nesses chosen before of God, to be condemned to death, and even to us, who did eat and have crucified him. But we drink with him after he rose trusted that it had been he from the dead. And he com- who should have redeemed Danded us to preach unto the Israel : and besido all this, topeople, and to testify that it is day is the third day since these



things were done. Yea, andlogether, and them that were certain women also of our with them, saying, The Lord company made us astonished, is risen indeed, and hath apwho were early al the sepul-peared unto Simon. And they chre ; and when they found told what things were done in not his body, they canie, say- the way, and how he was ing, that they had also seen a known of them in breaking of vision of angels, which said bread. that he was alive. And certain of them who where with us Tuesday in Easter-Week. went to the sepulchre, and

The Collect. found it even so as the women had said ; but him they saw ALMIGHTY God, who

, not. Then he said unto them,

through thine only begotO fools, and slow of heart toten Son Jesus Christ hast overbelieve all that the prophets come death, and opened unto have spoken ! ought not Christ us the gate of everlasting life ; to have suffered these things, we humbly beseech thee, that and to enter into his glory as, by thy special grace preAnd beginning at Moses and venting us, thou dost put into all the prophets, he expounded our minds good desires ; so by unto them in all the Scriptures, thy continual help we may the things concerning himself, bring the same to good effect, And they drew nigh unto the through Jesus Christ our Lord; village whither they went: and who liveth and reigneth with he made as though he would thee and the Holy Ghost, ever have gone further: But they one God, world without end. constrained him, saying, Abide Amen. with us; for it is towards even- For the Ffristle, Acts xiii. 26. ing, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with MEN and brethren, chilthem. And it came to pass,

dren as he sat at meat with them, braham, and whosoever among he took bread, and blessed it, you feareth God, to you is the and brake, and gave to them. word of this salvation sent. And their eyes were opened, For they that dwell at Jerusa. and they knew him, and he lem, and their rulers, because vanished out of their sight. they knew him not, nor yet And they said one to another, the voices of the prophets Did not our heart burn with- which are read every sabbathin us, while he talked with us day, they have fulfilled them in by the way, and while he open-condemning him. And though ed to us the Scriptures ? And they found no cause of death they rose up the same hour, in him yet desired they Pilate and returned to Jerusalem, that he should be slain. And and found the eleven gathered when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took work in your days, a work him down from the tree, and which you shall in no wise belaid him in a sepulchre. Buillieve, though a man declare it God raised him from the dead: Junto you. And he was seen many days of the Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36! them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. TESUS himself stood in the who are his witnesses unto the midst of them, and saith people. And we declare unto unto them, Peace be unto you. you glad tidings, how that the But they were terrified and afpromise which was made unto frighted, and supposed that the fathers, God hath fulfilled they had seen a spirit. And the same unto us their chil-lhe said unto them, Why are ye dren, in that he hath raised troubled, and why do thoughts up Jesus again; as it is also arise in your hearts? Behold written in the second Psalm, my hands and my feet, that it Thou art my Son, this day is I myself: handle me, and have I begotten thee. And see ; for a spirit hath not flesh as concerning that he raised and bones, as ye see me bave. bim up from the dead, now And when he had thus spoken, no more to return to corrup- he showed them his hands and tion, he said on this wise, 1 his feet. And while they yet will give you the sure mercies believed not for joy, and wonof David. Wherefore he saith dered, he said unto them, also in another Psalm, Thou Have ye here any meat ? and shalt not suffer thine holy One they gave him a piece of a to see corruption. For David, broiled fish, and of an honeyafter he had served his own comb. And he took it, and generation, by the will of God, did eat before them. And he fell on sleep, and was laid unto said unto them, These are the his fathers, and saw corrup-words which I spake unto you, tion: But he, whom God rais- while I was yet with you, that ed again, saw no corruption. all things must be fulfilled Be it known unto you there-which were written in the law fore, men and brethren, that of Moses, and in the Prophets, through this man is preached and in the Psalms, concerning imto you the forgiveness of me. Then opened he their sins: And by him all that be- understanding, that they might lieve are justified from all understand the scriptures; and things, from which ye could said unto them, Thus it is not be justified by the law of written, and thus it behoved Moses. Beware, therefore, Icsi Christ to suffer, and to rise that come upon you which is from the dead the third day; spoken of in the prophets, Be- and that repentance and reholl, ye despisers, and won-mission of 'sins should be der, and perish: for I work al preached in his name amors

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