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Then he reads the short chapter following:

took Jesus, and led Him away. From the Book of the Prophet And He bearing His cross went

Isaiah ; from the Holy Gospels forth into a place called the place according to St. John and Luke ; of a scull, which is called in the from St. Paul's Epistle to the

Hebrew Golgotha : where they Hebrews; and from the First

crucified Him, and two other with General Epistle of St. Peter.

Him, on either side one, and Jesus 'The THE Lord God hath opened my in the midst.

ear, and I was not rebellious, 4 Then said Jesus, Father, forneither turned away back. I gave give them ; for they know not what My back to the smiters, and My they do. cheeks to them that plucked off 5 Brethren, consider Him that the hair : I hid not My face from endureth such contradiction of sinshame and spitting.

ners against Himself, lest ye be 2 But He was wounded for our wearied and faint in your minds. transgressions, He was bruised for 6 Who did no sin, neither was our iniquities; and with His stripes guile found in His mouth : who, we are healed.

when He was reviled, reviled not 3 Then Pilate therefore took Je- again ; when He suffered, He sus, and scourged Him. And the threatened not; but committed soldiers platted a crown of thorns, Himself to Him that judgeth rightand put it on His head, and they cously : who His own self bare put on Him a purple robe, and our sins in His own body on the said, Hail, King of the Jews ! and tree, that we, being dead to sins, they smote Him with their hands. should live unto righteousness : by

Then afterwards the soldiers whose stripes ye were healed.

Then he says,

Ý. We adore and bless Thee, O Lord Christ.

Ry. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Ñ. But Thou, O Lord, remember Thy compassions ;

Ry. And Thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.

¥. Behold our humility and trouble ;
Ry. And forgive us all our sin.
Ť. O Lord, hear our prayer ;
Ry. And let our cry come unto Thee.

Then all kneeling, say the following Litany and Confession:

of our

forefathers, and take not vengeance of our sins.

Spare us, O Lord, we beseech Thee. Christ have mercy upon us, and graciously vouchsafe to receive our prayers.

1 Isaiah 1. 5.
4 St. Luke xxiii. 34.

2 Isaiah liii. 5.
5 Heb. xii. 3.

3 St. John xix. l.
61 St. Pet. ii, 22.

O God the Father, Creator of the world,
Have mercy on us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of mankind,
Have mercy on us.

O God the Holy Ghost, Dispenser of all grace and comfort,

Have mercy on us.
O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,
Have mercy on us, and spare us.

For we have sinned against Thee. As we have grown in years, we have multiplied the number of our offences, and every day Thy goodness adds to our lives, our wickedness increases the number of our transgressions.

Have mercy on us.

We have sinned against Thee in the vain thoughts and unlawful desires of our hearts, in the idle talk and perverse words of our mouth, in the wicked works and fruitless course of our lives.

Have mercy on us.

We have sinned against Thee by our ingratitude for Thy blessings, and our impatience under Thy chastisements, by preferring ourselves, and the satisfaction of our own inordinate appetites and desires, before Thee and the observance of Thy holy commandments.

Have mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, most merciful God, and according to the greatness of Thy tender compassions pardon the multitude of our grievous offences.

O Christ, hear us, and have mercy on us.

Through the reproaches, blasphemies, and persecutions, which Thou the eternal God enduredest from wicked and perverse men;

Have mercy on us.

Through the cruel mockings, buffetings, and scourgings, through the spitting on Thy divine face, and the striking of Thy sacred head, and through the scornful adoration which Thou, the Lord of life and glory, didst meekly endure from those whom Thou hadst Thyself created;

Have mercy on us.

Through the painful stretching of Thy sacred body on the cross, and the fastening of Thy hands and feet thereto with nails; through the anguish of mind and torment of body which Thou, the great God, enduredst unto death ;

Have mercy on us.

Through Thy glorious resurrection from death to life on the third day, through Thy admirable ascension into heaven, and through the descent of the Holy Ghost on the apostles and Gentile converts ;

Have mercy on us.

Through all Thy actions and sufferings during thirty-three years' sojourning among men, and by all that is pleasing to Thy divine Majesty in heaven and earth;

Spare us, we beseech Thee, and deliver us, O Lord.

From all evil, from all sin, from anger, hatred, and malice, from unclean thoughts, and from all the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

O Lord, deliver us.

From battle and murder, from pestilence and famine, from all dangers, whether of mind or body, and from everlasting death,

O Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us; and grant that we may ever come before Thee as petitioners whose wants are infinite, who can have no supply but from Thy bounty; and as humble and unhappy criminals, who stand sentenced to the torments of everlasting death, and can have no deliverance but from Thy mercy;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And that it may please Thee to lead us to a true repentance, and pour into our hearts the graces of Thy Holy Spirit;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And may it please Thee to defend and propagate Thy Holy Church ; to have mercy on all Jews, infidels, heretics, and to bring them home to the true fold, to the praise and glory of Thy holy name;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And that Thou wouldst mercifully grant us true peace, humility, and charity, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give us perseverance in Thy grace and holy service, and unite us with the blessed company of Thy saints and holy angels;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, and have mercy upon us.

Then all say,


UR Father, &c. If Good-Friday falls on the Feast of the Annunciation of the

B. V. Mary, he here says the special Collect for that Festival (see Saints'-Day Prayers, page 181).

Then he says the following Collects for Good-Friday Morning : O

LORD Jesu Christ, who at early morning didst vouchsafe

to be spit on and buffeted for our sakes, and who at the same hour didst rise with glory from the dead; grant that we may patiently endure revilings and reproaches for the glory of Thy name; grant that we may rise from sin to holiness, and see Thee with Thy disciples in Galilee ; who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

0 LORD Jesus Christ, who for our salvation didst stretch

forth Thy hands upon the cross, and didst receive five wounds thereon; pitifully receive within the arms of Thy mercy us Thy servants, who fly to Thee for aid, and relieve the wounds of our souls by Thy healing grace; that being cleansed from the defilements of sin, we may be made the temple of the Holy Ghost, who with the Almighty Father livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then he says the following Thanksgiving Prayer:
God, who observest all the

actions, thoughts,

, us with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours and shielding us from evil, blessed be Thy holy name : and may all creatures bless Thy goodness for the benefits we have ever received from Thee, especially during the night past; but, above all, for the surpassing riches of Thy mercy, in creating and preserving, redeeming and sanctifying us.

And, Lord, we beseech Thee, never permit us to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy bounties with ingratitude, or Thy blessings with offences and injuries; but fill our hearts with a grateful spirit for Thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then he says the two Collects and Prayer for a blessing, as in

Sunday and Week-Day Morning Prayers (see pages 12, 50, 90).

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