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And it was morning; and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch. Pilate therefore went out to them and said : What accusation bring you against this man? They answered and said to him: It hy were not a malefactor we would not have delivered him up to thee. Pilate then said to them: Take, him you, and judge him according to your law The Jews therefore said to him: It is not lawful fof. us to put any man to death. That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he said, siguifying what death he should die: Pilate therefore went into the hall again, and called Jesus and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me? Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the chief priest have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews : but now my kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest, that. I am a king. For this was I born, and for this I came into the world ; that I should give tes. timony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. Pilate saith to him: What is the truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them: I find no cause in him. But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the pasch: will you therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews? Then cried they all again saying: Not this man but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. Then therefore Pilate, took Jesus, and scourged him. And the sole diers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head; and they put on him a purple garmentAnd: they came to him, and said: Hail, king of the Jews;


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 him. (Jesus therefore came forth bearing tije 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 shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore he that hath delivered me to thee, hath the greater sin. And from thence forth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying: If thou release this man, thou art not Cæsar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cæsar. 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: Behold your king. But they cried out: Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Cæsar. Then therefore he de livered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own cross, he went furth to that place which is called

Cabary. but in Hebrew Golgotha. Where they crucified him; and with him two others, one ort each side, and Jesus in the midst. - And Pilate wrote a title also: and he put it upon the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title therefore many of the Jews did read : because the place where Jesus was cricified, was' nigh to the city ;' and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin. Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate: Write nöt, Tlie king of the Jews; but that he said, I am the king of the Jews. Pilate answered: What I have written, I have written. The soldiers therefore when they had Crucified hitn; took his garments (and they made four parts, to' every soldier à part), and also his coat, Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said then otie to another: Let us not cut it; but let us cast lots for it whose it shall be ; that the scripture might be fulfilled which alth: **They have parted my garinents among therg end upon my vesture they have cast lots." And the soldiers indeed did these things. Now there stood By the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. When Fesis therefore had seen his mother, and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy Son. After that, be Kaftli to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And front that hour the disciple took her to his own. After Warit Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said : I thirst. Now there was a vessel set'there full of vines gat. And they putting a sponge full' of vinegar about hyssop put it to his mouth. Jesús therefore when he had taken the vinegar, said it is consummated. And bowing his head; he gave up the ghost*. Theti the druh w Here att kneel, and presen




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Jews. (because it was the parasceve) that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath-day (for that was a great sabbath-day), besought 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 they canie 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 he that saw it hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that you also inay 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, p. XX.

AND after these things Joseph of Arimathea (bem cause 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 came therefore and took away the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus also came, he who at the first came to Jesus hy night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about one hundred pound weight. They took 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 seprachre, 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

gne holy Church of God, that the Lord God would le 2 * pleased to grant it peace, maintain it in union, and

preserve it all over the carth. That he would like

wise bring into her bosom, the princes and potens · tates of the whole world, and grant us poace and ; tranquillity in this life, and to glorify God the 3 Father Almighty. ]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon. Stand up again.

Almighty and Eternal God, who, by Christ, hast, V revealed thy glory to all nations; preserve the works of thine own mercy, that thy Church, which is spread over the whole world, may persevere with a constant faith in the confession of thy name. Thro' the same. R. Amen. [Let us pray also for our most Holy Father, Pope N.

that our Lord God, who hath made choice of him, in the order of the Episcopacy, may preserve him. in health and safety for the good of his holy Church, and to govern the holy people of God.]

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon. Stand up again.

Almighty and Eternal God, by whose appoint

ment all things are established and maintained ; mercifully regard our prayers, and by thy goodness, préserve the Prelate chosen to govern us; that the Christian people, who are governed by thy authority, may increase the merits of their faith under so great a Bishop. Thro'. R. Amen. [Let us also pray for all Bishops, Priests, Deacons,

Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Readers, Doorkeepers, Confessors, Virgins, Widows, and for all the holy people of God.]

Priest. Let us pray." - Deacon. Let us kneel down. Subdeacon. Stand up again. O Almighty and Eternal God, by whose spirit the whole body of the Church is sanctified and

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