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Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy
towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take
him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind
follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may
both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of
his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Philip. 2. 5
LET this mind be in you, which was also in
who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God; but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in
as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
given him a name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus
knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things
the earth; and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST IS
to the glory of God the Father.
THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW
S. Matth. 27. 1
WHEN the morning was come, all the chief
elders of the people took counsel against, Jesus to put him to
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to
Pilate the governor. Then Judas who had betrayed him, when he saw
that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty
of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in
I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that
us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in
temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief
priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put
into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they
counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this
(Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was
whom they of the children of Israel did value, and gave them for the
field, as the Lord appointed me.)
And Jesus stood before
and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the
And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of
the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said
unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against
And he answered him to never a word, insomuch that the governor
greatly. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto
the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a
prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered
Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you?
or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they
delivered him. When he was set down on the judgement-seat, his
sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for
I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should
Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto
them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They
said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with
Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be
And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they
out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that
he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took
and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the
blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the
and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released
he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus he delivered him
to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of
took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band
soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet
And when they had platted a crown of thorns they put it upon his head,
and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and
him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews. And they spit upon him, and
took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had
mocked him they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on
him, and led him away to crucify him.
And as they came out,
a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to bear his
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a
place of a skull, they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and
when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they
him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them,
upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched
him there; and set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS
THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with
him; one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they
passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that
the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou be the
Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief
mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others;
he cannot save: if he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from
the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him
him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his
Now from the sixth
was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the
ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama
that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some
them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for
Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and
it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The
rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the
And, behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain from the top to
bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent, and the graves
opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out
the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and
unto many. Now when the centurion and they that were with him,
Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared
greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Distribution of Palms:
OPEN to me the gates of righteousness, / that I
into them, and give thanks unto the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord: / the
enter into it.
21 I will thank thee, for thou hast heard me, /
become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders refused /
the head-stone in the corner.
23 This is the Lord's doing, / and it is
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; /
rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Help me now, O Lord: / O Lord, send us now
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the
/ we bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God, and he hath given us light:
in order the procession with branches, yea, even up to the horns of the
28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee: /
my God, and I will praise thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is
and his mercy endureth for ever.
(Processional Hymn: All glory,
laud and honour)
MY God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me, /
so far from my help, and from the words of my complaint?
2 O my God, I cry in the day-time, but thou
/ and in the night-season also I take no rest.
3 And thou continuest holy, / O thou worship of
4 Our fathers trusted in thee; / they trusted
and thou didst deliver them.
5 They called upon thee, and were saved; / they
trust in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But as for me, I am a worm, and no man; / a
of men, and the outcast of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn; /
out their lips, and shake their heads,
8 Saying, 'He trusted in God, that he would
/ let him deliver him, if he delighteth in him.'
9 But thou art he that took me from the womb; /
wast my hope, when I hanged yet upon my mother's breasts.
10 I have been left unto thee ever since I was
/ thou art my God even from my mother's womb.
11 O go not from me, for trouble is hard at
hand, / and
there is none to help me.
12 Many oxen are come about me; / strng bulls
close me in on every side.
13 They gape upon me with their mouths, / as it
a ramping and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones
of joint; / my heart also in the midst of my body is even like melting
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and
cleaveth to my gums, / and thou bringest me into the dust of
16 For many dogs are come about me, / and the
of the wicked layeth siege against me.
17 They pierced my hands and my feet; I may
my bones: / they stand staring and looking upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, / and cast
upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord; / thou
succour, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword, / and my
the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: / thou hast
also from among the horns of the wild oxen.
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