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Him, Sir, if thou have borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and said unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.
Mary Magdalene came to the disciples as they mourned and wept, and told them that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto
R. Thanks be to Thee, O Lord.
The following Prayers, translated from the Salisbury Primer, may be said after the preceding Readings from the Holy Gospels. O Lord our Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ, Who, through Thy most true heralds the Holy Evangelists, hast vouchsafed to reveal unto us the most sacred mysteries of Thine Eternal Generation from the Father, and Thine Incarnation of the most pure Virgin Mary Thy Mother; and also to tell us of Thy most holy Life and Conversation on earth, and of Thy most saving Passion, Death, and Resurrection, as well as of Thy glorious Ascension into Heaven: Grant unto us, we beseech Thee, faithfully to believe the same, and so to follow Thy footsteps on earth, that finally we may be worthy to praise Thee evermore in Heaven. Who livest and reignest with the Father, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.
O God, Who didst vouchsafe to enlighten Thy blessed Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit: Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may not only confess with our mouth that which they wrote, but also, by the help of Thy grace may so fulfil it in deed, that, after this life ended, we may attain to the glories of Paradise, and finally with them may enjoy everlasting blessedness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
An Office of Devotion
TO OUR CRUCIFIED LORD AND SAVIOUR
(From Bishop Jeremy Taylor's Holy Living.)
A Form of Prayer recording all the points and Mysteries of Christ's Passion, being a short History of it: to be used especially in the Afternoon or Evening of Good Friday, or on all Fridays in Lent.
ALL praise, honour, and glory be to Thee, O Holy Jesus. We adore Thee, O Blessed Redeemer, our Lord and our God, the Light of the Gentiles and the Glory of Israel, for Thou hast done and suffered for us more than we could wish, more than we could think of; even all that lost and miserable and perishing sinners could possibly need.
Thou wert afflicted with thirst and hunger, with heat and cold, with labours and sorrows, with hard journeys and restless nights. Thou wentest about doing good, working miracles of mercy, healing the sick, comforting the distressed, instructing the ignorant, feeding the hungry, giving sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf, strengthening the lame, cleansing the lepers, raising the dead, and preaching the Gospel to the poor, graciously re
ceiving the penitent sinners, and making atonement for the sins of the world by the merits of Thy Passion, Thy healthful and bitter Passion.
Blessed be Thy Name, O Holy Jesus, Who wast content to be conspired against by the Jews, to be sold by Thine own disciple for a vile price, and to wash the feet of him that took money for Thy life: to give to him, and to all Thine Apostles Thy most Holy Body and Blood: to become a sacrifice for their sins, even theirs that betrayed and denied Thee and for all the sins of all the whole world; and for all our sins, even for our crucifying Thee afresh, and for other our sins, whereof we are ashamed to think, but that the greatness of our sins magnifieth the boundless greatness of Thy mercies, Who didst so great things for us that are so vile.
V. O Saviour of the world, Who by Thy Cross and Precious Blood hast redeemed us. R. Save us and help us, we humbly beseech Thee, O Lord.
V. O Lamb of God, That takest away the sins of the world. R. Have mercy upon us.
V. O Lamb of God, That takest away the sins of the world. R. Grant us Thy peace.
Blessed be Thy Name, O Holy Jesus, Who, being about to depart from this world, didst comfort Thine Apostles, pouring out into their ears and hearts treasures of admirable discourses: Who didst recommend them and us to Thy Father with a mighty charity; and then didst enter into the Garden where