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HOLY WEDNESDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

. O Lord, open Thou our lips.

Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

. O God, make speed to save us. R. O Lord, make haste to help us. . Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then he says the following Psalm:

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R7. As it was, &c.

Set Thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him : and let Satan stand at his right hand.

When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned and let his prayer be turned into sin. Let his days be few and let another take his office.

Let his children be fatherless : and his wife a widow.

His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto him he loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.

Lord unto mine enemies and to those that speak evil against my soul.

But deal Thou with me, O Lord God, according unto Thy name: for sweet is Thy mercy.

O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor and my heart is wounded within me.

I became also a reproach unto them they that looked upon me shaked their heads.

Help me, O Lord my God: 0 save me according to Thy mercy;

And they shall know, how that this is Thy hand and that Thou, Lord, hast done it.

Though they curse, yet bless Thou and let them be confounded that rise up against me; but let Thy servant rejoice.

As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth and praise Him among the multitude;

For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor to save his soul

Let it thus happen from the from unrighteous judges.

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Then all say,

BELIEVE in God, &c.

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Then he says,

MAY

AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following:

From the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke.

of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the ab

OW the feast of unleavened

'NOW bread drew nigh, which is

called the Passover. And the chief
priests and scribes sought how they
might kill Jesus; for they feared
the people. Then entered Satan
into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being sence of the multitude.

Then he says,

. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. R. And make us to fear and praise Thy name.

. O Lord, cleanse Thou us from our sins.

Ry. And from all our enemies defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the usual Litany, Confession, &c. (page 87), to the end of the Wednesday and Friday Morning Prayers, adding after the Lord's Prayer the following Collect:

Collect for Holy Wednesday.

O

CHRIST, God over all blessed for ever, who didst endure to be treacherously betrayed by wicked Judas, who didst adjudge him the punishment of his guilt, but didst also award the penitent thief the reward of his confession; grant us, we beseech Thee, the effects of Thy mercy, that as in Thy passion Thou gavest to each different retribution according to their deserts so Thou wouldst take from us our old errors, and grant us the grace of Thy resurrection; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

1 St. Luke xxii. 1.

HOLY WEDNESDAY.

EVENING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

I

. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour. Ry. And let Thine anger cease from us. . O God, make speed to save us. R. O Lord, make haste to help us. . Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then he says the following Psalm :

Therefore shall God destroy thee for ever he shall take thee, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling, and

PSALM 52.

WHY boastest thou thyself, living.

thou tyrant that thou canst do mischief;

Whereas the goodness of God: endureth yet daily?

Thy tongue imagineth wickedness and with lies thou cuttest like a sharp razor. Thou hast loved unrighteousness wickedness. more than goodness and to talk of lies more than righteousness.

Thou hast loved to speak all words that may do hurt : 0 thou false tongue.

Ry. As it was, &c.

BELIEVE in God, &c.

root thee out of the land of the

The righteous also shall see this, and fear and shall laugh him to

scorn;

Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength : but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and strengthened himself in his

Then all say,

As for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.

I will always give thanks unto Thee for that Thou hast done : and I will hope in Thy name, for Thy saints like it well.

Then he says,

MAY

[AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following:

while another saw him, and said,
Thou art also of them.
said, Man, I am not.
the space of one hour after another
affirmed, saying, Of a

And Peter
And about

truth this fellow also was with Him: for he is a Galilæan. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said unto Him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. Then he says,

From the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke.

1 HEN took they Jesus, and led

into

the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with Him. And he denied Him, saying, Woman, I know Him not. And after a little

. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Ry. And make us to fear and praise Thy name.

. O Lord, cleanse Thou us from our sins.

Ry. And from all our enemies defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the usual Litany, Confession, &c. (page 103), to the end of the Wednesday and Friday Evening Prayers, adding after the Lord's Prayer the following Collect:

Collect for Holy Wednesday.

0

CHRIST, God over all blessed for ever, who didst endure to be treacherously betrayed by wicked Judas, who didst adjudge him the punishment of his guilt, but didst also award the penitent thief the reward of his confession; grant us, we beseech Thee, the effects of Thy mercy, that as in Thy passion Thou gavest to each different retribution according to their deserts, so Thou wouldst take from us our old errors, and grant us the grace of Thy resurrection; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

1 St. Luke xxii 54.

MAUNDAY THURSDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

. O Lord, open Thou our lips.

Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

. O God, make speed to save us

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