And he said unto him, Thy brother
is come; and thy father hath killed
the fatted calf, because he hath re-
ceived him safe and sound. And
he was angry, and would not go in
therefore came his father out, and
intreated him. And he answering
said to his father, Lo, these many
years do I serve thee, neither trans-
gressed I at any time thy command-
ment and yet thou never gavest no part with Me.
me a kid, that I might make merry
with my friends: but as soon as
this thy son was come, which hath
devoured thy living with harlots,
thou hast killed for him the fatted
calf. And he said unto him, Son,
thou art ever with me, and all that
I have is thine. It was meet that
we should make merry, and be
glad for this thy brother was
dead, and is alive again; and was
lost, and is found.


Some of our Lord's last divine sayings and actions before His crucifixion.

wherewith He was girded. Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter said unto Him, Lord, dost Thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do, thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast

Simon Peter saith unto Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For He knew who should betray Him; therefore said He, Ye are not all clean. So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call Me Master and Lord and ye If I then, say well; for so I am. Your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The

From the Holy Gospel according to
St. John.

OW before the feast of the

that His hour was come that He
should depart out of this world
unto the Father, having loved His
own which were in the world, He
loved them unto the end. And
supper being ended, the devil hav-
ing now put into the heart of Judas
Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray
Him; Jesus knowing that the Fa-
ther had given all things into His
hands, and that He was come from
God, and went to God; He riseth 21
from supper, and laid aside His
garments; and took a towel, and
girded Himself. After that He
poureth water into a bason, and
began to wash the disciples' feet,
and to wipe them with the towel

St. John xiii. 1.

neither He that is sent greater than He that sent Him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Eighth Week.


Same subject continued.

From the Holy Gospel according to St. John.


HEN Judas was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him. Little children, yet

2 St. John xiii. 31.


shall seek me and as I said unto
the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot
come; so now I say to you.
new commandment I give upto
you, That ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love
one another. By this shall all men
know that ye are My disciples, if
ye have love one to another. Simon
Peter said unto Him, Lord, whi-
ther goest Thou? Jesus answered
him, Whither I go, thou canst not
follow Me now; but thou shalt
follow Me afterwards. Peter said

a little while I am with you. Ye And He said unto them, This is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

HEN cometh Jesus with them

unto Him, Lord, why cannot I fol-Ento place called Gethlow Thee now? I will lay down My life for Thy sake. Jesus an- semane, and saith unto the disciswered him, Wilt thou lay down ples, Sit ye here, while I go and thy life for My sake? Verily, ve- pray yonder. And He took with rily, I say unto thee, The cock Him Peter and the two sons of Zeshall not crow till thou hast denied bedee, and began to be sorrowful Me thrice. and very heavy. Then saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me. And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt. And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done. And He came and found them asleep again for their eyes were heavy. And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh He to His disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and 2 St. Matt. xxvi. 36.


Same subject continued.

From the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark.

ND in the evening Jesus com-

as they sat and did eat, Jesus said,
Verily I say unto you, One of you
which eateth with Me shall betray
Me. And they began to be sor-
rowful, and to say unto Him one
by one,
Is it I? and another said,
Is it I? And He answered and
said unto them, It is one of the
twelve, that dippeth with Me in
the dish. The Son of man indeed
goeth, as it is written of Him: but
woe to that man by whom the Son
of man is betrayed! good were it
for that man if he had never been
born. And as they did eat, Jesus
took bread, and blessed, and brake
it, and gave to them, and said,
Take, eat this is My body. And
He took the cup, and when He
had given thanks, He gave it to
them and they all drank of it.
1 St. Mark xiv. 17.


AND in the evening Jesu



Same subject continued. From the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

the Son of man is betrayed into the of the angels said He at any time, hands of sinners. Rise, let us be Thou art My Son, this day have I going behold, he is at hand that begotten Thee? : And again, I will doth betray me. be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son? And again, when He bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, He saith, And let all the angels of God worship Him. And of the angels He saith, Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. OD, who at sundry times and But unto the son He saith, Thy


The Divinity of Christ. From St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews.

time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands; they shall perish; but Thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, For unto which and Thy years shall not fail.

Then he says,

. Let us bless the Lord.

Ry. Thanks be to God.

. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night

Ry. To keep us without sin.

. O Lord, shew Thy mercy upon us,

Ry. As we put our trust in Thee.


Then all kneeling say the Confession and Litany following: ALMIGHTY Lord of heaven and earth, we confess that we have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through our fault, through our great and grievous fault; and we present ourselves before Thy eyes, humbly beseeching Thee not to consider the multitude of our offences, but to remem

1 Heb. i. 1.

ber Thy infinite mercies. Give us, O Lord, a true contrition for all the sins we have committed against Thee, that being turned from all our evil ways, we may by a sincere repentance obtain Thy peace; for the sake of the merits of Thy blessed Son's most sacred passion, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God the Father of heaven; God the Son Redeemer of the world; God the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us.

O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,

Have mercy on us.

From all irreligion, from the neglect of what we know to be our duty, and carelessness in performing it,

O Lord, deliver us.

From all lying, deceit, and hypocrisy, from a revengeful spirit, from all ill-will, and ingratitude to those who do us good,

O Lord, deliver us.

From wasting our precious time, which once past can never be recalled, from a heedless and unthinking life, and from too great a love of ourselves and our own wills,

O Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us, and make us to love Thee above all things, and our neighbour as ourselves.

Grant that our love of Thee may shew itself in the observance of Thy commandments, and the love of our neighbour in always doing to him as we would he should do unto us;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That we may live soberly, justly, and godly; keeping our thoughts free from the defilements of sin; and directing our thoughts, words, and actions, to Thee, who art the author of life here, and of happiness hereafter;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That a spirit of mildness and gentleness to others may appear in all our actions; patiently bearing with others' failings as we would wish them to bear with our own;

That we may live together as brothers, children of the same Father, and looking for the blessed hope and coming of Thee, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lord, graciously hear us.

O Christ, graciously hear us, and have mercy upon us.

Then all say,


UR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

If it be the season of Advent, Lent, or Ember-Days, here may follow the special Prayers which are to be said during those seasons.*

* Collects to be said during the season of Advent.


POUR Son was made

forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts,

known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


beseech Thee, O Lord, incline Thy ears to our prayers, and en

WE our the grace

who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.


we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come; that

they who confide in Thy mercy may be more speedily freed from all adversity, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.


IVE joy to us, Thine unworthy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the guilt of our deeds; through the same Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. Collect to be said during the season of Lent.

O Lord, we beseech Thee, that as we ourselves and J our own wills for Christ's sake, so we may be led more freely to confess and heartily to bewail our innumerable sins before Thee; and though worthily deserving punishment for our evil deeds, by the comforts of Thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collects to be said on the Ember-Days.

GOD, who by Thy holy Church hast set apart this time for consecrating to Thee the ensuing season of the year, grant, we beseech Thee, that we Thy humble servants may so consecrate unto Thy Divine


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