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WEDNESDAY BEFORE EASTER
Privileged Greater Feria
Station at St. Mary Major, Collect 1929.
Epistle 1549. Passion shortened 1549.
Nomine Jesu. Phil. 2.
the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven
and things in earth, and things under the earth: for that the
Lord became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross:
wherefore Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Ps. 102. Hear my prayer, O Lord: and let my crying come
unto thee. At the Name.
¶ After the Kyrie, forthwith the Priest shall say: Let
us pray. Let us bow the knee. R. Arise.
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty
God: that we, who are continually afflicted by reason of our
transgresions, may be delivered by the passion of thine only-begotten
Son: Who liveth and reigneth with thee.
16 BRETHREN: where a testament is, there must also of necessity
be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise
it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people
according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats,
with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both
the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath
enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and
all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and
without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in
the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now
to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest
entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation
of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared
to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
them that look for him shall he appear the second time without
sin unto salvation.
69. Hide not thy face from thy
servant, for I am in trouble: O haste thee, and hear me. V. Save
me, O God, for the waters are come in, even unto my soul.: I
stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is.
¶ Here he shall not
say Let us bow the knee, but V. The Lord be with you. Let
Assist us mercifully with thy help, O Lord God of our salvation:
that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty
acts, whereby thou hast given unto us life and immortality. Through
Jesus Christ our Lord. [Who.]
COLLECT 2. Of
Ps. 102. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come
unto thee. V. Hide not thy face from me: in the time of my trouble
inclinethine ear unto me. V. When I call ; O hear me, and that
right soon. V. For my days are consumed away like smoke: and
my bones are burnt up asit were a fire-brand. V. My heart is
smitten down, and withered like grass: so that I forget to eat
my bred. V. Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Sion: for it
is time that thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.
The PASSION of our Lord Jesus
Christ, according to Luke.
1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called
2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill
him; for they feared the people.
3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the
number of the twelve.
4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and
captains, how he might betray him unto them.
5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto
them in the absence of the multitude.
7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must
8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover,
that we may eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the
city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water;
follow him into the house where he entereth in.
11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master
saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat
the passover with my disciples?
12 And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: there
13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they
made ready the passover.
14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles
15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this
passover with you before I suffer:
16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until
it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this,
and divide it among yourselves:
18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine,
until the kingdom of God shall come.
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave
unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this
do in remembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the
new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me
on the table.
22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but
woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them
it was that should do this thing.
24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should
be accounted the greatest.
25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them
are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you,
let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that
serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as
he that serveth.
28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed
30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit
on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired
to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when
thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both
into prison, and to death.
34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this
day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and
scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let
him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword,
let him sell his garment, and buy one.
37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be
accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors:
for the things concerning me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said
unto them, It is enough.
39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of
Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that
ye enter not into temptation.
41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled
down, and prayed,
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat
was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples,
he found them sleeping for sorrow,
46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter
47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was
called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near
unto Jesus to kiss him.
48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of
man with a kiss?
49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they
said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and
cut off his right ear.
51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched
his ear, and healed him.
52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the
temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out,
as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth
no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of
54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the
high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,
and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
56 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.
57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art
also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently
affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for
he is a Galilaean.
60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately,
while he yet spake, the cock crew.
61 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.
62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the
face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
65 And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the
chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into
their council, saying,
67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I
tell you, ye will not believe:
68 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the
power of God.
70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said
unto them, Ye say that I am.
71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves
have heard of his own mouth.
102. Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and let my crying come unto thee f: hide not thy face from me.
We beseech thee, O Lord, to accept these our oblations: and vouchsafe
so to work in us, who shew forth in a mystery the passion of
thy son our Lord, that we may by our devout affections receive
the benefit of his redemption. Through the same.
Of Palm Sunday.
PREFACE. Of the Cross.
Ps. 102. I have mingled my drink with weeping: for thou
hast taken me up and cast me down: and I am withered like grass:
but thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever: thou shalt arise and
have mercy upon Sion, for it is time that thou have mercy upon
her, yea the time is come.
Almighty God, we beseech thee,
so to enlighten our understandings: that we, testifying in these
wondrous mysteries to the temporal death of thy Son, may learn
thereby to believe that thou hast bestowed upon us life eternal.
Through the same.
POSTCOMMUNION 2. of Palm Sunday.
¶ Over the people. Let u pray. bow down before the Lord.
¶ On the following three days private Masses
Almighty God, we beseech thee
graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus
christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands
of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the Cross: Who liveth
and reigneth with thee. R. Amen.
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