Patristic / Medieval
Aquinas (On the Creed)
crucified, dead, and buried
(On the obedience and death of Christ from the Institutes)
Pearson - On the Creed:
- And buried
Keble poem -
Good Friday from The
Images of Trial:
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Road to Calvary:
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Images of the
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John Donne poems:
ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to
thy family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be
and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the
cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever
God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose
Spirit the whole
body of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive our
and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy
Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry may
truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
O MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, and
that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather
he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon the Jews, thine
people, and upon all who reject and deny thy Son; take from them all
hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home,
Lord, to thy fold, that they may be made one flock under one shepherd,
Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy
one God, world without end. Amen.
third Collect above is no longer
to be used in Canada. It was also changed in the USA BCP of 1928, to
MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing
that thou hast
made, nor desirest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be
converted and live; Have mercy upon all who know thee not as thou art
in the Gospel of thy Son. Take from them all ignorance, hardness of
and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy
fold, that they may be made one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
world without end. Amen.
Hebr. 10. 1
THE law having a shadow of good things to come,
the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which
offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto
For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the
once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in
sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take
away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in
and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I,
I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will,
O God. Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering and
and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein,
(which are offered by the law;) then said he, Lo, I come to do thy
O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the
By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body
Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily
and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away
sins: but this Man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for
sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his
be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for
ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a
to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I
make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws
their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and
iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these
is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore,
boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and
living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is
to say, his flesh; and having an High Priest over the house of God; let
us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our
hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with
water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without
(for he is faithful that promised); and let us consider one another to
provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of
together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so
the more, as ye see the day approaching.
(the Canadian 1962 BCP begins at John
the 1662 BCP begins at 19:1)
S. John 18. 33.
THEN Pilate entered into the judgement-hall
called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it
thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation
the chidf priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of
this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be
to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. Pilate
said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest
that I am a king: to this end was I born and came into the world, that
I should witness to the truth: every one that is of the truth heareth
voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
And when he had said
went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no
at all; but ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the
passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the
Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, bu Barabbas. Now
Barabbas was a robber.
Then Pilate therefore
and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and
put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail,
King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate
went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to
that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus
wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate
unto them, Behold the man! When the chief priests therefore and
saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him! crucify him! Pilate
saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him; for I find no fault in
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die,
he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard that
saying, he was the more afraid; and went again into the judgement-hall,
and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no
Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not
that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release
Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except
were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee
the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release
but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not
friend: whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Caesar.
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and
down in the judgement-seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but
in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the
and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your
But they cried out, Away with him! away with him! crucify him!
saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests
We have no king but Caesar. Then delivered he him therefore unto
them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him
And he bearing his
forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the
Hebrew, Golgotha: where they crucified him, and two other with him, on
either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a
and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH,
THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for
the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it was
in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of
Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am
King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written I have
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments,
made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the
was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said
among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it
be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith,
They parted my raiment among them,
And for my vesture they did cast lots.
These things therefore the soldiers did.
stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary
wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw
mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his
mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple,
thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that
Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set
a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and
it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head,
gave up the ghost.
The Jews therefore,
it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the
on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was an high day), besought
that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken
Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the
which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and
that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: but one of the
with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and
And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true; and he knoweth
that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were
done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not
broken. And again another Scripture saith, They shall look on him
whom they pierced.
BEHOLD the Lamb of God, / which taketh away the
the world. St. John 1. 29.
He was wounded for our transgressions, / he was
for our iniquities:
The chastisement of our peace was upon him; /
his stripes we are healed. Isaiah
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that
us, / and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 St John 4. 10.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive
riches, and wisdom, and strength, / and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Revelation 5. 12.
SAVE me, O God, for thy Name's sake, / and
in thy strength.
2 Hear my prayer, O God, / and hearken unto the
of my mouth.
3 For strangers are risen up against me; / and
which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul.
4 Behold, God is my helper: / the Lord is he
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: /
them in thy truth.
6 A free-will offering will I give to thee, /
thy Name, O Lord, because it is so comfortable.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all my
trouble; / and
mine eye hath seen its desire upon mine enemies.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic