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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Passiontide.

The Fifth Sunday in Lent,
commonly called Passion Sunday.

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The Collect.

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Hebrews ix. 11.

CHRIST being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

The Gospel. St. John viii. 46.

JESUS said, Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you; but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.


Hymn Suggestions

The Royal banners forward go (office hymn) - Vexilla regis 63
See the destined day arise - Halle 67
Alone thou goest forth, O Lord - Bangor 68
Ah holy Jesus, how hast thou offended - Herzliebster Jesu 71
Bread of the world (Rendez a Dieu #195) - Eucharistic hymn 196
Now, my tongue, the mystery telling - Tantum ergo Sacratnentum 200
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless - St. Agnes 213
Saviour when in dust to thee - Spanish chant 332
O Jesus, crucified for man - Intercession 333
In the hour of trial - Penitence 334
In the cross of Christ I glory - Rathbun 336
When I survey the wondrous cross - Rockingham 337
Glory be to Jesus - Caswall 335
Behold the Lamb of God - Wigan 338
We sing the praise of him who died - Breslau 340
Hail, thou once despised Jesus - In Babilone 357
O Jesus, I have promised - Llanfyllin 570
O Jesus, I have promised - Day of rest 570