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FOR THE MOVEABLE AND IMMOVEABLE FEASTS ; TOGETHER WITH THE DAYS
OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE, THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR.
RULES to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-days begin.
L'ASTER-DAY (on which the rest depend) is always the First Sunday after the W Full Moon which happens upon, or next after the Twenty-first Day of March; and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter-Day is the Sunday after.
Sunduy, Easter Day is the standrete, whether Advent -Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after.
Weeks before Easter.
Forty Days Cafter Easter.
A TABLE OF ALL THE FEASTS THAT ARE TO BE OBSERVED IN
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
The Nativity of St. John Baptist.
St. Peter the Apostle,
St. James the Apostle.
St.Bartholomew the Apostle. The The Purification of the Blessed The 1 St. Matthew the Apostle. Virgin.
St. Michael and all Angels. St. Matthias the Apostle.
St. Luke the Evangelist. of the The Annunciation of the Bless of the St. Simon and St.Jude, Apostles.
ed Virgin. Feasts
St. Andret the Apostle. of St. Philip and st. James the of St. Thomas the Apostle. Apostles.
The Nativity of our Lord.
St. Stephen the Martyr.
St. John the Evangelist.
The Holy Innocents.
A TABLE OF THE VIGILS, FASTS, AND DAYS OF ABSTINENCE,
TO BE OBSERVED IN THE YEAR.
St. John Baptist.
The Purification of the Bless- The St. Peter-St. James.
St. Matthew. or Vigils Blessed Virgin
or Vigils St, Simon and St. Jude. before | Easter-Day.--Ascension-Day. | before St. Andrew.-St. Thomas. Pentecost.-St. Matthias.
All Saints. Note that if any of these Feast Days fall upon a Monday, then the Vigil or Fast Day
shall be kept upon the Saturday, and not upon the Sunday next before it.
Days of Fasting, or Abstinence.
The Feast of Pentecost.
19 September 14, and December 13. The Three Rogation-Days, being the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, before
Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our LORD.
Certain Solemn Days, for which particular Services are appointed. 1. The Fifth Day of November, being the 1) III. The Twenty-ninth Day of May, being
Day kept in Memory of the Papists' the Day kept in Memory of the Birth Conspiracy.
and Return of King Charles the Second. II. The Thirtieth Day of January, being IV. The Twentieth Day of June, being
the Day kept in Memory of the Mar the Day on which her Majesty began tyrdom of King Charles the First,
her happy Reign.
FROM THE PRESENT TIME TILL THE YEAR 1899 INCLUSIVE
ACCORDING TO THE FORE GOING CALENDAR.
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THIS Table contains so much of the Calendar as is necessary for the determining of Easter; to find which, look for the Golden Number of the Year in the first Column of the Ta. ble, against which stands the Day of the Paschal Full Moon; then look in the Third Column for the Sunday Letter, next after the Day of the Full Moon, and the Day of the Month standing against that Sunday Letter is Easter-Day. If the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, then (aecording to the first Rule) the next Sunday after is Easter-Day.
To find the Golden Number, or Prime, add One to the Year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the Remainder, if any, is the Golden Number; but if nothing remaineth, then 19 is the Golden Number,
To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar, until the Year 1799 inclusive, add to the Year of our Lord its Fourth Part, omitting Fractions; and also the Number 1 : Divide the Sum by 7; and if there
3E is no Remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter: But if any Number remaineth, 16 B then the Letter standing against that Number in the small an. nexed Table, is the Sunday Letter.
For the next Century, that is, from the Year 1800 till the Year 1899 inclusive, add to the current Year only its Fourth Part, and then divide by 7, and proceed as in the last Rule.
Note, that in all Bissextile or Leap-Years, the Letter found as a. bove will be the Sunday Letter, from the intercalated Day exclusive to the End of the Year.
To make use of the preceding Table, find the Sunday Letter for the Year in the uppermost Line, and the Golden Number, or Prime, in the Column of Golden Numbers, and against the Prime, in the same Line under the Sunday Letter, you have the Day of the Month on which Easter falleth that Year. But note, that the Name of the Month is set on the Left Hand, or just with the Figure, and followeth not, as in other Tables, by Descent, but Collateral.
ACCORDING TO THE SEVERAL DAYS THAT EASTER CAN
POSSIBLY FALL UPON.
Mar.22 One | Jan. 18 Feb. 4 Apr. 26 Apr. 30
31 Two April 1 Three
Note, that in a Bissextile or Leap-Year, the Number of Sundays after
Epiphany will be the same, as if Easter-Day had fallen One Day later than it really does. And for the same Reason, One Day must, in every Leap-Year, be added to the Day of the Month given by the Table for Septuagesima Sunday: And the like must be done for the First Day of Lent (commonly called Ash-Wednesday) unless the Table gives some Day in the Month of March for it; for in that case, the Day given by the Table is the right Day.