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THE CALENDAR; WITH THE TABLE OF LESSONS. Note, that (a) Ecclus. 25. is to be read only to ver. 13. and (b) Ecclus. 30. only to ver. 18. and (c) Ecclus. 46. only to ver. 20. DECEMBER hath XXXI Days.
NOVEMBER hath XXX Days.
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 Holydays begin.
MASTER-DAY (on which the rest depend) is always the First
Erday after the 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.
Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of Saint Andrew, whether before or after.
Of all the Feasts that are to be observed in the Church of England throughout the Year.
All Sundays in the Year.
(The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
The Conversion of Saint Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
Saint Matthias the Apostle.
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
Saint Mark the Evangelist.
Saint Philip and Saint James the Apostles.
The Ascension of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
Of the Vigils, Fasts, and Days of Abstinence, to be observed in the Year.
The Evens or
The Nativity of our Lord.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Saint John Baptist.
Saint Simon and Saint Jude.
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.
I. The Forty Days of Lent.
II. The Ember Days at the Four
The Feast of Pentecost.
III. The Three Rogation-Days, being the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, before Holy-Thursday, or the Ascension of our Lord. IV. All the Fridays in the Year, except Christmas-Day.
Certain Solemn Days, for which particular Services are appointed.
I. The Fifth Day of November, | III. The Twenty-ninth Day of being the Day kept in Memory of the Papists' Conspi
May, being the Day kept in Memory of the Birth and Return of King Charles II. IV. The Twenty-ninth Day of January, being the Day on which his Majesty began his happy Reign.
The Numbers prefixed to the several Days, (in the foregoing Calendar) between the 21st Day of March and the 18th Day of April, both inclusive, denote the Days upon which those Full Moons do fall, which happen upon or next after the 21st Day of March, in those Years, of which they are respectively the Golden Numbers; and the Sunday Letter next following any such Full Moon points out Easter-Day for that Year. All which holds until the Year of our Lord 1899 inclusive; after which Year, the Place of these Golden Numbers will be to be changed, as is hereafter expressed.
A TABLE TO FIND EASTER-DAY,
From the present Time till the Year 1899 inclusive, according to the foregoing Calendar.
HIS Table contains so much
To the calendar as is necessary
for the determining of Easter; to tind which, look for the Golden Number of the Year in the First Column of the Table, 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 (according 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 remain. eth, then 19 is the Golden Number.
10 make use of the preceding Table, find the Sun
Tday 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.