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GENERAL TABLES for finding the Dominical or Sunday Letter, and the Places of the Golden Numbers in the Calendar.
To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter for any given year of our Lord, add to the year its fourth part. omitting fractions, and also the number, which, in 'I able I. standeth at the top of the column wherein the number of hundreds contained in that given year is found: I)ivide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, the n A is the Sunday Letter; but if any number remain, then the Letter which standeth under that number at the top of the Table, is the Sunday Letter.
To find the month and days
" The Minister shall begin the Morning Prayer, by reading one or more of the jollowing Sentences of Scriptwre.
THE Lord is in his holytemple; let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal. i. 11. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Psal. xix. 14. When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shal! save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27. I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Psal. li. 3. Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Psal. li. 9. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. li. 17. Rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel, ii. 13. To the Lord our God belong mercies andforgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dam. ix. 9, 10. O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psal. vi. 1. Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. JMatt. iii. 2. I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him ; Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke, xv. 18, 19. Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John, i. 8, 9. T Then the Minister shall say, DEARLY beloved brethren, the scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God, our heavenly Father, but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And al
though we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore, I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me, with a pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying—
f 4 goneral Confession to be said by the
T The Declaration of Absolution, or Re
LMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, .
who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, hath given power and coininandment to his ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins. He pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore, let us beseech him to grant us true repontance, and his Holy Spirit; that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
*ission of Sins; to be made by the Prios: alone, standing; the People still | kneeling.
bread; And forgive is on toes passes, as we forgive those