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I TABLES and RULES for the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts; together with the Days of
Fasting and Abstinence through the whole Year.
To know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-Days begin.
which happens upon, or next after, the twenty-first Day of March; and if the Full Moon happen upon a Sunday, Easter-Day is the Sunday after.
Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after. Septuagesima
Eight Weeks before
A TABLE OF FEASTS,
To be obscrved in the Church, throughout the Year.
All Sundays in the year.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Michael and All Angels.
St. Luke the Evangelist.
St. Thomas the Apostle.
St. John the Evangelist. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
The Holy Innocents. St. Peter the Apostle.
Monday and Tuesday in Easter-Week. St. James the Apostle.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-Week.
A TABLE OF FASTS.
Good-Friday. Other Days of Fasting; on which the Church requires such a Measure of Abstinence, as is more
especially suited to extraordinary Acts and Exercises of Devotion.
1st. The Season of Lent.
2d. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 14, and December 13.
3d. The three Rogation Days, being the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday fore Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our Lord.
4th. All the Fridays in the Year, except Christmas-Day.
In addition to the above, the first Thursday in November, (or if any other day be appointed by the civil authority, then such day) shall be observed as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all other Blessings of his merciful Providence.
↑ TABLES FOR A Table to find the Calendar as is necessary for Easter-Day, from the present Time, the determining of Easter; to find till the Year 1899 which, look for the Golden Number inclusive. of the year in the first column of the Table, against which stands the day Gol. Day of Sun. No. the Mon. Lett of the Paschal Full Moon; then look in the third column for the Sundayl 14 Mar. 21 Letter, next after the day of the Full 22 D Moon; and the day of the month 23 E standing against that Sunday Letter 24 F is Easter-Day. If the Full Moon 25 G happen upon a Sunday, then (accord26 Aing to the first rule) the next Sunday 27 Bafter is Easter-Day.
FINDING THE HOLY-DAYS. ||A
HIS Table contains so much of
28 C To find the Golden Number or Prime, add 1 to the year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the remainder, if is the Golden Number; any,
13 April 1 G 2 A
but if nothing remain, then 19 is the Golden Number.
To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar, 5D until the year 1899 inclusive, E add to the year of our Lord its Ffourth part, omitting fractions,
| A G
8 G and also the Number 1: Divide 2 F 9 A the sum by 7, and if there be no 3 E 10 Bremainder, then A is the Sun-4 D day Letter; but if any number 5 C 12 Dremain, then the Letter stand- 6 B 13 Eing against that number in the 14 Fsmall annexed Table, is the Sunday 15 G
Note. That in all Bissextile or Leap 17 B Years, the Letter found as above will 18 Cbe the Sunday Letter from the inter19 D calated day exclusive, to the end of 20 E the year.
make use of the preceding Table, find the Sunday
Take 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 collaterally.
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 for the first Day of Lent.
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