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TABLES and RULES 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.
EASTER DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the full moon 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
Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after.
A TABLE of Feasts, to be observed in this Church,
throughout the Year.
All Sundays in the year.
The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
The Conversion of St. Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Matthias the Apostle.
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Mark the Evangelist.
St. Philip and St. James, the Apostles.
The Ascension of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
St. James the Apostle.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Michael and all Angels.
St. Luke the Evangelist.
St. Simon and St. Jude, the Apostles.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Nativity of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
St. Stephen the Martyr.
St. John the Evangelist.
The Holy Innocents.
Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week.
A TABLE OF FASTS.
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 De
3d. The three Rogation days, being the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before 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.
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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 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 fiul moon happen upon a Sunday, then (according to the first Rule) the next Sunday after is Easter Day.
To find the Golden Number or Pime, 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, 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 IG fractions, and also the number 1: D. 2F vide the sum by 7; and if there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday Let- 4D ter: but if any number remain, then 5C the letter standing against that num- 6B
ber in the small annexed 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 above will be the Sunday letter from the intercalated day exclusive, to the end of the year.
Another TABLE to find EASTER till the year 1899,
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 collaterally.