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. FASTER-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 after. Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after. TO BE OBSERVED IN THIS CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. All Sundays in the Year. St. James the Apostle. The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS St. Bartholomew the Apostle. CHRIST. The Epiphany. The Conversion of St. Paul. The Purification of the Blessed Virgin. The Annunciation of the Blessed Vir gin. St. Mark the Evangelist. St. Philip and St. James the Apostles. The Ascension of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. St. Barnabas the Apostle. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist. St. Peter the Apostle. St. Matthew the Apostle. St. Michael and all Angels. St. Luke the Evangelist. St. Simon and St. Jude the Apostles. All Saints. 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. Ash-Wednesday. Good-Friday. OTHER DAYS OF FASTING, ON WHICH THE CHURCH REQUIRES SUCH A MEASURE OF ABSTINENCE ACTS AND EXERCISES OF DEVOTION. I. The Forty Days of Lent. II. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons, (The First Sunday in Lent. being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after September 14, and December 13. III. The three Rogation-Days, being the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday be fore Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our LORD. IV. 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. A TABLE TO FIND EASTER-DAY, 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 EasterDay. If the Full Moon happen upon a Sunday, then (according to the first rule) the next Sunday after is EasterDay. To find the Golden Number, or Prime, add 1 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 1899, inclusive, add to the year of our Lord its fourth part, omitting fractions, divide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter; but if any number remain, then the Letter standing against that number in the small annexed Table is the Sunday Letter. 0 1 2 3 3456 AGFEDOB 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, INCLUSIVE. SUNDAY LETTERS. F G 20 14 II. April 9 III. Mar. 26. 3.... 4.. 5 6 7 27. 28. 29 23 24 IV. April 16 17 .... 11 .. 12 V. April 2.... 3.... 4. 5 VI. April 23 24.... 25.. 19 .... 20 21 10 ... 11. 12 .... 13 .. .... 14 25 TO 10 make use of the preceding Table, find the Sunday Let15 ter for the Year in the 8 uppermost line, and the Golden Number, or Prime, in the co15 lumn of Golden Num6 Mar, 31 April 1 bers, and against the 22 Prime, in the same 8 line, under the Sun31 April 1 day Letter, you have 22 the day day of the month 8 on which Easter fall7... eth that year. But, 25 Note, That the name 14.... 15 of the Month is set 8 on the left hand, or 25 just with the figure, VIII. April 2 IX. April 16 .... X. April 9.. XI. Mar. 26. 17.... 18 . 19 .... 20 6 30 21 31.. 15 and followeth not as XII. April 16 XIII. April 2.... 3.... 4..5... XIV. Mar. 26 27.... 28.. 22.... 23 .... 24 XV. April 16 .... 10....11.. 12 .... 13 14 XVL. April 2 3.... 4.. 5 Mar. 30 XVII. April 23... 24 18.. 19 20 XVIII. April 9 10 .... 11 .. 12 .. XIX. April 2 Mar.27 28.. 29 30 31 April 1 31 April 1 in other Tables, by A TABLE OF THE DAYS ON WHICH EASTER WILL FALL FOR THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS, BEING THE TIME OF TWO CYCLES A TABLE OF THE MOVEABLE FEASTS, Ascen- Whit Sundays Advent sionDay. after sunday. Trinity. Sunday. Jan. 18 Feb. 4 Apr. 30 May 10 27 Nov. 29 .... 5 May 1 11 27 Dec. 1 .... 27 2 5.... 15 26 Nov. Dec. 1 20 30 123 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 27 28 29 30 1237782030 123 27 28 29 30 1237270 25 after Epiphany Note, That in a Bissextile or Leap-Year, the number of Sundays by the Table, for Septuagesima Sunday, and for the first first day of Lent: 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. FROM THE YEAR 1900 TO THE YEAR 2199, INCLUSIVE. 11 Sunday THE Golden Numbers in ABCDEFG 12 D 13 E 14 F 15 G 29 D 17 B v. 31 F CDEFGABO the fore going Calendar will point out the days of the Paschal Full Moons, till the year of our Lord 1900; at which time, in order that the Ecclesiastical Full Moons may fall nearly on the same days with the real Full Moons, the Golden Numbers must be removed to different days of the Calendar, as is done in the annexed Table, which contains so much of the Calendar then to be used, as is necessary for finding the Paschal Full Moons, and the Feast of Easter, from the year 1900, to the year 2199, inclusive. This Table is to be made use of, in all respects, as the first Table, before inserted, for finding Easter till the year 1899. 1600 1700 1800 1900 2300 2100 2200 2500 2600 2000 2400 3100 3500 2900 3000 3300 3400 3200 3600 3900 4300 3800 4100 4200 4500 4600 4000 4400 4700 5100 5500 4900 5000 5300 5400 4800 5200 5600 5900 6300 5700 5800 6100 6200 6500 6000 6400 2800 given year of our Lord, add to the year its fourth part, 2700 omitting fractions, and also the number, which, in Table I., standeth at the top of the 3700 column wherein the number of hundreds contained in that given year is found; divide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, then 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 6700 7100 6600 6900 7000 7300 7400 Letter. 6800 7200 7500 7900 8300 7700 7800 8100 8200 7600 8000 8400 8500 &c. 2 Years of our Lord. 7100 7200 7700 26 3 6600 22 710 find the month and days of the month to which the Golden Numbers ought to be prefixed in the Calendar in any given year of our Lord, consisting of entire hundred years, and in all the intermediate years betwixt that and the 6400 20 next hundredth year following, look in 6500 21 the second column of Table II. for the 23 given year, consisting of entire hun6800 22 dreds; and note the number or cipher 23 which stands against it in the third 24 column; then in Table III. look for the 24 same number in the column under any 24 given Golden Number, which, when you 7300 25 have found, guide your eye sideways to 7400 25 the left hand, and in the first column 7500 26 you will find the month and the day to 7600 26 which that Golden Number ought to be 6900 7000 7800 27 prefixed in the Calendar, during that 7900 The letter B, prefixed to certain hun 28 dredth years in Table II., denotes those 8200 29 years which are still to be accounted 29 Bissextile or Leap Years in the new Ca29 lendar; whereas all the other hundredth O years are to be accounted only common years. TABLE III. THE GOLDEN NUMBERS. Letters. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Paschal Full Sunday 24 190 22 3 14 25 6 17 28 25 20 15 26 7 18 29 23 4 15 26 18 29 21 2 24 5 16 8190 24 5 16 27 8 19 22 3 25 6 17 28 9 20 25 17 9 4 15 26 7 18 29 10 21 5 16 27 8 19 0 11 22 19 0 11 25 6 17 28 920 112 2 13 24 617 28 9 20 112 8 19 0 11 22 92 10 21 2 13 24 7 18 29 10 21 2 13 24 5 16 27 8 19 0 11 22 3 14 25 |