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EASTER DAG is the First Sunday after the Full Moon, which in some cases
happens upon, in others next after, the Twentieth Day of March, according to the time it would occur in Judea (a); and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after. Septuagesima
Weeks before Easter.
Rogation Sunday Five Weeks
Advent Sunday is the next Sunday after the 26th of November.
(a) For instance, if the Full Moon happens here so early in the Day of the 20th of March, that it must have happened at Jerusalem before the 19th expired, Easter Day is not until the Sunday after the following Moon.
A TABLE, pointing out the GOLDEN NUMBER, the SUNDAY LETTER,
and EASTER DAY, from 1813 to 1861.
15 April. 31 March. 19 April. 11 April. 27 March 16 April.
7 April. 23 March. 12 April
4 April 23 April.
1813 1814 I815. 1816. 1817 1818. 1819. 1820. 1821. 1822. 1823. 1824. 1825 1826. 1827. 1828. 1829 1830. 1831. 1832. 1833 1834. 1835 1836. 1837
10 April 26 March. 14 April.
6 April 22 March. 11 April.
2 April. 22 April.
7 April. 30 March 18 April.
3 April 26 March 15 April.
6 April 19 April. 11 April.
3 April. 22 April
7 April 30
March. 19 April.
1840. 1841. 1842. 1843 1844 1845 1846. 1847. 1848. 1849. 1850. 1851. 1852. 1853 1854 1855. 1856. 1857 18;. 1859. 1860. 1861.
31 March 20 April. 11 April. 27 March 16 April.
8 April. 23
March. 12 April.
4.April. 24. April.
inclusive, according to the foregoing Calendar.
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 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 1 to the year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the remainder, if any, is the Golden Number; but if nothing remaineth, 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 OA fourth part, omitting fractions : divide the sum by 7; and if I G there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday-Letter : But
3 if any number remaineth, then the Letter standing against 4 that number in the small annexed Table, is the Sunday
IO II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
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,
II. April 9 3
III. Mar. 26 27
IV. April 16
V. April 2 3
VI. April 23 24
VIII. April 2 3
Mar 26 27
II 12 Mar. 28 29 18
20 13 30 20 6 30 13 6 23 13
8 24 25
14 15 Mar. 31 April 1 21
31 April 1
8 31 25
TO make use of the preceding Table, find the Sunday - Letter for the year in the uppermost line, and the Golden Number, in the column of Golden Numbers, and against the Golden Number 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 wick the figure, and followeth not as in other Tables by descent, but collateral.
1st. Prophecies in the Old Testament referred to.
2d. Prophecies in the New Testament referred to.
3d. Miracles and Observations thereon.
4th. Conduct and Works of the Apostles, and Observations
5th. Christian Duties and Virtues, and Observations thereon.
1. Prophecies in the OldTestament referred to.
THAT the seed of the woman should
bruise the serpent's head (Gen. iii. 15.)
That in Abraham and in the seed of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, should
all the nations of the earth be blessed.
(Gen. xii. 3.-xxii. 18.---xxvi. 4.-
That the sceptre (or tribeship) should
not depart from Juda, nor a law giver
from between his feet, until Shiloh
should come: and that to him should
the gathering of the people be. (Gen.
That God should raise up a prophet
the children of Israel, like
unto Moses, and would put his (God's)
words into his mouth, and would call
those to account who should not
hearken thereto. (Deuter.xviii. 15. 18)
That one of David's seed “ should be to
“ God a Son, and God should be to
“ him a Father, and that God would
“settle him in his (God's) house and
“ in his kingdom for ever, and that
« his throne should be established
“ for evermore." (1 Chron. xvii. 13,
14.-xxii. 10.--Ps. lxxxix. 10.-
cxxxii, 11, 12.-ii. 7.)
That the children of Israel should seek
the Lord their God, and David their
mon's time, so that by “ David"
must have been meant some one of his
page 356, 357
That out of Bethlehem Ephratah should
he come forth that was to be the ruler
in Israel, whose goings forth had been
from of old, from everlasting. (Mic.
50. 52. 64.
That the desire of all nations should
that God would fill the temple
which was building in Haggai's time
with glory, and that in that place he
would give peace. (Hagg. ii. 7. 9.)
26. 64. 112. 189
That 70 weeks, (i.e. 490 years) were de-
termined upon the people, and upon
the holy city, to finish the transgres.
sion, and to make an end of sins, and to
bring in everlasting righteousness, and
to seal up the vision and prophecy, and
to anoint the most holy, that from the
going forth of the (a) commandment
to restore and to build Jerusalem unto
the Messiah the prince should be seven
weeks, and threescore and two weeks ;
and that after threescore and two weeks
should Messiah be cut off, but not for
himself; and that the people of the
prince that should come should destroy
the city and the sanctuary. (Dan. ix.
24, 25, 26.)
That the Jews should be carried captive
to Babylon, and that their captivity
should continue 70 years. (Jer. xxv,
8. 11.-xxix. 10.)
That Cyrus should order Jerusalem to be
rebuilt, and the foundation of the tem.
ple to be relaid. (Is. xliv. 28.) 368
That there should be the voice of one
crying in the wilderness to prepare the
way of the Lord, to make strait in the
(a) The Decree in the 7th of Artaxerxes was (even to a month) 490 ordinary years before the cruci-
Arion. See Prid. Conn. Part 1. Book 5.; and see Chandler's Defence, No. 8. c. 2. s. 1. p. 132 to 150.
desert a highway for our God; and “ opened, and the ears of the deaf shall
that the glory of the Lord should be “ be unstopped, then shall the lame
revealed. (Is. xl. 3. 5.) page 7. 34. 172
man leap as an hart ; and the tongue
That God should send his messenger, “ of the dumb sing,” &c. (Is. xxxv.
him, that the Lord, whom they sought " I
back to the smiters, &c.
should suddenly come to his temple, (Is. 1. 6.)
95. 104. 121
even the messenger of the covenant, “ He is despised and rejected of men,"
in whom they delighted; and that he &c. (Is. liii. 3.) 106. 121. 187
should purify the sons of Levi, and
“ He was wounded for our transgres-
purge them as gold and silver. (Mal. “ sions, he was bruised for our iniqui.
. 1. 3.)
7:32. 62. 112.
“ ties: the chastisement of our peace
That God should send Elijah the prophet was upon him, and with his stripes
before the coming of the great and
we are healed."(Is. liii. 5.) 106. 137
dreadful day of the Lord, and that he “ He made hisgrave with the wicked, and
should turn the heart of the fathers to " with the rich in his death.” (Is. liä.
the children, and the hearts of the chil. 9.)
dren to the fathers. (Mal.iv. 5,6.)33.96.
“ He was numbered with the transgres-
That a virgin should conceive and bear a sors, and bare the sin of
son. (Is. vii
" made intercession for the transgres-
That the Lord had created a new thing “ sors." (Is. liii. 12.)
upon earth that a woman should com- “ They gave me gall to eat, and when
pass a man. (Jer. xxxi. 22.) 48 “ I was thirsty, they gave me vinegar
That a rod should come out of the stem “ to drink." (Ps. Ixix. 22.)
of Jesse, &c. that the spirit of the “ All they that go by laugh me to scorn ;
Lord should be upon him, that he should “ they shoot out their lips, and shake
judge the poor with righteousness, , “ their heads, saying, " he trusted in
and with the breath of his lips should
“ God, that he would deliver him;
slay the wicked, and that righteous-
« let him deliver him, if he will have
ness should be the girdle of his loins, 6 him."' (Ps. xxii. 7, 8.)
and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. “ They pierced my hands and my feet ;
(Is. xi. 1, 2.4, 5.). 8. 223: 330
“ I may tell all my bones : they stand
That a child shond be born that should “ staring and looking upon me: they
be called “the mighty God, &c. the part my garments among them, and
“ Prince of Peace ;" that of the in- “ cast lots upon my vesture." (Ps.xxii.
crease of his government and peace
there should be no end, upon the throne They shall look on him whom they
of David, and upon his kingdom, to “ pierced." (Zech. xii. 10.) 123
order it, and to establish it with judg- That not a bone of the paschal lamb,
ment and with justice from henceforth (which was a type of the Messiah,
even for ever. (Is. ix. 6, 7.)
should be broken. (Exod. xii. 46.
That God should raise unto David a Numb. ix. 12.)
righteous branch, and a king should « Awake, O sword, against my shep-
reign and prosper, and should execute 6 herd, and against the man that is my
judgment and justice on the earth. “ fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts :
“ smite the shepherd, and the sheep
“ The spirit of the Lord is upon me; “ shall be scattered; and it shall come
“ because the Lord hath anointed me « to pass, that in all the land, saith the
" to preach good tidings unto the “ Lord, two parts thereof shall be cut
“ meek, &c.” (Is. Ixi. 1.) • 32
“ off and die ; and I will bring the
“ Shout, daughter of Jerusalem ; be- “ third part through the fire, and will
“ hold thy king cometh unto thee ; he “ refine them as silver is refined, and
“ is just and having salvation : lowly, will try them as gold is tried; they
“ and riding upon an ass, and upon a “ shall call on my name, and I will
“ colt the foal of an ass ; and he shall u hear them; I will say, it is my
“ speak peace unto the heathen." “ people, and they shall say, the Lord
(Zech. ix. 9, 10)
- 27. 81. “ is my God." (Zech, xiii. 7,8,9.) 101
" Behold, your God will come with “ Thou shalt not leave my soul in hell,
vengeance, even God with a recom. “ neither shalt thou suffer thine holy
“ pence, he will come and save you; “ one to see corruption," (Ps. xvi. 11.)
" then the eyes of the blind shall be
“ His dominion shall be from sea even to Enumeration of our Saviour's miracles
“ sea, and from the river even to the
“ ends of the earth.” (Zech, ix, 10.) Correspondence thereof with former pro-
Page 357 phecies
“ There was given him dominion and Nature and publicity thereof 78. 88,
“ glory, and a kingdom, that all people,
89. 129. 144. 159. 181. 210
« nations, and languages should serve Of the places where they were performed
« him. His dominion is an everlasting
88. 175. 181. 192. 197
“ dominion, which shall not pass away,
Absurdity and sin of imputing them to
“ and his kingdom that which shall the power of Satan
« not be destroyed.” (Dan. vii. 14.)
On the evidence they furnish 144. 159
4. Condud and works of the Apostles, and
2. Prophecies in the New Testament
On the conduct and character of John
By Jesus Christ, that he should be be- the Baptist
On the conduct of Judas
p. 100. 102, 110
that Peter should deny him III
On the ignorance of the apostles as to the
that his disciples should forsake him nature of Christ's kingdom 77.
IOI, Ill. 149
128. 133. 141.147.150
of his death
77. 141. 144 147. 163
On the desertion of Christ by the apos-
of his resurrection
77. 95. 101.
tles, and their subsequent profession
of his religion
103. 107. 141
36. 100. 103. 142.
of the gift of the Holy Ghost
147.150. 152. 155. 156. 218 On the intrepidity of the apostles after
of the sufferings his followers should
111. 149. 153
On their exertions
of the powers they should possess On the extent to which they taught
of the vengeance that should follow On the sufferings of the apostles and con-
after his death
29. 40. 69.
59. 73. 136. 143. 168
On the powers they possessed 135. 142.
of the time within which it should 146. 149. 151, 158. 195, 196. 205
30. 40, 41
On the gift of tongues
of the discrimination there should be On the condu&t of the apostles in ad.
between believers and the
vancing God's glory, not their own 31
On the testimony they bore to the resur-
Of the future success of Christianity.
rection of Jesus Christ 130, 131.151
(Rev. xii. 7.)
206 On their expectations at the time called
" the coming,” or “day of the Lord"
3. Miracles and Observations thereon.
Miracle of the loaves
On the conversion of St. Paul
the draught of fishes
176 On his conduct 58.198, 199. 202
turning water into wine
On his opposition to the Jews, and de-
calming the sea
62 crying the law of Moses 192. 198.200
sending devils into a herd of swine 62
casting out a devil from the daughter
5. Christian Duties and Virtues, and
of a Canaanitish woman
"healing a deaf and dumb man 191
On Christian benevolence
24. 75. 152.
cleansing a leper
161. 163, 164. 166. 168. . 205. 209
healing ten lepers
On Christian forbearance
healing a Centurion's servant 58
On the duty of forgiveness
restoring a blind man, Bartimæus, to Against anger
57. 74. 174. 179.
healing a man of the palsy 209
healing a nobleman's son 213 Against judging others
raising to life the ruler's daughter 221 On trying our conduct by God's rules,
a widow's son
not by the conduct of others
conferring the Holy Ghost
On the duty of lowliness of mind · 93
releasing Peter from prison 176, 177
110. 187. 207