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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 after.
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
All Sundays in the Year.
The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS
The Conversion of St. Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Matthias the Apostle.
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.
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.
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.
ist. The Forty Days 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 Wednesdag before Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our LORD. 4 h. Ali the Fridays in the Year, except i Christmas Day.
In addition to the above, the first Thursday in November (or, if any other day be appoint. el by the Civil Authority, then such day) shall
be observed as a Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Fruit of the Earth, and all other blessings of his merciful Providence,
A TABLE to find Easter-Day, from the present Time till the Year 1899, inclusive.
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 lock in the third column for the Sunday Letter, next after the day of the Fuil 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 it nothing remain,
then is the Golden Number.
Te find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar,until the year 1899, inclusive, add to the rear 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 nun ber remain, then the Letter standing against that number in the small annexed Table is the Sunday Letter.
G 2 F 3 E
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.
6. Mar. 3 Ap.
Letter, you have the
day of the Month on
XII Ap. 16
XIIL Ap. 2
XIV. Mar. 26
XV. Ap. 16
XVI. Ap. 2
XIX. Ap. 2 Mar. 27
A TABLE of the Days on which Easter will fall for thirtyeight Years, being the Time of two Cycles of the Moon.
A TABLE of the Moveable Feasts, according to the several Days that Easter can possibly fall upon.
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 reson, 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: 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.
A TABLE to find Easter-Day, from the Year 1900, to the Year 2199, inclusive.
THE Golden Numbers in the foregoing 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.
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 Table I. standeth at the top of the 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 Letter.
find the month and day 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 next hundredth year following, look in the second column of Table II. for the given year, consisting of entire hundreds; and note the number or cipher which stands against it in the third column; then in Table III. look for the same number in the column under any given Goiden Number, which, when you have found, guide your eye sideways to the left hand, and in the first column you will find the month and the day to which that Golden Number ought to be prefixed in the Calendar, during that period of one hundred years.
The letter B prefixed to certain hundredth years in Table II. denotes those years which are still to be accounted Bissextile or Leap Years in the new Calendar; whereas all the other hundredth years are to be accounted only common years.