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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
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.
All Sundays in the Year.
The Conversion of St. Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
St. Philip and St. James, the Apostles.
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
St. James the Apostle.
A TABLE OF FEASTS, TO BE OBSERVED IN THIS CHURCH
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Simon and St. Jude, the Apostles.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Nativity of our Lord JESUS
St. Stephen the Martyr.
A TABLE OF FASTS.
Monday and Tuesday in Easter-week.
OTHER DAYS OF FASTING; ON WHICH THE CHURCH REQUIRES SUCH A
1st. 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 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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TO FIND EASTER-DAY, FROMm the present time, till
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ANOTHER TABLE TO FIND EASTER, TILL THE YEAR 1899 INCLUSIVE.
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To make use of the preceding Table, G find the Sunday Let15 ter for the Year in the uppermost line, and the Golden No. or Prime, in the column of Golden Nos.: and against the Prime in the 31 Ap. 1 same line, under the 22 Sunday Letter, you 8 have the day of the 25 Month which 15 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 Taoles by descent, but collaterally
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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 Full Moon happen 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 remain, then 19 is the Golden Number.
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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 6 B 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.
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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.
EIGHT YEARS, being the TIME OF TWO CYCLES OF THE MOON.
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A TABLE OF THE MOVEABLE FEASTS, ACCORDING TO THE SEVERAL DAYS THAT EASTER CAN POSSIBLY FALL UPON.
Sund. Septua. First Day | Ascension | Whit-Sund. | Advent
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Years Gold. of our No. Lord.
The Sund. Epact. Letter.
Note, That in a Bissextile Epiphany will be the same as if Easter-Day had fallen one day later than really does. And, for the same reason, one day must, in every LeapYear, be added to the day of the Month given by the Table for Septuagesima Sunday, and for the first day of Lent.