TABLES and RULES for the Moveable and Immove able Feasts; together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence through the whole Year. RULES, to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-Days begin. E ASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend is always the first Sunday after the Full Moon, which happens upon or next after the twentySrst day of March: and if the Full Moon happen upon a Sunday, EasterDay is the Sunday after. Advent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after. Septuagesima Nine Sexagesima Quinquagesima Quadragesima Seven Rogation Sunday Five Weeks Whitsunday Seven Weeks Eight Weeks Trinity Sunday A TABLE OF FEASTS, To be observed in this Church, throughout the Year. All Sundays in the Year. The Circumcision of our Lord JE- St. Bartholomew the Apostle. tles. All Saints. St. Andrew the Apostle. St. Thomas the Apostle. The Nativity of our Lord JESUS St. Stephen the Martyr. Monday and Tuesday in Easter- Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun- A TABLE OF FASTS. Ash-Wednesday, Good-Friday. 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 Davs, being the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our Lord. 4th. Al 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 ivil 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, from the present time, till the Year 1899, inclusive. Gold. Day of the Sund.) 3 23 E 24 F A B C D 30 E 31 F 11 G A B C E 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. F To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar: 10A 10 B until the year 1899, inclusive, add IG to the year of our Lord its fourth part, omitting fractions; divide 3 E the sum by 7, and if there be no 4D remainder, then A is the Sunday 5 C Letter; but if any number re- 6 B main, then the Letter standing" against that number, in the small annexed Table, is the Sunday Letter. 12 D 15 16 17 B 18 19 Note, That in all Bissextile or LeapYears, 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. 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. Easter-Su. af Septua. First D. Ascen. Whit- S.af Advent Day. Epiph Sund. of Lent. Day. sunday. Tr. Sund. Mar. 22 Jan. 18 Feb. 4 Apr. 30ay 10 27 Nov 29 19 20 30 12 27 Dec 1 13 27 15 26 Nov 16 26 17 26 18 26 19 26 Dec Nov Dec Nov 27 30 24 June 24 2 24 Dec 1 324 4 24 23 Nov 27 23 23 23 Dec 1 22 Nov 27 14 15 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 reason, 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. |