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DECEMBER hath xxxi Days.
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RULES for the MOVEABLE FEASTS;
Together with the
SOLEMN Days, both Festivals and Fasts, that
are to be observed through the whole Year.
Easter-day (on which the rest depend) is always the first
Lord's day after That fourteenth day of the Moon, which
happens upon or next after the day of the Vernal Equinox. Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Lord's day to the feast of S. Andrew, whether before or after. I Septuagesima ) nine weeks ) Sexagesima
> before Easter. Quinquagesima seven weeks Quadragesima
forty days Whitsunday Iis Seven weeks Trinity Sunday S l 'eight weeks S
Solemn days are Festivals, greater and lesser; and Fals,
: greater and lefser.
The Greater Festivals are,
The Lesser Festivals are, All the days between Easter S. Philip and S. Jacob the
and Pentecost,except Sundays. Apostles. All Sabbath-days or Saturdays, S. Barnabas.
except the Saturday next be The Nativity of S.JobnBaptift. fore Easter.
S. Peter the Apostle. Monday and Tuesday in Whit-S. James the Apostle. fun-week.
S. Bartholomew the Apostle. The days of the Feasts of S. Matthew the Apostle. The Circumcision of our Lord S. Michael and all Angels. Jesus Christ.
S. Luke the Evangelift. The Epiphany.
S. Simon and S. Jude the ApoThe Conversion of S. Paul. I ftles. The Purification of the blessed All Saints. Virgin.
S. Andrew the Apostle. S. Matthias the Apostle. S. Thomas the Apostle. The Annunciation of the S. Stephen the first Martyr. fed Virgin.
S. Jobn the Evangelift. S. Mark the Evangelift. | The Holy Innocents. The greater Fast is but one, that of the Holy week or the week
before Easter, except Sunday. This great Fast is to be observed with extraordinary devotion and alms-giving, fast
ing every day till evening, or at least till three of the clock . in the afternoon, and then abstaining from fles, and wine, or
any strong liquor, especially on Friday eating but very little of the most ordinary food, and on Saturday tasting nothing till
day-break on Sunday morning. All this if health will permit. Tbe lesser Fasts, called also Half-Falts, days of Abstinence,
or Stations, are all Wednesdays and Fridays (except those between Easter and Pentecost, and except Christmas-day) together with Lent, concerning which it is to be noted; I. That Holy week is to be observed with striet Fasting, as above dircEted; 2. That every day of the week before Holy Wcek, except Sunday and Saturday, is 10 be kept as an Half-Fast or day of Abilinence ; 3. That no other day of Lent, exceps IVednesdays and Fridays, is impos’d, but any day or days may be kept as Half-Fasts or days of Abstinence according to every ones piety and discretion, always excepting Sunday's and Saturdays. These lesser Fasts are to be observed by fasting till three of the clock in the afternoon, and with proper devotions and alms-giving.
The ORDER for MORNING PRAYER,
Daily throughout the Year.
Nore, That where-ever in the Morning or Evening
Service any thing is ordered to be said by the People or Congregation, That is to be understood of the Faithful only; fôr the Catechumens, Energumens; and Penitents are to stand in proper places allotted for them, and not to kneel (except where they are paré
ticularly ordered) or vocally join with the Faithful. At the beginning of Morning Prayer, the Deacon being turned towards the People; all standing, small say, Let us attend
Then skall the Priefi fay; O Lord; open thou our lips. Answer. And our mouth fhall fhew forth thy praise. Pr. o God, make speed to save us. Answ. O Lord, make haste to help us.
Pr. Gloty be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; [ Hallelujah:)
Anfw. As it was in the beginning; is now, and evet shall be: world without end. Amen. (Hallelujah.) Then fhall be said or sung by the Priest and People
the Morning Hymn, as followeth. AYLORY be to God in the highest, and on IT earth peace, good will towards men. We
praise thee, we bless thee, we worfhip thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy