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THE MOVEABLE AND IMMOVEABLE FEASTS; TOGETHER WITH THE DAYS OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE, THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR.
TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVEABLE FEASTS AND HOLY-DAYS BEGIN.
EASTER-DAY, Ohich happens upon or next after the Twenty-first Day of
ASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the First Sunday after
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 THE YEAR.
OTHER DAYS OF FASTING,
ON WHICH THE CHURCH REQUIRES SUCH A MEASURE OF ABSTINENCE
I. The Forty Days of Lent.
II. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons,
(The First Sunday in Lent.
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after September 14, and December 13. III. The three Rogation-Days, being the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our LORD.
IV. 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.
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 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 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 if nothing remain, 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 fourth part, omitting fractions, 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 standing against that number in the small annexed Table is the Sunday Letter.
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.
A TABLE OF THE DAYS ON WHICH EASTER WILL FALL
FOR THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS, BEING THE TIME OF TWO CYCLES
A TABLE OF THE MOVEABLE FEASTS,
ACCORDING TO THE SEVERAL DAYS THAT EASTER CAN POSSIBLY
Mar. 22 1 Jan. 18 Feb. 4 Apr. 30 May 10 27 Nov. 29
Note, That in a Bissextile
or Leap-Year, the
e, for Septuagesima Sunday, and for the first day of Lent: unless the 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 Table gives some day in the month of March for it: for in that case, the day given by ven by the Table, fo the Table is the right 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.
FOR FINDING THE DOMINICAL OR SUNDAY LETTER,
AND THE PLACES OF THE GOLDEN NUMBERS IN THE
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.
Years of our Lord.
To find the month and days 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 6400 20 next hundredth year following, look in 6500 21 the second column of Table II. for the 6600 22 6700 23 given year, consisting of entire hun6800 22 dreds; and note the number or cipher 6900 23 which stands against it in the third 7000 24 column; then in Table III. look for the 7100 24 same number in the column under any 7200 24 given Golden Number, which, when you 7300 25 have found, guide your eye sideways to 7400 25 the left hand, and in the first column 7500 26 you will find the month and the day to 7600 26 which that Golden Number ought to be 7700 26 prefixed in the Calendar, during that 7800 27 7900 period of one hundred years. 28 8000 27 8100 8200 8300 8400 8500 &C.
The letter B, prefixed to certain hun28 dredth years in Table II,, denotes those 29 years which are still to be accounted 29 Bissextile or Leap Years in the new Ca29 lendar; whereas all the other hundredth 0 years are to be accounted only common years.
3 14 25
6 17 28
1 12 23
4 15 26
7 18 29 10 21
4 15 26
7 18 29 10 21
2 13 24
5 16 27
5 16 27
819 011 22
6 17 28
18 29 10 21
2 13 24
6 17 28 9 20 112 23 4 15 26
7 18 29 10 21 213 24 5 16 27 8 19 011 22 3 14 25