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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.
To know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-Days begin.
ASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the Full Moon,
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.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. St. Matthew the Apostle.
The Conversion of St. Paul.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
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. Peter the Apostle.
St. James the Apostle.
St. Michael and All Angels.
St. Simon and St. Jude, the Apostles.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
St. Thomas the Apostle.
The Nativity of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
The Holy Innocents.
Monday and Tuesday in Easter-Week.
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.
1st 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.