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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 Holy-days begin. 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 happens upon a Sunday, Easter-Day is the Sunday after.
Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of Saint Andrew, whether before or after.
A TABLE of all the Feasts that are to be observed in the Church of
Monday and Tuesday in Easter-Week. Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-Week.
A TABLE of the Vigils, Fasts, and Days of Abstinence, to be observed in the Year.
Note, that if any of these Feast-Days fall upon a Monday, then the Vigil or Fast-Day shall be kept upon the Saturday, and not upon the Sunday next before it.
I. The Forty Days of Lent.
II. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after
The First Sunday in Lent.
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.
Certain Solemn Days, for which particular Services are appointed.
I. The Fifth Day of November, being the Day kept in Memory of the Papists' Conspiracy.
II. The Thirtieth Day of January, being the Day kept in Memory of the Martyrdom of King Charles the First.
III. The Nine and twentieth Day of May, being the Day kept in Memory of the Birth and Return of King Charles the Second.
IV. The Twenty-fifth Day of October, being the Day on which His Majesty began his happy Reign.
A TABLE TO FIND EASTER-DAY,
From the present Time till the Year 1899 inclusive, according to the foregoing Calendar.
HIS 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 happens 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 remaineth, then 19 is the Golden Number.
To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar, until the Year 1799 inclusive, add to the Year of our Lord its Fourth Part, omitting Fractions; and also the Number 1: Divide the Sum by 7; and if there is no Remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter: But if any Number remaineth, then the Letter standing against that 6 Number in the small annexed Table is the Sunday Letter.
For the next Century, that is, from the Year 1800 till the Year 1899 inclusive, add to the current Year only its Fourth Part, and then divide by 7, and proceed as in the last Rule.
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.
O 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 Collateral.
1814 10 9 B.4
-6 Feb. 23
1815 11 20 A
1816 12 1
1817 13 12
1818 14 23
1 Jan. 18
1819 15 4 C
4 Feb. 7
3 Jan. 30
1813 9 28 C 5 Feb. 14 Mar. 3 Apr. 18
2 Jan. 22 -8 Mar. 26 Apr. 30
-27 June 6 23|
6 Feb. 18 Mar. 7
-3 Feb. 20
2 Jan. 26
-12 Mar. 30
-18 26 Nov. 30