xxviii TABLES AND RULES For the Movable and Immovable Feasts; together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence, through the whole Year. RULES to know when the Movable 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 A TABLE of the Vigils, Fasts, and Days of Abstinence, to be 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. xxix Days of Fasting, or Abstinence. I. The Forty Days of Lent. The First Sunday in Lent. II. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons, being The Feast of Pentecost. the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after September 14, & 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. 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 the Birth and Return of King Charles the Second. of IV. The Twentieth Day of June; being the Day on which Her Majesty began her 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 is necessary for the determining of plaster, 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 То 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. * Easter-Day, as observed at the head of a preceding Table, is always the first Sunday after the Full Moon, which happens upon, or next after, the 21st of March. 23456♪ 12 Mar. 1 2125| 2222 24 -3 24 2 25 DEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGARC Ꭰ -4 24 3 26 27 22 6 18 Note, that in a Bissextile or Leap Year, the Number of Sundays after Epiphany will be the sante, as if EasterDay 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 the like must be done for the First Day of Lent (commonly called AshWednesday) unless the Table gives some Day in the Month of March for it; for, in that case, the Day given by the Table is the right Day. 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. |