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TABLES AND RULES
THE MOVEABLE AND IMMOVEABLE
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 England throughout the Year.
All Sundays in the Year.
The Days of the Feasts of
The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS
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 Nativity of St. John Baptist.
St. James the Apostle.
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Simon and St. Jude the Apostles.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
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
St. Simon and St. Jude.
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.
Days of Fasting, or Abstinence.
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
The Feast of Pente
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 CHRISTMASDAY.
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
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-ninth Day of January, 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 EasterDay. If the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, then (according to the First 30 E Rule) the next Sunday after is Easter31 FDay. To find the Golden Number, or 2 A Prime, add 1 to the Year of our Lord, 3 B and then divide by 19; the Remainder, Cif any, is the Golden Number; but if nothing remaineth, then 19 is the Golden Number.
13 Apr. 1 G
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 OIA Part, omitting Fractions; and 1G also the Number 1: Divide the 2 F Sum by 7; and if there is no 3 E Remainder, then A is the Sun-4 D day Letter: But if any Num-c 16 A ber remaineth, then the Letter 17 Bstanding against that Number 18 C in the small annexed Table, is the 19 D Sunday Letter,
20 E For the next Century, that is, from 21 F the Year 1800 till the Year 1899 inclu22 Gsive, add to the current Year only its 23 A Fourth Part, and then divide by 7, 24 B and proceed as in the last Rule.
Note, that in all Bissextile or LeapYears, the Letter found as above will be the Sunday Letter, from the intercalated Day exclusive to the End of the Year.