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RULES for the Move Able Feasts 5
Together with the
Solemn Days, both Festivals and Fasts, that: are to be observed through the whole Year.
Easter-day (on which the reft depend) is always (he first Lord's day after That fourteenth day of the Moon, which happens upon or next after the day of the Vernal Equinox,
Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Lord's day to the feast of S. Andrew, whether before or after.
Septuagelima "\ „ C nine weeks ~\
Sexagefima ( *> J *izbt weeks ( z. r r n
r^ - r > -^ -\ r L 5* before Easter.
Qumquagenma C § j seven weeks C J
Quadragesima j " C. fix weeks j
Ascenfion-day ^ C forty days ^
Solemn days are Festivals, greater and lesser; and Fasts, greater and lesser.
she Greater Festivals are,
The first Sunday after Easter.
Alt the days between Easter andPentecost,exceptSundays.
All Sabbath-days or Saturdays, except the Saturday next before Easter.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-week.
The days of the Feasts of
The Circumcision os our Lord
The Conversion osS. Paul.
The Purification of the blessed
S. Matthias the Apostle.
The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin.
S. Mark the Evangelist.
The Lesser Festivals are.
S. Philip and S. Jacob
S. Peter the Apostle.
S. James the Apostle.
S. Bartholomew the Apostle.
S. Matthew the Apostle.
S. Michael and all Angels.
S. Luke the Evangelist.
S. Simon and S. Jude the Apo-
S. Andrew the Apostle.
S. Thomas the Apostle.
S. Stephen the first Martyr.
S. John the Evangelist.
The Holy Innocents.
The greater FasJ is but one, that of the Holy week or the week before Easier, except Sunday. This great FasJ is to be observed with extraordinary devotion and alms-giving, failing every day till evening, or at leas! till three of the clock
. in the afternoon, and then abstaining from flesh, and wine, or any strong liquor, especially on Friday eating but very little of the most ordinary food, and on Saturday tailing nothing tilt day-break on Sunday morning. All this if health will permit.
The lesser Fasts, called also Hals-Fafls, days of Abstinence, or Stations, are all Wednesdays and Fridays (except those between Easter and Pentecost, and except Christinas-day) together with Lent, concerning which it is lo be noted; i. That Holy week is to be observed with strict Fasting, as above directed; 2. That every day of the week before Holy Week, except Sunday and Saturday, is to be kept as an Half-Fast or day of Abstinence; 3. That no other day of Lent, except Wednesdays and Fridays, is imposed, but any day or days may be kept as Half-Fasts or days of Abstinence according to every ones piety and discretion, always excepting Sundays and Saturdays. These lesser Fasts are to be observed by fasting till three of the clock in the afternoon, and with proper devotions and alms-giving.
The O R D E R for
Daily throughout the Year.
Note, 'That where-ever in the Morning or Evening Service any thing is ordered to be said by the People or Congregation, That is to be understood of the_ Faithful only; for the Catechumens^ Energumens) and Penitents are tojland in proper places allotted for them, and riot to kneel (except where they are par* ticuldrly ordered) or vocally join -with the Faithful.
At the beginning of Morning Prayer, the Deacon being turned towards the People, all sanding, Jhall fay,
Let us aftendi
fben Jhdll the Priest fay;
O Lord j open thou our lips.
Answer. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.,
Pr. O God, make speed to save us.
Answ. O Lord, make haste to help us.
Pr. Gloty be to the Father, and to the Son: ahc( to the Holy Ghost; [ Hallelujah: }
An/w. As if was in the beginning", is now, and eves shall be: world without end. Amen. [Hallelujah.]
¥ fieri Jhall be said or sung by the Priejl and People the Morning Hymn, as followeth.
GLORY be td God in the highest, and ori earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy