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Cables and Rules for the Movable and Immovable Feasts,
TOGETHER WITH THE DAYS OF FASTING AND
TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVABLE FEASTS AND HOLY-DAYS BEGIN. EA ASTER-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 happen upon a Sunday, Easter-day is the Sunday after.
But Note, That the Full Moon, for the purposes of these Rules and Tables, is the Fourteenth Day of a Lunar Month, reckoned according to an ancient Ecclesiastical computation, and not the real or Astronomical Full Moon.
Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after.
TO BE OBSERVED IN THIS CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. All Sundays in the Year.
The Circumcision of our Lord
The Transfiguration of our Lord
St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
St. Simon and St. Jude the Apostles.
St. Andrew the Apostle.
St. Stephen the Martyr.
Monday and Tuesday in Easter.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun week.
A TABLE OF FASTS.
OTHER DAYS OF FASTING,
ON WHICH THE CHURCH REQUIRES SUCH A MEASURE OF ABSTI. NENCE AS IS MORE ESPECIALLY SUITED TO EXTRAORDINARY ACTS AND EXERCISES OF DEVOTION.
I. The Forty Days of Lent.
II. The Ember-days at the Four The First Sunday in Lent,
Friday, and Saturday after September 14, and 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.
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 Thanksgivingto Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all other Blessings of his merciful Providence,
THE Numbers prefixed to the several Days, in the foregoing Calendar, between the twenty-first Day of March and the eighteenth Day of April, both inclusive, denote the Days upon which those Full Moons do fall, which happen upon or next after the twenty-first Day of March, in those Years of which they are respectively the Golden Numbers; and the Sunday Letter next following any such Full Moon points out Easter-day for that Year. All which holds until the Year of our Lord 2199 inclusive; after which Year, the places of these Golden Numbers will be to be changed, as is hereafter expressed.
To find Easter-day, look in the first column of the Calendar, be tween the twentieth Day of March and the nineteenth Day of April, for the Golden Number of the Year, 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 happen 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 remain, then 19 is the Golden Number.
To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, and the places of the Golden Numbers in the Calendar, see the General Tables which follow.