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TABLES AND RULES FOR THE MOVEABLE AND IMMOVEABLE
ABSTINENCE, THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR.
RULES TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVEABLE FEASTS AND HOLY-DAYS BEGIN.
A TABLE OF ALL THE FEASTS THAT ARE TO BE OBSERVED IN THE
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.
DAYS OF FASTING, OR ABSTINENCE.
I. The Forty Days of Lent.
The Ember Days at the Four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday,
1. The First Sunday in Lent.
3. September 14.
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
II. The Thirtieth Day of January, being the
III. The Twenty-ninth Day of May, being the
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3. Formerly Holy Thursday always meant "Thursday in Passim or Holy Week :" 4. There, not the Litanies appointed for them / whence their name). were instituted in 469 by Mamerens, Bishop of breame, wavert the irruption of the Goths & other calamities. They were after. :wards adopted generally in the Western Church, as a fit dep: : plicatin to God, & preparating for the Ascension-day. Percessims at the Litanies was abolished at the Reformation
1. Ievented by Meeton the Athenian; and to called from it's great usefulness. But in practice it failed in time. 2. Because the ara of It began in the second quar of the cycle.
7. Rede thus expressed the retrograde order of the lettey. "Grandia Frendet Equus, dum Cernit Belliger Arma"."
A TABLE TO FIND EASTER-DAY, FROM THE PRESENT TIME
THE FOREGOING CALENDAR.
THIS 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 one 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.
ANOTHER TABLE TO FIND EASTER TILL THE YEAR
To 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.