FOR THE MOVEABLE AND IM MOVEABLE FEASTS; 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 happen upon a Sunday, Easter-Day is the Sunday after. Advent-Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after All Sundays in the Year. St. Bartholomew the Apostle. The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS St. Matthew the Apostle. CHRIST. The Epiphany. The Conversion of St. Paul. The Purification of the Blessed Virgin. St. Matthias the Apostle The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. St. Mark the Evangelist. St. Philip and St. James the Apostles. The Ascension of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. St. Barnabas. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist. St. Peter the Apostle. St. James the Apostle. St. Michael and all Angels. St. Luke the Evangelist. St. Simon and St. Jude the Apostles. St. Andrew the Apostle. St. Thomas the Apostle. The Nativity of our Lord JESUS St. Stephen the Martyr. Monday and Tuesday in Easter-Week. ON WHICH THE CHURCH REQUIRES SUCH A MEASURE OF ABSTINENCE 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 Seasons, (The First Sunday in Lent. BEING THE The Feast of Pentecost. Wednesday, 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 Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all other Blessings of his merciful Providence. A TABLE TO FIND EASTER-DAY, FROM THE PRESENT TIME TILI THE YEAR 1899, INCLUSIVE. THIS Table contains so much of the Calen dar 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 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 I to the year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the remainder, if any, is the Golden Nuniber; but if nothing remain, then 19 is the Golden Number. 0 To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar, until the year 1899, inclusive, add to the year of our Lord its fourth part, omitting fractions, divide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter; but if any number remain, then the Letter standing against that number in the small annexed Table is the Sunday Letter. 3 4 5 6 NOTE, That in all Bissextile or Leap Years, the Letter found as above will be the Sunday Letter from the intercalated day exclusive, to the end of the year. Years of Golden The Sunday Easter-Day. our Lord. Number. Epact. Letter. FOR THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS, BEING THE TIME OF TWO CYCLES OF THE MOON. Years of Golden The Sunday Easter-Day. our Lord. Number. Epact. Letter. A TABLE OF THE MOVEABLE FEASTS, ACCORDING TO THE SEVERAL DAYS THAT EASTER CAN POSSIBLY FALL UPON. NOTE, That in a Bissextile or Leap-Year, the number of Sundays after Epiphany will be the same as if Easter-Day 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 for the first day of Lent: 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. A TABLE TO FIND EASTER-DAY, FROM THE YEAR 1900 TO THE YEAR 2199, INCLUSIVE. GOLDEN DAYS OF THE SUNDAY GOLDEN DAYS OF THE SUNDAY 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. GENERAL TABLES FOR FINDING THE DOMINICAL OR SUNDAY LETTER, AND THE PLACES OF THE GOLDEN NUMBERS IN THE CALENDAR. To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter for any given year of our Lord, add to the year its fourth part, omitting fractions, and also the number, which, in Table I., standeth at the top of the column wherein the number of hundreds contained in that given year is found; divide the sum by 7, and if there be no remainder, then A is the Sunday Letter; but if any number remain, then the Letter which standeth under that number at the top of the Table, is the Sunday Letter. 1600 1700 1800 1900 2300 2700 2100 2200 2500 2600 2000 2400 2800 3100 3500 2900 3000 3300 3400 3700 3200 3600 3900 4300 3800 4100 4200 4500 4000 4400 |