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Rules for Movable Feasts and Holy Days.

A Table of Feasts.

A Table of Fasts.

Tables of Precedence.

To Find the Date of Easter.

A Table of the Movable Feasts.

Finding the Dominical or Sunday Letter.

Rubrics written in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer


 
Tables and Rules for the
Movable and Immovable Feasts,

Together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence
through the Whole Year.


RULES TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVABLE 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.

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.
        Septuagesima Sunday is Nine Weeks before Easter.
        Sexagesima Sunday is Eight Weeks before Easter.
        Quinquagesima Sunday is Seven Weeks before Easter.
        Quadragesima Sunday is Six Weeks before Easter.
        Rogatlon Sunday is Five Weeks after Easter.
        Ascension Day is Forty Days alter Easter.
        Whitsunday is Seven Weeks after Easter.
        Trinity Sunday is Eight Weeks after Easter.




 
A TABLE OF FEASTS,
TO BE OBSERVED IN THIS CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

All Sundays in the Year
The Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ
The Epiphany
The Convestion 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, Apostles
The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ
St. Barnabas the Apostle
The Nativity of St. John Baptist
St. Peter the Apostle
St. James the Apostle
The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ

St. Bartholomew the Apostle
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
St. Michael and all Angels
St. Luke the Evangelist
St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
All Saints
St. Andrew the Apostle
St. Thomas the Apostle
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
St. John. Apostle and Evangelist
The Holy Innocents
Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun Week




 
A TABLE OF FASTS

Ash Wednesday           Good Friday


Other days of Fasting, on which the Church requires such a measure of Abstinence as is more especially suite to Extraordinary Acts and Exercises of Devotion.
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 Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 13, and December 13.
III. All the Fridays in the Year, except Christmas Day, and The Epiphany,
        or any Friday which may intervene between these feasts.


Days of Solemn Supplication.
The three Rogation Days, being the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Holy Thursday, or the Ascension of our Lord.



 
TABLES OF PRECEDENCE.

The Holy Days following have precedence over any other Sunday or Holy Day:

The Sundays in Advent
Christmas Day
The Epiphany
Septuagesima Sunday
Sexagesima Sunday
Quinquagesima Sunday
Ash Wednesday

The Sundays in Lent
All the days of Holy Week
Easter Day; and the seven following days
Rogation Sunday
The Ascension Day; and the
    Sunday after Ascension Day
Whitsunday; and the six following days
Trinity Sunday

If any other Holy Day fall on any day noted in the preceding Table, the observance
of such Holy Day shall be transferred to the first convenient open day.

The following Holy Days have precedence of days not noted in the foregoing Table:

St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
The Holy Inocents
The Circumcision of Christ
The Conversion of St. Paul
The Purification of St. Mary the Virgin

St. John Baptist
All Feasts of Apostles or Evangelists
The Transfiguration of Christ
St. Michael and all Angels
All Saints

On these Holy Days the Collect, Epistle and Gospel for the Feast shall be used; but
on Sundays the Collect for the Feast shall be followed by the Collect for the Sunday.

 
Tables for finding Holy Days

TO FIND THE DATE OF EASTER DAY.

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 GoIden Numbers will need to be changed, as is hereafter expressed.

To find Easter Day, look in the first column of the Calendar, between 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 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 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.


A TABLE TO FIND THE DOMINICAL OR SUNDAY LETTER.

To find the Dominical or Sunday Letter, according to the Calendar, for any given Year of our Lord, look for the next preceding Hundredth Year in the lower part of this Table, and for the Remainder of the number of the Year in the upper part; and against the Hundredth Year, under the Remainder, you have the Sunday Letter.

NOTE, That in all Bissextile or Leap-years, the Letter under the number marked, with an asterisk is the Sunday Letter for the Months of January and February; and the Letter under the Number not so marked is the Sunday Letfer for the Remainder of the Year.

0*


















B

 0
 6
12*
17
23
28
34
40*
45
51
56
62
68*
73
79
84
90
96*

A
C
E
G

 1
 7
12
18
24*
29
35
40
46
52*
57
63
68
74
80*
85
91
96

G
B
D
F

 2
 8*
13
19
24
30
36*
41
47
52
58
64*
69
75
80
86
92*
97

F
A
C
E

 3
 8
14
20*
25
31
36
42
48*
53
59
64
70
76*
81
87
92
98

E
G
B
D

 4*
 9
15
20
26
32*
37
43
48
54
60*
65
71
76
82
88*
93
99

D
F
A
C

 4
10
16*
21
27
32
38
44*
49
55
60
66
72*
77
83
88
94


C
E
G
B

 5
11
16
22
28
33
39
44
50
56*
61
67
72
78
84*
89
95


B
D
F
A

Hundreds of Years            
1600     2000     2400     2800     3200    
1700     2100     2500     2900     3300    
1800     2200     2600     3000     3400    
1900     2300     2700     3100     3500    
etc.        



 
Tables for finding Holy Days

A TABLE OF THE MOVABLE FEASTS,

ACCORDING TO THE SEVERAL DAYS THAT EASTER CAN FALL UPON.


Easter
Day

March 22
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26
March 27
March 28
March 29
March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 11
April 12
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18
April 19
April 20
April 21
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 25

Sundays
after
Epiphany

1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
6
6
6
6

Septua-
gesima
Sunday

Jan. 18
Jan. 19
Jan. 20
Jan. 21
Jan. 22
Jan. 23
Jan. 24
Jan. 25
Jan. 26
Jan. 27
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Jan. 30
Jan. 31
Feb. 1
Feb. 2
Feb. 3
Feb. 4
Feb. 5
Feb. 6
Feb. 7
Feb. 8
Feb. 9
Feb. 10
Feb. 11
Feb. 12
Feb. 13
Feb. 14
Feb. 15
Feb. 16
Feb. 17
Feb. 18
Feb. 19
Feb. 20
Feb. 21

First
day of
Lent

Feb. 4
Feb. 5
Feb. 6
Feb. 7
Feb. 8
Feb. 9
Feb. 10
Feb. 11
Feb. 12
Feb. 13
Feb. 14
Feb. 15
Feb. 16
Feb. 17
Feb. 18
Feb. 19
Feb. 20
Feb. 21
Feb. 22
Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 25
Feb. 26
Feb. 27
Feb. 28
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10

Ascen-
sion
Day

April 30
May 1
May 2
May 3
May 4
May 5
May 6
May 7
May 8
May 9
May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 15
May 16
May 17
May 18
May 19
May 20
May 21
May 22
May 23
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31
June 1
June 2
June 3


Whit-
sunday

May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 15
May 16
May 17
May 18
May 19
May 20
May 21
May 22
May 23
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
June 5
June 6
June 7
June 8
June 9
June 10
June 11
June 12
June 13

Sundays
after
Trinity

27
27
27
27
27
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
22
22


Advent
Sunday

Nov. 29
Nov. 30
Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 3
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Nov. 30
Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 3
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Nov. 30
Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 3
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Nov. 30
Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 3
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Nov. 30
Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 3
Nov. 27
Nov. 28

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.



 
Tables for finding Holy Days

GENERAL TABLES

FOR FINDING THE DOMINICAL OR SUNDAY LETTER, AND THE PLACES
OF THE GOLDEN NUMBERS IN THE CALENDAR.

TABLE I.

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.

NOTE, That in all-Bissextile or Leap-years, the Letter found as above will be the Sunday Letter from the first Day of March inclusive, to the End of the Year.

TABLE I.
6 5 4 3 2 1 0
B C D E F G A
        1600 1700 1800
1900            
2000 2100 2200 2300      
      2400 2500 2600 2700
            2800
2900 3000 3100        
    3200 3300 3400 3500  
          3600 3700
3800 3900          
  4000 4100 4200 4300    
        4400 4500 4600
4700            
4800 4900 5000 etc.      


TABLE II.

To find the Days to which the Golden Numbers ought to be prefixed in the Calendar in any given Year of our Lord, consisting of entire Hundred Years, and in all the intermediate Years betwixt that and the next Hundredth Year-following, look in the first column of this Table for the given Year, consisting of entire Hundreds; and against it, under each Golden Number, you will find the Day of the Month to which that Golden Number ought to be prefixed in the Calendar, during that period of One Hundred Years: and if the number of be Day be greater than 20, it is a Day of March; but if it be less than 20, it is a Day of April.

The asterisk, affixed to certain Hundredth Years,denotets those Years which are stilI to be accounted Bissextile or Leap-years in the new Calendar; whereas all the other Hundredth Years are to be accounted only common Years.

TABLE II.
  THE GOLDEN NUMBERS.

Years of our Lord
1600*
1700, 1800
1900, 2000*, 2100

2200, 2400*
2300, 2500
2600, 2700, 2800*

2900, 3000
3100, 3200*, 3300
3400, 3600*

3500, 3700
3800, 3900, 4000*
4100

4200, 4300, 4400*
4500, 4600
4700, 4800*, 4900

5000, 5200*
5100, 5300
5400, 5500, 5600*

5700, 5800
5900, 6000*, 6100
6200, 6400

6300, 6500
6600, 6800*
6700, 6900

7000, 7100, 7200*
7300, 7400
7500, 7600*, 7700

7800, 8000*
7900, 8100
8200, 8300, 8400*

1

12
13
14

15
16
17

18
18
21

22
23
24

25
26
27

28
29
30

31
1
2

3
4
5

6
7
8

9
10
11

2

1
2
3

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

13
14
15

16
17
18

18
21
22

23
24
25

26
27
28

29
30
31

3

21
22
23

24
25
26

27
28
29

30
31
1

2
3
4

5
6
7

8
9
10

11
12
13

14
15
16

17
18
18

4

9
10
11

12
13
14

15
16
17

18
18
21

22
23
24

25
26
27

28
29
30

31
1
2

3
4
5

6
7
8

5

29
30
31

1
2
3

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

13
14
15

16
17
18

18
21
22

23
24
25

26
27
28

6

17
18
18

21
22
23

24
25
26

27
28
29

30
31
1

2
3
4

5
6
7

8
9
10

11
12
13

14
15
16

7

6
7
8

9
10
11

12
13
14

15
16
17

18
18
21

22
23
24

25
26
27

28
29
30

31
1
2

3
4
5

8

26
27
28

29
30
31

1
2
3

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

13
14
15

16
17
18

18
21
22

23
24
25

9

14
15
16

17
18
18

21
22
23

24
25
26

27
28
29

30
31
1

2
3
4

5
6
7

8
9
10

11
12
13

10

3
4
5

6
7
8

9
10
11

12
13
14

15
16
17

18
18
21

22
23
24

25
26
27

28
29
30

31
1
2

11

23
24
25

26
27
28

29
30
31

1
2
3

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

13
14
15

16
17
18

18
21
22

12

11
12
13

14
15
16

17
17
18

21
22
23

24
25
26

27
28
29

30
31
1

2
3
4

5
6
7

8
9
10

13

31
1
2

3
4
5

6
7
8

9
10
11

12
13
14

15
16
17

17
18
21

22
23
24

25
26
27

28
29
30

14

18
21
22

23
24
25

26
27
28

29
30
31

1
2
3

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

13
14
15

16
17
17

15

8
9
10

11
12
13

14
15
16

17
17
18

21
22
23

24
25
26

27
28
29

30
31
1

2
3
4

5
6
7

16

28
29
30

31
1
2

3
4
5

6
7
8

9
10
11

12
13
14

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16
17

17
18
21

22
23
24

25
26
27

17

16
17
17

18
21
22

23
24
25

26
27
28

29
30
31

1
2
3

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

13
14
15

18

5
6
7

8
9
10

11
12
13

14
15
16

17
17
18

21
22
23

24
25
26

27
28
29

30
31
1

2
3
4

19

25
26
27

28
29
30

31
1
2

3
4
5

6
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8

9
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11

12
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